May is Deck Safety Month®
2012 deck safety forms for your use:
Deck Evaluation Form
NADRA's Official Deck Safety Video Campaign Exceeds 3,000 views!
NADRA Atlanta Chapter: June 19 — Open House/Tabletop Event
Where: Dave & Buster's 2215 D&B Drive Marietta, GA 30067
Purpose: A fun venue, no speaker — but plenty of opportunity to learn from sponsors as they showcase new products and their companies, chapter opportunity for fundraising. We will spend a few minutes at the beginning to review the minutes, chapter business and talk about the many companies in attendance. After that we will allow plenty of time for everyone to make their way around the room.
RSVP: Email Keith or Ginny!
Each sponsor is bringing a door prize that we will raffle off as the evening progresses.
*Please support us by registering early. If you are interested in securing a table top, send email here to be put down on the list. Thanks and look forward to seeing everybody on Tuesday, June 19.
Click here for the flyer.
Next New Jersey Chapter Meeting — Pennslyvania members invited!
When: Tuesday, June 12, 6 p.m.
Location: Chimney Rock Inn, Bridgewater, N.J.
800 North Thompson Ave.
Bound Brook, NJ 08805 (use Bound Brook for driving directions)
Cost at Door: $20 member, $25 non-member
Important Note: This important meeting includes local New Jersey Board Member Elections! Please RSVP as soon as possible.
Sponsor: WP FailSafe
RSVP: Click here
Deck collapse sends 7 to hospital
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Week Four of the International Code Council Foundation sponsored Building Safety Month focuses on educating consumers about backyard safety with an emphasis on swimming pool and barbecue grill safety. As families move outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, special precautions should be taken to ensure outdoor areas are safe from potential hazards, especially pools and barbecue grills. More
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Is your workspace productive?
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Is your workspace shrinking? In 1985, each employee enjoyed an average of 400 square feet to work in. By 2011, this had shrunk to 250 square feet and by 2021, it's estimated that we will be crammed into 150 square feet. This is bad news for property owners but it is especially grim for the people left working in these cramped conditions. More