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What HVAC Workers Need to Know About OSHA

What HVAC Workers Need to Know About OSHA

On December 29, 1970, then-President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Four months later, on April 28, 1971, it went into effect, slowly becoming the gold standard for workplace safety today. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the act going into effect and it is still the primary thing that we turn to when safety is a concern.

Adapting Employee Drug Testing Programs for Remote Workers

Episode 89

Adapting Employee Drug Testing Programs for Remote Workers

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard discusses the current COVID-19 outlook, how alcohol and substance use has shifted and what employers can be doing to manage all of it.

Engaging the Adult Learner

For many adults, sitting in a training classroom is something to be avoided at all costs. However, training is a necessary part of today's workplace. Companies must provide training to their employees. To help the reluctant learner, trainers can use a variety of techniques that will get the students interested and eager to participate in the training



Electrical PPE Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial

PREVIEW: September Issue

Electrical PPE Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial

Many safety professionals are starting to realize that if they upgrade their programs to the new generation of products, wearer acceptance can increase dramatically.

OSHA Initiates Protection Over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana from Confined Space Dangers

OSHA Initiates Protection Over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana from Confined Space Dangers

After lives were taken in Texas and Oklahoma less than one year apart, OSHA decided it was time to intervene.

U.S. Department of Labor Intends to Protect Midwest Workers from Confined Space Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Intends to Protect Midwest Workers from Confined Space Hazards

The Regional Emphasis Program was created to reduce employees’ harm when working in the transportation tank cleaning industry.

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week Kicks off August 9 – 15, 2021

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week Kicks off August 9 – 15, 2021

The campaign was created to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program.

When Things Heat Up, Confined Spaces Can Become More Harrowing

When Things Heat Up, Confined Spaces Can Become More Harrowing

While not every confined space is hazardous, by its nature, confined spaces carry the potential to become dangerous – sometimes in a matter of seconds.

Understanding Silicosis & Finding the Proper Respiratory Protection

Episode 88

Understanding Silicosis & Finding the Proper Respiratory Protection

Silicosis impacts more workers than you may think. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard sits down with CleanSpace Technology's Jon Imms to discuss what silica is and how safety professionals can protect against it.

Alliance is Formed to Keep Shipbuilders Safe from Dangerous, Hazardous Work Environments

Alliance is Formed to Keep Shipbuilders Safe from Dangerous, Hazardous Work Environments

OSHA is prioritizing a Mid-Atlantic shipyard industry to prevent a healthful workplace.

The Association Between Beliefs and Risk Management

The Association Between Beliefs and Risk Management

Many organizations devise operating systems that encompass values and standards specific to their core beliefs about work, people and performance.

Ohio Contractor was Cited and Penalized for Exposing Construction Roofers to Deadly Fall Hazards Six Times Throughout the Past Three Years

Ohio Contractor was Cited and Penalized for Exposing Construction Roofers to Deadly Fall Hazards Six Times Throughout the Past Three Years

JHM Roofing LLC ignored OSHA’s citations due to repeated fall hazards over the past few years.

8 Steps to Increase Safety and Strengthen Your LOTO Training Program

8 Steps to Increase Safety and Strengthen Your LOTO Training Program

Preventing injury and loss of life is undeniably the number one reason to strengthen any safety program. 

How Lean Design Improves Efficient Use of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes 

How Lean Design Improves Efficient Use of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes 

Management should uncover emergency safety shower procedures and equipment that are not doing the job sufficiently or correctly.

Sustained use of vibrating machinery can lead to severe cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome that can be both debilitating and irreversible

Why Wear Anti-Vibe Gloves?

Sustained use of vibrating machinery can lead to severe cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome that can be both debilitating and irreversible.

Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Options for Cleaning Confined Spaces  

Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Options for Cleaning Confined Spaces  

Heavy duty industrial vacuum cleaners can eliminate the need to enter confined spaces for cleaning, reducing hazards and costs in a variety of ways. 

Does My Face Covering Work? Ask ASTM F3502

Does My Face Covering Work? Ask ASTM F3502

Each industry has its own unique hazards, making the search for a face covering difficult.

Tag In Supervisors on Lockout/Tagout Training 

Tag In Supervisors on Lockout/Tagout Training 

In rare instances, procedures like LOTO are overlooked due to blatant disregard.

Facility Managers Play a Pivotal Role in Safely Building, Renovating and Demolishing Structures 

Facility Managers Play a Pivotal Role in Safely Building, Renovating and Demolishing Structures 

It’s important to understand the factors that most frequently contribute to construction site fires so that needed steps to minimize associated risks can be taken. 

Fall Rescue Plans — What to Include and How to Respond in an Emergency  

Fall Rescue Plans — What to Include and How to Respond in an Emergency  

You need a plan of action for your crews to follow in the event of a fall.

An Agile Framework for Occupational Health Mitigation

Occupational hazards require continuous assessment and evaluation to ensure the sustainment of zero hazard occurrences. 

Achieving Safety and Operational Excellence through a Digital Worksite 

Achieving Safety and Operational Excellence through a Digital Worksite 

It’s no surprise there is an increase in leading organizations transitioning into digital worksites.

Communication Insights for Supervision and Safety

Communication Insights for Supervision and Safety

Communication is key when it comes to success in the workplace.

The Fundamentals of Lab Safety

The Fundamentals of Lab Safety

Labs are often home for some of the most dangerous hazards. Here’s how employees can stay safe.

Respirator Fit Testing, Assigned Protection Factors and Maximum Use Concentrations 

Respirator Fit Testing, Assigned Protection Factors and Maximum Use Concentrations 

The respiratory protection standard includes a requirement for a medical clearance for required use of tight-fitting respirators and for some specific respirators even with voluntary use.

Excelling at Safety Means Making Worker Well-Being a Priority on the Job Site

Excelling at Safety Means Making Worker Well-Being a Priority on the Job Site

Leaving the worksite pain free for activities outside of work is critical for a healthy worker and a safer jobsite. 

OSHA Releases Details on Deadly Poultry Plant Incident

Episode 87

OSHA Releases Details on Deadly Poultry Plant Incident

Six people died and 12 more were injured in a preventable incident at a poultry plant last January. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard details OSHA's investigation and dives into workplace violence, COVID-19 vaccination mandates and more.

Combining Innovations for the Perfect PPE

Combining Innovations for the Perfect PPE

Manufacturers have begun combining the newest innovations and technologies to suit specific applications and industries. 

Understanding the Differences Between Construction and General Industry Confined Space Regulations 

Understanding the Differences Between Construction and General Industry Confined Space Regulations 

Because construction was specifically excluded from following the general industry confined space standard, OSHA would have to cite concerns in the construction industry under several different areas.