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OSHA Alert for Restaurant, Food and Beverage Businesses Providing Curbside Pickup and Takeout

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued an alert with safety tips for restaurant, food and beverage businesses to protect their workers from coronavirus exposure while they provide curbside pickup or takeout.

Which States are Opening and Which are Not This Week?

Which States are Opening and Which are Not This Week?

The New York Times released an article outlining the U.S. states that are partially opening, soon opening and still shut down because of the coronavirus. While some state officials are eager to reopen, others are very wary.

NPIAP Recommendations for Mask Pressure Injuries

With the global pandemic has come many discussions on PPE: supply, effectiveness, disinfectant methods and injuries. The NPIAP released a position statement last month on how to ease N95 injuries.



Coronavirus Coping: Online Shopping, Going Outside & Trends by State

Coronavirus Coping: Online Shopping, Going Outside & Trends by State

A recent survey by WalletHub on social distancing and coronavirus coping examines Americans’ attitudes and behaviors during the pandemic. The results showed which states were best and worst at social distancing, and how individuals are coping in self-isolation.

Five Things Health & Safety Managers Should Know About PPE Standards

Five Things Health & Safety Managers Should Know About PPE Standards

PPE standards equip health and safety managers with tools to make informed choices about the right product for the job, and keeping up with them is a feat of its own.

Reducing Silica Exposure Amongst Stone Countertop Workers

Reducing Silica Exposure Amongst Stone Countertop Workers

Silica is threatening the health of many countertop workers—here’s what you can do to reduce their risk.

American Truckers Will Receive Over One Million Masks

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will assist in distributing over one million protective masks to the nation’s commercial truck drivers.

Frequently Asked Questions about Controlling Dangerous Dusts

Here are the most frequently asked questions about controlling dangerous dusts in order to maintain a safe work environment.

Industrial Hygiene for the Non-Hygienist

Industrial Hygiene for the Non-Hygienist

Keeping workers healthy with vigilance and common sense.

The Role of FR Garments in Mitigating Combustible Dust Hazards

The Role of FR Garments in Mitigating Combustible Dust Hazards

FR garments also play a vital role in effective combustible dust hazard prevention.

Upping Your Industrial Hygiene and Chemical Management Game

Upping Your Industrial Hygiene and Chemical Management Game

Industrial hygiene is crucial for controlling chemical hazards by enacting deliberate and systematic protective measures.

Airborne Dust Exposure and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Airborne Dust Exposure and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Not all airborne dust particles are the same. Here are ways you can differentiate between particulate exposures and hazards for your workplace. 

Crossing Over the Gap Between Intent and Actions

Words only go so far for inciting a safety culture. You need to act.

Bringing Process Safety Management into the Digital Era

Why worry about reporting if you can prevent the release in the first place?

Safeguarding Employees with Dependable EyeFace Washes and Safety Showers

Safeguarding Employees with Dependable Eye/Face Washes and Safety Showers

The need for sufficient and properly working emergency eyewash and shower devices in workplaces is real and pervasive.

Investing in PID: Protecting Workers Now and for the Future

Investing in PID: Protecting Workers Now and for the Future

Photoionization detectors (PIDs) are gas detection technology that can help businesses address this risk from the start, maintaining the highest level of short- and long-term safety for workers.

Recognizing and Mitigating Static Electricity Hazards

Fire departments respond to nearly 280 industrial incidents involving static electricity each year.

Stories from the Field — Flame-Resistant Clothing

Stories from the Field — Flame-Resistant Clothing

Flame-resistant (FR) clothing is a crucial element in keeping workers safe.

CDC Announces Six New COVID19 Symptoms

The Centers for Disease and Prevention has added several symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19. Some you’ve heard, some you might not have.

Updating Drug Screen Protocols in Light of New Marijuana Laws

Updating Drug Screen Protocols in Light of New Marijuana Laws

Need advice for revisiting drug testing policy in the era of legalization?

Filing Toxic Exposure Claims During the COVID-19 Pandemic. How Does it Work?

You may be entitled to asbestos compensation. Find out if you are eligible.

OSHA Issues Additional Respirator Guidance for Healthcare

Last week, the Department of Labor released additional interim enforcement guidance on reusing disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators that have been decontaminated.

Shelter-In-Place, Low- to No-Cost 70E Compliance Solutions

Shelter-In-Place, Low- to No-Cost 70E Compliance Solutions

What can engineering directors and facility managers do to move their facilities closer to NFPA 70E compliance when spending has all but ground to a halt?

Interim Guidance for Meatpackaging and Meat Processing Industry

OSHA and the CDC have teamed together to provide Americans with an interim guidance for workers and employers in the meat packaging and meat processing industry—especially given recent sick workers.

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guidance for Retail, Construction, Manufacturing and Package Delivery Industries

Businesses in retail, construction, manufacturing and package delivery should review recently issued industry-specific guidance from OSHA.

EMTs are Stressed, Sleep-Deprived and Understaffed in the Time of COVID-19

EMTs are Stressed, Sleep-Deprived and Understaffed in the Time of COVID-19

As one of the places hardest hit by the pandemic, New York City is seeing a huge number of individuals suffering and dying from the virus—and emergency responders are struggling to sleep, treat and save lives.

NSC Announces a Safety Task Force to Aid in a Safe Return to Work

The questions of when and how the country will open after this global pandemic are undeniable ones, but there’s no doubt employers will have to operate workplaces differently. The National Safety Council and others are working to help them in that process.

Are Essential Workers Entitled to Workers

Are Essential Workers Entitled to Workers' Compensation for COVID-19?

One popular question is: are workers eligible for workers' compensation benefits if they are exposed to COVID-19 on the job and must be out of work?

OH&S SafetyPod: Coronavirus Basics: Symptoms, Transmissions, PPE, and Pandemic Planning

Episode 12

OH&S SafetyPod: Coronavirus Basics - Symptoms, Transmissions, PPE, and Pandemic Planning

ASSP President-Elect Deborah Roy answers the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic with OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard.

Federal Government Recognizes Health and Safety Professionals as “Essential”

The government recently updated its essential critical infrastructure workforce advisory list to include occupational health and safety workers.

Bulwark FR Quiz