Fire Safety

According to Injury Facts, the deaths from home fires in the U.S. have gone down from 5200 in 1980 to 2,710 in 2017, but even one death is still too many. We here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to share some fire safety tips, you can follow to protect your family in case of a fire. 

  • Smoke Alarms
    You should have smoke alarms beside every room where someone is sleeping. Smoke alarms should also be tested monthly, and the batteries should be replaced annually. If your smoke alarm is 10+ years old, replace it. 
  • Escape Plans
    Once the smoke alarm sounds you should immediately know how to quickly get out of the building. If you have not already, sit down with your family and plan two ways to escape from each room and designate an outside meeting place where everyone should meet. Once you have your escape plan in place, be sure to practice with your family so you are ready in case of an emergency. 
  • Fire Extinguishers
    If there is a fire and you are not comfortable using your fire extinguisher, get out of the building. Your safety is more important. If the fire is small and not spreading and you feel confident with the extinguisher, place your back to an exit and attempt to put out the fire. To use a fire extinguisher remember the acronym PASS: Pull the pin, Aim low at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle slowly, Sweep the nozzle side to side. 
  • Most Importantly, Minimize the risk
    You can minimize the risk by instituting a ‘no smoking’ policy inside the house, making sure there are no frayed electrical cords around the house, and keep matches and lighters away from children.

If you have any questions about fire safety, feel free to contact us here at Safety Solutions and Supply and let one of our professionals help you. 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)

Creating a Safe Environment for Warehouse Employees

Working in a warehouse can be very risky if the proper safety precautions are not followed. Because of the constant use of high-powered machines within close proximity of the employees, warehouse safety should be your higher priority. 

 We here at Safety Solutions and Supply want you to be able to keep your employees safe, maintain an efficient operating system, and minimize the risk of injury. By providing the below items you’ll be on your way toward maintaining a safe environment for your warehouse employees. 

  • Information Resources
    Employees cannot perform their job flawlessly if they are not aware of all the proper safety procedures. You can provide safety information for your employees, by hanging brightly colored signs, meeting regularly, and providing training courses
  • Daily Enforcements 
    Enforcing training daily will help safety measures stay in the front of everyone’s mind. You can do this by requiring employees to collect their safety equipment daily, keep a clean workplace, and check all equipment regularly. You can also encourage this with rewards for employee of the month, or awarding bonuses for exemplary safety behavior.
  • Organization Standards
    The majority of all warehouse accidents are because of trip hazards and cluttered pathways. By encouraging employees to maintain an organized work space, it will reduce the risk of injury significantly. 
  • Lock out /Tag out (LOTO) Procedures
    Because warehouses contain a lot of high-powered machines, all employees should be trained on the proper LOTO procedures. Detailed instructions should be posted on every machine to remind employees the importance of LOTO. 

Safety procedures are most effective when they start from the top down, as it helps build values into the company’s culture. If you and your employees are looking for warehouse safety training classes, visit us at  Safety Solutions and Supply.  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)

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  

 

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  

 

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  

Plan, Provide, Train: 3 Ways to Prevent Falls

Did you know that according to BLS data in 2018, there were 320 fatal falls during construction fatalities? With the proper training, planning and provided equipment these deaths are preventable. That’s why we here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to share with you OSHA’s 3 step plan to prevent falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. 

  • PLAN
    Planning your safety measures ahead of time will help ensure that the job will be done safely. Be sure to evaluate how the job will be done, the tasks necessary to complete it, and the equipment that will be needed for each task. 
  • PROVIDE
    As an employer, you should always make sure to provide your employees the proper safety equipment. This equipment is not limited to but includes the proper ladders, scaffolds, and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as fall arrest systems and harnesses. 
  • TRAIN
    Every employee should be properly trained before they begin a job and the training should be reinforced periodically as we humans tend to forget things or take shortcuts. Training should include proper set-up and use of equipment as well as any hazards they may experience on the job.  

By following these 3 steps OSHA has put in place, you will be well on your way to a safer workplace by limiting and helping to prevent unnecessary death due to falls. 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. 

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  

How Fall Protection Belts and Accessories Market will be Impacted by COVID-19

As businesses are beginning to open back up we can’t help but wonder what impact COVID-19 will have on our companies and on the economy. One market that will be impacted from this pandemic will be the fall protection belts and accessories market as this has also impacted the supply chain and forced major companies to change their strategies in order to maintain their market share. 

While the stages of the pandemic differ from country to country, fall protection is still essential in the use of controls designed to protect personnel from falling or in the event they do fall, to stop them without causing severe injury. Because this protection is extremely important for you and your employees, we’ve attached the full report from Dataintelo here: https://dataintelo.com/checkout/?report  so you can learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 on the market. In the report you’ll find a detailed analysis of the supporting industries and a region-wise market size analysis of the market. 

While we are waiting out this pandemic, check out our training services, let us here at Safety Solutions and Supply help get your employees up to date on safety issues around your workplace. If you have any additional questions, feel free to give us a call today 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  

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