Lori Pepe is back in the kitchen with her crock pot making soup to help warm the bellies of many of us during this fall and winter seasons. She kicked off the season making a navy bean with ham soup garnished with carrots and potatoes. It was truly delicious and greatly appreciated by all.
Every year it is estimated that between 3,000 and 49,000 Americans die from the flu. Although everyone should get a flu shot to help keep the germ from spreading, the most vulnerable are small children, the elderly, and the immuno-compromised. Flu Shots are available through your primary physician as well as many local pharmacies, Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS stores. Visit one today – It can save your life.
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It is Daylight Saving Time again. That means it is time to replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you’re like me, you wait until you hear a beeping sound in the middle of the night, while you walk from room to room trying to figure out which alarm is sounding. Don’t wait replace today!
Jimmy Jimenez – Project Administrator
Jimmy joined COASTAL in August of 2013 as a Warehouse Associate. Since then, he has been promoted to Project Administrator and spent a short period of time as Interim Logistics Coordinator. Jimmy graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a BA in Business Operations/Management and Marketing. Prior to his studies, Jimmy served active duty as a Sergeant with the U.S Marine Corps. He served overseas for Operation Iraqi Freedom with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines; and toured the Pacific Rim with a Marine Expeditionary Unit. Jimmy enjoys his time off by exploring events and attractions in Brooklyn where he calls home.
- Before excavation work can begin, you must first determine location of underground utility lines.
- Ladders stairways or ramps are required every 25 feet in trenches that are 4 feet or deeper.
- Employees must not work in excavations where water is present or accumulating unless precautions are taken. A registered PE approves the determination that the excavation poses no threat to adjacent structures or employees.
- Daily inspections of excavations, adjacent areas, and protective systems, must be made by a competent person.
- Sloping and Benching
- Slope is the steepest incline of an excavation face acceptable for the most favorable site conditions as protection against cave-ins.
- Benching protects employees from cave-ins by excavating the sides of an excavation to form one or more horizontal levels or steps.
- Shoring and Shielding is used when location or depth of the cut makes sloping back to the maximum allowable slope impractical. The two basic types of shoring are timber and aluminum hydraulic.