News for SafetyMonday, March 08, 2021Objective: To familiarize employees with common types of hand protection and best practices for their use. Your hands can be subject to numerous potential injuries at work, especially when working with chemicals, extreme hot or cold temperatures, and sharp, heavy, or abrasive objects and surfaces. Make sure you use the appropriate level of hand protection to minimize the chance a hand ...read moreCategories: Construction Education & Training, Safety, Cornerstone Partner NewsMarin Builders Association Offers Vaccination Assistance to County for Essential Construction WorkersWednesday, March 03, 2021On behalf of the Marin Builders Association Board of Directors, the following letter was recently sent to Marin County Health Officials to offer our support with essential construction worker vaccination:(Link to letter pdf.)Dear Dr. Willis and Dr. Santora:First and foremost, we want to thank you and your team for your work during these ever-changing times. Specifically, we would like to commend ...read moreCategories: Advocacy and Legislation, COVID-19 Resources, Press Release, Community, Marin Builders Association News, SafetyMonday, March 01, 2021Don’t take your ability to hear for granted. If you are not careful, you can lose your hearing. If you are exposed to very loud noise or moderately loud noise for an extended period, you must take some form of hearing protection precautions. Download the training short to learn more about hearing protection. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsNBCC Construction Training is Recruiting for 2021 - Special Thanks - Mario Ghilotti Family FoundationMonday, March 01, 2021North 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 young adults for positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle. Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the program helps ...read moreCategories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Scholarship, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Event Related, Member News, SafetyTuesday, 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 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: Cornerstone Partner News, Construction Education & Training, SafetyMonday, 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 NewsFriday, 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: Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, SafetyTuesday, January 12, 2021AUTHOR Joe Bousquin PUBLISHED Jan. 12, 2021 Construction DiveDive Brief:A new California law that went into effect Jan. 1 allows state regulators to shut down jobsites that expose workers to an imminent hazard of COVID-19 infection, while eliminating a previously required 15-day rebuttal period for contractors to respond to any alleged “serious violations” related to COVID-19, according to the ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, SafetyThursday, December 31, 2020Curative testing sites remain free in Marin, but appointments must be scheduled in advance through the Curative website (available in English and Spanish). Appointment slots open about 3-4 days in advance of each scheduled testing day. The updated schedule of Marin County based Curative test sites includes:Bolinas: Mondays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Bolinas Fire Station (100 Mesa Road) Larkspur: ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Member News, Safety, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press ReleaseTuesday, December 22, 2020AUTHOR Joe Bousquin PUBLISHED Dec. 21, 2020 Construction DiveDive Brief:Construction workers should receive the coronavirus vaccine after other frontline essential workers and people age 75 and older, according to recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.ACIP voted that the roughly 30 million Americans that fall into ...read moreCategories: COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, SafetyThursday, 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, SafetyTuesday, December 15, 2020AUTHOR Joe Bousquin PUBLISHED Dec. 15, 2020 Construction DiveDive Brief:A new study tracking the results of more than 730,000 COVID-19 tests found that construction workers had the highest positivity rates for asymptomatic cases of any occupation, including healthcare staff, first responders, correctional personnel, elderly care workers, grocery store workers and food service employees.The ...read moreCategories: Community, Builders Corner, Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, SafetyWednesday, December 09, 2020Please familiarize yourself with the following new regulations/guidelines: Cal/OSHA has recently issued Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulations to Protect Workers from COVID-19, which are now in effect. There is a one-page fact sheetand FAQs which provide a summary of the regulations. Requirements include: A site-specific, written COVID-19 prevention (see model COVID-19 prevention program) to ...read moreCategories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Safety, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Press ReleaseFriday, November 20, 2020NOVATO, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2020) - CP Lab Safety, a Woman Owned Small Business in Marin County, California, announced their new at-home saliva collection kit for COVID-19 Testing. This process uses (RT)-PCR technology (Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction) to diagnose active infections of the virus. The sample is gathered at home and shipped to a certified laboratory. Once it is received at the lab, ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Press Release, Community, Member News, SafetyThursday, November 12, 2020Updated by CDC October 28, 2020 COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported but are rare. We are still learning about how the virus ...read moreCategories: Safety, COVID-19 ResourcesWednesday, October 21, 2020Safety standard organization ASTM International is leading an effort to establish standards for reusable face coverings. AUTHOR Kim Slowey @kimslowey PUBLISHED Oct. 21, 2020 Most construction workers and site managers are very familiar with the personal protective equipment (PPE) that helps prevent workplace injuries to the head, eyes, respiratory system and other vulnerable areas of the ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Safety, COVID-19 ResourcesMonday, September 21, 2020Like 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 moreCategories: COVID-19 Resources, Safety, Community, Member NewsThursday, September 17, 2020AUTHOR 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 moreCategories: Community, Safety, Builders Corner, COVID-19 ResourcesMonday, 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, Member News, Safety, Marin Builders Association News, CommunityTuesday, August 04, 2020You 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 moreCategories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Safety, Community, Member NewsStudents Get Connected to Construction Jobs with Help from Marin Builders, College of Marin, Canal Alliance and Career Point MarinSunday, June 16, 2019Construction 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 moreCategories: Safety, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Press Release
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