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Applications are now available for the 2010 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE) — which recognizes home builders and contractors who have developed and implemented high quality, work-site safety programs, and also honors government officials and NAHB-affiliated associations who work to advance safety in the home building industry.
NAHB member companies in good standing that build residential homes or town homes using light construction methods can apply for an award. Specialty trade contractors, remodelers and light commercial and multifamily builders, as well as NAHB-affiliated associations and federal or state occupational safety and health officials who have been nominated by an NAHB member or association, are also welcome to apply.
Award categories include Safety Program of the Year for single-family builders, remodelers, specialty trade contractors, multifamily builders and more.
For a detailed list of categories, requirements and an online nomination form, visit www.nahb.org/SAFE.
Applications are due by Nov. 15.
In 2009, 13 companies and individuals were honored for their safety achievements. Read about them by clicking here.
In an effort to increase job site safety and reduce the chance of job related accidents, NAHB has produced the “Fall Protection Video, English-Spanish” and “NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook, English-Spanish.”
Both are available through BuilderBooks.com.
The 30-minute “Fall Protection Video, English-Spanish” can be used by builders to train workers to use safe work practices that eliminate fall hazards and comply with OSHA fall-protection standards.
The “NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook, English-Spanish” provides guidelines for creating a written fall-protection plan and identifying safe work practices that can prevent costly accidents and injuries. Written with clear text, photographs and illustrations, the book serves as a user-friendly resource for promoting safety on any job site.
To purchase the handbook and video online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.