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Focusing on Fatal Risk:  Why PSIFs Should be the Foundation  of Your Hazard Assessment

Episode 86

Focusing on Fatal Risk: Why PSIFs Should be the Foundation of Your Hazard Assessment

What's a PSIF and why is it so important to the safety of your facility? In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Fastenal's Joseph Solheid to define this term and describe how safety professionals can use it to their advantage.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dredging Manufacturer after Investigation into Worker’s Death

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dredging Manufacturer after Investigation into Worker’s Death

OSHA investigation finds that safety procedures could have prevented the tragedy.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Four Companies after Investigation shows Six Deaths were Preventable

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Four Companies after Investigation shows Six Deaths were Preventable

OSHA finds these companies have a total of 59 safety and health violations.



Americans See Steepest Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

Episode 85

Americans See Steepest Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a new partnership between NIOSH and ASA to protect temporary workers, new data on the latest decline in life expectancy and research that shows heat-related injuries might be significantly underreported.

A Roofing Contractor Violates its Agreement to Protect its Workers and Faces More Than $600K in Penalties

A Roofing Contractor Violates its Agreement to Protect its Workers and Faces More Than $600K in Penalties

Janiec Roofing Inc. does not comply with OSHA’s previous settlement agreement.

U.S. Life Expectancy Faced its Biggest Drop since WWII

U.S. Life Expectancy Faced its Biggest Drop since WWII

Life expectancy declined by an average of 1.5 years in 2020 for Americans.

Study Shows Heat Injuries in the U.S. are found to be Undercounted

Study Shows Heat Injuries in the U.S. are found to be Undercounted

Thousands of heat injuries across the country went unaccounted for.

Metal Stamping Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Amputation Dangers Leading to a Worker Suffering a Severe Injury

Metal Stamping Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Amputation Dangers Leading to a Worker Suffering a Severe Injury

A federal inspection of D&D Manufacturing Inc. in El Paso, TX leads to a $412,750 fine.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Three Employers at Missouri Residential Care Facility

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Three Employers at Missouri Residential Care Facility

OSHA claims three companies did not take the proper steps to contain potential residue containing asbestos.

Avon Construction Company Owner Sentenced to Jail by Colorado Court

Avon Construction Company Owner Sentenced to Jail by Colorado Court

A restitution is ordered for a family of a worker killed in a Granby Trench collapse.

A New Partnership is Created to Promote the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers

A New Partnership is Created to Promote the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers

The alliance is between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the American Staffing Association.

DOL Asks for Funding to Mass Hire OSHA Investigators

Episode 84

DOL Asks for Funding to Mass Hire OSHA Investigators

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard talks about OSHA's latest revision to the National Emphasis Program for COVID-19, DOL's attempt to increase funding to hire OSHA investigators and the CDC's latest data on drug overdoses.

Milwaukee Metal Fabricating Facility Cited for Failing to Implement Hearing Conservation and Machine Safety Programs

Milwaukee Metal Fabricating Facility Cited for Failing to Implement Hearing Conservation and Machine Safety Programs

Tramont Manufacturing LLC ignored hazards found during inspections in 2020.

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Suggests More Jobs for Wage and Safety Inspectors

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Suggests More Jobs for Wage and Safety Inspectors

OSHA may receive the funds necessary to increase jobs for investigators.

Updated Enforcement Guidance for the Tree Care Industry is Implemented

Updated Enforcement Guidance for the Tree Care Industry is Implemented

Many of the hazards found in tree care and tree removal operations are addressed by OSHA’s General Industry standards, now it’s time for an update.

Drug Overdose Deaths Accelerated and Broke Records in 2020

Drug Overdose Deaths Accelerated and Broke Records in 2020

CDC data shows the highest number of deaths from overdoses were recorded last year.

OSHA Signs an Alliance to Protect Workers from Grain Handling Hazards

OSHA Signs an Alliance to Protect Workers from Grain Handling Hazards

The Ohio Agribusiness Association partners with OSHA to help train workers.

The State of Washington Issues an Emergency Outdoor Heat Exposure Rule for Workers Following an Extreme Temperature Spike

The State of Washington Issues an Emergency Outdoor Heat Exposure Rule for Workers Following an Extreme Temperature Spike

Washington is now the third state to regulate outdoor work conditions under extreme heat.

OSHA Revises its National Emphasis Program for Safer Precautions Against COVID-19

OSHA Revises its National Emphasis Program for Safer Precautions Against COVID-19

Changes and updates are made to the Interim Enforcement Response Program.

New Emergency Heat Rule, Addressing Mental Health Stigma and the Delta Variant

Episode 83

New Emergency Heat Rule, Addressing Mental Health Stigma and the Delta Variant

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard discusses the extreme heat in Oregon, the stigma against mental health in the workplace and COVID-19 vaccinations and variants.

Advocates Say Heat Rules are the now the Most Protective in Oregon

Advocates Say Heat Rules are now the Most Protective in Oregon

After the extreme heat wave the Pacific Northwest faced in June, new safety precautions are now set in stone.

Texas Businesses Fined After Violating OSHA COVID-19 Standards

Texas Businesses Fined After Violating OSHA COVID-19 Standards

24 Texas businesses faced more than $200,000 dollars in initial fines.

Mental Health Importance is Finally Being Recognized in the Majority of the Workplace

Mental Health Importance is Finally Being Recognized in the Majority of the Workplace

A new study conducted shows 70 percent of U.S. employees now recognize mental health as a serious issue at work.

Three Whistleblower Retaliation Cases Result in Violations and Citations

Three Whistleblower Retaliation Cases Result in Violations and Citations

The U.S. Department of Labor announces its decisions in cases related to whistleblower retaliation.

Four Tips from Employees on an Easier Transition Back to the Workplace

Four Tips from Employees on an Easier Transition Back to the Workplace

Some employees and workers are apprehensive to get back to the office; here are tips provided for a more welcoming approach back.

COVID-19 Death Toll in June Went Hand in Hand with Those Who Were Not Vaccinated

COVID-19 Death Toll in June Went Hand in Hand with Those Who Were Not Vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci pleads Americans to take advantage of vaccine availability.