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Safety Speak: Employees & COVID-19 Vaccines - How to Thoughtfully Encourage Vaccination

Episode 61

Safety Speak: Employees & COVID-19 Vaccines - How to Thoughtfully Encourage Vaccination

Listen in on top safety news topics such as OSHA's new National Emphasis Program, the FDA's recommendations for coronavirus screening tests and how to thoughtfully encourage COVID-19 vaccinations without mandates.

Employee Mental Health

Mental Health Concerns Improve One Year into Pandemic

Mental Health index reports awareness and concerns.

Advances in Worksite Connectivity Boosts Productivity, Collaboration and Safety

Advances in Worksite Connectivity Boosts Productivity, Collaboration and Safety

Wireless Bluetooth and Mesh Intercom technology is changing how workers communicate.



OSHA, Grain Industry Suggests Seven Easy Steps For Safer Outcomes

OSHA, Grain Industry Suggest Seven Easy Steps For Safer Outcomes

High statistics prove OSHA tips can save lives.

Part 2

Carrying Out Innovative Safety Improvements Without Errors

The error-proofing approach can have a much broader impact on the construction process than just reducing or eliminating worker injuries.

Part 1

Error Proofing an Innovative Approach to Safety

To reduce work errors, the contractor must incorporate error proofing into the way business is carried out, the organization is structured, and the operational processes are performed.

FDA Moves to Streamline COVID-19 Testing

FDA Moves to Streamline COVID-19 Testing

Health experts say it’s important to get tested even if you’re asymptomatic.

Face Coverings: Key Considerations for Maximizing Comfort and Cost Savings

Face Coverings: Key Considerations for Maximizing Comfort and Cost Savings

What should employers look for in face shields to ensure everyone stays protected?

OSHA Cites Frozen Dessert Company After Second Accident on Same Machine

OSHA Cites Frozen Dessert Company After Second Accident on Same Machine

Fieldbrook Foods Corp. failed to address hazards that led to workers’ amputations.

State of Michigan to Allow Employees Back in Office

Michigan Establishes Group to Allow Employees Safely Back in Office

Return-to-Office Workgroup established to keep track of company safety.

OSHA Cites Shipping Company After Man Suffers Leg Amputation, Crushed Pelvis

OSHA Cites Shipping Company After Man Suffers Leg Amputation, Crushed Pelvis

Compliance officers find ITS Conglobal ignored safety regulations.

Three Tips for Keeping Frontline Workers Safe on the Job

Three Tips for Keeping Frontline Workers Safe on the Job

It is more crucial than ever for frontline workers to continue performing day in and day out within their workplaces.

COVID-19: Tips For Keeping Manufacturing Workers Safe

COVID-19: Tips For Keeping Manufacturing Workers Safe

Even with the advent of vaccinations, the pandemic is unfortunately far from over and companies still need to take strict precautions.

Safety Speak: Returning to the Office: Here

Episode 60

Safety Speak: Returning to the Office: Here's the COVID-19 Precautions Employees Expect

In this mini episode, learn more about increasing opportunities for women in construction, "dire" conditions at meat packing plants in the United States and how employees feel about returning to the office amid a pandemic.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Perhaps more than any other department, human resources can cover the widest scope of job activities within a company. And there are quite literally hundreds of job titles that can fall under the HR umbrella, with countless more possible based on specific needs.

Forklift Training Basics

If you use forklifts at your facility, you know you have to train your operators. OSHA's standards for Powered Industrial Trucks at 29 CFR 1910.178 require all forklift operators to receive a combination of formal instruction and hands-on experience.

OSHA Launches Program to Protect High-Risk Workers from COVID-19

In response to an executive order from President Biden, OSHA has released details on how it will focus in on worker safety and health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

MSHA Releases New Guidance to Protect Miners from COVID-19

MSHA Releases New Guidance to Protect Miners from COVID-19

A new guidance from the Mine Safety and Health Administration outlines steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for coal miners.

Employees and the COVID-19 Vaccine: How to Encourage Vaccination Thoughtfully

Employees and the COVID-19 Vaccine: How to Encourage Vaccination Thoughtfully

Employers have a fine line to walk with it comes to encouraging vaccination without enforcing it.

Oklahoma Construction Contractor Cited for Repeat Trenching, Excavation Hazards

Oklahoma Construction Contractor Cited for Repeat Trenching, Excavation Hazards

The consequences of unsafe trench, excavation work can be fatal.

Workers Want to Return to the Office, But Only if Safety is First Priority

Workers Want to Return to the Office, But Only if Safety is First Priority

A new study found that 85 percent of workers want to return to the office, but only if COVID-19 precautions are put in place.

Tips on Creating an Effective Electrical PPE Program

There is still a lot to consider when it comes to fully protecting workers form arc flash and electrical shock hazards.

PPE for Women: Why Fit Matters

Episode 59

PPE for Women: Why Fit Matters

Join Editor Sydny Shepard and Fastenal Safety Product Development Manager Makenzie Hoffman as they discuss personal protective equipment for women and why finding the right fit matters.

Should Employers Consider Benefits Tailored to the Whole Employee?

An increased reliance on occupational health means renewed interest in unique benefits.

Job Opportunities for Women in Construction Are On the Rise

Job Opportunities for Women in Construction Are On the Rise

According to a new survey, there are now more opportunities for women working in construction and equality in the workplace is increasing.

Did We Miss Flu Season? What a Mild 2020-2021 Flu Season Means for Employers

Did We Miss Flu Season? What a Mild 2020-2021 Flu Season Means for Employers

Understanding why the we saw a mild flu season last year will help employers understand how to move forward in 2021.

Safety Speak: OSHA Reveals Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2020

Episode 58

Safety Speak: OSHA Reveals Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2020

In this mini episode, OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the recently released list of OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards as well as new dates for National Safety Stand-Down and Ladder Safety Month.

Canada Invests Millions in Meat Plant Worker Safety

Canada has just announced that it will be investing millions of dollars to mitigate COVID-19 risks at meat processing plants.

5 Trends in Industrial Supply Chain Management We'll See This Year

This year will be one of transformation for supply chains, and this change will be for the better.

OSHA Releases Information on Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2020

OSHA Releases Information on Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2020

OSHA has revealed its annual list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards.