SS&S: Celebrating 9 years as your complete safety technical solutions provider

WHEN SAFETY SOLUTIONS & SUPPLY, INC., was launched as a Central Florida-based company in August 2009, the guiding mission was to be the complete technical solutions provider for any organization requiring safety services. Today, in August 2018, as we celebrate our ninth anniversary, we’re pleased to report that the mission hasn’t changed, though the means to accomplish it have greatly improved and expanded.Continue reading

SS&S certifies operators for a variety of mobile industrial equipment

IF IT HAS TIRE, TRACKS, OR TREADS, Safety Solutions & Supply has a mobile certification program to qualify operators in a variety of industries. The seven titles that fall under the heading of Mobile Equipment Training at SS&S are:

  • Aerial Work Platform / Bucket Truck Operations

  • Aerial Work Platform Operations (AWP)

  • Forklift – Extended Reach (Type 7)

  • Forklift – Straight Mast

  • Front End Loader

  • Skid Steer and Bobcat Operation

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MSHA requires training for new miners and refresher training for experienced miners

SO, YOU WANT TO BE A MINER. (In Central Florida, that would be surface mining, mainly for phosphate.) In addition to a comprehensive orientation from the company you hire on with, some federally mandated training is involved. The requirements, for both new and experienced miners, come from MSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. In an earlier blog article, we noted that MSHA (pronounced em-shuh) basically is for the U.S. mining industry what OSHA — another Labor department agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — is for all other workplace environments.Continue reading

SS&S can help with a trio of safety-related data systems — ISNetworld, Avetta, and BROWZ

THERE’S AN IS COMPONENT to a long list of services provided by Safety Solutions & Supply.

IS is short for “information services.” IS is a broad term that includes IT, or “information technology.” Most people think of IT as having something to do with computers, networks, and software and the installation, servicing, and support for things like that.Continue reading

Do you work outdoors? Good hydration is a top-of-mind topic

THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER of 2018 arrived on Thursday, June 21 — at 6:07 a.m. EDT, to be exact. In Central Florida, the headquarters for Safety Solutions & Supply (Mulberry, Fla.), the day was pretty much like the late-spring days that preceded it — hot, humid, and muggy. Since then, outdoor daytime conditions have only gotten hotter, more stifling, and more dangerous for people who work and play hard outdoors.Continue reading

Florida construction employment surging; new workers will need safety training

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS of all kinds are booming in Florida, and a key result of that is a sharp upswing in construction hiring all over the Sunshine State. According to a recent analysis of Labor Department data by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Florida added 34,900 construction jobs from March 2017 to March 2018 —a 7 percent increase in just a year.Continue reading

Mosaic’s HQ move will put it close to Florida phosphate mining action

SAFETY SOLUTIONS & SUPPLY is pleased to welcome The Mosaic Company as a soon-to-be Florida-headquartered company. The company announced its plans to move its headquarters from Plymouth, Minn., to Hillsborough County, Fla., just a few weeks ago. What hasn’t been announced yet is the site for the new Florida offices, the timing of the move, and the number of employees the company will relocate from Minnesota.Continue reading