NAHB Hosts Construction Worker Stand Down

NAHB Hosts Construction Worker Stand Down

The National Association of Home Builders held its second worker stand down the week of Jan.. 10.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) hosted a second safety stand down for construction industry workers that lasted throughout the week of Jan. 10, according to Builder Magazine.

The rising number of COVID-19 cases served as motivation for this stand down. A stand down previously took place in April. The NAHB recommended that construction workers stop working for about 10 minutes so employers can reiterate safety protocols related to coronavirus.

“Builders and trade contractors should stress the importance of preventing the coronavirus spread by encouraging all workers to follow basic infection prevention measures, including: first and foremost, staying home if they are sick, wearing a face covering, using clean and safe restrooms and washing or sanitizing hands often, maintaining 6 feet between each worker and providing adequate fresh air and ventilation, especially when working in enclosed spaces,” said Robert Matuga, NAHB Assistant Vice President of labor, safety and health.

The NAHB reminded construction employers to keep other jobsite hazards in mind, such as fall protection and electrical safety, in addition to COVID-19. The association also advised employers participating in the stand down to incorporate three steps—prepare, cover the basics and hold the stand down.

The 7th iteration of OSHA’s annual stand down, which took place in September 2020, included construction workers and contractors as well.

About the Author

Nikki Johnson-Bolden is an Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.

Download Center

  • EHS Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - September 2021

    September 2021

    Featuring:

    • COMBUSTIBLE DUST
      Managing Combustible Dust and Risk Mitigation
    • PPE: CONSTRUCTION
      The Rising Popularity of Safety Helmets on the Jobsite
    • PPE: ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial
    • SAFETY & HEALTH
      Medical Surveillance Versus Medical Screening
    View This Issue