October 30, 2015

Safety is a value at DPR Construction. Whether it’s on the job or at home with family and friends, we want you to have a spooktacular time. Following are a few safety reminders as you head into the night in search of treats or a good holiday fright:

 Walk Safely: Flashlights will not only help you see, but help others see you. On average, twice as many child pedestrians are injured on Halloween compared to any other day of the year. Look both ways before crossing the street and use crosswalks wherever possible.
 Treat Safely: Examine all treats for choking hazards, tampering and allergy risks before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
 Dress Safely: Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls. Consider adding reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for increased visibility.
 Drive Safely: Children may be hard to see in costume. Reduce any distractions inside your car so that you can concentrate on the road, and be alert for children or little monsters wandering into the street.
 Carve Safely: Use the right tools and do the decorative work before taking off the top of the pumpkin to reduce the likelihood of hand injury. Also use a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle in your jack-o-lantern. Be cautious of lit candles (don’t leave them unattended).

Did you know? 
Halloween is more than 2,000 years old. The origins of Halloween have been traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on Nov. 1 as a time to honor all saints. The evening before (Oct. 31) was known as All Hallow’s Eve and later Halloween. People would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.

DPR Construction is 25 years old. The origins of DPR have been traced back to a temporary workspace off of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto. In November of 1990, DPR moved into its new office in Redwood City, where Peter Nosler and Peter Salvati built the wall behind the front lobby desk—DPR’s first self-perform work. Everything was new and being invented to ward off the status quo.

Thank you for helping to move the industry forward and turning a vision into reality.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!