Do the people who labor to build homes have needed skills and safe working environments?
Homebuilders pride themselves on the skill of their staff - the men and women who actually build America's homes. From the lone craftsperson who builds one house a year to the teams of workers who put whole subdivisions in place, all of these hard-working people deserve a decent and safe workplace. The fatality rate for construction workers in all building sectors is three times the average of other industries.
PATH is helping find cost-effective and straightforward ways to reduce on site dangers for the homebuilding labor force. PATH's vision includes a goal for decreasing the number of residential construction work illnesses and injuries by at least 20% in the next decade. In combination with PATH partners and the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), PATH hopes to develop sound practices for improving the working conditions and skill levels of builders nationwide.
Implementing a Quality Assurance System: A Trade Contractor Case Study November 2001
Labor Shortages and Productivity in the Home Building Industry: Background Paper and Results from the 1998 Building Industry Technology Roundtable
Manufactured Home Installation Training Manual
Model Guidelines for Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Engineered Panelized Walls January 2002
Prescriptive Method for Connecting Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Insulating Concrete Form Walls in Residential Construction February 2003
Prescriptive Method for Insulating Concrete Forms in Residential Construction May 1998
Protocol for Assessment of Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) Technology
Quality Assurance System for Wood Framing Contractors December 2000
Content updated on 10/29/2004