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

What's Wrong With Trucking

Fatalities climb as experts debate cause Truck driver deaths are up and that's a trend that appears on the rise. Since 2011, truck driver deaths have increased 25 percent. 

In 2017, there was a nearly 7 percent increase in deaths over the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.   The question is why now, with more safety standards in place than ever before?

According to, truck drivers may be increasing speed because federal rules on driving hours make it difficult to make deliveries on time, especially with new required breaks. Federal regulation limits driving to 11 hours during a 14-hour period with a 30-minute break at eight hours.

Another possible explanation is driver distraction, a problem common in both professional and commuter driving. About two-thirds of car-truck collisions are caused by drivers of passenger cars. Smart phones and texting while driving are usually cited as a  problem, according to

There is a debate whether new technologies like automatic emergency braking for trucks help or hurt drivers. New driver assistance technologies could actually cause drivers, especially new drivers, to pay less attention and become more complacent, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration officials.

What to Do When the First Responder Turns Out to be You!

You see a crash on a dark road. You witness a co-worker injured in a machine accident.  These are cases when the first responder isn't wearing a uniform. The first responder is probably you.

The first thing you may have to do is stop the bleeding.  Heavy bleeding can drain out as much as 40 percent of the body's blood in just 4 minutes, according to First Aid for Life. More than that is life threatening. So it is crucial to work quickly.

Here is what you must do:     

- Make sure you are safe first. Get out of the traffic lane. Turn off machinery. You have to be safe yourself to help the victim.

- Locate the wound and call for help. Calling for help and starting treatment should be done simultaneously if possible. So, find the wound while calling 911. Never remove a foreign object from a wound. The object could be holding back bleeding.     

- Use the cleanest cloth you have to apply direct pressure to the wound. Don't use a wad of material since it reduces pressure on the wound. There will be bleed-through, but don't remove the cloth. Add another layer of cloth while you keep applying pressure. Never lift the cloth to see if the bleeding has stopped. The key is direct, constant pressure. Do that until emergency personnel arrive.     

- Especially in cases of dramatic injuries far from help, a tourniquet might be required. Choose a sturdy length of material at least 1.5 inches wide. Tie tight and knot about five inches above the wound. Get an object like a knife or stick and knot again around it. Twist to tighten. Leather belts might not work because they can't be twisted tightly enough around the knife or stick (windlass). A shoelace may be too thin.


Delicious Recipe: Beet Pickled Devilish Eggs perk up the Easter brunch

Eggs are a traditional symbol of Easter and they are just as likely to be found hidden outside under a tree as they are on the table at an Easter brunch. According to the History channel, Easter eggs can be traced back in Christian tradition to the 13th century and are thought to represent Jesus' resurrection and emergence from the tomb. Other historians suggest that because they were a forbidden food during Lent, the people would decorate them to eat on Easter in celebration of the
end of the fasting period.

This recipe for deviled eggs from Food Republic uses beet juice to provide an extra level of flavor and color to the whites, helping them resemble Easter eggs. Once  finished, these eggs will taste just as good as they look!

2 serrano peppers, divided
3 cups water
1 cup white vinegar
1.5 cups sugar
2 small beets, peeled and sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 bay leaves
2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon kosher salt
12 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce Mild curry powder or smoked paprika for garnish, optional

1. Halve one of the serrano peppers lengthwise, keeping the seeds. Place the pepper in a large saucepan and add the water, vinegar, beets, sugar, garlic, peppercorns, salt, and bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce to  low. Simmer until the beets are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

2. Carefully add the eggs to the beet liquid and refrigerate for at least six hours. Take them out of the liquid and let them dry completely.

3. Cut the dried eggs into halves lengthwise and remove all of the yolks.

4.  Place the yolks into a mixing bowl and arrange the whites on a serving platter.  Add the mayonnaise, olive oil, Sriracha, and mustard to the yolk, mixing and mashing thoroughly. Then, fill the egg whites with the mixture. Slice the last pepper into rounds and use one to top each deviled egg. Sprinkle with paprika, smoked paprika, or curry powder, if desired.

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