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Leading With Compassion

Now, more than ever, it is important to be mindful of employees’ entire wellbeing.

Innovation in Jobsite Safety Vest and Workwear Design

Innovation in Jobsite Safety Vest and Workwear Design

High-visibility vests are under-appreciated and underestimated—especially in an industry such as construction.

Professionally Distanced: Ensuring Employee Safety Through Remote Monitoring and Social Distancing

Professionally Distanced: Ensuring Employee Safety Through Remote Monitoring and Social Distancing

Technological advancements in monitoring methods—especially personal monitoring equipment—have presented unintended possibilities for aiding in the fight against COVID-19 in the workplace.



Empowering Workers in an Uncertain World

Empowering Workers in an Uncertain World

Should we not create a future where equipment enhances a worker’s ability to perform in demanding environments?

Understanding NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 FF Standards

A deep dive into the NFPA 70E and 2112 flash fire standards, and how you can best use them to fit your workers with PPE.

How Does Industrial Hygiene Relate to Risk-Based Safety Management?

How Does Industrial Hygiene Relate to Risk-Based Safety Management?

Did you know that the ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 Standard provides a framework for OHS management and industrial hygiene? Here are some tips on how to leverage this standard to better safeguard your workers.

How Safety Has Become a Priority for the Oil Sector

How Safety Has Become a Priority for the Oil Sector

The oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous business.

Protecting the Plant from Catastrophic Combustible Dust Explosions

Protecting the Plant from Catastrophic Combustible Dust Explosions

Industrial vacuums are the right tool for preventing secondary explosions.

Optimizing Emergency Safety Equipment after COVID-19 Lockdowns

Optimizing Emergency Safety Equipment after COVID-19 Lockdowns

Now that many facilities are reopening, it is imperative to ensure that emergency safety equipment is compliant, in safe working order and in correct placement relative to worksite hazards.

Stressing Safely

Stress can erode physical functioning and adversely affect our body, but it also has direct effects on safety.

#LaborDayOn Initiative to Help 25 Million Unemployed Americans Get Back Into the Workforce

Red Wing Shoe Company to promote jobs, not boots, transforming its more than 525 stores into job centers and turning its customer service line into a job search hotline.

Winter Hazards Preparation Should Kick Off in the Fall Months

Winter Hazards Preparation Should Kick Off in the Fall Months

Fall is on its way, and so are cold and ice hazards. Make sure your business is prepared for the elements and your workers’ safety.

Optimize Large Scale Construction and Turnaround Projects through Data

Optimize Large Scale Construction and Turnaround Projects through Data

How data science helps to keep construction and maintenance projects on schedule and within budget.

Breaking Down the Silos to Simplify Industrial Hygiene

Breaking Down the Silos to Simplify Industrial Hygiene During COVID-19 and Beyond

OHS practitioners must expand their knowledge and programs to account for industrial hygiene.

Hazardous Waste Management — Types, Regulations, & How Different Businesses Can Handle It

Industries should keep records of waste generation and testing, report any unprecedented events, be prepared to handle emergencies with trained professionals, and have reliable hazardous waste storage options such as tanks and containers

Safety Speak: Predictions for Labor Day Weekend Coronavirus Reinfections and AIHA Guidance for First Responders

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Safety Speak: Transportation Safety, Coronavirus Reinfections and AIHA Guidance for First Responders

In this mini episode of OH&S SafetyPod, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the NCS's prediction for road injuries and fatalities this Labor Day Weekend, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection and the new AIHA guidance for first responders.

Ensuring You Are Providing Safe Sanitizer for Your Employees

Ensuring You Are Providing Safe Sanitizer for Your Employees

The FDA has released a list of products you should not use due to toxic ingredients. Is your hand sanitizer on the list?

OH&S SafetyPod: Your FR/AR Questions — Answered: Weather Preparedness

Episode 22

OH&S SafetyPod: Your FR/AR Questions — Answered: Weather Preparedness

Westex by Milliken's Scott Francis stops by the podcast to answer your most commonly asked questions about FR/AR PPE in different weather types.

Nearly 400 Deaths May Occur on Roadways this Labor Day Weekend

The National Safety Council estimates nearly 400 fatalities and 45,000 injuries may occur this Labor Day Weekend as a result of impaired driving.

Five Industries that Would Benefit from Fall Detection

Five Industries that Would Benefit from Fall Detection

Different industries face different challenges and dangers, but there are some like the threat of falls that unfortunately exist across many industries.

Hong Kong Researchers Report the First Confirmed COVID-19 Reinfection Case

Researchers in Hong Kong have confirmed the first patient to be reinfected with COVID-19, suggesting that those who recover may only have short-lived immunity to the virus.

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Storing Flammable Chemicals

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Storing Flammable Chemicals

Although most facilities or homes will not store chemicals in massive quantities, improperly storing even a small amount of volatile chemicals can cause injury and even worse, death.

AIHA Announces New Guidance to Protect First Responders

OEHS professionals offer free educational guide and resources for emergency responders.

Episode 21

Safety Speak: U.S. Leading Causes of Death, Worker Virus Protection and Ladder Safety

In this mini Safety Speak episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the new leading cause of death in the U.S, Oregon's new Worker Virus Protection Rule, a new ladder safety grant and effective safety leadership.

Best Practices to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Amid COVID-19

Best Practices to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Amid COVID-19

With COVID-19 restrictions and 2020 projected to be one of the hottest years on record, it’s important for employers, managers and workers to keep heat stress safety top of mind.

Firefighters Exposed to More Potentially Harmful Chemicals than Previously Thought

On-duty firefighters have an increased risk of experiencing exposure to PAHs, which are a family of chemicals known for their potential to cause cancer.

National Safety Council Announces Fully Virtual Event in March 2021

The world’s largest annual safety event will be held virtually in March rather than in person.

Oregon Proposes New Rule for Worker Virus Protection

Oregon Proposes New Rule for Worker Virus Protection

A new proposed rule from the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration would mandate CDC recommendations to keep workers safe amid the pandemic.

OSHA and FDA Develop Checklist to Protect Food Industry Employees from COVID-19

The checklist includes considerations such as investigating exposures, determining when an employee should be tested and configuring a work environment to minimize the risk of a spread.

COVID-19 on Track to Become Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

COVID-19 on Track to Become Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

COVID-19 would only trail heart disease and cancer as the third most leading cause of death this year.

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