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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Manufacturer for 48 Safety, Health Violations Following Employee

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Manufacturer for 48 Safety, Health Violations Following Employee's Death

PM Engineered Solutions of Watertown, Connecticut faces $236K in penalties.



The U.S. Supreme Court Halts Covid-19 Vaccine Rule for Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court Halts Covid-19 Vaccine Rule for Businesses

The major push to boost vaccination rates stopped.

Blocked by SCOTUS: The Latest on OSHA’s Test-and-Mask Mandate

Episode 120

Blocked by SCOTUS: The Latest on OSHA’s Test-and-Mask Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay on OSHA's ETS to protect workers from Covid-19. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the history of the ETS, from inception to SCOTUS block.

CDC Recommends Better Masks Against Omicron Variant

CDC Recommends Better Masks Against Omicron Variant

The agency is likely to say people who can wear N95 or KN95 masks should do so.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Choate Construction to Promote Workplace Safety and  Health at Savannah Historic District Project

The U.S. Department of Labor, Choate Construction to Promote Workplace Safety and Health at Savannah Historic District Project

The partnership was created to focus on preventing worker injuries and exposure to hazards.

Hearing Protection: The Dangers of Non-Compliance

Episode 119

Hearing Protection: The Dangers of Non-Compliance

Hearing health is more important than you might think. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard dives into the impact hearing loss has on an employee, ways to measure hazardous noise and choosing the right hearing protection.

U.S. Department of Labor Secures $1M Settlement with New Jersey Aluminum Foundry to Resolve Long-standing Worker Safety

U.S. Department of Labor Secures $1M Settlement with New Jersey Aluminum Foundry to Resolve Long-standing Worker Safety

Aluminum Shapes LLC accepts willful, repeat citations and agrees to abatement measures.

Chemical Company Cited After Two Workers Die

Chemical Company Cited After Two Workers Die

Another employee became sick following exposure to respiratory hazards at the Alabama facility.

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

Scientists provide extensive information about the variant as well as how to stay as safe as possible.

Smart Confined Space Monitoring - Systems Innovate

Smart Confined Space Monitoring - Systems Innovate

Severe temperatures, poor ventilation, toxic gasses and extreme darkness – these are all common working conditions when operating in confined spaces.

The Omicron Variant is now Accounting for 95 Percent of new U.S. Covid-19 Cases

The Omicron Variant is now Accounting for 95 Percent of new U.S. Covid-19 Cases

Statistics from several countries prove Omicron is taking over.

Setting Realistic Safety Goals for 2022

Episode 118

Setting Realistic Safety Goals for 2022

It a new year—the perfect time to begin thinking of ways to improve safety and health using goals. Here's some tips on setting realistic goals for 2022.

Wrapping Up 2021: Looking Towards the Future with Gratitude

Episode 117

Wrapping Up 2021: Looking Towards the Future with Gratitude

OH&S cannot thank you enough for your continued support of the podcast. Here's to closing out the year on a note of gratitude.

Nearly 800 People May Die on Roads over Christmas and the New Year Holidays

Nearly 800 People May Die on Roads over Christmas and the New Year Holidays

The NSC estimates an increase in roadway deaths, urging proper seat belt use to save 500 lives.

Top OH&S SafetyPod Episodes of 2021

Top OH&S SafetyPod Episodes of 2021

OH&S SafetyPod released over 1,000 minutes of content over 60 podcast episodes in 2021.

ASSP Sees Uncertainty in Workplace Fatalities

ASSP Sees Uncertainty in Workplace Fatalities

The ASSP is concerned about the uncertainty it perceives in newly released facility data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor of Statistics.

Addressing the Safety of Temporary Workers

Episode 116

Addressing the Safety of Temporary Workers

Temporary workers are owed the same about of protection as employees with permanent employment roles. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard breaks down some common worksite scenarios and how staffing agencies and host employers can work to jointly keep workers safe.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Langlas & Associates Collaborate to Promote Worker Safety During Construction of Rocky Vista University Medical School

The U.S. Department of Labor, Langlas & Associates Collaborate to Promote Worker Safety During Construction of Rocky Vista University Medical School

The U.S. DOL announced that OSHA and Langlas & Associates Inc. signed a strategic partnership to prevent serious hazards and enhance workplace safety and health practices for workers on the Rocky Vista University construction project in Billings, Montana.

Flu Activity is Increasing in the U.S. but remains ‘very low’

Flu Activity is Increasing in the U.S. but remains ‘very low’

The CDC does not consider the influenza season to have started yet.

6 Ways to Improve Distribution Center Safety

6 Ways to Improve Distribution Center Safety

Distribution center workers face various risks — including heavy equipment, weighty packages, electricity and the potential for slips or falls. Keeping these workers safe is possible with practical and easy-to-implement processes.

OSHA Investigates Amazon Warehouse Collapse after Deadly Illinois Tornado

OSHA Investigates Amazon Warehouse Collapse after Deadly Illinois Tornado

OSHA opens a probe into Amazon’s fatal warehouse collapse.