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

Forget the song: There aren't any good vibrations.

Using hammering or punching machinery is not usually easy, but workers also have to guard against long-term health issues. Jackhammers, drills, grinders, chainsaws and similar equipment are the obvious culprits in vibration issues. However, drivers of trucks or farm equipment, and miners face similar stresses over time.

According to Safety and Health magazine, Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a concern for up to 2 million workers who regularly use power tools. Over the long-term, workers can suffer tingling, pain, finger discoloration and weakened grip that won't go away.

Prevention -- not treatment -- is key. Breaks of at least 10 minutes per hour can help. Workers can alternate between vibrating and non-vibrating tools. Workers can also keep their hands warm and dry.   Whole body vibration occurs with drivers and sailors who experience bumpy terrain or choppy waves.

Over time, spine and musculoskeletal disorders can occur.  Seat suspension systems hold some hope for whole body vibration in their ability to smooth out the ride,  although these systems can be expensive.

But drivers can also help themselves:
  • Make sure tires are properly inflated.   
  • Adjust the vehicle seat for the best possible posture.     
  • Report back pain early.

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Watch Diets and Hydration!

Low-carb diet affects hydration!     

Carbohydrates (especially whole grains) store water and if you eliminate carbs and grains, you may need more water, especially if you work in the heat.  According to paleoleap.com, one important consideration for low-carb dieters: salt. Sodium, potassium and magnesium are electrolytes and
they maintain fluid balance in the body. Since low-carb dieters eliminate salty processed food, they don't get heavy sodium doses and may need more. 

In addition, low-carb diets are low insulin diets. When insulin levels are low, the body flushes out more sodium, according to physiology.org.   Don't be afraid to salt your food when on a low-carb diet. If nothing else, use light salt as this type of salt has more potassium.  Salt or electrolyte tablets can be an option if hydration is a problem.  Bring a thermos of broth or bouillon for lunch. That can help, too.

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Delicious Recipe: Stuffed Boats of Vegetables

Colorful way to use those summer vegetables.   Make use of one of the best vegetables of the summer by using fresh, in-season zucchini for these stuffed boats from Cooking LSL. This recipe will allow you to use fresh peppers and tomatoes from the garden if you have them handy as well. The best part is that it's a very healthy recipe that you won't have to feel guilty about enjoying!

Stuffed Vegetable Boats from Cooking LSL

Ingredients:

2 medium zucchini
Olive oil spray
1 cup of cooked quinoa
.5 cup of chopped bell pepper (add jalapenos for extra spice)
Half of a large tomato, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove
.25 teaspoon oregano
.25 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon salt
.5 teaspoon black pepper
Parsley (for garnish if desired)
2 tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese (for garnish if desired)

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Set up a baking dish and spray it with olive oil.
2. Cut the zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the middle of them with a spoon. Spray
the inside with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. In a bowl, combine the quinoa, peppers, tomato, garlic, oregano, basil, and parsley.
Stir together and add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Place the zucchini in the prepared baking dish and fill them with the mixture.
5. Bake for 20 minutes and then top with cheese crumbles. Broil for two more minutes.
6. Can be served hot or chill for serving cold later!

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About All Safety Products

We are all about trying to save you money when we are able to.  It is our shipping policy to only charge you the actual shipping costs.  Sometimes there is a shipping error on our website.  We do review all orders for accuracy and pleasantly surprise our customers when we notify them of an adjustment in their favor. We make money  on products, not shipping!

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All Safety Products, www.allsafetyproducts.com, P.O. Box 3822, Lakewood, CA 90711