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On Route to Safe Material Handling

On Route to Safe Material Handling

Letting people rush around as fast as they want seemed like a recipe for an increase in both the number and severity of car crashes.  

Anti-Fog Solutions to Keep Eyewear on Workers’ Faces and Not in their Hands

Anti-Fog Solutions to Keep Eyewear on Workers’ Faces and Not in their Hands

Many workers will instinctively remove their safety eyewear to see what is in front of them.

Live From NSC Safety Congress & Expo 2021

OH&S will offer exclusive coverage of the NSC Expo in Orlando.



Eliminate Five Leading Causes of Material Handling Injuries with Training

Eliminate Five Leading Causes of Material Handling Injuries with Training

Training should teach employees how to avoid the most common material handling injuries. 

Workplace Noise: The Stealth, Long-Term Hazard

Workplace Noise: The Stealth, Long-Term Hazard

Construction workers encounter multiple hazards on the job, but, more often than not, noise is not considered as critical as some of the other present dangers.

Safety and Health Guidelines to Follow at NSC’s Congress & Expo

Safety and Health Guidelines to Follow at NSC’s Congress & Expo

Safety professionals who choose to attend NSC’s Safety Congress & Expo in Orlando, Florida will have guidelines to follow to ensure the safety of all.

Worn Well—Everything You Need to Know about Replacing Work Boots

Worn Well—Everything You Need to Know about Replacing Work Boots

While proper maintenance and care can extend the lifespan of footwear, there will still ultimately be a time when every work boot meets the end of the road.

NYU Public Health Researchers Receive a Grant to Protect Essential Workers Against COVID-19

NYU Public Health Researchers Receive a Grant to Protect Essential Workers Against COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, New York City’s public transportation kept running, where essential workers were able to keep their jobs.

Fatal Four: The Construction Industry

Episode 98

Fatal Four: The Construction Industry's Most Dangerous Hazards

Join editor Sydny Shepard as she lays out why it is so important to keep workers in the construction industry safe from the top four most fatal hazards on the job.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Fort Worth Masonry Company for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Fort Worth Masonry Company for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

RM Masonry and Stucco exposes workers to unsecured scaffolding repeatedly.

Ohio Roofing Contractor Continues to Defy Federal Safety Requirements for Fall Protection

Ohio Roofing Contractor Continues to Defy Federal Safety Requirements for Fall Protection

The contractor was cited six times in five years for ignoring the industry’s deadliest hazard.

A North Carolina-Based Health Care Provider Terminates Employees for Not Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

A North Carolina-Based Health Care Provider Terminates Employees for Not Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Employees who received exemptions from getting vaccinated must follow specific protocols while at work.

Recognize These Scams Targeting Trucking Companies

Recognize These Scams Targeting Trucking Companies

Trucking companies face many hazards, from poor road conditions to inclement weather to mechanical failure. One less obvious but equally pressing threat facing this industry is fraud.

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA will Hold a Virtual Meeting to Discuss Improvements on its Whistleblower Protection Program

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA will Hold a Virtual Meeting to Discuss Improvements on its Whistleblower Protection Program

OSHA has questions and comments about what it can do to improve its whistleblower service.

See You Next Year: ASSP to Host Safety 2022 in Chicago

See You Next Year: ASSP to Host Safety 2022 in Chicago

Safety 2022 will be in Chicago, Illinois next year from June 27 - 29, 2022.

Live From ASSP Safety 2021: Wrap Up

Safety 2021 might be over, but there is still much to see when it comes to OH&S’ live coverage of the event.

White House, OSHA Look to Enhance Measures for Extreme Heat

White House, OSHA Look to Enhance Measures for Extreme Heat

As part of an interagency effort to protect workers, the Biden-Harris administration enables OSHA to begin rulemaking process for a federal standard.

Back on the Road: OH&S Goes to Austin for ASSP Safety 2021

Episode 97

Back on the Road: OH&S Goes to Austin for ASSP Safety 2021

Curious what it was like at ASSP's Safety 2021 show in Austin, Texas last week? Editor Sydny Shepard gives an inside look at the conference as well as the planning that went into the event in the face of COVID-19.

Combustible Dust and PPE — 2 NFPA Standards to Know to Improve Safety Culture

Episode 96

Combustible Dust and PPE — 2 NFPA Standards to Know to Improve Safety Culture

OH&S editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Westex: A Milliken Brand’s Scott Francis to talk all about combustible dust. Listen in to find out why combustible dust is so hazardous and what NFPA standards apply.

U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employers and Workers to Keep an Eye out for Hazards following Hurricane Nicholas

Unsafe work conditions due to a southern hurricane call for extra safety precautions.

Local Health Departments Plan for a Potential COVID-19 Booster Shot Amid Confusion

Local Health Departments Plan for a Potential COVID-19 Booster Shot Amid Confusion

More than 1.9 million people have already received an additional dose since mid-August.

Setting the Example: ASSP’s Road to Safety 2021

Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with ASSP to talk about the long journey to planning for ASSP Safety 2021.

Communication: the Key to Unlocking Safety

Communication is more complex than just talking to one another, especially when it comes to staying safe.

Well-Being: What Does It Have to Do With Safety?

Panelists explains how well-being and safety collide in a Plenary Session at Safety 2021 in Austin, Texas.

Repeat Exposure Hazard Violations by a Stone Manufacturer Leads to Citations by the U.S. Department of Labor

Repeat Exposure Hazard Violations by a Stone Manufacturer Leads to Citations by the U.S. Department of Labor

Sims Lohman is cited for repeatedly exposing workers to machine hazards, facing more than $200K in fines.