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Managing Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Managing Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When 2020 began, the average manager may have supervised a handful of remote workers. Now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are having some or all of their employees work from home for the foreseeable future.

Big Tech Companies are Helping Employers Test Workers

Big Tech Companies are Helping Employers Test Workers

As businesses continue to grapple with the question of how to reopen safely, a number of big tech names are stepping up and offering testing and contact tracing COVID services to employers.

OSHA’s Wildfire Preparedness and Response Page

Even though summer might be coming to an end, wildfire safety and preparedness is important all year long. Make sure you brush up on your company’s plan for wildfires, especially in high-risk states like California, Colorado and Texas.



OSHA Addresses Inaccurate Claims that Face Coverings Cause Wearer Harm

OSHA generally recommends that workers wear medical masks or cloth face coverings at work to protect against the coronavirus. OSHA’s recently published page addresses false claims that these coverings cause unsafe oxygen and carbon dioxide levels for the wearer.

If Remote Work Is Not Working, You Might be Doing it Wrong

If Remote Work Is Not Working, You Might be Doing it Wrong

One New York Times article explores the ways in which companies are adjusting to remote working. If you or your company are struggling to work from home well, there’s a chance you could be missing these key pointers.

Working from the Office Again? Here’s How to Manage that Uneasiness

Working from the Office Again? Here’s How to Manage that Uneasiness

Some office workspaces have returned to in-person work again, and that is leaving a number of workers anxious, stressed and ashamed of their sanitation efforts—or lack thereof. Here’s how to manage that anxiety, and how to talk to your employer.

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season? Start with OSHA’s Hurricane Page

Hurricane season typically lasts from June to November, and there are already some big storms on the way. Make sure you are refreshed on hurricane and disaster preparedness, response and recovery methods, and read OSHA’s page to start.

California Trucking Company Ordered by OSHA to Reinstate Employee After Whistleblowing Incident

OSHA recently ordered JHOS Logistics and Transportation Inc. to reinstate an employee who had been terminated for refusing to drive an overweight vehicle at a California facility. OSHA is also charging the company $190,000 back in wages, $25,000 in punitive damages and $5,000 in compensatory damages and attorney fees.

Lone Workers Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

Lone Workers Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

A Q&A with worker safety professional, Tom Lotz, on how the pandemic has changed lone worker safety.

Occupational Health Professionals Call on Construction Contractors to Put Health in “Safety and Health”

AIHA announces free educational guide and resources for construction industry.

Re-examining Issues of PPE and the Hierarchy of Controls

Before the pandemic, it seems that the vast majority of the population did not give PPE a second thought. That has changed.

Harnessing IoT to Maintain Occupational Safety, Minimize Risk During COVID-19 and Beyond

Harnessing IoT to Maintain Occupational Safety, Minimize Risk During COVID-19 and Beyond

Best practices being deployed in construction and industrial environments.

Incorporating a Transfer Lock System into Your Lockout Program

Incorporating a Transfer Lock System into Your Lockout Program

Many companies face significant challenges in achieving an effective and compliant lockout/tagout program in place—especially as it pertains to lockout.

Quick Fixes for a Safe and Healthy Facility

Navigating the new “normal” in the midst of the pandemic goes beyond cleaning and disinfecting: you need to instill trust and peace of mind in your employees and guests.

Trench Safety Difference-Makers: The Perspective of a First Responder

Trench Safety Difference-Makers: The Perspective of a First Responder

In any trench situation, you need a Trench Competent Person and to notify nearby local fire/rescue teams.

Why Effective Chemical Safety Training Is More Important Than Ever

Despite being a critical component of employee safety, HazCom training is one of the most overlooked elements of employer safety programs.

Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities

Construction companies are familiar with safety and mess-control; however, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some more factors to consider when working at healthcare facilities.

Protective Guard Rail: What It Is and Why You Need It

Protective Guard Rail: What It Is and Why You Need It

Guard rail is one of those components in a facility that typically is not top-of-mind with companies until it’s too late.

Why the ANSI 87.1 Standard Matters When Choosing Proper Eye and Face Protection as Hard Hat Accessories

Protective gear must be chosen by understanding and complying with the information contained in ANSI/ISEA Z87.1.

Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season

Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season

A worker’s PPE must account for any season—and the environmental elements that go with that season. Here is your guide to picking FR Garments for everyday and specific tasks.

Wireless Gas Detectors Bring Connectivity to Confined Space Entries

Wireless gas detectors are changing the way we work in confined spaces.

Understanding Key Safety Regulations for Materials Handling

Understanding Key Safety Regulations for Materials Handling

For most companies—particularly those involved in materials handling—concerns about safety regulations go well beyond mere avoidance of government fines or censure.

Interpreting ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 Glove Impact Results

Interpreting ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 Glove Impact Results

One question often asked by end-users is: what performance level is appropriate for dorsal impact glove application needs?

Are you Properly Selecting and Maintaining your Emergency Equipment Selection?

Here are a few guidelines for staying in compliance with eyewashes, eye/face wash combos and drench showers.

The Hazards You Face: Navigating COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance & FR Hazards in the Workplace

The Hazards You Face: Navigating COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance & FR Hazards in the Workplace

How do face coverings help in the workplace? How should an employer approach mask selection when additional workplace hazards are identified?

How and When to Clean Your Safety Equipment

How and When to Clean Your Safety Equipment

By now we all know to wash our hands, but what should be done with shared PPE, such as full body harnesses and fall protection lanyards?

How to Don and Doff a Face Mask, N95 and Half-Mask Respirator for Returning to Work

How to Don and Doff a Face Mask, N95 and Half-Mask Respirator for Returning to Work

As workplaces begin to reopen, safety managers are working to ensure their employees have the proper face masks or respirators and know how to use them correctly.

Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns

Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns

Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. The good news is: many accidents and injuries can be avoided.

A Primer Biodegradability Testing Methods

More businesses are focused on providing environmentally friendly products, and consumers are educating themselves about the companies they support.

Ten Questions Focusing Towards Higher Level Safety

However, it’s not always clear that going beyond just “expressing” value for safety is expected on all levels. Here are some self-reflective questions you can ask yourself to keep your company in safety check.

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