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Worker Shortages and Flight Delays are Contributing to the Slow Delivery of Rapid Tests

Worker Shortages and Flight Delays are Contributing to the Slow Delivery of Rapid Tests

Despite many efforts, millions of rapid test kits are backlogged for delivery.

Detailing What We Know About OSHA’s Incoming Heat Standard

Episode 121

Detailing What We Know About OSHA's Incoming Heat Standard

OSHA has confirmed that it will publish a standard on extreme heat. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at what might be included in the final rule.



Several Employees were Hospitalized Following COVID-19 Exposure at an Ohio Auto-Parts Supplier

Several Employees were Hospitalized Following COVID-19 Exposure at an Ohio Auto-Parts Supplier

The company was cited for failing to enforce CDC and company policies for mask wearing and social distancing.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Manufacturer for 48 Safety, Health Violations Following Employee

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Manufacturer for 48 Safety, Health Violations Following Employee's Death

PM Engineered Solutions of Watertown, Connecticut faces $236K in penalties.

Blocked by SCOTUS: The Latest on OSHA’s Test-and-Mask Mandate

Episode 120

Blocked by SCOTUS: The Latest on OSHA’s Test-and-Mask Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay on OSHA's ETS to protect workers from Covid-19. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the history of the ETS, from inception to SCOTUS block.

The U.S. Supreme Court Halts Covid-19 Vaccine Rule for Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court Halts Covid-19 Vaccine Rule for Businesses

The major push to boost vaccination rates stopped.

CDC Recommends Better Masks Against Omicron Variant

CDC Recommends Better Masks Against Omicron Variant

The agency is likely to say people who can wear N95 or KN95 masks should do so.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Choate Construction to Promote Workplace Safety and  Health at Savannah Historic District Project

The U.S. Department of Labor, Choate Construction to Promote Workplace Safety and Health at Savannah Historic District Project

The partnership was created to focus on preventing worker injuries and exposure to hazards.

Hearing Protection: The Dangers of Non-Compliance

Episode 119

Hearing Protection: The Dangers of Non-Compliance

Hearing health is more important than you might think. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard dives into the impact hearing loss has on an employee, ways to measure hazardous noise and choosing the right hearing protection.

Chemical Company Cited After Two Workers Die

Chemical Company Cited After Two Workers Die

Another employee became sick following exposure to respiratory hazards at the Alabama facility.

U.S. Department of Labor Secures $1M Settlement with New Jersey Aluminum Foundry to Resolve Long-standing Worker Safety

U.S. Department of Labor Secures $1M Settlement with New Jersey Aluminum Foundry to Resolve Long-standing Worker Safety

Aluminum Shapes LLC accepts willful, repeat citations and agrees to abatement measures.

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

Scientists provide extensive information about the variant as well as how to stay as safe as possible.

The Omicron Variant is now Accounting for 95 Percent of new U.S. Covid-19 Cases

The Omicron Variant is now Accounting for 95 Percent of new U.S. Covid-19 Cases

Statistics from several countries prove Omicron is taking over.

Smart Confined Space Monitoring - Systems Innovate

Smart Confined Space Monitoring - Systems Innovate

Severe temperatures, poor ventilation, toxic gasses and extreme darkness – these are all common working conditions when operating in confined spaces.

Setting Realistic Safety Goals for 2022

Episode 118

Setting Realistic Safety Goals for 2022

It a new year—the perfect time to begin thinking of ways to improve safety and health using goals. Here's some tips on setting realistic goals for 2022.

Wrapping Up 2021: Looking Towards the Future with Gratitude

Episode 117

Wrapping Up 2021: Looking Towards the Future with Gratitude

OH&S cannot thank you enough for your continued support of the podcast. Here's to closing out the year on a note of gratitude.

Nearly 800 People May Die on Roads over Christmas and the New Year Holidays

Nearly 800 People May Die on Roads over Christmas and the New Year Holidays

The NSC estimates an increase in roadway deaths, urging proper seat belt use to save 500 lives.

Top OH&S SafetyPod Episodes of 2021

Top OH&S SafetyPod Episodes of 2021

OH&S SafetyPod released over 1,000 minutes of content over 60 podcast episodes in 2021.

ASSP Sees Uncertainty in Workplace Fatalities

ASSP Sees Uncertainty in Workplace Fatalities

The ASSP is concerned about the uncertainty it perceives in newly released facility data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor of Statistics.