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MCD Newsletter - May 2020

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

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

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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

systems.

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.

Ladders

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

landing.

• 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



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