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For the past several weeks our Mountain Field Services Team has been busy on three main jobsites in Western Colorado. The recent influx of work for our natural gas clients led to the addition of new team members to the motor shop and field service division. Under the leadership of our Field Services Manager the team has been changing out large motors and repairing equipment for several natural gas industry customers.

The work includes weekly motor switch outs for 15 weeks on both 900 and 1500HP motorsin addition to a metallic wedge retrofit on a 7500HP motor.Beating out several other motor companies located closer to the projects, we’ve gained significant notoriety amongst oil and gas customers in Western Colorado for our quality work. 

Safety Corner:

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Wazee is now a member of The Colorado Safety Association.

 

 

Wellness Corner: 

Stroke Risk Factors and Awareness
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Anyone can have a stroke no matter your age, race or gender. But, the chances of having a stroke increase if a person has certain risk factors, or criteria that can cause a stroke. The good news is that up to 80% of strokes can be prevented, and the best way to protect yourself and loved ones from stroke is to understand personal risk and how to manage it.

Controllable risk factors generally fall into two categories: lifestyle risk factors or medical risk factors. Lifestyle risk factors can often be changed, while medical risk factors can usually be treated. Both types can be managed best by working with a doctor, who can prescribe medications and advise on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Controllable Risk Factors: High blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol, diabetes, atherosclerosis, circulation problems, tobacco use and smoking, alcohol use, physical inactivity and obesity.  

Uncontrollable Risk Factors: Age, gender, race, family history, previous stroke or TIA, fibromuscular dysplasia, patent foramen ovale (PFO or hole in the heart).

 

Learn the many warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke.

Use FAST to remember the warning signs:
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NOTE THE TIME WHEN ANY SYMPTOMS FIRST APPEAR. If given within three hours of the first symptom, there is an FDA-approved clot-buster medication that may reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke.

Stroke symptoms include:

         SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body.

         SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.

         SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes.

         SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.

         SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause.