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The OSHA Guidance for Emergency Response Workers, EMTs and Fire Personnel

OSHA just released guidance for workers and employers involved in providing emergency services such as emergency medical services (EMS) and medical transport, fire and rescue, and law enforcement. Here’s what you should know.

5 Occupational Safety and Health Trends to Watch in 2020

Workplace safety is expected to evolve with changing workforce demographics, employee expectations and other influences. Do you want to hear what Columbia Southern University's five expected occupational safety and health trends are for 2020?

How Millennials Are Changing Approaches to Workplace Safety

It's important to recognize the different demographics of your workforce. The number of millennials is growing in the safety industry, so Columbia Southern University (CSU) provides some tips on how to manage them and help them thrive.



What Your Dentist Visit Will Mean During and Post-Pandemic

What Dental Care Will Mean During and Post-Pandemic

After dentist offices were forced to close for nearly two months, they are finally able to reopen—but many are taking new and extensive precautions to protect against COVID-19 including better air filtration and more PPE.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Face Coverings, Surgical Masks and Respirators in the Workplace

OSHA has released a resource guide for frequently asked questions regarding the use of face coverings, respirators and masks in the workplace. Here's what you should now.

Check out the CSU Blog: The Link

Need job interview tips? Want to learn about drone technology for construction safety? Check out Columbia Southern University's blog: The Link.

OH&S SafetyPod: ASSP Safety 2020: Transitioning to the Digital Space

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OH&S SafetyPod: ASSP Safety 2020: Transitioning to the Digital Space

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, ASSP's Safety 2020 show has gone virtual! Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the benefits of a virtual event with ASSP President Diana Stegall.

Live From ASSP Begins This Week

This year’s ASSP show will be virtual due to the pandemic, but that will not limit the incredible output of information and news from exhibitors, speakers and industry experts. Check out the OH&S Life From page for show coverage and exclusive content from our Live From sponsor, Columbia Southern University.

Safety Certifications: Which Are Right for You?

What are safety certifications? How do they help your career? Columbia Southern University (CSU) provides helpful information for your safety certification questions.

BCSP Recognizes CSU Master’s in Occupational Safety and Health as a Qualified Academic Program

The Master of Science in occupational safety and health is Columbia Southern University's latest Qualified Academic Program. Here's what you need to know about the program and its many benefits.

Tracking Safety: Practical Ways to Use Leading Indicators

Tracking Safety: Practical Ways to Use Leading Indicators

Challenges like inconsistency and meaningless data hold many companies back. But is it actually worth it to use leading indicators? The answer is a resounding 'yes.'

NSC Calls for Employers to Brace for Increased Employee Substance Abuse Due to Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health

As the country reopens, NSC safety advocates warn employers to prepare for a surge in addiction issues and offer guidance for proper handling.

Creating a Fair Environment for Neurodiverse People and Realizing the Benefits

Hiring neurodiverse employees is shown to improve workplace productivity and functionality. Here are some laws you need to know when hiring and employing neurodiverse individuals.

A Roundtable on Hearing Conservation Programs by Examinetics

A Roundtable on Hearing Conservation Programs by Examinetics

Over the last few months, Examinetics has collected information from audiologists on hearing conservation programs and hearing health in general. Read the Q&A here!

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.

What Reopening Means for Each State

What Reopening Means for Each State

Workplaces across the nation begin to reopen, but not all are operating with the same methods, or cautions. Here’s an outline of what each state is doing, according to a June 4 NPR article.

Seafood Market Facing COVID-19 Outbreaks, Too

A recent NPR article explains how the meatpacking industry is not the only food industry facing COVID outbreaks. The seafood industry in the Pacific Northwest in particular had 92 of its employees on one ship fall ill.

To Test or Not the Test? That is the Employer Question

With little federal guidance on how to reopen and operate workplaces during and post-pandemic, employers are questioning their responsibility to test or not test employees for coronavirus.

Why You Need a Management of Change Plan in COVID-19

Despite the pressures leadership may feel to return to work, there is a core truth they may not want to face: Rushing back to the way things once were increases the risk of failure in the present.

U.S. Department of Labor Will Step Up Workplace Inspections for COVID-19

U.S. Department of Labor Will Step Up Workplace Inspections for COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA announced it will expand inspections to reduce job-size hazards related to coronavirus across the country, but many are saying the policy falls short of demands by worker advocates.

5 Tips for Using Bleach at Home and at Work

As we begin to think more seriously about disinfecting and cleaning our work and home spaces, it’s important to remember that many cleaning products—especially bleach—pose some serious health hazards. Understand how to safely use bleach with these five tips.

TOP EHS PRACTICES: Key Components to a Full-Service Safety Program

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TOP EHS PRACTICES: Key Components to a Full-Service Safety Program

Following the regulations and staying in compliance are important, but we know you want to go beyond minimum requirements to keep your employees safe. Some regulations have numerous training and employee information requirements, while others have none. Are you covering everything? And what does it take to go above what’s required?

The Importance of Mental Health Resources for Essential Workers—Now and In the Future

The Importance of Mental Health Resources for Essential Workers—Now and In the Future

Mental health resources are important for any worker, but during this pandemic, essential workers have needed support more than ever. Many think that for essential workers, the serious need for mental health care may long outlast coronavirus.

This Month is National Safety Month

Every year, the month of June is dedicated to protecting workers on and offsite. This year, National Safety Month will cover worker mental health, ergonomics, building a safety culture and driving—among other topics. Find out what you’re missing!

The CDC Announced Recommendations for Office Buildings and COVID-19

Workers in office buildings may be at risk for exposure to COVID-19, so ensuring that the building is safe and prepared for in-person work is crucial for the safety of employees. See what the CDC recommends for your office building.

Locked Up: Keeping Your Remote Workforce on Track Amidst Health Crisis

Locked Up: Keeping Your Remote Workforce on Track Amidst Health Crisis

Using time tracking software and video conferencing software can help to keep your remote workforce in check, and your options are many.

Lead Poisoning Prevention 101: Your Responsibilities as a Business Owner

Lead Poisoning Prevention 101: Your Responsibilities as a Business Owner

Lead poisoning in the workplace is not only deadly for workers but can also mean legal repercussions for your business.

“Healthier Workplaces. A Healthier World”: AIHA Reveals Its New Brand

At the Virtual AIHce EXP 2020, the American Industrial Hygiene Association unveiled that its brand evolution—titled simply AIHA—will now be tailored to help specifically occupational health and safety science professionals, rather than industrial hygienists. Read the press release below.

Managing Heart Health at Home During COVID-19

Managing Heart Health at Home During COVID-19

Staying healthy amid the many different nuances the pandemic has brought to fruition can be especially tricky for those who live with heart conditions. Fortunately, heart health can be managed successfully at home .

OSHA Releases Guidance for Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facility Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on nursing homes around the country. Not only are many elders falling ill, but many nursing home and care workers are trying to mitigate the responsibilities of their job and others’ safety.

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