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Published on January 10, 2008

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OSHA Hispanic Taskforce:  OSHA Hispanic Taskforce August 24, 2004 Denver, CO Outline:  Outline Overview of the Home Building Industry Hispanics in Residential Construction NAHB Hispanic Safety Outreach What Is Residential Construction?:  What Is Residential Construction? Generally applies to single homes (detached single family) and townhomes (attached single family) Condominiums or apartments usually not included OSHA’s Definition of Residential Construction:  OSHA’s Definition of Residential Construction …where the working environment, materials, methods and procedures are essentially the same as those used in building a typical single-family home or townhouse. OSHA’s Definition of Residential Construction:  OSHA’s Definition of Residential Construction Residential construction is characterized by: Materials: Wood framing (not steel or concrete); wooden floor joists and roof structures. Methods: Traditional wood frame construction techniques. From: OSHA STD 03-00-001 - STD 3-0.1A Traditional Materials:  Traditional Materials Traditional Methods:  Traditional Methods Traditional Materials ?:  Traditional Materials ? Residential Construction Facts:  Residential Construction Facts Over 80% of NAHB members are “small businesses” NAHB members will build about 80% of the 1.8 million new homes in 2004 Value of of ALL construction put in place= $84 billion Residential construction accounts for nearly 50% of this amount or approximately $42 billion NAHB’s Membership:  NAHB’s Membership 215,000 Total NAHB Members 34% are Builders 66% are Associates How Many Homes Do Companies Build Each Year?:  How Many Homes Do Companies Build Each Year? NAHB Statistics:  NAHB Statistics 81% of the Single Family Builders build fewer than 25 Homes per Year Single Family Builders THREE MAJOR CATEGORIES::  Single Family Builders THREE MAJOR CATEGORIES: Custom Builders Small Volume Builders Production Builders Related Construction Activities:  Related Construction Activities Remodeling Land Development Commercial Construction Multifamily Development Hispanics In Residential Construction:  Hispanics In Residential Construction Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of residential construction labor force In some markets, Hispanics comprise 77% of the residential construction labor force Hispanics In Residential Construction:  Hispanics In Residential Construction Many diverse Latino groups: Mexicans (#1 group) Puerto Ricans Salvadorians Hondurans Guatemalans Even Colombians and Argentineans from South America Working in Many Trades CARPENTRY/FRAMING:  Working in Many Trades CARPENTRY/FRAMING Working in Many Trades PAINTERS:  Working in Many Trades PAINTERS Working in Many Trades PLUMBING:  Working in Many Trades PLUMBING Working in Many Trades INSULATION:  Working in Many Trades INSULATION Working in Many Trades CONCRETE FINISH WORK:  Working in Many Trades CONCRETE FINISH WORK Working in Many Trades DRYWALL:  Working in Many Trades DRYWALL Working in Many Trades LANDSCAPE FINISHING:  Working in Many Trades LANDSCAPE FINISHING Working in Many Trades MASONRY:  Working in Many Trades MASONRY Working in Many Trades CONCRETE FORM WORK:  Working in Many Trades CONCRETE FORM WORK Working in Many Trades HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR:  Working in Many Trades HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Working in Many Trades ROOFING:  Working in Many Trades ROOFING Working in Many Trades VINYL SIDING INSTALLATION:  Working in Many Trades VINYL SIDING INSTALLATION Working in Many Trades CLEANING:  Working in Many Trades CLEANING Working in Many Trades PUNCH OUT CARPENTRY:  Working in Many Trades PUNCH OUT CARPENTRY Working in Many Trades LABORER:  Working in Many Trades LABORER Issues:  Issues Communication issues: many don’t speak English (or even read Spanish) Lack of proper training Not enough training specialists who speak Spanish Lack of resources to attend training GC/Subcontractor(s) relationships (tiered) NAHB Hispanic Safety Outreach :  NAHB Hispanic Safety Outreach NAHB/OSHA Alliance Publications Training Video Future? Alliance:  Alliance Focusing on Hispanic outreach NAHB-OSHA Scaffold Safety Handbook Orientation video Hispanic safety summit in Orlando, FL Safety Orientation Video:  Safety Orientation Video Bi-Lingual Actor:  Bi-Lingual Actor English/Spanish Publications:  English/Spanish Publications NAHB-OSHA Scaffold Safety Handbook Covers types of scaffolding used in residential construction Written in plain language Distributed 2,800 this year English/Spanish Publications:  English/Spanish Publications NAHB-OSHA Jobsite Safety Handbook Covers key safety issues Identifies safe work practices Written in plain language Distributed 36,000 since 2002 English/Spanish Publications:  English/Spanish Publications Toolbox Safety Talks 52 talks specifically for residential construction Topics include: Electrical Fall protection Trenching/excavation PPE Tools HAZCOMM English/Spanish Publications:  English/Spanish Publications Jobsite Phrasebook Spanish translations and pronunciations Common jobsite phrases for the most heavily populated Hispanic construction fields English/Spanish Publications:  English/Spanish Publications Spanish In-A-Pinch: Construction Safety Unique pronunciation key Construction safety reminders Accident reporting Construction safety commands Emergency contact information Safety expressions Spanish Training:  Spanish Training Recognizing the “Big-4” Safety Hazards for the Home Building Industry Falls from elevations (e.g., floors, platforms, roofs), Struck-by (e.g., falling objects, vehicles), Caught-in/between (e.g., cave-ins, unguarded machinery), and Electrical shock (e.g., overhead power lines, power tools and cords) How to develop a company safety plan Spanish Training Video:  Spanish Training Video Orientation video Spanish speaking host Follows NAHB-OSHA Jobsite Safety Handbook Spanish Outreach:  Spanish Outreach 2004 & 2005 International Builders’ Show Protecting the Hispanic Worker Hispanic Workers, Safety and Your Companies Bottom Line NBN Online Articles El Nuevo Constructor Fall Protection with guardrails Scaffold Safety Obstacles:  Obstacles Safety and the uneven playing field Lack of bi-lingual trainers Translation of materials Piece work and hours worked Training: Lack of resources Subcontractors are tiered Cultural differences Communication Future Outreach Efforts FOCUSING ON “BIG-4” Hazards:  Future Outreach Efforts FOCUSING ON “BIG-4” Hazards Trenching Safety Handbook Fall Protection Handbook and video Scaffolding video Trenching video Construction Safety Resources:  Construction Safety Resources Director—Labor, Safety and Health Services Rob Matuga – (202) 266-8507 Senior Manager—Labor, Safety and Health Services George Middleton – (202) 266-8590 Questions or Comments?:  Questions or Comments?

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