July 20, 2018

Education & Professional Development

Maximizing Construction Week and the Build Iowa Initiative 
July 24, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenters:  Ben Hammes and Micah Loveless, Master Builders of Iowa

In 2015 MBI launched an initiative to assist MBI members with resources to build their workforces. This initiative consists of career information for young people through our Build Iowa brand, as well as ways to promote and recognize the individuals currently in the field through a Construction Week campaign.

Build Iowa is a year-round endeavor, while Construction Week in 2018 will be held October 1st – 5th. During this webinar, we will discuss how to effectively utilize both campaigns, including what resources are currently in place for construction companies to take advantage of.

August 14, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter:  Tom Suckow, Construction Safety Specialists, Inc.
In this webinar, we will explain what Hazard Communication is and what it means to you.  We will discuss what GHS is and what it has to do with the Hazard Communication Standard. Along with this, we will explain the pictograms involved, how to read them and where you can expect to see them.  In addition, we will dive into SDS and how it differs from and MSDS.  Finally, we will explore employers’ responsibilities under the GHS program.

Maintaining a Drug Free Workplace
August 22, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter:  Dwight Taylor, The DART Group
In this webinar, we will explain the seven major drug categories, their signs and symptoms, and how users are disguising them in the workplace.  In addition, we will explore “reasonable suspicion” and the Iowa drug laws and what they mean to employers, as well as how to document observations made of suspected users.