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Washington Starts Process of Developing Wildfire Smoke Worker Safety Rules

Washington Starts Process of Developing Wildfire Smoke Worker Safety Rules

After a series of debilitating wildfires on the west coast, Washington is mapping out worker safety rules to protect employees from the dangerous effects of wildfire smoke.

Thousands of New Coronavirus Cases Set New U.S. Record

The new record number of cases surpassed 85,000.

Problems with Safety Management: Management and Practices Issues

OSHA standards are primarily focused on worksite conditions, so such exposures should be identified and addressed before workers are exposed to them.



How Manufacturers Can Meet New Health and Safety Standards

As we all work together in the fight against the public health crisis, it’s imperative to continue to prioritize hygiene best practices in everyday operations.

Over One Hundred Businesses Cited and Fined by OSHA for Coronavirus Related Violations Since March

Many of the 112 citations have been given out in the month of October.

Safety Speak: Target OSHA Citations, Flu Season, and When Will We See a COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Safety Speak: Target OSHA Citations, Flu Season, and When Will We See a COVID-19 Vaccine?

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, we will discuss big box retailer Target’s OSHA citations, how pharmacies are preparing for the highly anticipated flu season and at the end, I will go in-depth on what we know about a possible COVID-19 vaccination and plans to administer it.

NIOSH Signs MOU with National Fire Protection Association

NIOSH Signs MOU with National Fire Protection Association

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will work with the National Fire Protection Association to improve the safety of emergency responders using technology.

CCOHS Creates Online Safety Tool Kit for Employers

The tool kit was created to bridge the gap between expert information and employers to maximize employee safety.

Meatpacking Industry Voices Concerns about OSHA Citations

Meatpacking Industry Voices Concerns about OSHA Citations

The meatpacking industry feels that its employees are at risk of contracting COVID-19 after plant outbreaks.

Texas Teenager's Research Leads to Discovery of Potential Coronavirus Treatment

The Frisco teenager won $25,000 for her finding of a molecule that can bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Texas Assistant Professor Receives $10,000 Grant

Texas Assistant Professor Receives $10,000 Grant

UTSA assistant professor will use technology to help advance steel worker safety.

Hazard Communication: An Employer

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OH&S SafetyPod: Hazard Communication — An Employer's Guide to Understanding HazCom

Hazard Communication has consistently sat near the top of OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for quite a while now. To understand why, and dive a little deeper into the subject, I interviewed Stephen Badger, a safety management consultant with 34 years’ experience with Hazard Communication. Check out this episode to learn more about the history of the standard, the requirements to comply and how you can avoid citations.

OSHA Confirms Effectiveness of N95 Respirators in New FAQ

The misconception that coronavirus particles are too small to be filtered by the N95 respirator is corrected in the new set of Frequently Asked Questions.

States Submit COVID-19 Vaccine Plans to the CDC

States Submit COVID 19 Vaccine Plans to the CDC

States have unveiled their plans to distribute the coronavirus vaccine, which, as of yet, has not been approved by the FDA.

Target Corp. Enters Settlement Agreement with OSHA

The retail company will pay $464,750 in penalties for storage hazards and safety violations in stores.

CVS Health to Hire Thousands of Pharmacy Workers this Winter

CVS Health to Hire Thousands of Pharmacy Workers this Winter

The additional hires will help the influx of patients that will contract the flu or coronavirus as temperatures drop and the number of illnesses across the country rise.

Arizona Fire Department Utilizes Drones to Ensure Safety of Firefighters

Arizona Fire Department Utilizes Drones to Ensure Safety of Firefighters

Scottsdale’s fire department enrolled 14 firefighters into a drone-pilot program to make their missions safer and more efficient.

Safety Speak: Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs, OSHA

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Safety Speak: Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs, OSHA's COVID-19 Recording Requirements and a New Electrical Safety Campaign

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard reports the top 25 most dangerous jobs in America, the NFPA's new campaign for electrical safety and how OSHA has refined its COVID-19 recording requirements.

CDC Sets Deadlines for COVID-19 Vaccine Plans

Plans for coronavirus vaccine distribution have been set in motion despite the absence of an FDA approved vaccine.

Everyone is Responsible for Safety

Each individual may assume that since everyone is responsible, there are others in the area who can take action. The end result may actually be that everyone present is going to make that very same assumption, and no one will actually do anything to further the cause of safety.

MIOSHA Issues Emergency COVID-19 Rules

MIOSHA Issues Emergency COVID-19 Rules

Michigan’s governor collaborated with MIOSHA to introduce new guidelines for employers to follow in the wake of COVID-19.

FDA Plans to Prioritize Laboratory Safety in Safety Initiative Overhaul

The agency’s upcoming changes will be an effort to continue innovations that became necessary because of COVID-19.

Canadian Government Gives Millions in Aid to Agricultural Workers

Canadian Government Gives Millions in Aid to Agricultural Workers

A total of $26.6 million will go toward agriculture and food worker relief in Canada.

COVID-19: Testing A New Consideration for Workplace Safety

As part of an employer’s responsibility to maintain a safe work environment, companies are continuously responding to risks. Today, one of the greatest threats to employee well-being, and ultimately a company’s ability to operate, is COVID-19.

Most Dangerous Jobs in the Country Exist Within the Construction Industry

Despite declines in workplace injuries in recent years, the construction industry remains one of the most dangerous in America.

Hotel Workers Set to Lose Their Jobs As Industry Continues to Struggle

One in four hotel workers is unemployed right now, and the numbers are only expected to increase.

NFPA Launches Video Campaign to Support Worker Safety

NFPA Launches Video Campaign to Support Worker Safety

The Faces of Fire/Electrical Campaign has, so far, featured interviews with two real electrical utility workers who were injured on the job.

Has the Pandemic Added a Sixth Step to Traditional Construction Protective Wear?

PPE has and will always be an absolute must for keeping workers in construction safe, but the pandemic is bringing new challenges to the industry every week.

Upholding Workplace Hygiene

A checklist of all the key workplace PPE an expert suggests to maintain a safe workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.

Michigan City to Contest Recent MIOSHA Citations

Port Huron, the only city in a recent batch of businesses fined by MIOSHA for coronavirus violations, denies not following protocol.