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Breakwater Pics, Ring the Bell & Heat Illness Reminders

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Division 1610 – Breakwater Apartments- Traverse City, MI

Submitted by Jason Harrall, Superintendent

General Contractor: Wieland

Breakwater is a new riverfront luxury rental apartment and retail development in downtown Traverse City. It includes 10,000 square feet of commercial space, 77 market-rate apartment units and parking. Division 1610 crushed this 3am pour – well before National Cherry Festival attendees arrived.

 

Divisions 110, 1610, 3110 – Bronson Primary Care X 2!

Submitted by Jordan Berens, Director of Project Management & Estimating

General Contractor: CSM Group

Bronson Primary Care – Three Rivers

400 CY of foundation concrete, 175 CY of slab on grade concrete and 215 CY of exterior concrete

Bronson Primary Care – Texas Corners

380 CY of foundation concrete, 175 CY of slab on grade concrete and 110 CY of exterior concrete

CSM Group awarded Division 110 two building projects for Bronson Primary Care. These projects are a small re-introduction for the commercial group to CSM. Project Engineer Mike Thomas submitted a quality bid on these projects. Division 1610 will install exterior concrete, and Division 3110 will install basement waterproofing.

 

Water. Rest. Shade.

Important Reminders about Heat Illness

Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. Other heat illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash should also be avoided. There are precautions that can be taken any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work.

Risk Factors for Heat Illness

  • High temperature and humidity, direct sun exposure, no breeze or wind
  • Heavy physical labor
  • No recent exposure to hot workplaces
  • Low liquid intake
  • Waterproof clothing

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

  • Headache, dizziness, or fainting
  • Weakness and wet skin
  • Irritability or confusion
  • Thirst, nausea, or vomiting

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

  • May be confused, unable to think clearly, pass out, collapse, or have seizures (fits)
  • May stop sweating

How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses

  • Drink small amounts of water frequently.
  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting, breathable clothing
  • Take frequent short breaks in cool shade.
  • Eat smaller meals before work activity.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol or large amounts of sugar.

Contact your safety manager for questions, training or additional resources.

Go RED!