NAWIC: National Assoc. of Women in Construction

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Talk about girl power…this organization needs some recognition! The NAWIC was founded in 1953 by sixteen construction workers who just happened to be women. They understood that the amount of women in the construction business was declining, so why not make it special club and recognize more strong women. Their core purpose is to “enhance the success of women in the construction industry.” It is basically a support network. They give their participants really cool opportunities such as professional development, education, networking, leadership training, and public service.

If you become a member, you can be nominated for special rewards such as a lifetime achievement award for being active in this special group, member of the year award and future leader of the year. They then have an annual meeting every year to announce the winners.

There is a code of professionalism you must follow such as believing in their core values: belief in yourself as a woman, perseverance and daring to move into new horizons. That doesn’t seem so bad. It actually seems refreshing to be appreciated so much by such a great organization.

There are international affiliates, also. the NAWIC has connections with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. All of these countries and places around the world also have their own NAWIC program.

You can find a chapter near you by simply searching your zip code on the site. For example we searched chapters near us in New Stanton, PA and there is one in Pittsburgh, PA!

Construction workers work hard, long days and the only people that can understand are other construction workers. So go ahead…vent, you can sign up right on their page!

NFL Hard Hats – Product Review

It’s the season for the NFL!  Discount Safety Gear has all the NFL team hard hats. So, if the Steelers aren’t your team, we have your team’s hard hat in stock.  It usually ships in 1-2 business days.

MSA818407_-00_Pittsburgh-Steelers-V-Gard-Hard-HatThe Pittsburgh Steelers hard hat is made by MSA and provides tough, lightweight protection with a patented shock absorbing suspension. The MSA V-gard Steelers hard hat comes equipped with the comfortable, strap-adjustable Staz-On suspension. All of our NFL hard hats are officially licensed and meet the requirements of OSHA for a Type I (top impact) helmet as outlined in ANSI Z89.1-2003, Class E. ANSI Type I hard hats meet stringent vertical impact and penetration requirements. MSA recommends replacing hard hats and caps every 60 months and suspensions every 12 months. Safety directors will appreciate the compliance to safety which workers will acknowledge, just so they can support their favorite team. Express your NFL without even speaking and more importantly stay safe.

General hard hat info along with product specific information is all found at our Hard Hat General Information page. Questions involving head protection or for more information on ANSI and OSHA regulations as it pertains to Head Protection please visit our Head Protection FAQ’s page.

The “name” is a 2″ wide vinyl sticker that can be unique to each hard hat you purchase. The font used is Arial and the print is either white or black, depending on the color of the hard hat.

~AH

Speed Cleaning the Laundry Room

20140906_18322220140906_183425The laundry room is at the back of the house but because the driveway dumps out to this entry, this is where every single visitor arrives. It is a quaint room with bright light but currently, too much chipped paint on the floors and walls. Over the years, the storage capacity for cleaning supplies and gardening tools have far exceeded a safe limit. Shelves were added as needed and white paint was added every few years. Spider webs prevail. There are more boxes of rose fertilizer than I could use in a lifetime, even if I grew roses. The birds outside would probably appreciate it if I could get their plastic tub of food out somewhere that I could actually feed them. Right now a hoosier cabinet waits in one corner for someone to put it back where it belongs in the kitchen. It was moved the day the EMTs had to get the stretcher into the house to pick up Daddy’s body.

This room will be light and bright and cheery. I will sand down the paint that is on too thick on woodwork (hmm. Should I strip the woodwork?), repaint the ceiling and walls (they definitely need it), and prime/paint/seal the cement floor. First is a good cleaning, and a good cleaning out. It is here that I started.

Much of the shelving is overhead, so I will be wearing the hard hat. I will definitely be wearing the disposable coveralls and poly gloves, with the amount of gunk and goo in this room. I will be wearing the respirator, too, as there are some chemicals.

20140719_132847 20140831_181323As I mentioned earlier, hockey season has started. Last weekend, Andy took Lucy and Gracie and I to get Lucy new gear. When we got back, she and Kay were trying it on and she grabbed my phone to take a selfie. With Andy’s permission, the photo is here. That’s Lucy, Grace, and Kay from left to right. Aren’t they beautiful girls? Anyway, this weekend he took them to Toronto for a showcase, which means recruiters will get to “shop” prospective scholarship-bound players. In today’s economy, a scholarship is necessary if both girls are to attend college.

Since he was gone, my mom and I spent a good portion of the weekend visiting with each other and going through the laundry room: a box to give away, a box to keep, and a box to throw away. Rather, some of the compostable garbage bags on our Construction Gear site. The bags were thick but brittle so I wouldn’t put anything sharp in them. Barring that, they were easy to open and tie, and were very durable. Plus I felt good knowing they are eco-friendly! This is my mom putting on the gloves.20140906_115803

After cleaning off the shelves, I disassembled the perimeter homemade shelving to open up the room. Next week I will be using the TSP cleanser at industrial strength to start scrubbing the room down, and replacing some of the removed wooden shelves with more delicate glass ones.

Mommy, When I Grow Up…

 
Mommy, When I Grow Up…………

compositeWhen I grow up, Mommy, I want to build things – houses, roads, important things!  While I do, I want to be pretty in pink!

SafetyGirl has it all even to the pink safety glasses, overalls and boots!  I CAN be a construction princess!

Mommy, Mommy, please!  I want to be a pretty in pink SafetyGirl!

In our 2014 world a little girl can grow up to be just about anything she dreams.  Grown-up girls can live that dream!  From pink hard hats to safety glasses, you can be pretty in pink at SafetyGirl. All our safety gear gives new meaning to pretty in lots of options including pink down to your boots!  Most of our products are OSHA approved with ANSI certification on the product.

pink hatPink Hard Hat by North-Peak with Ratchet Adjust is versatile and safety rated: high density polyethylene outer shell, ratchet adjustment for quick and easy comfort, Type I helmets meet stringent OSHA vertical impact and penetration requirements. Be safe and look cool in your pink hard hat for only $10.99.

dark pink toolbeltPink Tool Belt – Dark Pink made of heavy-duty suede leather with an adjustable waist that fits 30-42″. There are 9 utility pockets in this baby for optimal organization, including the all-important hammer loop.

tuff chix glovesIronclad Tuff-Chix Gloves are designed for a woman. The seamless fingertip design adds comfort and nail protection for that fresh mani-pedi! Available in small, medium, and large, these washable gloves are ideal for construction and gardening. Not your grandma’s white church gloves!

pink bootsSafetyGirl Steel Toe Waterproof Women’s Work Boots in light pink feature Nubuck upper, durable laces, and are waterproof! Top it all off with the too-cute SafetyGirl Logo! A steal at $48.95.

~AH

Hard Hats Summer 2012

Being a woman on the job at a construction site can be tough work, but with Safety Girl’s huge selection of pink hard hats at unbeatable price, you’ll stay safe and make your presence known with your feminine flair. Safety Girl’s pink hard hats are manufactured by trusted brands and feature safety certifications, so you can be assured that you’re ordering a high quality safety product to protect your head. Check out two of our popular, customizable hard hats.

The Pink Hard Hat by North is versatile and dependable, featuring a grooved high-density polyethylene (HDPE) shell, rain trough to keep your head dry, and accessory slots for convenience. The hard hat’s ratchet adjustment allows you to quickly and easily fit the hat to your head for maximum comfort. The hat also features North’s unique four-point nylon suspension system with three height options and two anchor points on the chinstrap. The hat is compliant wit ANSI Type 1, Class E as well as OSHA regulations. The hat can be personalized with a color company logo with a vinyl name sticker. Best of all, these hats are available for only $10.99 or as low as $7.63 when you order in larger quantities.

The Pyramex Pink Hard Hat is another excellent choice for workplace protection. The hat features high-density polyethylene (HDPE) construction for durability and a low profile design that is great for women. Other great features include a replaceable soft brow pad, four-point ratchet suspension for maximum comfort and custom fit, a rain trough to keep your head dry, and universal accessory slots that can fit ear muffs and a chin strap. The hat fits ANSI Type 1, Class C, E, and G as well as OSHA standards. The hat can also be personalized with a custom logo or with a vinyl name sticker and is available at Safety Girl’s website for only $7.91!