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National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Look Before you Lock

National Heatstroke Prevention Day Look Before you Lock

Today, July 31, 2020, is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Many people and children die each year in hot cars—here are some ways you can prevent an accident in the heat.

Everyday Tips for Returning to Work on Construction Sites

Many employers are preparing to have team members return to worksites as stay-at-home orders and restrictions ease, and here are some safety tips to keep in mind.

OSHA COVID Guidance for Oil and Gas Workers

The oil and gas industry, and all of its sub-industries, needs to consider the varying job functions and associated risks for workers contracting COVID-19. OSHA’s guidance page helps employers understand the job risks, cautions and appropriate protocol for protecting workers from the virus.



New NRDC Report Argues that Climate Change is Negatively Affecting Workers’ Health

New NRDC Report Argues that Climate Change is Negatively Affecting Workers' Health

The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) just released a report that argues how climate disruption is a growing danger to the health of indoor and outdoor workers. Read what the NRDC and researchers have to say.

The Importance of Workplace Mental Health Metrics—Now and Post-Pandemic

The Importance of Workplace Mental Health Metrics—Now and Post-Pandemic

Of course, the coronavirus pandemic has required employers everywhere to rethink the safety of their employees on a number of levels. However, many do not realize that mental health is a big part of worker health and safety.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Provides Scholarship for Women in Safety

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is inviting women enrolled in post-secondary education who are pursuing careers in the field of occupational health and safety to apply for the Chad Bradley Scholarship Award.

What Constitutes a Safe Workplace?

What Constitutes a Safe Workplace?

A recent article from the Los Angeles Times uses California workplaces and regulations to answer the question of ‘what makes a workplace safe?’ The answer involves a comprehensive, holistic approach to a healthy, safe workforce.

The Physiological Effects of Prolonged PPE Use During Long Shifts

NIOSH and the CDC discuss the burden many healthcare workers face with prolonged use of PPE during long shifts. If your workers are required to wear PPE for long periods of time, be aware of these side effects and tips on how to mitigate harm.

The 30-Year-Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Was This Weekend

On July 26, the United States will recognized the 30-year-anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

OH&S SafetyPod: Controlling Hazardous Dusts in Manufacturing & Processing Facilities

Episode 19

OH&S SafetyPod: Controlling Hazardous Dusts in Manufacturing & Processing Facilities

OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard discusses analyzing, studying and controlling hazardous dusts with Camfil APC's Jon Ladwig.

NYU’s Research on Transit Workers Will Give COVID-19 Health Insights

NYU’s Research on Transit Workers Will Give COVID-19 Health Insights

New York University’s School of Global Health to study the physical and mental health impact of COVID-19 on transit workers.

10 Things Every Employer Needs to Do Before Reopening

Many businesses in America are beginning to reopen or thinking about reopening. However, your employer should ensure he or she is making the following precautionary, coronavirus steps before operating as usual.

OSHA Cites Ohio Nursing Facilities for Failing to Fully Implement Respiratory Programs to Protect Employees from Coronavirus

OSHA has cited healthcare company OHNH EMP LLC for violating respiratory protection standards following an inspection after the company reported the coronavirus-related hospitalization of seven employees.

Are Teachers Considered Essential Workers? Many Argue Yes

Are Teachers Considered Essential Workers? Many Argue Yes

As fall quickly approaches and schools consider reopening, many wonder if teachers can be considered essential, front-line workers. Traditionally, teachers have not been considered “essential,” but that might be changing.

How to Keep Pregnant Workers Safe and Supported

How to Keep Pregnant Workers Safe and Supported

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace—direct or indirect—can have effects on the woman and baby’s health. Make sure you are supporting and respecting your pregnant workers, especially with new legislation.

Do You Have Work-Related Asthma?

An OSHA guide helps define work-related asthma, informs you why you should care and tells you what to do if you have asthma from work.

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2019

Every year, thousands of workplace injuries and illnesses occur. No matter how prepared you are for the next incident, it is clear organizations could use some help. Check out OSHA's top 10 violations and ways you can actively prevent them.

COVID-19 Has Not (Yet) Caused a Flood of Loneliness Among Americans

COVID-19 Has Not (Yet) Caused a Flood of Loneliness Among Americans

The coronavirus pandemic and its social distancing, work-from-home implications had many experts worry that Americans would become overwhelmed with loneliness. While mental health and loneliness have definitely worsened, people are surprisingly good at staying connected, studies show.

Experts Say Americans

Experts Say Americans' Commitment to Masks Could Get Virus Under Control in Two Months

Many states are now enforcing mandatory mask orders to combat rising coronavirus cases across the nation. Mounting evidence suggests masks significantly reduce the transmission of the virus, and experts from the CDC say good mask wearing could mean improvement in two months.

The Sickest Workers Might Be Returning to Work First

The Sickest Workers Might Be Returning to Work First

Healthcare is hard to come by in America without a salaried job, and many with hourly wages and preexisting health conditions are more worried about unemployment than coronavirus. Here’s why the sickest and most vulnerable might be coming to work first.

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week from August 10-16, 2020

You can participate in OSHA’s Safe + Sound week next month to commit to workplace safety and health. This nationwide event recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers important information for the safety of America’s workers.

How Housekeepers and Domestic Helpers Can Return to Work Safely

How Housekeepers and Domestic Helpers Can Return to Work Safely

The pandemic is still here, but domestic helpers and housekeepers need to work and families want the services. How do both parties resume work safely? The answer is about trust, safety and communication.

Colorado Passes New Law that Entitles Workers to Six Days of Sick Leave

The fight to give workers more days off for paid sick leave is not a new fight, but the recent pandemic has made advocates for this benefit much louder. Now, Colorado has put a somewhat comprehensive one into law.

The Importance of “Walking Meetings” Now and Post-Pandemic

With coronavirus, social distancing and work-from-home orders, we have to get creative on how to connect with coworkers and stay healthy. People are beginning to hold “walking meetings” at six feet apart to kill multiple birds with one stone.

Contact Tracing for Business Explained

Contact Tracing for Business Explained

While public contact tracing apps released by governments have attracted much (negative) attention, business contact tracing solutions play a different but hugely important role in slowing the spread of Covid-19.

ISO 45001 Migration Period Extended! How Can Data Assist in Compliance?

The use of wearable technology has opened a new era in ergonomics, and it is a game changer for risk assessments.

The Magic of New Technology

The Magic of New Technology

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest PPE technologies and why these claims are the new reality.

American Healthcare Workers are Scrambling for PPE. Again.

American Healthcare Workers are Scrambling for PPE. Again.

The coronavirus pandemic is looking a lot like it first did back in March when hospitals were at nearly full capacity, and healthcare workers were short on PPE. It is a frustrating recurrence of a situation all too familiar.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Timeline from December 2019 until Now

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus was first detected back in December of 2019, over 11.8 million people have been infected, and 544,200 have died. A timeline of events from then until now reminds us just how large this crisis is.

General Recordkeeping Criteria in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we do business in this country. Workers who are able to are now working from home, and workers who are in construction or manufacturing are practicing social distancing on the job.

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