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Why You Need a Management of Change Plan in COVID-19

Despite the pressures leadership may feel to return to work, there is a core truth they may not want to face: Rushing back to the way things once were increases the risk of failure in the present.

U.S. Department of Labor Will Step Up Workplace Inspections for COVID-19

U.S. Department of Labor Will Step Up Workplace Inspections for COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA announced it will expand inspections to reduce job-size hazards related to coronavirus across the country, but many are saying the policy falls short of demands by worker advocates.

5 Tips for Using Bleach at Home and at Work

As we begin to think more seriously about disinfecting and cleaning our work and home spaces, it’s important to remember that many cleaning products—especially bleach—pose some serious health hazards. Understand how to safely use bleach with these five tips.



TOP EHS PRACTICES: Key Components to a Full-Service Safety Program

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TOP EHS PRACTICES: Key Components to a Full-Service Safety Program

Following the regulations and staying in compliance are important, but we know you want to go beyond minimum requirements to keep your employees safe. Some regulations have numerous training and employee information requirements, while others have none. Are you covering everything? And what does it take to go above what’s required?

The Importance of Mental Health Resources for Essential Workers—Now and In the Future

The Importance of Mental Health Resources for Essential Workers—Now and In the Future

Mental health resources are important for any worker, but during this pandemic, essential workers have needed support more than ever. Many think that for essential workers, the serious need for mental health care may long outlast coronavirus.

This Month is National Safety Month

Every year, the month of June is dedicated to protecting workers on and offsite. This year, National Safety Month will cover worker mental health, ergonomics, building a safety culture and driving—among other topics. Find out what you’re missing!

The CDC Announced Recommendations for Office Buildings and COVID-19

Workers in office buildings may be at risk for exposure to COVID-19, so ensuring that the building is safe and prepared for in-person work is crucial for the safety of employees. See what the CDC recommends for your office building.

Locked Up: Keeping Your Remote Workforce on Track Amidst Health Crisis

Locked Up: Keeping Your Remote Workforce on Track Amidst Health Crisis

Using time tracking software and video conferencing software can help to keep your remote workforce in check, and your options are many.

Lead Poisoning Prevention 101: Your Responsibilities as a Business Owner

Lead Poisoning Prevention 101: Your Responsibilities as a Business Owner

Lead poisoning in the workplace is not only deadly for workers but can also mean legal repercussions for your business.

“Healthier Workplaces. A Healthier World”: AIHA Reveals Its New Brand

At the Virtual AIHce EXP 2020, the American Industrial Hygiene Association unveiled that its brand evolution—titled simply AIHA—will now be tailored to help specifically occupational health and safety science professionals, rather than industrial hygienists. Read the press release below.

Managing Heart Health at Home During COVID-19

Managing Heart Health at Home During COVID-19

Staying healthy amid the many different nuances the pandemic has brought to fruition can be especially tricky for those who live with heart conditions. Fortunately, heart health can be managed successfully at home .

OSHA Releases Guidance for Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facility Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on nursing homes around the country. Not only are many elders falling ill, but many nursing home and care workers are trying to mitigate the responsibilities of their job and others’ safety.

Department of Labor Announces $11.5 Million in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA announced the availability of millions of dollars in grants for nonprofit organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes and colleges and universities. Apply by July 20, 2020.

Electricity is Everywhere

Electricity is Everywhere

Electricity is part of our daily lives, and it’s important to understand the hazards it poses.

New Gas Detection Technology Isolates and More Accurately Measures Dangerous Compounds

New Gas Detection Technology Isolates and More Accurately Measures Dangerous Compounds

Unfortunately, explosions are a real hazard for the petrochemical industry. Luckily, new technology allows communities to detect the right gases in record time.

The Complexities of Achieving Comfort in Fall Protection Harnesses

The Complexities of Achieving Comfort in Fall Protection Harnesses

A well-designed full body harness will disperse any remaining energy in a safe manner to the strong and durable areas of the body.

Safety 2020 Goes Virtual

Safety 2020 Goes Virtual

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASSP shifts its multi-day tradeshow to a full online platform.

Leveraging Connectivity in Area Monitoring for Full Worksite Visibility

Leveraging Connectivity in Area Monitoring for Full Worksite Visibility

Area monitors are the latest safety technology to join the cloud-connected digital transformation.  

Leveraging Technology to Drive Workplace Ergonomics

Leveraging Technology to Drive Workplace Ergonomics

Facilitating an effective and sustainable ergonomics process does not have to be pen-and-paper, old-fashioned and outdated.

Why Do I Still Get Wet in My Waterproof, Breathable Rain Suit?

Why Do I Still Get Wet in My Waterproof, Breathable Rain Suit?

Just because you’re getting wet in your rain gear does not mean it’s ineffective. Here are some reasons, and solutions, for your rain gear selection process.

Why Electrical Safety Should Be a Priority in Post-COVID Planning

Why Electrical Safety Should Be a Priority in Post-COVID Planning

It’s more important than ever to not lose sight of fundamental protection programs and protocols.

The Breath of Safety

Oxygen is a life-essential element that many take for granted; we only note its critical lack when oxygen is diminished or entirely absent.

Hassle-Free Occupational Hearing Test Scheduling: A Conversation with SHOEBOX

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OH&S SafetyPod: Hassle-Free Occupational Hearing Test Scheduling

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses hearing test scheduling in the age of COVID-19 with Kate Mosley, Product Manager of Occupational Hearing Testing at SHOEBOX.

The Dog That Didn't Bark

Recognizing all essential workers—including those in the electrical field—and their associated hazards when it comes to working in a pandemic.

The New ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 standard and Its Implementation

The New ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 Standard and Its Implementation

The newest ANSI/ASSP Z10 standard provides a robust update to a well-respected safety system model and incorporates significant new concepts, approaches and tools. Here’s a walk through the standard, its features, its “sister documents” and implementation considerations.

Stop Sweating Heat Stress

Stop Sweating Heat Stress

Addressing heat stress in the workplace will not only keep your workers safe and productive, but it can also prevent employee turnover.

Best Practices for Today and Tomorrow

Best Practices for Today and Tomorrow

Maximize employee safety and wellness initiatives through a behavior-based safety process as part of an employee recognition program.

The Dangers of Dropped Objects

The Dangers of Dropped Objects

Tools are essentially for workers at height to do their job, but they also pose risks to those below.

Recognizing and Mitigating Static Electricity Hazards

Recognizing and Mitigating Static Electricity Hazards

Fire departments respond to nearly 280 industrial incidents involving static electricity each year.

Saving Lives: Why CPR AED Training Matter

Saving Lives: Why CPR AED Training Matter

None of us expect the unexpected. With 10,000 cardiac arrests in the workplace every year, you should understand the benefits of CPR training.

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