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Investigation of Deadly Trench Collapse finds Colorado Company Exposed Workers to Excavation Hazards

Investigation of Deadly Trench Collapse finds Colorado Company Exposed Workers to Excavation Hazards

OSHA cites Dunaway Excavating Inc. for four violations and proposes $208K in penalties.

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

Episode 106

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

What are some of the things you can do to ensure your lockout/tagout program are compliant with OSHA's standards? Find out in this episode of OH&S SafetyPod as Editor Sydny Shepard walks you through the top thee components of an energy control program.

How Location Tracking Improves Worker Safety

How Location Tracking Improves Worker Safety

Some industries are inherently more dangerous than others, employers need to do all they can to make their workplaces safe.



OSHA to Reestablish Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

OSHA to Reestablish Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

U.S. DOL advises Secretary on workplace safety for federal workers.

U.S. Department of Labor Creates Rulemaking Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Creates Rulemaking Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

The rulemaking targets the risks of both indoor and outdoor heat hazards.

How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Rule from OSHA

Episode 105

How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Rule from OSHA

Interested in what lies on the horizon when it comes to OSHA and COVID-19? Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Labor and Employment Attorney Lillian Moon about how workplaces can prepare for new impending rules.

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Mississippi Concrete Products Manufacturer and Distributor Ignored Safety Measures

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Mississippi Concrete Products Manufacturer and Distributor Ignored Safety Measures

OSHA proposes $118K in penalties for Mississippi Limestone Corp. after worker’s death.

Senate Confirms President Biden’s Choice to Lead OSHA

Senate Confirms President Biden’s Choice to Lead OSHA

OSHA has not confirmed a new leader since January 2017.

Moderna says its Vaccine is Effective for Children Ages 6-11

Moderna says its Vaccine is Effective for Children Ages 6-11

Results are planned to be resubmitted to the U.S. FDA, EMA and regulatory agencies around the world soon.

The State of OSHA: How State Plans Operate and Answer to Federal OSHA

Episode 104

The State of OSHA: How State Plans Operate and Answer to Federal OSHA

Three states are at risk of losing their State OSHA Plans. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard breaks down what it takes for a state to have authority to enforce their own work worker protection plans and what can happen if they don't meet the minimum requirements.

COVID-19 Safety Standards Heat Up Between States, the Biden Administration and OSHA

COVID-19 Safety Standards Heat Up Between States, the Biden Administration and OSHA

U.S. Department of Labor pushes to revoke safety oversight of Utah, Arizona and South Carolina.

NFPA Celebrates 125 Years of Championing Workplace Safety

NFPA Celebrates 125 Years of Championing Workplace Safety

Let’s take a look back at all the National Fire Protection Association has done to advance worker protection in the past 125 years.

Crane not Assembled Properly Leads to Double Fatality on Interstate leading to an Investigation of Lufkin Company

Crane not Assembled Properly Leads to Double Fatality on Interstate leading to an Investigation of Lufkin Company

OSHA finds three willful, two serious violations and proposes $212K in penalties.

National Safety Council Launches Impairment Recognition and Response Training for Supervisors

National Safety Council Launches Impairment Recognition and Response Training for Supervisors

An online training course offers teaches a comprehensive approach to addressing impairment in the workplace.

Mark Your Calendar: NSC Will Host Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego Next Year

Mark Your Calendar: NSC Will Host Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego Next Year

The National Safety Council will migrate their Safety Congress & Expo from Orlando to San Diego for 2022.

Live from NSC 2021: Views from the Show

The Exposition at the NSC 2021 Congress & Expo was packed with products and services from companies across the country.

A Look at OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021

Episode 103

A Look at OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021

Editor Sydny Shepard lays out the latest information shaping OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for fiscal year 2021.

U.S. Department of Labor Sues Luxury Car Dealer for Firing Employee for Raising Concerns over COVID-19

U.S. Department of Labor Sues Luxury Car Dealer for Firing Employee for Raising Concerns over COVID-19

Hi Tech Motorcars LLC terminated employee for warning managers and coworkers.

Ladders: From Research to Smart, Safe Practices

Getting to a higher level in a workplace often means using a ladder. However ladders, if used incorrectly, become the reason for many fatalities and injuries.

OSHA Top 10 for FY 2021 Announced at NSC Congress

OSHA has announced the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021 at NSC.

Live From NSC Day 2

Companies were back at it Tuesday, showing their products for day two. None of the vendors held back on demonstrations and engaging with others who came to their booths to glance or learn more.

First Impressions: NSC 2021 Experience

Similar to ASSP Safety 2021, NSC 2021 in Orlando FL., people were ready to get back on the expo floor.

The Theme of NSC 2021 Congress & Expo: Resilience

Safety professionals swarmed the halls of the Orange County Convention Center as The National Safety Council kicked off their 2021 Safety Congress & Expo on Monday, October 11 with an important conversation on a word that should be familiar to all professionals in the field: resilience.

Influencing Human Factors to Prevent Serious Injuries and Fatalities

Keeping an eye out for one another. That’s what safety at work can simply come down to.

The Danger Zone: Implementing a Compliant Machine Guarding Program

Episode 102

The Danger Zone: Implementing a Compliant Machine Guarding Program

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a deep dive into one of OSHA's most frequently cited standards: Machinery and Machine Guarding, General Requirements.

Live From NSC 2021 Day 1

Despite COVID-19 taking over last year’s conference, the expo floor was back in action this year in Orlando, Florida.

Exposition Exploration: Seeing the Sights at NSC

After a year and a half of uncertainties, the world is becoming a more familiar place—even if it is hardly recognizable behind a face covering. While large gathering were seen as a high risk last year, vaccinations and COVID-19 tests have made it easier for professionals to gather in one place again

Study Finds More than One-Half of Workers Exposed to Noise do not Use Hearing Protection While on the Job

Study Finds More than One-Half of Workers Exposed to Noise do not Use Hearing Protection While on the Job

Non-use was highest among women, young workers and current smokers.