December 21, 2010
Donna Shirey

NAHB Remodelers Chair
Issaquah, Wash. 
Association News
NAHB Receives Grant, Seeks Fall Protection Training Host Sites

In conjunction with the NAHB Research Center, NAHB is seeking affiliated state and local home builders associations to host an in-person training program on fall protection in the residential construction industry.  The training is funded through a grant provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

The training sessions are an aopportunity for remodeling companies to demonstrate their committment to safety, and work more safely in the future.

Aimed at small- to medium-sized builders, remodelers, trade contractors, supervisors and workers, the 4 1/2-hour seminar focuses on identifying fall hazards in residential construction, as well as providing student attendees an understanding of the OSHA fall protection regulations and safe work practices to prevent fall-related injuries and deaths.

The seminar will teach participants how to:

§  Recognize the most common fall hazards on residential jobsites

§  Use safe work practices to reduce the risk of injuries

§  Comply with OSHA fall protection regulations that apply to the home building industry

Each participant will receive:

§  NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook

§  NAHB Fall Protection Video

§  NAHB-OSHA Scaffold Safety Handbook

§  NAHB Scaffold Safety Video

§  Other valuable safety and health materials

The training will begin in January and will be held at sites across the country. Local and state HBAs that are interested in hosting a fall protection training seminar can find out more about the
guidelines for hosting, as well as more information on the program at

For more information, e-mail Tonia Green at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8163; or contact Marcus Odorizzi, x8590.

National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street, Washington, DC 20005-2800

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