Brooks & Crowley July 2019

Zucchini, Avocado, and Swiss Chard — Oh My!

A Guide to Eating Seasonally This July

Regardless of how you utilize them, zucchini and corn are sweetest, juiciest, and freshest during July. GO GREEN Filling your plate with plenty of greens is never easier than in July. Pick up a bundle of spinach, arugula, lettuce, Swiss chard, or any other leafy green, which are all juiciest and freshest during July. Cucumbers and green beans are bountiful this time of the year, as well. This July, add some fresh flavor to your water with cucumbers or create hearty salads with any of the leafy greens mentioned above. After all, there’s no better way to celebrate the middle of summer than by consuming its most delicious foods. ERGONOMIC AND ORGANIZATIONAL HAZARDS The final categories of hazards, ergonomic and organizational, are the least obvious to identify and correct. Ergonomic hazards are those which cause undue strain on the bodies of employees over time. When you require employees to sit for hours in uncomfortable chairs or make them lift objects repeatedly, you expose them to ergonomic hazards. Organizational hazards lead to stress and emotional strain. Anything behavior-related, including impossible workloads and toxic work environments, can be considered an organizational hazard. Understanding when a hazard is present is the first step toward fixing it or limiting its ability to cause harm. As G.I. Joe is famous for saying, knowing is half the battle.

forget about the cherries and blueberries, too! Because these fruits are so plentiful this time of the year, it’s easy to find ingredients for your favorite recipes. Host a Latin-inspired foods night with fresh guacamole and salsa, or make a delectable shortcake with a blackberry and strawberry mixture on top. GRILL GAME SO STRONG There’s no better time to fire up the grill than July, and not just because of the weather. Zucchini and corn reach their peak during July, and these grilling favorites pair well with steaks, burgers, hot dogs, or fish. Go low-carb by stuffing your zucchini with vegetables and a protein for a charred skillet bowl. Even better, add some corn to your fresh salsa to add an extra zing to your tacos. working at heights and in confined spaces. When safety hazards can’t be remedied, they need to be well labeled. Physical hazards include anything that can cause damage with prolonged exposure. Loud noises, temperature extremes, and exposure to radiation are among the most common physical hazards. BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL HAZARDS These types of hazards involve substances that can cause injury or illness if not handled properly. Medical facilities and schools are often rife with biological hazards. When the compounds in question don’t come from our bodies, they are known as chemical hazards. Cleaning solvents, gasses, and pesticides are all types of chemical hazards many workers handle regularly. Both biological and chemical hazards should be well labeled and only handled by those trained to do so.

When you eat something during its harvesting season, you get the most out of your meal. In-season fruits and vegetables are more nutrient-dense than their out-of- season counterparts, and there’s no matching the flavor profile of fresh, in-season produce. Even better, because in-season foods are so bountiful during their peak, you can save a lot of money by shopping with the season. This July, enjoy some tasty foods during their prime with this handy guide. FRUITFUL HARVEST Avocado toast lovers rejoice! Your season is here. Avocados are in season during July, joining many other fruity favorites. Gorge yourself on scrumptious blackberries, sweet strawberries, and bountiful tomatoes. Don’t The Occupational Health and Safety Organization (OSHA) is the government agency responsible for ensuring that workplaces are safe for employees and customers alike. When an employer creates an unsafe environment, OSHA holds them accountable. If you’re a business owner, you should be aware of all types of occupational hazards to ensure you remain compliant. If you’re an employee, you should know them so you can keep a keen eye out for dangerous situations that pose potential harm. With that in mind, let’s take a look at OSHA’s six categories of hazards. SAFETYAND PHYSICAL HAZARDS These two categories comprise the most obvious risks to your health and safety. Every business encounters safety hazards at some point or another. They range from quickly fixable issues like spills and frayed cords to more permanent concerns like

The 6 Categories of Workplace Hazards

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