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Live From NSC 2021 Day 1

Despite COVID-19 taking over last year’s conference, the expo floor was back in action this year in Orlando, Florida.

Influencing Human Factors to Prevent Serious Injuries and Fatalities

Keeping an eye out for one another. That’s what safety at work can simply come down to.



OSHA Proposes Penalties After Worker at Tootsie Roll Manufacturing Plant Faces Amputation from Injury

OSHA Proposes Penalties After Worker at Tootsie Roll Manufacturing Plant Faces Amputation from Injury

The company was issued one willful violation for failing to ensure proper machine guards.

A Follow Up to 2020 Research: Employee Mental Health Leaps in Priority

A Follow Up to 2020 Research: Employee Mental Health Leaps in Priority

The majority of employees believe it’s important that a company prioritizes their mental health.

Marijuana in the Workplace gets Complicated

Marijuana in the Workplace gets Complicated

Despite cannabis’ increased legalization, NSC research shows its use poses a huge workplace risk.

Episode 101

Communication Matters: Achieving Employee Buy-in and Compliance with New Safety Initiatives

One of the most important parts of rolling out a new safety initiative is communication with employees. In this episode, Blackline Safety's Sean Stinson and Jeffery Fors from Waste Management explain effective strategies to getting employee buy-in and compliance.

NSC Offers Two Options to Attend 2021 Congress & Expo

Interested in seeing what NSC's Congress & Expo has in store? You're in luck, as there are now two ways to interact with the show!

Three Steps to a Successful Safety Conference

Three Steps to a Successful Safety Conference

In-person events are back and after a year and a half, you might need to dust off your travel bags and be reminded of the steps to a successful event.

The Majority of the U.S. Workforce is found in Favor of Employer Vaccine Work Requirements

The Majority of the U.S. Workforce is found in Favor of Employer Vaccine Work Requirements

National Safety Council research reveals more workers are ready to create a much safer work environment.

A Pre-Show Look at OH&S' Live From NSC Coverage

Interested in getting a sneak peek at what NSC has in store? No worries—OH&S has you covered.

Celebrating 100 Episodes: A Look at SafetyPod’s Most Important Conversations

Episode 100

Celebrating 100 Episodes: A Look at SafetyPod’s Most Important Conversations

We are switching things up for the 100th episode of the podcast! This time around, OH&S Content Editor Shereen Hashem interviews Editor Sydny Shepard about the evolution of the podcast, covering COVID-19 and worker safety and wellness.

Creating and Implementing an AED Program in the Workplace

Creating and Implementing an AED Program in the Workplace

The chances of survival increase dramatically when a workplace is trained in both CPR and the use of an AED.

Normalization of Deviations in Performance

Normalization of deviance is a phenomenon by which individuals, groups or organizations come to accept a lower standard of performance until that lower standard becomes the "norm" for them.

The Next Generation of Workers Should Not Have to Choose Between Safety, Comfort and Convenience 

The Next Generation of Workers Should Not Have to Choose Between Safety, Comfort and Convenience 

Technology and digital platforms have evolved in ways to help protect employees.

Arresting Fugitive Dusts

Arresting Fugitive Dusts

The use of vacuum conveyors to transfer materials between processes improves indoor air quality while increasing efficiency and the bottom line.  

Building a Safety Community

While there is no dedicated space in OH&S magazine for “Letter’s to the Editor,” I do still hear from readers of the magazine and website fairly frequently. This past week, I received a lovely email from a safety professional who had recently found our podcast.

Infrared Technology Proactively  Manages  Facility Safety  Risks  

Infrared Technology Proactively  Manages  Facility Safety  Risks  

Facilities operate advanced machinery and complex systems using substantial amounts of electricity.

Is Your Lanyard Legit? Five Must-Haves for Every ANSI-Compliant Tool Lanyard

You should be checking your tool lanyards to ensure they meet the requirements of ANSI/ISEA 121-2018.

Ensuring Facility Safety with Fall Protection and PPE

Ensuring Facility Safety with Fall Protection and PPE

Beyond fall protection systems, you can enhance the safety of your workers by using various forms of PPE.       

Embracing Digital Training to Improve Dangerous Goods Compliance

Embracing Digital Training to Improve Dangerous Goods Compliance

It’s time for organizations to take a more strategic, engaging approach to training using e-technology and virtual reality.   

Safety Shoes Make the Outfit for Well-Protected Workers

Safety Shoes Make the Outfit for Well-Protected Workers

When you are wearing safety shoes, you are more likely to be protected from common hazards. 

The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality-- Improved Monitoring for CO2 Ventilation and More

The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality-- Improved Monitoring for CO2 Ventilation and More

Getting back to workplaces, restaurants and schools goes beyond the simple reopening of buildings; it involves innovative solutions to provide appropriate air quality monitoring, ventilation and filtration.

Understanding the Use of Fall Protection in Warehouse Settings

Understanding the Use of Fall Protection in Warehouse Settings

The science behind fall protection is what lifts people to new heights.

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Episode 99

What's Next for Your Safety Career? Higher Education Can Help

Looking into your safety career future? Columbia Southern University can help. Listen in as editor Sydny Shepard talks with CSU representatives Paul Radke and Ernie Smith about how higher education can help advance your career.

Highlights at NSC's 2021 Safety Congress & Expo

Here’s the must-see items at NSC’s event in Orlando this year.