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Are you drinking enough water?

Take this quiz to find out if you are drinking enough water for your body’s needs!

DRINK ME

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Can’t take the heat?

sun clip-artAlmost every week H.I.S. Painting holds an in-house safety meeting where all employees  come to the office and learn about something prepared by our Training Coordinator, Karen.  This week the All Hands Safety Meeting was about Heat Stress because the average summer day in Florida is over 100 degrees, and we do most of our work outside in the heat!    Each person received a bottle of water and was taught by our Safety Coordinator, Harry, the signs and symptoms of everything heat-stress related.  The following information was taken from associatedcontent.com, and composed by Karen.

Heat Exhaustion comes from dehydration and can lead to the potentially fatal heat stroke. When you get too hot the body’s reaction is to sweat for temperature control. Not replenishing these lost fluids properly can lead to more extreme heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.

Symptoms of Heat EXHAUSTION:  

thirst, nausea, vomiting, pale moist cool skin, rapid breathing, panting, weakness, lightheaded, headache, profuse sweating, muscle cramps, pupils are big.

Heat Stroke is where the body’s ability to cool itself by sweating is shut down. All temperature control is removed and the body overheats. Much like a car overheating the body can not work properly without a proper cooling system. Heat stroke can be fatal, and can make its sufferer slip into a coma if not treated speedily.

Symptoms of Heat STROKE:

Fever, irritability, dry hot red skin, confusion, not sweating, fainting, rapid but shallow breathing, rapid but weak pulse, seizures, pupils are small

To avoid heat stress drink water in small amounts often, like a cup every 15 to 20 minutes, eat regular meals and snacks, and rest under some shade.  If someone shows signs of a heat related health problem give them water to drink in the shade, wet the person’s clothing and body and call 911.

Heat related health problems can lead to brain or liver damage and death.

Keep Hydrated.  Rest in the Shade.  Watch out for each other

What’s your TYPE?

Here at H.I.S. Painting, we have a lot of personalities that make up our workforce.  We have talkers–we have listeners.  We have logical thinkers–we have heart thinkers.  All in all, we have a little bit of everything.  In a workplace, if personalities don’t blend, they conflict.  This is why we have decided to train our employees to understand and accept each other’s differences by using the MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE-INDICATOR evaluations.

To start, we had all of our employees take a quiz:

http://kisa.ca/personality/

Secondly, we had a meeting and went through what each person’s personality description:


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Afterwards, we discussed how the different personalities are what helps work progress–if understood correctly.  We pointed out that if we all take the time to understand why we all act the way we do, the work can go forward a lot smoother.  After all, it takes every member of a team, working together, to create success.

At H.I.S. Painting, we value the individual, but we understand the importance of creating a unified team.  By taking the time to do this, we are showing that in order to have a successful project, you have to have a successful team.  That is part of the H.I.S. Difference.  We care about every detail and we do our best to ensure that we are giving our customers quality work–right down to those who are performing the work.

We encourage every organization to try this out and see how it affects the cohesiveness of your company.

Here’s the link just one more time, just in case:

http://kisa.ca/personality/

*Note:  This is not the quiz we took since the time expired, but it is a quiz dealing with MBTI