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

Making the good case for hiring from among our newest generation of veterans

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, we honored on Memorial Day the brave men and women who died while serving and defending our great nation in the U.S. military. In doing so, we couldn’t help but think of the U.S. military in the general and our newest generation of veterans — many of which have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most Americans also want to honor them, want to support them, and want to help them if help is needed.Continue reading