OSHA Issues Final Rule On Crane Operator Certification Requirements

The long-anticipated final rule for changing the OSHA requirements for crane operator certification has been published.

In the new final rule, published Nov. 7, 2018, OSHA (the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration), specifies that certification must be completed via an accredited testing service, an independently audited employer program, military training, or compliance with qualifying state or local licensing requirements.Continue reading

TTC is shorthand for keeping roadside construction zones safe

WHEN WE ANNOUNCED recently through our e-newsletter that Safety Solutions & Supply is now a state-certified trainer in temporary traffic control, we considered it a pretty big deal. We still think it’s a big deal. This is very important training for the safety of road construction and maintenance crews and the motoring public, and we’re pleased and proud we can provide it.Continue reading

Child Passenger Safety Week: The focus is on the little ones’ safety

IN THE TRAINING PROGRAMS, consulting work, and other professional services we provide here at Safety Solutions & Supply, we’re almost exclusively helping adults in workplace matters about occupational safety and health. This article brings things a little closer to home. It’s about the little ones — your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. It’s about keeping them safe.

This week, Sept. 23-29, 2018, is Child Passenger Safety Week, and this Saturday, Sept. 29, is National Seat Check Saturday.Continue reading

Don’t Let Your Workers Become a Confined-Spaces Fatality Statistic

On average in America, two workers die every week in accidents related to confined spaces. In recent years, the number of deaths in confined spaces ranged from 81 in 1998 to 136 in 2015, according the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The five-year period covering 2005-2009 was particularly bad for confined spaces accidents, with 481 fatalities reported. Continue reading