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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Addressing the Safety of Temporary Workers

Episode 116

Addressing the Safety of Temporary Workers

Temporary workers are owed the same about of protection as employees with permanent employment roles. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard breaks down some common worksite scenarios and how staffing agencies and host employers can work to jointly keep workers safe.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Langlas & Associates Collaborate to Promote Worker Safety During Construction of Rocky Vista University Medical School

The U.S. Department of Labor, Langlas & Associates Collaborate to Promote Worker Safety During Construction of Rocky Vista University Medical School

The U.S. DOL announced that OSHA and Langlas & Associates Inc. signed a strategic partnership to prevent serious hazards and enhance workplace safety and health practices for workers on the Rocky Vista University construction project in Billings, Montana.

Flu Activity is Increasing in the U.S. but remains ‘very low’

Flu Activity is Increasing in the U.S. but remains ‘very low’

The CDC does not consider the influenza season to have started yet.

6 Ways to Improve Distribution Center Safety

6 Ways to Improve Distribution Center Safety

Distribution center workers face various risks — including heavy equipment, weighty packages, electricity and the potential for slips or falls. Keeping these workers safe is possible with practical and easy-to-implement processes.

OSHA Investigates Amazon Warehouse Collapse after Deadly Illinois Tornado

OSHA Investigates Amazon Warehouse Collapse after Deadly Illinois Tornado

OSHA opens a probe into Amazon’s fatal warehouse collapse.

Evolving the Relationship Between Safety and the C-Suite

Episode 115

Evolving the Relationship Between Safety and the C-Suite

There are many roadblocks safety professionals face when improving safety at their facility, including lack of corporate level support. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses methods you can use to evolve your relationship with the C-Suite.

How Employers Can Help Prevent Employee Car Accidents During Winter

How Employers Can Help Prevent Employee Car Accidents During Winter

Winter weather brings an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. Nearly 40 percent of all weather-related traffic accidents involve snow or ice, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Holiday Shipping Safety: Distributor Responsibilities

Holiday Shipping Safety: Distributor Responsibilities

It’s no secret that the holiday season can present unforeseen challenges for all types of industries but especially the freight and logistics industry.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Roofing Contractor again for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Roofing Contractor again for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

Despite a 2019 fatality within the company, ALJ Home Improvement continues to ignore risks and is now facing $244K in new penalties.

Protecting Respiratory Health in Workers During the Winter Months

Protecting Respiratory Health in Workers During the Winter Months

Work-related illnesses can worsen in the winter; prevent exposure to lung irritants and learn the respiratory diseases occupational workers are at risk for.

Understanding the Full Scope of Safety & Health Risks on Construction Sites

Episode 114

Understanding the Full Scope of Safety & Health Risks on Construction Sites

Join OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard to discuss top safety and health risks that plague workers on construction sites around the country and how you can anticipate and prevent them.

The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo Returns as In-Person Event

The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo Returns as In-Person Event

AIHce EXP 2022 will take place May 23-25, 2022 in person as well as virtually.