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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

April 20, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC …So they say. And, quite frankly, they are correct. The other day, an acquaintance asked me, “What is the point of writing case studies for the various reconstruction projects your company completes?” He continued to add the many excuses we receive each day – It takes too much time. Is anyone… Continue reading

Tornado Watch vs Warning

April 15, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Lately, there have been a number of tornadoes in the Midwestern states. Whether you grew up in these areas, are new to a local tornado occurrence, or have loved ones living in tornado prone states, it’s important to know the terminology affiliated with severe weather alerts. During a tornado, you will… Continue reading

Mental Stress in an Emergency – What They Go Through

April 6, 2015 It’s no secret that emergencies and natural disasters are extremely stressful. As we know, they can strike at any time, without warning, and within minutes, a person’s life can change – Properties and communities damaged, lives threatened and other traumatizing effects. How does this impact your clients’ mental and physical health? How can you offer assistance to… Continue reading

Distracted Driving Awareness While on the Job

April 2, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Last week, we discussed safety practices while in work zones, Employees’ use of mobile phones while driving has become a liability for companies. On-the-job car crashes as a result of employees’ negligent driving distracted by a cell phone are costing companies about $43 billion every year. As employers and managers, you… Continue reading

More Construction Zones Springing Up – Be Aware

March 24, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Remember – Safety First! As spring nears and the sun starts creeping out, more workers head outside to complete construction projects. National Work Zone Awareness Week, running March 23-27, 2015, encourages safe construction practices for workers and safe driving for civilians in these work zones. Did you know, over 20,000 workers… Continue reading

Spring Cleaning

March 17, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Are you drowning in a sea of files on your desktop? Maybe it’s time for some spring cleaning! Many participate in spring cleaning for the home, but neglect the office space, which could be harmful to your success and the way others perceive your professionalism. According to a study by Office… Continue reading

Room Temperature Vs. Productivity

March 10, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC You know the feeling of dread when you wake up in the cold, dark, winter mornings? That reluctance to emerge from your warm, comfortable covers only to hit the frigid air and anything else in your way as you stumble across the dark room half asleep because your body is taking… Continue reading

Save Your Energy Costs

Feb 23, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Let’s face it, electricity is significant for any office environment. Employees cannot function effectively without light or in extreme climate conditions, and with everything switching to digital, most companies cannot survive without technology. However, without proper monitoring, these costs can add excessively to a big, fat bill at the end of… Continue reading

So Many Colors – What do They Mean?

Feb 19, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Knowing the color codes for electrical wires is great knowledge to have for safety when installing or checking your own wiring. Here are the common color codes used: Black Used for power in all circuits – Considered hot and should be used as the power feed for a switch or an… Continue reading

DIY: Cord Management

Feb 11, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC For National Electrical Safety Month, we advise you to pick those cords up off the ground and be electrical safe. Sometimes this is easier said than done, especially in an office with multiple computers, phone lines, printers and other electrical appliances. This is why we put together a list of simple,… Continue reading