MCD Newsletter - May 2020
The Story Behind Joanna Gaines’s Newest Paint Color (By Lambeth Hochwald) Joanna Gaines is unveiling a new paint color today, and it’s one that’s very close to her heart. 1905 Green is the color story at Magnolia Press Coffee Co., her coffee shop in Waco, Texas, and there is a strong connection between the hue and the city’s history. The name of this new, slightly jewel-toned forest green color is an ode to the beloved home of Gaines
and her husband, Chip, and it also pays homage to Katy Park, a minor league baseball stadium that stood near what is now Magnolia Market at the Silos (their vast complex of shops and restaurants) from 1905 to 1965, when it was razed. The former Fixer Upper star says she was drawn to this particular color blend, which ultimately completes the family of 40 green hues in the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines paint collection.
“A DAY WITHOUT LAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED.”
- CHARLIE CHAPLIN
TOOLBOX TIP: FALL PROTECTION
Falls and falling objects can result from unstable working surfaces, ladders that are
not safely positioned and misuse of fall protection. Workers are also subject to falls or
the dangers of falling objects if sides and edges, floor holes and wall openings are not
protected. Any time you are working at a height of six feet or more on the construction
site, you must be protected.
Unprotected Sides, Wall Openings and Floor Holes
Almost all sites have unprotected sides and edges, wall openings or floor holes at some
point during construction. If these sides and openings are not protected, injuries from
falls or falling objects may result. Use at least one of the following whenever you are
exposed to a fall of six feet or more above a lower level: guardrail, safety net, and fall rail
Additional Safety Precautions
• Cover or guard floor holes promptly after creating them.
• Construct floor hole covers so they will effectively support two times the weight of
workers, equipment and materials that may be imposed on the cover at any one time.
• Use fall prevention systems like guardrails rather than protection systems like safety
nets or fall arrest devices.
You also increase your chances of falling if you are using portable ladders that are not
safely positioned each time you use them. While you are on a ladder, it may move
or slip from its supports. You may also lose your balance while getting on and off an
unsteady ladder. Take the following fall protection measures when using ladders:
• Position portable ladders so side rails extend at least three feet above the
• Secure side rails at the top to a rigid support and use a grab device when a
three foot extension is not possible.
• Make sure that the weight on the ladder will not cause it to slip off its support.
• Inspect ladders for cracked, broken or defective parts prior to each use. If a
ladder is broken, tag it as defective and remove it from service.
*ARTICLE BY GRIP