ASSE’s SeminarFest 2018 a one-stop opportunity for a lot of safety training

MANAGERS AND TEAM MEMBERS here at Safety Solutions & Supply enjoy venturing out every once in a while and attending some of the trade shows, conventions and professional association meetings that are relevant to our business and to the clients we serve. Each of these events provide great opportunities to renew old acquaintances and make new ones; to share expertise; to learn about new trends, technologies and products; to get updated on current and coming new workplace safety standards; and, yes, to relax a bit, have some fun, and enjoy a nice change of pace from the normal work schedule.

The next item on our special events calendar is SeminarFest 2018, set for Feb. 1-8 at The Rio in Las Vegas. SeminarFest is a one-stop opportunity to attend a long and broad list of professional safety training seminars. It’s put on annually by The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Founded in 1911, ASSE is the world’s oldest professional safety society. ASSE promotes the expertise, leadership, and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy, and standards development. A major sponsor of SeminarFest this year is Grainger, the Chicago-based industrial supply company.Continue reading

Safety training on the horizon: American Heart Association Adult Lifesaver course is a top choice

AFTER MINER SAFETY TRAINING, one of the most well-attended and completed courses we offer at Safety Solutions & Supply is the one with the longest title: American Heart Association (AHA) Adult Lifesaver (BBP, CPR, First Aid & AED). In a brief preview of our February course offerings and schedule, the Adult Lifesaver course is coming up three times — twice at our training facility in Gonzales, La., and once at our center in Mulberry, Fla.Continue reading

New training course covers the critical arena of electrical safety

SAFETY SOLUTIONS & SUPPLY is pleased to offer expert, professional, and certified training in the critical arena of electrical safety. The new program, OSHA 1910 – NFPA 70E Training and Compliance Requirements (2018 Standards), is important for construction workers, but some companies use the NRPA 70E guidelines to protect workers from arc flash accidents and other electrical hazards.

OSHA 1910 – NFPA 70E shock-protection training — see details below about the next session on Feb. 13 — is the result of a request the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) made to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) several years ago to develop complementary standards for electrical workplace safety.Continue reading

Workplace safety managers, trainers well familiar with the 47-year-old OSHA

A FEW BLOG ARTICLES BACK, we wrote about the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. In our introduction, we stated that “MSHA … basically is for the mining industry … what OSHA … is for all other workplace environments.”

This presents a grand opportunity to now tell everyone more about OSHA, an acronym (pronounced oh-shuh) that is much more familiar to American adults than MSHA (pronounced em-shuh). OSHA is VERY familiar to the management of Safety Solutions & Supply and our instructors. It’s foundational to the safety courses we teach and foundational to our instructors’ qualifications and certifications. It’s very rare when one of our classes is taught without at least one reference to OSHA.Continue reading

OSHA, Safety Solutions & Supply on a mission against the ‘Fatal Four’

IN AN EARLIER BLOG ARTICLE, we referenced a series of workplace injury statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on its website, For quick review, OSHA and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report that there were 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2015. Of those fatalities, 937, or 21.4 percent, were in construction alone.Continue reading

Learning about MSHA, the OSHA cousin for the mining industry

TIM BURTON, the operations manager for Safety Solutions & Supply, reports that our mine safety classes are among the most taken or attended classes we offer. These would be the training courses titled MSHA New Miner and MSHA Experienced Miner Refresher.

If you’re not familiar with the mining industry, you might now be wondering: “What is MSHA? What does MSHA stand for?”Continue reading

Fall-protection categories top OSHA’s top-10 list of 2017 workplace safety citations

THE FEDERAL Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, both units of the U.S. Department of Labor, together publish a boatload of statistics each year on the state of the American workplace.

A key role of Safety Solutions & Supply and its safety training instructional team is to help keep as many companies as possible — and as many worker accidents as possible — off one of the stats sheets. That would be OSHA’s annual list of the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations.Continue reading