Monday, March 8, 2010
Vol. 4, No. 9
PCCA Member Spotlight
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Board of Directors Table Of Contents
PCCA: Industry Links Page 4
Patrick Remington - President
Remington Construction, 916-539-3753 The Week’s Weather Forecast Page 4
Chris Harris - Vice President Your Weekly Smile Page 5
James L. Harris Painting, 530-888-0580
Inspiration for the Week Page 5
Shawn Payne – Treasurer
PnP Construction, 916-662-9361
Welcome New Members Page 7
Contractors Yellow Page Page 7
Chevreaux Concrete Inc., 530-885-3716 Membership Broadcast Page 8
George Henley Member Anniversary Page 11
Henley Homes, Inc., 916-416-0555
PCCA Calendar of Events Pages 12 - 13
Citizens Bank, 530-887-7480 PCCA Member Spotlight Pages 14 - 15
Cheryl Gibson Industry News Pages 16 - 35
Von Jac Development, 530-885-6789 Classified Ads Pages 30 - 31
PBX: Kalb Page 33
John Brun – President Safety Scene Pages 36 - 37
John Brun Masonry, 530-269-2044
Plan Check Pages 38 - 40
Andregg Geomatics – Treasurer
Andregg Geomatics, 530-885-7072 New Plan Arrivals Pages 41 - 42
Chad Twardus – Secretary Week At A Glance Pages 42 - 45
Twardus Construction, 530-878-1790 Residential Plans Page 46
Nick Forestiere Plans On File Pages 47 - 74
Gurnee & Daniels LLP, 916-797-3100
Bid Results Pages 74 - 75
Tim Busk – Public Relations Director
Heritage Painting, 530-823-2525 Legal Ads Pages 75 - 76
Advertising Information Page 77
Christopher Heinritz - Director
PHA Architects, 916-554-6411
Display Adver tisers
Bob Bouzard-Executive Director, Safety Contact
Blain Stumpf Fence Page 40
Chae Gale-Director of Operations Box-Rent Page 7
Cook and Brown Page 29
Jeff Henry-Director of Business Development
email@example.com Diamond Pacific Page 45
Heather Lewis-Auburn Planroom Coordinator Inland Busines Systems Page 19
IOA Insurance Page 24
Dianne Barnao-Roseville Planroom Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org John L. Sullivan Chevrolet Pages OCB, 41
Diana Atwood-Scan Technician McNally Appliance Page 47
Placer County Contractors Association Now, Inc. Page 35
10656 Industrial Ave., Ste.160, Roseville, CA 95678 Philadelphia Insurance Page 32
Q&A Insurance Page 28
231 Cherry Ave., Ste.101, Auburn, CA 95603 Schwartz Construction Page 7
530-889-3953 State Fund Insurance Page 26
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm Union Newspaper Page 27
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New Member Orientation
Plans Online Class
April 6th, 2010
9:30 AM through 12:00 Noon
Roseville PCCA Classroom
10656 Industrial Ave, Suite 160
Roseville, CA 95678
RSVP to Jeff Henry
Attendance is free, and encouraged for all new members as well
as Existing members who just wish to be brought up to speed on
the Different benefits of the PCCA, or a refresher course on the
Use of the Online Plan Service.
Training Classes are held the first Tuesday of every month.
Make sure your estimators attend so they are also familiar with
the Online Plan Room, and your Admin Staff so they are aware of the various
Group Health, Workers Comp and other insurance programs that are
available Through membership.
Construction Industry Links
CSLB Contractor’s State License Board
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration
GSBE Golden State Builders Exchange
AIA American Institute of Architects Monday, March 8 2010
AGC Associated general Contractors
High: 54 / Low 38
BIA Building Industry Association
Q&A Group Insurance Program
SCIF State Compensation Insurance Fund Tuesday, March 9 2010
Employers Guardian Human Resources High: 54 / Low 42
American Subcontractors Association Rain
DGS Contracts Wed., March 10 2010
DOT High: 54 / Low 41
DOT District 3 Cloudy
CSI Code List
Fed Biz Opps
Thursday, March 11 2010
High: 61 / Low 40
OSHA Hazard Communication
OSHA Safety & Health Topics Friday, March 12 2010
Click Safety Online OSHA Safety Classes High: 52 / Low 37
Employer Records of Occupational Injury & Illness Rain
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Injury & Illness Prevention Program Saturday, March 13 2010
Risk Management – IIPP High: 56 / Low 35
State & Federal Links
California Building Standards
California Prevailing Wage Rates Sunday, March 14 2010
Federal Prevailing Wage Rates High: 58 / Low 40
California Dept. of Industrial Relations Clouds and sunshine
California Environmental Protection Agency
Mechanics Lien Law Information
Mechanics Lien Guide
Local Government Links
California Chamber of Commerce
City of Auburn
City of Rocklin
City of Roseville
City of Lincoln
County of Placer
Page 4 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
Your Weekly Smile
A blonde was going on a plane trip to New York.
When the attendant came by and asked for her
ticket, she told the blonde,”I’m sorry. Your ticket isn’t
for first class. Could you please move to your seat.”
The blonde replied,”Im blonde, I’m beautiful, and I’m
going to New York.” The attendant said,”That’s fine
miss, but you’ll have to go to your seat.” The blonde
responded again, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, and I’m
going to New York.” This conversation continued,
always with the blonde’s same response. The at-
tendant got so upset that she went to the captain
and told him about the blonde. The captain went and
whispered something in the blonde’s ear and the
blonde immeadiately got up and went to her seat in
coach. The attendant asked the captain how he got
the stubborn blonde to move. He said, “I just told her
that this part of the plane wasn’t going to New York.”
The down spout can’t handle the heavy rain, then let’s help it
“People may doubt what you say but they will believe what you do.”
Page 6 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
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CSL#: 202399 License: A – General Engineering Contractor
Specializing in: Landscape Maintenance, Commercial Land- CSL#: 832333
scape, Erosion Control & Materials, Tree Trimming Service Specializing in: Commercial General Engineers, New & Re-
& Maintenance model Swimming Pools, Commercial Masonry & Concrete,
Phone: 415-892-7710 & Commercial Landscape
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PCCA Membership Broadcast
*OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR OUR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM
Open Enrollment for our Health Care program kicks off February 4th, 2010.
9th, Tuesaday Roseville Office 9am to 5pm
16th, Tuesday Roseville Office (tentative) 9am to 5pm
23rd, Tuesday Roseville Office 9am to 5pm
30th, Tuesday Roseville Office 9am to 5pm
*NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION AND PLANS ONLINE CLASS
New Member Orientation and Plans Online class. April 6th 2010 at the Roseville Planroom.
*EXCLUSIVE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS GROUP HEALTH PROGRAM
A flexible, comprehensive portfolio is offered, including medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and life insurance. For a free
quote, call Denise Haycock at (800) 585-2392. Denise is our new benefits consultant for our Group Health Program.
*OBTAINING, MAINTAINING & INCREASING BONDING CAPACITY
Wednesday March 24th from 7:45 am to 11:30 am at Warren G. Bender Company 516 Gibson Drive suite 240, Roseville CA
95678. Seating is limited. See flyer in this edition of the Ezone for registration details.
*CPR CLASS MARCH 12TH
Friday, March 12th from 9:00 am to Noon at the Roseville PCCA Classroom. Join us for a class on CPR. Class Size is
limited, RSVP Early to Jeff Henry 916-771-7229 or email@example.com Class is $50.00 per individual.
Page 8 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
CPR Training Class
March 12th, 2010
9:00 AM through 12:00 Noon
Roseville PCCA Classroom
10656 Industrial Ave, Suite 160
Roseville, CA 95678
Seating is limited, RSVP Early
Interactive Class, Hands On Training
Attendees will learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life
support and what to do in the case of an airway obstruction or choking.
RSVP to Jeff Henry at 916-771-7229
With our Strategic Partners
Obtaining, Maintaining & Increasing Your
Wednesday March 24th, 2010
7:45 AM —11:30 AM
(7:45—8:15 registration & continental breakfast)
SEATING IS LIMITED
Warren G. Bender Co.
516 Gibson Drive #240 — Roseville, CA 95678
Communication is key! What are Sureties Looking for
Importance of the WIP Operating Business LOC
Bonded/Unbonded Stop Notices Optimizing Surety LOC
REGISTER TODAY – Complete and FAX to 916-380-5206
Or Register via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 10 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
Valued PCCA Members
The following companies joined the PCCA in the month of February and have been members for:
20 Years 6 Years 3 Year
Maki Heating and Air Conditioning, JS West Propane Gas Citizens Bank of Northern California
Inc. Peck Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Todd Heldt Excavating & Paving
EASE – Eagle Accessibility Solutions Pacific West Concrete Construction
17 Years & Equipment Baldoni Construction Service, Inc.
Integrity Builders and Interiors V & S Masonry Development
4 Years Gold Country Window Systems
12 Years ABC Supply Co., Inc.
Preferred Financial Strategies North State Building Industry Asso- 2 Years
Remington Construction ciation Air Control Heating & Air
Kennedy Plumbing Corp. Ply Gem Windows
11 Years ABCO Retaining Walls Inc.
Auburn Acoustical JVB Concrete Cutting 1 Year
Giulliani & Kull, Inc. River City Landscaping, Inc. Brookstone Custom Buildings, Inc.
Aqua Sierra Controls, Inc. Incredible Kitchens & Bath
10 Years Sierra Glastech, Inc.
Colafrancesco Framing, Inc. The Contractors Resource Center
Kerry McCaffrey Construction Meadow Electric, Inc.
B & B Painting
84 Lumber Company
David Engineering Construction, Inc.
Landscape Plus Installation
Blakemore Construction Company
Jensen Masonry Construction
PCCA Calendar Sunday Monday T
PCCA Events & Workshops March 7 9
Jeff Henry 916-771-7229
12 CPR Class at the Roseville PCCA Office $50.00 per individual.
14 Daylight Savings Time
24 Bonding Capacity Seminar at Warren G. Bender
30 Lowes Contractor Appreciation Day at 15
10201 Fairway Drive, Roseville
14 Auburn Home and Garden Show
15 Auburn Home and Garden Show
16 Auburn Home and Garden Show
31 PCCA Offices Closed for Memorial Day
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Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday
9 10 11 12 13
CPR Class at the
16 17 18 19 20
23 24 25 26 27
Warren G. Bender
30 31 April 1 2 3
y at 10201
Your Community. Your Bank
ne of the “natural wonders” of “We wanted to preserve the unique- ed us as much as it has affected every
Placer County is the sense of ness of the building,” Michelle ex- business,” Michelle said. However, Citi-
community that comes from plained. “This structure is an important zens has countered some of the effects
the commitment of its citizens. It’s no landmark in the downtown Auburn of the sluggish economy by building
wonder, then, that Citizens Bank of area,” she said. The building is located upon the core values of its communi-
Northern California holds a special at the clock tower at the corner where ties and their citizens.
place in downtown Auburn and other High Street jogs to the right in the heart
nearby cities. of downtown. “We provide personalized service for
our customers,” Michelle said. “We are
Michelle Strange, Vice President and In an era when many banks are floun- large enough to have all the services
Branch Manager of the Auburn office, dering, Michelle explained that Citizens people need, and yet small enough so
is an Auburn native with strong ties Bank is still going strong because it that we actually know our customers,”
to the community through family and operates carefully within its communi- she added.
through her involvement in the region’s ties and concentrates on the needs of
business community. Her job is to man- the customers. Citizens Bank provides The bank’s management is also sup-
age the daily operations of the bank, a full line of business and personal fi- portive of community involvement “at
and she is charged with developing nancial products as well as commercial every level and every position in every
new business. and residential lending services. department,” she said.
Citizens Bank has seven offices in The bank is also in the process of adding Michelle herself is involved in several
Nevada and Placer Counties. Here in its own SBA division. They offer a wide community groups, including service
Placer, it occupies what used to be Au- variety of products and services includ- as a Rotarian for the Rotary Club of
burn’s main post office, a Depression- ing extensive Online Banking services, Auburn, a Chamber of Commerce Am-
era space that has been cleverly up- Remote Deposit Capture and even mo- bassador as well as volunteering for
dated to showcase some of the historic bile banking (from your cell phone) for the Placer Jr. Hillmen football program
features of the interior while making it a those who are constantly on the go. for the past 6 years while her son Lo-
warm and welcoming place to work – gan played.
and to bank. “Yes, of course the economy has affect-
She also works with Auburn’s Down-
town Business Association as a board
member. The DBA works on a variety of
projects to promote local businesses by
increasing visibility and bringing people
to the downtown area, such as the Fes-
tival of Lights Parade, the Auburn Wine
& Food Festival, the upcoming Amgen
Tour of California Bike Race, etc…
About two years ago, Michelle joined
the PCCA and serves on its Board. “I
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wanted to get more involved with the sition in both offices. We approach batches of cookies for all the custom-
community and what is happening in every challenge with real teamwork,” ers who drop by for a quick snack and
Placer County and the local Contrac- she said. hello.
tors Association was the best way
to do that,” she said. “They are the Teamwork is also a hallmark of her “If you’re in the neighborhood, come
ones who are building this commu- local banking staff. “I am fortunate have a cookie with us,” Michelle said.
nity,” to work with people who really care “And then let’s talk about how we can
about their work and about our bank help you and your business.”
“I thought I could enhance the board,” and customers,” Michelle said.
she said with a grin, “but they were al- Reach Michelle Strange at 530-887-
ready on the ball.” One way the staff shows its affection 7480 or mstrange@citizensbanknc.
for the customers is by having “Friday com. The bank is located at 905 Lin-
“Patrick (Remington) is a hard work- Cookie Day” a fun idea echoed in all coln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 and the
ing president and we have a great other Citizens Bank offices. Each Fri- website is http://www.citizensbanknc.
board plus a strong staff in every po- day a local school district bakes up com
Occupational Health & Safety Calendar At A Glance
January - June 2010 Classes
2009 was not a great year for
construction, but the clouds are parting.
2010 is shaping up to be a much better year.
$381 million in transportation projects
alone are already in the pipeline for 2010
in and around Placer county.
Congress has passed a supplemental
spending bill that gives California
construction a $1.4 billion
boost over the next 18 months.
The PCCA planroom has a lot of plans today
and staff is working diligently to get more
for our members. Together we will make
2010 a breakout year for construction!
United we prosper! Keep the money in our PCCA
family, and use a fellow member whenever possible.
You Can’t Do I
uring my first seven years start- ent hamburgers and menu items. - Repeat customers
ing and building my construction - Always make a profit
company, I tried to do it all my- Good people or good systems?
self. I did all the estimates and presented Wow! A huge company runs smoothly All these, with or without you being every-
the bids; I signed all the contracts, sub- using pictures of the finished product. where all the time! Maybe you can take a
contracts, and change orders; I made the This guarantees consistent quality. Plus regular vacation some day!
big field decisions; I purchased all mate- the owner doesn’t have to be on-site all
rials and equipment; I awarded subcon- the time making every decision for every Good systems are simple!
tracts; I went to all the job meetings; I su- customer’s order. If I could do this in my Excellent companies have simple sys-
pervised concrete slab pours; and made business, I could also build an organized tems. Outline each system on one
every personnel decision. This made company. This could reduce my depen- piece of paper, written or drawn detail-
me crazy, raised my weight, and caused dence on having great people. ing a picture of the end result desired to
most of my hair to fall out! meet your company, customer, or project
A systemized business produces consis- specification. The best systems are team
One evening I took my family for a ‘hap- tent performance and the same results designed by the people who actually do
py’ meal at McDonalds. I noticed the every time. How much money are you the work and know how to do it best. For
boss wasn’t there, the employees were losing relying on your people to do their example at hotels, all rooms always look
sixteen, customers were happy, and the best and not following company instal- the same when ready to occupy. How do
food was consistent and relatively edible. lation and operational standards? The they do this? Simple. A picture of a ready
I thought: ‘How do they do it without the results of owning a systemized business room is shown to the housekeepers and
owner supervising and making every de- include: the supervisors explain what’s expected.
cision?’ I asked a server to show me their - On-time projects They don’t care how the result is accom-
secret. He took me behind the counter - Quality workmanship plished, just that the room is perfect when
where they have pictures or blueprints - On-budget completed. This simple approach can be
clearly displaying how to build the differ- - Safe projects applied to every part of your business.
Page 18 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
It All Yourself!
Create a “DO” manual list handy and add to it when things go #5) Try it. Let the team who created the
To organize and systemize your compa- wrong. At your manager meetings, pick system try it and work out all the bugs for
ny requires time and money to produce the top one or two items to systemize a few weeks before implementing it com-
consistent results and get everyone do- every month. pany wide.
ing business the same way. Create a
“DO’ manual of pictures, checklists, and #2) Assign system team. After choosing #6) Implement it. At regular monthly
guidelines as your company minimum a system to create, pick three or four peo- meetings, have the team who created
standards. Build a three ring binder of ple to work on the company standard. Let the system present it to the entire com-
standard systems for every aspect of them pick a convenient time and location pany. You must insist everyone do the
your company and field operations. In- to work together for a few hours. Involve system per the company standard – no
clude everything from how to prepare a those who actually work within the area exceptions including yourself. If someone
timecard, calculate change order mark- being systemized. For example, your protests, let them put the item back up on
up, install slab expansion joints, form door team might include a project manager, the ‘Fix-It’ list for further revision.
openings in concrete walls, do monthly foreman and journeyman when system-
job close-out, and get paid. Focus on the izing a field standard. #7) Follow-up. After six months, revisit
important things first that will make a dif- the new systems to insure they are still
ference in your bottom-line. Make a goal #3) Draft minimum standards. Create being used and working well.
to create one system a week and you will checklists with pictures of the desired
be very organized in a year. end result for each system. Draft it on a The beauty of systems is not worrying
standard paper for three hole punching every project will be built the same way.
7 steps to create systems into a binder. This will allow you to spend your time on
important matters as little problems go
#1) Identify areas to systemize. Starting #4) Formalize it. Assign a staff person to away. To get started, create a “Fix-It” list
a ‘Fix-It’ list identifying everything you be in charge of formalizing and distribut- today and you will be organized sooner
need to fix in your company. Keep this ing the systems. than you think.
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Construction Auditing Can
By Leslie V. Guajardo, CPA, CCIFP tion business practices and accounting/ cally evaluate the proposed control sys-
tax implications. tems to make certain they will help bring
s everyone in the construction the project in on time and within budget.
industry knows, completing a In general there are four phases in any They also are paying special attention to
project on time and within bud- construction project: project definition, administration and scope controls. Their
get is one of the toughest assignments planning, execution and completion. A goal is to make sure the project manage-
in America. Unplanned change orders, thorough review, or audit, of each can ment team has an effective organization-
fluctuating material costs, unpredict- play a valuable role in the successful al structure and sufficient staffing. The
able weather, labor shortages and many completion of each phase. auditing process also can look closely at
other factors make completing a project schedule controls to ensure certain work
as planned an uphill battle-and one that Project Definition can be tracked and compared to mile-
a growing number of contractors are los- During the definition phase, it is important stones and that the schedules allow for
ing. that construction companies establish re- timely reporting.
alistic objectives. These objectives will
According to the Construction Industry guide all decisions, therefore, it’s impor- It is important for auditors to evaluate
Institute, one of every three construction tant they meld with overall corporate ob- cost controls during the planning stage
projects today is over budget or behind jectives. This is a critical stage because as well. The goal is to ensure that cost-
schedule. Moreover, in a recent report ti- when there is poor scope definition, final control systems provide efficient cost
tled “Assessment of Owner Project Man- costs will probably be higher than expect- reporting while also identifying problems
agement Practices and Performance,’’ ed from change orders and longer project early in the process.
the institute states that only 61 percent time.
of projects meet cost targets, and only Execution
66 percent meet or complete earlier than Although project definition is basically During the execution of a project, scope
the planned schedule. These and similar a technical activity, auditing allows top control usually is the most important of
statistics provide evidence that the gap is managers to review the methodology the control systems. During this phase,
growing between construction-industry used to develop the objectives and scope auditing often focuses on how well a proj-
performance and the U.S. industry in and answer questions like these: ect manager is controlling subcontractors
general. and makes sure that subs and vendors
• Has the project scope been defined well are providing only the work described
For construction companies, this means enough to provide an accurate cost esti- in their contracts. This auditing also pro-
project owners are holding their feet to mate? vides oversight for the personnel, equip-
the fire like never before. Across the in- • Do the project objectives correlate with ment and vehicles that are onsite at the
dustry, constructors are being forced to the corporate objectives? height of a project.
plan and execute better than ever. • Have all related components (safety,
Many forward-thinking construction com- engineering, marketing, accounting, reg- A couple of other areas also require spe-
panies are executing projects better, and ulatory compliance, etc.) provided input cial attention during this phase. The time-
one way they are doing this is through and reviewed the objectives? keeping system used by subcontractors
project auditing. Some do it in concert should be monitored regularly. Also, it’s
with the project owner, while others do Planning important that project managers guaran-
it independently. Essentially, these con- With proper auditing, key control sys- tee that a subcontractor’s use of materi-
struction companies are more closely tems can be developed during the plan- als conforms to contractual agreements.
examining the processes that fall within ning process. Ordinarily, the most impor- Completion
a project’s different phases. To assist tant control systems are scope controls,
them, many of these companies turn to schedule controls and cost controls. Auditing is particularly important at the
accountants who understand construc- During the planning stage, auditors typi- end of a project. At this point, the general
Page 20 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
n Help Eliminate Surprises
contractor has to settle all remaining is- tion process is infinitely more simple and means the future will continue to be full
sues with the project owner and subcon- transparent for all parties involved. of surprises-and that’s what construction
tractors. For example, there may be bo- companies fear the most.
nuses or penalties that have not yet been Auditing serves another important func-
paid, or there may be residual retainage tion as well: It documents a project’s Leslie V. Guajardo, CPA, CCIFP, is a part-
funds that were withheld from progress peaks and valleys. This information is ner at Padgett, Stratemann & Co., L.L.P.
payments. crucial for any construction company in San Antonio. She can be reached at
hoping to improve its operations. Without 210-253-1530.
Usually, all unresolved cost and claim the benefit of project auditing, construc-
items are addressed as a group in a final tion companies can easily repeat their http://www.constructionbusinessowner.
negotiation with the project manager. For mistakes. If they’ve never closely audited com/topics/accounting-and-finance/
construction companies that have audit- their processes, they have no history and construction-auditing-can-help-eliminate-
ed their project step by step, the comple- no information bank to draw on. That surprises.html
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Unlicensed Contractor Must Pay for Throwing
Out Everything Including the Kitchen Sink
Contractors State License Board Registrar Steve Sands. “This special misdemeanors, and any violation of his
(CSLB) special investigation investigation is an example of CSLB’s three-year probation will result in county
target, Ronald “Russell” Claw- commitment to both consumer and con- jail rather than state prison time.
son, 27, of Napa, has been ordered by tractor protection.”
the Napa County Superior Court to pay This case illustrates the importance of
$33,908 in restitution for one victim’s CSLB initiated the special investigation thoroughly checking contractors be-
abandoned kitchen remodeling project. of Clawson in March 2009, when Napa fore you hire them. CSLB urges you
Clawson used the license number of a County officials alerted the Board about to follow these helpful tips:
legitimate CSLB licensee with the same an elderly, blind Napa resident who hired • Hire only licensed contractors and ask
last name to defraud three northern Cali- Clawson to build three small sheds at a to see their license and a photo ID to
fornia consumers. Yountville rental property. The victim paid ensure they are who they say they are.
more than $8,000, but Clawson did not Always check the license number on
The ruling was issued on February 19, complete the work and failed to pull the CSLB’s Web site at www.cslb.ca.gov,
2010, as part of Clawson’s November necessary permits from the local building and contact the business directly if you
20, 2009, no contest plea to four counts department. Meanwhile, the legitimate have any questions.
of elder abuse, identity theft, grand theft, licensee complained to CSLB that a • Don’t hire the first contractor who comes
and fraudulent use of a contractor license consumer he had never met in Fairfield along.
number. As part of the plea agreement, (Solano County) had filed a claim against • Don’t rush into repairs, no matter how
Clawson must serve six months in coun- his contractor license bond. CSLB’s Spe- badly they’re needed.
ty jail, spend three years on felony pro- cial Investigation Unit determined Claw- • Don’t pay more than 10 percent or
bation, and pay full restitution to all his son was using that contractor’s license $1,000, whichever is less, as a down
victims by his April 19, 2010 sentencing number on business cards, claiming he payment. There is an exception for about
hearing. was the licensee’s son. The licensee told two dozen licensees who carry special
CSLB his business did not involve any bonds to protect consumers. These ex-
The restitution hearing was ordered to relatives. ceptions are noted on CSLB’s Web site.
determine how much Russell Clawson • Don’t pay in cash, and don’t let pay-
would be required to reimburse a Napa Clawson has already been ordered to ments get ahead of the work.
County woman who paid him $8,300 to pay $10,096 in restitution to the elderly, • Get at least three bids, check referenc-
remodel her kitchen. Investigators found Napa man and $5,300 to the Fairfield es, and get a written contract.
Clawson abandoned the project, leaving man who paid Clawson that amount to
the woman’s stove in her living room, and build and install an entertainment cen- CSLB licenses about 310,000 contrac-
her kitchen sink and a pile of construction ter that was never delivered. Clawson tors. In any given year, complaints are
debris in her backyard. Testimony from must pay all three victims by April 19, filed against only 3% of licensed contrac-
investigators and a CSLB industry expert 2010. If he doesn’t, the court will place tors. In fiscal year 2008-09, CSLB helped
helped the judge determine the amount him on a restitution payment schedule. consumers recover nearly $36 million in
necessary to correct the damage caused Failure to make those payments or any ordered restitution.
by Clawson. other violation of his three-year proba-
tion could send him to state prison for up http://www.cslb.ca.gov/GeneralInforma-
“CSLB is gratified that the victims in this to six years. If full restitution is made by tion/Newsroom/PressReleases/Press-
case will be made whole,” said CSLB April 19, the charges will be reduced to Releases2010/News20100222.asp
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It’s the networking event of the year!!
Come to the BIA Pre-Game Mixer at the SACRAMENTO KINGS vs. TORONTO RAPTORS!
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your industry colleagues and partners!
$40 entry: Member ticket to game & BIA Pre-Game Mixer entry.
$50 entry: Non-Member ticket to game & BIA Pre-Game Mixer entry.
Special Event Features:
*Exclusive Pre-Game Mixer in the Lounge prior to the game. No-host bar.
*Q&A and photo opportunity with a Kings player at BIA Pre-Game Mixer.
*Cheaper than buying direct or online
- All service charges and fees are waived for this BIA event!
*$2 discount on all food and beverage vouchers that can be purchased with your registration.
- Purchase a $5 food voucher for $3
-Purchase Tickets, contact Christopher Ross: call 916 928 6953,
email@example.com, fax 916 295 1402
-Looking for Event Sponsors - $200 includes Game ticket and
Display table and banner at Pre-Game Mixer.
For Sponsorships, contact Celeste Schleimer: 916 782 1523,
Wednesday March 10 2010 (NEW REVISED DATE!!)
5:30pm - BIA Pre-Game Mixer 7pm Game Time!
BIA Member: $40.00 # of tickets______ Non-Member $50.00 # of tickets ______TOTAL: $_________
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EMAIL: _________________________________ PHONE: _______________________________________
ADDRESS: _______________________________ CITY, ST, ZIP: ____________________________________
___VISA ___MC___DISC___AMEX: _______________________________ EXP:_________ CHECK #:_______
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Tickets can be purchased with cash, check or credit card.
(Please make checks payable to Sacramento Kings: One Sports Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95834
ATTN: Christopher Ross). Registration form can be faxed to 916 295 1402 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 24 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
Licensees Urged to Complete Renewal Forms Promptly
Cutting deadline too close could lead to license expiration
The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) encourages its 300,000 licensees to submit
renewal applications and fees promptly after receiving their license renewal notice.
A CSLB license expires on the last day of the month in which it was issued. CSLB
sends a renewal application notice to each licensee 60 days before the expiration date. In that
notice, the licensee is advised that it may take up to four weeks for CSLB to process the
renewal once it is received. If the licensee waits too long, it is likely that the renewal won’t be
processed before it expires. If the license expires, the licensee will not be able to legally perform
any construction work until CSLB processes their renewal paperwork.
“We have a goal of processing renewal applications within two weeks after they’re
received, and we’ve traditionally done an excellent job of meeting that goal,” said Karen
Ollinger, CSLB’s Licensing Division chief. “Licensees who send in their paperwork within one
month don’t have any problem getting their license renewed on time.”
The odds of missing your license renewal deadline increase if you wait too long to
submit your paperwork. CSLB receives an influx of renewals during the last couple of weeks of
each month, meaning it can take longer to process applications toward the end of any month.
As of this printing, CSLB has averaged 1.5 weeks to process a renewal application
during the past 13 months.
It is important to note that CSLB cannot accommodate requests for a “rush” on renewal
processing. Renewal applications are processed according to the date they are received.
Anyone interested in learning more can see all current processing times on the CSLB
Web site at www.cslb.ca.gov. Just click on “Online Services.” Or, you can use the following
direct link: https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/ProcessingTimes/ProcessingTimes.asp.
The information is updated on a weekly basis.
BUILDERS EVERY DAY
The Placer County Contractors Association & Builders Exchange (PCCA)
and State Fund partnership offers the best construction resources
and information to help you improve your business. Through this
partnership, you have access to a wide range of money-saving
benefits and services including:
• Group Savings
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• Safety Training and Consultations
Learn to make your workplace safe with specific safety
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• 24/7 Claims Reporting
Get access to highly-qualified claims representatives should
a work injury occur.
• State Fund Medical Provider Network
Gain access to a wide selection of physicians approved for the
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• In-house Fraud Investigation
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To learn more about this partnership, contact your broker, or call
State Fund directly at (800) 727-5792.
You know the drill–take advantage of the PCCA/State Fund partnership!
The Placer County Contractors Association & Builders Exchange is a
proud member of the Golden State Builders Exchanges (GSBE). The GSBE
is an association of builders exchanges that is dedicated to providing
the very best in construction services and information statewide.
State Compensation Insurance Fund is not a branch of the State of California.
Page 26 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
Public Works Department
Wins Two Awards
lacer County Department of Public Works was hon- “The most significant opportunity we have for environmen-
ored for having the Best Overall Project during the tal gain at Lake Tahoe is through the efforts of property
annual Best in the Basin Awards program spon- owners and public agencies charged with making improve-
sored by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. ments such as these,” Best in the Basin Program Coordina-
tor Dennis Oliver said.
Award winners were recognized at the TRPA’S Governing
Board meeting on Feb. 24. “With these awards, we recognize those folks who are on
the front lines of the broad effort to preserve and restore the
Placer County’s Tahoe Estates Water Quality Improvement Tahoe Basin.”
Project received two honors: Best Overall Project and Best
Erosion Control Project. http://www.placer.ca.gov/News/2010/February/TRPA%20
“I believe the project is a great example of promoting and
implementing the latest and best technologies, including
pervious pavement, for improving the quality of stormwater
flowing into Lake Tahoe,” county Public Works Director Ken
“Kansas McGahan and the Public Works Tahoe Engineer-
ing Division did an outstanding job collaborating with the
community to implement this important innovative project.”
McGahan, a senior engineer in Public Works, is project en-
gineer for the Tahoe Estates Project.
For the project, Public Works integrated low-impact green-
building concepts such as pervious concrete on Laurel Av-
enue, a residential street maintained by the county. That
eliminated the need for traditional storm drain pipes, curbs
and gutters. In addition, the county did not need to con-
struct a costly crossing of Highway 28 and a new stormwa-
ter outfall into Lake Tahoe.
McGahan noted that Public Works made a concerted effort
to design non-intrusive water quality improvements.
“I wanted the project to sit quietly in the rustic, rural neigh-
borhood,” she explained.
Now 20 years old, the TRPA awards program recognizes
projects that demonstrate exceptional planning, design
and compatibility with the Lake Tahoe environment. Lo-
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Census 2010 Questionnaires To Begin Arriving
eginning in mid-March 2010, Sheridan areas of the county have
Placer County residents will re- been designated as hard to count. The Census Bureau asks that resi-
ceive their Census 2010 forms. dents answer the 10 questions on the
Those who have residential mailing ad- Based on the Census, communi- form and return it in the accompanying
dresses will receive their forms via the ties can receive federal funding for postage-paid envelope. Those resi-
mail; those who do not will have the forms things such as: dents who do not return the form will
delivered to their residences. In fact, ev- • Hospitals; be visited in person by Census takers.
ery residence in the country will receive a • Bridges, roads, tunnels and other A census taker is a person from your
Census 2010 questionnaire, along with a public works projects; community who is hired by the Census
postage-paid return envelope. • Job training centers; Bureau to make sure that your neigh-
• Emergency services; borhood gets represented as accurate-
The importance of a complete count for • Schools; and ly as possible. The census taker’s pri-
the Census is multi-faceted. The Census • Senior centers. mary responsibility is to collect census
count will help determine where approxi- information from residences that have
mately $400 billion in federal funding will The 10 questions on the Census 2010 not sent back their 2010 Census form.
be distributed each year. For Placer form only take a few minutes to answer.
County residents, that translates to mil- This Census is one of the shortest For additional information, visit Placer
lions of dollars in federal funds for local forms in Census history. County’s Census 2010 website.
communities. In addition to determining
the local distribution of federal funding,
the Census count also determines the
number of seats each state has in the
U.S. House of Representatives.
The Census, required by the U.S Con-
stitution and conducted every 10 years,
aims to count all residents, both citi-
zens and non-citizens. All information
obtained by the Census is confidential
and protected by U.S. Law.
“Placer County is working with the 2010
Census to ensure we get as complete
and accurate of a count of citizens as
possible,” said Supervisor Kirk Uhler,
Chairman of the Placer County Board
of Supervisors. “The Census is an
important tool for local government
elected officials that helps us make the
right decisions based upon our current
population and needs.” www.cookbrown.com
The Placer County Complete County
Committee has been working with local
groups to ensure that all areas within
the county are accurately included in
the Census. Based on the last Cen-
sus, the Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach and
Help Wanted 750 trucks, Kenworth, International, sub-contractors. Directs production of
electrical and more. A current driver’s design plans and construction sched-
P/T General Engineering Contrac- license is required, Class A preferred ules. Supervises project schedules,
tor seeks experienced estimator with and applicant must pass a PE drug coordinates with on-site superinten-
paving, grading & project manage- screen. Wage based on Experience dent on construction and performs
ment experience. Fax resumes to 530- with truck and benefits package pos- inspections and quality control. Ac-
820-9120, attn: Oscar sible. We are an EOE and ask that you countable for all project cost controls.
please fax your resume to (916) 404- Send resumes to Wells Construction,
49er ROP Program – Looking for 0311 or email email@example.com Attn: Pam, 10648 Industrial Avenue,
employers that are willing to take Roseville, CA 95678; fax to 916-788-
on a P/T trainee who are committed Painting Contractor seeking experi- 4481; email to wells@wellsconstruc-
to learning the construction trades. enced estimator part-time. Please fax tion.com.
Please Contact Steve Dolan, In- resume with references to 530-273-
structor, Granite Bay H.S. Construc- 3184. Salary DOE. Seeking Work
tion Trade Program 916-786-8676 Seeking Work ~ labor or starting
ext.5503. Construction outside Sales Position position. Experience in landscaping,
opening - Great opportunity to help minor, construction, painting, and
Cabinet Maker / Installer Wanted – save energy and build green! Must roofing. Contact James Minor ~ 530-
5+ yrs. Exp. Minimum. Versed in all have computer skills, Ms Application, 333-7848.
phases of construction. Stain grade, plans take off online, Able to read and
p-lam, residential, & commercial. interpret plans, must be able generate Seeking Work ~ In addition to a
Countertop experience a plus. Must detailed takeoff along with clear and strong background in mechanical
be versatile. Salary DOE. Send re- accurate proposals. Candidate must systems including plumbing, hy-
sume to Empire Cabinet Co., fax 916- be an efficient closer and a self starter dronic piping, ductwork & mechani-
773-2456 / empirecabinet@yahoo. without relying on leads and incom- cal equipment, I have developed a
com or call Tony 916-773-8146 ing phone calls. Great people skills, broad understanding of all aspects of
Customer services oriented. Con- construction from pre-coordination
Ridgley Engineering Inc. is look- struction experience. Compensation services to owner turnover for plan
ing for a Truck & Heavy Equipment includes base salary with commis- & spec contracts. Contact: Jesse Ro-
Mechanic / Shop Foreman to support sion, car allowance, fuel account, cell driguez 916-521-7765 or yojrod@
our General Construction and En- phone, medical, and bonus opportuni- yahoo.com
gineering operations. We need a de- ty based on performance. Local can-
pendable, highly motivated and detail didate preferred. Please send resume California State Certified Small
oriented truck, heavy equipment and to firstname.lastname@example.org Business, Steel Fabricator Looking
small tool mechanic for our shop in or faxed to 530-274-1235 to Increase Work Volume. Call Rich
Sacramento. This position is respon- 916-381-9155 or 916-698-3189 for
sible for all trucks, equipment, shop/ Construction Project Manager: information & quotes.
yard and associated inventory. Must 40 hours per week; $45.41 per hour.
have experience with fabrication, die- Handles estimates and bids for con- For Sale
sels, hydraulics, backhoes, excava- struction projects. Establishes per- For Sale 1997 CAT 416B, 4 in 1,
tors, dozers, BIT, DOT, ARB, F350- formance and delivery criteria for all 4wd, 4 buckets, runs great, low hours
Page 30 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
$19,900 firm contact Beth 916-718- with TXU, & Programmable Stat, very good condition: $50
6700 $1895 Gray “task” chair, fully adjustable, no
5 pcs. Concrete K-Rail 20’ length • 2 ½ ton 14 Seer Heat Pump Outdoor arms: $25
each, used. Call – Sierra Safety, ask Unit, $650 Two drawer regular file cabinet: $25
for Dan, for additional info: 916-663- Please Contact Trimline HVAC 530- Two drawer lateral file cabinet: $25
2026. 637-5156. Or make offer on a combination.
For Sale, Shop / Office Approx. MOVING SALE: out of date clad Gold Country Window Systems
1,800 sq.ft. Office Space / Ware- wood 916-645-7970
house. $225,000 / make offer. Call: Window samples, Good for pump email@example.com
530-885-9975. house, garage, outbuilding on your
project? For Lease
For Sale 2 Printer Cartridges for HP 1-20”x36” casement, green, SDL, Warehouse/Office Space for Lease.
Laser Jet: Model #15A. Cheap Price! trim 2 x 2,000 sq.ft. Great location – I80
Please call Chae’ Gale 530-889-3953 1-21 ½”x36” double hung, white & Madison Avenue off Auburn Blvd.
or 916-771-7229 1-32”x48” casement, red, one light $1,000 per unit. Call Dan @ 916-997-
For Sale - HVAC Equipment All New 1-32”x48” casement, blue, SDL 6560 or 916-349-2372.
in Box 2009: 1-36”x60” casement, gray, one light,
• 16-Seer- 410A Condensing Unit, flat casing 5400 SF Building, with Office,
2ton - $550 (cost $1200) 1-40”x48” dbl casement, white SDL Warehouse, Gated Yard. Next Door
• 1 Complete 5ton Split System Large 72” x 36” executive type desk, to Roseville PCCA Planroom.
AMANA – 93% Hort/on Flo Furnace. light oak, one file drawer, one regular Make Offer, Negotiable. Call 916-
Your choice 90,000 or 115,000 BTU. drawer, very good condition: $200 771-7229
5ton-13 Seer Cond. Unit with Coil Black leather executive type chair,
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Make 2010 a GREAT year for your company.
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Page 32 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
Kalb’s Q & A
and schools built before 1978, should Q: Could you clear up the time frame
‘foresee’, or anticipate encountering as to when a General contractor is re-
By David Kalb lead-based paint. According to the quired to pay a subcontractor once
President of Capitol Services, Inc.
CSLB, although this dangerous paint the contractor receives payment from
new Federal rule reminds us “may have been covered by non-toxic the owner (i.e. in my case a public en-
that you may not be able to paints in subsequent years, remodeling tity such as a city or county). I’ve read
‘see’ the future, but you can or demolition will disturb the lead paint Business and Professions Code Sec-
anticipate some problems before they underneath, potentially harming work- tion 7108.5, which states 10 days and
occur. For contractors, especially those ers and consumers.” Civil Code Section 3262.5 (a) that men-
involved in demo, renovation or remod- tions 15 working days. How does each
els in older buildings, you must ‘lead’ Contractors conducting renovation ac- section apply? The difference between
the way in preventing toxic exposures. tivities in pre-1978 buildings must re- 10 days and 15 working days can be
Finally, we help subs know when to put ceive training from a U.S. EPA-accred- substantial. Are the requirements dif-
a ‘pay day’ on their calendar… ited training provider. Contractors or ferent if the contractor is a sole propri-
their employees with lead safety certi- etor or a corporation?
Q: I heard there is a new certification fication from the California Department
similar to asbestos removal for lead- of Public Health (DPH) may take a A: You are correct, a payment made
based paint? Have you heard anything four-hour U.S. EPA-accredited course within 10 “calendar” days vs. 15 “work-
about this from the Contractors Board? to achieve federal compliance. At least ing” days can significantly impact cash
If not, do you know which agency might one person in a firm must be trained flow and a company’s ability to make
handle this? and certified in renovation. That firm payroll. B&P Code 7108.5 states that
must then apply to U.S. EPA for firm a prime contractor shall pay any sub-
A: Regulations regarding lead-based certification. contractor within 10 days of receipt of
paint are governed by various state each progress payment from the owner
and federal agencies. While the Con- In addition, for any construction work (public or private) except where section
tractors State License Board (CSLB) is where an employee may be exposed 10262 of the Public Contract Code ap-
not directly one of those, they recently to lead, employers must provide a writ- plies. Section 10262 also states that
issued a press release reminding li- ten lead-work pre-job notification to the the contractor shall pay subcontractors
censees that new U.S. Environmental nearest Division of Occupational Safety within 10 days of receipt of each prog-
Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) require- and Health (DOSH) District Office. ress payment from the owner.
ments will take effect soon.
In some ways these requirements are I believe Civil Code Section 3262.5
Beginning April 22, 2010, contractors stricter than those pertaining to asbes- (a) only relates to public utilities. This
could face fines of up to $37,500 for tos. Indoors, these apply to all contrac- states in part: “Any person or corpora-
not complying with federal regulations tors who disturb lead-based paint in a tion which has contracted to do busi-
aimed at protecting them -- and con- six-square-foot area or greater. Out- ness with a public utility … shall pay
sumers -- from exposure to dust from doors, this is a 20-square-foot area. any subcontractors within 15 working
lead-based paints. Certification forms and a listing of ac- days of receipt of each progress pay-
credited training providers are available ment…” The payment requirements for
Contractors working on remodeling on line at www.epa.gov/lead or by call- government or utilities should be the
projects in homes, childcare facilities ing 1-800-424-LEAD (5323). same for sole owners and corporations.
CITY OF LINCOLN
Development Services Department
600 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
(916) 434-2470 - office
(916) 645-3552 - fax
Re-Roofing and the 2008 California Residential
Energy Compliance Requirements for Cool Roofs
Important information you need to know BEFORE obtaining a re-roof permit!
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has adopted new requirements for re-roofing projects.
Beginning January 1, 2010 when more than 50% of the exterior surface of the roof or more than 1,000-sq. ft. of
roof is replaced, whichever is less, the roofing product must meet the following prescriptive requirements for Cool
For roof slopes of greater than 2:12:
1. Roofing products with a density of less than 5lbs/sq.ft. (i.e. Asphalt shingles) shall have a minimum 3-year aged solar
reflectance of 0.20 and a minimum thermal emittance of 0.75, or a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 16.
2. Roofing products with a density of 5lbs/sq.ft. or more (i.e. Concrete, clay tiles or slate) shall have a minimum 3-year aged
solar reflectance of 0.15 and a minimum thermal emittance of 0.75, or a SRI of 10.
Alternatives to the Cool Roof requirement may be one of the following:
1. Insulation with a thermal resistance of at least 0.85hr.ft².°F/Btu or at least ¾ inch air-space is added to the roof deck over
an attic; or
2. If existing ducts in the attic are insulated and sealed according to CEC Regulations §151(f)10 ; or
3. Buildings with at least R-30 ceiling insulation; or
4. If the building with a radiant barrier in the attic meeting the requirements of §151(f)2 ; or
5. Buildings with no ducts in the attic; or
6. If in climate Zones 10, 11, 13, and 14, R-3 or greater roof deck insulation above vented attic.
A Certificate of Compliance Energy Form “CF-1R-ALT” must be completed and submitted with the permit application. The
“CF-1R-ALT” form must be signed by the documentation Author and the Building Designer (i.e. Contractor or Home Owner).
At Final Inspection an Installation Certificate Form “CF-6R-ENV-01” must be completed by the installing contractor and
submitted to the owner and the building department.
Page 34 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
Roofing products that are used for compliance with the energy standards are required to be tested and labeled by the Cool
Roof Rating Council (CRRC).
The roofing products manufacturer must have its roofing product tested for solar reflectance and thermal emittance, and be
listed in the CRRC’s Rated Product Directory (see http://www.coolroofs.org) and be labeled according to CRRC procedures.
Below is an example of an approved CRRC product label.
You can visit the California Energy Commissions webpage at: www.energy.ca.gov for more information.
Commercial Carpentry Contractors
Retail Offices ● Storefronts ● Roof Structures ● Towers ● Canopies ● Mezzanines
License No:. 746429 B
Click on any topic for more information
Educate yourself whenever possible about workplace health and safety.
Know your rights and responsibilities so that you can recognize and respond to any hazards you may face on the job.
• Drinking and Drugs
• Serious Injuries
• Refueling Equipment
• Job Site Heating
• Driving And Pulling
• Accidents Before And After
• Concrete Placement
Page 36 PCCA Contractor’s Zone March 8, 2010
Weekly Safety Meeting
for the construction industry
Courtesy of the Placer County Contractors Association
Company Name: Job Name: Date:
At our safety meetings we stress accident prevention. And we try to follow through on the job. But accidents sometimes occur
despite all of our efforts.
HELPING A VICTIM MAY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD
We are all inclined to lend a helping hand when we see a fellow worker injured and suffering. We want to ease the pain and do
what ever else we can to aid in the emergency. And this is to our credit. But in some cases, we can do more harm than good.
Often it’s better to let an injured person alone until professional or trained help arrived.
TRAINED FIRST AIDERS OFTEN CLOSE AT HAND
Many persons have taken Red Cross first-aid training courses, and one of them is usually close at hand. If so, follow that person’s
directions. Maybe some of you have taken a first-aid course. IF so, let me know, so that we can call on you for assistance in case
REMEMBER THIS IMPORTANT RULE
For those of you who have had no training in first aid, remember this rule: “Do not move an injured person nor try to get that person
to stand.” I recall a case in which a laborer suffered a crushed hip. Fellow workers help him to stand and tried to make him walk.
This resulted in intestinal damage, which killed him. In another case, a simple fracture turned into a compound fracture because
witnesses persuaded the injured man to get to his feet.
A good rule to follow when there’s an injury is that unless you know what to do, get help. This applies in all cases of serious falls,
collisions, crushing injuries, and severe blows by heavy objects or vehicles. Always consider the possibility of injury, even when
for more information on serious injuries please click the link to the left
Special topics for your project:
Employee Safety Recommendations:
Reviewed MSDS# Subject
Meeting attended by:
Supervisor’s Signature: Date: