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OSHA Revises its National Emphasis Program for Safer Precautions Against COVID-19

OSHA Revises its National Emphasis Program for Safer Precautions Against COVID-19

Changes and updates are made to the Interim Enforcement Response Program.

New Emergency Heat Rule, Addressing Mental Health Stigma and the Delta Variant

Episode 83

New Emergency Heat Rule, Addressing Mental Health Stigma and the Delta Variant

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard discusses the extreme heat in Oregon, the stigma against mental health in the workplace and COVID-19 vaccinations and variants.



Advocates Say Heat Rules are the now the Most Protective in Oregon

Advocates Say Heat Rules are now the Most Protective in Oregon

After the extreme heat wave the Pacific Northwest faced in June, new safety precautions are now set in stone.

Texas Businesses Fined After Violating OSHA COVID-19 Standards

Texas Businesses Fined After Violating OSHA COVID-19 Standards

24 Texas businesses faced more than $200,000 dollars in initial fines.

Mental Health Importance is Finally Being Recognized in the Majority of the Workplace

Mental Health Importance is Finally Being Recognized in the Majority of the Workplace

A new study conducted shows 70 percent of U.S. employees now recognize mental health as a serious issue at work.

Three Whistleblower Retaliation Cases Result in Violations and Citations

Three Whistleblower Retaliation Cases Result in Violations and Citations

The U.S. Department of Labor announces its decisions in cases related to whistleblower retaliation.

Four Tips from Employees on an Easier Transition Back to the Workplace

Four Tips from Employees on an Easier Transition Back to the Workplace

Some employees and workers are apprehensive to get back to the office; here are tips provided for a more welcoming approach back.

COVID-19 Death Toll in June Went Hand in Hand with Those Who Were Not Vaccinated

COVID-19 Death Toll in June Went Hand in Hand with Those Who Were Not Vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci pleads Americans to take advantage of vaccine availability.

An Oregon Farm Worker Dies During Intense Heat Wave -- An Update in the Pacific Northwest

An Oregon Farm Worker Dies During Intense Heat Wave -- An Update in the Pacific Northwest

A massive heatwave causes a farmworker’s death leading to an OSHA investigation.

U.S. Department of Labor Orders CSX Transportation Inc. to Pay Worker Drawing Attention to Safety Concerns

U.S. Department of Labor Orders CSX Transportation Inc. to Pay Worker Drawing Attention to Safety Concerns

A Jacksonville, Florida company owes nearly $222K in back wages and damages after an OSHA investigation finds a pattern of retaliation.

It’s Heating Up: Understanding & Preventing Heat Related Illnesses

Episode 82

It’s Heating Up: Understanding & Preventing Heat Related Illnesses

In this episode of the podcast, we discuss how to anticipate this year’s hottest days of the year, what the risks of working in the hear are and what employers can do to decrease the chances workers might end up with a heat related illness.

OSHA Urges Fireworks Safety this Fourth of July Weekend

OSHA Urges Fireworks Safety this Fourth of July Weekend

Independence Day is approaching and employers must keep an eye out for their employees working in the industry this holiday.

Toccoa Plastic Recycler Cited for Violating Safety Standards after Worker Sustains Fatal Injuries

Toccoa Plastic Recycler Cited for Violating Safety Standards after Worker Sustains Fatal Injuries

Scrap Masters Inc. faces fines and citations for exposing employees to workplace hazards.

The National Safety Council Encourages People to Stay Safe on the Roads this Independence Day Weekend

The National Safety Council Encourages People to Stay Safe on the Roads this Independence Day Weekend

Injuries and Fatalities are high; the NSC created a list to help keep safe.

The Post-Pandemic Reframing of Workplace Safety

Episode 81

The Post-Pandemic Reframing of Workplace Safety

Looking into the future, employers must reframe how they think about workplace safety, health and wellness. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard and Blackline Safety Chief Revenue Officer Sean Stinson discuss the issues on the forefront and how companies can mitigate them.

Unvaccinated Americans in Particular States are More at Risk to a New COVID-19 Variant

Unvaccinated Americans in Particular States are More at Risk to a New COVID-19 Variant

Some states are making great strides in vaccinations, while others are trailing behind.

The 2020 Impact on Worker Safety

Episode 80

The 2020 Impact on Worker Safety

While there seems to be a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, we may see the impact of the pandemic on worker safety for months, or years, to come. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard dives into the physical and mental effects of the pandemic on workers.

OSHA Considerations for Employers in Year Two of the COVID-19 Pandemic

OSHA Considerations for Employers in Year Two of the COVID-19 Pandemic

All employers should review and implement the all-industries guidance, and healthcare employers should take steps now to implement the ETS.

Environmental Health Experts Provide Guidance to Prevention Against Mold

Environmental Health Experts Provide Guidance to Prevention Against Mold

Ability for protection from mold-related and safety problems relies on knowledge of prevention and addressing sources of moisture.

Going the Distance: Requirements for Emergency Equipment

Episode 79

Going the Distance: Requirements for Emergency Equipment

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard talks with former Cal/OSHA Associate Safety Engineer Paul Andersen about the standards, regulations and rules associated with emergency eyewash and showers.

Managing Safety Performance

Managing Safety Performance

Introducing the four cornerstones.

New York Governor Signs Infectious Disease Worker Safety Bill

New York Governor Signs Infectious Disease Worker Safety Bill

A bill protecting against the spread of airborne diseases is aimed to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

More Than $21 Million Awarded in Grants Will Go Towards Safety Training

More Than $21 Million Awarded in Grants Will Go Towards Safety Training

The U.S. Department of Labor announces funding availabilities to OSHA.

Construction Technology is Shaping the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Construction Technology is Shaping the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Employers are encouraged to take a modern-day approach to make sure safety is put first.