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What's New in Respiratory Protection

Understanding the difference in respiratory protection and source control.

The Power of Discovery in Safety

Discovering new safety strategies requires a hands-on approach.

Eight Steps for Ensuring Your Emergency Shower Equipment is Ready for Action

Eight Steps for Ensuring Your Emergency Shower Equipment is Ready for Action

Toxins are living in the showers and eyewashes; we have your guide against the hazards.



OSHA Cites Dollar Tree Store for Safety Hazards

OSHA Cites Dollar Tree Store for Safety Hazards

Beverly Hills, FL Dollar Tree was cited $265,265 in penalties.

Cal/OSHA Cites Sierra Pacific Industries for Fatal Air Compressor Incident

Cal/OSHA Cites Sierra Pacific Industries for Fatal Air Compressor Incident

A California company was cited $108,300 for safety violations.

Americans Wanting to Get Vaccinated Seems to be Declining

Americans Wanting to Get Vaccinated Seems to be Declining

Data suggests numbers keep dropping; President Joe Biden reintroduces potential solutions.

Employee Engagement & Organizational Performance

Employee Engagement & Organizational Performance

Six fundamental elements are believed to increase employee motivation.

Key Indicators of a Strong Safety Culture

Episode 68

Key Indicators of a Strong Safety Culture

Listen in as OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the key indicators of a strong safety culture with Blackline Safety Chief Revenue Officer Sean Stinson.

NIOSH Hosts Annual Stand-Down Events to Protect Workers

NIOSH Hosts Annual Stand-Down Events to Protect Workers

Annual seminars are held by NIOSH to inform employers and workers about fall prevention.

OSHA to Host Virtual Workers Memorial Day on April 28

The virtual event, streaming on YouTube, will honor working people who lost their lives on the job.

Excavation Company Will Soon Increase Trenching Hazard Training for Employees

Excavation Company Will Soon Increase Trenching Hazard Training for Employees

Wagner Construction Inc. signs a settlement agreement with OSHA.

COVID-19 Vaccination Planning: Legal Considerations for Employers

COVID-19 Vaccination Planning: Legal Considerations for Employers

It's in employers' hands to make the call on whether or not their employees should be able to come to work unvaccinated.

Safety Speak: An Update on the American COVID-19 Vaccination Effort

Episode 67

Safety Speak: An Update on the American COVID-19 Vaccination Effort

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard talks about the newly extended comment period for the proposed rule change to the Hazard Communication Standard, a national discussion on teens in the workplace and everything you might need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines.

OSHA Cites Company in Paris, IL after Employee is Left with Facial Burns

OSHA Cites Company in Paris, IL after Employee is Left with Facial Burns

North American Lighting faces $85,826 in penalties due to a lack of safety precautions in the facility.

U.S. Department of Labor Opens National Teen Dialogue

U.S. Department of Labor Opens National Teen Worker Dialogue

The U.S. Department of Labor is creating a national online dialogue dedicated to teen safety in the workplace through April 30, 2021.

FDA Continues to Monitor Safety of Current COVID-19 Vaccines Available to the Public

FDA Continues to Monitor Safety of Current COVID-19 Vaccines Available to the Public

The FDA ensures it is doing its best to make sure each vaccine is completely safe to get.

EPA Settlement with Trucking Company will Improve Facility Safety

EPA Settlement with Trucking Company will Improve Facility Safety

Different stakeholders are involved in the settlement to make sure N&D Transportation Company Inc. in Rhode Island is held accountable.

Stats and Facts: How Many Survey Participants are Reporting Positive COVID-19 Tests?

Stats and Facts: How Many Survey Participants are Reporting Positive COVID-19 Tests?

A survey conducted shows percentages of people who reported being sick, exposed to COVID-19 and why some aren’t reporting it.

Hotel workers: Vulnerable and Alone

Hotel Workers: Vulnerable and Alone

Cities across the country implement policies to keep staff safe from sexual assault and harassment.

How to Select The Right Cutting-Edge Safety Solutions and Get a Leadership Buy-in

How to Select The Right Cutting-Edge Safety Solutions and Get a Leadership Buy-in

It is easier to implement cutting-edge safety solutions when leadership understands and champions the changes.

Surprising Technology Can Prevent Dropped Object Injuries

Surprising Technology Can Prevent Dropped Object Injuries

Dropped objects may look innocuous, but due to the laws of gravity, they are incredibly dangerous.

Safety Speak: The Future of OSHA—Biden Chooses a New Leader

Episode 66

Safety Speak: The Future of OSHA—Biden Chooses a New Leader

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses NIOSH's new tool to measure worker well-being, worker hesitation to returning to the office without COVID-19 vaccines and Biden's nomination for OSHA Head. Who is he and does this nomination mean for the agency?

A New OSHA Leader: What a Corporate Safety and Health Director Has to Say

A New OSHA Leader: What a Corporate Safety and Health Director Has to Say

OH&S conducted an interview with Richard Cerenzio to get his input on the soon-to-be OSHA lead, Doug Parker, and the challenges he may face.

Portland Company Fined for Safety Violations

Portland Company Fined for Safety Violations

Oregon OSHA fines a roofing and painting company for $104,000.

OSHA Extends Comment Period

OSHA Extends Comment Period

Hazard Communication Standards comment period is extended to May 19, 2021.

OSHA Partners with Pennsylvania Companies to Build New Medical Facility

OSHA Partners with Pennsylvania Companies to Build New Medical Facility

A Strategic Partnership Program is created to ensure workers’ safety throughout the construction process.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Tax Preparation Service for COVID-19 Unsafe Work Environment

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Tax Preparation Service for COVID-19 Unsafe Work Environment

A Boston company owner faces high charges for not allowing employees or customers to wear masks or social distance.

The Role of Beliefs in Accident Prevention

The Role of Beliefs in Accident Prevention

An architect guides you on how to stay safe in the work environment.

Statistics Show Employees Prefer COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Upon Returning to Work

Statistics Show Employees Prefer COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Upon Returning to Work

A significant amount of employees don't feel safe going back to the workplace until vaccines are distributed to all of their co-workers.