When Do I Report an Injury to OSHA?

No one hopes for an injury to occur or prays for the worse in another person life, but unfortunately work-related injuries are guaranteed to happen. Even though we can’t make everything perfect, we can be prepared for whatever may happen and the best way to do that is to increase your knowledge on the requirements of reporting an injury so that if an injury does occur you will know how to properly react. Continue reading

OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

Knowing what’s required of you is the way to success in any situations, and knowing your OSHA record-keeping requirements will help employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards –preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.Continue reading

Fall protection requires good gear, good training, and a little math

AS WE’VE PREVIOUSLY SHARED in this space, matters related to fall protection continue to top the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual lists of most cited violations and top serious violations. (Please go here to read our recent blog about OSHA’s preliminary violations report for fiscal year 2018.)

For the longest time, falling from heights has been the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry and the second-leading cause of deaths in industry generally.Continue reading

Curtailing drunken driving begins with personal responsibility

THE HOLIDAY SEASON is meant for celebration and joy — and joy in abundance. Unfortunately, irresponsible behavior — constantly the focus of accident-prevention training at Safety Solutions & Supply — can turn a time of great joy into a time of great tragedy and sorrow.

The topic here is the irresponsibility of overindulgent and excessive alcohol consumption — at any time but particularly during the holidays — and the totally preventable traffic-related accidents, injuries, and deaths often caused by drunken driving.Continue reading