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MCD Newsletter - July 2020


LOCATION: Lake Chelan




“The only way you can do great work is to love what you do.”

-Steve Jobs



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

goggles clear.

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

good fit.

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.






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


Call Ahead

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

workers believe.

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.

Digging Safely

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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