Celebrate Safe and Sound Week in the Workplace

Safe and Sound Week is about taking action to prevent injuries and improving sustainability and efficiency in the workplace.

The United States Department of Labor promotes August 12-18 as Safe and Sound Week. This week is designed to encourage every workplace to incorporate a safety and health program and to celebrate businesses that already have a safety and health program in place. Those businesses can share their successes and encourage others to incorporate similar programs so all employees can be safe at work. Safety is our specialty here at Safety Solutions & Supply, and we want to make sure this week’s purpose is heard loud and clear.
Safety programs can focus on many things including management leadership, worker participation, and different ways to find and fix dangers around the workplace. Finding and preventing these hazards before anyone gets injured or becomes ill helps make your business a safe and sound place to work. It can also improve sustainability and efficiency in the workplace.
If you already have a safe and sound program in place, you have the opportunity to energize it and get everyone refocused by participating in Safe and Sound Week. If you don’t have a program in place, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to get one started.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your business may be, every organization should have a program in place. When you do, it shows everyone that you are committed to the safety of your employees and can be a positive influence on other companies around you as they see the success of your business because of your dedication to safety.
If you’re looking for ways to get involved, you can host an event just for your employees or you can even open it up to the public, post on social media, or send out flyers to make others aware.
There are many ways to be involved in Safe and Sound Week, and we hope you can take part. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here at Safety Solutions & Supply. We are proud to offer different training services, so give us a call today at 866-537-2262 for more information.

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

Beat the Heat: 6 Tips to Stay Hydrated

Summer is a prime time for most people to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Whether it’s a day at the beach, water park, play park, or summer camp, you and your children will be on the go. It is during these busy times that we forget to stay hydrated.

According to research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, more than 50% of all children in the U.S. are not getting the hydration they need.
That’s why Safety Solutions & Supply is sharing these six tips to help you stay hydrated this summer.Continue reading

You Can Help Prevent Heatstroke

Summertime means outdoor fun and warm weather. But summer in Central Florida means dangerous heat.

National Heatstroke Prevention Day is July 31. As of late May, there were already nine fatalities nationwide due to child heatstroke this year. According to the United States Department of Transportation, there were 52 fatalities in 2018, an increase from the 43 fatalities in 2017. In the past decade, 804 children died as a result of heatstroke.
Statistics show that heatstroke is the No. 1 vehicle-related killer of children outside of car crashes. You must stay aware at all times and take safety precautions to keep your family safe from these preventable deaths. That’s why we at Safety Solutions & Supply want to share these tips with you.

Tips to Prevent Heatstroke in Vehicles

  1.  Never leave a child in a vehicle unattended.
    No matter how quick an errand may be, never leave children unattended in a vehicle. When you get out of the vehicle, be sure to lock your car and put your keys out of reach from children so there’s no chance of them sneaking back into the vehicle without your knowledge.
  2.  Always check your backseat.
    Always remember to always double check your back seat. Life is full of distractions, but you jeopardize the safety of your children if you are distracted around them.
  3. If you see a child alone in a vehicle, make sure he or she is OK.
    If the child is in distress or unresponsive, call 911 immediately. If the child is OK and responsive, attempt to locate the parents or have the facility’s management call the vehicle owner over the PA system. Remember, the Good Samaritan law protects you from lawsuits if you are helping a person in an emergency. So if the child is in distress, get them out of the car, even if that means breaking a window.

We want to help you and your family stay safe. Please contact us at Safety Solutions & Supply, if you have any questions. We can also be reached at 866-537-2262.

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

Take Steps to Stop Car Theft

In 2017, more than 750,000 vehicles were stolen in the U.S. That’s an average of $6 billion dollars in stolen vehicles. According to the United States Department of Transportation, 75.4% of those vehicles were automobiles, and nearly half of those thefts could have been prevented.

There are many causes Safety Solutions & Supply supports throughout the year. Among the top designations for July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promotes a yearly campaign against theft. Continue reading

Nothing More Important Than Safety Training

Is safety training really that important? At Safety Solutions & Supply, we know it is. And we’re here to make sure you do, too.

We could include all the details about how OSHA requires it, how it makes your employees feel safe, or even how it make your company more professional. But the fact of the matter is that thousands of people die in their workplace each year because of a lack of proper safety training.Continue reading

Protect Employees From Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are injuries or disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. These disorders can be classified as work-related if the work environment and performance of work contribute significantly to the condition or if the condition is made worse or stays longer because of work conditions.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor, “An MSD is a musculoskeletal system and connective tissue disorder where the event or exposure leading to the case is bodily reaction, overexertion, or repetitive motion.” This includes motions such as bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, or twisting. They are not typically from slips or falls.

At Safety Solutions & Supply, we know MSDs such as sprains, strains, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or a hernia don’t make for a great work environment. That’s why we want to share some protective steps you can take for your employees. To be proactive, you can implement the three-tier hierarchy of controls.Continue reading

Safety Is No Accident; June is National Safety Awareness Month

Doing your part today can help save a life tomorrow – maybe even your own. Take the pledge.

June is National Safety Awareness Month and at Safety Solutions & Supply, we know safety doesn’t happen by accident. It is something that must be worked towards and done on purpose. That’s why the National Safety Council sponsors June as National Safety Awareness Month to bring attention to accident prevention, common safety risks, and common health risks. Safety should always be our No. 1 priority and by doing our part we could help save a life, maybe even our own.Continue reading

Assessing Heat Stress and Health in Construction Workers

The Florida sun can be brutal, and those who work outside all day under its violent rays could be at risk of heat-related illnesses such as heat stress.

Construction workers, particularly roofers and road construction workers, are at a high risk of this because their job requires them to work hard outdoors in brutal temperatures with little or no access to shade or water. In fact, studies have shown that in the U.S., construction workers are 13 times more likely to die from a heat-related illness compared to workers in other industries. Which is why we at Safety Solutions & Supply want to share with you some variables that play into these illnesses and preventive measures/protection policies that are in place to keep your employees safe.Continue reading