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2023 Polar Plunge

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Have you heard of the Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge? It’s a totally cool and fun way to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. And trust me, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

The Polar Plunge is the organization’s signature fundraiser, and it challenges individuals and groups to step out of their comfort zone and take a dip in icy waters in the middle of winter. It’s a true testament to their commitment to the Special Olympics and the athletes they support.

Over the weekend, our team at MSD, Inc. took part in the Polar Plunge as part of our Give to Grow community involvement program. It was a chilly 33 degrees, but the excitement and thrill of taking the plunge kept us warm 🥶❄️💪

We’re proud to dedicate the 2023 Polar Plunge in memory of Michael Kaiser. And there’s even more good news – there are 9 Polar Plunge events happening across Ohio this winter! Some have happened as early as January, and others are happening as late as March. So, there’s plenty of time for you to get involved and make a difference. Check out https://give.sooh.org/team/471606 for more information on how to participate in an upcoming Polar Plunge event. And trust us, you won’t regret it. This is a fun and unique way to support a great cause, and it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Thanks for joining us on this adventure! Let’s make a difference together 💙

MSD, Inc Presents FIRE + ICE

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Get ready to heat up the winter nights with MSD, Inc’s Fire & Ice event at the Moerlein Lager House! Watch in awe as nightly fire performers light up the outdoor beer gardens with mesmerizing displays on lighted podiums. The Fire & Ice weekends are happening on Fridays and Saturdays, February 3rd to 25th, from 5:30 pm to 10 pm.

But the fire and ice doesn’t just stop at the performances. Sip on the coolest drinks at the Ice Bar featuring a drink luge, ice sculptures and fire pits. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, both inside and outside of the Moerlein Lager House, along with Molly Wellmann’s signature Fire & Ice cocktails.

Experience a winter wonderland in one of our reserved igloos, perfect for gatherings of up to 14 guests. Each igloo features three high top cocktail tables, an electric fireplace, and 14 chairs.

You have two options to make the most of this event:

  1. Full-service reservation – Get the VIP treatment with cocktail servers bringing you a selection of Moerlein beer, wine, and cocktails, both hot and cold. Our Igloo Reception Package will be waiting for you, including two hot and two cold options from our small bites menu, all for just $20 per person. A minimum $300 food and beverage spend is required.
  2. Space reservation – Gather your group and pregame in an igloo for only $75. Food and drinks can be purchased at our concessions window, bar tent, or food booths.

Availability is limited, so don’t wait! Click the “Reserve” button now to secure your spot.

Hot offerings include German Meatballs, Chicken Wings, Spicy Garlic Shrimp, Pretzels with Beer Cheese, Wurst Sampler, Fried Chicken Sliders, and Burger Sliders. And for those who prefer a cooler option, we have a Seasonal Fruit Tray, Domestic Cheese Tray, Fresh Vegetable Platter, Tomato Caprese Skewers, and Smoked Salmon Crostini.

Head over to https://moerleinlagerhouse.info/fire-and-ice/#free to make your reservation today!

Winter Safety – Slips & Falls Prevention

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Winter Safety – Slips & Falls Prevention

Over one million Americans are injured as a result of slip and fall injuries every year. Slip and fall injury rates increase significantly as temperatures decline. Approximately 50% of those who are injured in slip and fall accidents were walking on level ground when they slipped. Slips, trips, and falls are a leading cause of accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicles.*

When walking in a winter wonderland, we can reduce injuries by planning ahead, using caution while walking, and learning how to fall properly.

Plan ahead & stay focused

  • Look where you are walking
  • Follow designated walkways and avoid taking shortcuts across snow and ice
  • Use handrails when climbing or descending stairs
  • Keep your hands free by using a backpack to carry your items
  • Wear proper footwear – boots that provide good traction and ankle support

Walk like a penguin

  • Point your feet out slightly
  • Bend your knees and walk flat-footed
  • Extend your arms out to your side to help maintain balance
  • Take short steps and shuffle your feet, waddling like a penguin, for stability

Fall Properly

  • Protect your head – tuck your chin to your chest
  • Avoid putting your arms out to break the fall – keep your limbs loose and pull them in toward your body to avoid a broken arm or wrist
  • Turn or roll into the fall

 

Watch the following videos for more information on Winter Safety – Slips & Falls Prevention:

Walk Like a Penguin: https://youtu.be/BlMo3C4dAPw & The Correct Way to Fall: https://weather.com/safety/winter/video/the-correct-way-to-fall-on-the-ice

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MSD Technologies

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We are thrilled to announce that MSD has recently acquired B&G Technologies, expanding our service offerings to include the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus Ohio areas. B&G Technologies brings 20 years of expertise to our organization, and we are excited to have them on board.

As a company specializing in commercial and residential security and fire alarm systems, our number one goal is your security and safety. If you are in need of security cameras, fire alarms, access control, or security alarm systems, we encourage you to give our team a chance to earn your business. We are confident that we can provide your facility the protection it deserves.

Our service offerings include data, voice, and fiber optic cabling, security and fire alarm services, system consultation, installation, and inspections, access control and IP cameras, and 24-hour professional monitoring by a UL listed and FM approved monitoring center. We also offer cell back-up capabilities to provide protection in the event that phone lines are cut or unavailable, as well as web-capable systems that allow you to easily add users, modify settings, and view history online.

We use equipment from top manufacturers such as Residieo (Honeywell), CDVI, Silent Knight, Speco, DSC, HikVision and Acti, ensuring that your system is of the highest quality.

At MSD Technologies, we are committed to providing excellent service and attention to detail for each and every one of our clients. We encourage you to see for yourself by giving us a try. As Brett from Christian Life Center says, “B&G gives us excellent service and a great value, and they’re always available when we need them.”

Thank you for considering MSD Technology Services for your security and safety needs. We look forward to working with you.

https://msdinc.net/services/msdtechnologies/

 

MSD’s Client Centric Mentality

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At MSD, Inc., we are committed to delivering a client-centric mentality that prioritizes the health and success of our client relationships. We understand that these relationships are crucial to our company’s continued growth and success.

The MSD Client Centric mentality consists of our team members committed to Securing, Maintaining, Supporting and Retaining our Client Relationships. These four pillars represent the key areas that we focus on in order to provide the best possible service to our clients.

Securing new business relationships is an important aspect of our work at MSD, Inc. We are skilled and dedicated in our efforts to establish new connections and partnerships with clients, and we take pride in our ability to provide value to these relationships from the very beginning.

Maintaining our existing client relationships is also a top priority. We understand the importance of consistently providing top-quality service and support to our clients, and we work hard to ensure that these connections remain strong and healthy.

Supporting our clients is another key aspect of our work at MSD, Inc. We are trained and prepared to provide the necessary resources and assistance to ensure that our clients have everything they need to succeed. Whether it’s through technical support, account management, or any other area of support, we are here to help our clients thrive

Finally, retaining our client relationships is a crucial part of our overall strategy. We understand and value our client relationships and we work hard to create lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Overall, at MSD, Inc., we are skilled, trained, and dedicated to consistently delivering the highest level of service to our clients. By following our client centric Model and prioritizing these four key pillars of Securing, Maintaining, Supporting, and Retaining our client relationships, we are confident in our ability to foster strong, long-lasting connections that drive success for both our Clients and our organization!

Riverscape Ice Rink

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At TEAM MSD, Inc we believe in our People, Clients and impacting our communities in a positive manner! Our team MSD, Inc. is honored to be a supporter and service provider of the Five Rivers Metro Parks – Riverscape Ice Rink, located in downtown Dayton on 237 E. Monument Ave. Dayton, OH 45402. This venue has so much to offer from its 70 foot by 150 foot ice rink, sheltered underneath a pavilion, to its amazing views of the Great Miami River and the City of Dayton Skyline. 

 

This rink has something for everyone: beginners’ lessons, open skating, broomball and curling, not to mention hot chocolate and music. 

 

Ice skating is a great way to experience the outdoors during the cooler weather and provides a winter tradition for Miami Valley families looking for something fun to do together. 

We love seeing our MSD Family and The City of Dayton enjoying this amazing venue! Thank you Five Rivers Metro Parks for creating this venue space for the Miami Valley at the Riverscape Ice Rink! 

 

Come join in on the fun and enjoy a day on the ice! (Image Credit: Five Rivers MetroParks Facebook) (Video Credit: Nick Davis)

 

Website Link: https://www.metroparks.org/ice-rink/

 

Video: MSD’s own, Nick Davis + his son ice skating.

Focusing on Eye Safety

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Whoa, I nearly poked myself in the eye while putting on my safety glasses. Oh, the eye-rony! Puns are funny, but an injured eye is no laughing matter. According to the CDC, an estimated 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment each and every day. Eye injuries are common, but most are preventable.

Common causes of eye injuries include being struck by flying or falling objects, exposure to airborne particles, chemicals, and other hazards. The best way to prevent an eye injury is to wear properly fitted protective eyewear. In fact, your risk of an eye injury is reduced by 90% by simply wearing the right eye protection.

Protective eyewear must meet the minimum safety requirements of the ANSI Z87.1 Standard. Lenses and frames rated for high impact must bear the permanent marking of Z87+. Prescription glasses with side shields only qualify as protective equipment when the lenses, frames, and side shields are permanently marked with the Z87+ designation.

Over-the-glasses style safety glasses are available as an alternative to purchasing prescription safety glasses and are designed to be worn over top of regular glasses when safety glasses are needed. Goggles offer eye protection when working with chemicals. Face shields over top of safety glasses are an excellent choice for eye/face protection when using cutting tools. When working around radiation, welding, using lasers, or performing other tasks that may have a risk for an eye injury, use protective equipment designed specifically for the task at hand.

Each year an estimated 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the United States – approximately 50% of those injuries occur away from work. Safe behaviors are not limited to just the workplace. Practice safe behaviors outside of work by wearing protective eyewear when doing yard work, using power tools, taking part in recreational activities, and any other activity where there is the potential risk for an eye injury.

Now that we have discussed the importance of protecting our eyes from injury, eye will see myself out…

Safety Always!

Vicki Dix

 

 

Safety Basics: Fire Exits & Egress

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Safety Basics: Fire Exits & Egress

In 1911, 146 workers were killed within 18 minutes at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City after a fire broke out and they were unable to escape due to locked exit doors. As you can imagine, this tragedy helped pave the way for improved safety codes and other regulations across the country.

MSD’s written emergency action plan (EAP) is reviewed during orientation and with employees who have transferred into a new role. It is also available for review on the employee portal. For a fire emergency, the plan covers evacuation procedures, accounting for evacuated employees, aiding employees with disabilities and visitors, emergency contact numbers, and the means of alerting employees in case of an evacuation.

Fire Exit & Egress Information to Know:

  • Maintain two means of egress.
  • Exit doors shall be side hinged and open outward.
  • Exit doors must be unlocked – employees must be able to open an exit route door from the inside at all times without keys, tools, or special knowledge.
  • Never block fire exits, exit routes, or stairwells.
  • Keep means of egress free of all obstructions and impediments.
  • Ensure exits are marked by a readily visible sign.

Whether you are at work, visiting a restaurant, or attending an event be sure to review exit route maps or scan for exit signs so you are prepared to evacuate in case of an emergency.

Safety Always!

Vicki Dix

The Food Bank – Dayton

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MSD entered a partnership with the Dayton Foodbank in April 2021to aid in the construction of a new aquaponic greenhouse to grow leafy greens during the winter months. This was the next step of their on-going urban farm expansion.

Services Preformed:

  • Ran water line to new greenhouse.
  • Installed Backflow & pressure reducing valve for water line in headhouse/mech room
  • Provided gas pipe greenhouse
  • Provided and installed first and second stage heaters
  • Provided exhaust venting
  • Provided and installed single wall exhaust flue
  • Provided air intakes for heaters
  • Provided and installed exhaust fan
  • Provided and installed a control damper
  • Provided and installed fixed louver with bird screen

When I first heard about the project, I was excited for the opportunity to partner with a great local organization, the Dayton Foodbank, on this project that the surrounding community needed. We knew that we needed to find a way to help keep costs as low as possible while making sure we were able to get the new greenhouse operational as quickly as possible, without sacrificing quality, in order to help the Dayton Foodbank focus their resources where it is needed, on helping the community.

Doesn’t sound too hard…Right? This was not such an easy task as the material lead-times and cost were escalating on the heels of the COVID pandemic. Our first concern was getting the material for the 300’ of underground gas piping and getting the heaters (which had months of leadtime) in our possession and installed before the winter months set in. So, we got to work. MSD partnered up with some of our vendors who put their best foot forward, and they were able to not only help expedite getting material, but they also went above and beyond to help with providing us with cost savings that we were able to
pass along to the client.

Due to this support and hard work, we were able to finish ahead of schedule to allow enough time for the client to install their 800 aquaponic grow channels and get the aquaponic system up and running before the winter months came. With this greenhouse complete the client can produce 100,000 heads of lettuce year-round to help Dayton and the surrounding communities combat food shortages. MSD is grateful to be a part of such a unique project in its hometown community and making strides to help end hunger.

Lettuce beet hunger together!

John Hess
Project Manager