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About that time change...

As we fall back with the time change, I personally welcome it.

I find most people who work 9 to 5 are all for getting rid of daylight savings altogether, but most tradespeople see it a little differently. The construction world begins around 6:30 or 7 a.m., and in the winter there is an extended dark period in the morning. Temporary lighting is required to be able to see on sites.

A lot of accidents occur in the workplace due to inadequate or low lighting.

Getting lighting on a construction site sometimes means fossil fueled generators to power the lights. Even if the lighting is electric, it puts extra strain on the grid in the morning hours.

Think about how many people are up early and producing for our economy.

Longer darkness in the morning means more energy burned and likely overall less productivity and perhaps more workplace accidents.

On the bright side, I guess if they decide to change it, it might be a good time to invest in a headlamp company! 

Max Drinkwater



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