News for SafetyTuesday, June 28, 2022Objective: To assure that all personnel are familiar with the proper techniques for using, inspecting, and maintaining fire extinguishers. Unlike many workplace hazards, fire is a potential threat in nearly every industry and environment. This makes fire one of the most deadly workplace hazards, killing hundreds and injuring thousands on the job each year. When employees are properly trained to ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, SafetyWednesday, June 22, 2022Objective: To assure that employees understand the importance of safe following distances and how to maintain a safe distance. In the rush and anxiety of everyday driving, following distance is often sacrificed for getting somewhere faster. However, when you do not allow enough following distance, you not only put yourself at risk, you fail to save time and may cause further slowing of ...read moreCategories: Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsTuesday, 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 moreCategories: Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsThursday, June 09, 2022Potlucks and buffets carry a high risk for foodborne illness because bacteria thrive in food that is left out for long periods of time at room temperature. The danger zone for bacterial growth is between 40° and 140°F. The maximum amount of time that food can stay in this range before becoming dangerous is two hours, and potlucks and buffets easily last longer. Sanitary practices, avoidance of ...read moreCategories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders CornerWednesday, June 01, 2022Potential hazards of confined spaces:Toxic fumesOxygen deficiencyExplosive atmosphereExposure to hazardous energiesMoving machine partsEngulfment/entrapment Learn more about safety precautions when working in confined spaces by downloading the training shorts. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in SpanishSafety & ...read moreCategories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsWednesday, February 23, 2022Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, SafetyMonday, August 10, 2020With 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 moreCategories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Safety, Community, Member News
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