Feet & Inches Calculator


Do you ever find yourself in need of a quick calculator that can quickly aid in calculating feet and inches?

 

Check this out!

 

Feet and Inches Calculator

 

Furey, Edward from https://www.calculatorsoup.com – Online Calculator Resource.

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On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its final reporting rules that expand the collection of injury data from private employers in certain industries. Starting in 2017, the new rules will require employers in high-hazard industries to upload its OSHA 300A injury and illness data directly to OSHA. The agency will remove […]

via OSHA’s new rule requires injury data reporting (starting 2017) — Florida Small/Mid Business HR Blog

Help Protect your workers from Heat Related illness!


Who is affected?

Any worker exposed to hot and humid conditions is at risk of heat illness, especially those doing heavy work tasks or using bulky protective clothing and equipment.

What is heat illness?

The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn’t enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if precautions are not taken.

How can heat illness be prevented?

Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat. Employers should provide workers with water, rest and shade! Acting quickly can save lives!

  • OSHA’s key pieces of advice for workers are:
  • Drink water every 15 minutes, even if you’re not thirsty.
  • Rest in the shade to cool down.
  • Wear a hat and light-colored clothing.
  • Learn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency.
  •  Keep an eye on fellow workers.

Remember these three simple words: Water, Rest, and Shade.

Taking these precautions can mean the difference between life and death. For this information and more at: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html

Alert-O-Lite Inc. offers various heat prevention products, to keep you safe from the summer heat! Click the picture below to check them out!

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Patch a Tear in a Metal Gutter


Patch a Tear in a Metal Gutter

 

Step 1. Clean the Area Use the extension ladder with the ladder stabilizer to reach the top of the gutters. Make sure you brace the feet of the ladder before you step on. Clean the damaged area with a wire brush and then go over it with an abrasive pad to smooth. Wash the dust and residue away and let it dry.

Caution: Stabilize the Ladder Use an adjustable ladder stabilizer that attaches to your ladder and braces on the roof. This helps keep the ladder from slipping and it also allows you to work on the gutters that are directly in front of you. It is also important to brace the feet of the ladder. Put the ladder feet on blocks (to make them level) and then drive stakes into the ground so that they are right behind the ladder feet.

Step 2. Apply Roof Cement Cover the damaged area, plus a few inches outside, with roof cement using the putty knife. You want the cement to be about 1/8-inch thick.

Step 3. Fix Patch with Roof Cement Bend the flashing to fit the inside contours of the gutter. You want it to cover the damaged area and one side. Press the patch into the cement. With a little bit of roof cement, go over the edges of the patch. You want to feather the edges of the cement so a dam doesn’t form. Do this by using more pressure at the edges of the cement, thereby making it thinner.

Greener Options


Products and advice for environmentally friendly living

Make a difference with Greener OptionsSM

Making the switch to environmentally friendly products is as easy as shopping at your local True Value. The Greener Options program helps you make the right product choices for the environment and your world. With hundreds of items available, your ability to make a difference starts here.

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Maintain a beautiful lawn & garden without pesticides.

Plants that are chemically fertilized may look lush, but traditional fertilizing promotes plants that are more susceptible to disease. Chemicals from the fertilizer infuse the soil and, ultimately, contaminate our water supply. Using an all-natural fertilizer balances the pH of the soil, is environmentally safe and not harmful to animals, plants or you.

What you put on your walls should stay on your walls.

According to the EPA, indoor air is considered to be one of the top five hazards to human health. Traditional household paint contains toxins that can still be released into the air years after application. Use low-VOC products for better air quality.

Make the switch to CFL bulbs. Consider using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). You’ll lower your electric bill and pay less in the long run—CFLs last up to 10 times longer than traditional bulbs. To save even more on lighting, install dimmer switches and use timers, both indoors and out. You’ll find a complete selection of CFL bulbs, dimmer switches and timers at your local True Value.

Conserve water and lower your water bills. Install water- efficient showerheads. With the new low-flow models now available, a family of four can cut water usage by as much as 280 gallons a month—and yet not feel much difference in water pressure.

Statistical information from epa.gov

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Make the world a more sustainable place with the right products from True Value.

All-natural,  organic ingredients won’t contaminate the water supply

Organic Potting Mix

Compost Maker

Plant and mineral-based natural cleaning products

Mini compact fluorescent bulbs use less energy and last longer

✓ CFL Bulbs

Solar LIghting

Light Timers

Low-VOC products reduce toxic emissions

✓ Silicone Window & Door Caulk

Porch & Floor Coating

Low-VOC Paint

Increased water pressure results in less water used

✓ Water Timers

Fill Valves

Water-Amplifying Shower Head

Need help finding these products? Just ask the friendly experts right here.