• News for Education, Safety and Training

    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Objective: To assure familiarity and understanding of common health hazards present in flooded areas. Floods are extremely dangerous to life and health, even in their aftermath. Everyone involved in response and recovery operations must be aware of the hazards they face.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish  
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Papers/Research, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   A ‘qualified’ answer for two brothers planning to ‘divide and conquer’ a license change. Time waits for no one but as the expert I know that ‘experience’ can ‘trump’ the calendar in a license application. Can’t leave our last contractor up in the air as he issues a call for help that began with an ‘SOS’ issue…Q:  I am applying to replace ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    As winter and colder weather approach, the use of portable heaters increases. Electric or gas heaters are very handy to supplement insufficient heat in offices, homes, and other areas; however, they can create hazards if not used properly. Without careful monitoring, heaters can create an electric shock hazard, burns to users, carbon monoxide poisoning, fires, or possibly even explosions.Click ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, E-Communication - Newsletter, Papers/Research
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Yes, we did, so no you don’t! Our second answer is here today but gone tomorrow. I ‘hazard’ another for contractors who may help restore or rebuild after disaster strikes, and our last one a real corporate road ‘trip’…  Q:  Your company recently assisted us with obtaining a Joint Venture (JV) license in California.  Are we required by the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    HOME OFFICE FIRE AND ELECTRICAL CONCERNS   When employees work from home, there is often little direction provided to support their safety.  Assure the following are reviewed before employees start working from the home office to reduce the hazards associated with fires and electricity.  Perhaps the greatest danger in the home is fire; not surprisingly, it represents an equal danger in the home ...read more
    Categories: Community, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   As we learn from our first contractor experience does have an expiration date. Disaster however knows no calendar, cares nothing about its victims and often opens doors to unscrupulous criminals who would victimize those already damaged by tragedy as they seek to recover and rebuild…  Q:  I worked for a Construction company many years ago ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about creating relationships with our clients. Read our new blog titled Why Hire a Licensed Architect? We understand it is complicated it is to build. Sometimes people dont realize that until they find themselves lost in the confusion of design revisions, zoning regulation and building code, contractors, and so on. A Licensed Architect is the only ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Marin Home Resource Guide, E-Communication - Advocacy, Fun Facts, Press Release, Education, Safety and Training, Permits
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Do attitudes matter? Attitudes have a great deal to do with how employees perform their daily tasks. Positive attitudes are conducive to safety performance and productivity, while negative attitudes can lead to accidents and injuries.  Negative attitudes: Certain attitudes towards safety can put people at risk.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Many of our neighbors to the north and south affected by the California wildfires are in need and in a state of limbo. Here's how you can help: Nonprofits that are seeking donations: American Red CrossCalifornia Community Foundations Wildfire Relief FundCalifornia Fire FoundationCaring ChoicesCommunity Action Agency of Butte CountyEnloe Medical CenterEntertainment Industry FoundationHelp ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, E-Communication - Advocacy, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Introducing the North Bay Construction Corps Class of MarinSponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program aims to place twenty 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.We are recruiting students now to take part in Marin's first class cohort beginning in January ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Economic, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    California's New Independent Contractor Test On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732, in which the Court adopted an extremely broad view of workers who will be deemed “employees” as opposed to “independent contractors” for purposes of claims alleging violations of California’s Wage Orders.  This ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about relationships with our clients. As professionals we have a responsibility to coach our clients about the architect's role and responsibility as well as the design and construction process. Cultivating an environment of education fosters trust, creates good communication, relieves frustration, and builds successful relationships with our clients. A ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide
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