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Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Workers is in Effect

Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Workers is in Effect

Due to COVID-19, regulations and precautions continue to change in the workplace.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs a New Set of COVID-19 Orders

California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs a New Set of COVID-19 Orders

Cal/OSHA releases new proposed guidelines for fully vaccinated people after receiving backlash from the previous set of rules.

Rehydrate, Rest, Repeat: Summer Safety Reminders for Outdoor Workers

Rehydrate, Rest, Repeat: Summer Safety Reminders for Outdoor Workers

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of HRIs and preparing employees for warmer weather are critical to creating a sustainable, healthy workforce during warmer months.



OSHA Announces COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Workers

Episode 77

OSHA Announces COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Workers

OSHA has issued the long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard to protect against COVID-19. The ETS does not, however, cover all workers. Who does it cover? Listen to find out.

OSHA Issues an Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers from COVID-19

OSHA Issues an Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers from COVID-19

A new standard as well as new guidelines for industries are released as we inch closer to a safe potential ending.

Oregon OSHA will Repeal Some Parts of COVID-19 Rules in Most Settings

Oregon OSHA will Repeal Some Parts of COVID-19 Rules in Most Settings

If the 70 percent vaccination goal is met, COVID-19 rules in Oregon will be eased.

NSC Partners with Amazon to Battle MSDs in Unique Collaboration

NSC Partners with Amazon to Battle MSDs in Unique Collaboration

The National Safety Council and Amazon have announced a five-year partnership that looks to prevent common musculoskeletal injuries.

There is Proof that People Who Wore Masks Were the Least Likely to Get Sick with COVID-19

There is Proof that People Who Wore Masks Were the Least Likely to Get Sick with COVID-19

A study conducted shows masks actually did help people from getting sick and spreading the disease, contrary to certain beliefs.

California is on Track to Remove Masks in the Workplace

California is on Track to Remove Masks in the Workplace

Fully vaccinated employees are inching towards taking off their masks at work as long as their coworkers follow their lead.

OSHA Creates a Partnership with Obrascón Huarte Lain North America to Promote Workplace Safety

OSHA Creates a Partnership with Obrascón Huarte Lain North America to Promote Workplace Safety

OHL North America, OSHA as well as the University of South Florida strive for safety on the South Corridor Rapid Transit project.

Two Workers are Dead after a Lack of Hazardous Energy Control Safeguards

Two Workers are Dead after a Lack of Hazardous Energy Control Safeguards

An unexpected steam release was the cause of death for two employees at the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Staying Safe: Battling Distractions, Peer Pressure and Complacency

Episode 76

Staying Safe: Battling Distractions, Peer Pressure and Complacency

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses how safety can be impeded by outside distractions, peer pressure and complacency. How can you create a company culture that keeps safety top of mind despite these issues?

Broadway Stagehand

Broadway Stagehand's Fatal Fall Leads to OSHA Citation

Federal regulators cited the Broadway theater owner of the Shubert Organization for the death of an employee as well as four safety violations.

Safety in the Renewable Energy Industry

Safety in the Renewable Energy Industry

There are many benefits to renewable energy.

OSHA Reaches Settlement with Florida Behavior Healthcare and Residential Treatment Facility

OSHA Reaches Settlement with Florida Behavior Healthcare and Residential Treatment Facility

Facility in Fort Myers agrees to revamp its violence prevention program after an investigation reveals five incidents occurred.

Environmental Protection Agency to Conduct Listening Sessions on Chemical Accident Prevention

Environmental Protection Agency to Conduct Listening Sessions on Chemical Accident Prevention

OSHA is scheduled to participate in both sessions set for June and July.

Three Things to Learn about Safety from Front-Line Employees

Three Things to Learn about Safety from Front-Line Employees

David Keeling, Vice President of Global Health and Safety at UPS, shares his experience working with over half a million front-line employees.

Returning Back to the Workplace is a Sticky Situation During COVID-19

Returning Back to the Workplace is a Sticky Situation During COVID-19

Statistics show nearly a quarter of U.S. adults say there is no hesitation to return back to in-person work.

Watch for Falling Objects: PPE to Protect You on the Jobsite

Watch for Falling Objects: PPE to Protect You on the Jobsite

Accidents happen when you least expect them; here is some PPE to consider when working with heights.

Keep Your Cool, Indoors and Out

Keep Your Cool, Indoors and Out

Protecting your skin from the heat and sun is important not only outdoors but inside, as well.

Best Practices for Using AEDs and Performing CPR

Best Practices for Using AEDs and Performing CPR

Workers should learn CPR in case of emergencies.

Employers Can Protect their Workforce from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Employers Can Protect their Workforce from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

How to build the foundation to protect workers against hearing impairments.

Hi-Vis 101: Everything You Need to Know

Hi-Vis 101: Everything You Need to Know

Highly reflective apparel could save lives in work zones.

Seven Tips for How to Choose and Use SRLs

Seven Tips for How to Choose and Use SRLs

Self-retracting lifelines are specifically designed to allow the wearer to have hands-free fall protection.

What Makes a Qualified Electrical Worker?

What Makes a Qualified Electrical Worker?

Employers should focus on training their employees regularly to ensure safety.

Understanding the Pros & Cons of PPE When it Comes to the Heat

Understanding the Pros & Cons of PPE When it Comes to the Heat

The summer heat is no joke when it comes to working outdoors; here are facts and tips to stay safe in the blazing sun.

Over Half of Workplace Electrical Fatalities are Attributed to Non--Electrical Occupations

Over Half of Workplace Electrical Fatalities are Attributed to Non-Electrical Occupations

Absence of Voltage Testers can save lives by providing safety for everyone.

Preparing for Summer Work in the Heat in More Ways than One

Preparing for Summer Work in the Heat in More Ways than One

Numerous factors and types of workers should go into consideration for heat prevention.