With the Summer heat upon us, now is the time to ensure your work force has access to proper heat relief gear. But how do you assess the risk level from day to day? How do you account for changing temperatures and conditions through the course of a work day?
Thankfully, OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool is here to help! Available on Android and iPhone, the Heat Safety Tool provides a quick calculation of the Heat Index, the relative Risk Level, and even provides a list of precautions that should be taken under current weather conditions.
Keep your employees safe this Summer with Heat Relief products from Ritz Safety, and the Heat Safety Tool from OSHA. Click one of the links below to download the app.
Humor me for a second… Close your eyes and picture your desk. Now picture your desk located on the side of a busy interstate with cars, trucks and tractor-trailers flying past. Now picture yourself sitting at that desk and working every day – knowing in your mind that, without warning, you could suddenly be “wiped out” by a careless driver or out of control vehicle. Just the thought of it makes you cringe, doesn’t it?
I could never work like that, yet this is the reality of thousands of people who work in construction traffic zones every day. These are some of the most dangerous jobs that exists and these workers are always one step away from being killed by traffic. Take another minute and think about their lives and their families, then consider how selfish we are, as drivers, if we aren’t doing our part to protect these people.
The Hi-Viz vests, cones and lights are to help us see them, but slowing down and doing our part to protect these workers (and ourselves) is up to us. They are only asking us for a very simple favor – slow down, stop doing whatever is distracting us and pay full attention as we drive through their “office”.
PLEASE feel free to share this with others and think about it each and every time you approach a work zone!
Are you compliant with all driver training requirements for your employees? The National Safety Council now offers online Defensive Driving and other compliance courses, to enable employers to train workers quickly, easily, and at the employee’s pace.
NSC online training courses integrate full-motion video, animation, interactive user exercises and real-world situations to provide a comprehensive, technically-sound solution for employers needing compliant safety training.
The Grand Opening celebration continues at Ritz Safety – Pompano with a Honeywell Open House on Thursday, February 19, 2015!
Join us this Thursday, February 19, as we join with Honeywell to celebrate the Grand Opening of Ritz Safety’s new Pompano Beach sales and distribution center. This will be another full day of safety training, product demonstrations, free food, and prizes! Make sure to stop by on Thursday, and enjoy 10% off all Honeywell products during the entire week of February 16 – 20. Check out the schedule of events below!
Thursday, February 19, 2015
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fall Protection and Respiratory Training 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Free lunch! 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Ear, Head and Hearing Protection Training
2:15 pm – Grand Prize Drawing! (must be present to win)
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Want to know more aboutSafetyPlus Web™? This system was designed, built, and priced (by the way) with small to mid-sized businesses in mind. Over the next few months our newsletters will be addressing common safety management concerns and provide you with examples of how SafetyPlus Web™ will help you save time, resources, and most importantly, protect your workforce. From OSHA to DOT to TRAINING and RECORD KEEPING. SafetyPlus Web™ will be the ONLY system you will ever need to help you slay your regulatory dragons!
Ritz Safety – Pompano will continue our Grand Opening events with an MSA Open House on Friday, February 13, 2015!
MSA, one of our premiere safety suppliers, will join us Friday, February 13, to continue celebrating the Grand Opening of Ritz Safety’s new Pompano Beach sales and distribution center. This will be another full day of safety training, product demonstrations, free food, and prizes! Make sure to stop by on Friday, and enjoy 10% off all MSA products during the entire week of February 9 – 13. Check out the schedule of events below!
Friday, February 13, 2015
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fall Protection Training 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Free lunch! 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Confined Space Training
Ritz Safety – Pompano will be kicking off our Grand Opening celebrations with a two-day event sponsored by 3M. Stop by on Friday or Saturday, February 6 and 7, 2015 to join in the festivities!
First up, it’s the 3M Safety Roadshow, on Friday, February 6. This day will feature interactive instruction on Construction Industry safety, led by 3M-Certified Trainers. Training runs from 1 to 3 pm. Free lunch will be provided from noon – 1 pm, with door prizes and a giveaway at 3:15 pm.
Then, on Saturday, February 7, come back for the 3M Speedglas™ Tailgate. From 11 am to 4 pm, join Ritz Safety and 3M for a unique opportunity to hear about 3M Metal Working Products and Solutions! The days’ activities will include 3M Metal Working Hazards seminars at 11 am and 1 pm, prizes and giveaways, and some of the best local food trucks Pompano Beach has to offer! Click here for more information, and come join us for the Grand Opening kickoff!
According to recent report by Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN), fall protection violations topped OSHA’s reported workplace violations for 2014, resulting in nearly $20 million in fines levied against employers. (Top OSHA Violations…)
The construction industry accounted for the vast majority of fall protection fines, gathering $17 million among specialty trade contractors alone. Other industries, from heavy and civil engineering to real estate saw large quantities of fines levied as well.
Ritz Safety – Pompano has moved to a brand-new building! Our new facility, just down the road from our old building, features increased warehouse and showroom space, including the largest selection of Timberland PRO footwear in Florida. Our new address is:
2200 W. Copans Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 33069 (954) 971-3176
Come celebrate our GRAND OPENING during the month of February, with four special sales, and four exclusive events! Each week we will feature a different supplier, with 10% off sales and exclusive on site training and demonstration days. Check out the calendar of events and list below for more details!
10% off sales are valid on in-store purchases at Pompano Beach location only. Not valid with any other offers.
OSHA (the Occupational Safety & Health Administration) recently released a new training tool, in the form of a web-based game. OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool is “an interactive, online, game-based training tool” that helps learn “the core concepts of hazard identification.”
The training tool does not get into details of specific OSHA regulations or what might be covered in an inspection, but instead focuses on good habits for identifying workplace hazards. Employees , business owners, or anyone interested in safety are challenged to look at all areas of a workplace for potential safety concerns.