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Columbia Southern University Brings Courses, Training and More as This Year’s ASSP Live From Sponsor

OH&S is excited to have Columbia Southern University (CSU) as our sponsor for this year’s Live From program for Virtual ASSP 2020. CSU is bringing you everything your safety career needs: certifications, training courses and other career information.

ASSP Safety 2020 Virtual: Creating a Safety Culture with Diversity & Inclusion in Mind

During the first full day of sessions at the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Safety 2020 Virtual Conference and Expo, a panel on diversity and inclusion really stood out.

ASSP Safety 2020 Virtual Kicks Off, Brings Safety Education to Professionals Online

ASSP Safety 2020 Virtual Kicks Off, Brings Safety Education to Professionals Online

American Society of Safety Professionals has officially kicked off its fully virtual event bringing safety education, virtual exhibitor booths and digital networking opportunities to online attendees in just a few clicks.



It’s a Hot 80-Degree Day: Has Your Lone Worker Checked In?

It’s a Hot 80-Degree Day: Has Your Lone Worker Checked In?

Summer heat will affect everyone, but it will be particularly hard on those working in agriculture, spending long hours outside in the blistering temperatures.

Avery Industrial and Partners Introduce COVID-19 Safety & Screening Solutions

Industrial workplaces already have many components that need to be in check to keep workers safe. Luckily, Avery Products Corporation, ID&C and PC/Nametag launched a handful of new products to help industrial employees work safely.

With On-Site Clinics on the Rise, Employers See Productivity and Cost Savings

With On-Site Clinics on the Rise, Employers See Productivity and Cost Savings

On-site clinics are increasingly popular in workplaces, and for good reason. Not only do employees need to monitor their physical and ergonomic health, employers save money by protecting their workers.

National Safety Council Reschedules its Flagship Event, the NSC Congress & Expo

Originally slated for October, the world’s largest annual safety event is moving to spring 2021 in Houston.

Signaling Technology is Critically Important to Maintaining Safety in Crane Hoist Applications

Audible and visible signals reduce risk of dangerous, costly accidents.

Workplace Safety Technology in the Time of COVID-19

Workplace Safety Technology in the Time of COVID-19

The future of workplace safety post-pandemic will include new technologies, including contact tracing and PPE wearables.

Wireless Gas Detectors Bring Connectivity to Confined Space Entries

Wireless Gas Detectors Bring Connectivity to Confined Space Entries

Wireless gas detectors are changing the way we work in confined spaces.

The Pandemic Has Meant Less Sleep for Americans—and Higher Risk of Injury

A recent study by SleepStandards surveyed over 1,000 Americans on their sleep habits during and post-lockdown. As it turns out, people are getting less z’s and paying the price for it.

Workforce Woes: Maintain Productivity Amid a Skilled Worker Shortage with Compact Hydrodemolition Robots

Workforce Woes: Maintain Productivity Amid a Skilled Worker Shortage with Compact Hydrodemolition Robots

Some contractors are finding a productivity boost from another type of equipment: Hydrodemolition robots.

If I Were the Boss

If I Were the Boss

Safety is as critical an element as production to an organization, but why doesn’t the message always resonate up to the top of every organization? Here are some checks and balances you can utilize to better prioritize safety.

OH&S SafetyPod: ASSP Safety 2020: Benefits of a Virtual Conference

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OH&S SafetyPod: ASSP Safety 2020: Benefits of a Virtual Conference

OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard and Content Editor Amanda Smiley break down some of the go-to sessions of ASSP Safety 2020 Virtual as well as some tips for getting the most out of your virtual conference experience.

The OSHA Guidance for Emergency Response Workers, EMTs and Fire Personnel

OSHA just released guidance for workers and employers involved in providing emergency services such as emergency medical services (EMS) and medical transport, fire and rescue, and law enforcement. Here’s what you should know.

5 Occupational Safety and Health Trends to Watch in 2020

Workplace safety is expected to evolve with changing workforce demographics, employee expectations and other influences. Do you want to hear what Columbia Southern University's five expected occupational safety and health trends are for 2020?

How Millennials Are Changing Approaches to Workplace Safety

It's important to recognize the different demographics of your workforce. The number of millennials is growing in the safety industry, so Columbia Southern University (CSU) provides some tips on how to manage them and help them thrive.

What Your Dentist Visit Will Mean During and Post-Pandemic

What Dental Care Will Mean During and Post-Pandemic

After dentist offices were forced to close for nearly two months, they are finally able to reopen—but many are taking new and extensive precautions to protect against COVID-19 including better air filtration and more PPE.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Face Coverings, Surgical Masks and Respirators in the Workplace

OSHA has released a resource guide for frequently asked questions regarding the use of face coverings, respirators and masks in the workplace. Here's what you should now.

Check out the CSU Blog: The Link

Need job interview tips? Want to learn about drone technology for construction safety? Check out Columbia Southern University's blog: The Link.

OH&S SafetyPod: ASSP Safety 2020: Transitioning to the Digital Space

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OH&S SafetyPod: ASSP Safety 2020: Transitioning to the Digital Space

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, ASSP's Safety 2020 show has gone virtual! Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the benefits of a virtual event with ASSP President Diana Stegall.

Live From ASSP Begins This Week

This year’s ASSP show will be virtual due to the pandemic, but that will not limit the incredible output of information and news from exhibitors, speakers and industry experts. Check out the OH&S Life From page for show coverage and exclusive content from our Live From sponsor, Columbia Southern University.

Safety Certifications: Which Are Right for You?

What are safety certifications? How do they help your career? Columbia Southern University (CSU) provides helpful information for your safety certification questions.

BCSP Recognizes CSU Master’s in Occupational Safety and Health as a Qualified Academic Program

The Master of Science in occupational safety and health is Columbia Southern University's latest Qualified Academic Program. Here's what you need to know about the program and its many benefits.

Tracking Safety: Practical Ways to Use Leading Indicators

Tracking Safety: Practical Ways to Use Leading Indicators

Challenges like inconsistency and meaningless data hold many companies back. But is it actually worth it to use leading indicators? The answer is a resounding 'yes.'

NSC Calls for Employers to Brace for Increased Employee Substance Abuse Due to Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health

As the country reopens, NSC safety advocates warn employers to prepare for a surge in addiction issues and offer guidance for proper handling.

Creating a Fair Environment for Neurodiverse People and Realizing the Benefits

Hiring neurodiverse employees is shown to improve workplace productivity and functionality. Here are some laws you need to know when hiring and employing neurodiverse individuals.

A Roundtable on Hearing Conservation Programs by Examinetics

A Roundtable on Hearing Conservation Programs by Examinetics

Over the last few months, Examinetics has collected information from audiologists on hearing conservation programs and hearing health in general. Read the Q&A here!

Safety Training Records: Requirements and Recommendations

Detailed recordkeeping is an essential aspect of any compliant training program. In addition to simplifying tracking, documenting your training can assist in determining when refresher or annual training is needed. Plus, training records are sure to be reviewed during an OSHA inspection to ensure your organization is in compliance, so it pays to be thorough.

What Reopening Means for Each State

What Reopening Means for Each State

Workplaces across the nation begin to reopen, but not all are operating with the same methods, or cautions. Here’s an outline of what each state is doing, according to a June 4 NPR article.

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