Host Sites Sought for Fall Protection Seminars
Recognizing that construction can be a dangerous profession and that without adequate safety and health policies in place, job site injuries are inevitable, the NAHB Research Center has partnered with NAHB to develop a new fall protection training program for home builders and their employees and trade partners.
The partnership was made possible by a grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
From April through September, 40 classes will be conducted in 20 of the nation’s top home building markets. The Research Center will be offering the free, four-hour classes in English and Spanish to builders, trade contractors and other building professionals who are on construction sites daily and at risk of injury from hazards encountered there.
Falls are one of the top safety problems faced on construction job sites today. Attendees will benefit from instruction on fall prevention techniques specifically geared to the home building industry and will receive a student manual and fall protection video created by NAHB.
The Research Center is currently seeking production builders and local home builders associations to host the training seminars. Limited funds toward room and audiovisual rentals are available.
For more information, contact Shelton Cartwright, OSHA project manager, at 800-638-8556 x6232, or e-mail email@example.com.
NAHB Research Center staff will also be available to provide information at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando. The center’s booth is located in the West Building, Concourse A of the Orange County Convention Center.