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A safety culture expands beyond the confines of physical walls and core hours. To effectively manage ever-evolving regulatory requirements, increasingly flexible work arrangements, and rapidly changing business demands, modern-day safety programs must be as adaptable as the individuals who maintain them.

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A safety culture expands beyond the confines of physical walls and core hours. To effectively manage ever-evolving regulatory requirements, increasingly flexible work arrangements, and rapidly changing business demands, modern-day safety programs must be as adaptable as the individuals who maintain them.

Choosing Microlearning for Safety

Choosing Microlearning for Safety

Safety managers can make safety training more effective by supplementing formal training methods with microlearning.

Sedentary Jobs: How to Minimize the Health Risks

Sedentary Jobs: How to Minimize the Health Risks

American employees who have full-time jobs spend an average of 9.2 hours per day working and a lot of that time is spent sitting down.



Recent Studies Say Running——Even Once a Week——Can Extend Life Expectancy

Recent studies on a handful of running research finds suggests that people who run, even just once a week or month, have a 27 percent lower risk of premature death.

OSHA’s Ionizing Radiation Page: A Resource Guide

If you didn’t know, OSHA is working to help protect employees who are exposed to ionizing radiation as an effect of their job environments. Check out the OSHA ionizing radiation page for information on radiation standards, health effects, and control and prevention methods.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is Real, and Here Are Some Ways to Combat It

Seasonal Affective Disorder is Real, and Here Are Some Ways to Combat It

As fall transitions into winter, people are at a higher risk for seasonal affective disorder. If you are one of thousands of people struggling with seasonal depression, here are ways to get out of your slump.

Verdict from 2016 Trench Collapse Convicts Company Owner of Manslaughter

Last week, a drain pipe company owner was convicted of manslaughter in relation to a 2016 trench collapse that killed two workers. The Boston Herald says this serves as a reminder of employer responsibility for worker safety.

Flicker-Free LED Lighting and Healthier Workplaces: An Analysis

Flicker-Free LED Lighting and Healthier Workplaces: An Analysis

In the quest to ensure a healthier, safer and more productive work environment, lighting innovations can be a central factor. The advent of flicker-free LED lighting offers a promising alternative to fluorescent, incandescent and early-generation LED lighting, even as it significantly reduces maintenance costs.

Daylight Savings Kicks off Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Daylight Savings Kicks off Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Even though Americans gained an hour of sleep this past weekend, workers are still urged to prioritize sleep—especially because driving drowsy is comparable to driving intoxicated.

Fall Out of Risk and into Efficiency Safety Tips for a Successful Fall

Transitioning from relaxed summer days to the longer, weather-prone days of fall can be challenging for an unprepared workforce. Below are a few seasonal safety tips for a successful fall all companies can follow.

Pregnant Worker Accommodation Bill May Be on Its Way to the House

Pregnant Worker Accommodation Bill May Be on Its Way to the House

An update to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act sponsored by a Democrat could make changes in how pregnant workers are accommodated in the workplace. It’s gaining much Democratic support, but many Republicans are still reluctant.

Employee Dies in Meat Grinder Incident, and Company Fined $50,000

OSHA fines Lycoming County meat processing business after an employee died on site.

Is Protection Part of Your PPE’s DNA — Or Just Tacked On?

In the world of flame resistant (FR) work wear, there are two key categories to choose from: garments made from “inherent” FR fabric and those made with “treated” FR fabric. While both offer code-compliant protection from workplace hazards like arc flash and flash fire, there are critical differences between them — particularly over the lifespan of the garment.

Predicting Workplace Violence: The Problem with Profiles

Predicting Workplace Violence: The Problem with Profiles

Stopping workplace violence is a high priority for anyone filling a supervisory position in their organization. Unfortunately, there are several commonly held myths about effective strategies for doing so.

OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Employees from CA Wildfire Smoke

As a number of wildfires burn in California, OSHA reminds employers to be mindful of air quality regulations and protect employees from unhealthy wildfire smoke.

Construction Worker Killed by Elevator After He Dropped his Phone

Last week, a worker was killed by an elevator after reportedly dropping his phone. An investigation is ongoing.

New Tuberculosis Vaccine Could be a Game Changer

New Tuberculosis Vaccine Could be a Game Changer

While a new vaccine for TB might not see the market for another couple years, researchers are very optimistic it could be hugely helpful in treating TB worldwide.

Safety Training Records: Requirements and Recommendations

Detailed recordkeeping is an essential aspect of any compliant training program. In addition to simplifying tracking, documenting your training can assist in determining when refresher or annual training is needed. Plus, training records are sure to be reviewed during an OSHA inspection to ensure your organization is in compliance, so it pays to be thorough.

Workaholics vs Working Long Hours How They Separately Affect Your Health

After research on people’s work habits, mentalities, and hours, it is clear that there is a difference between simply working a lot and being a workaholic, and it comes down to mentality and coping mechanisms. Both, however, have different effects on your health.

Health and Human Services Awards $2.27 Billion to Help Americans with HIV/AIDS Care

Health and Human Services Awards $2.27 Billion to Help Americans with HIV/AIDS Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awards billions in grants to help Americans with access to HIV/AIDS care, support services, and medication.

Specialty Silicone LLC Fined $1.6 Million After Site Explosion and Four Employees Died

After a devastating explosion at a silicon company on May 3 of this year, OSHA just announced it will fine the company over one million dollars.

Adult Sleep Deprivation is on the Rise, Especially for Those in Safety and Health Industries

Adult Sleep Deprivation is on the Rise, Especially for Those in Safety and Health Industries

One recent report analyzed American adult sleeping patterns from 2010 to 2018, and the results showed that Americans are losing sleep on average. This trend was particularly prevalent for professionals in health care and law enforcement, for example.

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How Amazon's NYCOSH Scrape Serves As Warning To Business Owners

For business owners, this should be enough of a shakeup to ensure they keep their health and safety standards high.

Illinois Plant Explosion Results in Four Fatalities, $1.5 Million in Penalties

OSHA has cited AB Specialty Silicones LLC with 12 willful federal safety violations after four employees suffered fatal injuries in an explosion and fire at the company's plant on May 3, 2019.

Workplace Laws Your Employer Might be Violating

Workplace Laws Your Employer Might be Violating

The U.S. News and World Report reminds readers of laws you should be aware of in the workplace. No one is above the law—not even your boss.

Industrial Fall Protection Equipment Market to be Worth More than $3.8 Billion by 2024

According to new research report by Global Market Insights, Industrial Fall Protection Equipment Market may exceed USD 3.8 billion by 2024.

The Power of Proprioception——A Vital Tool in Reducing the Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

The Power of Proprioception——A Vital Tool in Reducing the Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

Understanding proprioception can help to interpret how correct movement requires well-organized, accurate signals from the muscles firing to the brain. These pointers can be easily manipulated simply by becoming more aware of movement behavior. Awareness of correct movement execution redistributes the signals, decreasing the likelihood of injury.

New from OH&S: SafetyPod

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New from OH&S: SafetyPod

OH&S recently launched SafetyPod, a podcast aimed at diving deeper into industry-related topics.

Construction Industry Is Seeing a Growing Demand for Workers

Construction Industry Is Seeing a Growing Demand for Workers

Trends around the country suggest that the construction industry is having increasing trouble finding people to hire and work overtime. Now, companies and projects are suffering because of it.

One Construction Worker Dead and One Injured After Manhattan Wall Collapse

Monday morning, the rubble of a wall collapsed at a Manhattan site killed one construction worker and injured another.