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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The National Transportation Safety Board Outlines Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse

The National Transportation Safety Board Outlines Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse

PennDOT announces selection of the team to rebuild fallen Fern Hollow Bridge.

Five Reasons to use Cold Formed Steel Construction for Project

Five Reasons to use Cold Formed Steel Construction for Project

Cold Formed Steel (CFS), also known as light gauge steel (LGS), construction is a practical, code approved solution to many of the limitations that builders face today when using traditional construction materials. Here are five key reasons why the CFS construction methods using advanced construction automation systems are better than traditional building methods.

Incident investigations are a Challenge but Increase Contractors

Incident investigations are a Challenge but Increase Contractors' Safety

Taking advantage of teachable moments and harboring a safe environment to discuss dangers are key to avoiding preventable loss.

U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

NACOSH Heat Injury and Illness Work Group will hold the initial meeting on February 25.

How to Lead Effective Safety Training

Episode 125

How to Lead Effective Safety Training

Looking to improve your safety training programs? Editor Sydny Shepard discusses three was to develop training that is worthwhile and impactful to employees.

U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

NACOSH Heat Injury and Illness Work Group will hold its initial meeting on February 25, 2022.

Life After OSHA Withdraws Vaccine Mandate

Life After OSHA Withdraws Vaccine Mandate

On January 25, OSHA withdrew the ETS while leaving open the prospect that it may still attempt to finalize and implement a permanent vaccine and testing mandate.

Another Pandemic Challenge for Nurses: Sleep Problems

Another Pandemic Challenge for Nurses: Sleep Problems

Difficulty sleeping due to work stress and scheduling contributes to nurses’ anxiety and depression.

What’s Next? How to Plan Despite  OSHA’s Covid-19 ETS Withdrawal

Episode 124

What’s Next? How to Plan Despite OSHA’s Covid-19 ETS Withdrawal

A lot of news has come from OSHA's attempt to protect workers against Covid-19. To clear up confusion, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the convoluted history of the ETS with Akerman Law Firm Partner Lillian Moon.

CDC Study Reveals COVID-19 Hospitalizations are 23 Times Higher for Those who are Unvaccinated than Boosted

CDC Study Reveals COVID-19 Hospitalizations are 23 Times Higher for Those who are Unvaccinated than Boosted

The booster shot is highly encouraged for an extra layer of protection.

OH&S Celebrates 90 Years of Service to the Occupational Health and Safety Community

Believe it or not, Occupational Health & Safety is 90 years old. As a celebration of this milestone, I thought it only necessary to look back on the formation of the publication as well as explain how OH&S plans to use this year to review some of the most important health and safety topics throughout the last 90 years.