Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- Best of Manchester Award

I am late in sharing this, hope you already knew this but just in case... visit www.brookbuild.com then go to News and click on the Best of Manchester Award.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-proper construction site footwear

It feels like it has been a long week but Friday has arrived, just a few short hours and the weekend will be here.

Have a nice weekend all, talk to you again next week.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Brookston Builders. Inc.-Heat warning for outdoor workers

I know we have shared articles on heat related illness before but is important, knowing the signs, how to prevent it can literally save lives.  So here is just another something to review so it is top of mind.


Preventing Heat-related Illness

Helpful tips for beating the summer heat


Summer heat can be more than uncomfortable; it can be a threat to your health. Unfortunately, you do not have much of a choice when it comes to job site. Follow these tips to stay safe in the searing heat.

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion occurs when a person cannot sweat enough to cool the body—usually the result of not drinking enough fluids during hot weather. It generally develops when a person is playing, working or exercising outside in extreme heat. Symptoms include:

·        Dizziness, weakness, nausea, headache and vomiting

·        Blurry vision    

·        Body temperature rising to 101°F

·        Sweaty skin

·        Feeling hot and thirsty


·        Difficulty speaking

A person suffering from heat exhaustion must move to a cool place and drink plenty of water to avoid a more severe heat-related condition—heat stroke.

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is the result of untreated heat exhaustion. Symptoms include:

·        Sweating stops

·        Unawareness of thirst and heat

·        Body temperature rising rapidly to above 101°F

·        Confusion or delirium

·        Possible loss of consciousness or seizure

Heat stroke is a serious medical emergency that must be treated quickly by a trained professional. Until help arrives, cool the person down by placing ice on the neck, armpits and groin. If the person is awake and able to swallow, have them drink a small glass of water every 15 minutes or until help arrives.

Tips for Staying Cool

The combination of heat and humidity in the summer months can be downright uncomfortable and even dangerous. Stay cool by following these safety tips:

·        Drink plenty of water. In hot weather, drink enough water to quench your thirst. The average adult needs eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, and even more during hot weather.

·        Skip the caffeine and soda; drink water instead.  

·        Dress for the weather. When outside, wear lightweight clothing of natural fabric and a well-ventilated hat.

·        Eat light. Replace heavy or hot meals with lighter, refreshing foods. And always eat smaller meals before work or intense activity.

 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-Construction worker takes a lunch break

We made it to another Friday.  Hope everyone has a great week. Just a few more hours to go and you can relax.  Hope everyone has fun plans for the weekend.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Brookstone Builders Inc.-Latest Newsletter

In case you haven't received our latest newsletter via e-mail then here it is; wwwbrookbuild.com/nlv.150.htm

If you would like to sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter, we promise it is only quarterly.  We pride ourselves on not sharing our list with anyone as well as not sending you "junk".  You may do so on our website.

Thank you and have  nice day. Remember if you are working outside, drink plenty of fluids.