News

Turn to OH&S for the latest news in the occupational health & safety industry.  Don't want to miss any news?  Subscribe to our RSS News feed.


Department of Labor Announces $11.5 Million in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA announced the availability of millions of dollars in grants for nonprofit organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes and colleges and universities. Apply by July 20, 2020.

Electricity is Everywhere

Electricity is Everywhere

Electricity is part of our daily lives, and it’s important to understand the hazards it poses.

New Gas Detection Technology Isolates and More Accurately Measures Dangerous Compounds

New Gas Detection Technology Isolates and More Accurately Measures Dangerous Compounds

Unfortunately, explosions are a real hazard for the petrochemical industry. Luckily, new technology allows communities to detect the right gases in record time.



The Complexities of Achieving Comfort in Fall Protection Harnesses

The Complexities of Achieving Comfort in Fall Protection Harnesses

A well-designed full body harness will disperse any remaining energy in a safe manner to the strong and durable areas of the body.

Safety 2020 Goes Virtual

Safety 2020 Goes Virtual

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASSP shifts its multi-day tradeshow to a full online platform.

Leveraging Connectivity in Area Monitoring for Full Worksite Visibility

Leveraging Connectivity in Area Monitoring for Full Worksite Visibility

Area monitors are the latest safety technology to join the cloud-connected digital transformation.  

Leveraging Technology to Drive Workplace Ergonomics

Leveraging Technology to Drive Workplace Ergonomics

Facilitating an effective and sustainable ergonomics process does not have to be pen-and-paper, old-fashioned and outdated.

Why Do I Still Get Wet in My Waterproof, Breathable Rain Suit?

Why Do I Still Get Wet in My Waterproof, Breathable Rain Suit?

Just because you’re getting wet in your rain gear does not mean it’s ineffective. Here are some reasons, and solutions, for your rain gear selection process.

Why Electrical Safety Should Be a Priority in Post-COVID Planning

Why Electrical Safety Should Be a Priority in Post-COVID Planning

It’s more important than ever to not lose sight of fundamental protection programs and protocols.

The Breath of Safety

Oxygen is a life-essential element that many take for granted; we only note its critical lack when oxygen is diminished or entirely absent.

Hassle-Free Occupational Hearing Test Scheduling: A Conversation with SHOEBOX

Episode 15

OH&S SafetyPod: Hassle-Free Occupational Hearing Test Scheduling

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses hearing test scheduling in the age of COVID-19 with Kate Mosley, Product Manager of Occupational Hearing Testing at SHOEBOX.

The Dog That Didn't Bark

Recognizing all essential workers—including those in the electrical field—and their associated hazards when it comes to working in a pandemic.

The New ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 standard and Its Implementation

The New ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 Standard and Its Implementation

The newest ANSI/ASSP Z10 standard provides a robust update to a well-respected safety system model and incorporates significant new concepts, approaches and tools. Here’s a walk through the standard, its features, its “sister documents” and implementation considerations.

Stop Sweating Heat Stress

Stop Sweating Heat Stress

Addressing heat stress in the workplace will not only keep your workers safe and productive, but it can also prevent employee turnover.

Best Practices for Today and Tomorrow

Best Practices for Today and Tomorrow

Maximize employee safety and wellness initiatives through a behavior-based safety process as part of an employee recognition program.

The Dangers of Dropped Objects

The Dangers of Dropped Objects

Tools are essentially for workers at height to do their job, but they also pose risks to those below.

Recognizing and Mitigating Static Electricity Hazards

Recognizing and Mitigating Static Electricity Hazards

Fire departments respond to nearly 280 industrial incidents involving static electricity each year.

Saving Lives: Why CPR AED Training Matter

Saving Lives: Why CPR AED Training Matter

None of us expect the unexpected. With 10,000 cardiac arrests in the workplace every year, you should understand the benefits of CPR training.

Optimized Protective Clothing Keeps Workers Cool and Comfortable

When working in environments of extreme heat, your clothing and its materials matter for your comfort and safety.

What You Need to Know about Adult Learning

What You Need to Know about Adult Learning

There is one major reason why safety training fails to stick: knowledge transfer.

Sun Protection 101: A Complete Guide to Skin Damage Prevention

Sun Protection 101: A Complete Guide to Skin Damage Prevention

Those who do not respect the sun’s almighty powers may ultimately find themselves in a world of skin damage.

Drug Testing During COVID-19: Essential and Smart

Drug Testing During COVID-19: Essential and Smart

During a national crisis, substance abuse increases. That’s why keeping up your company’s drug testing is crucial, especially right now.

Managing Safety Training During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing Safety Training During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Given the current pandemic, it’s easy to postpone all but non-essential training; however, there are safe ways to train your employees while staying healthy.

The Eyes are a Gateway for COVID-19: Safety Eyewear Can Help

The Eyes are a Gateway for COVID-19: Safety Eyewear Can Help

Because the coronavirus infects us through the eyes, nose and mouth, proper PPE has become one of the most important tools during this pandemic. It’s crucial to pick the right eyewear for your safety.

Five Restroom Upgrades to Improve Hand Washing and Minimize Germs

In a COVID-19 world, social distancing and washing your hands are two of the most important safety measures. However, enforcing that in public and workplace bathrooms might be challenge.

Is Eye Protection Necessary for COVID-19 Protection?

Is Eye Protection Necessary for COVID-19 Protection?

Recent discussions about the possibility of contracting the virus through our eyes are beginning to buzz. Scientists are still studying the virus for the answer, but here’s what experts have to say about the likelihood of eye-contraction and if goggles are necessary.

Is Contact Tracing the Right Tool for Your Company to Help Combat COVID-19 Spread?

Is Contact Tracing the Right Tool for Your Company to Help Combat COVID-19 Spread?

How do we protect employees at work post-pandemic? Contact tracing might be part of the answer.

Five Things to Know about Hazards of Radioactivity

There are many factors to consider when saying “radioactivity is hazardous.” Here is an attempt to summarize them in five points.

Eight Ways to Go Out During the Pandemic and Stay Safe

People are starting to loosen their social distancing practices and mask wearing—but the pandemic is not over. Here are some tips on how to go out while staying as safe as possible.

Workers are Doing Everything They Can, but Are Customers?

Workers are Doing Everything They Can, but Are Customers?

Mask ordinances vary by state and county, and many people believe the US is past the worst of the pandemic. But as workers in essential business are saying, they feel safe among themselves (with PPE and sanitation), but many customers are throwing caution to the wind.

Bulwark CP