New “Shipyard Employment” OSHA Fact Sheet

I only live about 10 minutes from one of the biggest shipyards in the USA. Probably about half of my friends and acquaintances work at that shipyard. I have two son-in-laws and both of them work at the shipyard so needless to say safety at the shipyard is important to me.

Shipyard

It’s apparently important to OSHA as well. They have just released a new Fact Sheet on “Shipyard Employment” outlining the unique dangers and hazards inherent in shipyards as well as outlining a plan to help keep workers safe.

You can download it here.


Your Avocado is more dangerous than you think

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!).

Check it out at https://www.californiaavocado.com/blog/may-2015/how-to-cut-an-avocado-without-cutting-your-hand

I guess I should have posted this before cinco de Mayo!