• News for Safety

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Parking lots can present risk of personal injuries and property damage for organizations. They must be effectively designed and maintained with proper safety controls in place to prevent injuries and mitigate losses. Learn about guidelines that help to maintain a high level of safety such as:  LightingSecurityImproved VisibilityHow to Reduce the Risk of FallsRepainting Parking lot lines and ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Construction Education & Training, Safety
    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    Laws are hitting the books to avert infernos from demolishing structures By SUSAN WOOD The North Bay Business Journal Pat Avila knows firsthand how important fire resistant construction is to her living space. In Sonoma County’s devastating Tubbs Fire of 2017, the longtime real estate agent’s residential complex with 46 homes in the Fountaingrove neighborhood burned down when embers penetrated ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Community, Green Building - Sustainability, Safety
    Monday, October 12, 2020
    Objective: To create awareness on the rights and responsibilities that employees have under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act and other state and federal regulations   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers and workers to comply with occupational safety and health standards. You have rights under OSHA, but you must also follow all of the OSHA ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Construction Education & Training, Cornerstone Partner News, Builders Corner, Safety
    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    Molds are everywhere and have existed for millions of years. When mold spores drift through the air and land on moist surfaces such as damp wood, paper, carpet, food, ceiling tiles, insulation, drywall, wallpaper, or fabric they can grow and spread. We can’t eliminate mold, but to avoid potential harm to buildings and occupants, we can and should take steps to keep mold from growing in our ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Safety, Cornerstone Partner News, Builders Corner, Member News
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    SUSAN WOOD THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL September 29, 2020 With more than 200,000 American lives taken already, the six-month battle with COVID-19 may also morph into a war of words. A new California law requires businesses report coronavirus cases to their employees. But North Bay law firm specialists say the new rules come with thoughtful intentions but convoluted details. Assembly Bill ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Safety
    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    Objective: To review critical safety principles related to safe forklift operationPoints to emphasize:Current employer training and certification is required.Complete the pre-operational checklist.Know your travel route.Drive with loads down.Know and do not exceed your load and weight capacity.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Friday, September 25, 2020
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Let me introduce you to the new ‘Norm’ in NV and AZ. Meanwhile, in CA a reminder on changes to ‘qualifying’ for the old ‘Norm’. As we all learn to adjust in these challenging times it’s good to have an expert assist!... Q:  We are starting a new company which will be hiring an individual to Qualify for our Contractors license.  We are still ...read more
    Categories: Safety
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    September 22, 2020, Novato, CA: Roohian Inc. announced today the rollout of a new service providing on-site and on-demand COVID-19 management and testing for businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.   This service is provided in partnership with CP Lab Safety, Emery Pharma, and DiaCarta as part of the newly launched REVEAL Program to provide diagnostic COVID-19 RT PCR tests and antibody ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Press Release, Community, Member News, Safety
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    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.Click here to download the complete ...read more
    Categories: Community, Safety, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association News
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    Like some industries, construction has a tendency to put people at risk for illness or injury. This is why so many tasks require personal protective equipment (PPE). There are many types of PPE you may need, depending on your field and the kind of work you do. Here’s what to expect from headgear, masks, gloves, boots and more.Masks The recent pandemic has made masks a topic of national attention. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, COVID-19 Resources, Safety
    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    AUTHOR Kate Tornone @KateTornone PUBLISHED Sept. 17, 2020 Construction Dive If an employee refuses to work although there is no imminent danger, "the courts have made it clear that those employees don’t have to be paid," says a human resources expert. Contractors across the country are dealing with labor issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Some workers who are receiving unemployment ...read more
    Categories: Community, Safety, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources
    Thursday, August 27, 2020
    Earlier this month, Marin Builders Association President, John Pope (Old Town Glass) joined Dr. Celia Golden from Marin County Health and Human Services and Kaiser Permanente Health Educator Erendira J. Olivas on two construction site visits to help educate workers about the precutions necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Marin.  The first site was the Sir Francis Drake Infrastructure ...read more
    Categories: Community, Safety, Press Release, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association 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, Builders Corner, Safety, Marin Builders Association News, Member News
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    You know it could be coming, and it might even happen within the week. When whole states are shutting down construction projects to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, it may not take long before your contracting business is affected. There are times throughout your career that you will need to suspend work on an ongoing project due to weather problems or even a contract dispute. If you have to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Safety
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    The 2020 annual scholarship awards will be presented to sixteen college bound high school seniors on Thursday, June 18th. Scholarship winners were selected after an initial screening of applicants and virtual interviews by an independent selection committee. The committee includes Ken Lippi, Assistant Superintendent, Marin County Office of Education; Cynthia Murray, President and CEO of the North ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Community, Safety
    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: Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Press Release, Community, Event Related, Marin Builders Association News
    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: Safety, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Press Release
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