UPCOMING EVENTS … DON’T MISS OUT!

 THE FESTOOL ROADSHOW  – Wednesday, May 3rd – 10am to 2pm   

Come out to see Festool’s massive 48-foot trailer with dual fold-out stages and 500 square feet of working space. Experienced Festool staff members will be on-hand to answer all your questions while demonstrating this innovative, unmatched line of power tools. Get up close and in-depth with the entire Festool system, including the following:
• The Domino Joiner                  • ETS EC Brushless Sanders                     • TSC 55 Cordless Track Saw                           • Vac Sys Suction-based Clamping System     • Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw               • HK and HKC 55 Carpentry Saws… and many more!

Free Admission • Free Food • Free Beverages – Register Today!

TRG MONTHLY MEETINGS

APRIL:          Wednesday, 4/26 – Best Estimating Software for Contractors
MAY:             Tuesday, 5/23 – Topic to be announced
JUNE:           Tuesday, 6/20 – Topic to be announced

All meetings will be held at K.C. Prime, 4160 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
Cocktails at 5:30 pm           Dinner at 6:30 pm               Admission Fee: $35

Call your HBS sales associate or Armida at 609-587-4020 to reserve your spot.

NOW AVAILABLE AT HAMILTON BUILDING SUPPLY

Available in 1/2″x 6″, 1/2″ x 8″ and 3/4″ x 10″ (all in 16′ lengths), Boral Bevel Siding is the first manmade siding profile to genuinely replicate the natural aesthetic of real wood while maintaining a high level of dimensional stability. An ideal replacement for wood, vinyl and other siding products, Boral Bevel Siding installs with standard woodworking tools, provides superior workability and lasting appearance and it can be painted any color. Approved for ground contact applications and moisture prone areas, this siding is certified 70% recycled content. And as if that’s not enough, Boral Bevel Siding carries a 20-year limited warranty and is so attractively priced, you’ll prefer it over Primed Cedar Beveled. We urge you to ask your HBS sales specialist for more information about this exceptional product.

 

HOUZZ.COM’S 2017 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For anyone not familiar with the website, Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish, whether online or from a mobile device. In addition to industry pros who establish a presence on Houzz and homeowners who seek tips and helpful information related to remodeling projects, the platform also enables students to create free online profiles. These profiles can then be used to showcase their portfolio of work, to network with professionals locally and around the world and to access Houzz’s industry-leading market research. And now Houzz is offering four $2,500 scholarships to students attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. in any one of these four categories:
1) Women in Architecture; 2) Residential Design; 3)Sustainable Residential Design; and 4) Residential Construction Management. Applicants will be required to provide information about their education, complete an essay and provide a link to their Houzz profile complete with images from their portfolio. The application deadline is June 30, 2017. For full information and application forms/procedures, please visit houzz.com/scholarships. And while you’re there, please don’t forget to visit us at houzz.com/pro/hamiltonbuilding/hamilton-building-supply-hbs-home™.

 

SAFETY MATTERS:  TREATING WOUNDS IN THE WORKPLACE

Cuts and lacerations are some of the most common workplace injuries and need to be treated properly and according to their degree of severity. Bleeding wounds generally fall into one of the following four classifications:
Abrasion – Caused by friction, abrasions usually involve missing skin with a minimum of bleeding.
Cut: Involves a separation of the tissue but no skin is missing. Cuts are usually caused by a sharp object and can vary from minor to serious in nature.
Laceration: This is a torn or jagged wound usually caused by such blunt trauma as a blow, fall or collision. The terms “cuts” and “lacerations” are often used interchangeably.
Avulsion: In an avulsion, not only has the tissue separated, it has actually been torn away from the body. Avulsions are generally serious in nature.

First Aid Treatment of Wounds:
• Stopping the bleeding is the first step in treating a wound. This is accomplished by applying pressure directly on the wound with sterile gauze or some other sterile bandage. If necessary, elevate the wound above heart level. If the bleeding doesn’t stop within 15 minutes, call for emergency medical help and use the pressure point nearest to the wound. Common pressure points are: the arm between the shoulder and elbow; the groin area along the bikini line; and the area behind the knee.
• Once bleeding has stopped, clean the wound and the adjacent area with soap and water and remove crusted blood with diluted hydrogen peroxide. Irrigate the wound by squirting a saline solution into the wound. and reapply pressure if the bleeding begins again.
• After cleaning the wound, apply an antibiotic cream to the inside of the material being used as a dressing and cover the wound with the bandage. Dressings should extend approximately 1/2 inch beyond the wound. Once the dressing is covering the wound, attach it to the skin with medical/adhesive tape. Bandages should neither be so tight that they impair circulation nor so loose that they move around over the wound. If there is a risk that the wound will be exposed to water, cover the bandage with waterproof material.
Always seek medical attention if the wound begins to ooze pus; if the victim develops a fever or swollen glands; has increased pain or pain that radiates out beyond the wound area; if the area around the wound becomes swollen; or if the injured area becomes red or red streaks develop around the wound.

Information contained in this article was taken from www.safetyservicescompany.com/industry-category/construction