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Top 10 OSHA Citations

City of Santa Barbara Building Department Holiday Closure Starting December 24 City of Santa Barbara Building Department offices will be closed from December 24, 2013 to January 2, 2014. The building inspection staff will be working on Friday, December 27, 2013. Also, the 2013 California Building Codes go into effect on January 1, 2014. The last day to submit projects under the 2010 California Building Code will be Monday, December 23, 2013. Please contact Lonnie Cassidy for a copy of the ordinance for the new codes. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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OSHA has released the top 10 most frequently cited standards for the time period extending from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 (fiscal year 2013), based on federal OSHA work site inspections. Fall protection is at the top of the list. The federal agency publishes this list annually to alert employers to these commonly cited standards so that they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA arrives to inspect their work sites. The list, in order of frequency, is as follows: Fall Protection (Construction Industry)

Lonnie Cassidy Building Plan Check/Inspection Supervisor City of Santa Barbara (805) 564-5566 locassidy@santabarbaraca.gov

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Hazard Communication Scaffolding (Construction Industry) Respiratory Protection Electrical, Wiring Methods Powered Industrial Trucks Ladders (Construction Industry) Lockout/Tagout Electrical, General Requirements Machine Guarding.

Ensure your workplace safety is up to snuff by reviewing your IIPP and your safety programs now! Need assistance? Contact SBCA office, we can help.

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In This Issue

City SB Bldg Dept Holiday Closure Top 10 OSHA Citations SBCA Holiday Party Q & A for Contractors Classifieds/Job Postings OSHA Fact Sheet 3642 Construction Holiday Moratorium Tailgate Safety Topic SBCA Online Planroom Report SB City Building Permits South County Building Permits North County Building Permits

Santa Barbara Contractors Association Celebrating 65 Years of Service to the Community

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Santa Barbara Contractors Association Calendar Highlights DECEMBER 2013

JANUARY 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

SBCA Board of Directors Meeting December 3, 2013 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm Location: Santa Barbara

SBCA Board of Directors Meeting January 7, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

SBCA Board of Directors Meeting February 4, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

SBCA Online Planroom Demo & Training December 4, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

SBCA Online Planroom Demo & Training January 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:00am Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

SBCA Online Planroom Demo & Training February 5, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:00am Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

Built Green Orientation December 5, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am Location: Built Green Resource Center, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

Built Green Orientation January 9, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:00am Location: Built Green Resource Center, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

Built Green Orientation February 6, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:00am Location: Built Green Resource Center, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

SBCA Holiday Party Join us for some holiday cheer! December 10, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm Location: Figueroa Mountain Brewery, 137 Anacapa Street, Suite F, Santa Barbara

Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar January 21, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:30pm Location: EDD Office Training Room, 4820 McGrath Street Suite #200, Ventura

SBCA Builder Breakfast Speakers: City of Santa Barbara Bldg Dept February 13, 2014 from 7:30am to 8:30am Location: City of Santa Barbara Community Development, 630 Garden Street, Santa Barbara

SBCA Office Closed Christmas Holiday December 24 - 25, 2013

SBCA Builder Breakfast January 2014, TBA Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

SBCA Membership Tip Get the most out of your membership! Looking for the next networking event? Come to the SBCA Holiday Party!! See page 13 for more information. Need more info, visit us online 24/7 or call us at 805.884.1100.

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Tuesday December 10, 2013 6:00pm to 9:00pm Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music & holiday cheer Figueroa Mountain Brewery 137 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara Kindly RSVP by December 3, 2013 Advance reservations are required $20 per SBCA Member No host bar SBCA 805.884.1100 · info@sbcontractors.org · www.sbcontractors.org

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Commitment to Local Construction

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Building a new home takes commitment, teamwork and dependability. At American Riviera Bank, our commitment to our customers and to providing construction financing has never stopped – not many banks can say that! Whether helping rebuild after the fires or helping you build your dream home, the community can depend on us to be with them through thick and thin. We want to be part of your team so call us today to learn more!

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Thank You for Making Us Part of Your Team for Over a Century. This year, as The Blue Book Building and Construction Network celebrates its 100th Anniversary, we feel privileged to have played a part in the industry's growth over the last ten decades. We are indebted to the millions of industry professionals who put us to work and continue to rely on our products to help build the relationships needed for their projects...from design through post-construction. From our earliest print directory to the digital solutions found at thebluebook.com, the tools we have developed are designed to enhance your workflow – not change it. Our deployment of technology has remained careful and focused. Whether it's increasing productivity for our users or providing exposure and project opportunities for our customers, The Blue Book Network's mission has remained constant: Bring the construction industry together through information. Our sincere thanks for making The Blue Book Network part of your team. We look forward to providing you with the information solutions you need for the next 100 years!

For information on The Blue Book Network's workflow solutions, visit thebluebook.com or call us at 855-805-2560 and let's talk about how our team can best support yours today.

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Online Plan Service is now available as a mobile application, compatible with all Mobile devices such as Android, iOS, blackberry, and tablet platforms. Quickly access the Online Planroom, review project information and documents ON THE GO! Access OPS Mobile on your mobile device by going to http://onlineplanservice.com/mobile/ OPS Mobile is an abridged version of the OPR. It includes: x My Desk x New Projects x Bidding Projects x Bid Results x All Project Documents; Plans, Specs, and Addenda Filters for project name and location are also available. All Project Documents, Addenda, Plans, Specs etc., can be viewed using QuickEye Mobile. As this is a web-based viewer, no installation is necessary! OPS Mobile loads to My Desk. Navigate to New Projects, Bidding Project, and Bid results using the bottom links. Project Details include basic project information; addenda, project contacts, and bidders.

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Capitol Connection Q & A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Some things in life and contractor’s licensing require more time, money or explanation, some less and some can’t be ‘satisfied’ no matter how long you wait, explain or would be willing to spend. But, first there’s more… We always appreciate the sharp eyes of readers, some of whom got in touch about the way company names and contractor license numbers must be displayed on vehicles. The key is how the vehicle is registered with the DMV. While space limits our answers at times, this one does need further clarification, as the real practice by many may be out of synch with the actual letter of the law which spells out how and when names and license numbers are required: “C-36” Plumbing, “C-45” Sign, and “C-57” WellDrilling contractors must display the following information on each side of every business vehicle with commercial registration in letters at least 11⁄2 inches high (B&P Section 7029.5): Business name, permanent business address and contractor’s license number. All other licensed contractors must display their business names and contractor license numbers on every one of their commercially registered vehicles. The name and number must be in a clearly visible location in letters at least 3⁄4 inch high and wide (B&P Section 7029.6). For more visit: www.cslb.ca.gov/ Resources/GuidesAndPamphlets/AdvertisingGuidelines.pdf

We are always interested in reader feedback and welcome any inquiry for additional information at Capitol Services. Q: I had a judgment on my previous Sole Owner license but it is over 8 years old. I recently applied for a new contractor’s license in the name of my corporation. The application was denied based on the 8-year old judgment that is still “unsatisfied”. It was my understanding that judgments go away after a period of 7 years. Is that not true? A: It is our understanding that the CSLB has no statute of limitations for a judgment on a license. The Superior Court of California does have a 10year statute of limitations. After 10 years, if the Superior Court does not renew the judgment, you can provide proof of non-renewal to the CSLB in order to have the judgment forgiven. Q: I currently have a Sole Proprietorship contractor’s license and I am in the process of incorporating. I will submit a “Licensed Sole Owner Applying for Corporate License” form. The current license is in good standing; and the corporation is formed by the individual licensee; and the Sole Owner licensee has at least 51% ownership of the new corporation. I am aware that once the number is transferred, it belongs to the corporation and cannot be reissued to an individual at a later date.

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My question is: How are my contracts in progress affected by the change in business structure? For example, if the license is transferred to the corporation in January, and work covered under a contract signed with the Sole Proprietor entity is still in progress when the transfer occurs, are we still in compliance with being licensed at all times? I appreciate any information, as I am not able to find it anywhere. A: If you will still have work in progress under the Sole Owner/Proprietorship license when the conversion takes place, while you will still be in compliance, you will want to also inform each of your customers that have work in progress that the change has taken place. You should do this in writing and you can inform them that the license number, ownership, bonding company, Worker’s Comp, etc. remains the same, but that you have converted from a Sole Proprietorship to a Corporation. Also just FYI, beyond the Sole Owner to Corporation form you will also need to complete and submit a waiver application. While knowledge is power, knowing where to go for the answers is half the battle. Get expert assistance immediately when you call 866-443-0657, email info@cutredtape.com, or write us at Capitol Services, Inc., 1225 8th St. Ste. 580, Sacramento, CA 95814. Research past columns at www.cutredtape.com.

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Interested in a career in the building trades? There is a critical shortage of construction workers. Over 1 million new jobs will be created nationally in the next seven years, with 2,500 of them in Santa Barbara and Ventura in the next three years. California construction workers earn an average of $24 an hour and journey-level workers earn $70,000-plus a year!

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REDUCE YOUR WORKERS’ COMP INSURANCE COSTS The SBCA and 25 Builder’s Exchanges in California have joined to form the Golden State Builders Exchange (GSBE). Participation in this group insurance program may significantly reduce the cost of your workers’ compensation premiums over a State Compensation Insurance Fund individual policy. Qualifying SBCA members are eligible for a 6% discount. Ask to be placed into the SBCA Group 821. Please call the SBCA office for more information and conversion form. If you are already with State Fund, please call us or your broker to see if you qualify for this group program. www.statefundca.com

VISIT The Built Green Resource Center offers information, programs and classes on green building practices and materials. It showcases energy independence, water savings, and other sustainable building practices. The Resource Center is open to the public by appointment only. Please call 805-884-1100 to schedule your visit. www.builtgreensb.org 805.884.1100

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If you are an employer who wishes to obtain assistance from Cal/OSHA Consultation, or want to learn more about what services are available, you can do so by calling the toll-free assistance number.

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FactSheet

December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). The new label elements and SDS requirements will improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace. To help companies comply with the revised standard, OSHA is phasing in the specific requirements over several years (December 1, 2013 to June 1, 2016). The first compliance date of the revised HCS is December 1, 2013. By that time employers must have trained their workers on the new label elements and the SDS format. This training is needed early in the transition process since workers are already beginning to see the new labels and SDSs on the chemicals in their workplace. To ensure employees have the information they need to better protect themselves from chemical hazards in the workplace during the transition period, it is critical that employees understand the new label and SDS formats. The list below contains the minimum required topics for the training that must be completed by December 1, 2013. ¾ Training on label elements must include information on: UÊ /Þ«iʜvʈ˜vœÀ“>̈œ˜Ê̅iÊi“«œÞiiÊܜՏ`Ê expect to see on the new labels, including the  Product identifier: how the hazardous chemical is identified. This can be (but is not limited to) the chemical name, code number or batch number. The manufacturer, importer or distributor can decide the appropriate product identifier. The same product identifier must be both on the label and in Section 1 of the SDS (Identification). Signal word: used to indicate the relative level of severity of hazard and alert the reader to a potential hazard on the label. There are only two signal words, “Danger” 26

and “Warning.” Within a specific hazard class, “Danger” is used for the more severe hazards and “Warning” is used for the less severe hazards. There will only be one signal word on the label no matter how many hazards a chemical may have. If one of the hazards warrants a “Danger” signal word and another warrants the signal word “Warning,” then only “Danger” should appear on the label. Pictogram: OSHA’s required pictograms must be in the shape of a square set at a point and include a black hazard symbol on a white background with a red frame sufficiently wide enough to be clearly visible. A square red frame set at a point without a hazard symbol is not a pictogram and is not permitted on the label. OSHA has designated eight pictograms under this standard for application to a hazard category. Hazard statement(s): describe the nature of the hazard(s) of a chemical, including, where appropriate, the degree of hazard. For example: “Causes damage to kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure when absorbed through the skin.” All of the applicable hazard statements must appear on the label. Hazard statements may be combined where appropriate to reduce redundancies and improve readability. The hazard statements are specific to the hazard


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classification categories, and chemical users should always see the same statement for the same hazards, no matter what the chemical is or who produces it. Precautionary statement(s): means a phrase that describes recommended measures that should be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical or improper storage or handling. Name, address and phone number of the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer UÊ œÜÊ>˜Êi“«œÞiiʓˆ}…ÌÊÕÃiÊ̅iʏ>LiÃʈ˜Ê̅iÊ workplace. For example, Explain how information on the label can be used to ensure proper storage of hazardous chemicals. Explain how the information on the label might be used to quickly locate information on first aid when needed by employees or emergency personnel. UÊ i˜iÀ>Ê՘`iÀÃÌ>˜`ˆ˜}ʜvʅœÜÊ̅iÊii“i˜ÌÃÊ work together on a label. For example, Explain that where a chemical has multiple hazards, different pictograms are used to identify the various hazards. The employee should expect to see the appropriate pictogram for the corresponding hazard class. Explain that when there are similar precautionary statements, the one providing the most protective information will be included on the label. ¾ Training on the format of the SDS must include information on: UÊ -Ì>˜`>À`ˆâi`ʣȇÃiV̈œ˜ÊvœÀ“>Ì]ʈ˜VÕ`ˆ˜}Ê the type of information found in the various sections

For example, the employee should be instructed that with the new format, Section 8 (Exposure Controls/Personal Protection) will always contain information about exposure limits, engineering controls and ways to protect yourself, including personal protective equipment. UÊ œÜÊ̅iʈ˜vœÀ“>̈œ˜Êœ˜Ê̅iʏ>LiÊˆÃÊÀi>Ìi`ÊÌœÊ the SDS For example, explain that the precautionary statements would be the same on the label and on the SDS. As referenced in Dr. Michaels’ OSHA Training Standards Policy Statement (April 28, 2010) – with all training, OSHA requires employers to present information in a manner and language that their employees can understand. If employers customarily need to communicate work instructions or other workplace information to employees in a language other than English, they will also need to provide safety and health training to employees in the same manner. Similarly, if the employee’s vocabulary is limited, the training must account for that limitation. By the same token, if employees are not literate, telling them to read training materials will not satisfy the employer’s training obligation. OSHA’s Hazard Communication website (http:// www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html) has the following QuickCards and OSHA Briefs to assist employers with the required training. UÊ >LiÊ+ՈVŽ >À`Ê­English/Spanish) UÊ *ˆV̜}À>“Ê+ՈVŽ >À`Ê­English/Spanish) UÊ ->viÌÞÊ >Ì>Ê-…iiÌÊ+ՈVŽ >À`Ê­English) (Spanish) UÊ Safety Data Sheet OSHA Brief UÊ >LiÉ*ˆV̜}À>“Ê"-Ê Àˆivʭ̜ÊVœ“i®

This is one in a series of informational fact sheets highlighting OSHA programs, policies or standards. It does not impose any new compliance requirements. For a comprehensive list of compliance requirements of OSHA standards or regulations, refer to Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This information will be made available to sensory-impaired individuals upon request. The voice phone is (202) 693-1999; teletypewriter (TTY) number: (877) 889-5627.

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