Ebert’s proudly wrapping up with yet another successful project, the Brooklyn Park Youth Housing Project! This project is going to provide housing for local homeless youth and is the only homeless shelter for youths in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis. Ebert Construction is proud that we were able to take part in this positive opportunity for the surrounding community. Check out the below link from Fox 9 News discussing what a great addition this is going to be in the Brooklyn Park Community and what a profound affect it already has had on the community.
With cold temps comes frostbite dangers. To be sure Ebert Construction is aware and safe, we can take safety measures that will ensure a more comfortable and safe work environment.
Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in the affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage body tissues, and severe cases can lead to amputation. In extremely cold temperatures, the risk of frostbite is increased in workers with reduced blood circulation and among workers who are not dressed properly. It’s important to remember to dress appropriately.
Listed below are some symptoms of frostbite:
*Reduced blood flow to hands and feet (fingers and toes can freeze)
*Tingling or stinging
*Bluish or pail, waxy skin
Workers that are suffering from frostbite should:
- Get into a warm room as soon as possible
- Unless absolutely necessary do NOT walk on frostbitten feet or toes – this increases damage
- Immerse the affected area in warm-not-hot-water (the temperature should be comfortable to the touch for unaffected parts of the body)
- Warm the affected area using body heat; for example, the heat of an armpit can be used to warm frostbitten fingers
- Do NOT rub or massage the frostbitten area; doing so can cause more damage
- Do NOT use a heating pad, heat lam, or the heat of a stove, fireplace, or radiator for warming. Affected areas are numb and can easily be burned
Ebert Construction works hard to make sure our employees are aware, educated, and practice safety measures. For further information see the link below to our Safety News Letter!
Be sure to check out Minneapolis / St Paul Business Journal’s 2014-2015 Big Book! Ebert Construction is listed in the book as one of the Top 25 General Contractors! We are very proud to be recognized and will continue all of our hard work into 2015! Check the list out at Minneapolis / St Paul Business Journal.