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  • November 2005 November 2010: Through the OSHA and NAHB Alliance, NAHB conducted five "How to Build a House" seminars for OSHA, State Plan and On-site Consultation representatives from various regions. The seminar focuses on the new home construction process and addresses key residential construction worksite safety issues, such as fall protection. [More...]
  • August 31, 2010: Residential Construction Site Visit, Poolesville, Maryland. Through the OSHA and NAHB Alliance, 10 OSHA staff from the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and the Directorate of Construction participated on a residential construction site visit. The visit provided OSHA staff with a basic understanding of the language and typical sequence of new home construction; the typical materials and methods of residential construction; the personnel, process, techniques, and trade contractors involved in construction of a home; and the residential construction industry safety hazards and applicable safe work practices.
  • May 3, 2010: Rob Matuga, Assistant Vice President, NAHB, attended the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC. Then-Acting Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab, USDOL-OSHA; Christopher Patton, then-President, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE); and Andrew Cooper, Secretary, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE); provided brief remarks. The Kick-off also featured recognition of and a conversation with ASSE Kids' "Safety on the Job" poster winners and runner-ups. Sponsored annually by ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, CSSE, NAOSH week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • May 25-31, 2009: Spring 2009 National Association of Home Builders Board of Directors Meeting, Washington, DC.
    • May 28, 2009: Larry Liberatore, Director, Office of Small Business Assistance, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), USDOL-OSHA and Cathy Oliver, Director, Office of Partnerships and Recognition (OPR), DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; and Jim Boom, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OPR, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; gave a presentation entitled "OSHA Challenge, On-site Consultation, and Cooperative Programs" to residential construction industry executives and safety and health professionals.
  • May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
    • May 4, 2009: Rob Matuga, Director, Labor, Safety & Health Regulatory Affairs, NAHB, attended the NAOSH Week Kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC. Acting Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab, USDOL-OSHA; Warren Brown, President, ASSE; and Andrew Cooper, Secretary, CSSE; provided brief remarks. The Kick-off also featured an Alliance Program participant panel with presentations from Alliance Program participants American Heart Association, ASSE, Independent Electrical Contractors, and National Safety Council focusing on workplace safety and health issues.
  • January 19-23: 2009: 2009 International Builders Show, Las Vega, Nevada.
    • January 21-23, 2009: Veneta Chatmon, Exhibits and Meeting Specialist, Office of Communications, USDOL-OSHA; and OSHA Region IX, Nevada OSHA, and Nevada On-site Consultation staffed the OSHA exhibit booth at the 2009 International Builders Show.
    • January 21, 2009: Danezza Quintero, Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled, "OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety" to residential construction industry safety and health professionals.
  • September 19 - 26, 2008: National Safety Council 2008 Congress and Exposition, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.
    • September 24, 2008: Lee Anne Jillings, Deputy Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; Rob Matuga, Assistant Staff Vice President, Labor, Safety and Health Department, National Association of Homebuilders; and Ron Pilla, Vice President of Operations, Valcourt Building Services, Safety Chairperson, SWR Institute presented a technical session entitled "Safety and Health Resources - Tools for the Construction Industry."
  • May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Association of Home Builders and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
    • May 5, 2008: Representatives of the National Association of Home Builders attended the NAOSH Week Kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor. Then-Deputy Assistant Secretary Donald Shalhoub, USDOL-OSHA; and Michael Thompson, then-President, ASSE; were the keynote speakers. Mr. Shalhoub presented "Safety is Good Business" to OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health representatives.
  • April 21, 2008: Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign Kick-off, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York. U.S. Then-Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao kicked off the OSHA national 2008 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign during an appearance on NBC's TODAY show. In addition, the event on Rockefeller Plaza featured a presentation by then-Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. Representatives from Alliance Program participants, SkillsUSA, Independent Electrical Contractors and National Association of Home Builders, also attended the event which included SkillsUSA students demonstrating safe work practices for some of the most common tasks that teens may encounter in summer jobs. Sponsored by OSHA, the Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign is a multi-year project to increase awareness about workplace hazards and provide information about the hazards to young workers and their parents.
  • February 13-16, 2008: 2008 International Builders Show, Orlando, Florida.
    • Veneta Chatmon, Exhibits and Meeting Specialist, Office of Communications, USDOL-OSHA, staffed the OSHA exhibit booth at the 2008 International Builders Show.
  • May 6-12, 2007: 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2007 NAOSH Week; "All Modes of Transportation." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
    • May 7, 2007: Representatives of NAHB attended the NAOSH Week Kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA's former-Assistant Secretary, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., was the keynote speaker and presented "The Road to Safety" to OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health representatives.
  • February 7-10, 2007: The International Builders' Show, Orlando, Florida.
    • February 7-10, 2007: Veneta Chatmon, Exhibits and Meeting Specialist, Office of Communications, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an OSHA exhibit booth.
    • February 8, 2007: Steven Witt, then-Director, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, attended and participated in the NAHB Safety and Health Committee meeting.
  • February 4, 2007: NAHB Executive Board, Orlando, Florida.
    • February 4, 2007: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, spoke to 150 attendees about the OSHA Alliance Program and the activities of the OSHA/NAHB Alliance.
  • November 3-10, 2006: 2006 National Safety Congress & Expo, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.
    • November 8, 2006: Stew Burkhammer, then-Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA; and Rob Matuga, NAHB; spoke to 35 attendees about training products developed through the OSHA and NAHB Alliance in a workshop entitled, "Training for Residential Construction: OSHA & NAHB," during the National Safety Congress.
  • October 5, 2006: How to Build a House Seminar, Elyria, Ohio. Key residential construction worksite safety hazards were among topics presented to federal and state government representatives at a "How to Build a House" seminar at the North Coast Building Association in Elyria, Ohio. [More...]
  • May 26, 2006: How to Build a House Seminar, Indianapolis, Indiana. Key residential construction worksite safety hazards were among topics presented to state government representatives at a "How to Build a House" seminar at the Indiana Builders Association in Indianapolis, Indiana. [More...]
  • November 15, 2005: How to Build a House Seminar, Red Bank, New Jersey. Key residential construction worksite safety hazards were among many topics presented to federal government representatives at a "How to Build a House" seminar in Red Bank, New Jersey. [More...]
  • September 17-23, 2005: 2005 National Safety Congress & Expo, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.
    • September 22, 2005: Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; and Rob Matuga, NAHB; spoke to 20 attendees about training products developed through the Alliance Program with other Construction-related Alliances in a workshop entitled, "Construction Related Safety and Health Training," during the National Safety Congress.
  • November 4-6, 2004: NAHB State and Local Government Affairs Conference, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi.
    • November 5, 2004: Clyde Payne, Jackson Area Director, Rob Matuga, Director, Labor, Safety & Health Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Benny J. Pritchett, Home Builders Association of Alabama; and Leon Greaser, Member, Wichita Area Builders Association participated in a Construction Safety Breakout Session titled, "Construction Safety Resources You and Your Members Can Really Use." Mr. Payne and Mr. Matuga updated over 50 attendees on OSHA's Alliance Program, in particular the NAHB Alliance.
  • August 23-24, 2004: Hispanic Task Force Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
    • August 24, 2004: George Middleton, Program Manager, Labor, Safety & Health Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), gave a presentation to the Hispanic Task Force on NAHB's Hispanic outreach programs.
  • January 19-22, 2004: The International Builders' Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.