Whether you’re hosting family or hitting the road over the Thanksgiving holiday, it is important to keep hydration in mind. Follow these simple tips to ensure you are getting enough water throughout your celebrations.
To add a little holiday cheer to your menu this year, follow this recipe for homemade apple cider from one of our favorite food bloggers, Ali – Gimme Some Oven.
Contributed by Lynne Pierce, Sr. Graphic Designer
Our Most Loyal Friends Need to Hydrate, Too
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), adult dogs need about one ounce of water per pound of body weight per day. But growing puppies, despite their small size, drink proportionately more than their adult counterparts. And, on especially hot days our furry friends may need even more water. Help them stay hydrated this summer with solutions from Haws®. Visit https://www.hawsco.com for a variety of dog-friendly fountain options.
Post submitted by Joanne Benz, Market ResearcherMake Proper Hydration a Priority This 4th of July
With the 4th of July holiday quickly approaching, there are many questions we ask ourselves in preparation. Do we have enough briquettes/fuel for the BBQ? What food will we be cooking? Who else is bringing food? The drinks? If traveling, what needs to be packed, and is the gas tank full? In all our preparations, do we take proper hydration into consideration?
Whether we’re watching the fireworks at the beach, the park, or in our backyard, having plenty of fresh water available – for the whole family – is essential to having a safe and healthy holiday.
An average of six to eight glasses of water each day is important to stay hydrated, and if we’re out in the sun all day – eight to ten eight-ounce glasses is better. There are many water delivery options on the market, from one-time use plastic bottles (let’s protect the environment and avoid those), to reusable bottles, and insulated bottles that keep water cool for hours. Dehydration can happen quickly, especially when outdoors, so it is important to recognize the symptoms. If you start to have muscle cramps or headaches, or become lightheaded, you are probably becoming dehydrated. Be sure to carry water with you, or if at an event, know where it is provided.
And don’t forget that there are many foods that help with hydration; strawberries, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, pineapple, and watermelon are all great sources of water, so when planning your food items, be sure to add some of these options to your grocery list.
Enjoy the holiday, and be sure to hydrate!
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WEBINAR: A Comprehensive Guide to ANSI Z358.1 and Emergency Shower / Eyewash Compliance
Did you know that while the majority of business owners believe that their emergency equipment is fully functional, our research shows the reality is that there is a one in five chance they will work properly in an actual emergency?
If your facility requires emergency eyewashes or showers, attend a free CEU-certified webinar on June 19th, 2019 at 10am PT/ 1pm ET that will cover emergency equipment installation and the ANSI Z358.1 Standard.
During the webinar you will gain a better understanding of the ANSI and ADA standard for eyewash and shower equipment, and you will see a step-by-step overview on how to test your equipment for installation and performance compliance. At the end of the webinar I’ll be available to answer any of your questions during our live Q&A session.
If you are a member of ASPE, ABIH, or IFMA, you will receive a CEU for attending this webinar. Belong to another organization? We can provide Certificates of Attendance as well.Drinking Fountains and ADA: Your Guide to Compliance. Attend This Webinar and Earn CEUs
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that those with disabilities have equal access to facilities including wheelchair access to hydration products such as drinking fountains and bottle fillers. This free one-hour webinar will take you through the important dimensional requirements to know when designing a building or installing/retrofitting all types of hydration equipment.
CEU credits offered for AIA, ASPE, IFMA & ABIH members.*
The webinar will cover:
• 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design of drinking fountains and installation dimensions
• Quantity and location requirements
• Examples of improper installations, and how to correct
• Live Q&A with field expert panelist
Attendees will receive these complimentary materials after the webinar:
• Access to on-demand webinar and presentation slides
• ADA quick reference diagram
*must attend live webinar to receive CEU.
Hydration By Haws™ – Save the Planet One Bottle at a Time
Earth Day 2018 focused on plastic pollution. This year’s theme is Protect Our Species. Upon reflecting on our oceans and rivers and the fish and fowl that live and feed in these bodies of water, these two themes are enmeshed. Our oceans are such vast expanses of water, but they are all polluted with debris, most of it plastic.
A segment on 60 Minutes covered the pollution on the Midway Island – and not just how much debris ends up there, but how much of it is ingested by the birds that live there. The plastics floating in the ocean are broken up into smaller fragments by the waves, reefs and rocks. These fragments are mistaken by the birds to be food. Plastic is so ubiquitous on Midway that every single albatross on the island will likely die with a stomach full of it. A typical albatross stomach includes “stuff about the size of a cigarette lighter – everything from golf balls to shotgun shells, or chunks of plastic that used to be something bigger,” according to Bret Wolfe, deputy manager of the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. When birds die and decompose, the plastic in their guts remains. “Anywhere you see a big pile of plastic but nothing else,” Wolfe said, “that’s where an albatross died.” Link to segment.
So this year, let’s think about how we can help save the lives of not only the birds on Midway, but all of the birds and bees and all of the other species we share this beautiful planet with. For those wanting to rid themselves of plastic from one-use water bottles, Haws offers several alternatives, like our Hydration By Haws™ wall-mounted bottle filler, and retrofit bottle fillers for drinking fountains.
One Hydration By Haws™ unit can reduce the consumption of as many as 36,000 standard 16.9oz plastic bottles each year! Think how many birds and fish that reduction can save! Haws offers a fundraising program for schools and colleges, here’s how the program works;
Sell Nalgene® bottles with your school logo printed on them. The bottle sales proceeds pay for a new Hydration By Haws bottle filling station. After 90-days, pay for the filling station with the bottle sales proceeds. No money comes out of your budget! Install your Hydration By Haws unit and start reducing the amount of one-use plastic water bottles!
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Haws Sightings. We’re (almost) Famous.
Whether you’re taking a stroll through Central Park or chasing your kids through The Happiest Place on Earth, most likely you’ve come across a Haws drinking fountain and didn’t even know it. Or maybe you did.
We are everywhere, and below are a few images to prove it.
Throughout New York City
Did you know that Haws can create custom drinking fountains? We can customize the color, materials, coating, and much more. A great example is the gold-colored fountain at the Guggenheim Museum, or the shiny coating on the fountain at the One World Trade Center, both shown above. Learn more here
Even on TV
Can you guess the show? Here’s
a hint the answer: Netflix’s The OA (season 2, episode 7)
Even our emergency equipment has been spotted on Alcatraz Island.
The next time you’re out, take a look at the fountains in your path. Find a Haws product? Submit it to [email protected] for a social share on our Facebook or Twitter page!
Attend our free ANSI Z358.1 webinar and earn CEUs
Here at Haws we have conducted over 800 site surveys since the program has launched and data gathered from 800+ sites and over 11,000 units inspected, we have found that only 12% of units are ANSI Z358.1 compliant. The data also shows that 78% of units are non-compliant due to performance-related issues, meaning that the units are not working properly and are not able to deliver proper first aid.
During this webinar we will have subject matter expert discuss the significant requirements of the ANSI Z358.1-2014 and how to ensure your equipment is compliant. Along with a live Q&A session, we will take you through a step-by-step tutorial on how to test your equipment for installation and performance compliance.
This webinar is free and CEUs will be offered to members of ASPE, ABIH and IFMA.
A New Year’s resolution we should all be following
How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Still hitting the gym every day? Getting up without hitting the snooze button? Making your bed before heading out of the house? But what about a simple resolution that is healthy and super easy to implement? Drinking more water everyday should be on top of all our lists as we think about living a healthy lifestyle.
In 2019, let’s all try and increase our water intake.
Infographic created by Lynne PierceHaws supports the community through charitable contribution programs
As we look back on the year and gauge our organization’s global achievements, we look a little deeper than the numbers to evaluate success.
Haws has a culture that believes in supporting the community in which it resides. It’s one of our core values – to be a caring organization. This is evident by the various giving activities we participate in throughout the year to engage and help our local regions.
Haws has a unique way of participating in local charities. Every two years team members are responsible for nominating and then voting on two charities to support company-wide. For the next two years, each charity receives a $5,000 annual contribution from Haws, and throughout the year we hold numerous unique employee fundraising events to support these charities and add to the Haws corporate donation amount. Did someone say bake sales and chili contests?
In 2018, we once again supported the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation and, for the first time, the team selected local charity, The Eddy House. On top of the corporate $5,000 donations, Haws offers a one-to-one matching program for employees. Through our matching program, we’ve been able to donate an additional $1,000 for each of the two selected charities.
And that’s not all! On top of organized giving programs, our employees step up during times of need. This year, many of our Reno employees donated their Haws gift, a holiday grocery voucher, to those who had lost their homes in the Northern California Camp Fire. The vouchers were used to purchase dinners for displaced families. In addition, we hosted a denim and clothing drive for the Reno Rodeo Foundation.
It’s clear that there’s no shortage of charitable spirits here, and in 2019 we hope to surpass those numbers as we continue to support The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation and The Eddy House!
For more information about Haws and our team, please visit us at www.hawsco.com/ourstory .Come work with us!
Does the new year have you looking for a new career? If so, Haws has multiple positions open. If you’re passionate about making a difference and working with a company that shares that drive, submit your resume today.
Check out open positions
Haws offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To learn more about what it’s like to work at Haws, check out our story.
https://www.hawsco.com/our-story/careers/Safety During Winter Holidays
With the winter holidays here, who better to warn you about the lurking dangers and offer safety solutions than Haws™.
Holiday Safety Statistics (according to the National Fire Protection Agency)
- From 2012-2016, an average of 170 home fires were started from Christmas trees per year.
- Christmas Day & Christmas Eve follow Thanksgiving as the peak days for home cooking fires.
- The leading factor in cooking fires and fire deaths is unattended cooking.
- Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, & New Year’s Eve are the top 3 days for home candle fires.
- Alcohol-impaired fatalities represent about one-third of the automobile fatalities on Christmas, Thanksgiving, & New Year’s. (Injury Facts 2017)
- Use a designated driver
- Check food regularly
- Keep children out of the kitchen
- Timers are a great way to remind yourself that the stove or oven is still on
- Keep trees away from any heating sources
- Have a functional fire extinguisher
- Be sure to turn off all appliances when done
- Never use water to put out a grease fire!
Additionally, the Haws Model 7620 AXION® eyePOD® is a convenient safety tool to keep in your home at all times in case of an emergency. The eyePOD® is an eyewash that is easily mounted onto your faucet to provide a Medically Superior Response consistent with all EMT, emergency room and doctor office protocols by sweeping contaminants away from the vulnerable nasal cavity. Find out more about the model 7620 and more Haws products by visiting the website at: https://www.hawsco.com.
Happy Holidays to all!
Post written by Hayden Del Dotto