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6/21/2019 4:26:25 PM

Week three of National Safety Month deals with fatigue. Did you know that over 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder? This flows into their professional and personal lives with decreased productivity and safety concerns.


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6/14/2019 5:24:11 PM

The second week of National Safety Month surrounds a topic that is just as relevant for the home as for the workplace: Slips, Trips and Falls. Some of the most common injuries from these types of accidents.


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6/7/2019 2:04:48 AM
Week one of National Safety Month focuses on hazards. Even if you do not work in a commonly thought of "hazardous" environment, there could be small hazards that are overlooked. Be aware of your surroundings and what may cause a problem.
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5/31/2019 5:14:15 PM

May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month! How timely as everyone is ready for summer activities. The purpose of this month is to "is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through work-site health promotion activities and environments."


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5/24/2019 5:37:21 PM
This weekend is a time to honor those who have given their lives serving our country. We want to thank all veterans, past and present, who sacrifice so much for us all. While many people enjoy a long weekend with friends and family, it is important to stay safe.
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5/17/2019 4:13:46 PM
As the summer months approach, many people are getting ready for water activities. Memorial Day is often when families enjoy the pool or lake for the first time in the year. If you are planning some water activities this summer, be sure to teach kids about safety in and around the water.

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5/10/2019 5:22:21 PM

May 5-11, 2019 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. While we do not want another storm to come our way, it is important to be prepared each year. As we always say, it is easier to be prepared and not have an issue, than to not be prepared and have to act last minute.


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4/26/2019 5:23:58 PM
April is National Distracted Drivers Awareness Month. It is important to keep your focus on the road every single time you get behind the wheel. This month is a special opportunity to bring awareness to safety concerns related to distracted driving.
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4/19/2019 5:48:27 PM
It is Easter weekend! This is often a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family. However, it is important to stay safe with a variety of activities planned.
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4/11/2019 4:04:07 PM
In 2018, there were 25,162 work zone traffic crashes in Texas. This is National Work Zone Awareness Week to promote safety and consideration when traveling through a work zone.
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4/5/2019 8:59:25 AM
Did you know there is a Window Safety Week? You may wonder what could be important about such an awareness week. It started in the late 1990’s to bring awareness to homeowners to establish safety and fall prevention regarding window.
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3/29/2019 4:53:18 PM

March recognizes National Nutrition Month with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This education and informational event helps bring awareness to the importance of making positive food choices and "developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” This includes health and safety around the kitchen and other areas that involve food.


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3/22/2019 5:09:48 PM

The third week of March recognizes National Poison Prevention Week. This awareness period is a time to evaluate safety measures we take around work and home. Across the country, organizations and communities promote tips and services that can help prevent poisoning.


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3/15/2019 2:29:51 PM

A change in schedule, such as Daylight Saving Time, can interrupt a person’s sleep cycle. Fatigue can affect every aspect of our lives from work to personal activities. It can even be dangerous depending on what kind of work you do.


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3/8/2019 5:11:40 PM

Starting today, many people in Southeast Texas are headed out for spring break. It is a great chance to rest and relax in the middle of the school year for students, parents, and teachers. Make sure this year stays safe in order for everyone to enjoy it.


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3/1/2019 4:07:07 PM

During the month of March, focus is on raising awareness for Workplace Eye Wellness. Prevent Blindness is a resource for eye related issues and questions for both adults and children. This organization began in the early 1900’s to conduct research and prevent blindness in children, whenever possible. Their website offers information for safety both on and off the job.


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2/22/2019 12:00:00 PM
Many workers in the U.S.A. are in the office most of the day and it is easy to make the mistake thinking there are no safety concerns in an office. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries or pain in the musculoskeletal system and can include the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and other structures in the human body.
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2/15/2019 5:00:59 PM
February is American Heart Month! It is a good reminder to evaluate where your health and fitness levels are and how you can better guard against health disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year.”
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2/8/2019 5:32:06 PM
The first full week of February recognizes National Burn Awareness Week. In 2016, there were approximately 486,000 burn injuries that received medical treatment in the U.S. Additionally, there were around 3,275 deaths caused by fire or smoke inhalation.
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2/1/2019 5:40:44 PM

Construction can be annoying as a driver but it usually means improvement to roadways and maintenance for continued safety. Therefore, it is necessary. While construction causes delays during the project, in some cases it can help speed up the flow of traffic later on.


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1/25/2019 4:36:19 PM

Our version of winter is here for Southeast Texas. We are expecting to see temperatures down into the mid-forties and up into the mid-sixties through next week. If you have a construction job or another career that keeps you outside in various conditions, it is important to stay aware of the weather. While it may not be a major safety issue in Southeast Texas, at least not on a regular basis, it is important to dress appropriate in order to stay comfortable on the job.


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1/11/2019 4:48:08 PM

Cleaning and de-cluttering the home has been popular on social media this week. There are books, shows on Netflix, and plenty of blog posts about how to clean and organize a home. These tips can also be applied to the office. So, start the year by getting organized and clearing your work space.


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1/4/2019 2:38:24 PM

Chilly weather is in Southeast Texas this week and forecasted into next week too. While we do not usually have to worry about extreme temperatures, it is important to keep weather conditions in mind when working outside. It is easy to forget the weather and arrive at a job site unprepared.


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12/27/2018 5:25:24 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), within the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration remind you to celebrate safely this holiday season. We stand with all those who have known the tragic consequences of drugged or drunk driving, and we rededicate ourselves to preventing it this December and throughout the year.


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12/21/2018 4:30:55 PM
We are going into the last weekend before Christmas! That means last minute gift shopping, grocery runs, and possibly visiting friends and family through next week. This is also a commonly frustrating time to be on the road. Everyone is trying to get a lot done in a short period.

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12/14/2018 5:39:27 PM

It is beginning to feel a lot like winter today in Southeast Texas with temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s! The holiday season is here with festive décor, office parties, and shopping for gifts. While this is the most wonderful time of year for many people, it is also a hazardous time of year with more decorations, holiday food, and package deliveries. Stay safe this year with some helpful holiday tips.


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12/7/2018 5:35:01 PM

We are expecting heavy rain in Southeast Texas overnight and through tomorrow. Flash flood warnings are in effect with this weather forecast. It is a busy time of year to be worried about the weather, therefore, as you are out stay safe!


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11/30/2018 4:42:51 PM

The holiday season is here and that means holiday parties, special events, and activities with friends and family. During this time, it is easy to find ourselves staying out later throughout the week to get to everything planned. Make sure you are getting enough rest in the midst of the holiday rush.


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11/16/2018 4:14:34 PM

Last week, we highlighted ways our employees are giving back to Southeast Texas. That was just a few examples with the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and the Humane Society of Southeast Texas. We are pleased and grateful to have a variety of nonprofits that our employees support. Some we may not even know about to highlight in a blog.


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11/8/2018 11:45:28 AM

How are you investing in the community? At Mason Construction, Ltd. we believe that it is important to give back and add value where you operate. As a company we have the ability to do this and we encourage our employees to do the same.


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11/2/2018 5:32:28 PM
Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday. A lot of us look forward to the extra hour of sleep. However, there are other things to consider outside of the additional sleep.
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10/18/2018 5:32:22 PM
Can you guess what the largest system of mass transportation is in the U.S.? The school bus! There are over 480,000 buses used in the country to transport students to and from school and extracurricular activities. According to the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), over 25 million students and parents utilize the school bus system.
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10/12/2018 4:36:50 PM
This week brings awareness to fire prevention with a nationally recognized "Fire Prevention Week,” promoted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The theme for 2018 is: "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.”
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10/5/2018 4:35:05 PM
Did you know that, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), 69 percent of employees are tired at work? If your job involves safety concerns and you are working with lower cognitive function because of sleep deprivation, that can lead to more risk factors. Being sleepy at the job can be caused by a variety of factors, some could be work related and others could be personal.
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9/27/2018 3:28:32 PM
This week brings awareness to passenger safety, specifically for children, with Child Passenger Safety Week. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 33 seconds one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. That is an alarming amount if you think of the number of deaths and injuries that are the result of those crashes.
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9/21/2018 5:30:30 PM
This week we continue to focus on the construction industry and show appreciation for all that our team does. It is easy to forget how construction affects our daily lives. From the buildings we live and work in to the roads we use for transportation, construction workers make our lifestyle possible. It is important to encourage those in the industry and help educate others on the opportunities available within construction.
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9/14/2018 1:53:47 PM
Did you know that next week launches the first annual Construction Appreciation Week? The purpose of this week is to show appreciation to individuals working in construction. That is our people! This week is aimed to build pride in the industry and bring awareness to how construction contributes to society as a whole. We are excited to be celebrating from September 17-21, 2018.
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9/7/2018 3:45:46 PM

Next week we will be holding an in-house job fair at Mason Construction, Ltd! We have an immediate need for experienced industrial carpenters, heavy equipment operators, cement finishers, and surveyors, recruiters will be hiring on the spot for work at ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery. If you are interested in a career in construction with long term potential, competitive pay, benefits, and a family atmosphere, apply, interview and get hired all in one day.


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8/31/2018 5:06:30 PM

Labor Day means a three-day holiday weekend for a lot of us. It also means more people potentially traveling for the holiday and enjoying time with friends and family. As with many holidays, more people may be on the road this weekend. Additionally, this may be the last weekend of summer fun like swimming and grilling. Those elements can also present hazards. Stay safe and alert!


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8/24/2018 5:04:55 PM

As a construction company, it is easy to think of safety in regards to job site and heavy equipment hazards. While office workers may be at a lower risk for injuries, it is important to remember safety in and around the office. What may seem line small items can become larger challenges if not addressed. According to Safety and Health Magazine, over 80,000 office and administrative workers were injured on-the-job in 2008. Some of these injuries could have been prevented if precautions were taken and individuals recognized risks around the office.


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8/17/2018 12:23:11 PM

If you work in construction, it can be easy to take for granted going in and out of a job site. If you get used to showing up to work at a particular project it is easy to slip into autopilot. However, it is important to stay alert and aware of hazards that can be present.


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8/10/2018 9:46:31 AM

The month of August which is usually the hottest part of the year for us in Southeast Texas. Most of our employees work outside so being aware of heat and working in the heat is important. Not only is it important for your personal safety, it is important to pay attention to your coworkers’ activity on the job.


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7/6/2018 10:54:57 AM

It is a time of year that many of us in Southeast Texas do not want to think about, hurricane season. After the 2017 season and Hurricane Harvey, we do not want another storm. However, we cannot change what nature does and it is important to be prepared. Take the time to prepare each year and think about what could happen if a storm effects our area.


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6/29/2018 10:10:37 AM

To wrap up National Safety Month, the National Safety Council (NSC) focuses on safe driving as this week’s topic. Driving safe is one of the most impactful changes we can make. Even if you don’t drive, you can stay safe in the car.


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6/22/2018 8:27:37 AM

Trips and falls are probably not at the top of your mind as far as safety concerns go. However, they represent a major area of safety that is partly preventable. It may not always be possible to see a hazard or anticipate a where slipping can occur but we can take steps to prevent them. The third week of this National Safety Month focuses on falls, trips, and slips.


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6/15/2018 12:05:23 PM

National Safety Month continues with a focus on health and wellness this week. Thinking about our health is often moved to the bottom of our priority list. Instead of looking at our overall wellness as an optional task, if we have time, we should see it as a necessity each day. When we focus on our health and wellbeing, we are able to perform at our highest level for our employers, employees, family, and friends.


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6/7/2018 3:22:46 PM
June focuses on National Safety Month with the National Safety Council. This is a wonderful opportunity to focus on safety topics for work and personal life. Each week of June will focus on a different safety topic. This first week looks at emergency preparedness which aligns with the start of hurricane season as of June 1st. While none of us in Southeast Texas want to relive another hurricane, so close to Hurricane Harvey, it is important to stay prepared and have a plan.
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6/1/2018 3:09:24 PM

Summer has started to heat up and the temperature is rising. Many Mason Construction, Ltd. employees work outside most days and have to be careful to maintain safe working conditions. Strenuous activities can easily lead to heat-related illness. Whether you are outside for work or personal time, monitor how your body is reacting to the heat.


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5/25/2018 7:13:45 AM
Raise your hand if you like being stressed out! No one? We agree. Especially since stress can be linked to poor health. As much as we would like to avoid it, stress is a part of life and can particularly be a part of our work lives. Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s look at some options for dealing with stress. 
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5/16/2018 10:44:02 AM
We often take for granted how our local, state, and national infrastructure affects our daily lives. Proper planning and execution of roads, water supplies, bridges, and other structures make traveling to our jobs, homes, vacation, and other activities possible. Without it, daily activities would be extremely difficult and in some cases impossible.
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5/11/2018 2:26:30 PM
Last week we focused on stress in the work place which was extremely relevant in going into May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health greatly impacts various areas of life including work and personal experiences. As employers and team members we can evaluate our own mental health and be aware of challenges others may be facing.

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5/4/2018 2:51:52 PM
Have you ever had a situation happen at work that causes you to think about it for days? Even after it has passed and the ramifications are over, we are still mulling over what happened. This can allow stress to linger and negatively affect our long-term health.
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4/27/2018 11:21:08 AM

As April ends, the official month for Distracted Drivers Awareness is coming to a close. That does not mean our awareness for the dangers of distracted driving should also end. It is important to continue to focus on safe driving four our safety and those around us.


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4/19/2018 4:27:17 PM
April is Distracted Drivers Awareness Month and it is important to be honest with ourselves about how multitasking while driving. This huge issue affects us all on a daily basis and numerous accidents are avoidable if we limited distracted driving.
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4/12/2018 3:35:37 PM

April 9-13, 2018 celebrates National Work Zone Awareness Week. Work zones are areas most drivers will face at some point in their lives (probably on a regular basis). Most accidents in these areas can be prevented if we practice some common safety measures.


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4/6/2018 3:35:26 PM
April is Distracted Drivers Awareness Month – we can all take time to bring awareness to safety in driving whether that is one the job or in our personal lives. Many people think that you can multitask while driving but this is an unsafe viewpoint that puts the driver and others at risk.
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3/30/2018 11:31:36 AM

Are you stressed? Stress can come into our lives in a variety of ways. It could be from surprises or challenges in our personal lives and it could come from work situations. Construction work can be particularly stressful because of jobs not going according to plan and situations outside of our control delaying a project, such as weather.


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3/22/2018 8:46:30 PM
A few weeks ago, we talked about preventing falls around an office. This week we look at falls on a construction job site since that is our industry. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading cause of worker deaths in the construction industry.
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3/16/2018 1:53:31 PM

Many schools around Southeast Texas are on spring break this week and heading back home this weekend. Additionally, the weather is starting to warm up and that means summer vacations on the way! Traveling is a great way to spend time together and it is important to keep safety in mind so you can enjoy your time away.


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3/9/2018 10:50:13 AM

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday with moving clocks forward one hour. As we move clocks forward, we lose an hour of sleep that can have negative consequences for many people. There could be health and safety concerns if you lose that hour of sleep.


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3/1/2018 9:10:24 PM
When you start your job search, first impressions are vital. Employers will often evaluate candidates from the beginning of the process to the end, including if you fully complete the application process, how you interact with the receptionist, etc. Do not underestimate the value of a first impression!
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2/23/2018 11:19:58 AM

Warmer weather has come around in Southeast Texas along with some wind and rain this week. As the temperatures warm, it is important to stay diligent on the road as driving conditions change. In looking back at Hurricane Harvey and the freezing temperatures we had in January, both of these events could affect the roads and cause unusual wear and tear. With floodwaters and freezing temperatures, we can expect to see more road construction than usual, as repairs could be needed.


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2/15/2018 6:56:09 PM
February is the month of love, care and the Heart Health Month. According to the Heart Foundation, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
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2/9/2018 2:19:28 PM

One of our skills at Mason Construction, Ltd. is being able to adapt to fit our clients’ needs. We focus on safely completing any job to our client’s satisfaction. This means being able to work in a variety of situations and offering specialty services for a variety of projects.


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2/2/2018 5:04:50 PM
According to the Texas Public Radio, over 2,300 Texans have died because of the flu this season. Unfortunately, that number will likely increase as the flu season runs from October to May. This statistic includes a number of children who have died from the flu. This year’s flu season appears to have more hospitalizations and complications than recent years.
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1/25/2018 2:37:56 PM
The office is one of the most common workplace environments in today’s economy. Advances in technology has contributed to more desk-related jobs in the US and more people sitting for long periods. While there are obvious safety concerns in jobs and work-sites that involve machinery, equipment, and manual labor, there are job related hazards to be aware of with office settings too
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1/19/2018 4:44:43 PM

Across Southeast Texas and the United States, we have seen a major increase of influenza. Sadly, the flu has taken lives of both young and old and remains a threat to individuals. While the flu vaccine has been widely debated, there are other steps we can take to avoid this sickness.


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1/11/2018 3:46:31 PM
It looks like Southeast Texas is in for another round of cold weather this weekend and through most of next week. While our area rarely sees below freezing temperatures, it has happened several times this winter. Preparing for cold weather on the job is important for having a productive and safe workday.
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1/5/2018 12:24:11 PM
During this time of the year, many people are setting new goals and businesses are looking at what they want to accomplish in the new year. Putting pen to paper in order to write down your goals for 2018 is a great way to get started but it should not stop there.
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12/28/2017 9:42:54 AM
Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America? Their website states that over 40 million adults in the U.S., over the age of 18, suffer from anxiety and related disorders.
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12/21/2017 9:03:46 AM
Addressing mental illness and discussing suicide can be difficult in any situation. During the holiday season, it is especially important to be supportive for our family, friends, and coworkers.
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12/13/2017 1:54:03 PM
Over four hundred individuals die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning ever year in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, more than 20,000 people go to the emergency room because carbon monoxide.
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12/8/2017 2:44:30 PM

'Tis the season to decorate the house in festive lights, Christmas trees, and candles. It is also the season when fire departments see an increase in home fires with more flammable items around the home. What could cause a fire in your home?



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11/29/2017 5:43:29 PM
Mason Construction, Ltd. has worked for over 78 years with industrial construction projects in the Southeast Texas area and beyond. Whether it is working in Texas, Oklahoma, or across the United States, we focus on integrity and teamwork to get the job done.
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11/22/2017 10:39:10 AM
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. A time to spend with friends and family, give thanks for the blessings in our lives, and enjoy some relaxation. Each year about 96% of American families gather to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast and almost 88% of Americans will eat turkey as part of their meal...
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11/17/2017 5:06:28 PM
Thanksgiving is coming up next week and many people have already started cooking for the holiday season. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), "Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Christmas Eve.”
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11/9/2017 12:24:49 PM
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has established November 5-12 as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week to bring awareness to the "perils of driving while sleep deprived.” According to NSF, driving while sleep deprived is responsible for over 6,400 U.S. deaths each year.
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11/3/2017 8:51:07 AM

This weekend we will "fall back” as Daylight Saving Time ends and the days get shorter on Sunday, November 5th. With the time change, most of us will be driving in the dark more often. Driving in the dark, along with fatigue from long work hours, and other distractions can make driving at night more dangerous.


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10/27/2017 3:53:20 PM
Halloween is coming up Tuesday! Check out some tips to keeping everyone safe while trick-or-treating.
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10/20/2017 11:09:51 AM
Fall is the time of year when people are excited to fire up their fire places and fire pits, light festive candles, and decorate their homes with fall foliage. Sadly, these seasonal items may also increase the risk of a house fire.
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10/13/2017 4:37:23 PM
October is Eye Injury Prevention Month. Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that eye injuries cost more than $300 million each year in "lost production time, medical expenses and worker compensation.”
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10/6/2017 4:31:03 PM
If you are a fan of the fall season, you may have already put out your Halloween and fall decorations, seasoned with Pumpkin Spice, and preparing for cool weather. In Southeast Texas the temperatures do not always drop quickly but it is good to keep some safety items in mind, regardless of the weather.
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9/28/2017 3:59:37 PM
Do you work at a computer screen or other monitor all day? As screens continue to find ways to come into our lives, workers are not only working at a computer, they are spending many evenings watching a screen.
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9/22/2017 3:52:44 PM

Fall is in the air! Especially as today, September 22, 2017, marks the first official day of fall. Some people look forward to pumpkin spices lattes, special holidays, and cooler weathers. As we head into the season, be aware of a different type of "fall.” The kind that can cause injury. Preventing falls is something we can work towards in the office and at home.


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9/15/2017 4:18:09 PM

Life after Hurricane Harvey means continuing to rebuild and recover from the storm and flooding. Unfortunately, that also means scammers could become more prevalent, preying on individuals who are stressed and overwhelmed. Be careful of contractors coming from other areas or new companies starting to profit from individuals’ loss.


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9/7/2017 4:27:00 PM

Our family and friends in Southeast Texas are constantly in our thoughts and prayers, this week, as we start working on clean up after Hurricane Harvey. This has been one of the largest natural disasters in our area and the recovery period is just beginning. As families start to clean up their homes and businesses, please be safe.


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8/24/2017 10:52:02 AM
The Texas coast is preparing for the arrival of storm Harvey this weekend. While it has not reached hurricane strength at the time of posting this, it could do so by the time it makes landfall. The storm may weaken once it hits land but a major concern is how slowly it is moving.
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8/18/2017 4:35:40 PM

As children are going back to school, activity on playgrounds will be back up. Today, there are many more safety features to playgrounds compared to years ago. Even though they are safer, there are still a lot of emergency room visits for playground-related injuries to children fourteen years old and younger.


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8/11/2017 4:02:37 PM
Did you know that "half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school,” according to the National Safety Council (NSC). School is starting back for several areas of Southeast Texas and that means more drivers on the road during the mornings and afternoons.
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8/3/2017 2:48:46 PM
August means the end of summer is near and kids will start going back to school. Whether you have children or not, it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep students safe.
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7/26/2017 6:36:04 PM
In part two of our suicide prevention blog, we look into what actions a company can take in developing a culture that is positive, caring, and supports overall health and wellness. Mental health conditions can lead to other conditions including substance abuse issues and influences an employee’s professional and personal life.
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7/20/2017 3:43:51 PM

Did you know construction is one of the industries with the highest rates of suicides, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death for people over 16 years of age. We can help prevent suicide by being diligent and communicating with colleagues.


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7/13/2017 1:10:14 PM
During the summer, it is important to stay hydrated. Especially if you are working outside in hot weather conditions. If you experience dehydration, several things happen
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