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    Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    A 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 more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News
    Friday, December 02, 2022
    Inflation. Lay offs. Viruses. This is all “bad,” right? Well…that depends on which part of your brain is running the show. Humans are wired for a negativity bias as a matter of survival. That voice is loud and fearful. We also have a quieter, positive voice that knows any outcome or situation can be turned into a gift or opportunity. In design and construction, you may be hearing about or even ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Tips, Community
    Thursday, December 01, 2022
    Aspirin 101Aspirin was invented more than a century ago. While this famous drug derived from willow bark has been replaced by acetaminophen and other medications as the preferred treatment for pain and inflammation, it remains the most widely used drug globally. Because aspirin thins blood, a low-dose (81 milligrams) can help prevent strokes and heart attacks by stopping blood clots from forming ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News
    Monday, November 21, 2022
    Please join us on "Open Enrollment Day" to meet with our Health Insurance Program Representative.Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 660 Las Gallinas Avenue San Rafael, CA 94903 The "Open Enrollment" period will take place from December 5th, 2022 through January 13th, 2023  and  is your opportunity to make changes to the selection of plans that you offer your employees and to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Business Tips, Builders Corner, Member News, Event Related
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    It is easy to underestimate the dangerous potential of electricity because its use is so common. However, electricity can cause burns, shocks, and electrocution. These hazards must be considered when working with equipment powered by electricity, working with electrical systems, or repairing broken energized equipment. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    In accordance with the association Bylaws, the Board of Directors recently approved a slate of five individuals for election as officers of the Marin Builders Association beginning in January 2023.  The Board of Directors unanimously approved this slate at the Board meeting on November 9, 2022.   The following individuals are nominated for Board Officers in 2023:   Name Position Member ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 02, 2022
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2022:Tom Eller, T. H. Eller Construction who referred Wilber Barrios, Make It Right Carpentry, Inc.Katharine Moodie, Cook Construction who referred Janine Aurichio, YES2YUM Life Styling (Special thanks to Katharine for donating her bonus to our Scholarship and Workforce Development Fund!)Robert Simmons, Bravo Restoration & ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Community
    Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    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.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    NORTH BAY CONSTRUCTION CORPS (NBCC) - Marin ClassRequest for Services NBCC – Marin Class Program Coordinator This opportunity is available immediately.   We are looking for a professional to provide services to manage and coordinate a construction training program for High School seniors and young adults in Marin County.DUTIES and EXPECTATIONS: Serve as the lead coordinator to advise other ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    On Saturday, October 8th, 18 local students were celebrated for successfully completing a rigorous six-week course in basic construction.  The Education to Career (e2c) Construction Training Program targets entry-level employment, providing the basic skills for success in the construction industry.  In addition to technical skills, the program also includes career, financial and personal support ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News
    Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    Are you an existing client of Norcal PTAC who has only used our consulting services just a few times?  Have you thought about becoming a client of Norcal PTAC, but never found the time? As a Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist, I want to share with you what I think are some of the most overlooked benefits you can receive after becoming a client. And like all of our services, these are offered to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Member News, Bid Opportunties, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    Nearly all the workers’ compensation dual-wage class codes for the construction sector have increased as of Sept. 1, 2022. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara approved the recommendation by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) of California to increase the wage thresholds for high-wage workers.WHAT ARE DUAL-WAGE THRESHOLDS Dual-wage thresholds divide high and low-wage ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News
    Monday, August 22, 2022
    NEW! Free 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 ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News, Community
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    MarinHomeServicesGuide.com is an online local service directory created by retired electrical contractor Patrick Killian of San Rafael.  After Patrick Killian retired as an electrical contractor, he was looking to find ways to help local home services companies in Marin. In response, he created the MarinHomeServicesGuide.com, an online directory site which lists almost all home service companies ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Tips, Community, COVID-19 Resources
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    Top insurance brokers, No. 10: Alliant Insurance Services Inc.BUSINESS INSURANCE Matthew Lerner July 12, 2022   2021 brokerage revenue: $2.61B Percent increase: 46.8% Robust organic growth, fueled by buoyant commercial lines pricing and employee recruitment, and the acquisition of a large personal lines agency enabled Alliant Insurance Services Inc. to break into the Business Insurance ...read more
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    Tuesday, 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 more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    With the way that the economy has changed throughout the past 10-15 years, it’s not surprising that people are rethinking about how they consider starting a career. Getting a college degree used to be a popular option that would secure a good job. Now, not so much. Instead, you might be thinking about learning a trade that offers you a lot of upward mobility. But how soon can you start? Here’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Safety
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