September 3, 2008
Apply for NAHB SAFE Award by Oct. 13

Applications for the 2008 NAHB Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE), which provides recognition for home builders who develop outstanding work-site safety programs, are due by Oct. 13. Awards will be made in a variety of categories. For an online application and to learn more about the requirements and award categories, visit

The award honors the achievements of builders and trade contractors who have developed and implemented high-quality construction safety programs, as well as those government officials and NAHB-affiliated associations who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the home building industry. Last year, 14 companies were cited for their safety achievements.

“The home builders and housing industry professionals who have received SAFE awards during the past two programs are an outstanding representation of the commitment to safe behavior and safety education practiced by NAHB members across the country,” said Buck Roberts, president of A.B. Roberts Construction Company in Anderson, S.C., and chairman of NAHB’s Construction Safety and Health Committee. “We look forward to recognizing many more safety best practices in Las Vegas in January in the 2008 SAFE awards.”

NAHB member companies in good standing that build residential homes or town homes using light construction methods can apply for a SAFE award. Specialty trade contractors, remodelers and light commercial and multifamily builders, as well as NAHB-affiliated associations and federal or state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials who have been nominated by an NAHB member or association, are also welcome to apply.

Award winners will be recognized during a breakfast ceremony on Jan. 20 during the 2009 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Winners will receive an award and coverage in this publication.

NAHB is seeking companies to become sponsors for this safety awards program. For sponsorship information, click here or contact Andy Flank at NAHB at or (800) 368-5242, ext. 8059.

NAHB provides members and others in the residential construction industry — including non-English and limited English-speaking employees and trade contractors — with information, guidance and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety.

A variety of safety resources and guidebooks, including the NAHB-OSHA Jobsite Safety Handbook: English-Spanish Edition, are available for purchase through

For more information on the SAFE Awards Program, visit contact Lindsay Cather at NAHB at lcather@nahb.comor (800) 368-5242, ext. 8163.

Source: NAHB’s Nation’s Building News, August 25, 2008

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