• News for Education, Safety and Training

    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    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: E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Process. It seems life is about learning the process. For contractors dealing with complex rules and interpretations of regulations that’s a high-level learning curve! That’s why expert assistance is always helpful when it’s your turn to learn. Process this…   Q:  As you know, you very recently submitted an application for our company to ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Thanks to Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, High Schoolers Explore Construction Career Paths in Industry-Led Program  High school seniors from across Marin are convening at Terra Linda High School's Auto Shop for the North Bay Construction Corps' inaugural Class of Marin, which launched earlier this month. The five-month training program is introducing 24 seniors - eight of which are from SRCS - ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Green Building - Sustainability, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    There are some general rules that apply to almost all hammers and other striking tools. Never use a striking tool for any purpose other than that for which it was intended. Never use a striking tool with a loose or damaged handle or with a mushroomed head or dull cutting edge. Conditions vary, but it can never hurt to wear goggles when using striking tools. Some other rules that apply ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Papers/Research, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Some things may sound the same in contractor’s licensing, but the reality depends on your ‘state’ of mind. Another contractor working over a border gets a choice in ‘one from column A, or one from column B’ in order to be legally licensed, and oh yeah, there’s one more thing for assisting this last contractor…   Q:  I have a customer ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, February 04, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   With lots of rebuilding commercial and residential properties in fire-damaged areas across our state contractors from elsewhere are coming West. Others are adding to their opportunities with new classes, new entities and lots of ‘qualified’ help is needed   Q:  We are going to be adding a classification to our license.  We will be using the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Objective: To provide an overview of cold stress factors, preventive measures, symptoms, and first aid. Weather can often be unpredictable and extreme. Freezing temperatures can create serious health problems, collectively called cold stress.Cold Stress Factors                               Freezing or near-freezing weatherStrong windsBeing wetWorking for long periods in extreme coldWorking in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Papers/Research
    Friday, January 25, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Some questions ‘generally’ take longer to ask or explain than others! So, let’s start there. I will also lend a ‘hand’ on a fingerprinting problem and help ‘clean up’ a disaster-related issue on appropriate licensing in Paradise and other fire damaged communities…  Q:  If a company has a Responsible Managing Employee (RME) who holds the “A” ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Don’t take your ability to hear for granted. If you are not careful, you can lose your hearing. If you are exposed to very loud noise or moderately loud noise for an extended period, you must take some form of hearing protection precautions.When must hearing protection be provided and worn?The “Best Practices” approach to hearing protection requires that whenever a worker’s noise exposure is at ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Human Interest, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research
    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, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest
    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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