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Nearly 400 Deaths May Occur on Roadways this Labor Day Weekend

The National Safety Council estimates nearly 400 fatalities and 45,000 injuries may occur this Labor Day Weekend as a result of impaired driving.

Five Industries that Would Benefit from Fall Detection

Five Industries that Would Benefit from Fall Detection

Different industries face different challenges and dangers, but there are some like the threat of falls that unfortunately exist across many industries.

Hong Kong Researchers Report the First Confirmed COVID-19 Reinfection Case

Researchers in Hong Kong have confirmed the first patient to be reinfected with COVID-19, suggesting that those who recover may only have short-lived immunity to the virus.



Three Mistakes to Avoid When Storing Flammable Chemicals

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Storing Flammable Chemicals

Although most facilities or homes will not store chemicals in massive quantities, improperly storing even a small amount of volatile chemicals can cause injury and even worse, death.

AIHA Announces New Guidance to Protect First Responders

OEHS professionals offer free educational guide and resources for emergency responders.

Episode 21

Safety Speak: U.S. Leading Causes of Death, Worker Virus Protection and Ladder Safety

In this mini Safety Speak episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the new leading cause of death in the U.S, Oregon's new Worker Virus Protection Rule, a new ladder safety grant and effective safety leadership.

Best Practices to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Amid COVID-19

Best Practices to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Amid COVID-19

With COVID-19 restrictions and 2020 projected to be one of the hottest years on record, it’s important for employers, managers and workers to keep heat stress safety top of mind.

Firefighters Exposed to More Potentially Harmful Chemicals than Previously Thought

On-duty firefighters have an increased risk of experiencing exposure to PAHs, which are a family of chemicals known for their potential to cause cancer.

National Safety Council Announces Fully Virtual Event in March 2021

The world’s largest annual safety event will be held virtually in March rather than in person.

Oregon Proposes New Rule for Worker Virus Protection

Oregon Proposes New Rule for Worker Virus Protection

A new proposed rule from the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration would mandate CDC recommendations to keep workers safe amid the pandemic.

OSHA and FDA Develop Checklist to Protect Food Industry Employees from COVID-19

The checklist includes considerations such as investigating exposures, determining when an employee should be tested and configuring a work environment to minimize the risk of a spread.

COVID-19 on Track to Become Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

COVID-19 on Track to Become Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

COVID-19 would only trail heart disease and cancer as the third most leading cause of death this year.

DOT Awards Nearly $80 Million to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

The grants equal the highest ever funding level for the critical safety of commercial motor vehicles.

University of Pittsburgh Professor to Develop Safer Ladders with Help From NIOSH Grant

Kurt Beschorner receives a $1.8M NIOSH grant to develop safer ladder design and climbing practices

Alliance Established to Protect Meatpacking Workers from Coronavirus

Alliance Established to Protect Meatpacking Workers from Coronavirus

OSHA has teamed up with the North American Meat Institute to provide information, guidance and access training resources for protection workers exposed to COVID-19.

Injured Construction Workers

Injured Construction Workers' Rights in the U.S.

The construction industry is dangerous in its nature. Therefore, both employers and employees must take safety rules seriously. In this article, we will discuss types of injuries and legal options for an injured construction worker.

NSC Announces Winners of Teen Safety and Community Advancement Awards

Recipients are those that have gone above and beyond to enhance safety in their respective areas.

New Study Shows Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Services Sector

New Study Shows Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Services Sector

New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health illustrates the increased risk of hearing loss among noise-exposed workers in the service sector.

Plant Operations from the Perspective of an HSE Professional

At production sites, workers often interact with production processes and equipment such as pumps, furnaces and others. These pose numerous HSE hazards and a lack of basic understanding of their operations could lead to mishaps—sometimes with major consequence.

Introducing Safety Speak New Weekly Mini Episodes

Episode 20

OH&S SafetyPod: Introducing Safety Speak! New Weekly Mini Episodes

For our inaugural Safety Speak episode we will be discussing National Safety Stand-Down, what OSHA has to say about face coverings, hearing loss in the services sector and Hazard Communications.

13 Tips for Manufacturing Employees Restarting Work

13 Tips for Manufacturing Employees Restarting Work

As standard operations and the pace of production starts to revert to normal, both employers and employees must consider the possibility of physical deconditioning.

OSHA Announces New Dates for National Safety-Stand Down Initiative

The 7th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls was postponed earlier this year with no tentative reschedule date—that is, until now.

Contact Tracing Efforts Hit an Obstacle: Mistrust and Information Withholding

Contact tracing has become one of the key tools to track and fight the spread of the coronavirus. While there are thousands of contact tracers working to follow the path of the virus, there are not nearly enough—and many are finding that people are uncooperative.

How to Properly Train and Keep Employees Safe During COVID-19

How to Properly Train and Keep Employees Safe During COVID-19

As businesses reopen and the workforce strives for normalcy, the challenge now comes with properly training employees to stay compliant, safe and healthy during this time.

Vaping Increases COVID-19 Risk, Especially for Young Adults and Teens

Vaping Increases COVID-19 Risk, Especially for Young Adults and Teens

Scientists have long speculated that vaping can exacerbate a person’s likelihood of getting COVID-19 or having a severe case, and one recent study by the Journal of Adolescent Health is the first to find conclusive results on the topic.

Car Passengers Can Reduce Pollution Risk by Closing Windows and Changing Route

The University of Birmingham recently released a press release about how individuals can reduce their exposure to pollution with simple solutions such as closing windows or changing route.

Farmers Continue Work with Minimal Coronavirus Protection

Farmers Continue Work with Minimal Coronavirus Protection

Agriculture farms continue to operate to grow crops and feed the country, but with minimal federal protections against the coronavirus, many farmers are worried about contracting the virus on the job.

The 2020 Flu Shot is More Important than Ever, Experts Say

Get ready for a “mega-campaign” of flu immunization efforts across the country in parking lots, doctors’ offices and socially distanced appointments. Here’s why it’s important, and how to do it safely.

NIOSH Stresses the Importance of Collecting COVID-19 Case Job Information

Collecting, coding, analyzing and reporting industry and occupation data from COVID-19 cases is crucial to informing public health strategies to reduce the impact of the pandemic on workers. One NIOSH article gives some examples.

Teachers Have Concerns about the School Year, and Many Want to Start it Online

Teachers Have Concerns about the School Year, and Many Want to Start it Online

As the school year begins, a national poll and NPR article show that most teachers have significant concern about returning to the classroom, and most prefer to start the year online.

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