• News for Safety

    Tuesday, March 07, 2023
    Cutting Edge Technology for Wildfire Protection Ember Protection Services is the industry leader in automated wildfire defense. The EPS wildfire defense system utilizes innovative proprietary technology and satellite data sources to track wildfires for an individual property 24 hours a day.  EPS is a dual defense system that first deploys a long-term fire retardant to the perimeter vegetation ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Member News, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability, Safety
    Thursday, March 02, 2023
    Local construction companies have recently received emails from fraudulent vendors posing as a member or partner of the Marin Builders Association "selling" lists. We have no affiliation with any 3rd party data vendors.We do not sell or share any of our member’s contact information. It is our policy and priority to protect member data. Unfortunately, these days, there are some bad actors in the ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Business Tips, Member News, Safety
    Thursday, March 02, 2023
    Objective: To give an overview of fixed guards and safeguarding devices Guards are barriers that protect workers from dangerous moving parts by preventing the entry of their body or clothing into the machine. Fixed guards are the preferred control method as they are a permanent fixture and do not depend on moving parts. Further safeguarding devices may also be necessary.Click here to download ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Wednesday, February 22, 2023
    Objective: To promote awareness of the basic principles of defensive driving  The best way for a driver to assure their safety and the safety of their passengers and cargo is to practice defensive driving tactics at all times.Three Elements of Safe Driving These three elements serve as the foundation for defensive driving practices: Driver readinessVehicle conditionProper attitudeClick here to ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Safety
    Thursday, February 16, 2023
    Sacramento—The COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations requiring employers to protect workers from hazards related to COVID-19 are now in effect, following their approval yesterday by the Office of Administrative Law. The new regulations will remain in effect through February 3, 2025, with recordkeeping requirements in effect through February 3, 2026. Notable provisions include: COVID ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Safety, Business Tips
    Tuesday, February 07, 2023
    JEANNE M. HARRISON Associate, Nashville T: 615.281.6973 E: jmharrison@smithcurrie.com Published: January 27, 2023 Construction accidents can cause significant personal injury or death, property damage, job delays, and increased costs. As a result, it is imperative that owners and contractors continuously monitor and manage potential safety concerns on construction job sites with the ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    Many chemicals, such as acids and bases, are corrosive and can easily damage employees’ skin and eyes. The severity of damage depends on how strong the chemical is, how long contact is maintained, and what actions are taken after contact is made. The first 10 – 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance are critical. Delaying treatment may cause serious injury. Eye wash stations and safety ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Builders Corner, Member News, Business Tips, Safety, Construction Education & Training
    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
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