Farm safety and housekeeping

The term housekeeping, when applied to farming and agricultural operations does carry some sense of what it means in the hospitality industry, and in general domestic and commercial service.

Housekeeping is a word that prefers really to all areas of a operation being kept in good order, being kept clean and being kept safe.

On a farm or agricultural operation, there are a number of different areas that need to be kept continually safe and clean, both the good running of the business itself, but also for the safety of the employees and of the family who own or run a company.

Farms traditionally revolve around agricultural machinery, mainly tractors, combine harvesters, utility vehicles, as well as a number of different cars and trucks.

Depending upon the nature of the work at the farm is involved in, there may well be different chemicals, different pieces ofmachinery and different tools all of which could pose a potential hazard.

Housekeeping is are keeping all of these areas safe, on a continual basis, and making sure that anyone involved in any area of this work has an attitude that these areas are important and need to be kept free from any risk or danger to any individual, whether an employee, a member of the family or a member of the public who may be on the farm for different reasons.

Any area that is considered a work area, whether it includes machinery or livestock or anything else, needs to be designated as a potential risk zone, and such strict housekeeping protocols need to be in place in order to safeguard the well-being of everyone who may on any occasion be there.

Housekeeping practices include the need torecognise appropriate storage, how any materials or equipment that are kept in this area are used and also how any mistakes or spillages or damage machinery are cleaned up or dealt with for repair.

Where good housekeeping practices are protocols are not in place it creates a potential hazard. Housekeeping is a preventative measure, and is about attitude and practice.

Encouraging people to keep an area clean is a prerequisite of most good housekeeping protocols. This can include informal picking up of rubbish or debris that may be lying around, as well as a more formal cleaning protocol with certain people designated to make sure that all areas are kept clean on a regular basis.

Storage is crucially important, both at a practical level and also has an attitude of good housekeeping practice. The old expression a tidy mind applies very much to this area. If an area looks unkempt, it is likely that there are a number of practices that could be considered unsafe or sloppy, which could ultimately lead to more hazards and risks.

Housekeeping is primarily about preventing injury. Health and safety has become a term that many people either slightly ridicule, or think it’s just an excuse to be risk averse. It is in fact quite the opposite. It is about understanding the nature of risk in order to evaluate the acceptability of a risk, and take whatever precautions may be necessary.

How Is Plastic In The Ocean Contaminating Your Seafood?

Scientists have studied how much of these pollutants are present in different types of seafood and what their impact on health could be, so that seafood processing companies can be aware when getting down fish from reliable seafood exporters in Sri Lanka.

Plastic is everywhere—in the air, water, and soil

Plastic pollution can be found everywhere we go, whether it is the ocean and other waterways, landfills, or even in the air we breathe. It is a problem that many nations are facing and seems to be getting worse as time goes on.

Plastic pollution in the ocean seems to be at its worst yet. With increasing amounts of litter, plastic bags and packaging are getting washed into the ocean. Without any type of degradation or decomposition happening to these plastics, they will float around for a very long time. Because there are no marine organisms that can degrade this type of pollution in water, it may be causing significant harm to many wildlife species as well as humans who consume seafood from areas where plastic has accumulated over time.

The effects on human health have been studied by scientists looking at how different types of seafood may be contaminated with the plastics that can be found in the oceans. One of the most common types is found in mussels, which can be ingested by humans. Other marine life may also become contaminated with these plastics, and there are concerns that this could affect human health as well if they consume them over time.

The plastic that ends up in the ocean breaks down into smaller pieces that get eaten by fish.

As mentioned earlier, the plastic found in the oceans gets broken down into smaller pieces over time. This means that it will more than likely get consumed by wildlife at some point, leading to a number of different conditions developing for both people and their food sources, depending on where they live along coastlines all around the world. These impacts could potentially create major issues further down the line for many who rely heavily on eating seafood every day, especially those living near coastal areas.

Fish are then caught by fish processing companies and fish export companies in Sri Lanka, for food and sold to grocery stores or restaurants. This same fish (or seafood in general) is then caught for food and sold to grocery stores or restaurants. This means that when we buy seafood, we are also buying the poison that has been ingested by the animals, and we, in turn, ingest it as well. This is a major problem for many people who want to eat seafood without the risk of being poisoned by their food source, but at this point, it’s out of our hands.

When you eat seafood that has ingested plastic particles, it can lead to gastrointestinal problems like diarrhoea or vomiting.

The negative health effects of eating such contaminated food include:

Diarrhoea
Vomiting
Intestinal problems
Nausea and/or vomiting
Increase in Cancer Risk: This is a major concern as people who eat seafood have a higher chance of developing certain forms of cancer, such as colon or breast cancer, much more quickly than those that don’t ingest polluted food sources. Contamination with chemicals like BPA has been found to be carcinogenic (cancer-causing).
Reproductive Issues: These issues include everything from birth defects to endometriosis and even infertility.

It’s estimated that over 90% of seabirds have ingested some form of plastic debris. It is not only the fish and marine life in the oceans that are being affected by plastic pollution; the soil and the air are also being affected by this pollution. Many types of seabirds have also been found to have plastic in their stomachs. These birds consume the food source without knowing that it contains polluted material, and this can affect them more than we think.

In addition, marine life is dying on a daily basis because they get trapped in plastic and get strangled or suffocated.

The solution

Reducing plastic pollution is a responsibility we all share to save the environment, our oceans, our wildlife, and one of our most popular food sources. There are several small changes that each of us can make in order to reduce this negative impact, including:

Invest in reusable water bottles instead of using disposable plastic.
If you drink coffee, invest in a travel mug and carry that around rather than getting one to go every single day.
Stop using straws with your beverages; we don’t really need them anyway.
Try not to buy plastic food containers. Instead, try investing in other storage solutions such as glass or metal ones like Tupperware, which are much more sustainable and less harmful to our environment.

Avoid using microbeads since they are made from plastic too—another thing we should stop doing immediately. Finally, make sure any other products you buy aren’t over packaged and try to avoid unnecessary excess plastic.

These kinds of small changes will make an incredible difference on our planet and help us decrease ocean pollution little by little. We’re not going to achieve it overnight, but if we keep trying every day, eventually these bad habits will stop being so frequent.

Farm safety and housekeeping – the workplace

When looking at the importance of housekeeping in relation to a farm or agricultural operation, there are a number of areas of topics that need to be carefully considered.

The first one is what is often termed asthe adequacy of the workplace. This really means that it is important that what ever workplace is designated as such has certain elements that make it possible to keep it safe.

The first one of these is to make sure that all the passages and walkways through the worksite are sufficiently wide and high to enable people to move safely through them, either on their own or with a colleague, or when carrying or transporting such machinery.

There needs to beappropriate and safe lighting throughout the workplace, with provision for backup if any reason lighting fails. Employees should be aware of the need for emergency lighting in the event of fire or other related incident that might disable the electricity used in this particular workplace.

Ventilation is also really important. A number of farm buildings and related agricultural premises well have different uses, and may well include storage of certain chemicals, livestock feed or other potential farm products. Having good ventilation is crucially important.

The type of flooring involved in the workplace is also really important. There need to be slip resistant floors and rants throughout the premises in order that people who are moving about or carrying goods machinery can do so safely without the fear of falling over or slippage of any materials or maybe carrying.

A number of pieces of a workplace may well have sharp edges that are either visible or slightly hidden. It is a basic premise of all workplaces that any door or frame or desk or structure in a workplace that has a sharp edge needs to have its eliminated. Just knowing that it is there is not good enough.

A sharp edge and easily turn into a highly dangerous weapon in a few seconds if someone is distracted or not paying attention, and is a risk that can be easily identified and should be dealt before for any harm can be caused by it.

A good workplace needs to have quite a high degree of signage about a number of things, one of which is clear and visible directions as well all entrances and exits of the workplace are located. This is in part in order to allow a good workflow of people throughout the premises, but is also to do with fire safety.

In the event of a fire or an explosion of any type, it is imperative that people have a clear route they follow quickly without the need to stop and think or talk or read signs.

A number of farms will use hoists in different parts of different buildings throughout the premises, and it is important is kept in good working order. It is not a good idea to suddenly discover that a hoist has not been serviced or kept properly at just the time when it needs to be used. There should be a protocol specific to hoists that shows when they have been serviced and by whom.

Finally the most important area in many ways is to make sure that all toilets and handwashing facilities are provided, are kept clean and are always in a optimum hygienic state.

One Pro Trader Tip For Investing In The Stock Market

Are you trying to grow your portfolio and generate monthly income from the stock market? Maybe your just trying to find a safe and profitable way to invest your money.

In today’s economy and investing environment it can be extremely hard to find the best places to invest your hard earned money.

If you’re like me, you spent long hard hours working to earn your money and you definitely don’t want to put it somewhere that you could easily lose it all or if you find a halfway decent investment, have your returns eaten away by high fees and investment costs.

If you’re looking for a better way to invest and have tried trading on your own then I’m sure you know what it feels like to lose sleep at night thinking about your trades. Wondering if your trade is going to be a winner or loser. Or maybe you had a great month of profits only to see the market take them back or have them wiped out by one bad trade.

Then after all of the hard work, time, research, and stress your account is left in the negative or barely break even. Doesn’t that really get under your skin? It’s ridiculous. There has to be a solution.

Here are some of the main traditional ways that you can invest in the market to make money. One, you can implement an asset diversification strategy. Two, you can buy and hold for the long term. Three, you can get a financial adviser and take his or her advice. Four, you could invest in CD’s at the bank. Five, you could control your risk and learn how to invest being delta neutral.

Let’s take a closer look at each one of these investing Strategies.

1. Asset Diversification: Look, I am sure that you heard this one a million times, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Asset diversification is the idea that if you spread your money around to different asset classes you will limit your risk because if one asset class goes down another will go up and offset your loses. Well, it can work like this but if it does, you basically end up break even or with a small profit or loss because your gains are offset by your losses or vice versa. Then you all also have to think about what happens if all the asset classes drop in value? Well, I think you know the answer to that question and this does happen.

2. Buy and Hold: Buy and hold is probably another one that I am sure that you have heard before. You know the saying “buy and hold for the long term”. This is one really illustrates a complete lack of planning. I mean you only make money when you sell your investment to capture the gains. In investing you should always know your exit strategy and have specific rules that dictate exactly when you will exit a trade. Who wants to wait some vague amount of 5,10,or 30 years before they get their money back anyway. I know that I don’t have that kind of time.

3. Financial Advisor: Now, I don’t want to rag to much on advisers because I used to be one. But with that being said, I know exactly how they operate. To put it simple, they will most likely charge you big fees to implement one of the two investing strategies above. They know that there are better ways to make money in the market but the reality is that they just have to many clients to implement the really profitable strategies for you and will probably just throw your money into some mutual funds and retirement accounts.

4. Bank CD,s: CD’s are absolutely a horrible investment right now. Most people put their money in CD’s because they think that it is safe. Well in today’s economic environment this couldn’t be further from the truth. With interest rates near zero you will be lucky if you can earn a percent or two and with inflation on the rise you are guaranteed to lose money. Not to mention banks these days are dropping like flies.

5. Delta Neutral Investing: Ok, so now that you know what not to do, I have saved this best tip for last. Delta Neutral Investing is also known as having a non-directional bias. Meaning you don’t care if the market moves up or down, you can make money either way. You see most people think that there is only one way to make money from the market, that is, you buy, the market goes up in value, hence you make money. Or, you sell, the market goes down, you make money. This is known as directional trading and this is how the majority of people try to profit from the market. The other way to profit is not by using the direction of the market but by taking advantage of and profiting from Time and Volatility. By putting on delta neutral positions you can exploit time and volatility to your advantage and for quick and massive gains.