Nevada Builders Blueprint
March 2019
Construction industry advocate


Aaron Headshot
From the CEO 
We are currently tracking over 100 bills that could impact our industry in the 80th Legislative Session.  Click HERE to see our current list and let us know if you have questions or input.  You can also follow along bills of interest on your own at NELIS. We will be issuing a CALL TO ACTION on specific bills of concern as they are scheduled for hearings...
February New Members
Welcome and Thank you!
Best Bath Inc. (Las Vegas), Braemar Construction (Elko), CEDA Business Council (Affiliate), Center Cut Landscaping (Las Vegas), Ferguson (Reno), Keystone Masonry (Carson City), Monark Appliance (Reno), Nova Geotechnical & Inspection Services (Reno and Las Vegas), PANEL-iT (Las Vegas), Rehablittlecity (Reno), Rita Mireles Bogarin- United Federal Credit Union (Reno), Sierra Craftsmen (Reno) and WestCor Companies (Las Vegas).
Workforce Development Update:
Hard hats in a row
Our industry is going gangbusters and we know everyone is looking for workers. Consider these two programs as resources for your next employee:
 
JOIN, Inc . continues to offer various programs for employers. They will find and train potential employees based on your needs and will subsidize the candidate's wages up to 100% for up to 12 weeks. Join members High Desert Truss/Erickson Framing, Briggs Electric and Capital Glass  in taking advant age of this great opportunity to find the right employees to fit your company's needs.
 
Looking to hire a veteran? Consider Empower America.  This amazing organization is working hard to train and place veterans with companies across Nevada. For information, click here.
 
And ACE High School in Reno will be holding its annual Career Fair on April 16 from 6 to 7:30. This is a great opportunity to recruit graduating seniors. Click here for more information.
 
For information on any of these programs and events, contact Pam.
Safety Corner           
Pro Group
Brought to you by: 

Ladder safety

National Ladder Safety Month

If you work in the construction industry, chances are good that you are or will be using a ladder. For some of you, using a ladder is an every day event. Each year there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders. And did you know that most ladder deaths are from falls of 10 feet or less? So if you have employees using ladders, isn't it worth your time as an employer to develop a ladder safety training program?
Employers often assume that the workers they hire know all they need to know about ladder use and that there is no need to train them to ensure their safety out on the job. This can be a tragic assumption. Failure to train employees in the safe use of ladders will lead to misuse and probable mishaps that could have been avoided.
What are you doing to make sure your employees have the best understanding of safe ladder use when they are out representing your company? Evaluation of the work environment and knowledge of what ladders are available will help your employees choose the right ladder for the job.
Ladders must be inspected for damage and signs of misuse each time they are placed into service. All parts, including spreader bars, bolts, rivets, rung to side rail connections, the condition of the anti-slip feet and the side rails themselves must be inspected before use. If any part of the ladder is not safe for use it must be removed from service. When removing a ladder from service, it should be tagged "Do Not Use" and locked out. Secure the ladder to ensure that no one can take it back out to the job.
If a ladder is permanently removed from service, it must be destroyed in such a manner as to render it useless. Another person must not be given the opportunity to use a ladder that has been deemed unsafe.
For more information on Ladder Safety, or other construction industry safety questions or concerns, please contact PGM Safety Services, an affiliate company of Pro Group Management, and we will be happy to assist when you visit us at www.pgmnv.com or call (800) 859-3177.

Don't miss these Nevada Builders Events:

Miles
Miles Membership Mixer
  Bocce Ball  @ the Renaissance Reno
Thursday, March 28th 
4:00-7:00 
April 15th Tour Existing Building 4:30 pm 
Festivities begin at 5:00
and these industry events:
Summit Awards: March 15th Escape Room Challenge
NAIOP NNV: March 21st Hoops & Hustle
NAIOP SNV: March 21st March Breakfast 
NNDA: March 27th Water Rights
BANN: March 14th BuildPac Fundraiser
AGC: April 19th Pinnacle Awards Lunch
SNHBA: March 8th Clay Shooting
EDAWN: March 7th Missing Middle
Opportunity Zone Task Force: March 19th & 20th Opportunity Zone Summit 
Summit Awards: April 13th Gin & Jazz
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors: 
    
Miles
Weber_s Cabinet

RCM Realty Group


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: membership@nevadabuilders.org. Thank you!

Nevada Builders
Aaron West| Nevada Builders | 775/882-4353 | Membership@NevadaBuilders.org | www.NevadaBuilders.org
STAY CONNECTED: