Industry Indices March 2020

July 21st, 2021 by Nathan Hobbs

Safety

Top 10 OSHA Violations

Among the 29,922 Citations by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), from October 2018 through September 2019*, description/citations for workplace violations involved:

1. Duty to have fall protection: with 6,784
2. General requirements: 3,145
3. Ladders: 2,712
4. Training requirements: 2,026
5. Eye and face protection: 1,599
6. General safety and health provisions: 1,022
7. Head protection: 952
8. Specific excavation requirements: 804
9. Ariel lifts: 767
10. Fall protection systems criteria and practices: 725

*Statistics provided as of January 23, 2020

Remodeling Market Index

The Remodeling Market Index survey asks remodeling professionals to rate various aspects of the remodeling market as higher or lower than three months prior. Each question is measured on a scale of 0 to 100, with any measure over 50 indicating that more remodelers view market conditions as higher than the previous quarter. Results are seasonally adjusted.

Trends

Getting Green

1/3 or more of single-family builders and multifamily builders/remodelers report doing 50% or more of their projects as “green”

Among those:

• 68% say it’s simply the “right thing to do”
• 47% say they’re doing it to create healthier homes
• 42% say it’s about reputation

Use of Windows Exceeding Code-Mandated Performance

• All Builders/Remodelers: 62%
• Among those doing 50% or more green projects: 75%

Source: “2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief,” among 1,163 unique respondents, Dodge Data & Analytics, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

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