Knowing what’s required of you is the way to success in any situations, and knowing your OSHA record-keeping requirements will help employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards –preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.Continue reading
MUCH OF THE SAFETY TRAINING provided by Safety Solutions & Supply is geared toward helping companies and their employees fulfill mandates handed down by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and/or Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and that includes hazardous waste training. Continue reading
AS WE’VE PREVIOUSLY SHARED in this space, matters related to fall protection continue to top the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual lists of most cited violations and top serious violations. (Please go here to read our recent blog about OSHA’s preliminary violations report for fiscal year 2018.)
For the longest time, falling from heights has been the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry and the second-leading cause of deaths in industry generally.Continue reading
A COMMON REFRAIN in the arena of occupational safety and health is “Protect your eyes. A second chance with sight is rare.” Coaching about the need for adult workers in construction, manufacturing, and other industries to wear eye protection is a common thread in the safety training offered by Safety Solutions & Supply.Continue reading
THE HOLIDAY SEASON is meant for celebration and joy — and joy in abundance. Unfortunately, irresponsible behavior — constantly the focus of accident-prevention training at Safety Solutions & Supply — can turn a time of great joy into a time of great tragedy and sorrow.
The topic here is the irresponsibility of overindulgent and excessive alcohol consumption — at any time but particularly during the holidays — and the totally preventable traffic-related accidents, injuries, and deaths often caused by drunken driving.Continue reading
IT HAPPENS LIKE clockwork. Fall arrives — as it did this year on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 — National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is held, and National Fall Prevention Awareness Week begins. We’re presuming it was planned this way to make the safety observances easier to remember.Continue reading
LAST YEAR at about this time, we posted on our Safety Solutions & Supply blog site an article with an idea for holiday gift shoppers. We suggested that for practical gift givers, a great gift idea to help keep an outdoorsy-type family member or friend safe would be a PPE kit, with PPE being shorthand for personal protective equipment.Continue reading
THE LONG-ANTICIPATED final rule for changing the OSHA requirements for crane operator certification has been published.
In the new final rule, published Nov. 7, 2018, OSHA (the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration), specifies that certification must be completed via an accredited testing service, an independently audited employer program, military training, or compliance with qualifying state or local licensing requirements.Continue reading