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Editor's Note

No Stress: Safety is Heating Up

In our issue this month, we are highlighting the hazards workers are faced with when they work in extreme temperatures.

Machine Guarding Best Practices

Machine Guarding Best Practices

Determining which best practices your organization can manage will determine skillset gaps and outside support selection criteria.

How to Stay OSHA-Compliant with Lockout/Tagout 

How to Stay OSHA-Compliant with Lockout/Tagout 

A well-structured training program helps companies avoid the human and financial costs associated with an OSHA violation.



The Zone Defense of Thermal Hazard Protection Programs

FR/AR clothing plays two distinct roles across three hazard “zones.” 

Five Things Employees Need to Know to Prevent Heat Stress Injuries

Five Things Employees Need to Know to Prevent Heat Stress Injuries

Heat stress illnesses are a recognized and preventable workplace hazard.

How Connectivity is Leading the Future of PPE and Creating Adaptable, Proactive Safety Programs  

How Connectivity is Leading the Future of PPE and Creating Adaptable, Proactive Safety Programs  

Advanced technologies are making it possible for safety managers to better connect workers, worksites and workflows for safer, more efficient work environments. 

The Many Costs of Neglecting Your Heat Safety Plan

The Many Costs of Neglecting Your Heat Safety Plan

It’s easy to think of heat stress as causing cramps, vomiting and even fainting. However, a severe heat illness like heat stroke can forever change or end a person’s life. 

Overhauling Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: The Shift to Fitness-for-Duty and Post-Hire Testing   

Overhauling Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: The Shift to Fitness-for-Duty and Post-Hire Testing   

The zero-tolerance era is over; fair and equitable testing practices are the new norm. 

Taking Safety to New Heights

90th Anniversary

Taking Safety to New Heights

There is a long history behind the development of fall protection standards, personal protective equipment and the ways safety professionals keep workers safe at heights.

Interest in Wearable Tech Heats Up as the World Learns About the Dangers of Rising Temperatures

Interest in Wearable Tech Heats Up as the World Learns About the Dangers of Rising Temperatures

Can your company afford not to implement wearable technology as part of its HRI prevention program? 

Taking Safety to New Heights

Episode 129

Taking Safety to New Heights

Continuing our 90th Anniversary coverage, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at the history of fall protection and the evolution of PPE.

Hydroelectric Plant Receives “Star” Status from OSHA

Hydroelectric Plant Receives “Star” Status from OSHA

Holster Dam receives the highest level of recognition for workplace safety and health excellence.

New Data Shows Pandemic Concerns, Hand Hygiene Have Significantly Decreased

New Data Shows Pandemic Concerns, Hand Hygiene Have Significantly Decreased

A new survey shows that handwashing has declined 25 percent from when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit.

Making the Case for PAPRs: Increasing Protection for Healthcare

Episode 128

Making the Case for PAPRs: Increasing Protection for Healthcare

When faced with dangerous respiratory disease, our healthcare workers deserve the best—and the most comfortable—protection our industry can provide.

WHO Releases Statement on Omicron

WHO Releases Statement on Omicron BA.2, Reinforces Variant as a Concern

The World Health Organization recently met to discuss the latest evidence on the Omicron variant and its sublineages.

NYCOSH Data Reveals NY Construction Fatality Rate Soars over National Average

NYCOSH Data Reveals NY Construction Fatality Rate Soars over National Average

Deaths on construction sites in New York state and New York City happen more often than anywhere else around the country.

Is the CDC Loosening their Covid-19 Mask Guidance?

Is the CDC Loosening their Covid-19 Mask Guidance?

An update to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could update their guidance on masking as early as this week.

The Great Resignation: A Strong Safety Culture Can Curb Turnover

Episode 127

The Great Resignation: A Strong Safety Culture Can Curb Turnover

Can a strong safety culture help to bolster employment at your company during the ongoing Great Resignation?

New Data from NHTSA Found that Utah’s .05% Law Improved Road Safety

New Data from NHTSA Found that Utah’s .05% Law Improved Road Safety

A new study shows that Utah’s latest law to drop its impaired driving legal limit reduced fatalities.

OSHA to Update Industrial Trucks Standard to Better Align with New Technology

OSHA to Update Industrial Trucks Standard to Better Align with New Technology

The newest update will look to include references to the latest design and construction requirements for future industrial trucks.

FedEx Freight Cited by Iowa OSHA for Mishandling Hazardous Materials

FedEx Freight Cited by Iowa OSHA for Mishandling Hazardous Materials

FedEx has been fined more than $24,000 following an employee complaint about hazardous materials.

Boston Employer—Involved in 2021 Double Fatality—Cited Again, Added to Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Boston Employer—Involved in 2021 Double Fatality—Cited Again, Added to Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA has cited a Boston employer who just six months ago was involved in a workplace incident that claimed the lives of two employees.

Quebec Looks to Modernize Occupational Health and Safety

Quebec Looks to Modernize Occupational Health and Safety

In an effort to evolve, Quebec is looking to change its occupational health and safety legislation.

Years Later: Research Shows Employee Opinion on Automation

Years Later: Research Shows Employee Opinion on Automation

Researchers were able to determine how warehouse employees really feel about their automated coworkers.

New California Bill Would Require Covid-19 Vaccinations for Employment

New California Bill Would Require Covid-19 Vaccinations for Employment

California Assembly Bill 1993 would require workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of their employment.

Two Construction Workers Fall to Their Deaths from 40th Floor of Tel Aviv Building

Two Construction Workers Fall to Their Deaths from 40th Floor of Tel Aviv Building

East Jerusalem residents fall from mechanical platform in Bavli neighborhood; watchdog demands government take action on worker safety.

A Look Inside OSHA

Episode 126

A Look Inside OSHA's Guidelines for Industrial Robot System Safety

If you are a safety professional whose company is thinking of investing in robotic systems, there are some other things you should be aware of.

Safety Wearables; the Hidden Weak Point

Safety Wearables; the Hidden Weak Point

Have you heard the story - The Emperor’s New Clothes? No one believes, but everyone believes that everyone else believes.

States Increasingly Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave— but Even More States Block Local Paid Sick Policies

States Increasingly Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave— but Even More States Block Local Paid Sick Policies

No federal regulation and uneven state paid sick leave laws put workers in certain states and industries at risk.

Omicron ‘Stealth’ Variant: What Do We Know So Far?

Omicron ‘Stealth’ Variant: What Do We Know So Far?

A new version of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, known as BA.2, emerged.