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OH&S SafetyPod: The Connected Worker

Episode 29

OH&S SafetyPod: The Connected Worker

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard and MSA's Jason Fox discuss what a connected worker is, how that fits into the safety industry and what it means for the future of gas detection.

Safety Speak: Agriculture Industry Partnership, Health Care Worker Safety and OSHA Nonprofit Grants

Episode 28

Safety Speak: Agriculture Industry Partnership, Health Care Worker Safety and OSHA Nonprofit Grants

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses some top headlines in the safety industry, including a new partnership with ASSP and the Agriculture Safety and Health Council of America, the World Health Organization’s call for health care worker safety and millions of dollars in grants awarded to nonprofit organizations by OSHA.

The Silence of the Alarms

How plant managers are playing with fire.



European Commission Sets New Chemical Exposure Limits as Part of Cancer Prevention Effort

The new limits set for these three substances are part of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

Safety in the Workplace also Includes Mental Health

COVID-19 and social unrest impacting American employees.

ASSP and ASHCA Announce New Partnership to Improve Farmer Safety

The collaboration arrives during this year’s National Farm Safety and Health Week.

Cal/OSHA Cites Health Care Facilities for COVID-19 Violations

Cal/OSHA Cites Health Care Facilities for COVID-19 Violations

The facilities failed to comply with a standard that mandates proper respiratory protection for employees exposed to airborne diseases like coronavirus.

UFCW Launches Campaign in Support of Grocery Worker Hazard Pay

UFCW Launches Campaign in Support of Grocery Worker Hazard Pay

The campaign that kicked off earlier this month is a response to the suspension of hazard pay for grocery store employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-Free Workplace: Don't Let Perfect be the Enemy of Good

Employers, don't let perfect be the enemy of good when it comes to creating a COVID-free workplace.

NSC Reschedules Distracted Driving Awareness Month for October

The 10th annual Distracted Driving Awareness Month was originally scheduled to occur in April, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

WHO Issues Charter to Encourage Health Care Worker Safety

WHO Issues Charter to Encourage Health Care Worker Safety

The health worker charter was issued on the second annual World Patient Safety Day.

8 Important COVID-19 Trends Impacting the Employer Health Industry

Industry leaders should be aware of these trends to help continue to strengthen their workforce and productivity in a post-COVID-19 world

FMCSA Launches Commercial Driver Panel to Speak on CMV Issues

The new panel will provide feedback on issues like driver safety.

OSHA Awards Millions to Nonprofit Organizations

The $11.2 million in grants is funded by the Susan Harwood Training Grants Program.

Washington State Agencies Issue Hazard Alert for Local Hospitals

Washington State Agencies Issue Hazard Alert for Local Hospitals

The Departments of Labor & Industries and the Department of Health issued the alert to address coronavirus cases in Washington hospitals.

Safety Speak: OSHA Final Rule on Cranes, Coronavirus Citations and Overall Employee Health

Episode 27

Safety Speak: OSHA Final Rule on Cranes, Coronavirus Citations and Overall Employee Health

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard shares the top headlines for the week, including OSHA's final rule on cranes, new coronavirus citations for a New Jersey medical center and three tips to cultivating better mental and physical health for your employees.

Study Outlines Increase in Unsafe Working Conditions for Agricultural Workers

Study Outlines Increase in Unsafe Working Conditions for Agricultural Workers

High heat indexes prove to be increasingly dangerous for farmers while working outside.

OSHA Cites Massachusetts Dental Practice for Coronavirus Protection Violations

Georgetown Dental received six serious violations and a fine of $9,500.

CDC Announces Plans for Coronavirus Vaccine Later This Year

The vaccine should be made available to healthcare workers and the elderly starting in November.

Top 5 Considerations When Implementing Temperature Screening Technology

Human Temperature Screening solutions will be critical in outlining a new normal to keep people safe and reduce business risk and liabilities.

National Farm Safety and Health Week Uplifts Agricultural Workers

National Farm Safety and Health Week Uplifts Agricultural Workers

The event, hosted by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, will run from September 21 to September 25.

Illinois Food Processor Receives Injunction From FDA

Fortune Food Product, Inc., a sprouts and soy product processor, committed several food safety violations.

Trucking Industry Adapts to Coronavirus Pandemic with New Safety Measures

Trucking Industry Adapts to Coronavirus Pandemic with New Safety Measures

The high-contact job faced challenges at the beginning of the pandemic, but has now developed systems to help keep employees safe.

Confined Spaces Defined: Hazards, Standards & Training

Episode 26

OH&S SafetyPod: Confined Spaces Defined: Hazards, Standards & Training

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses all things hazards, standards and training regarding confined spaces with guest Chris Koester, consultant and owner with Priority One Safe-T, an emergency response and standby rescue services and training firm for industrial and manufacturing companies.

OSHA Cites Meatpacking Facilities for Coronavirus Violations

OSHA Cites Meatpacking Facilities for Coronavirus Violations

The meatpacking company experienced a coronavirus outbreak among employees, resulting in a penalty from OSHA.

OSHA Introduces Final Rule on Cranes

The final rule adds several exemptions to account for unique equipment and circumstances that occur in railway roadway work.

Area Monitoring: Everything You Need to Know

Area Monitoring: Everything You Need to Know

Here is a list of 10 must-haves of in an area-monitoring solution for a successful gas detection program.

7th Annual National Safety Stand-Down Commences This Week

7th Annual National Safety Stand-Down Commences This Week

After being postponed due to Coronavirus, OSHA's National Safety Stand Down to prevent falls in construction kicks off this week.

New Jersey Hospital Cited for Failing to Protect Workers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The hospital was cited for failing to test tight-fitting face piece respirators on employees required to use them, as well as failing to train employees on proper respirator use.

Remote work isn’t likely to go away anytime soon, and neither should the focus on physical and mental health in the workplace.

Three Ways to Foster Workplace Mental and Physical Health During a Pandemic

Remote work isn’t likely to go away anytime soon, and neither should the focus on physical and mental health in the workplace.