As one of the places hardest hit by the pandemic, New York City is seeing a huge number of individuals suffering and dying from the virus—and emergency responders are struggling to sleep, treat and save lives.
The questions of when and how the country will open after this global pandemic are undeniable ones, but there’s no doubt employers will have to operate workplaces differently. The National Safety Council and others are working to help them in that process.
One popular question is: are workers eligible for workers' compensation benefits if they are exposed to COVID-19 on the job and must be out of work?
ASSP President-Elect Deborah Roy answers the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic with OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard.
The government recently updated its essential critical infrastructure workforce advisory list to include occupational health and safety workers.
One Times article goes through the places that the virus likely exists and where it doesn’t—and reading this might put you at more ease.
The CDC published an interim guidance for critical workers who may have been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
For a while, scientists suspected that loss of taste and smell where tell-tale signs of the coronavirus. Now, the CDC has officially listed them as symptoms.
Last week, OSHA announced that it understands employers may have difficulty complying with OSHA standards due to the pandemic, and it will use discretion when considering employers’ “good faith efforts.”
Eighty-eight percent of Americans believe they’ll continue hand washing diligence after the pandemic subsides—and that could only be a good thing.
Occupational health and safety (industrial hygiene) experts clarify misinformation on PPE, ventilation and disinfection in relation to COVID-19.
Mobile devices have fundamentally changed the work environment across a wide range of industries over the past decade.
The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo for 2020 just announced it is moving to be completely virtual and online this year.
Military service can take its toll on veterans' mental and physical health. When hiring veterans, there are many things employers can do to make their work environments safer
As of April 15, 2020, more than 50 organizations urged the government in a letter to make COVID-19 testing available to employers maintaining operations during the pandemic.
With many Americans working from home, online training can help your workforce get caught up on regulatory training requirements or maybe even learn new skills.
OSHA has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect package delivery workers from exposure to coronavirus.
The global coronavirus pandemic has truck drivers working hard to keep up with empty shelves and food supply demands. However, this comes at a price, as many divers say they have struggled to find hot food and clean restrooms on the job.
For many industrial environments, flame-resistant (FR) clothing is a crucial element in keeping workers safe.
This week, OSHA issued interim guidance on employers’ duties as they relate to recording cases of COVID-19.
When unexpected crises, like COVID-19, cause unexpected shutdowns, safety managers should capitalize on the opportunity to reevaluate safety procedures across the board.
Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Craig Sexton, Global Creative Director at DuPont Sustainable Solutions, about engaging the heart and the head to transform an organization's safety culture.
Taken from its guidelines on preparing workplaces for the coronavirus, OSHA’s worker exposure chart is a one-page chart on evaluating your workspace’s risk level to COVID-19.
Following the regulations and staying in compliance are important, but we know you want to go beyond minimum requirements to keep your employees safe.
Coronavirus patients in areas with high air pollution are more likely to die from the infection. Here’s what you need to know—and some tips on reducing exposure to pollution.
During this coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Labor reminds employers that they cannot punish workers for reporting unsafe conditions.
We’re hearing it everywhere: those with the virus might not exhibit symptoms. Here’s what you should know about the word asymptomatic—and the risks.
New recommendations are rethinking the use of masks for the common citizen during the coronavirus pandemic. While some experts think this is a good step for public health, others are not so sure.
The Department of Labor just published OSHA’s new workplace poster—in English and Spanish—for reducing worker risk to the coronavirus. Read its recommended 10 steps.
New York City is one of the places hit hardest by the coronavirus, and police officers there are taking a huge blow. Now, nearly 17 percent of officers are sick or in quarantine.