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Savings / Safety Tips for March 2020 from All Safety Products, Inc.

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Symptoms / Prevention Tips for Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness  and death for
confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

SYMPTOMS:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

STEPS TO PREVENT ILLNESS:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself:

Clean your hands often

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at  least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or  after blowing your nose, coughing, or  sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important forpeople who are at higher risk of getting very sick
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Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you're sick
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for  at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean  your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when  you are around other people  (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before  you enter a healthcare provider's  office. If you are not able to wear a  facemask (for example, because it causes  trouble breathing), then you  should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are  caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a  facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not  able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect
  • Clean AND disinfect daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

For further disinfecting suggestions, be sure to visit the CDC Link (Click Here).

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Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Eye injuries are alarmingly frequent. Each year, more than 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Yet that's only part of the problem - in fact, nearly half of all eye injuries occurred in the home. More than 40 percent of those were associated with home repairs, yard work, cleaning and cooking. And more than 78 percent of people were not wearing eyewear at the time of injury.

According to the AAO, if you see any of these signs in yourself or others, seek medical attention immediately if:
  • The person has obvious pain or trouble seeing.
  • The person has a cut or torn eyelid.
  • One eye does not move as well as the other.
  • One eye sticks out compared to the other.
  • The eye has an unusual pupil size or shape.
  • There is blood in the clear part of the eye.
  • The person has something in the eye or under the eyelid that can't be easily removed.
This month is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. The AAO has a number of articles on eye injuries and proper protective eyewear. Above all, make sure your eyewear is  OSHA-approved, and take time to clear an area of hazards before working there.

If you're working in an area with flying objects, dust or particles, wear safety glasses with side protection; with chemicals, wear goggles; and those doing welding tasks or work involving lasers and fiber optics should wear specialized eyewear.

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Delicious Recipe: Colcannon, A Familiar Irish Dish for St. Patrick's Day

For St. Patrick's Day: A familiar dish with a twist!  Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream? With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.

One of Ireland's more famous foods is the humble potato which, when abundant was the source of song, and when scarce, the source of suffering.   A potato blight touched off starvation and ignited the complicated events that devastated west and south Ireland between 1845 and 1849, the years of the great Potato Famine.

In those years, more than one million people died and another million emigrated, many to Canada and the U.S.  The famine and the potato live together in folk memory of the Irish, along with this simple, and familiar dish: Colcannon, meaning white-headed cabbage.  Even non-Irish will know the dish well as mashed potatoes.

The traditional Irish mash was an inexpensive daily main dish. It adds a little cabbage or kale, perhaps with scallion, leeks or chives. Bacon or ham pieces can  also be added.  Leftovers are fried up in the morning for breakfast with pork slices.

Here is one recipe from Taste of Home.

Ingredients:
1 medium head cabbage (about 2 pounds), shredded
4 pounds medium potatoes (about 8), peeled and quartered
2 cups whole milk
1 cup chopped green onions
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup butter, melted Minced fresh parsley Crumbled cooked bacon

Directions:
1. Place cabbage and 2 cups water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.

2. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes.

3. Drain, reserving cooking liquid; keep cabbage warm in separate dish.  In same  pan, combine potatoes and reserved cooking liquid. Add additional water to cover potatoes; bring to a boil.

4. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes.

5. Place milk, green onions, salt and pepper in a small saucepan

6. Bring just to a boil and remove from heat.

7. Drain potatoes; place in a large bowl and mash.

8. Add milk mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in cabbage.

To serve, drizzle with butter; top with parsley and bacon.

Nutrition Facts: 1 cup: 168 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 361mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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About All Safety Products

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