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New Regional Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Hazardous Noise Levels

New Regional Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Hazardous Noise Levels

An OSHA initiative seeks to protect Midwest workers from hazardous noise and permanent hearing loss.

Employer Cited for Exposing Workers to Trench Collapse

Employer Cited for Exposing Workers to Trench Collapse

Workers can be caught in a trench collapse in mere seconds, a hazard that can cause injury and even death.

Episode 130

Ensuring Proper Use of Ladders on Your Worksite

It's National Ladder Safety Month! Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses how to properly and safely choose, set up and ascend a ladder.



Brick Manufacturer Under Fire for Exposing Workers to Silica Hazards

Brick Manufacturer Under Fire for Exposing Workers to Silica Hazards

A federal inspection found a West Virginia brick manufacturer exposed workers to respirable crystalline silica hazards.

Extended Use Barrier Gloves: The Optimal Choice For Savings, Productivity and Sustainability

Barrier glove technology – whether thick polymer “canner” types or thin disposables – has changed dramatically over the last 10 years, along with the increase in use. Gone are the days when rough hands or stained fingers defined what we did for a living.

New Data Shows Top Chemical Management Challenges

New Data Shows Top Chemical Management Challenges

A recent survey of safety professionals asks the question, “Does chemical management have to be hard?”

Dollar General Racks Up More than $3.6 Million in Penalties Since 2016

Dollar General Racks Up More than $3.6 Million in Penalties Since 2016

OSHA has found that Dollar General has a long history of exposing employees to dangerous working conditions.

Ohio Contractor Cited for 6th Time Since 2018 for Deadly Fall Hazards

Ohio Contractor Cited for 6th Time Since 2018 for Deadly Fall Hazards

OSHA's recent investigation has led to proposed penalties amounting to over $230,000.

Supplying Headlamps as Critical PPE in Hazardous Environments

Supplying Headlamps as Critical PPE in Hazardous Environments

By supplying safe lighting products, construction companies can significantly enhance worker safety throughout the job site.

Fatal Fall Leads to Nine Willful Violations for Long Island Contractor

Fatal Fall Leads to Nine Willful Violations for Long Island Contractor

OSHA has cited a Long Island contractor with nine willful violations after an employee died following a fall onsite.

Taking Safety to New Heights

90th Anniversary

Taking Safety to New Heights

There is a long history behind the development of fall protection standards, personal protective equipment and the ways safety professionals keep workers safe at heights.

Live Monitoring

Live Monitoring: The Pinnacle of Real-Time Detection 

Live monitoring brings an added dimension to real-time detection today.

Aerial Lift Safety on Construction Sites

Aerial Lift Safety on Construction Sites

Aerial lifts are incredibly valuable machines, but using them always comes with a degree of risk.

Interest in Wearable Tech Heats Up as the World Learns About the Dangers of Rising Temperatures

Interest in Wearable Tech Heats Up as the World Learns About the Dangers of Rising Temperatures

Can your company afford not to implement wearable technology as part of its HRI prevention program? 

How to Stay OSHA-Compliant with Lockout/Tagout 

How to Stay OSHA-Compliant with Lockout/Tagout 

A well-structured training program helps companies avoid the human and financial costs associated with an OSHA violation.

Change Your Outlook on Construction Worker Safety

Change Your Outlook on Construction Worker Safety

Ensure safety managers for construction worksites are equipped with the information they need to help foster a culture of safety and avoid eye injuries on the job.  

Machine Guarding Best Practices

Machine Guarding Best Practices

Determining which best practices your organization can manage will determine skillset gaps and outside support selection criteria.

Breakthrough Strategies

Controlling Your Leadership Power

Overusing power indeed makes a statement, but often one that just reflects insecurity, not deep confidence.

Five Things Employees Need to Know to Prevent Heat Stress Injuries

Five Things Employees Need to Know to Prevent Heat Stress Injuries

Heat stress illnesses are a recognized and preventable workplace hazard.

How Connectivity is Leading the Future of PPE and Creating Adaptable, Proactive Safety Programs  

How Connectivity is Leading the Future of PPE and Creating Adaptable, Proactive Safety Programs  

Advanced technologies are making it possible for safety managers to better connect workers, worksites and workflows for safer, more efficient work environments. 

How Digital Transformation Reduces Safety Risks on Jobsites

How Digital Transformation Reduces Safety Risks on Jobsites

While safety has always been the top priority in construction, it is often compartmentalized.

The Zone Defense of Thermal Hazard Protection Programs

FR/AR clothing plays two distinct roles across three hazard “zones.” 

Editor's Note

No Stress: Safety is Heating Up

In our issue this month, we are highlighting the hazards workers are faced with when they work in extreme temperatures.

Overhauling Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: The Shift to Fitness-for-Duty and Post-Hire Testing   

Overhauling Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: The Shift to Fitness-for-Duty and Post-Hire Testing   

The zero-tolerance era is over; fair and equitable testing practices are the new norm. 

How Smart PPE for Hearing Protection Improves Hearing Conservation Program Performance  

How Smart PPE for Hearing Protection Improves Hearing Conservation Program Performance  

Noise-induced hearing loss results in irreversible and serious impact to a person’s quality of life and overall health. 

The Many Costs of Neglecting Your Heat Safety Plan

The Many Costs of Neglecting Your Heat Safety Plan

It’s easy to think of heat stress as causing cramps, vomiting and even fainting. However, a severe heat illness like heat stroke can forever change or end a person’s life. 

Taking Safety to New Heights

Episode 129

Taking Safety to New Heights

Continuing our 90th Anniversary coverage, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at the history of fall protection and the evolution of PPE.

Hydroelectric Plant Receives “Star” Status from OSHA

Hydroelectric Plant Receives “Star” Status from OSHA

Holster Dam receives the highest level of recognition for workplace safety and health excellence.

New Data Shows Pandemic Concerns, Hand Hygiene Have Significantly Decreased

New Data Shows Pandemic Concerns, Hand Hygiene Have Significantly Decreased

A new survey shows that handwashing has declined 25 percent from when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit.