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The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality-- Improved Monitoring for CO2 Ventilation and More

The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality-- Improved Monitoring for CO2 Ventilation and More

Getting back to workplaces, restaurants and schools goes beyond the simple reopening of buildings; it involves innovative solutions to provide appropriate air quality monitoring, ventilation and filtration.

Understanding the Use of Fall Protection in Warehouse Settings

Understanding the Use of Fall Protection in Warehouse Settings

The science behind fall protection is what lifts people to new heights.



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Episode 99

What's Next for Your Safety Career? Higher Education Can Help

Looking into your safety career future? Columbia Southern University can help. Listen in as editor Sydny Shepard talks with CSU representatives Paul Radke and Ernie Smith about how higher education can help advance your career.

Highlights at NSC's 2021 Safety Congress & Expo

Here’s the must-see items at NSC’s event in Orlando this year.

On Route to Safe Material Handling

On Route to Safe Material Handling

Letting people rush around as fast as they want seemed like a recipe for an increase in both the number and severity of car crashes.  

Building a Safety Community

While there is no dedicated space in OH&S magazine for “Letter’s to the Editor,” I do still hear from readers of the magazine and website fairly frequently. This past week, I received a lovely email from a safety professional who had recently found our podcast.

Is Your Lanyard Legit? Five Must-Haves for Every ANSI-Compliant Tool Lanyard

You should be checking your tool lanyards to ensure they meet the requirements of ANSI/ISEA 121-2018.

Infrared Technology Proactively  Manages  Facility Safety  Risks  

Infrared Technology Proactively  Manages  Facility Safety  Risks  

Facilities operate advanced machinery and complex systems using substantial amounts of electricity.

Safety Shoes Make the Outfit for Well-Protected Workers

Safety Shoes Make the Outfit for Well-Protected Workers

When you are wearing safety shoes, you are more likely to be protected from common hazards. 

Ensuring Facility Safety with Fall Protection and PPE

Ensuring Facility Safety with Fall Protection and PPE

Beyond fall protection systems, you can enhance the safety of your workers by using various forms of PPE.       

Embracing Digital Training to Improve Dangerous Goods Compliance

Embracing Digital Training to Improve Dangerous Goods Compliance

It’s time for organizations to take a more strategic, engaging approach to training using e-technology and virtual reality.   

Safety and Health Guidelines to Follow at NSC’s Congress & Expo

Safety and Health Guidelines to Follow at NSC’s Congress & Expo

Safety professionals who choose to attend NSC’s Safety Congress & Expo in Orlando, Florida will have guidelines to follow to ensure the safety of all.

Worn Well—Everything You Need to Know about Replacing Work Boots

Worn Well—Everything You Need to Know about Replacing Work Boots

While proper maintenance and care can extend the lifespan of footwear, there will still ultimately be a time when every work boot meets the end of the road.

NYU Public Health Researchers Receive a Grant to Protect Essential Workers Against COVID-19

NYU Public Health Researchers Receive a Grant to Protect Essential Workers Against COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, New York City’s public transportation kept running, where essential workers were able to keep their jobs.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Fort Worth Masonry Company for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Fort Worth Masonry Company for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

RM Masonry and Stucco exposes workers to unsecured scaffolding repeatedly.

Fatal Four: The Construction Industry

Episode 98

Fatal Four: The Construction Industry's Most Dangerous Hazards

Join editor Sydny Shepard as she lays out why it is so important to keep workers in the construction industry safe from the top four most fatal hazards on the job.

Ohio Roofing Contractor Continues to Defy Federal Safety Requirements for Fall Protection

Ohio Roofing Contractor Continues to Defy Federal Safety Requirements for Fall Protection

The contractor was cited six times in five years for ignoring the industry’s deadliest hazard.

A North Carolina-Based Health Care Provider Terminates Employees for Not Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

A North Carolina-Based Health Care Provider Terminates Employees for Not Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Employees who received exemptions from getting vaccinated must follow specific protocols while at work.

Recognize These Scams Targeting Trucking Companies

Recognize These Scams Targeting Trucking Companies

Trucking companies face many hazards, from poor road conditions to inclement weather to mechanical failure. One less obvious but equally pressing threat facing this industry is fraud.

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA will Hold a Virtual Meeting to Discuss Improvements on its Whistleblower Protection Program

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA will Hold a Virtual Meeting to Discuss Improvements on its Whistleblower Protection Program

OSHA has questions and comments about what it can do to improve its whistleblower service.

See You Next Year: ASSP to Host Safety 2022 in Chicago

See You Next Year: ASSP to Host Safety 2022 in Chicago

Safety 2022 will be in Chicago, Illinois next year from June 27 - 29, 2022.

Live From ASSP Safety 2021: Wrap Up

Safety 2021 might be over, but there is still much to see when it comes to OH&S’ live coverage of the event.

White House, OSHA Look to Enhance Measures for Extreme Heat

White House, OSHA Look to Enhance Measures for Extreme Heat

As part of an interagency effort to protect workers, the Biden-Harris administration enables OSHA to begin rulemaking process for a federal standard.

Back on the Road: OH&S Goes to Austin for ASSP Safety 2021

Episode 97

Back on the Road: OH&S Goes to Austin for ASSP Safety 2021

Curious what it was like at ASSP's Safety 2021 show in Austin, Texas last week? Editor Sydny Shepard gives an inside look at the conference as well as the planning that went into the event in the face of COVID-19.

Combustible Dust and PPE — 2 NFPA Standards to Know to Improve Safety Culture

Episode 96

Combustible Dust and PPE — 2 NFPA Standards to Know to Improve Safety Culture

OH&S editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Westex: A Milliken Brand’s Scott Francis to talk all about combustible dust. Listen in to find out why combustible dust is so hazardous and what NFPA standards apply.

U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employers and Workers to Keep an Eye out for Hazards following Hurricane Nicholas

Unsafe work conditions due to a southern hurricane call for extra safety precautions.