Memorial Day Weekend 2015
All Tilcon facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Please enjoy the holiday weekend with friends and family and remember to pay your respects to those who have given so much so that we can enjoy the liberties we have today.
On Saturday May 23, the following facilities will be open: West Nyack Quarry Scalehouse - 6am to 2pm. Mount Hope Quarry Scalehouse until 12 noon.
Our Mt. Hope, New Jersey TASC Team and Subcommittee would like to offer some tips for a safe and healthery holiday weekend. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Whether you're traveling or enjoying a backyard barbecue with family and friends:
1. Food Safety
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after handling raw poultry or meat prior to working with any other foods. To guard against cross-contamination of bacteria, keep uncooked meats away from other foods.Cook foods thoroughly, especially ground beef, poultry, and pork.Refrigerate all perishable food within two hours
2. Fire Safety
When using a grill, be sure to clean it thoroughly to remove any grease or dust. Check for gas leaks. Use the grill outside, not in a garage, porch, or other enclosed space.If you plan to use a fire pit, be sure to put out the fire completely before leaving it unattended.Do not park your vehicle on grass as the hot exhaust can easily ignite dry vegetation.Do not play with fireworks, especially if children are near.
3. Water Safety
Do not swim alone.Wear a life vest while boating.Supervise children at all times in and near the water.
4. Sun Safety
Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Apply it generously throughout the day, especially after swimming.Protect your scalp and eyes by wearing a hat and sunglasses.Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
5. Travel Safety
DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE or travel with anyone who has been drinking.Wear your seatbelt at all times.Make sure your vehicle has been serviced before a long road trip.Familiarize yourself with your surroundings and know where the nearest emergency room is in case of an emergency.Watch for Motorcycles.Give yourself plenty of time.