IN JANUARY 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (www.osha.gov) issued comprehensive new industrial regulations for worker exposure to beryllium, an element that can cause severe damage to the lungs and even death. Now, little more than a year later, OHSA is back with modified beryllium standards that the agency will begin enforcing in mid-May.Continue reading
MEMBERS OF THE SAFETY SOLUTIONS & SUPPLY leadership team are very pleased to welcome and announce the addition of Deitrich Irving. Deitrich is the new operations manager at our training and supply center in Gonzales, La.Continue reading
THOUGH MANY fewer mining and processing companies are involved than there used to be, the 135-year-old phosphate industry remains an important one in Florida. Looking out for its interests politically, legislatively, and industrially is the Florida Phosphate Political Committee (FPPC).Continue reading
SAFETY SIGNS and safety slogans. If you work or have worked outside the home, you’ve likely seen them in the workplace. If you’ve worked in construction or where a lot of tools, machinery, and/or chemicals are or have been involved, you’ve likely seen a lot of signs and slogans about personal safety.Continue reading
IN OUR MOST RECENT BLOGGING, we introduced the two locations for our Safety Solutions & Supply offices and training facilities — Mulberry, Fla., and Gonzales, La. — and we stated the practical reason for these city selections. Companies involved in mining, manufacturing, construction, and oil and gas extraction are here and there in significant numbers, and these are the kinds of companies that can benefit greatly from our occupational safety and health expertise and training services.
The article last time focused on Gonzales. This time, we want to feature Mulberry, the location for our company headquarters at 314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60 East).Continue reading
SAFETY SOLUTIONS & SUPPLY has its headquarters in the Central Florida city of Mulberry and a satellite location in the southeastern Louisiana city of Gonzales, a few miles northeast of Baton Rouge. It’s no coincidence that we have a presence in these two cities; nor is it a matter of chance. We’re here — and there, depending on your locale — because companies involved in the major industries we help, with safety training and other services, are located here. Those would include mining, manufacturing, construction, and oil and gas extraction.Continue reading
SEVERAL MEMBERS of the Safety Solutions & Supply team are preparing for and looking forward to attending the 2018 National Safety Council Southern Safety Conference & Expo. The expo will be held April 11-13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.Continue reading
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.
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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