Hurricane Season Amid COVID-19

We here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to help you be prepared and be safe and the only way to do that is to help you stay informed. As hurricane season is upon us, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have said that you may need to adjust any preparedness actions, based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials. 

  • Gas Leaks- Gas leaks are very dangerous, especially if you do not know where it is coming from. If you smell or hear gas, leave your house immediately and contact local gas authorities from our side. Do not use electrical equipment including your phone around the gas leak. 
  • Wet appliances- If an appliance gets wet during the storm, avoid plugging it in or using it as it poses a threat of electrical shock and is also a fire hazard. If you have any concerns, have a professional come evaluate your appliances to check for any issues before use. 
  • Charcoal and candles- If the electricity goes out, use candles and flashlights instead of charcoal as charcoal also produces lethal levels of carbon monoxide. For this reason, you should also refrain from using a charcoal grill in a garage, even with the door open. You should also keep an eye on your candles, and be sure to put them out before leaving a room or going to bed. 
  • Check your portable generator- You should also check your generator and make sure it’s operational. Be sure to read and follow all the labels, instructions, and warnings on the generator to protect your family from any CO poisoning. It is said that about 70 people die each year from a portable generator’s CO poisoning. Be sure to take extra precautions and keep your family safe. 
  • Watch for carbon monoxide poisoning- Make sure your carbon monoxide(CO) and smoke alarms are working properly. You can do this by pressing the test button. If they are not working, try replacing the batteries. Be sure you have a battery-operated CO alarm outside of each sleeping area and on each floor of your home. 
  • Evacuations- If you are required to evacuate, be prepared with extra face masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning products as you never know where you’ll need to go and you’ll want to be prepared with the ever present risk of COVID.

If you are looking for PPE and Sanitization items, come on into the store and let us here at Safety Solutions and Supply help you. Our employees are following all safety guidelines to ensure a safe environment for your visit. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to visit us online, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)

PPE & Sanitation Materials

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Sanitization materials are vital to help stop the spread of COVID-19. That is why we here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to share with you some of the equipment CDC recommends that you provide for your employees.

  •  Disposable Face Mask- These were only meant for a one-time use but it is recommended that they be used as long as possible to conserve inventory. Be sure to inspect your mask before each use, if it is damaged or compromised in any way, replace it immediately. If reusing your masks, be sure to place it in a breathable bag to store it until the next use. 
  • Face Shields- Face Shields can also be worn to help prevent the spread of COVID. They were designed to allow air to easily flow and allow you to breathe easily, but also help protect your eyes. These are great for teachers or leaders who need to host a group meeting. Be sure to clean your face shield before each use and always wear a face mask along with the shield. 
  •  Disposable Gloves- Disposable gloves should be replaced frequently as they were found to be ineffective in stopping the spread of germs when worn for long periods of time. They should only be used in a localized area and then disposed of before moving on to another area. When wearing gloves avoid touching your face. If you need to scratch your face, be sure to wash your hands first. 

Along with disposable face mask, face shield, disposable gloves, other sanitization items that help with COVID-19 control include hand sanitizer, aerosol disinfectant, and disinfecting wipes. 

If you are looking for PPE and Sanitization items, come on into the store and let us here at Safety Solutions and Supply help you. Our employees are following all safety guidelines to ensure a safe environment for your visit. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to visit us online, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)

ASSP Publishes New Study Guide and Supervisory Manual

If you or someone you know is a safety professional, there are two new informational safety books that could potentially help you out in your field. The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) recently announced that they have published the following two books that can assist occupational safety and health professionals in their search for expertise:

  • ASSP Study Guide for the ASP Examination: ASP10 Blueprint
    Earning an ASP certification can help boost your credentials and helps with achieving the CSP certification. According to ASSP this new guide thoroughly examines the 9 domains from the Associate Safety Professional exam and also contains a 250 question test to help prepare you for the exam. This guide also includes helpful information such as examples, equations, charts, and illustrations making it the perfect tool for anyone looking to prepare for the ASP exam.
  • Petersen’s Safety Supervision, Third Edition
    Many people consider Dan Petersen to be one of the founding fathers of modern workplace safety practices. According to ASSP, “Today’s supervisory emphasis on collaboration fit perfectly with his principles of coaching, motivating, technical accident investigation, and workplace inspection models for supervisors’ safety responsibilities.”  This textbook contains updates for the new generation of safety professionals with new sources, new information, and new research. 

If you have any concerns or questions regarding your job as a safety professional or are seeking additional training, come on in and speak to our  team of safety professionals for any application questions you may have. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to visit us online Safety Solutions and Supply, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: solutionsinsafety.com  

 

Fall Protection

We here at Safety Solutions and Supply are all about safety that’s why we want to share these safety alerts with our fellow employees in the mining industry. 

In OSHA’s June 2020 safety alert, they stated that 28 miners have died after falling from heights over the last 10 years. This is an increase of 8% in the last two years. Most of these fatalities occurred when the proper safety protocols were not being followed. According to the United States Department of Labor, “the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued 92 imminent danger orders for people working at heights without fall protection between January 2019 and June 2020.”

These fatalities could have been prevented by following the proper procedures and practices when it comes to fall protection. These practices start by designing work areas and developing job tasks to minimize fall hazards. Next, you need to establish an effective fall prevention and protection program and then make sure your employees are trained so they better understand it. 

Additional practices include providing the correct PPE for each miner, provie identifiable, secure anchor points to attach lanyards, and give daily reminders about the importance of using fall protection equipment  to your supervisors, miners, contractors, and truck drivers. By providing these as well as the proper platforms/ scaffolding and safe truck tarping facilities, you will be well on your way to a safe work environment and preventing any further fatalities among your employees. 

If you or your employees need any fall protection equipment, we here at  Safety Solutions and Supply have the necessary PPE, so come in and speak to our team of safety professionals. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to visit us online at Safety Solutions and Supply, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: solutionsinsafety.com  

 

T.E.A.M. Database

Training & Education Activity Manager Database

Our goal here at Safety Solutions and Supply is to help make managing your training activities easy and efficient which is why we would love to introduce the Safety Solutions and Supply Training and Education Activity Manager (T.E.A.M.) database. Whether you’re a student or employer this is your perfect tool that acts as a virtual filing cabinet for all your training records and scheduling reminders. 

  1. Students
    As a student, our T.E.A.M. database will allow you to view all your completed classes and supporting documents. Through this database you can also print your certificates and supporting documents for your employer or assign a company to view your transcripts and predictively notify you of upcoming expirations on training. 
  2. Employers
    As an employer, with the help of our T.E.A.M. database you’ll be able to manage your employee’s training records as well as view each individual employee’s transcripts. The database also allows you to generate and design customized reports with just the click of a few buttons. 

Whether you are a student or an employer, the T.E.A.M. database is the perfect addition to your company. This amazing program will also send you an automatic email notification to help you remember when your training events are due so you won’t be rushed to schedule before they expire. 

So join the T.E.A.M. Database and let us here at Safety Solutions and Supply help you have a training program that is worry and hassle free. This will allow you to use the time you would have spent managing your training and use it elsewhere. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to visit us online, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)

Safety News You Need: Trenching and Evacuation

Safety should always be the number one priority and if you are in the trenching and excavation industry this is safety news you need to know. According to OSHA, every year, 40 workers on average are killed in trenching incidents. These deaths can be prevented, that’s why we here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to share some safety tips to help protect you and your employees. 

  • Make a plan
    Having a plan could mean the difference between catastrophic and excellence. That’s why the number one key to trenching safety is proper planning. Planning should include regular inspections, and ways to protect against cave-ins for any trench over 5 ft.
  • Monitor regularly
    If a safety issue comes up, work should be stopped immediately and tested for cave-ins by a trained professional. Be sure to know the type of soil your trench is in and put the correct protective systems in place. It is also helpful to create a daily check-list to help supervisors assess key factors as conditions change.
  • Implement training reminders
    Be sure to discuss the dos and don’ts of trenching safety with your employees before they enter a trench. Having the proper training will help lessen accident rates significantly.
  • Know the risk
    Cave-ins are not the only hazard in the trenching industry. Risks also include hazardous atmospheres, inadequate ladders, improper barriers, standing water, and improper ventilation. Be sure your employees are properly trained on how to assess these risks and handle them properly. 

By using the proper precautions on the job, it could mean the difference between life and death. So please be sure to conduct the proper training and make sure your employees are well informed. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to visit us online Safety Solutions and Supply, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: solutionsinsafety.com  

 

Innovation as a Safety Professional

In order for a safety professional to be more prepared for every situation, they’ll need to be innovative in finding what works best for each situation, and the more perspectives they relieve, the better prepared they will be. 

The only problem is that being innovative can be challenging, that’s why we here at Safety Solutions and Supply  want to share with you a few tips we’ve found helpful in pushing ourselves to be more innovative. 

According to J.A. Rodriques with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, “Innovation is how you look at the world around you, how you process that information and then how you take it to your employer and apply it to your work environment.” In order to become a more innovative safety professional you need an innovative mindset as it’s not the supplies that create innovation, it’s the thought process. 

You also need to stop making assumptions because if your assumption is incorrect it could cause damage to your product, the reputation of the company, or even your own reputation. Safety professionals must always be cautious. 

Rodriques also pointed out that these things lead to innovation, “Hard work, persistence, late nights, rejections, sacrifices, discipline, criticism, doubts, failure and risks.”  By doing this you can foster a culture of innovation in your workplace. So be the example in your workplace, lead by example. You can spark innovation in those around you, by demonstrating innovation. 

If you and your safety professional are looking for some innovation, try taking a safety class here at Safety Solutions and Supply. You can also come in and speak to our team of safety professionals for any application questions you may have. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to visit us online Safety Solutions and Supply, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: solutionsinsafety.com  

Hurricane Preparedness and Response

Living in Florida, it is vital to have a plan in place for Hurricane season. That’s why we here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to share a few steps with you to help you put together a plan for the benefit of yourself and your employees. 

  • Create an Evacuation Plan

The first step is to create an evacuation plan that includes a chain of command, emergency functions and who will perform them, specific evacuation procedures, as well as plans to make sure everyone is safe. According to OSHA, “Some businesses are required to have an Emergency Action Plan meeting the requirement under 29 CFR 1910.38.”

  • Know what the Terms Mean

There are two terms so be sure to not get them mixed up. Hurricane/Tropical Storm watch means a hurricane or tropical storm is possible in the specific area. While a Hurricane/ Tropical Storm warning means that a hurricane or tropical storm is expected to reach the area within 24 hours.

  • Be Properly Equipped

You’ll also want to make sure you and your employees are properly equipped. You can do this by building a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit which includes water, food, a battery-powered radio, a flashlight, first aid fit, batteries, as well as a cell phone with backup battery, and local maps.

  • Host Training Exercises

As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect.” So be sure to train your employees on what to do in case of an emergency and practice evacuation plans on a regular basis. You can also use the lessons you learned from these exercises to update the evacuation plan accordingly. 

We all know that hurricanes are commonplace in Florida, so be sure to have your plan in place sooner rather than later. If you have any additional questions, feel free to visit us online Safety Solutions and Supply, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. Be safe out there. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: solutionsinsafety.com  

Confined Spaces Heightens Coronavirus Risk

Protecting your employees should always be your first priority. That’s why we here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to share with you the newly developing risk of working in confined spaces. 

According to a report published by the Corona National Information and Knowledge Center, the chances of contracting coronavirus are much higher when working in confined spaces. It has been proven that the virus is spread through respiratory particles that are released when people cough, sneeze, or speak. It is also said that the more people there are in a confined space, the chances of the virus spreading also increases. Reports suggest that the virus could be contained if wearing masks became the standard.

In order to properly protect your employees, try providing them with masks when they are required to work in confined spaces. We also have confined space fans to set up your next confined space entry to help keep airflow going. 

If you or your employee work in confined spaces, we here at  Safety Solutions and Supply have the necessary PPE, so come in and speak to our  team of safety professionals for any application questions you may have. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to visit us online Safety Solutions and Supply, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: solutionsinsafety.com