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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.

Evolving the Relationship Between Safety and the C-Suite

Episode 115

Evolving the Relationship Between Safety and the C-Suite

There are many roadblocks safety professionals face when improving safety at their facility, including lack of corporate level support. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses methods you can use to evolve your relationship with the C-Suite.

How Employers Can Help Prevent Employee Car Accidents During Winter

How Employers Can Help Prevent Employee Car Accidents During Winter

Winter weather brings an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. Nearly 40 percent of all weather-related traffic accidents involve snow or ice, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Holiday Shipping Safety: Distributor Responsibilities

Holiday Shipping Safety: Distributor Responsibilities

It’s no secret that the holiday season can present unforeseen challenges for all types of industries but especially the freight and logistics industry.

Protecting Respiratory Health in Workers During the Winter Months

Protecting Respiratory Health in Workers During the Winter Months

Work-related illnesses can worsen in the winter; prevent exposure to lung irritants and learn the respiratory diseases occupational workers are at risk for.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Roofing Contractor again for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Roofing Contractor again for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

Despite a 2019 fatality within the company, ALJ Home Improvement continues to ignore risks and is now facing $244K in new penalties.

The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo Returns as In-Person Event

The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo Returns as In-Person Event

AIHce EXP 2022 will take place May 23-25, 2022 in person as well as virtually.

Understanding the Full Scope of Safety & Health Risks on Construction Sites

Episode 114

Understanding the Full Scope of Safety & Health Risks on Construction Sites

Join OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard to discuss top safety and health risks that plague workers on construction sites around the country and how you can anticipate and prevent them.

U.S. Department of Labor finds Queens Contractor Failed to Provide Fall Protection and Training

U.S. Department of Labor finds Queens Contractor Failed to Provide Fall Protection and Training

Richmond Construction Inc. faces $374K in penalties after fatal worker fall.

Accidents Can Happen: Complying with OSHA

Episode 113

Accidents Can Happen: Complying with OSHA's First-Aid Requirements

What does OSHA say about first-aid requirements at a worksite? Find out in our latest episode of the podcast where Editor Sydny Shepard dives into 1910.151 and the letters of interpretation for the standard.

How Fostering Healthy Workplace Habits can Improve Employee Wellness and Retention

How Fostering Healthy Workplace Habits can Improve Employee Wellness and Retention

I see it all the time, far too often. Even in my practice, I’ve seen patients with extensive medication lists and I can’t help but think that some of this is preventable.

The Right Dose of Prevention

I don’t know about you, but what stimulates my ideas comes from myriad places—from my own experiences, the actions I took that worked to a degree and those I wished I could “do over.”

Taking a Deep Dive into the World of LOTO

Taking a Deep Dive into the World of LOTO

Procedures must keep pace with industry 4.0 smart manufacturing.

Flash Fire Protection Now Extends to Hands with NFPA 2112:2018 Certified Gloves 

Flash Fire Protection Now Extends to Hands with NFPA 2112:2018 Certified Gloves 

There is no reason for hands and fingers to be less protected than the rest of the body. 

A Layered Gas Detection Approach for Comprehensive Site Protection  

A Layered Gas Detection Approach for Comprehensive Site Protection  

For safety managers and site emergency response managers, gas detection is a key focus.

OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal Year 2021

OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal Year 2021

Take a look at the newest data shaping the list standards that are most frequently cited in 2021.

How PPE Can Help You Deal with the Harsh Conditions of Winter

How PPE Can Help You Deal with the Harsh Conditions of Winter

Safety officers often talk about the importance of weather-specific PPE in summer, but proper PPE is just as important in the colder months.

The Chill in the Air Means it is Time to Revisit Slip and Fall Safety Training

The Chill in the Air Means it is Time to Revisit Slip and Fall Safety Training

OSHA requires slip, trip and fall hazards to be quickly identified and addressed and for employers to conduct regular and periodic inspections and maintenance.

How the Magic of Numbers 4, 5, 6 Play a Role in Fall Protection

How the Magic of Numbers 4, 5, 6 Play a Role in Fall Protection

As safety professionals, we must remember the magic numbers and remind employees of them to save lives.

Endless Safety Solutions at Your Fingertips 

Endless Safety Solutions at Your Fingertips 

Multiple jobsite requirements must be considered when protecting workers’ hands.

How to Streamline Gas Detector Maintenance

How to Streamline Gas Detector Maintenance

Maintenance is crucial to ensure that the devices are working as expected when workers pick them up at the beginning of each shift.