March is Women’s History Month, a national observance that dates back to March 1987. That being so, we would be remiss if, before the month is over, we didn’t recognize some women who have had some important and/or interesting things to say on the topic of occupational health and safety.
Follow along with our favorite example of occupational health and safety practices
THE TEAM at Safety Solutions & Supply is very happy to introduce to you a new colleague and super ally in the never-ending battle against workplace hazards, unsafe work practices, and noncompliance in the regulatory arena of OHS (occupational health and safety).
Please meet Safety Simon. He’s a dummy that’s not a dummy when properly and strategically employed for safety training.Continue reading
ON THE WEBSITE www.glennsmithcoaching.com, executive coach Glenn Smith has an article titled “7 Reasons Your Company Needs a Clear, Written Mission Statement.” His top two reasons are:
1. It determines the company’s direction. “Smart business owners use this statement to remind their teams why their company exists because this is what makes the company successful,” Smith writes.
2. It focuses the company’s future. “The mission tells us what we’re doing today that will then take us where we want to go in the future,” he writes.Continue reading
THE LEADERSHIP of Safety Solutions & Supply has the view that local community involvement is important and enriching for the company and its employees. Some call this “giving back.” Some call it “paying it forward.” Some call it “being a good corporate citizen.” We call it “doing the right thing.”Continue reading
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 acroynm (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
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
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
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