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U.S. Department of Labor Claims Global Truck Manufacturer Fired Worker over Concerns about Coronavirus Safety

U.S. Department of Labor Claims Global Truck Manufacturer Fired Worker over Concerns about Coronavirus Safety

Federal lawsuit alleges Peterbilt Motor Co. in Denton violated whistleblower protections.

U.S. Department of Labor and Stakeholders Sign a Partnership Agreement to Train and Protect Workers on Obama Presidential Center from Construction Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor and Stakeholders Sign a Partnership Agreement to Train and Protect Workers on Obama Presidential Center from Construction Hazards

The U.S. DOL’s OSHA, Illinois On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program, Lakeside Alliance and key participants have signed a strategic partnership to prevent serious hazards and enhance workplace safety and health practices.



Safety Considerations for Destructive and Nondestructive Testing

Safety Considerations for Destructive and Nondestructive Testing

Across all industries, different mechanical components and materials need to undergo rigorous testing to ensure they won’t fail when being used. If they do, further developments need to be made to ensure the next round is successful.

Healthcare Respiratory Protection: How Covid-19 Highlighted the Need for Superior Safety

Episode 110

Healthcare Respiratory Protection: How Covid-19 Highlighted the Need for Superior Safety

Healthcare workers have taken on a lot in the past year and a half. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Dentec Safety's Claudio Dente to discuss how the pandemic led to a creation of superior respiratory protection.

OSHA Suspends ETS Enforcement due to Fifth Circuit’s Latest Take on Vaccine Rule

OSHA Suspends ETS Enforcement due to Fifth Circuit’s Latest Take on Vaccine Rule

The future of the Emergency Temporary Standard remains uncertain.

Sunpro Solar Owner Cited Again for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards after Naples, Florida Work Site Investigation

Sunpro Solar Owner Cited Again for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards after Naples, Florida Work Site Investigation

Marc Jones Construction LLC put workers at risk in Texas in 2020 and 2021.

The Benefits of Medical and Security Risk Management

The Benefits of Medical and Security Risk Management

Program managers and risk managers know the benefits of applying risk management to projects. Developing effective risk management plans helps companies avoid high-risk issues and preventing financial and time losses.

Winter Weather Warnings: Considerations for Seasonal Illnesses and Injuries

Episode 109

Winter Weather Warnings: Considerations for Seasonal Illnesses and Injuries

Exposure to cold can result in severe injuries or even death. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the most prevalent risks associated with winter weather and what you can do to stay healthy.

Nearly One Million Kids Now Have Their COVID-19 Shots

Nearly One Million Kids Now Have Their COVID-19 Shots

A recent poll finds that 27 percent of parents planned to get their kids vaccinated right when the release was announced.

Four Deaths in Missouri and Kansas Lead the U.S. Department of Labor Urging Midwest Employers to Emphasize Electrical Safety

Four Deaths in Missouri and Kansas Lead the U.S. Department of Labor Urging Midwest Employers to Emphasize Electrical Safety

Statistics show a one year increase of 3.75 percent in fatal worker electrocutions in 2019.

Focused on Safety — Distributor/Manufacturer Cooperation Yields End User Solutions

Episode 108

Focused on Safety — Distributor/Manufacturer Cooperation Yields End User Solutions

Great partnerships yield great results. In this episode, Fastenal's Evan Hardin and Ergodyne's Tom Votel explain how a trusted distributor/manufacturer partnership led to an end user solution that will, and has, helped thousands of workers.

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes $200k in Fines After Two Workers Suffer Injuries in Separate Incidents at a Northern Wisconsin Foundry

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes $200k in Fines After Two Workers Suffer Injuries in Separate Incidents at a Northern Wisconsin Foundry

OSHA finds a lack of energy control procedures, inadequate machine guarding, workers exposed to occupational noise and respirable crystalline silica.

Everything You Need to Know About OSHA

Episode 107

Everything You Need to Know About OSHA's Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard to protect workers from Covid-19 has been published. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Ashley Brightwell, partner in Alston & Bird’s Labor & Employment Group, about what employers should know about the new ETS.

Vaccinated People can still Transmit COVID-19, but it’s Not as Common as Unvaccinated Transmission

Vaccinated People can still Transmit COVID-19, but it’s Not as Common as Unvaccinated Transmission

Those who are vaccinated can still be infected with COVID-19 but are much less likely to catch it.

Covid-19 Vaccine Program for Kids “will be running at full strength” beginning November 8

Covid-19 Vaccine Program for Kids “will be running at full strength” beginning November 8

The pathway is being cleared for vaccination of the youngest age group yet in the United States.

OSHA Publishes Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from Covid-19

OSHA has published its ETS to protect workers from Covid-19. Heres' what's included:

BCSP Announces New Virtual Event for Safety Professionals

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals is looking to advance worker safety and enhance careers.

Experts Predict an Extreme Flu Season: Encouraging Employees to Stay Healthy

Experts Predict an Extreme Flu Season: Encouraging Employees to Stay Healthy

While employees are still trying to navigate Covid-19, an old, but potentially severe, illness is circling back around.

OSHA Emergency Rule on Covid-19 to be Published Soon

OSHA Emergency Rule on Covid-19 to be Published Soon

The Department of Labor said that OSHA's Covid-19 emergency rule for employers with 100 employees or more could be published before the end of the week.

New Data Shows Road Deaths are on the Rise

New Data Shows Road Deaths are on the Rise

According to new information from the U.S. Department of Transportation, road fatalities spiked in the first six months of 2021.

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

Episode 106

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

What are some of the things you can do to ensure your lockout/tagout program are compliant with OSHA's standards? Find out in this episode of OH&S SafetyPod as Editor Sydny Shepard walks you through the top thee components of an energy control program.

Investigation of Deadly Trench Collapse finds Colorado Company Exposed Workers to Excavation Hazards

Investigation of Deadly Trench Collapse finds Colorado Company Exposed Workers to Excavation Hazards

OSHA cites Dunaway Excavating Inc. for four violations and proposes $208K in penalties.

How Location Tracking Improves Worker Safety

How Location Tracking Improves Worker Safety

Some industries are inherently more dangerous than others, employers need to do all they can to make their workplaces safe.

OSHA to Reestablish Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

OSHA to Reestablish Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

U.S. DOL advises Secretary on workplace safety for federal workers.