MCD Newsletter - August 2020
WHAT’S UP IN WASHINGTON
Is anyone looking to get away for a quick trip this weekend... or any for the rest of the
month??? Well, just 2 hours and 7 minuets away from MacPherson’s (Yes, I google mapped
it), is a drive-in movie theater located in Port Townsend. The “Wheel-In” has been around
since 1953, making it one of the oldest drive-in theaters on the Pacific Northwest. It is also
one of only four remaining drive-ins in Washington. How cool!! This gem was founded by
the current owner’s grandparents so it’s a small family business. You can bring your own
food, or stock up on concessions before the show. The gates open at 7:30 p.m so its perfect
to spend the day in the cute town of Port Townsend and finish with a movie. Also, since it is
a drive-in, it is perfect for social distancing. A Carload is $15 and because of social distancing
requirements they are reducing lot capacity by 25%...so make your reservations.
FEATURED PROJECT #1!
FEATURED PROJECT #2!
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Kathy
TOOLBOX TIP: AVOIDING HEAT STRESS
The sun and warm weather of summer can also bring special hazards for those working
outdoors. The combination of heat, humidity and physical labor can lead to illness. The
two most serious forms of heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke need immediate attention.
1. Understand the symptoms. It is a signal that says the body is having difficulty
maintaining its narrow temperature range. The heart pumps faster, blood is diverted
from internal organs to the skin, breathing rate increases, sweating increases, all in
an attempt to transfer more heat to the outside air and cool the skin by evaporation
of sweat. If the body can’t keep up then the person suffers effects ranging from heat
cramps to heat exhaustion, and finally to heat stroke.
2. Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion include: headaches, dizziness, light headiness or
fainting; weakness and moist skin; mood changes such as irritability or confusion; or
3. Symptoms of Heat Stroke include: dry, hot skin with no sweating, mental confusion
or loss of consciousness, seizures or convulsions.
4. Dry clothes and skin do not mean that you are not sweating. In dry climates, you
might not feel wet or sticky, but you are still sweating. On a very warm day, you can lose
as much as two liters of fluid.
5. Beat the Heat. Help Prevent the ill effects of heat stress by: • Drinking water or
Gatorade frequently and moderately • If possible, avoid direct sunlight or other heat
sources. • Try to plan your day to tackle more strenuous jobs during the cooler morning
hours. • Utilizing the ventilation or fans in enclosed areas. • Rest frequently in cool,
shaded areas. • Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages and eat lightly. • Remembering
that it takes about one to two weeks for the body to adjust to the heat • Wearing
lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothes. • Wear wide brimmed hard hats,
neck protectors (Chill-Its) and sunscreen
6. Be prepared to act. In the event you recognize these symptoms in yourself or a
co-worker, immediately notify your supervisor and contact emergency professionals.
While waiting for First Aid or Medical Aid, you should: • Move the worker to a cool
shaded area • Loosen or remove heavy clothing • Provide small sips of cool drinking
water • Fan and mist the person with water
*ARTICLE BY GRIP