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OH&S SafetyPod: Your FR/AR Safety PPE Questions—Answered: Global Standards

Episode 41

OH&S SafetyPod: Your FR/AR Safety PPE Questions—Answered: Global Standards

Interested in how to create an effective FR/AR program that works globally? Tune in as Editor Sydny Shepard talks with Paul Castelli, Westex's International Sales Director, about standards and certifications that transcend location.

Meeting Safety Management Challenges

To manage effectively, management needs information which tells them in real time how well the organizational systems are meeting business challenges, customer needs, innovation and growth.

Take Precautions to Stay Safe During Thanksgiving Amid the Pandemic

Take Precautions to Stay Safe During Thanksgiving Amid the Pandemic

Safety comes first when hosting gatherings for Thanksgiving this year.



New Research Reports Possible Long-Lasting Immunity to COVID-19

New Research Reports Possible Long-Lasting Immunity to COVID-19

Research collected from recovered coronavirus patients suggests long term immunity to the virus is possible.

OSHA Highlights Importance of Worker Safety During The Holidays

OSHA provides resources for employers and employees to defer to for the upcoming holiday season.

Safety Speak: Correctional Worker Safety, Office Ventilation and Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

Episode 40

Safety Speak: Correctional Worker Safety, Office Ventilation and Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

On this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, we will discuss a new grant supporting research for the health and safety of correctional workers, a new OSHA guidance on ventilation for workplaces and how the CDC recommends you spend your Thanksgiving.

NSC Estimates High Number of Roadway Fatalities During Thanksgiving Holiday

NSC Estimates High Number of Roadway Fatalities During Thanksgiving Holiday

The NSC projects record high roadway fatalities during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday period.

U.S. Companies Pivot to Meet Demand for PPE During COVID-19 Crisis

The pandemic led several companies to begin producing PPE in order to fill a large void in availability.

First At-Home Coronavirus Test Approved by FDA

First At-Home Coronavirus Test Approved by FDA

The first at-home COVID-19 test will soon be available for $50.

OSHA Updates FAQ to Include Comment on Cloth Face Masks

The updated FAQ addresses the question of whether cloth face masks qualify as PPE.

Meatpacking Industry Achieves Record Low Workplace Injury Rate

Meatpacking Industry Achieves Record Low Workplace Injury Rate

The incidence rate at meatpacking plants was only four per 100 workers in 2019.

Maintaining Sustainable Practices Is Possible Amid The Growing Demand for PPE

Sustainability is a hot topic, but does it have any real meaning for industrial PPE?

Construction Company Fined Over $90,000 After Fall Protection and Safety Violations

A Washington state construction company was fined $92,000 after failing to enforce fall protection use among employees.

OOIDA Says Hair Testing Will Not Stop Truck Driver Crashes

With the possible implementation of hair testing for truck drivers, the OOIDA argues that it is ineffective and costly.

Moderna Announces Coronavirus Vaccine With 95.5% Success Rate

Moderna Announces Coronavirus Vaccine With 95.5% Success Rate

Moderna Inc. claims that its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective—a higher rate than Pfizer’s vaccine.

Department of Labor Proposes Rule To Clarify Independent Contractor Conundrum

An employee who is mischaracterized as an independent contractor may expose the employer to sizable claims under federal and state laws.

Safety Speak: COVID-19 Vaccination & Treatments—Everything You Need to Know

Episode 39

Safety Speak: COVID-19 Vaccination & Treatments—Everything You Need to Know

In this mini episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses where the vaccine currently stands, what treatments have been approved and how we can continue to protect ourselves from the virus.

MSHA Publishes Confined Spaces Alert

MSHA Publishes Confined Spaces Alert

The MSHA issued a safety alert to help prevent further fatal injuries in confined spaces.

OSHA Issues Guidance For Workplace Ventilation

Employees that are working in person during the pandemic should be working in offices with adequate ventilation to minimize their risk of infection.

CDC Brief Says Masks Also Protect Wearers from COVID-19

CDC Brief Says Masks Also Protect Wearers from COVID-19

The CDC confirms that wearing a cloth mask can protect individuals from catching the coronavirus, not just those around them.

Employees Who Work In An Office Twice As Likely to Develop Coronavirus, Says CDC Report

A CDC report details the increased risk of coronavirus infection that occurs when working in an office as opposed to working remotely.

National Institution of Corrections Sponsors Research to Improve Correctional Worker Safety

National Institution of Corrections Sponsors Research to Improve Correctional Worker Safety

An assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell will develop workplace training for America’s 500,000 correctional officers.

Michigan Gives Coronavirus-Centered Workplace Safety Recommendations

The percentage of positive COVID-19 cases in Michigan has reached 7.5%—a significant increase from last week’s 5.5%.

OH&S SafetyPod: The Importance and Impact of a Strong Safety Training Program

Episode 38

OH&S SafetyPod: The Importance and Impact of a Strong Safety Training Program

Setting expectations and standards through a strong safety training program is just one of the best ways to create a strong safety culture. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Earl Johnson, Director of Safety for the Prepared Foods Segment at Tyson Foods, to discuss the impact and importance of implementing a training program that works for leadership and employees.

FDA Approves COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

FDA Approves COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

The antibody treatment is approved for administration in hospitals and other health care facilities.

OSHA Issues Guidance to Alert Employers of Commonly Cited COVID-19 Standards

OSHA compiled data from heavily cited establishments to create two new resources for employers to use during the current pandemic.

Pfizer Announces Coronavirus Vaccine Data Shows 90% Success Rate

Pfizer Announces Coronavirus Vaccine Data Shows 90% Success Rate

In the midst of a surge in coronavirus cases, Pfizer announced that the COVID-19 vaccine it has been working on appears to be 90% effective.

University of Texas Study Finds Construction Workers At High Risk for Coronavirus Hospitalization

University of Texas Study Finds Construction Workers At High Risk for Coronavirus Hospitalization

Construction workers are five times more likely than other professions to be hospitalized with COVID-19, says a study by the University of Texas at Austin.

United States Sets New Record for Coronavirus Infections

A new peak in COVID-19 hospitalizations was reached on November 5.

Safety Speak: Structural Guide for Fire Fighting, ASSP

Episode 37

Safety Speak: Structural Guide for Fire Fighting, ASSP's Partnership with NECA, and New Coronavirus Rules and Restrictions

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a new structural guide for fire fighting, the ASSP's new partnership with NECA and how states are dealing with the third wave of COVID-19.

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