Last year at about this time, we posted on our Safety Solutions & Supply blog site an article with an idea for holiday gift shoppers. We suggested that for practical gift givers, a great gift idea to help keep an outdoorsy-type family member or friend safe would be a PPE kit, with PPE being shorthand for personal protective equipment.Continue reading
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
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
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
IT HAPPENS LIKE clockwork. Fall arrives — as it did this year on Saturday, Sept. 22 — National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is held, and National Fall Prevention Awareness Week begins. We’re presuming it was planned this way to make the safety observances easier to remember.Continue reading
WITH THE U.S. ECONOMY running on all cylinders and humming along pretty well, the positives are evident in so many sectors — particularly construction and manufacturing but also industries like oil and gas, chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, transportation, warehousing, and distribution.Continue reading
FEDERAL SAFETY OFFICIALS tell us that approximately five workers are killed by electrocution every week in the United States. One of the goals of the Safety Solutions & Supply team is to do everything we can to keep that number as close to zero as possible within our sphere of operation and influence.Continue reading
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