News for Cornerstone Partner NewsTuesday, February 23, 2021The Marin Builders Association Board of Directors and staff wish to thank all of our returning Cornerstone Partners for renewing there commitment to support our goals and initiatives in 2021. We also welcome and celebrate our new2021 Cornerstone Partners. The Cornerstone Partnership Program is the foundation that provides the resources for us to continue to advocate on behalf of our members and ...read moreCategories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner NewsTuesday, February 23, 2021Many 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 moreCategories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsTuesday, February 23, 2021By North Bay People & Business Showcase Ghilotti Construction Company's (GCC) President Richard Ghilotti and the board of directors are pleased to announce that Brian Ongaro, previously Senior Vice President of Operations, has been promoted to President after 29 years of employment at Ghilotti Construction Company and 37 years of construction experience. Ongaro was born and raised in San Rafael, ...read moreCategories: Member News, Community, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Press ReleaseMonday, February 22, 2021You can help keep our recycling streams clean and organized when you avoid making these recycling errors. Are you confused about whether an item is recyclable or not? Are you following MSS’s most recent recycling guidelines? Below we detail some common issues we’ve found in our recycling streams.1. Stop putting ‘garbage’ plastics in the recyclables cart. We don’t accept as many plastics as you ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Community, Green Building - SustainabilityTuesday, February 16, 2021Use of space heaters: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, millions of consumers rely on portable and in-wall gas or electric space heaters to warm their homes and offices. Many of these users fail to follow important safety instructions, not knowing perhaps that death and serious injury, including burns and carbon monoxide poisoning, can occur. Every year, people receive ...read moreCategories: Construction Education & Training, Safety, Cornerstone Partner NewsMonday, February 08, 2021Objective: To reinforce awareness of soil mechanics and conditions that may lead to a cave-in. For purposes of excavation planning and safety, soil is classified as one of the following: Stable rock (most stable)Type AType BType C (least stable) To assure maximum safety, many contractors plan trenching operations under the assumption that all soil is type C.Click here to download the complete ...read moreCategories: Construction Education & Training, Safety, Cornerstone Partner NewsWednesday, February 03, 2021"The Marin Builders Crab Feed is an annual event that everyone in our company looks forward to every year. We were so excited that you decided to offer to bring the “Crab Feed Home”. And boy did you hit it out of the park!! " ~ Shannon & Bob Alten, Alten Construction "You and the team put together an over the top experience (for the Crab Fest Home Edition)! Absolutely a first class ...read moreCategories: Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Community, Event Related, Member News, ScholarshipMonday, February 01, 2021Objective: To promote safe stair use behaviors to minimize fall risks. Many falls occur on stairs. Employers are responsible to follow construction requirements to make stairs and handrails as safe as possible. However, employees also have a responsibility to use safe behaviors to minimize the risk of a fall.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the ...read moreCategories: Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsWednesday, January 27, 2021For Immediate Release The Alternative Management Standard (AMS), which allows waste haulers to accept treated wood waste (TWW) from residential and commercial customers, expired on December 31, 2020 when Governor Newsome vetoed a bill to extend the statute (HSC 25150.7) and regulations (22 CCR 67386.1 et seq.). For this reason, beginning January 1, 2021, waste haulers in the County of Marin ...read moreCategories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Green Building - Sustainability, Press ReleaseFriday, January 15, 2021With news that the Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for multiple COVID-19 vaccines, many of our friends in the construction industry have asked whether they can require or mandate that their employees receive one of the vaccines. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated its guidance on COVID-19-related employment issues to indicate that ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, Safety, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Member NewsThursday, December 17, 202012/17/20 | 2020-21 EEOC Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for EmployersIntroduction On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released much anticipated new guidance on the interaction of various equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws with the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine. Of significant note, this guidance effectively permits employers to implement a ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Cornerstone Partner News, SafetyMonday, October 12, 2020Mahalo to our members and guests for making the 44th Annual Marin Builders Association Golf Classic - Luau on the Links a tremendous success. We welcomed more than 70 players at Indian Valley Golf Club on Friday, October 9th for a fabulous day of golf, camaraderie, sportsmanship, delicious food & refreshments. Players and supporters celebrated our commitment to education as a portion of the ...read moreCategories: Community, Event Related, Member News, Scholarship, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association News, Press ReleaseWednesday, January 01, 2020North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares high school seniors for positions 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 or ...read moreCategories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Event Related, Press Release, Scholarship
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