OSHA and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have renewed their alliance for two more years to further occupational safety and health in the residential construction industry.

First launched in May 2003, the alliance places special emphasis on the industry's Spanish-speaking workforce and developing safety and health information for trade contractors.

Through the alliance, OSHA and NAHB are developing training and education programs and workshops on residential construction industry issues. The organizations are also planning a residential construction training program for OSHA staff. The program includes information on how houses are built and focuses on the four major construction hazards: falls, struck-by, caught-in between, and electrocution.