News for Construction Education & TrainingTuesday, June 28, 2022Objective: To assure that all personnel are familiar with the proper techniques for using, inspecting, and maintaining fire extinguishers. Unlike many workplace hazards, fire is a potential threat in nearly every industry and environment. This makes fire one of the most deadly workplace hazards, killing hundreds and injuring thousands on the job each year. When employees are properly trained to ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, SafetyWednesday, June 22, 2022Objective: To assure that employees understand the importance of safe following distances and how to maintain a safe distance. In the rush and anxiety of everyday driving, following distance is often sacrificed for getting somewhere faster. However, when you do not allow enough following distance, you not only put yourself at risk, you fail to save time and may cause further slowing of ...read moreCategories: Safety, Cornerstone Partner News, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsTuesday, June 14, 2022"Behavior Based Safety" (BBS) can have positive results when done correctly. In a successful BBS approach, everyone must be on the same page regarding the safe behaviors for all hazards present.To assure everyone is truly aware of the hazards and respective controls for each task, a simple process can be employed - Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs).JHAs provide a simple outline of the Critical Behaviors ...read moreCategories: Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsThursday, June 09, 2022Potlucks and buffets carry a high risk for foodborne illness because bacteria thrive in food that is left out for long periods of time at room temperature. The danger zone for bacterial growth is between 40° and 140°F. The maximum amount of time that food can stay in this range before becoming dangerous is two hours, and potlucks and buffets easily last longer. Sanitary practices, avoidance of ...read moreCategories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, SafetyThursday, June 09, 2022The Marin Builders Association is actively coordinating programs to help build a construction workforce pipeline here in Marin through our collaborative efforts with our community partners. We have access to a new group of candidates you might want to interview/hire. Recently, we received new graduate resumes from the North Bay Construction Corps – Marin Class (NBCC) and Education to Career ...read moreCategories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Press ReleaseMonday, June 06, 2022Workforce Alliance of the North Bay and Conservation Corps of the North Bay are recruiting crewmembers for our Ecology Corps Program! This eight-week, paid, work experience will empower our future workforce with job readiness skills in a fun, stimulating, and educational environment. Young Adults (ages 18-24) will complete daily conservation work at multiple public land worksites which can ...read moreCategories: Community, Green Building - Sustainability, Member News, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News, Press ReleaseWednesday, June 01, 2022Potential hazards of confined spaces:Toxic fumesOxygen deficiencyExplosive atmosphereExposure to hazardous energiesMoving machine partsEngulfment/entrapment Learn more about safety precautions when working in confined spaces by downloading the training shorts. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in SpanishSafety & ...read moreCategories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsTuesday, May 03, 2022Kendra Rodgers, a junior at Redwood High School, participated in the current ROP Construction Technology class. She was so inspired that she applied for and was accepted into the Women in Construction Management summer program at Colorado State University. Tom Eller, instructor, said, “I’m so very proud of her, she is so excited. I was happy to recommend Kendra for the program.” We are all ...read moreCategories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & TrainingMarin Builders Member, Steve Rule, Turner Construction Company Serving as President Elect for AGC CaliforniaMonday, March 21, 2022Adapted from an original LinkedIn post authored by Lisa Ballantyne, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction Company I March 16, 2022 Congratulations to Steve Rule of Turner Construction Company who is serving as the AGC of California President Elect for 2022! In his 35 years at Turner Construction Company he has helped build the SF Bay Area through multiple landmark projects including SFO ...read moreCategories: Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, Member News, Community, Press ReleaseThursday, December 23, 2021Changing careers is a big decision. You might have friends or family members who have concerns about making such a choice. In a lot of cases, people worry because they don’t understand the modern construction industry or the amazing things you can do in it. Here are five myths and facts about starting a career in construction.Myth 1: You Won’t Make Enough Money Fact: Like most industries, ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, CommunityThursday, November 11, 2021North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares young adults for internship positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle. Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the program helps ...read moreCategories: Community, Event Related, Press Release, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association NewsThursday, October 01, 2020Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Community, Construction Education & Training, Member News
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