October 2021
Women In Construction New Mexico
Mission Statement

“The purpose for which the association is organized is to promote common interests of its members through membership, networking, community outreach, training, and to advance and maintain an enlightened understanding of women in the construction industry.” 

November 19th
(Members Only Event)
Year End Party
El Pinto Restaurant


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Sign up Now & Your Membership Fee will Include 2022

Hello Members and Friends of WICNM,

I hope everyone is doing well. We have hit that time of year when time seems to fly by ever so fast. The holidays are right around the corner and WICNM invites you to join us for a celebration of the year and the upcoming holidays. Our last event of the year is our "Constructing Cheer Christmas Party." It is a member only event but you can bring a guest also.

If you're still thinking about membership, now is a very good time to join since your membership will be valid through 2022! More details below.

Watch your inbox for the 2022 Ballot for the WICNM Board of Directors. There is one vote per member.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Knowledge and early detection saves lives. Click Here for more information about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and prevention.

Jane Jernigan, WICNM President
“Give Back”
WICNM is Membership Driven
Membership in WICNM is only $50 per year and leaves no doubt to its value and return on investment. As a member, you receive a membership discount on membership meetings, and are able to attend our networking events at no-charge. Just the networking events only are a $45 face value!

The real value of membership is not monetary though, it's about connecting and belonging to a group of women that understand and take pride in the industry of construction just like you. It's what we all have in common whether you're wearing a hard hat in the field or a suit to the office. If you have a hand in the construction industry, this is where you belong.

The WICNM Marketing and Membership Committee would like to invite you to join now! If you join now, you will receive your membership through December 2022! An even better value and you'll be able to attend our last event which is for members only - WICNM Christmas Party.

Why Join?
  • Belong to the only association in New Mexico specifically for Women in the construction industry
  • Support women in our industry
  • Networking evening events
  • Membership Meetings with relevant, informative, and interesting speakers
  • Monthly Newsletter highlighting our association, our members, women in the industry, events, and community support opportunities.
  • Committees - Planning, Marketing & Membership, Philanthropy
  • Opportunities to give to and help women in our community
  • It's FUN!

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Constructing Cheer 2021!
(Members + Guest Only Event.)
In the Construction World - October 2021
It's Getting Cold; Be Prepared
Cold Stress Safety Talk

Cold weather and environments pose many hazards to employees who work in these conditions. A cold environment forces the body to work harder to maintain its temperature. An environment that is considered “cold” depends on the region of the country and the individual. Each unique situation needs to be analyzed and addressed individually to keep employees safe.

Cold Stress Health Hazards (source: CDC)

Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in the affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can lead to permanent damage or amputation of the affected areas. First aid for frostbite: Get the victim into a warm area immediately. Do not walk on frostbitten toes or feet. This will cause more damage. Use warm water to warm the affected areas up. Hot water can burn the affected area.

Trench foot also known as immersion foot, is an injury of the feet resulting from prolonged exposure to wet and cold conditions. Trench foot can occur at temperatures as high as 60 degrees F if the feet are constantly wet. Wet feet lose heat 25 times faster than dry feet. To prevent heat loss, the body constricts blood vessels to shut down circulation in the feet. Skin tissue begins to die because of lack of oxygen and nutrients and due to the buildup of toxic products. First aid for trench foot: Remove any wet socks or boots. Dry feet and do not walk on them as this can cause more damage if already affected.

Hypothermia– When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. A body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. First aid for hypothermia: Alert a supervisor and get medical help on the way. Move the victim into a warm area. Warm the center of their body first-chest, neck, head, and groin area-using an electric blanket, if available; or use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets, clothing, towels, or sheets. If the victim is not breathing begin CPR until the paramedics arrive on the scene.

Safe Work Practices for Cold Environments

  • Eliminate or limit work as much as possible when extremely cold temperatures are present. (The ACGIH established recommendations for work in colder temperatures that can be found here.)
  • Allow for acclimatization to cold environments or weather. If the weather is extremely cold for the area or time of year, you will not yet be used to it and are more susceptible to succumb to a cold-related illness.
  • Layer up on clothing and keep clothes dry. It is important to remove any wet clothing or boots and put on dry items when working in a cold environment.
  • Take breaks in warm areas or vehicles as needed.
  • Drink warm beverages to help warm up your core temperature.
  • Monitor the condition of other workers around you. If you notice something could be wrong get them into a warm area and notify a supervisor.

Information shared from SafetyTalkIdeas.Com
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These are the best and worst states for women’s rights.

Caitlin Mullen, Bizwomen contributor
Aug 26, 2019, 10:51am EDT
On August 26th 2021, Women’s Equality Day, celebrating the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote, and a new ranking has identified the best and worst states for women’s equality. 

In ranking states, WalletHub considered workplace environment, education and health, and political empowerment, using criteria like the gender gaps at the executive level and in unemployment rates. Women’s Equality Day, established in 1971, also draws attention to ongoing efforts to reach full equality. 

The five best states for women’s rights? Maine, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and New Mexico, per WalletHub.

New Mexico received the top score in the workplace environment category, Hawaii got highest marks for education and health and Nevada fared the best in the political empowerment category. READ MORE