If you’re considering an outdoor event (many of which call for social distancing and various restrictions on crowding due to COVID-19) then you also need to consider various logistics that need to be in place to handle the expected crowd. Otherwise, your event is going to be a bust very quickly, especially if you make the mistake of relying on existing area public facilities to handle everything. So, here’s a checklist to keep in mind based on the size of your event:
As the pandemic is still ongoing as we enter into the late summer months, many activities have been put on hold such as going out to restaurants or the spa. However, there has been a notable uptick of construction projects happening across the country. With many people working from home offices and kids taking online classes, they are also considering getting their homes renovated to make the entire family comfortable. There was a 40% higher demand for bathroom and kitchen remodels, 52% increase in addition projects, and a 166% rise in demand for fences and security systems, according to CNBC.
Hurricanes are increasing in frequency and strength around the world. Whether they are due to climate change or the complex workings of Mother Nature, there’s no denying that hurricanes, cyclones and tropical storms are forces to be reckoned with. In 2019 and 2020 alone, Texas was struck by two powerful weather events. One was Tropical Storm Imelda, which made landfall near Freeport, Texas. The slow and unpredictable path of this storm caused wide-ranging and disastrous flooding over much of southeastern Texas. Hurricane Hanna made landfall in South Texas in July of 2020. Almost 90,000 residents lost power and water from this monster of a storm that reached 90 MPH winds. Hurricane preparedness is the best course of action going forward.
Businesses of all sizes have to consider the risks of a natural disaster or crisis striking their operations. Whether it is a fire, earthquake, flood or hurricane, a company wants to be able to minimize downtime and bring operations back on track quickly. Emergency management plans are designed to ensure the safety of processes, employees and building facilities to mitigate and manage disasters.
Hygiene has been on everyone's minds as of late, brought on by a fear of potentially deadly germs. Washing your hands is a way to fend off everything from salmonella to the coronavirus to the common cold. Invisible particles on your hands can cause diarrhea, fever, or stomach bleeding. It's particularly important to wash after using the restroom or changing a diaper. Even raw meat can contain undetectable traces of feces on its surface, which can ultimately lead to illness. We'll look at why you should wash your hands and what can happen if you don't.
COVID-19 has created an incredible demand for clean, sanitary conditions everywhere. Shelter-in-place orders are in place around the world. New emergency response services are popping up along streets and in dense cities as they prepare for the worst to occur. COVID-19 isn’t just about the initial peak, but the ongoing care so many people will need until a vaccine is in hand. That’s why it’s so important to have access to the necessary equipment to create these sanitary conditions, especially in field response.
In the day and age of extreme concern about the spread of contagious viruses, there’s never been a stronger need for proper sanitation. However, the average portable restroom isn’t equipped to meet those needs. Many feature a ‘receiving’ hole and you’re lucky if there’s a square to spare in the toilet paper holder.
The top events to attend this year start with music carry through with barbeque and beads. We’ve got five of the most attended events in Texas ranging from SXSW to the Poteet Strawberry Festival for a year of fun-filled entertainment options. Find out what else you’ll want to add to your agenda whether you live in Texas or want to visit for the holidays.
If you are planning an event, such as rodeos, sports events, or carnivals and fairs, there is a lot of planning and preparing that needs to go into the event. It is easy to get busy and forget about what needs to be done. Here are a few of the things that need to happen anytime you are planning a large event.