The week is well underway, you’re probably knee-deep in your to-do lists and anticipating the weekend.
But have you given any thought to all of the hard-working farmers and ranchers throughout our country? This week is Farm Safety & Health Week, and those essential workers definitely deserve some recognition and thanks for working in such a dangerous field.
Did you know…
It’s the most dangerous work sector in America (23.4 deaths per 100,000)
Our farmers and ranchers truly are essential workers
2017 Census of Agriculture says there are 3.4 million agricultural producers in America
Leatherman wins hands down, for introducing the “FREE” line of engraved tools. The coolest feature of these tools is the way you open and close each element. You don’t have to use your finger nails! You just use your finger pads. The secret is subtle. It involves magnets strategically placed in the tool to keep the elements closed. There are 2 models of knives (available in silver or black),
Starting in 2019, Leatherman has now (in 2020) released their entire new line. FREE Leatherman Engraved Tools. I visited their factory in 2013 and 2014. That’s when they started to plan this new line of “easier-to-use” multitools. Their plan was to make their tools more user friendly. The design engineers watched how the average customers used their tools, and asked them how the tools could be improved. One major factor was the task of using your fingernails to open each tool, using its “nail nick”. For hundreds of years, pocket knives have used nail nicks in the blades to grab the blade and open it. But what if you don’t have the right kind of fingernails? Or no fingernails? You were out of luck.
The engineering team focused on this opening function to make a better tool…one that is fun to use. The implements are easy to open and easy to close. You can, but you don’t have to use your fingernails. After you get the hang of it, you will find it is easier to use your finger pad to push against the tool flippers to open them. You can even open and close the parts of the FREE tools with one hand.
Leatherman has 3 styles of their new FREE tools. The P series (with pliers), the K series (a multi-knife), and the T series (the multi-tool without pliers).
I really don’t know how Leatherman came up with this name. Maybe you have a sense of freedom when you switch from a regular multi-tool to the new FREE series. You have the freedom of using your finger pad instead of your finger nails. Even when you release the lock, to put each implement away, your finger doesn’t suffer from a sharp edge of any release mechanism. The Leatherman FREE line is a whole new fun experience in using your favorite multi-tool.
We’re halfway through June, but it’s not too late to start celebrating Men’s Health Month! Odds are you have at least a few men or boys in your family, and of course you want to protect them and keep them healthy. This is a month where we encourage those men and boys to be aware of preventable health problems, and to help them lead healthy lives.
Today is a special day for the United States: we are celebrating the 245th anniversary of the birth of our nation’s Army. In 1775, the Army was founded, after winning the Revolutionary War for our newly-formed nation.
These engraved tools are a great way to show our appreciation to the U.S Army this year:
Put your corporate logo on laser Engraved Leatherman Tools for National Safety Month. This is a great way to remind your workforce to practice safe procedures every day. June is National Safety Month, as celebrated by the National Safety Council. They offer free posters, and you don’t even have to be a member.
Engraved Leatherman Tools come in basically 2 different sizes. The full size is 4 inches long when folded. The pocket size is about 2 1/2″ folded.
Happy Armed Forces Day to all of our active duty military across the country! Today has been a day of celebration and recognition for all members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, & Air Force for the past 70 years.
What are the best ways to celebrate during this tumultuous time?
Proudly display your American flag in your yard
Wear red, white & blue
Send letters of thanks to members of the military, no matter where they are
In just a few short weeks, the 46th annual National EMS Week will be upon us. During the week of May 17-23, communities nationwide will be finding new ways to show their love and support for their local EMS workers.
Even though we can’t celebrate with a large awards ceremony or rambunctious picnic this year, there are still ways to show that your community appreciates the dedication and bravery of its EMS workers.