News for Cornerstone Partner NewsThursday, March 02, 2023Objective: To give an overview of fixed guards and safeguarding devices Guards are barriers that protect workers from dangerous moving parts by preventing the entry of their body or clothing into the machine. Fixed guards are the preferred control method as they are a permanent fixture and do not depend on moving parts. Further safeguarding devices may also be necessary.Click here to download ...read moreCategories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, SafetyWednesday, March 01, 2023Unplug and UnwindHow would you feel about spending 24 hours away from your electronic devices? The National Day of Unplugging (NDU), observed every first weekend in March, has a message for us: Consider living an entire day, from sundown to sundown on March 3 to 4, without the static of technology. Computers, smartphones, smart TVs and video games are integral to our lives. A typical American ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press ReleaseWednesday, February 22, 2023Objective: To promote awareness of the basic principles of defensive driving The best way for a driver to assure their safety and the safety of their passengers and cargo is to practice defensive driving tactics at all times.Three Elements of Safe Driving These three elements serve as the foundation for defensive driving practices: Driver readinessVehicle conditionProper attitudeClick here to ...read moreCategories: Cornerstone Partner News, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News, Safety, Member NewsTuesday, February 07, 2023JEANNE M. HARRISON Associate, Nashville T: 615.281.6973 E: email@example.com Published: January 27, 2023 Construction accidents can cause significant personal injury or death, property damage, job delays, and increased costs. As a result, it is imperative that owners and contractors continuously monitor and manage potential safety concerns on construction job sites with the ...read moreCategories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsWednesday, January 25, 2023Many chemicals, such as acids and bases, are corrosive and can easily damage employees’ skin and eyes. The severity of damage depends on how strong the chemical is, how long contact is maintained, and what actions are taken after contact is made. The first 10 – 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance are critical. Delaying treatment may cause serious injury. Eye wash stations and safety ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Member News, Business Tips, Safety, Cornerstone Partner News, Construction Education & TrainingTuesday, December 06, 2022A 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 moreCategories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association NewsMonday, August 22, 2022Free 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 (Medigap) ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Community, Marin Builders Association 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 News
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