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Everything You Need to Know About OSHA

Episode 107

Everything You Need to Know About OSHA's Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard to protect workers from Covid-19 has been published. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Ashley Brightwell, partner in Alston & Bird’s Labor & Employment Group, about what employers should know about the new ETS.

Vaccinated People can still Transmit COVID-19, but it’s Not as Common as Unvaccinated Transmission

Vaccinated People can still Transmit COVID-19, but it’s Not as Common as Unvaccinated Transmission

Those who are vaccinated can still be infected with COVID-19 but are much less likely to catch it.



Covid-19 Vaccine Program for Kids “will be running at full strength” beginning November 8

Covid-19 Vaccine Program for Kids “will be running at full strength” beginning November 8

The pathway is being cleared for vaccination of the youngest age group yet in the United States.

OSHA Publishes Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from Covid-19

OSHA has published its ETS to protect workers from Covid-19. Heres' what's included:

BCSP Announces New Virtual Event for Safety Professionals

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals is looking to advance worker safety and enhance careers.

Experts Predict an Extreme Flu Season: Encouraging Employees to Stay Healthy

Experts Predict an Extreme Flu Season: Encouraging Employees to Stay Healthy

While employees are still trying to navigate Covid-19, an old, but potentially severe, illness is circling back around.

OSHA Emergency Rule on Covid-19 to be Published Soon

OSHA Emergency Rule on Covid-19 to be Published Soon

The Department of Labor said that OSHA's Covid-19 emergency rule for employers with 100 employees or more could be published before the end of the week.

New Data Shows Road Deaths are on the Rise

New Data Shows Road Deaths are on the Rise

According to new information from the U.S. Department of Transportation, road fatalities spiked in the first six months of 2021.

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

Episode 106

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

What are some of the things you can do to ensure your lockout/tagout program are compliant with OSHA's standards? Find out in this episode of OH&S SafetyPod as Editor Sydny Shepard walks you through the top thee components of an energy control program.

Investigation of Deadly Trench Collapse finds Colorado Company Exposed Workers to Excavation Hazards

Investigation of Deadly Trench Collapse finds Colorado Company Exposed Workers to Excavation Hazards

OSHA cites Dunaway Excavating Inc. for four violations and proposes $208K in penalties.

How Location Tracking Improves Worker Safety

How Location Tracking Improves Worker Safety

Some industries are inherently more dangerous than others, employers need to do all they can to make their workplaces safe.

OSHA to Reestablish Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

OSHA to Reestablish Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

U.S. DOL advises Secretary on workplace safety for federal workers.

U.S. Department of Labor Creates Rulemaking Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Creates Rulemaking Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

The rulemaking targets the risks of both indoor and outdoor heat hazards.

How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Rule from OSHA

Episode 105

How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Rule from OSHA

Interested in what lies on the horizon when it comes to OSHA and COVID-19? Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Labor and Employment Attorney Lillian Moon about how workplaces can prepare for new impending rules.

Senate Confirms President Biden’s Choice to Lead OSHA

Senate Confirms President Biden’s Choice to Lead OSHA

OSHA has not confirmed a new leader since January 2017.

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Mississippi Concrete Products Manufacturer and Distributor Ignored Safety Measures

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Mississippi Concrete Products Manufacturer and Distributor Ignored Safety Measures

OSHA proposes $118K in penalties for Mississippi Limestone Corp. after worker’s death.

Moderna says its Vaccine is Effective for Children Ages 6-11

Moderna says its Vaccine is Effective for Children Ages 6-11

Results are planned to be resubmitted to the U.S. FDA, EMA and regulatory agencies around the world soon.

The State of OSHA: How State Plans Operate and Answer to Federal OSHA

Episode 104

The State of OSHA: How State Plans Operate and Answer to Federal OSHA

Three states are at risk of losing their State OSHA Plans. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard breaks down what it takes for a state to have authority to enforce their own work worker protection plans and what can happen if they don't meet the minimum requirements.

COVID-19 Safety Standards Heat Up Between States, the Biden Administration and OSHA

COVID-19 Safety Standards Heat Up Between States, the Biden Administration and OSHA

U.S. Department of Labor pushes to revoke safety oversight of Utah, Arizona and South Carolina.

Crane not Assembled Properly Leads to Double Fatality on Interstate leading to an Investigation of Lufkin Company

Crane not Assembled Properly Leads to Double Fatality on Interstate leading to an Investigation of Lufkin Company

OSHA finds three willful, two serious violations and proposes $212K in penalties.

NFPA Celebrates 125 Years of Championing Workplace Safety

NFPA Celebrates 125 Years of Championing Workplace Safety

Let’s take a look back at all the National Fire Protection Association has done to advance worker protection in the past 125 years.

National Safety Council Launches Impairment Recognition and Response Training for Supervisors

National Safety Council Launches Impairment Recognition and Response Training for Supervisors

An online training course offers teaches a comprehensive approach to addressing impairment in the workplace.

Live from NSC 2021: Views from the Show

The Exposition at the NSC 2021 Congress & Expo was packed with products and services from companies across the country.

Mark Your Calendar: NSC Will Host Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego Next Year

Mark Your Calendar: NSC Will Host Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego Next Year

The National Safety Council will migrate their Safety Congress & Expo from Orlando to San Diego for 2022.

A Look at OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021

Episode 103

A Look at OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021

Editor Sydny Shepard lays out the latest information shaping OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for fiscal year 2021.

U.S. Department of Labor Sues Luxury Car Dealer for Firing Employee for Raising Concerns over COVID-19

U.S. Department of Labor Sues Luxury Car Dealer for Firing Employee for Raising Concerns over COVID-19

Hi Tech Motorcars LLC terminated employee for warning managers and coworkers.

Ladders: From Research to Smart, Safe Practices

Getting to a higher level in a workplace often means using a ladder. However ladders, if used incorrectly, become the reason for many fatalities and injuries.