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    Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    A new law will require almost all contractors in California to carry workers’ compensation coverage, regardless of if they have employees or not. According to the author of the bill, State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) the new law was necessary due to the tendency of many small contractors to claim they have no employees, when in fact they regularly hire day laborers or undocumented workers. Since a ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News
    Thursday, December 01, 2022
    Aspirin 101Aspirin was invented more than a century ago. While this famous drug derived from willow bark has been replaced by acetaminophen and other medications as the preferred treatment for pain and inflammation, it remains the most widely used drug globally. Because aspirin thins blood, a low-dose (81 milligrams) can help prevent strokes and heart attacks by stopping blood clots from forming ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    It is easy to underestimate the dangerous potential of electricity because its use is so common. However, electricity can cause burns, shocks, and electrocution. These hazards must be considered when working with equipment powered by electricity, working with electrical systems, or repairing broken energized equipment. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Business Tips, Builders Corner, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    Pictograms were developed to simplify hazard communication on chemical container labels and safety data sheets (SDSs), regardless of manufacturer or country of origin. The pictograms are based on images and symbols employees throughout the world would recognize and understand.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    Nearly all the workers’ compensation dual-wage class codes for the construction sector have increased as of Sept. 1, 2022. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara approved the recommendation by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) of California to increase the wage thresholds for high-wage workers.WHAT ARE DUAL-WAGE THRESHOLDS Dual-wage thresholds divide high and low-wage ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News
    Monday, August 22, 2022
    NEW! Free Member Resource for Navigating the Medicare Maze Most people become eligible for Medicare at age 65. Medicare is the government run health insurance for people age 65 and older, younger people with disabilities, and people with End Stage Renal Disease. Medicare can look like a complicated maze of choices, between Medicare Parts A–D, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Supplement ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Community, Member News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    Top insurance brokers, No. 10: Alliant Insurance Services Inc.BUSINESS INSURANCE Matthew Lerner July 12, 2022   2021 brokerage revenue: $2.61B Percent increase: 46.8% Robust organic growth, fueled by buoyant commercial lines pricing and employee recruitment, and the acquisition of a large personal lines agency enabled Alliant Insurance Services Inc. to break into the Business Insurance ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Tuesday, 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 more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
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