• News for Education, Safety and Training

    Thursday, February 27, 2020
     By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. There is no ‘blanket’ answer to cover all the rules as some contractors are ‘exceptional’ as we learn from our first inquiry. I will also dig deep into a question on ‘splitting off’ a special class in ‘general’ terms and I have a happy surprise for a stressed-out question involving a list of license classes that sounds like a quarterback’s ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    Take protective measures when there is a chance of falling or moving objects. Falling or moving objects disable more than 260,000 workers a year. Of every 100 workers hurt, 14 are struck by something falling or moving. Wearing the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help workers avoid this kind of accident. In order to determine the appropriate PPE, complete a Hazard Assessment for all ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, Cornerstone Partner News, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    Proactive preventive safety measures:Safely covering an opening with a piece of plywood requires more than placing the material over the hole.The hole should be covered and secured with a cover large and rigid enough to prevent failure and movement.Holes should be marked with danger warnings.Every employee on the job should be warned about the hazard.Never leave an opening uncovered or ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, E- Communication - Toolkit Program
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   There’s no changing the name, even to protect the innocent, when it comes to contractor’s advertising. Another license applicant learns ‘that was then, and this is now’ in seeking a place for the license exam, and a question from the frozen north gets a ‘chilly’ response…   Q:  We have hundreds of work trucks throughout California and the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    Objective: To promote awareness of the potential for carbon monoxide to be produced by heaters and generators Heaters and generators that use organic materials for fuel, such as natural gas or propane, can emit carbon monoxide (CO) if the heater or generator is not working properly or not properly tuned up, allowing for incomplete combustion. CO is a chemical asphyxiant: it takes the place of ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Cornerstone Partner News, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    Objective: To explain the importance of housekeeping in preventing slips, trips, and falls and to give an overview of housekeeping principles, including spill response. Housekeeping is one of the most important practices for preventing slips, trips, and falls. Obstacles and clutter are a major cause of trips, and floor wetness and contaminants are major causes of slips.Click here to download the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, Cornerstone Partner News, General News Article, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Papers/Research, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    High school seniors pursuing a college, university or trade school education are eligible to apply for a scholarship award.  While we emphasize the need for trained professionals in the construction industry, scholarship applicants may choose an advanced course of education in any field. Though the Selection Committee may view academic achievement as an accomplishment, it is not the basis for ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Thursday, January 30, 2020
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Does experience gained with a foreign ‘accent’ count here at home? My expert second opinion rights an inadvertent ‘wrong’ and helps prevent another mistake. While some questions are easy to learn from, sometimes more information or space to answer may be required so I always welcome your call or call back! …   Q:  I currently live in Spain, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Thursday, January 30, 2020
    On Friday night, over 260 members and supporters celebrated our commitment to education, scholarships, workforce development, and community at the 2020 Marin Builders Association Crab Fest. Special thanks to the Event Sponsors that made it a true celebration: Ghilotti Construction Company, Ghilotti Bros., Inc., Jackson's Hardware, Miele, Ferguson, Alten Construction , Inc., Cal-West Rentals, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Event Related, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, January 10, 2020
      San Rafael, CA (January 9, 2020) – The Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation has made a $300,000 commitment to the Career Technical Education Foundation and Marin Builders Association to support expansion of a successful local youth training program called the North Bay Construction Corps (NBCC).                                 The North Bay Construction Corps, launched in Sonoma County in 2017 ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    This week, two construction education programs supported by the Marin Builders Association will begin new classes with over 50 total students exploring the benefits of construction and the built environment as a career path.Your membership support of the Marin Builders Association helps to make these programs possible. Thank you! If you would like more information about how you can help these ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Press Release, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, January 01, 2020
    North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. 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 boot camp. Students will then ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training
    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
    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Construction Training Program Tackles Shortage in Building Industry     In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association has again partnered with College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and CareerPoint Marin to bring construction training and job opportunities to students Marin.    The Education to Career (e2c) construction training program ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
  • Upcoming Events

     
  • Newsletter Sign-Up

    Stay up-to-date on timely news, events, happenings, and more.

/*--to color bullets--*/