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Safety Speak: Hazardous Chemical Exposure, OSHA;s Updated Coronavirus FAQ and Safety Leadership

Episode 30

Safety Speak: Hazardous Chemical Exposure, OSHA's Updated Coronavirus FAQ and Safety Leadership

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.

OSHA Renews Alliance with American Chemistry Council

The five-year alliance will help protect workers who handle chemicals like diisocyanates.

OSHA Publishes New Frequently Asked Questions About Reporting Coronavirus Cases

OSHA Publishes New Frequently Asked Questions About Reporting Coronavirus Cases

OSHA published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the reporting of work-related coronavirus cases on September 30.



EHS Compliance: Make It Personal

EHS Compliance: Make It Personal

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.

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality: Common Sense First

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality: Common Sense First

Determining the quality of indoor air begins with managing expectations, and having standards in place.

Expert Tips for Working Safely in Confined Spaces

Expert Tips for Working Safely in Confined Spaces

Water treatment workers that enter ducts, manholes and vaults frequently must know these safety tips for confined spaces.

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Common Training and Procedures

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Common Training and Procedures

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.

Contemporary Issues in HSE Management

Contemporary Issues in HSE Management

Post-COVID-19, HSE management will confront new challenges and will have new tools and opportunities.

What You Need to Know about Employee Incentives and Rewards

What You Need to Know about Employee Incentives and Rewards

Here’s how you can create reward programs that encourage safety, resonate with your employees and create engagement and loyalty.

Gearing Up for Slip, Trip and Fall Season

Gearing Up for Slip, Trip and Fall Season

As the seasons change, you must consider the different hazards they bring.

Planning for the Unanticipated Emergency – Are You Ready?

Unseen hazards are everywhere, and it is your job as a safety leader to expect, react and adapt to emergencies as they unfold.

The Supervisor

The Supervisor's Crucial Role in Safety Performance

Are your frontline leaders and shift supervisors helping or hindering your workplace safety efforts?

Eye Protection: Identify Risks, Squash Complaints & Choose Wisely

Eye Protection: Identify Risks, Squash Complaints & Choose Wisely

Why do workers willingly put their eyeballs at risk by foregoing protective eyewear?

Hear Now Leadership: Going Beyond Just Listening

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.

Walk the Line: The Importance of Fence Line Monitoring in Construction

Walk the Line: The Importance of Fence Line Monitoring in Construction

Establishing a system of effective perimeter monitoring is essential to the success of construction projects.

Preparing New Hires for Fall Protection

Preparing New Hires for Fall Protection

How to train and equip new hires to ensure they understand and wear fall protection gear.

Mitigate Spill Risks: Storing and Handling Hazardous Chemicals

Mitigate Spill Risks: Storing and Handling Hazardous Chemicals

With effective liquid control management in place, you can protect workers from exposure and prevent accidental releases into the environment.

Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry

Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry

If footwear does not provide sufficient support, the worker may not wear it leading to several opportunities for injury.

New Product Launches Persist Despite No Trade Shows

The safety industry continues to see developments in innovation and technology despite no trade shows to show off new products in person.

The Pharmaceutical Industry Needs the Right Anti-Fatigue PPE

The Pharmaceutical Industry Needs the Right Anti-Fatigue PPE

If this past year has proven anything, it has proved that anti-fatigue precautions are needed for an already overworked industry.

Even in a Pandemic, Workforce Drug Testing is Still Necessary

Even in a Pandemic, Workforce Drug Testing is Still Necessary

Recent drug testing data and patterns shows that workforce drug testing remains an absolute necessity.

Three Steps for Mitigating Hearing Loss in the Workforce

Employers should perform a three-step process in order to best determine how to mitigate potential hazards and implement safety protocol.

Implementing the Right Air Distribution System

Implementing the Right Air Distribution System

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.

A Requirements Checklist for Work Safety Gloves

A Requirements Checklist for Work Safety Gloves

When accidents occur, the proper set of gloves can save a worker’s hand.

No Time Like the Present

This is, however, the time we are currently living in and we have to make the most of it.

New Approaches to Indoor Air Quality

New Approaches to Indoor Air Quality

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.

Insurance Company Uses Artificial Intelligence to Promote Worker Safety

Insurance Company Uses Artificial Intelligence to Promote Worker Safety

Artificial intelligence will offer ergonomic assessments to employers.

NSC Report Highlights Weaknesses in COVID-19 Protection

The report rates states on how well they have protected residents and employees from coronavirus.

Creating a Safety Culture in a Small Business Environment

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?