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The Coronavirus Pandemic Timeline from December 2019 until Now

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus was first detected back in December of 2019, over 11.8 million people have been infected, and 544,200 have died. A timeline of events from then until now reminds us just how large this crisis is.

General Recordkeeping Criteria in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we do business in this country. Workers who are able to are now working from home, and workers who are in construction or manufacturing are practicing social distancing on the job.

Rumors of a Second Stimulus Check for Workers Making Less than $40,000

Almost three months after the first government stimulus check, most have been spent, and the government is trying to decide if Americans can expect a second check. Recent sources say eligibility may be capped at $40,000 a year.



Six Environmental Controls to Reduce Healthcare Worker Stress During COVID

Six Environmental Controls to Reduce Healthcare Worker Stress During COVID

Frontline healthcare workers face enormous amounts of stress, and burnout is common. Here are six ways you can facilitate emotional wellbeing for your healthcare workers—just by rethinking the environment they work in.

Coronavirus Disproportionately Harming Low Income Workers—Among Other Groups

Coronavirus Disproportionately Harming Low Income Workers—Among Other Groups

Recent studies have shown that a number of factors like income, gender and race increase a person’s risk of contracting COVID-19 or suffering from the pandemic. It is important that employers understand these risks they can better protect their workers.

Pregnant During a Pandemic: What We Know

While pregnant women are not considered at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus, it is worthwhile to understand how to ensure a safe delivery—and how to be a pregnant or a working mother during a pandemic.

OSHA Publishes Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Worker Safety During the Pandemic

OSHA has published frequently asked questions and answers about the coronavirus pandemic to help protect workers from exposure.

The History of Working From Home

The History of Working From Home

Three months since the coronavirus sent millions of Americans out of their offices to work from home, businesses are realizing that working from home is possible. Telecommuting does not have the best track record, but things are changing.

Creating a Safety Culture in a Small Business Environment

If you are a small business that has decided to reopen for business, how can you work to create a safety culture, now and in the age of ‘the new normal’?

NIOSH Study Looks at Health Risk Behaviors among Construction Workers

NIOSH Study Looks at Health Risk Behaviors among Construction Workers

A recent study looked at the top risk behaviors among workers in construction, and the results indicate that construction workers may benefit from targeted interventions and health programs to address workplace-specific hazards.

A Mask User Guide: Which Protects You Best?

A Mask User Guide: Which Protects You Best?

Face coverings are recommended across the country and required in many places. But how do you know what type of mask, or fabric, is best? Here’s a user guide to understanding your options.

Columbia Southern University Adds Four Program Concentrations

Columbia Southern University designs program focuses to meet evolving industry trends.

Las Vegas Workers Sue Casinos over COVID-19

Earlier this week, casino workers sued Las Vegas casinos after reports that many workers fell ill to COVID-19. The lawsuit complains that the casinos did not require workers to wear face masks.

The Jobless Getting Paid More than the Essential

The Jobless Getting Paid More than the Essential

Back in May, “hero” pay for essential workers largely ended. Now, unemployed individuals are making more than many essential workers who are wondering what they are worth.

The CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Seafood Processing Workers

The CDC, OSHA and FDA recently published an advisory for seafood processing workers and COVD-19 protections.

Healthcare Workers Face Online Threats for Advising the Public

Healthcare Workers Face Online Threats for Advising the Public

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are working overtime to keep up with the increasing numbers of coronavirus patients coming in, and in some areas, hospitals are at near full capacity. While healthcare workers are trying to do their jobs and stay healthy with limited staff and PPE, many are facing threats and fearing for their own safety.

Columbia Southern Delivers Consistency and Career Help for Live From Safety 2020

Another ASSP Safety show has come and gone, and OH&S has enjoyed participating—even virtually. OH&S Live From sponsor, Columbia Southern University (CSU), delivered an impressive amount of resources, tips and course guides despite the unprecedented circumstances.

Tips to Help Employees Manage Diabetes at Work

Diabetes affects many workers, and it's important to know how to prioritize their health and manage unique risks.

Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities

Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities

It’s critical to consider how factors like emergency management, patient flow, security, life safety and infection prevention and control all are affected by construction, and endeavor to minimize the impact work has on occupied spaces.

Education Continues Long After ASSP’s Safety 2020 Conference & Expo

The official three days of the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Safety 2020 Conference & Expo might be over, but sessions are still available for 60 days.

California Adopts First in the Nation Workplace Safety Standards Protecting Nighttime Agricultural Workers from Hazards

Nighttime workers—especially those in agriculture—are exposed to unique risks. Recent standards from California’s OSHA require new standards for agriculture workers and supervisors to increase safety.

Your Workers’ Brain on COVID-19: How Leadership Can Restart a Mindful Workplace

Your Workers’ Brain on COVID-19: How Leadership Can Restart a Mindful Workplace

The world today seems far from "normal." However, managers and employers need to understand how to implement the "new normal" for their workers through leadership, communication and input.

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Prevent Heat Illness during Period of High Heat

With summer comes increased risk of heat-related illness for workers. Employers need to recognize and mitigate these hazards, but Cal/OSHA’s news release can serve as a good guide.

The Fight for Amazon’s Injury Data

The Fight for Amazon’s Injury Data

A dispute has erupted over Amazon’s withholding of government-mandated logs of injuries and illnesses at its warehouses. A federal judge calls it disturbing, but Amazon says it’s commercially sensitive.

OHS SafetyPod: Your FR/AR PPE Questions—Answered: Hygiene & Safety

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OHS SafetyPod: Your FR/AR PPE Questions—Answered: Hygiene & Safety

Stephen Morrill from Westex at Milliken stops by the podcast to talk with OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard about safety professionals' most pressing FR/AR PPE questions where hygiene and safety is concerned.

Bernhard Discusses Safety and Readiness in Construction

The construction industry has had to continue business during the coronavirus pandemic, but this has meant reevaluating their safety measures and worker health policies. Bernhard offers its motto on safety, readiness and adjusting to a pandemic.

ASSP Talks Human Error: Key Trends in Human Performance Presentations

A handful of speakers talked about human error during the three days of ASSP Safety 2020 Virtual. Here are some of the trends and key takeaways.

ASSP Addresses the Younger Workforce: What I Learned as an Industry Newbie and Youth

As the second day of ASSP’s Virtual Safety show for 2020 wraps up, I am absorbing as much as I can about the industry and what the future holds. One discussion I found poignant to myself—and nearly every industry person—was the discussion of Millennials in the workplace.

Is Worker Engagement a Mistake?

Is Worker Engagement a Mistake?

Worker engagement seems like a no-brainer, and ideally, it is. But worker engagement is hard to achieve, and you might be looking at it wrong.

Managing Business Travel Risks in the Post-pandemic Months

Before sending employees on any trips, business managers have to make the health of employees a top priority and take measures to ensure their safety.

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