Washington, D.C. -- The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in partnership with the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) received a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The grant will allow NAHB and JSI to continue offering the Fall Prevention in Residential Construction course at no cost to NAHB members.
The grant was given as part of the Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants which are designed to provide education and training programs to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, implement injury prevention measures and understand their rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
JSI will continue to offer the fall prevention training course to NAHB's federation of home builders associations across the country. The training will reach more than 600 employers and workers in the residential construction industry and will be offered in both English and Spanish.
"NAHB has a strong commitment to jobsite safety, and we are grateful that this grant allows us to continue offering NAHB members this important safety course at no cost to them," said Bob Hanbury, chairman of NAHB's Construction Safety and Health Committee.
J. Gary Hill, executive director of JSI, added, "Improving construction safety and protecting lives is our top priority. We appreciate the support of OSHA in allowing us to continue reaching a wide audience in the residential construction industry with our important safety courses."
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