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Safety Speak Worker Healthcare Options Coronavirus Citations and Wildfires

Episode 25

Safety Speak: Worker Healthcare Options, Coronavirus Citations and Wildfires

On this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, we will discuss emerging options for worker healthcare, new virus-related citations in California and a study that links wildfires and flu season.

Start Evaluating Actions for a COVID-19 Post-Response Evaluation

Employers have taken extraordinary steps to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Whatever role you play in these efforts as a safety manager, remember to continually evaluate actions you and your company are taking.

Study Links Wildfires to Worsened Flu Season

Study Links Wildfires to Worsened Flu Season

A Montana study has found a link between intense wildfire seasons and a high number of flu cases.



FDNY Adds 27 Names to World Trade Center Memorial Wall

The 27 former New York City firefighters died of 9/11-related illnesses in the past year, making the new total of firefighters killed after the attacks to 227.

The Second Wave: Who is Vulnerable and What Can We Do?

The Second Wave: Who is Vulnerable and What Can We Do?

Are you worried about a second wave of COVID-19?

Cal/OSHA Issues First Coronavirus-Related Citations

Cal/OSHA Issues First Coronavirus-Related Citations

California's Occupational Safety and Health Agency has issued citations to multiple employers for COVID-19 violations.

Tyson Foods to Launch New Healthcare Clinics for Workers

Tyson Foods to pilot seven new health clinics near company production facilities in an effort to promote a culture of health.

FMCSA Proposes New Under-21 Commercial Driver Pilot Program

FMCSA announced that it is proposing and seeking public comments on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

Safety Speak: Labor Day, COVID-19 Treatments and National Preparedness Month

Episode 24

Safety Speak: Labor Day, COVID-19 Treatments and National Preparedness Month

In this mini episode of OH&S SafetyPod, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses resources National Preparedness Month, the new WHO recommendation for COVID-19 treatment and hazards in the oil & gas industry.

WHO Strongly Recommends Steroid Medications to Treat Severe Cases of Coronavirus

WHO Strongly Recommends Steroid Medications to Treat Severe Cases of Coronavirus

Studies show that steroids could reduce the risk of death for hospitalized patients on ventilators by about a third.

OSHA Reminds Employers of Potential Hazards after Hurricane Laura

OSHA urges response crews and residents in areas affected by Hurricane Laura to be aware of hazards created by flooding, power loss, structural damage, fallen trees and storm debris.

September is National Preparedness Month — Is Your Workplace Ready?

National Preparedness Month is the perfect time to take a look at emergency policies and procedures—you never know when you're going to need a plan.

Austin Public Transit Looks to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Among Employees

Austin Public Transit Looks to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Among Employees

Capital Metro carefully manages complex guidance from OSHA, CDC and City of Austin to reduce COVID-19 exposure and infection.

Safety Management Challenges: History and Program Issues

Safety Management Challenges: History and Program Issues

The question is: Why do workers continue to get injured on the job despite federal standards interjecting?

OSHA Publishes Final Beryllium Standards For Construction and Shipyards

Changes in the final rule were designed to clarify the standards, ensuring that the standard is well understood and compliance is simple and straightforward.

Leading With Compassion

Now, more than ever, it is important to be mindful of employees’ entire wellbeing.

Innovation in Jobsite Safety Vest and Workwear Design

Innovation in Jobsite Safety Vest and Workwear Design

High-visibility vests are under-appreciated and underestimated—especially in an industry such as construction.

Professionally Distanced: Ensuring Employee Safety Through Remote Monitoring and Social Distancing

Professionally Distanced: Ensuring Employee Safety Through Remote Monitoring and Social Distancing

Technological advancements in monitoring methods—especially personal monitoring equipment—have presented unintended possibilities for aiding in the fight against COVID-19 in the workplace.

Empowering Workers in an Uncertain World

Empowering Workers in an Uncertain World

Should we not create a future where equipment enhances a worker’s ability to perform in demanding environments?

Understanding NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 FF Standards

A deep dive into the NFPA 70E and 2112 flash fire standards, and how you can best use them to fit your workers with PPE.

How Does Industrial Hygiene Relate to Risk-Based Safety Management?

How Does Industrial Hygiene Relate to Risk-Based Safety Management?

Did you know that the ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 Standard provides a framework for OHS management and industrial hygiene? Here are some tips on how to leverage this standard to better safeguard your workers.

How Safety Has Become a Priority for the Oil Sector

How Safety Has Become a Priority for the Oil Sector

The oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous business.

Protecting the Plant from Catastrophic Combustible Dust Explosions

Protecting the Plant from Catastrophic Combustible Dust Explosions

Industrial vacuums are the right tool for preventing secondary explosions.

Optimizing Emergency Safety Equipment after COVID-19 Lockdowns

Optimizing Emergency Safety Equipment after COVID-19 Lockdowns

Now that many facilities are reopening, it is imperative to ensure that emergency safety equipment is compliant, in safe working order and in correct placement relative to worksite hazards.

Stressing Safely

Stress can erode physical functioning and adversely affect our body, but it also has direct effects on safety.

#LaborDayOn Initiative to Help 25 Million Unemployed Americans Get Back Into the Workforce

Red Wing Shoe Company to promote jobs, not boots, transforming its more than 525 stores into job centers and turning its customer service line into a job search hotline.

Winter Hazards Preparation Should Kick Off in the Fall Months

Winter Hazards Preparation Should Kick Off in the Fall Months

Fall is on its way, and so are cold and ice hazards. Make sure your business is prepared for the elements and your workers’ safety.

Optimize Large Scale Construction and Turnaround Projects through Data

Optimize Large Scale Construction and Turnaround Projects through Data

How data science helps to keep construction and maintenance projects on schedule and within budget.

Breaking Down the Silos to Simplify Industrial Hygiene

Breaking Down the Silos to Simplify Industrial Hygiene During COVID-19 and Beyond

OHS practitioners must expand their knowledge and programs to account for industrial hygiene.

Hazardous Waste Management — Types, Regulations, & How Different Businesses Can Handle It

Industries should keep records of waste generation and testing, report any unprecedented events, be prepared to handle emergencies with trained professionals, and have reliable hazardous waste storage options such as tanks and containers