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Enhancing Workplace Safety with the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence

Episode 172

Enhancing Workplace Safety with the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence may sound like something from the future, but it is already changing the way companies enhance their workplace safety programs. On this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with SparkCognition's Stephen Gold to talk about how advanced technologies can seamlessly fit in with your program today.

How to Protect Yourself and Coworkers During Flu Season

How to Protect Yourself and Coworkers During Flu Season

With the height of flu season just around the corner, you can act now to protect yourself and others in the workplace.

Vinyl Tile Manufacturer Cited After Worker Caught in Machine, Injured

Vinyl Tile Manufacturer Cited After Worker Caught in Machine, Injured

The location in Ohio has seen seven injuries since 2017 from a lack of following machine safety procedures, including the most recent incident.



Part Two: Most Common OSHA Violations & How to Avoid Them

Episode 171

Part Two: Most Common OSHA Violations & How to Avoid Them

Editor Sydny Shepard continues to count down the top five most frequently cited standards and what you can be doing to avoid being penalized for not complying with these standards.

4 Critical Layers of Flammable Fixed Gas Detection

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4 Critical Layers of Flammable Fixed Gas Detection

Flammable gas leaks continue to pose a real threat to workers and assets across the process industry. Gas and flame detection provide an early warning against this risk. But no single detection technology alone is 100 percent effective, which is where a layered approach comes in. By integrating the following four layers of protection, you can minimize the risk of flammable gas leaks going undetected.

The Evolution of Gas Detection

The Evolution of Gas Detection

Enhanced solutions take detection of hazardous, toxic gas to the next level.

New NSC White Paper Discusses Computer Vision and its Possible Value on Safety in the Workplace

New NSC White Paper Discusses Computer Vision and its Possible Value on Safety in the Workplace

What can computer vision do for employers, and what are its limitations?

Handle Emergencies on Your Worksite Before They Happen

Handle Emergencies on Your Worksite Before They Happen

Having an emergency response plan and training employees on the plan is one of the ways employers can help save lives.

Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health to Meet in November

Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health to Meet in November

The meeting will take place on November 17, 2022, from 1 to 4 p.m. ET.

Why Workplace Communications May be Affecting Employees

Why Workplace Communications May be Affecting Employees' Well-Being

Constantly checking work notifications may leave some employees feeling stressed, overwhelmed or burnt out.

ASSP Foundation to Focus on Education with New Task Force

ASSP Foundation to Focus on Education with New Task Force

According to ASSP, the task force will "develop a comprehensive educational framework to support safety and health professionals at every phase of their careers."

Preventing Silicosis in the Mining Industry

Preventing Silicosis in the Mining Industry

Silicosis can cause difficulty breathing and lead to other medical issues. Learn what practices the Mine Safety and Health Administration recommends to protect workers.

Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health Accepting Nominations for New Members

Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health Accepting Nominations for New Members

The board is looking for people who have “scientific, medical and worker perspectives.” Nominations are open until November 16.

Framework on Supporting Employees’ Mental Health and Well-Being Published by U.S. Surgeon General

Framework on Supporting Employees’ Mental Health and Well-Being Published by U.S. Surgeon General

The framework includes a list of five essentials that employers can implement to help the mental health and well-being of their employees.

IL Site Supervisor Tells Workers to Keep Working After OSHA Notification on Fall Hazard, Agency Says

IL Site Supervisor Tells Workers to Keep Working After OSHA Notification on Fall Hazard, Agency Says

The site supervisor's employer was cited for citations on fall protection and other violations.

Most Common OSHA Violations & How to Avoid Them

Episode 170

Most Common OSHA Violations & How to Avoid Them

There are a few standards that have dominated the most frequently cited standards list for years. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard breaks a few of them down and explains how to avoid being cited.

New Study Shows Many Struggle

New Study Shows Many Struggle 'Often' to Get Employees to Use PPE

According to the study, the main reasons employees don’t wear PPE are that they don’t want to, they think it's unnecessary and it makes work harder.

'Crawl Space Remediation Company' Cited for Violations After Worker Fatally Electrocuted

The lead repair technician made contact with an electrical line and was electrocuted.

 Worker of Florida Company Drowns After Sediment Collapse in Canal, OSHA Reports

Worker of Florida Company Drowns After Sediment Collapse in Canal, OSHA Reports

The employer, Erosion Barrier Installations Corp. of Davie, was cited for two willful and 10 serious violations.

Lockout Compliance: Finding the Right Blueprint for Success

Episode 169

Lockout Compliance: Finding the Right Blueprint for Success

OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Bill Belongea, Safety Services Program Manager at The Master Lock Company to talk about effective ways to enhance your lockout program.

Dollar General Issued Four Willful, 10 Repeat Violations After Recent Inspection

Dollar General Issued Four Willful, 10 Repeat Violations After Recent Inspection

OSHA proposed penalties of more than $1.6 million, bringing the company’s total proposed penalties since 2017 to over $9.6 million.

People Killed and Injured After Mine Explosion in Northern Turkey

People Killed and Injured After Mine Explosion in Northern Turkey

It was reported that 41 people died from the explosion on Friday.

4 Ways To Achieve Workplace Safety Through Automation

4 Ways To Achieve Workplace Safety Through Automation

A safer workplace can lead to healthier workers, lower injury costs, less stress and higher employee retention.

What’s Going On? Updates on OSHA’s Most Recent Decisions

Episode 168

What’s Going On? Updates on OSHA’s Most Recent Decisions

OSHA has been making moves. Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the latest announcements, news and movements from OSHA in the last few months.

How to Combat the Dangers of Workplace Complacency

How to Combat the Dangers of Workplace Complacency

Workers who are complacent may be at risk for fatigue, injuries and other safety hazards.

7 Important Worker Safety Considerations in the Bar and Brewery Industry

7 Important Worker Safety Considerations in the Bar and Brewery Industry

Workers can be exposed to multiple hazards in this industry. Learn how to mitigate the risks and keep them safe.

OH Contractor Cited After OSHA Finds Workers at Heights Without Fall Protection

OH Contractor Cited After OSHA Finds Workers at Heights Without Fall Protection

The company now faces 12 violations and proposed penalties of over $1 million.

Nighttime Driving Challenges for Transportation Workers

Nighttime Driving Challenges for Transportation Workers

There are some precautions transportation workers can take to keep themselves safe.

California’s AB2188 Now Prohibits Employee Discipline for Off-Duty Marijuana Use

California’s AB2188 Now Prohibits Employee Discipline for Off-Duty Marijuana Use

Under the law, employers cannot discriminate against workers based on their marijuana use when not at work.