From the CEO - Elections have consequences!
Too many people take Primary Elections for granted, but did you know that, under a relatively new state law, some races will be decided in the primary. That's why it is imperative for you, your family and your employees to get out and vote. By sharing information about candidates you are not telling anyone how to vote, you are advocating for candidates that will support and further the priorities of the construction industry.
We hope that you take this election seriously and spread the word that everyone you know should take it seriously as well.
Welcome and Thank you!
American AVK Company
Boulders Designs of Reno
D&D Elite Construction
(Las Vegas), GenCon Corp (Sparks), Kodama LLC. (Washoe Valley), Lanturn Investments, LLC. (Carson City),
MIRRA Maintenance LLC
. (Las Vegas),
Nevada Blue Ltd.
Tahoe Life Construction, Inc.
Workforce Development Update:
Thank you to all who attended last month's informational luncheon in Reno. We hope that by learning first-hand about some of the resources available to help fill the construction workforce pipeline, we will be able to better assist you in finding qualified workers for your business. As an extension of this, we are establishing a regular communication with our workforce partners to let them know of openings in Nevada Builders Alliance member companies. If you have openings, let us know and I will get the information to those who can help meet your needs. In addition, we have
of places where you can post your job openings at no cost. If you have questions or need assistance with anything, do not hesitate to reach out to
or call 775-882-4353.
Save the date!
The 3rd Annual Northern Nevada Construction Career Day will be held on
Thursday, September 27
at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. For details click here and be sure to mark your calendars and plan to participate in this one-of-a-kind event and provide hands-on activities, demonstrations and/or information to students in Washoe County and surrounding areas. Close to 850 students attended our event last year and we are planning for even more this year! Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities are available. Take a look at last year's event
For those of you in
, this year's Construction Career Day will be held on
Friday, October 5.
We will provide exhibitor information when it becomes available. For a look at last year's event
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Heat Safety Awareness
Construction work has been picking up and temperatures are on the rise. As we move into the summer months. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments are at the highest risk for heat exhaustion, heat stress, and heat stroke. Heat stress can be the first indicator in a chain of heat related illnesses.
By knowing the symptoms of Heat Stress, workers can stop it from progressing into more severe heat illness emergencies. Dizziness, headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, racing heartbeat, cramps, and excessive sweating are signs to look out for. Treating the early warning signs of heat stress can be done by anyone who has been trained to respond appropriately.
- Have workers drink water at least every 15 minutes, even if they're not thirsty.
- When taking a break, do so in the shade.
- Wear a hat and light colored clothing.
- Give your body time to adapt to the heat when doing strenuous activities.
Some workers might be at greater risk than others if they have not built up a tolerance to hot conditions, such as new workers, temporary workers, or those returning to work after a week or more off.
Heat related emergencies get worse the longer they go unrecognized or untreated. PGM Safety Services recommends training employees to avoid heat related illnesses. Get ahead of the hazard and let us help you with Heat Illness Prevention. For assistance, please contact PGM Safety Services, an affiliate company of Pro Group Management, and we will be happy to assist. You can visit us at
or call (800) 859-3177.
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Thank you to everyone who came out for Nevada Builders
Night at the
, it was a great turnout!
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!