Nevada Builders Blueprint
September 2019

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From the CEO 
Don't miss the opportunity to play a role in educating area middle/high school students about our industry and the many career opportunities it can provide. From architecture/engineering, skilled trades and material/service providers we need all facets of the industry represented. See below for information on being an exhibitor and/or sponsor for both northern and southern Nevada Construction Career Days...
August New Members
Welcome and Thank you!
Carson Home Improvement (Carson City), Elite Finishes (Las Vegas), Eric Schwedt Construction (Reno), Highlands Construction Home Remodeling and Repair (Reno), Prestige Construction LLC., R & K Development (Las Vegas), Romanoff Renovations (Sparks), Silver State Tile and Stone Design LLC. (Dayton), Steve Yochum Construction (Genoa), Tahoe City Lumber (Tahoe City) and United Rentals (Carson City).

Workforce Development Update:
Nevada Builders, along with other industry associations in the state, continue our workforce development efforts under the platform.  This collaborative effort includes a website as well as printed materials for students, parents, teachers and counselors. 
As we continue this dialog, we invite you to engage with us by participating at a school career day, providing classroom speakers, hosting site visits and more. We are making great strides with our local school districts but we need to do more!
The 4th Annual Northern Nevada Construction Career Day will be held on Friday, October 18 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. 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. Over 1200 students attended our event last year and we are planning for even more this year!   Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details click HERE
Take a look at last year's event:  
2018 Construction Career Day, Reno NV
2018 Construction Career Day, Reno NV

For those of you in Las Vegas, this year's Construction Career Day will be held on Friday, October 18 on the CSN campus. You can find out more informat ion   HERE.
For information on any of the above, please contact Mara Langer
Safety Corner           
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NV OSHA Top 10
Using pro-active safety resources is a much better way to interact with OSHA than receiving a citation. Unfortunately, some Nevada builders managed to contribute to OSHA's Top 10 citations list this past year. Here's Nevada OSHA's Top 10, from October 2017 through September 2018 (like most government statistics, there's about a 1-year publishing delay).
Fall Protection - Duty to have.
Fall Protection - Systems criteria and practices.
Fall Protection - Training requirements.
Machinery - Material handling equipment.
Scaffolds - General requirements.
Nevada Revised Statutes
Excavation - Requirements for protective systems.
Nevada Administrative Code
General - Safety training and education.
Look at those Fall Protection penalties: roughly $600 thousand out of $1.4 million (or 40%) of penalty dollars addressed working at height. If you have workers over 6 feet off the ground, you need to protect them. Or, consider that OSHA was 70 for 70 in writing a citation when they visited a jobsite for the employer's duty to provide fall protection. Likewise, OSHA wrote a citation at each of the 22 jobsites they visited where lack of employee training was a concern.
Successful contractors know that protecting workers makes business sense. But when businesses can't meet bare minimum protection levels, OSHA can get their attention on the Profit and Loss statement. No one likes to be dragged by the pocketbook to do the right thing. So even if you didn't participate in OSHA's recent Safe + Sound campaign, find an area in your operations to improve the level of safety for your employees.
The PGM Safety Services Team is ready to help you improve your jobsite safety effort. For assistance, please contact PGM Safety Services, an affiliate company of Pro Group Management, and we will be happy to assist.  You can vi s it us at or call (800) 859-3177.
Safety Services

Rali Nevada
Opioids in the Construction Industry: Making it You r Business
From 2011 to 2016, heroin-related overdose deaths in Nevada doubled, t he crisis is impacting every community  in our state. T here are close to 200 fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses in the U.S. every day. That's eight overdoses per hour, including at least two from workers in the construction industry.

RALI Nevada is working to change that reality.  Our first collective effort will be on the safe disposal of unused prescription medicines.  

You can use a home disposal kit, put unused medications in the included pouch, add water, seal and dispose of it in the trash.   Contact Nevada Builders for Disposal kits to give to your employees.
Don't miss these Nevada Builders Events:

Group West Construction & Nevada Builders Mixer Wednesday, October 16th

and these industry events:
Winnemucca Workforce: September 24th  Humboldt County Roundup
BUILDNV: October 18th  Construction Career Day North or South
NAIOP: October 3rd Oktoberfest North or South
BANN: September 25th Turn the Tables Night
AGC: October 4th 80th Anniversary Celebration
ABC: September 13th Clay Shoot
SNHBA: September 12th Young Professionals Mixer at SG
EDAWN: September 12th Arts & Business Lunch
APA: October 16th-19th 2019 State Conference 
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors: 
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: Thank you