It’s November and time to get your flu shot! The CDC, Employers Council, and Kaiser Permanente encourage us all to get our flu shots. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become effective, so it’s important not to wait until cases of the flu start appearing. If you are on the Deltech Furnaces Kaiser health plan, you can get the shot at no cost. It is considered preventive medicine, and therefore there is no co-pay. You can walk into any Kaiser clinic – no appointment required – and get your immunization. For more information and to find clinic locations, visit http://www.kp.org
All of us at Deltech know that we manufacture furnace systems for some pretty cool customers: scientists and engineers who work in universities, national laboratories, and for industrial glass and ceramics manufacturers. Confidentiality is often critical to them. We have one customer who didn’t want their company named mentioned! A reminder to all employees about Deltech confidentiality policies: Many of our customers require us to sign NDAs (non disclosure agreements) covering their expected uses for the furnaces they are purchasing from us. Whenever you see a furnace on the production floor that has special features, chances are that it is covered by an NDA. It is important that you do not discuss any details about the furnace with anyone. Also, do not take or disseminate any photos of the furnace system in any manner. This includes sharing the photos with family and friends, posting on Facebook, etc. If you have any questions, please see Mary.
The Employers Council just reported on a recent survey
of employers covering their projected pay increases for
2018. Compare these to the percentage you recently received
I think you’ll like the numbers!
And what about staying safe in the summer heat? Whether we’re at work or mowing the lawn or playing in the sun, we may be at risk for heat stress or worse.
FastTracks shared this helpful information in their North Metro Rail Line newsletter:
|Safety tip of the month|
|On the North Metro Rail Line, safety is our number one priority and because it plays such a significant role in our daily work, we want to share our safety tips with you.
THE HEAT IS ON! BE SAFE IN THE HEAT!
Preventing Heat Stress
Heat Cramps are painful spasms of the muscles caused when a person drinks large quantities of water but fails to replace his or her body’s salt loss. Tired muscles (those used for performing the activity) are usually the ones most susceptible to cramps. Cramps may occur during or after activities and may be relieved by taking liquids by mouth or, if medically required, IV saline solutions for quicker relief, .
Heat Rash (prickly heat) may occur in hot and humid environments where sweat is not easily removed from the surface of the skin by evaporation. When extensive or complicated by infection, heat rash can be so uncomfortable it inhibits sleep and can impede a person’s performance. It can be prevented by resting in a cool place and allowing the skin to dry.
Fainting (heat syncope) may be a problem for a person who is not acclimated to a hot environment or who simply stands still in the heat. Victims usually recover quickly after a brief period of lying down. Moving around, rather than standing still, will usually reduce the possibility of fainting.
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion
Symptoms of Heat Stroke
What to Do for Heat-Related Emergency
And a final note: Don’t make mistakes like the one a friend of mine did. She (a nurse, yet!) drank beer instead of water during a 5K run on a hot day. The result… she got dizzy in the heat and passed out. So embarrassing…
Independence Day 2017 Holiday Schedule
Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th will be paid holidays. This schedule is subject to change to meet Deltech customer requirements.
401K Plan Update
Use the link below to review the Summary Annual Report for 2016 for the Deltech Profit Sharing Plan.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Stevenson.
12/21/16: Check out Deltech’s blog post about our sponsorship of the 2016 Career Expo. This year we received some delightful cards and letter from a few of the participating students. They are copied verbatim in the post; enjoy!
The 12/1/16 Mountain States Employer’s Council Bulletin posted the following information on minimum hourly wage amounts for 2017 here in the western U.S.:
Colorado $9.30; Utah $7.25; Arizona $10.00; Montana $8.15; Wyoming $7.25; New Mexico, $7.50; California, $10.00
- contact-information-for-altech-condo-association-owners Contact information for unit owners in our building
- Emergency Contacts for Deltech employees
- electric-and-gas-emergency-information-sign Emergency numbers to call to report gas leaks and electrical outages
Non-Emergency Contact Information
- Kaiser Permanente 303-338-4545 www.kp.org
- North Washington Water and Sewer District 303-288-6664 After hours emergency number: 720-218-0827
- North Metro Fire Department non-emergency number: 303-289-4683
- Xcel Energy Customer Service: 800-895-4999
Did you know?
- 75% of Colorado businesses have less than 10 employees
- Referrals are still the #1 marketing tool
- 96% of internet searches are made on Google. Bing accounts for only 2%.
- Women type questions in search boxes; men type keywords
Workmen’s Compensation Information
- Pinnacol Workmen’s Comp: www.pinnacol.com Phone 303-361-4000 Deltech Policy No. 775172
- Workmen’s Comp authorized treatment provider List of approved clinics
- employee-accident-report-2016 Accident report form
- witness-statement-report-2016 Accident witness report form
Employment Information and Forms
- 2016-safety-program Deltech Furnaces Safety Program
- handbook-2014-edition Employee Handbook
- training-matrix-evaluation Production Staff Evaluation Form
- formvacation-leave Leave request form
What’s in your “Bug Out Bag”?
The U.S. Small Business Administration contracted with Prepare My Business.org. They provided all the resources for the preparation of our Disaster Plan. One element that is not addressed in our plan is “what to take when you evacuate”. Many of the items listed would apply whether you were leaving work or some other location on an emergency basis. Here are some of the items they recommend having handy in a “bug out bag”:
Cellphone and charger
ID, cash, credit cards
Car, house, and office keys
First aid supplies
And how about a flashlight? Don’t forget to check to make sure that the batteries are working. .
Water? Granola bars?
Keep in mind however that you should take the bare minimum possible. And don’t jeopardize your safe departure by taking time to get the bag.
2017-safe-harbor-notice Please review this file. It contains important information and about your 401K plan funds.