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

Protect Your Employees From Arc Flash Injuries

Training and safety labels can go a long way in preventing injury and death.

Did you know that according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there were 44,363 electric-related injuries that resulted in days out of work between 1992 and 2001? A total of 27,262 of the injuries were nonfatal electrical shock injuries, but electric arc flash burns caused 17,101 of the injuries. Even though you may not have experienced an arc flash injury in your workplace, increased awareness and education are key to keeping your employees safe and preventing injury. That’s why we here at Safety Solutions & Supply want to bring awareness to arc flash injuries and how to prevent them. Continue reading

The Dangers of Complacency in an Electrical Safety Culture

Are you and your employees working in an electrical safety culture? Are they completely protected from electrical hazards? If you have installed arc-rated flame resistant daily wear clothing, you are off to a good start, but you also need to know that you should wear other important personal protective equipment to protect your head and face along with rubber electrical gloves and leather protectors to protect against shock. Many professionals agree that when safety programs are set into place, complacency is the next thing to set in. Everyone thought that since the program was there, no one would get injured and small tasks became an opportunity to skip the small steps in safety precautions. So Safety Solutions & Supply wants to give you some tips on creating an electrical safety culture.Continue reading