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A Mask User Guide: Which Protects You Best?

A Mask User Guide: Which Protects You Best?

Face coverings are recommended across the country and required in many places. But how do you know what type of mask, or fabric, is best? Here’s a user guide to understanding your options.

Columbia Southern University Adds Four Program Concentrations

Columbia Southern University designs program focuses to meet evolving industry trends.

Las Vegas Workers Sue Casinos over COVID-19

Earlier this week, casino workers sued Las Vegas casinos after reports that many workers fell ill to COVID-19. The lawsuit complains that the casinos did not require workers to wear face masks.



The Jobless Getting Paid More than the Essential

The Jobless Getting Paid More than the Essential

Back in May, “hero” pay for essential workers largely ended. Now, unemployed individuals are making more than many essential workers who are wondering what they are worth.

The CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Seafood Processing Workers

The CDC, OSHA and FDA recently published an advisory for seafood processing workers and COVD-19 protections.

Healthcare Workers Face Online Threats for Advising the Public

Healthcare Workers Face Online Threats for Advising the Public

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are working overtime to keep up with the increasing numbers of coronavirus patients coming in, and in some areas, hospitals are at near full capacity. While healthcare workers are trying to do their jobs and stay healthy with limited staff and PPE, many are facing threats and fearing for their own safety.

Columbia Southern Delivers Consistency and Career Help for Live From Safety 2020

Another ASSP Safety show has come and gone, and OH&S has enjoyed participating—even virtually. OH&S Live From sponsor, Columbia Southern University (CSU), delivered an impressive amount of resources, tips and course guides despite the unprecedented circumstances.

Tips to Help Employees Manage Diabetes at Work

Diabetes affects many workers, and it's important to know how to prioritize their health and manage unique risks.

Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities

Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities

It’s critical to consider how factors like emergency management, patient flow, security, life safety and infection prevention and control all are affected by construction, and endeavor to minimize the impact work has on occupied spaces.

Education Continues Long After ASSP’s Safety 2020 Conference & Expo

The official three days of the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Safety 2020 Conference & Expo might be over, but sessions are still available for 60 days.

California Adopts First in the Nation Workplace Safety Standards Protecting Nighttime Agricultural Workers from Hazards

Nighttime workers—especially those in agriculture—are exposed to unique risks. Recent standards from California’s OSHA require new standards for agriculture workers and supervisors to increase safety.

Your Workers’ Brain on COVID-19: How Leadership Can Restart a Mindful Workplace

Your Workers’ Brain on COVID-19: How Leadership Can Restart a Mindful Workplace

The world today seems far from "normal." However, managers and employers need to understand how to implement the "new normal" for their workers through leadership, communication and input.

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Prevent Heat Illness during Period of High Heat

With summer comes increased risk of heat-related illness for workers. Employers need to recognize and mitigate these hazards, but Cal/OSHA’s news release can serve as a good guide.

The Fight for Amazon’s Injury Data

The Fight for Amazon’s Injury Data

A dispute has erupted over Amazon’s withholding of government-mandated logs of injuries and illnesses at its warehouses. A federal judge calls it disturbing, but Amazon says it’s commercially sensitive.

OHS SafetyPod: Your FR/AR PPE Questions—Answered: Hygiene & Safety

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OHS SafetyPod: Your FR/AR PPE Questions—Answered: Hygiene & Safety

Stephen Morrill from Westex at Milliken stops by the podcast to talk with OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard about safety professionals' most pressing FR/AR PPE questions where hygiene and safety is concerned.

Bernhard Discusses Safety and Readiness in Construction

The construction industry has had to continue business during the coronavirus pandemic, but this has meant reevaluating their safety measures and worker health policies. Bernhard offers its motto on safety, readiness and adjusting to a pandemic.

ASSP Talks Human Error: Key Trends in Human Performance Presentations

A handful of speakers talked about human error during the three days of ASSP Safety 2020 Virtual. Here are some of the trends and key takeaways.

ASSP Addresses the Younger Workforce: What I Learned as an Industry Newbie and Youth

As the second day of ASSP’s Virtual Safety show for 2020 wraps up, I am absorbing as much as I can about the industry and what the future holds. One discussion I found poignant to myself—and nearly every industry person—was the discussion of Millennials in the workplace.

Is Worker Engagement a Mistake?

Is Worker Engagement a Mistake?

Worker engagement seems like a no-brainer, and ideally, it is. But worker engagement is hard to achieve, and you might be looking at it wrong.

Managing Business Travel Risks in the Post-pandemic Months

Before sending employees on any trips, business managers have to make the health of employees a top priority and take measures to ensure their safety.

Columbia Southern University Brings Courses, Training and More as This Year’s ASSP Live From Sponsor

OH&S is excited to have Columbia Southern University (CSU) as our sponsor for this year’s Live From program for Virtual ASSP 2020. CSU is bringing you everything your safety career needs: certifications, training courses and other career information.

ASSP Safety 2020 Virtual: Creating a Safety Culture with Diversity & Inclusion in Mind

During the first full day of sessions at the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Safety 2020 Virtual Conference and Expo, a panel on diversity and inclusion really stood out.

ASSP Safety 2020 Virtual Kicks Off, Brings Safety Education to Professionals Online

ASSP Safety 2020 Virtual Kicks Off, Brings Safety Education to Professionals Online

American Society of Safety Professionals has officially kicked off its fully virtual event bringing safety education, virtual exhibitor booths and digital networking opportunities to online attendees in just a few clicks.

It’s a Hot 80-Degree Day: Has Your Lone Worker Checked In?

It’s a Hot 80-Degree Day: Has Your Lone Worker Checked In?

Summer heat will affect everyone, but it will be particularly hard on those working in agriculture, spending long hours outside in the blistering temperatures.

Avery Industrial and Partners Introduce COVID-19 Safety & Screening Solutions

Industrial workplaces already have many components that need to be in check to keep workers safe. Luckily, Avery Products Corporation, ID&C and PC/Nametag launched a handful of new products to help industrial employees work safely.

With On-Site Clinics on the Rise, Employers See Productivity and Cost Savings

With On-Site Clinics on the Rise, Employers See Productivity and Cost Savings

On-site clinics are increasingly popular in workplaces, and for good reason. Not only do employees need to monitor their physical and ergonomic health, employers save money by protecting their workers.

National Safety Council Reschedules its Flagship Event, the NSC Congress & Expo

Originally slated for October, the world’s largest annual safety event is moving to spring 2021 in Houston.

Signaling Technology is Critically Important to Maintaining Safety in Crane Hoist Applications

Audible and visible signals reduce risk of dangerous, costly accidents.

Workplace Safety Technology in the Time of COVID-19

Workplace Safety Technology in the Time of COVID-19

The future of workplace safety post-pandemic will include new technologies, including contact tracing and PPE wearables.

Wireless Gas Detectors Bring Connectivity to Confined Space Entries

Wireless Gas Detectors Bring Connectivity to Confined Space Entries

Wireless gas detectors are changing the way we work in confined spaces.

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