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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.

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.

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