Florida Phosphate Mining Goes Back to 1883

While modern equipment and safety features are key today, back then it was wheelbarrows, picks, and shovels.

When we think of mining, we think of all the modern equipment and safety features we have today. But did you know that Florida phosphate mining dates back as far as 1883? In fact, the first hard rock deposits were found near Hawthorne in Alachua County. At its beginning, the only tools men had to work with were wheelbarrows, picks, and shovels. Continue reading

External Defibrillators Important in the Workplace

Because sudden cardiac arrest can take place anywhere at anytime, it’s extremely important to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in key locations in the workplace and make sure your employees are trained to use them. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. Making AEDs available in your workplace could mean the difference between life and death. We here at Safety Solutions & Supply have put together some things to help you implement an AED program in your workplace.Continue reading

American Heart Month: Raise Awareness of Heart Disease in Your Workplace

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? In fact, 1 in every 4 deaths are caused by heart disease each year. February is American Heart Month, and you can do your part by bringing awareness to your workplace. We here at  Safety Solutions and Supply is looking out for you and your employees and has listed some ways to help you prevent heart disease in your workplace. Continue reading

Choosing the Right Chemical Resistant Gloves

The key factor in determining what glove material is best suited for a given application is the chemical being used. The glove manufacturers’ test data is generally from a laboratory environment and with one specific chemical. Glove manufacturers generally do not test chemical mixtures and don’t consider other variables, such as hot or cold temperatures and cut hazards. Chemical resistant gloves are critical to on the job safety and choosing the right gloves should be taken seriously.Continue reading