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Convention goers at the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando will have an opportunity to attend meetings of NAHB's Construction Safety & Health Committee, informative educational sessions and the sixth annual Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE) awards reception.
Industry experts will present educational sessions on simplifying complex regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, preparing for an OSHA inspection and saving money by providing worker protection against the four most common hazards on the construction site.
Also featured at this year’s IBS, the Safety Award For Excellence reception is being held at the Peabody Orlando hotel. Winners will be recognized during this special event, with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and the awards ceremony beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m.
The NAHB’s Construction Safety & Health Committee and Subcommittee will both be meeting:
Monday, Feb. 6
- Construction Safety Training, Education & Research Subcommittee Meeting
West 224 C
Tuesday, Feb. 7
- Full Construction Safety & Health Committee Meeting
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
During three 90-minute sessions, show attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions related to OSHA regulations and compliance:
Thursday, Feb. 9
- “Comply with Changes to OSHA’s Fall Protection Regulation”
West 304 E
Speaker: Matt Murphy, president of SEE, Inc.
The session will focus on safe work practices to protect workers from fall hazards, which continue to be the leading cause of serious injuries and fatalities in the residential construction industry. Also discussed will be how OSHA’s new Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction, which took effect on June 16, is changing how builders, contractors and subcontractors comply with the agency’s fall protection regulations.
- “Preparing for an OSHA Inspection”
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
West 304 G-H
Speaker: James L. Curtis, partner with Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
At a time when OSHA is increasing its enforcement actions on home building sites throughout the country, this session will look at how to handle an inspection and prepare for any citations that might be issued. Also discussed will be updates in the law, changes in enforcement under the Obama Administration and OSHA issues at multi-employer job sites.
Friday, February 10
- “Save Money by Protecting Against the ‘Big Four’ Safety Hazards”
West 304 E
Speakers: Ron Adams and Sean Purcell, Builders Mutual Insurance Company’s director of risk management and Eastern regional manager of risk management, respectively
Participants in this session will learn about OSHA’s “Big Four” construction hazards — struck-by, caught in or between, falls and electrical hazards — which are responsible for 90% of all construction fatalities and caused 1,101 fatalities between 2003 and 2006 alone. The presentation will help employers take a proactive approach to recognizing these hazards and understanding effective controls to minimize them. Complying with OSHA's Subpart M fall protection regulations in a cost-effective and feasible manner will be highlighted.
For more information, email Marcus Odorizzi at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8590.
The video provides an overview of the key safety issues that residential builders and workers need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries.
Based on the NAHB-OSHA Jobsite Safety Handbook, this DVD is intended to be used as part of an essential residential construction safety-training program and includes two 20-minute videos on one DVD.
To view or purchase this DVD online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.