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.
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.
A Montana study has found a link between intense wildfire seasons and a high number of flu cases.
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.
Are you worried about a second wave of COVID-19?
California's Occupational Safety and Health Agency has issued citations to multiple employers for COVID-19 violations.
Tyson Foods to pilot seven new health clinics near company production facilities in an effort to promote a culture of health.
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.
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.
Studies show that steroids could reduce the risk of death for hospitalized patients on ventilators by about a third.
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.
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.
Capital Metro carefully manages complex guidance from OSHA, CDC and City of Austin to reduce COVID-19 exposure and infection.
The question is: Why do workers continue to get injured on the job despite federal standards interjecting?
Changes in the final rule were designed to clarify the standards, ensuring that the standard is well understood and compliance is simple and straightforward.
Now, more than ever, it is important to be mindful of employees’ entire wellbeing.
High-visibility vests are under-appreciated and underestimated—especially in an industry such as construction.
Technological advancements in monitoring methods—especially personal monitoring equipment—have presented unintended possibilities for aiding in the fight against COVID-19 in the workplace.
Should we not create a future where equipment enhances a worker’s ability to perform in demanding environments?
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.
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.
The oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous business.
Industrial vacuums are the right tool for preventing secondary explosions.
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.
Stress can erode physical functioning and adversely affect our body, but it also has direct effects on safety.
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.
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.
How data science helps to keep construction and maintenance projects on schedule and within budget.
OHS practitioners must expand their knowledge and programs to account for industrial hygiene.
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