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U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Nominations for Employee Representative on Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Nominations for Employee Representative on Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

OSHA is requesting nominations to fill one vacant employee representative position on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The 15-member group advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on developing standards and policies affecting the construction industry.

Occupational Safety and Health in Supply Chain Management

Occupational Safety and Health in Supply Chain Management

Logistics networks face increasing demand and complexity, and businesses are investing more in maximizing efficiency. However, these efforts may overlook occupational health and safety in the name of speed and profitability.



OSHA Alliance Provides Important Workplace Safety Updates for Technical Guide Assessing Robot Systems

OSHA Alliance Provides Important Workplace Safety Updates for Technical Guide Assessing Robot Systems

Increasingly, U.S. industries are using robotic technologies to perform dangerous or repetitive tasks, and these systems are becoming more collaborative and mobile in naturel, according to a press release.

The Expansive World of Industrial Hygiene

Episode 122

The Expansive World of Industrial Hygiene

OH&S is excited to announce a brand-new podcast focused on industrial hygiene called IHpod: An Industrial Hygiene Podcast.

U.S. Department of Labor proposes $145K in Fines after Worker Suffers Fatal Injury at Chicago-area Pizza Manufacturer

U.S. Department of Labor proposes $145K in Fines after Worker Suffers Fatal Injury at Chicago-area Pizza Manufacturer

Sanitation workers were exposed to equipment hazards during cleaning operations.

Pharmacies in the U.S. are Handing Out Free N95 Masks While Long-awaited COVID-19 Tests Begin to Arrive in the Mail

Pharmacies in the U.S. are Handing Out Free N95 Masks While Long-awaited COVID-19 Tests Begin to Arrive in the Mail

The Biden administration makes 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free.

Worker Shortages and Flight Delays are Contributing to the Slow Delivery of Rapid Tests

Worker Shortages and Flight Delays are Contributing to the Slow Delivery of Rapid Tests

Despite many efforts, millions of rapid test kits are backlogged for delivery.

Detailing What We Know About OSHA’s Incoming Heat Standard

Episode 121

Detailing What We Know About OSHA's Incoming Heat Standard

OSHA has confirmed that it will publish a standard on extreme heat. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at what might be included in the final rule.

Several Employees were Hospitalized Following COVID-19 Exposure at an Ohio Auto-Parts Supplier

Several Employees were Hospitalized Following COVID-19 Exposure at an Ohio Auto-Parts Supplier

The company was cited for failing to enforce CDC and company policies for mask wearing and social distancing.

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.