From the CEO - Legislative Call to Action
Summer is just around the corner and if you aren't already feeling workforce pressure, you will be. Anyone with skills is already employed, so don't expect to find them hanging out on the couch. We need you to play a role in building the next generation of construction workforce with us. Through our many partnerships and programs we can help you identify talent, train that talent and even reduce your risk by subsidizing wages. Please check out the workforce development update below and let us know how we can help.
Welcome and Thank you!
We are happy and proud to announce a new partnership between our good friends at JOIN, Inc. and the Eddy House in Reno. If you don't know, Eddy House serves approximately 750 homeless youth in the Reno area. This unique partnership will provide High School Equivalency classes and job training with the goal of getting these young people off the streets, into a job and a better life, breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Nevada Builders is proud to be a part of this amazing new collaboration. To see recent media coverage
We are looking to our members to join us in these efforts by taking a participant for a work-based learning experience in your company. In doing so, JOIN will subsidize the candidate's wages up to 100% for up to 12 weeks. The hope is that the individual will turn into a valued employee that you want to keep; but there
is no obligation and JOIN will work with you every step of the way. Please consider getting involved in this amazing opportunity. We can't do it without you!
Interested in becoming a mentor? A local Reno elementary school is lookin
g for up to 5 people from the construction industry to act as mentors for 5th graders interested in the industry. There could be other opportunities with students of all ages in Northern and Southern Nevada. If you are interested, please contact Pam Duxbury,
or call 882-4353.
More exciting news for Reno! Washoe County School District is proud to announce the opening of their new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and Construction Technology program at Sparks High School!! A special ribbon-cutting and sneak peak will be on March 14. For information
We continue to work across the state to seek out and develop programs to provide a skilled workforce, but we need your input! Please let us know how we can help you and what skills you require when looking for new employees. You can give us a call or complete our
For more information and to see how you can get involved with any of these workforce development efforts, contact Pam Duxbury at 882-4353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brought to you by:
Construction sites are not static environments, always busy and changing throughout the day. One of the greatest dangers to workers in these environments are 'Struck-By' injuries. OSHA has recognized this issue and requires 'Struck-By' injury awareness during the OSHA 10- and 30-hour courses. Workers can be struck-by heavy equipment and vehicles, falling or flying objects, and masonry or concrete walls under construction. To help prevent these injuries, PGM Safety Services, an affiliate of Pro Group Management, offers several tips to help avoid on-the-job injuries.
- Always wear a seat belt when operating equipment and vehicles.
- Drive slowly on construction sites and follow safe operating procedures.
- Don't operate vehicles or equipment if you can't see behind you while backing up. In these situations, make sure the vehicle or equipment has a working audible back-up alarm, as well as a visual alarm the workers can see before moving.
- Inspect all vehicles and equipment prior to the start of operations. Be sure the brakes are in good working condition and chock the tires when stopped on an incline.
- Wear the proper personal protective equipment, including high-visibility clothing
Falling and flying objects are also a 'Struck-By' concern. Falling objects from scaffolding, cranes, and overhead work can be avoided with proper clear zone designations and proper protective gear. Hard hats and safety glasses have proven to reduce injuries in these types of situations.
Contact your safety specialist or call (800) 859-3177 at PGM Safety Services. We are ready to assist your organization with the dangers that are related to 'Struck-By' hazards.
Nevada Builders and Northern Nevada Chapters of
want to hear from you!
Who should win the 2017 Summit Award for:
BEST GENERAL CONTRACTOR
BEST DESIGN PROFESSIONAL
Need Entries by March 16th
Don't miss these Nevada Builders Events:
Mix & Mingle TOMORROW!!!
Thursday, March 8th @ Skipolini's
the Summit Reno mall from
Join us for food, drinks & networking.
Bring full wallets for the raffle - donations going to c
onstruction scholarships in Nevada
and these industry events:
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:
We are constantly updating our contact list so If there is another member of your team who would benefit from this information, please let us know! Email updated contact information to:
. Thank you!