News

Turn to OH&S for the latest news in the occupational health & safety industry.  Don't want to miss any news?  Subscribe to our RSS News feed.


New Fall Experience Survey Aims to Advance Workplace Safety

Safety professionals are encouraged to participate in the Fall Experience Survey by April 30.

How Employers Are Expanding Benefits in 2021

How Employers Are Expanding Benefits in 2021

As the workforce alters with the long-term effects of the pandemic, companies are expanding their benefits for employees.

Americans are Backsliding on Hygiene Efforts Amid Pandemic

Efforts to curb the transmission of contracting COVID-19 by handwashing has lessened according to an annual survey from Bradley Corp.



Managing Complacency

Managing Complacency

Issues stemming from complacency will decrease if an organization creates a culture that embraces enterprise-wide risk management.

Staying Safe and Warm as the U.S. Sees Record-Breaking Temperatures

Staying Safe and Warm as the U.S. Sees Record-Breaking Temperatures

For essential workers that must work through the cold conditions, there are many things to keep in mind to stay safe and healthy through the winter storm.

Workplace Safety Training Survey Finds Companies Struggle with Finding Effective Methods

Companies are still struggling to find time to train employees on workplace safety. Others can’t verify if their training programs are effective.

What OSHA

What OSHA's New COVID-19 Mandates Mean for Employers

OSHA’s new guidance is sure to keep employees safe, especially since the organization can enforce more rules at any time.

Safety Speak: New Information Released on the Fatal Poultry Plant Gas Leak in Georgia

Episode 54

Safety Speak: New Information Released on the Fatal Poultry Plant Gas Leak in Georgia

Editor Sydny Shepard goes over the newest information from the Chemical Safety Board on the gas leak at a Georgia poultry plant that killed 6 people.

The Manual Handling Technology That is Saying Goodbye to Workers Comp Claims

SPONSORED

The Manual Handling Technology That is Saying Goodbye to Workers Comp Claims

Get ready, safety leaders - are you geared up to push the boundaries of manual handling safety? Pretty soon your workers will be wanting these pocket-sized wearables to assist them to move safe at work.

Health Organizations Petition Safety Agencies to Issue Occupational COVID-19 Guidance

Health Organizations Petition Safety Agencies to Issue Occupational COVID-19 Guidance

The American Industrial Hygiene Association joined with eight other organizations to call on OSHA and the CDC to create coronavirus guidelines.

OSHA Cites Rail Car Company for Confined Spaces Violations

Trinity Rail and Maintenance Services Inc. was cited for 11 serious violations after the death of two employees in August.

Workplace Coronavirus Complaints Surge in North Carolina

Workers in North Carolina are advocating for a statewide COVID-19 workplace mandate.

What OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Guidance Means for Employers

While this guidance does not create new legal obligations, employers should note that new legal obligations from OSHA relating to COVID-19 are likely forthcoming.

CDC Study Says Double Masks Offer More COVID-19 Protection

CDC Study Says Double Masks Offer More COVID-19 Protection

Wearing two masks blocks 92.5 percent of respiratory particles that could carry the coronavirus.

American Industrial Hygiene Association Wins CDC Award

American Industrial Hygiene Association Wins CDC Award

The AIHA was awarded $500,000 from the CDC for the development of worker safety resources.

OSHA Could Look to Virginia's COVID-19 Safety Rule for Nationwide Standard

Industry experts have praised Virginia’s Jan. 27 COVID-19 worker safety rule.

American Burn Association’s Burn Awareness Week Begins

American Burn Association’s Burn Awareness Week Begins

The annual Burn Awareness Week will run from Feb. 7 to Feb. 13

Johnson & Johnson Requests Emergency Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson Requests Emergency Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine

The company’s 72% effective vaccine will only require one dose.

Safety Speak: Nonfatal Injury Trends in the Construction Industry

Episode 53

Safety Speak: Nonfatal Injury Trends in the Construction Industry

On this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the new OSHA guidance on COVID-19, the Center for Construction Research and Training’s new bulletin on nonfatal injury trends in the construction industry as well as news and studies surrounding transportation safety.

OSHA Issues Proposed Update to Hazard Communication Standard

The proposed update to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard was issued on Feb. 5.

ISO 45001: Emerging Standards in Safety Training

ISO 45001: Emerging Standards in Safety Training

In March 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use, the world’s first International Standard addressing workplace health and safety.

More People are Using Their Phones While Working, Says Survey

56% of people polled said they feel it is their right to use their phones while they are working.

Companies Offer Incentives for Vaccinated Workers

Companies Offer Incentives for Vaccinated Workers

Sixty percent of workers polled by Perceptyx said they would get the COVID-19 vaccine if given a $100 incentive.

New York City Construction Workers Must be Trained By March 1

Construction workers in New York City will need to complete Site Safety Training by March 1.

Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

After his Feb 2. Senate confirmation, he is expected to oversee the rebuilding of America’s roads and help strengthen transportation systems.

Poultry Plant Gas Leak Under OSHA Investigation

Poultry Plant Gas Leak Under OSHA Investigation

A Jan. 28 nitrogen gas leak killed six people and injured 12 others.

New Strains of COVID-19: What Does This Mean for Vaccination?

With coronavirus variants from places like the United Kingdom and Brazil now in the United States, more vigilant practices are necessary to prevent the spread of the virus.

Misconceptions on Absence of Voltage Testing

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no such thing as absolute zero risk.

Minnesota Introduces Safety Bill for Meatpacking Workers

Minnesota Introduces Safety Bill for Meatpacking Workers

If the legislation is passed, meatpacking employers would be required to provide paid sick leave and PPE to their employees.

How to Avoid the Price Explosion in Disposable Gloves

How to Avoid the Price Explosion in Disposable Gloves

In today’s world, disposable gloves have become both increasingly scarce and expensive, making alternatives more necessary than ever.