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NAHB Launches New Campaign to Raise Safety Awareness Among Home Builders, Remodelers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) launched Safety 365, a new member and public awareness campaign designed to ensure that building industry professionals have the information and resources to help keep construction workers safe and help minimize accidents, injuries and deaths. The initiative is designed to make construction safety a priority, every day, 365 days a year.

“Our members realize the importance of jobsite safety because we know that our employees have families to return home to. We want to keep these workers safe from accidents and injuries,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a home builder and developer from La Place, La. “Safety 365 is an important initiative that will keep these efforts at the forefront of our industry.”

The campaign is a joint effort of the NAHB Construction Safety Committee and Builders Mutual Insurance Co., which has supported NAHB’s workplace safety efforts since it worked with the association in 2006 to launch the SAFE awards, NAHB’s popular annual program honoring workplace safety efforts and highlighting innovative products and solutions.

Through posts on NAHBNow, the association’s blog; newsletter stories; tweets and other efforts, the Safety 365 campaign will highlight a different aspect of construction workplace safety each month and also promote safety off the job, including materials to help keep home owners safe when they’re working on DIY projects.

“Builders Mutual is thrilled to be a part of such a critical initiative that looks to protect the health and well-being of the employees that build the American dream each and every day,” said Mike Gerber, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Builders Mutual Insurance Co. “If the building industry continues to work together to raise the awareness of safety on the job-site, then home builders and their employees are better positioned for long-term success.”

The campaign will align with NAHB’s vast array of educational resources, safety training materials, and news updates to help educate employers and workers on the various safety and health hazards the industry faces on the jobsite, and to better understand and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.

Elizabeth Thompson