Savings / Safety Tips for July 2016 from All Safety Products, Inc.Eye safety technology follows need
Flying particles and chemical splash are the two top causes of eye injuries in the workplace, but the majority of injuries could be prevented with proper eye protection, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Workers today have a plethora of safety glasses and goggles to choose from but that wasn't always the case. Industry first recognized the need for safety glasses and this need was pushed forward by military applications from World War I and later.
Powell Johnson invented and patented the first eye-protection glasses in 1880 for use by furnace men, iron puddlers, firefighters, and others exposed to the glare of strong light. By 1909, the Julius King Optical Company collaborated with American Optical to produce the first safety goggle called SaniGlas that provided even more protection; the goggles came with folding sideshields and spring bows for easier on/off action.
In 1913, America Steel Foundries presented a chart displaying 110 safety goggles with one or both lenses shattered, evidence that in two years eye accidents reduced by 75 percent.
In 1914, the American Optical Company advertised prescription lenses for the goggles of workmen with defective vision to eliminate their need for wearing goggles over glasses.
Today, eye and face protection standards are set by OSHA. Federal regulations require employers to provide eye protection in hazardous conditions, including those where the eye or face can be exposed to flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gasses or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation. Improvements in safety applications have followed technology and need. The first drivers and airlines pilots in open-air cockpits required side shields to protect their eyes. Safety glasses and goggles followed, protecting wearers from heat, radiation or UV light, direct or indirect ventilation, non-vented for protection against the passage of dust, mist, liquid, and vapors.
All Safety Products provides a wide variety of protective eye wear.
Help for Parkinson tremors.
We all meet or know people who suffer from this debilitating disease. Hopefully this news is of help and comfort. A new gyroscopic glove that reduces tremors from Parkinson's Disease by 80 percent is currently in the prototype stage. GyroGear will begin shipping the first gloves in 2017 for use by patients with a wide range of conditions that cause hand tremors. The device works with an electric gyroscope mounted on the back of a fingerless glove. The gyroscope spins and the wearer's hand is held level, resisting tremors, but allowing for voluntary hand movement. See gyrogear.co (not .com) for more information.
Delicious Recipe (July is National Hot Dog Month)
The Perfect Hot Dog!
July is National Hot Dog Month. Hot dogs are probably the best picnic and family gathering food ever because everyone from the grade schoolers to grandpa loves them. If you love hot dogs, and you want the very best, tastiest hot dog for your summer fun, experts agree that temperature is the most important consideration. Hot dogs must be hot enough but not too hot.
According to Nick Kindelsperger, writing for epicurious.com, the optimum temperature for a hot dog is between 150 and 160 degrees. The temperature is key because hot dogs cooked at under 140 degrees will be spongy and dull tasting. Cooked over 165 degrees, they get bloated and quickly start to dry out.
Kindelsperger advises a two-step process: poach and grill.
Heat up water in a saucepan to 155 degrees. That is under the boiling point, which is 212 degrees.
Then, drop the heat to low.
Put in the franks and wait 10 minutes and you get the perfectly heated hot dog.
But it's not grilled. So, quickly put them on a hot grill. In a few seconds, they will have a nice color. Perfection achieved.
Oscar Mayer recommends dropping the 10 hot dogs into boiling water; return to boil and cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 7 minutes or until the hot dogs are heated through. Get creative with condiments, if you wish: Yellow, Dijon or brown spicy mustard, ketchup, mayo, chutney, BBQ, Creole or chili sauce. Sauerkraut, sweet pickle relish, cornichons, dill slices, jalapenos, sliced or diced peppers. Grated cheddar, feta, blue, goat or nacho cheese, sour cream. According to Nielsen data, Americans bought 1 billion pounds of hot dogs in retail stores last year. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates we'll consume 150 million hot dogs during the 3-day July 4th weekend, 7 billion between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and more than 19.4 million at ballpark concession stands during the 2016 Major League baseball season.
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