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Respirator Fit Testing, Assigned Protection Factors and Maximum Use Concentrations 

Respirator Fit Testing, Assigned Protection Factors and Maximum Use Concentrations 

The respiratory protection standard includes a requirement for a medical clearance for required use of tight-fitting respirators and for some specific respirators even with voluntary use.

Excelling at Safety Means Making Worker Well-Being a Priority on the Job Site

Excelling at Safety Means Making Worker Well-Being a Priority on the Job Site

Leaving the worksite pain free for activities outside of work is critical for a healthy worker and a safer jobsite. 

OSHA Releases Details on Deadly Poultry Plant Incident

Episode 87

OSHA Releases Details on Deadly Poultry Plant Incident

Six people died and 12 more were injured in a preventable incident at a poultry plant last January. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard details OSHA's investigation and dives into workplace violence, COVID-19 vaccination mandates and more.



Combining Innovations for the Perfect PPE

Combining Innovations for the Perfect PPE

Manufacturers have begun combining the newest innovations and technologies to suit specific applications and industries. 

Understanding the Differences Between Construction and General Industry Confined Space Regulations 

Understanding the Differences Between Construction and General Industry Confined Space Regulations 

Because construction was specifically excluded from following the general industry confined space standard, OSHA would have to cite concerns in the construction industry under several different areas.

Leadership Mindset

High-level leadership has always been a heightened challenge; even more so during these times.

Confined Space 101: What You Need to Know About Fall Protection PPE 

Confined Space 101: What You Need to Know About Fall Protection PPE 

Planning, preparation and proper equipment is key to protecting confined space workers from fall hazards. 

As safety professionals, we need to always consider the electrical issue as it relates to lockout/tagout.  

Lockout/Tagout Can Save Lives

As safety professionals, we need to always consider the electrical issue as it relates to lockout/tagout.  

Building Boldly: Construction Responds to New Safety and Regulatory Realities

Building Boldly: Construction Responds to New Safety and Regulatory Realities

The construction industry continues to be the most dangerous in which to work in America.

 A Surge in Traffic Deaths Leads to the Creation of the Road to Zero Resolution

A Surge in Traffic Deaths Leads to the Creation of the Road to Zero Resolution

Although there were less people out and about during quarantine, traffic deaths spiked by 7.2 percent last year.

The CDC Guidelines are Changing Again to Protect Americans

The CDC Guidelines are Changing Again to Protect Americans

The delta variant is spreading at a rapid pace and causing COVID-19 cases to soar, leading the mask mandate to make a comeback.

Steps to Prevent Violence on the Job

Steps to Prevent Violence on the Job

The Illinois Department of Labor and OSHA highlight ways to address violence issues in the workplace.

NYC and California Reveal Plans to Require Vaccinations or Testing with Shots being Mandatory for Medical Workers

NYC and California Reveal Plans to Require Vaccinations or Testing with Shots being Mandatory for Medical Workers

The U.S. is seeing an increase in weekly COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant.

Focusing on Fatal Risk:  Why PSIFs Should be the Foundation  of Your Hazard Assessment

Episode 86

Focusing on Fatal Risk: Why PSIFs Should be the Foundation of Your Hazard Assessment

What's a PSIF and why is it so important to the safety of your facility? In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Fastenal's Joseph Solheid to define this term and describe how safety professionals can use it to their advantage.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dredging Manufacturer after Investigation into Worker’s Death

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dredging Manufacturer after Investigation into Worker’s Death

OSHA investigation finds that safety procedures could have prevented the tragedy.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Four Companies after Investigation shows Six Deaths were Preventable

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Four Companies after Investigation shows Six Deaths were Preventable

OSHA finds these companies have a total of 59 safety and health violations.

Americans See Steepest Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

Episode 85

Americans See Steepest Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a new partnership between NIOSH and ASA to protect temporary workers, new data on the latest decline in life expectancy and research that shows heat-related injuries might be significantly underreported.

A Roofing Contractor Violates its Agreement to Protect its Workers and Faces More Than $600K in Penalties

A Roofing Contractor Violates its Agreement to Protect its Workers and Faces More Than $600K in Penalties

Janiec Roofing Inc. does not comply with OSHA’s previous settlement agreement.

U.S. Life Expectancy Faced its Biggest Drop since WWII

U.S. Life Expectancy Faced its Biggest Drop since WWII

Life expectancy declined by an average of 1.5 years in 2020 for Americans.

Study Shows Heat Injuries in the U.S. are found to be Undercounted

Study Shows Heat Injuries in the U.S. are found to be Undercounted

Thousands of heat injuries across the country went unaccounted for.

Metal Stamping Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Amputation Dangers Leading to a Worker Suffering a Severe Injury

Metal Stamping Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Amputation Dangers Leading to a Worker Suffering a Severe Injury

A federal inspection of D&D Manufacturing Inc. in El Paso, TX leads to a $412,750 fine.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Three Employers at Missouri Residential Care Facility

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Three Employers at Missouri Residential Care Facility

OSHA claims three companies did not take the proper steps to contain potential residue containing asbestos.

Avon Construction Company Owner Sentenced to Jail by Colorado Court

Avon Construction Company Owner Sentenced to Jail by Colorado Court

A restitution is ordered for a family of a worker killed in a Granby Trench collapse.

A New Partnership is Created to Promote the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers

A New Partnership is Created to Promote the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers

The alliance is between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the American Staffing Association.

DOL Asks for Funding to Mass Hire OSHA Investigators

Episode 84

DOL Asks for Funding to Mass Hire OSHA Investigators

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard talks about OSHA's latest revision to the National Emphasis Program for COVID-19, DOL's attempt to increase funding to hire OSHA investigators and the CDC's latest data on drug overdoses.

Milwaukee Metal Fabricating Facility Cited for Failing to Implement Hearing Conservation and Machine Safety Programs

Milwaukee Metal Fabricating Facility Cited for Failing to Implement Hearing Conservation and Machine Safety Programs

Tramont Manufacturing LLC ignored hazards found during inspections in 2020.