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.


House Fires in Michigan Attributed to Remote Working

The holiday season combined with the influx of people working from home has contributed to a large increase in residential fires in Michigan.

Pew Study Shows Favor Towards Remote Working in Certain Industries

Pew Study Shows Favor Towards Remote Working in Certain Industries

Fifty percent of Americans would prefer to work from home even after the pandemic is over, says a report by Pew Research Center.

FDA Panel Votes to Recommend Pfizer Vaccine for Emergency Authorization

An FDA panel voted 17–4 to give emergency use authorization to the Pfizer vaccine.



Ensuring Transportation Worker Safety During the 2020 Holiday Season

In the field of transportation, distractions can be deadly—even those that generally go unseen.

Utah Lawmaker Aims to Help Uphold Worker Safety During the Pandemic

Utah Lawmaker Aims to Help Uphold Worker Safety During the Pandemic

Due to weak workplace safety and coronavirus protection, a Utah representative may begin the process of introducing a bill to protect state workers.

Safety Speak: Construction Safety Standard, FDA Approves New COVID-19 Test, and Selecting the Right PPE for Your Worksite

Episode 44

Safety Speak: Construction Safety Standard, FDA Approves New COVID-19 Test, and Selecting the Right PPE for Your Worksite

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a newly revised construction standard for multi-employer sites and the FDA's approval of a new at-home test for COVID-19 and the flu.

NSC Report Details Changes in Workplace Culture Due to COVID-19

NSC Report Details Changes in Workplace Culture Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for support, communication and flexibility from employers.

OSHA Renews Safety Alliance With Ohio Craft Breweries

OSHA Renews Safety Alliance With Ohio Craft Breweries

OSHA will continue to work with craft breweries in Ohio to promote worker safety.

MIOSHA Cites Nine Businesses Coronavirus-related Violations

MIOSHA issued citations with fines ranging $400 to $3,500.

Getting Workers Safely Back to Work in the COVID Era

Supporting workers from the start demonstrates your commitment to their success and makes good business sense.

FDA Authorizes First Home COVID-19 And Flu Test

FDA Authorizes First Home COVID-19 And Flu Test

The FDA has approved an at-home test that can detect the presence of both coronavirus and the flu.

Ergonomic Considerations for Fall Harnesses When Working at Height

Comfort level is an important variable to address when wearing PPE, especially fall harnesses.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Use in Britain

Britain is set to begin administering the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week.

President-elect Biden Selects Nominees for Administration’s Health Team

Biden Selects Nominees for Administration’s Health Team

Choices for Biden’s health team slots include Dr. Vivek Murphy, who served as surgeon general under President Obama.

Episode 43

Safety Speak: Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Regulations, Influenza Post-Exposure Prevention and the CDC’s Decision on Coronavirus Vaccinations

In this episode of the podcast, listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses Cal/OSHA's new emergency regulations to protect against COVID-19 as well as the CDC and FDA's plan on how a Coronavirus vaccine could be distributed in the United States.

Vaccine Cards Will Help Keep Track of COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Department of Defense released photos of the vaccination kits and cards that will be part of the coronavirus vaccination process.

Health Care Workers To Be Vaccinated for COVID-19 First

Health Care Workers To Be Vaccinated for COVID-19 First

An advisory committee for the CDC voted that health care workers and those who live and work in long-term hair facilities will be first in line to be vaccinated for the coronavirus.

Over 100,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations Recorded in the U.S.

Over 100,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations Recorded in the U.S.

A new record of coronavirus hospitalizations in the United States was reached on December 2.

Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Regulations for Coronavirus Protection Now in Effect

The agency’s emergency regulations were approved on November 30.

Health Care Workers At Maryland Nursing Homes Go Through PPE Training

Maryland nursing homes are requiring staff to undergo PPE training after a statewide surge in COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

California Mandates Weekly Coronavirus Testing for Health Care Workers

California Mandates Weekly Coronavirus Testing for Health Care Workers

After a reported 35,525 COVID-19 cases among health care workers, the California Department of Public Health will now require workers to be tested weekly.

FDA Approves Flu Treatment for Post-Exposure Treatment

The FDA expands the approval of the flu treatment Xofluza to include prevention of the virus after exposure.

Moderna Applies for Authorization of its 94% Effective Coronavirus Vaccine

Moderna Applies for Authorization of its 94% Effective Coronavirus Vaccine

Moderna applied for FDA authorization for its vaccine, which is reportedly 100% effective at preventing serious cases of coronavirus, on Monday.

Tips for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Assessing risk level and ensuring workers have proper PPE are key steps to maintaining construction worker safety during this time.

Providing Training for Fall Protection

Providing Training for Fall Protection

How to train and equip employees for fall protection to satisfy OSHA regulations and ensure worker safety.

Assessing and Controlling Visual Hazards in the Workplace

Assessing and Controlling Visual Hazards in the Workplace

Eye injuries on the job today are far too common. Employers should conduct risk assessments to determine hazards and protect against them.

Incorporating COVID-19 Protections into Ongoing Workplace Safety Programs

Incorporating COVID-19 Protections into Ongoing Workplace Safety Programs

In a post-COVID world, organizations must develop policies rooted in evidenced-based solutions that foster a safer workplace and drive cost savings.

A Modern 2020 Vision: How PPE Can Work Together

A Modern 2020 Vision: How PPE Can Work Together

Successfully combining vision protection with face coverings to protect workers from COVID-19 may be logistically challenging, but it is not impossible.

Skills Are Safety’s True Bottom Line

In this environment, seeing and then adjusting to limitations, weaknesses and blockages is critical to leadership and to safety performance.

Occupational Safety Expert Added to Biden’s Transitional COVID-19 Task Force

Occupational Safety Expert Added to Biden’s Transitional COVID-19 Task Force

The NSC released a statement of approval in response to a workplace safety expert’s appointment to President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force.