In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a new alliance to protect against hazardous chemical exposure, OSHA’s updated Coronavirus FAQ, and newly published articles from the October issue of Occupational Health & Safety.
The five-year alliance will help protect workers who handle chemicals like diisocyanates.
OSHA published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the reporting of work-related coronavirus cases on September 30.
Safety professionals are the bridge between those worlds—corporate safety/compliance programs and the frontline work. Therefore, it’s imperative that your health and safety programs meet your workers where they’re at.
Determining the quality of indoor air begins with managing expectations, and having standards in place.
Water treatment workers that enter ducts, manholes and vaults frequently must know these safety tips for confined spaces.
As workers trickle back into the workplace, it is important to revise daily, weekly, monthly and annual procedures to mitigate the risk of the coronavirus, including AED/CPR training.
Election Day has been designated as an official company holiday.
Post-COVID-19, HSE management will confront new challenges and will have new tools and opportunities.
Here’s how you can create reward programs that encourage safety, resonate with your employees and create engagement and loyalty.
As the seasons change, you must consider the different hazards they bring.
Unseen hazards are everywhere, and it is your job as a safety leader to expect, react and adapt to emergencies as they unfold.
Are your frontline leaders and shift supervisors helping or hindering your workplace safety efforts?
Why do workers willingly put their eyeballs at risk by foregoing protective eyewear?
Leadership is more than just the techniques someone employs; it’s about what someone believes, what they see, how they respond, how they are in the world.
Establishing a system of effective perimeter monitoring is essential to the success of construction projects.
How to train and equip new hires to ensure they understand and wear fall protection gear.
With effective liquid control management in place, you can protect workers from exposure and prevent accidental releases into the environment.
If footwear does not provide sufficient support, the worker may not wear it leading to several opportunities for injury.
The safety industry continues to see developments in innovation and technology despite no trade shows to show off new products in person.
If this past year has proven anything, it has proved that anti-fatigue precautions are needed for an already overworked industry.
Recent drug testing data and patterns shows that workforce drug testing remains an absolute necessity.
Employers should perform a three-step process in order to best determine how to mitigate potential hazards and implement safety protocol.
Air conditioning was cost prohibitive because of the mezzanine’s openness to the rest of the facility. However, evaporative cooling could operate less expensively than air conditioning and lower the mezzanine temperature.
When accidents occur, the proper set of gloves can save a worker’s hand.
This is, however, the time we are currently living in and we have to make the most of it.
Good indoor air quality (IAQ) can mean a number of things. Here are some factors to consider when evaluating the safety of your air environment.
Artificial intelligence will offer ergonomic assessments to employers.
The report rates states on how well they have protected residents and employees from coronavirus.
If you are a small business that has decided to reopen, how can you work to create a safety culture, now and in the age of the new normal?