Legislative

SBCA Executive Director, Kirk Grundahl will give an update on SBCA’s Fall Protection program as it relates to the most current OSHA guidelines. 

This month, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) added SBCA’s guidance as part of its Fall Protection Toolkit

In preparation for SBCA's membership drive leading up to BCMC in October, a list has been created to highlight  to component manufacturer and supplier members the value of being a member of the association. 

On July 25, 2013, The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) approved a recommendation calling on OSHA to adopt a combustible dust standard for general industry.

The new campaign differs from what NIOSH initiated a year ago, when it relied primarily on social media and email blasts. It has expanded the campaign’s outreach to municipalities’ planning and development departments, trade associations, and trade publications.

During this transition year, the IRS is encouraging employers and other reporting entities to voluntarily comply with the information reporting requirements (once the rules have been issued). 

Illinois is considering a building code change that would mandate sprinklers in all new residences, but homebuilders worry it could hamstring the already struggling construction industry.

President Barack Obama can expect mounting pressure to make new concessions on healthcare reform, especially the requirement that all Americans obtain insurance, after delaying penalties for businesses for the first year of his plan.

North Carolina will now adopt code revisions every six years, rather than every three, and will also limit the power of local governments to require inspections

Going forward, the Florida building code cannot mandate the installation of fire sprinklers for residential construction.