27 Jul 2017

Yes FREE LUNCH does Exist!

By |2017-07-27T10:01:11-05:00July 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join us for Wiener Wednesday!

FREE LUNCH starts at 11am!

Weekly, we have Wiener Wednesday, where we also feature a vendor who usually offers educational trainings or updates for contractors. This is a great opportunity for all contractors to have direct interaction with featured vendors and vice versa.

Feed your crew and learn about new products:

  • August 2nd - GAF Residential
  • August 9th - Bullet Tools
  • August 16th - SFS Intec
  • August 23rd - Diamond Kote/LP
  • August 30th - Freud
  • September 6th - County Materials
  • September 13th - Alsco
  • September 20th - James Hardie
  • September 27th - Green Slope
  • October 4th - GAF Commercial
  • October 11th - Waudena Millwork

2950 N. Western Avenue location

12 Jun 2017

Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable

By |2017-06-12T14:10:30-05:00June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association note:

In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable.

Employers must protect workers from excessive heat

Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program.

  • Provide workers with water, rest and shade.
  • Allow new or returning workers to gradually increase workloads and take more frequent breaks as they acclimatize, or build a tolerance for working in the heat.
  • Plan for emergencies and train workers on prevention.
  • Monitor workers for signs of illness.

To prevent heat related illness and fatalities:

  • Drink water every 15 minutes, even if you are not thirsty.
  • Rest in the shade to cool down.
  • Wear a hat and light-colored clothing.
  • Learn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency.
  • Keep an eye on fellow workers.
  • “Easy does it” on your first days of work in the heat. You need to get used to it.

Working in full sunlight can increase heat index values by 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep this in mind and plan additional precautions for working in these conditions.

Work Safe this week and into the summer’s hot weather months! For more information, visit OSHA for other heat safety information.

Don’t forget to get Lakefront Springs Bottled Water with your next order!