OSHA was ordered by the U.S. Court of Appeals to develop a proposed rule for hexavalent chromium by Oct. 4 and it must finalize its standard by Jan. 18, 2006.
Some trade unions are lobbying to have cement included in the regulation, but NAHB will remain engaged in the rulemaking process until a final standard is issued.
For more information, e-mail George Middleton, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8590.
NAHB Alliance With OSHA on Safety
NAHB has been working with OSHA to provide its members and others in the residential construction industry with information, training opportunities and guidance that will help them protect the health and safety of their employees. To learn more about this comprehensive alliance, click here.
For information on the many OSHA standards that apply to the residential construction industry, hazards in home building and their solutions, and developing and implementing a safety program, click here.
For publications on safety and OSHA available from BuilderBooks.com, click here. Included among these titles is NAHB and OSHA's "Construction Safety Program Manual," which is a practical guide to designing a comprehensive safety program.
For further information, e-mail Rob Matuga at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8507.