MCD Newsletter - July 2020
FEATURED PROJECT #1!
LOCATION: Lake Chelan
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Kathy
“The only way you can do great work is to love what you do.”
GLASSES FOGGING UP?
By: Vered Hazanchuk
It may be one of the more innocuous problems of the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a
nuisance nonetheless: fogged-up eyewear. As annoying as it may be, don’t stop wearing
your mask. Instead, here are some tips for keeping your eyeglasses, sunglasses, or safety
1. Fit your Mask to your Face: When putting on your mask, make sure to pinch the top of
the mask to fit the shape of your nose. If your mask allows it, tighten the sides as well for a
2. Wipe your Lenses before Wearing them: An anti-fogging solution or even gently
washing your lenses with soap and water before wearing them may help. This will keep
water droplets from building up and fogging your lenses.
3. Rest your Glasses over your Face Mask: Try pulling your mask up over your nose and
rest your glasses on top of it. This will block the air from escaping and prevent fogging.
4. Adjust your Glasses: Pushing your glasses forward on your nose will allow more air to
circulate and keep your breath from fogging up your vision.
FEATURE PORJECT #2!
TOOLBOX TIP: Know Your Turf Before You Dig
Use caution to reduce injury, liability, repairs and delays. Smart and safe digging means
knowing what is buried underground before you begin a project. Anyone digging or
excavating has to be cautious— this includes contractors, road maintenance crews,
telephone pole installers, fence builders, landscapers and even homeowners. Be
safe and healthy on the job with these helpful tips provided by Employer Resources
Every state has a “One Call” hotline, accessible by dialing 811. Each state has its own
laws and enforcements regarding its call-before-you-dig program. However, the basic
purpose is the same across state lines: to protect telephone service, underground
power lines, water pipes, sewer pipes, energy pipelines and workers.
Know the Facts
There are several misconceptions about One Call. Many contractors, or other workers
performing digging tasks, believe they can tell whether there is anything buried
underground based on the conditions above. This belief often gives a false sense of
security. In reality, many unsafe items beneath the soil—including pipelines carrying
dangerous substances like petroleum or natural gas—are not marked as precisely as
One common myth is that workers can tell the precise location of a pipeline or other
underground feature by drawing a straight line between right-of-way markers.
However, right-of-way markers are often much wider than necessary, they usually are
not placed precisely over the item and they do not indicate depth.
Underground lines often curve to avoid natural or manmade features between markers.
Therefore, using the One Call system is the only way to truly know what is beneath the
ground when you are digging.
Use the following tips to ensure that while on the job, you are not endangering anyone’s
safety or property:
• Only dig in the areas that have been designated and marked off using the One Call
system. • Stop working and inform your supervisor if One Call locator marks are no
longer visible due to site activity. • Never begin digging before the time specified by
One Call, which is usually 48 hours after phoning the service.
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