CONFINED-SPACE EMERGENCIES demand highly qualified and specially equipped individuals to provide timely help and perform any necessary rescues. Expert and certified training in confined-space monitoring and rescues is available from the professionals at Safety Solutions & Supply.Continue reading
WRAPPING UP a three-blog series on the potentially harmful metallic element beryllium, we’d like focus this time on a couple of real-world scenarios for beryllium exposure — welding and sandblasting.Continue reading
IN THE LAST ARTICLE for this Safety Solutions & Supply blog site, we wrote about the pending new federal health and safety mandate for occupational exposure to the element beryllium. The 2018 final rule regarding beryllium will be enforced by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (www.osha.gov) beginning May 11 this year.Continue reading
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
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
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
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