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Ontario Government Funds Safety Measures for Forestry Jobs

Ontario Government Funds Safety Measures for Forestry Jobs

Forestry businesses, which were declared essential in Canada, will receive support from the Ontario government to aid in workplace safety.

Department of Labor Announces Final Rule That Clarifies Independent Contractor Status

The rule, which clarifies the terms of independent contractor status, takes effect on March 8.

Employees Filed Hundreds of Worker Safety Lawsuits in 2020

Employees Filed Hundreds of Worker Safety Lawsuits in 2020

Out of over 1,000 workplace lawsuits that were filed, 200 concerned coronavirus safety protocols.



Accident Prevention: Where Kermit the Frog and Worker Safety Meet

Accidents at work are inevitable, so it is important to train employees so they can to prepare for them.

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Expiration of Paid Sick and Medical Leave

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Expiration of Paid Sick and Medical Leave

The department’s Wage and Hour Division created an FAQ to answer questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expiration.

Mission Critical: Identifying Hazards in Non-Routine Work, Maintenance and Emergencies

Hazards may not be the first thing on an employee’s mind during the work day, but various hazards and their causes need to be considered.

Health Officials Consider Delaying Second Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine

Health Officials Consider Delaying Second Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine

Only 4.2 million Americans have received a first COVID-19 dose as of January 2.

OSHA Announces Deadline for 2020 Workplace Injury Data Submission

Workplaces that fit these criteria will have to electronically submit injury and illness data by March 2.

Stop Work Authority and the Bystander Effect

Implementing a stop-work authority program can help reduce the amount of workplace accidents.

Safety Speak: A Look at 2021 with a 20/20 Perspective

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Safety Speak: A Look at 2021 with a 20/20 Perspective

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard walks listeners through what she believes will be the biggest safety trends in 2021.

OSHA Announces New Collection Initiative for Citation Penalties

This new initiative will see the agency issuing penalty payment letters to establishments that have been cited.

NSC Says 724 May Be Killed on the Roads Over the Holidays

NSC Says 724 May Be Killed on the Roads Over the Holidays

The National Safety Council offers tips on how to stay safe on the roads during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

OSHA Seeks New Members for Construction Safety Committee

The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is in need of 14 new members.

Opioid Deaths Reached Record Number, Says CDC Data

The NSC hopes that the new presidential administration will use their plan to address opioid misuse.

Donning and Doffing PPE Correctly to Fight Against COVID-19

It is important that workers know how to properly put on and take off their PPE to protect themselves and those in their households.

Washington State Farm Company Fined $2 Million for COVID-19 Safety Violations

Washington State Farm Company Fined $2 Million for COVID-19 Safety Violations

Gebbers Farm Operations was cited for 24 safety violations after an employee complaint prompted an investigation in July.

OSHA Sustains Focus On Worker Safety In 2020

Throughout the year, OSHA has continued to prioritize worker health and safety, especially in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC Panel Suggests People Over the Age of 75 Get Vaccinated Next

Because of high elderly death rates, those who are 75-year-old and older will be next in line for the coronavirus vaccine.

The New England Consortium Receives $6.6 Million Worker Safety Grant

The New England Consortium Receives $6.6 Million Worker Safety Grant

The TNEC will continue to offer hazard training for workers with the help of the grant.

Five Tips for Preventing Plant Fires in 2021

Fire may not seem like an immediate threat, but there are more than 5,000 fires in manufacturing plants every year.

ISO Publishes New Guidelines for Worker Health and Safety

The ISO/PAS 45005 guidelines on working safely during the pandemic were developed in only three months instead of the usual three years ISO International Standards take.

Safety Speak: First COVID-19 International Guidelines, Study on Telecommuting and the Rise in Workplace Fatalities

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Safety Speak: First COVID-19 International Guidelines, Study on Telecommuting and the Rise in Workplace Fatalities

In this Safety Speak mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses ISO/PAS 45005: General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study on telecommuting and BLS data that shows workplace fatalities are at their highest since 2007.

Neck Gaiters Are Effective Face Coverings, Says CDC and NIOSH Report

Neck Gaiters Are Effective Face Coverings, Says CDC and NIOSH Report

Neck gaiters have been proven to provide protection from coronavirus-carrying respiratory droplets.

Cal-OSHA Issues Citations in Connection to the Death of a Construction Worker

Cal-OSHA Issues Citations in Connection to the Death of a Construction Worker

The death of a California construction worker in June resulted in around $54,000 in fines for two construction companies.

U.S. Workplace Fatalities Reach Highest Number Since 2007

The number of workplace fatalities has reached a new peak, with 5,333 deaths recorded in 2019.

OSHA Introduces New Inspection Program for Businesses with High Injury Rates

The Site-Specific Targeting Directive will apply to non-construction businesses.

FDA Authorizes First Non-Prescription Home Coronavirus Test

FDA Authorizes First Non-Prescription Home Coronavirus Test

The test delivers results to your smartphone within 15 minutes of collecting a sample.

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA issued the first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine on December 11.

Construction Workers Fatalities in Ontario, Canada On the Rise

Construction Workers Fatalities in Ontario, Canada On the Rise

Ontario, Canada has had a steady increase in construction worker deaths in the past six years.

House Fires in Michigan Attributed to Remote Working

The holiday season combined with the influx of people working from home has contributed to a large increase in residential fires in Michigan.