Not too difficult to figure out which store chain this is…
Avocados have never been more popular. With the ketogenic diet telling us that they are a great source of healthy fat and with other sources telling us they are a great source of all kinds of vitamins and nutrients sales of avocados in the US has grown every year for the past 15 years. Last year alone Americans ate 4.25 billion avocados. That’s a lot of guacamole!
Problem is that injuries to hands have grown just as fast and the lowly avocado is to blame! Apparently emergency room have seen an increase in hand laceration from people cutting up or trying to remove the avocado pit. So much so, in fact, that the California Avocado Growers Association has put out a guide to help you navigate the cutting up of your avocado safely (Hint: don’t stab or try to embed a knife in the pit to remove it!).
I guess I should have posted this before cinco de Mayo!
Today, Friday April 28th is Canada’s National Day of Mourning. It is “A day set aside each year to remember those who have been killed or seriously injured in the workplace.”
Why is it that here in the US we don’t have something similar? If you Google USA National Day of Mourning here’s the results:
In the US, it’s primary an “anti-Thanksgiving” protest to highlight the plight of Native Americans.
I don’t want to minimize what the Native Americans are doing in their Day of Mourning but I do wonder why we don’t have a day similar to the Canada day of Mourning.
Lisa Gonzalez from elderscorps.org recently sent me these fire related links which I thought I would share with you. There’s a lot of great information here that could save you and/or those you love.
Fire safety is an important – and frankly, a lifesaving – topic, whether we’re talking about fires that start in the home or those that ignite outside.
Thousands of children are exploited through prostitution. The most common ages a child is first exploited through prostitution is 14 to 16.
This morning, I got a phone call; a phone call from an old friend of mine. He called to ask for 3 more AEDs. The reason the phone call was so special, however, is because three years ago I had sold him an AED. That AED saved a man’s life on one of their job sites. The man went down and they had the AED on hand and were able to save him.
That’s the call we like to get because all too often the call we get about purchasing one of more AEDs looks more like this: “I need an AED because someone on our job site collapsed and we didn’t have one on hand to save his life. By the time the paramedics got there it was too late.”
If you don’t have an AED on hand, you’re most likely going to be the kind of call we don’t like to get.
Learn more about the Zoll AED and why you need one on your jobsite.