Pacific Workers Compensation Law Center October 2019

Serious Workers’ Compensation Don’t Let Your Employee Becom As we discussed on the cover, cold weather can cause all kinds of issues and present new risks and hazards on any job site. If you work on an outdoor job site, this rapid change in weather can prove to be even worse. Here are some helpful safety tips and tricks to keep you and your workers safe while on the job this fall.

Inspect the Site Before StartingWork

Be sure to inspect all areas of the job site before starting work, even if some parts of the job site may not be used that day. Check for fallen power lines, tree branches, or other big stray pieces that could cause a hazard for those moving around the site. Clear any debris from walking surfaces, including roofs, scaffolding, and ladders, and dry them before laying salt or sand (where possible) to improve tracking and grip.

Reggie ‘Mr. October’ Jackson’s Legendary Game How’s That for Odds?

Provide a Heated Break Area

“I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.” –Reggie Jackson Some people shine brightest in the spotlight. When put to the test, they deliver every time. Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is one of those people. During the sixth game of the 1977 World Series, Jackson hit three home runs in a row, securing the Yankees’ victory over the Dodgers and winning them their 21st World Series title. The legendary playoff game also earned Jackson the nickname “Mr. October,” which has stuck to this day. Like many stories of greatness, Jackson’s featured a lot of hard work behind the scenes. He dedicated himself to his sport and constantly worked to improve his play. Growing up, Jackson played baseball, basketball, and football and excelled at all three, though football was his strong suit. He was scouted and given opportunities to go pro straight out of high school, but, on the advice of his father, he went to college on a football scholarship. Thanks to a $5 bet, he tried out for the baseball team at Arizona State University and made it. Jackson was the first black person on the team, and, even though he experienced discrimination, he never let it stop him. From the minor leagues into the majors, Jackson’s ambition got him through many tough times, as did the constant support of his father and of Oakland A’s manager John McNamara. Jackson always dreamed of playing for New York, and, eventually, his dream came true when he signed with the New York Yankees in 1976. To this day, Jackson holds many prominent records, including being the first player to earn more than 100 home runs for three different teams (the A’s, Yankees, and Angels). He even has his own candy bar, the “Reggie! Bar,” which debuted during a Yankees game in 1978. Let’s see if any of this year’s playoff games stir up as much excitement as Reggie Jackson’s did in his heyday.

Workers expend more energy in cold weather conditions trying to maintain body heat. Make sure you have a heated tent, trailer, or indoor area for workers to keep warm. Portable heaters are a great way to keep a space warm if the break area is outside. Reduce their exposure to the elements by encouraging shorter lunches and creature cookies Everyone loves pumpkin spice during this time of year, but you can challenge the competition with creature cookies! They’re delicious, perfectly in season, and so easy that you can have these spooky sweets ready in under an hour! Treats like this will be scary good for the next fall potluck!

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1/2 cup granulated sugar White and black icing (for the eyeballs) Mini Reese’s Pieces (for the freckles)

1 box vanilla cake mix 6 tbsp melted butter

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2 large eggs

1/3 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Food dye in 3 different colors (like green, brown, and red)

Directions 1. Heat oven to 335 F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs, powdered sugar, and vanilla, and stir until combined. 2. Divide dough between 3 bowls and dye the dough in each bowl a different color. Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls, then roll balls in the sugar.

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