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
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
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
IT HAPPENS LIKE clockwork. Fall arrives — as it did this year on Saturday, Sept. 22 — 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
FEDERAL SAFETY OFFICIALS tell us that approximately five workers are killed by electrocution every week in the United States. One of the goals of the Safety Solutions & Supply team is to do everything we can to keep that number as close to zero as possible within our sphere of operation and influence.Continue reading
On average in America, two workers die every week in accidents related to confined spaces. In recent years, the number of deaths in confined spaces ranged from 81 in 1998 to 136 in 2015, according the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The five-year period covering 2005-2009 was particularly bad for confined spaces accidents, with 481 fatalities reported. Continue reading
IF SAWS, HAMMERS, BLADES, falling objects, projectiles, and worksite obstacles weren’t enough hazards for the typical construction worker, certain chemicals, gases, airborne particles, and even things that grow and creep also can pose dangers when adequate personal protection isn’t used and other precautions aren’t taken.Continue reading