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Building Boldly: Construction Responds to New Safety and Regulatory Realities

Building Boldly: Construction Responds to New Safety and Regulatory Realities

The construction industry continues to be the most dangerous in which to work in America.

Fall Rescue Plans — What to Include and How to Respond in an Emergency  

Fall Rescue Plans — What to Include and How to Respond in an Emergency  

You need a plan of action for your crews to follow in the event of a fall.

Excelling at Safety Means Making Worker Well-Being a Priority on the Job Site

Excelling at Safety Means Making Worker Well-Being a Priority on the Job Site

Leaving the worksite pain free for activities outside of work is critical for a healthy worker and a safer jobsite. 



Respirator Fit Testing, Assigned Protection Factors and Maximum Use Concentrations 

Respirator Fit Testing, Assigned Protection Factors and Maximum Use Concentrations 

The respiratory protection standard includes a requirement for a medical clearance for required use of tight-fitting respirators and for some specific respirators even with voluntary use.

Understanding the Differences Between Construction and General Industry Confined Space Regulations 

Understanding the Differences Between Construction and General Industry Confined Space Regulations 

Because construction was specifically excluded from following the general industry confined space standard, OSHA would have to cite concerns in the construction industry under several different areas.

Sustained use of vibrating machinery can lead to severe cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome that can be both debilitating and irreversible

Why Wear Anti-Vibe Gloves?

Sustained use of vibrating machinery can lead to severe cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome that can be both debilitating and irreversible.

Does My Face Covering Work? Ask ASTM F3502

Does My Face Covering Work? Ask ASTM F3502

Each industry has its own unique hazards, making the search for a face covering difficult.

Combining Innovations for the Perfect PPE

Combining Innovations for the Perfect PPE

Manufacturers have begun combining the newest innovations and technologies to suit specific applications and industries. 

Tag In Supervisors on Lockout/Tagout Training 

Tag In Supervisors on Lockout/Tagout Training 

In rare instances, procedures like LOTO are overlooked due to blatant disregard.

Leadership Mindset

High-level leadership has always been a heightened challenge; even more so during these times.

Communication Insights for Supervision and Safety

Communication Insights for Supervision and Safety

Communication is key when it comes to success in the workplace.

Achieving Safety and Operational Excellence through a Digital Worksite 

Achieving Safety and Operational Excellence through a Digital Worksite 

It’s no surprise there is an increase in leading organizations transitioning into digital worksites.

The Fundamentals of Lab Safety

The Fundamentals of Lab Safety

Labs are often home for some of the most dangerous hazards. Here’s how employees can stay safe.

As safety professionals, we need to always consider the electrical issue as it relates to lockout/tagout.  

Lockout/Tagout Can Save Lives

As safety professionals, we need to always consider the electrical issue as it relates to lockout/tagout.  

 A Surge in Traffic Deaths Leads to the Creation of the Road to Zero Resolution

A Surge in Traffic Deaths Leads to the Creation of the Road to Zero Resolution

Although there were less people out and about during quarantine, traffic deaths spiked by 7.2 percent last year.

Steps to Prevent Violence on the Job

Steps to Prevent Violence on the Job

The Illinois Department of Labor and OSHA highlight ways to address violence issues in the workplace.

The CDC Guidelines are Changing Again to Protect Americans

The CDC Guidelines are Changing Again to Protect Americans

The delta variant is spreading at a rapid pace and causing COVID-19 cases to soar, leading the mask mandate to make a comeback.

NYC and California Reveal Plans to Require Vaccinations or Testing with Shots being Mandatory for Medical Workers

NYC and California Reveal Plans to Require Vaccinations or Testing with Shots being Mandatory for Medical Workers

The U.S. is seeing an increase in weekly COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant.

Focusing on Fatal Risk:  Why PSIFs Should be the Foundation  of Your Hazard Assessment

Episode 86

Focusing on Fatal Risk: Why PSIFs Should be the Foundation of Your Hazard Assessment

What's a PSIF and why is it so important to the safety of your facility? In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Fastenal's Joseph Solheid to define this term and describe how safety professionals can use it to their advantage.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dredging Manufacturer after Investigation into Worker’s Death

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dredging Manufacturer after Investigation into Worker’s Death

OSHA investigation finds that safety procedures could have prevented the tragedy.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Four Companies after Investigation shows Six Deaths were Preventable

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Four Companies after Investigation shows Six Deaths were Preventable

OSHA finds these companies have a total of 59 safety and health violations.

A Roofing Contractor Violates its Agreement to Protect its Workers and Faces More Than $600K in Penalties

A Roofing Contractor Violates its Agreement to Protect its Workers and Faces More Than $600K in Penalties

Janiec Roofing Inc. does not comply with OSHA’s previous settlement agreement.

Americans See Steepest Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

Episode 85

Americans See Steepest Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a new partnership between NIOSH and ASA to protect temporary workers, new data on the latest decline in life expectancy and research that shows heat-related injuries might be significantly underreported.

U.S. Life Expectancy Faced its Biggest Drop since WWII

U.S. Life Expectancy Faced its Biggest Drop since WWII

Life expectancy declined by an average of 1.5 years in 2020 for Americans.

Study Shows Heat Injuries in the U.S. are found to be Undercounted

Study Shows Heat Injuries in the U.S. are found to be Undercounted

Thousands of heat injuries across the country went unaccounted for.

Metal Stamping Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Amputation Dangers Leading to a Worker Suffering a Severe Injury

Metal Stamping Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Amputation Dangers Leading to a Worker Suffering a Severe Injury

A federal inspection of D&D Manufacturing Inc. in El Paso, TX leads to a $412,750 fine.