OHSA enforcement of modified beryllium safety standards begins in mid-May

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

Introducing Safety Simon

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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

OSHA very much embedded in our workplace and in our safety training

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

Safety training on the horizon: American Heart Association Adult Lifesaver course is a top choice

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

New training course covers the critical arena of electrical safety

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