• News for Education, Safety and Training

    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   In our age of Roomba’s and robot chefs, some things are still not ‘automatic’ with a contractor’s licensing paperwork. When you add one and one you don’t always equal two in this interpretation of contractor regulation. Go figure, it’s kind of a ‘trade’ off… Q:  My husband and I started a company approximately two years ago.  The way we set ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Objective: To assure that all personnel can recognize common types of aerial lifts and elevated platforms, and are familiar with their minimum safety requirements.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish Safety & Training Shorts provided by George Petersen Insurance Agency, the proud broker of the Marin Builders ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    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. All pictograms will be a diamond on a point with a red border and a black image associated with the hazard in the ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Newsletter, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training
    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Back to the future as we remind an aspiring applicant to ‘just say no,’ until the license is in his pocket! Let me ‘translate’ this because it may be foreign to you, but it’s an English-only contractor’s exam, and another contractor makes an interesting point but his reasoning doesn’t hold ‘water’…   Q:  I recently purchased a painting ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    By: David Molinari In the construction industry, payments come slowly.  Prompt payment laws exist in some form nationwide and can vary from state to state.  These laws serve to create timelines for when payments must be made and institute interest penalties for late payments.  In California, the contractors are armed with Civil Code 8800 et al. California’s Prompt Payment Act.  The Prompt ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Human Interest, Advocacy and Legislation, Education, Safety and Training, Economic, Papers/Research, Community
    Monday, September 30, 2019
    Power tools can be very dangerous when used improperly. Cuts, punctures, electric shock, and burns are common consequences of accidents involving these tools. Always exercise caution when working with or around power tools.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish Safety & Training Shorts provided by George Petersen ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program
    Monday, September 23, 2019
    Many 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 more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Speak up, it’s your opportunity for input, because contractors have their cards on the ‘table’. Another contractor has gotten the ‘cart before the horse’ so to speak, while a license applicant will have to delay his travel plan until he’s told ‘when’ to get moving…   Q:  Do you know if there is a data table of licensed contractor’s that is ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    Stay up to date with everything your Marin Builders membership offers you! On the first Thursday of every month, from 8:30-9:30 am our Membership Director, Christine Puccini will hold open office hours for ANY/ALL members. (Please check the event calendar or call the office to confirm in case the regular date has been changed due to vacation or illness.)  No RSVP needed – just drop by our office, ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Friday, June 21, 2019
    Inspiration. Expertise. Professionals. 500+ Local Resources for your Home. The most recognized and respected name in local Building meets the most recognized and respected name in local News. Marin Builders Association is back, with help from Marin Independent Journal and San Rafael based design studio, And Them, with the latest edition of the incomparable go-to resource guide for homeowners in ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Click the links below to view a current list of Tax Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at paula@marinbuilders.com.01.11.19 ​01.18.19 ​01.25.19 ​02.01.19 ​02.08.19 ​02.22.19 ​03.01.19 ​03.15.19 ​03.22.19 ​03.29.19 ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training, Tax Liens and Completions
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Introducing the North Bay Construction Corps Class of MarinSponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program places over 20 well trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.Cohorts begin in January and conclude in June with a 2 week bootcamp and hiring event. If you have ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Economic, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS
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