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Savings / Safety Tips for January 2019 from All Safety Products, Inc.

Top 10 Situations Where a Safety Hazard is Likely

If you want to identify top safety hazards in the workplace, OSHA's Terrible Ten  violations might be a good place to start.  OSHA recently released its top cited safety violations.

Here are the categories and the number of citations issued:
  • Fall protection        5,899
  • Scaffolding            3,059
  • Hazard Communication        2,949
  • Ladders            2,480
  • Lockout/Tagout         2,384
  • Respiratory Protection     2,044
  • Machine Guarding        1,710
  • Powered Industrial Trucks    1,548
  • Fall Protection, training requirements    1,539
  • Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment   -- Eye and Face  1,353

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How to face the flu and common cold

Precisely what is the dreaded "Flu"?  It's an acute respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses A or B. While most people who get the flu recover in a week or two, others can develop severe and potentially life-threatening complications.

According to the Mayo Clinic, those most threatened are children under five and adults older than 65, nursing home and long-term care residents, pregnant women up to two weeks postpartum, and others with weakened immune systems. So too are people with chronic illnesses or who are extremely obese.

If the flu strikes, stay home. You're sick and highly contagious. Embrace your downtime and heal your body with it. Curl up on the couch, read, watch TV, and nod off to sleep anytime.  Get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night--your body is fighting a virus. Drink plenty of fluids for both the flu or a cold. Fluids hydrate your respiratory system and convert thick mucus into a liquid you can spit out. An expectorant will thin the mucus, too.

For congestion, the Mayo Clinic recommends over-the-counter decongestant tablets like Sudafed and nasal sprays. Studies suggest they narrow blood vessels in the lining of the nose and help reduce swelling.  Remember that protein is essential to maintaining body strength. Among your best sources for it are lean meat, poultry, fish, legumes, dairy, eggs, nuts, and seeds.

For your cold, recent studies suggest that chicken soup may indeed degrade its symptoms. Nobody really knows why, but the evidence implies this time-honored remedy helps subdue inflammation.  According to the American College of Chest Physicians, chicken soup appears to slow the movement of neutrophils, the white blood cells that harbor acute infection. Tests indicate the vegetables and chicken pieces combine to produce "inhibitory activity." 

If you try zinc for a cold, be sure to follow dosage instructions carefully: Harvard Medical School recommends 15-25 mg per day.

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Delicious Recipe: Start the new year with this light, nutritious sprout salad

Change gears from the traditionally sweet and heavy holiday cooking with this fresh and bright Brussels sprout slaw.     According to the Food Network, these tiny cabbage buds get their name from their supposed cultivation in Belgium as early as the 13th century.

They bring a nutty or earthy flavor to a variety of dishes whether they are cooked or raw. Rich in vitamins A, K, C, and B6, be sure to add Brussels sprouts to as many dishes as possible before they go out of season at the end of March.

Here is a delicious recipe by Martha Stewart: Brussels Sprout Slaw

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon grainy mustard
2 teaspoons honey
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives (or 1/4 cup scallions)
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and shredded
1 small head of radicchio, cored and thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, whisk together mustard, honey, vinegar, sunflower seeds, and  oil. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
2. Add shredded sprouts and sliced radicchio to the mixture.
3. Finely chop chives and add to the mixture.
4. Mix thoroughly with tongs and enjoy immediately or place in fridge to let the  flavors marinate for an even better experience!
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