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Safety Speak: New Information Released on the Fatal Poultry Plant Gas Leak in Georgia

Episode 54

Safety Speak: New Information Released on the Fatal Poultry Plant Gas Leak in Georgia

Editor Sydny Shepard goes over the newest information from the Chemical Safety Board on the gas leak at a Georgia poultry plant that killed 6 people.

The Manual Handling Technology That is Saying Goodbye to Workers Comp Claims

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The Manual Handling Technology That is Saying Goodbye to Workers Comp Claims

Get ready, safety leaders - are you geared up to push the boundaries of manual handling safety? Pretty soon your workers will be wanting these pocket-sized wearables to assist them to move safe at work.

Health Organizations Petition Safety Agencies to Issue Occupational COVID-19 Guidance

Health Organizations Petition Safety Agencies to Issue Occupational COVID-19 Guidance

The American Industrial Hygiene Association joined with eight other organizations to call on OSHA and the CDC to create coronavirus guidelines.



OSHA Cites Rail Car Company for Confined Spaces Violations

Trinity Rail and Maintenance Services Inc. was cited for 11 serious violations after the death of two employees in August.

Workplace Coronavirus Complaints Surge in North Carolina

Workers in North Carolina are advocating for a statewide COVID-19 workplace mandate.

CDC Study Says Double Masks Offer More COVID-19 Protection

CDC Study Says Double Masks Offer More COVID-19 Protection

Wearing two masks blocks 92.5 percent of respiratory particles that could carry the coronavirus.

What OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Guidance Means for Employers

While this guidance does not create new legal obligations, employers should note that new legal obligations from OSHA relating to COVID-19 are likely forthcoming.

American Industrial Hygiene Association Wins CDC Award

American Industrial Hygiene Association Wins CDC Award

The AIHA was awarded $500,000 from the CDC for the development of worker safety resources.

OSHA Could Look to Virginia's COVID-19 Safety Rule for Nationwide Standard

Industry experts have praised Virginia’s Jan. 27 COVID-19 worker safety rule.

American Burn Association’s Burn Awareness Week Begins

American Burn Association’s Burn Awareness Week Begins

The annual Burn Awareness Week will run from Feb. 7 to Feb. 13

Johnson & Johnson Requests Emergency Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson Requests Emergency Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine

The company’s 72% effective vaccine will only require one dose.

Safety Speak: Nonfatal Injury Trends in the Construction Industry

Episode 53

Safety Speak: Nonfatal Injury Trends in the Construction Industry

On this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the new OSHA guidance on COVID-19, the Center for Construction Research and Training’s new bulletin on nonfatal injury trends in the construction industry as well as news and studies surrounding transportation safety.

OSHA Issues Proposed Update to Hazard Communication Standard

The proposed update to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard was issued on Feb. 5.

ISO 45001: Emerging Standards in Safety Training

ISO 45001: Emerging Standards in Safety Training

In March 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use, the world’s first International Standard addressing workplace health and safety.

More People are Using Their Phones While Working, Says Survey

56% of people polled said they feel it is their right to use their phones while they are working.

Companies Offer Incentives for Vaccinated Workers

Companies Offer Incentives for Vaccinated Workers

Sixty percent of workers polled by Perceptyx said they would get the COVID-19 vaccine if given a $100 incentive.

New York City Construction Workers Must be Trained By March 1

Construction workers in New York City will need to complete Site Safety Training by March 1.

Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

After his Feb 2. Senate confirmation, he is expected to oversee the rebuilding of America’s roads and help strengthen transportation systems.

New Strains of COVID-19: What Does This Mean for Vaccination?

With coronavirus variants from places like the United Kingdom and Brazil now in the United States, more vigilant practices are necessary to prevent the spread of the virus.

Poultry Plant Gas Leak Under OSHA Investigation

Poultry Plant Gas Leak Under OSHA Investigation

A Jan. 28 nitrogen gas leak killed six people and injured 12 others.

Misconceptions on Absence of Voltage Testing

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no such thing as absolute zero risk.

Minnesota Introduces Safety Bill for Meatpacking Workers

Minnesota Introduces Safety Bill for Meatpacking Workers

If the legislation is passed, meatpacking employers would be required to provide paid sick leave and PPE to their employees.

Assessing Dangers of Dust Explosions

Assessing Dangers of Dust Explosions

Dust explosions pose a severe hazard in the workplace, but there many ways to detect danger before a problem occurs.

Safety Speak: When will the COVID-19 Vaccine be Available to Industrial Workers?

Episode 52

Safety Speak: When will the COVID-19 Vaccine be Available to Industrial Workers?

In this episode, listeners will hear about a new partnership between EPA and OSHA, Virginia's new permanent COVID-19 workplace safety standards and when industrial workers will be able to get the coronavirus vaccine.

How to Avoid the Price Explosion in Disposable Gloves

How to Avoid the Price Explosion in Disposable Gloves

In today’s world, disposable gloves have become both increasingly scarce and expensive, making alternatives more necessary than ever.

Get the Upper Hand on GHS Label Compliance

Get the Upper Hand on GHS Label Compliance

Simple SDS-to-label compliance cross-checks, expert design tips and more.

Drinkable PPE: Are You Protecting Your Workers from the Inside Out?

Drinkable PPE: Are You Protecting Your Workers from the Inside Out?

Hydration is often a second thought while completing a rigorous work day, though it should be a primary focus.

Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry

Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry

Keeping employees on their feet takes more than a casual reminder to “watch your step” during daily toolbox talks.

7 Habits of Deeply Confident Leaders

Deeply Confident Leaders have an awareness of both the positive and negative activities in their workplace, which leaves them equipped to handle whatever problems may arise.

Safety Shower Solutions in Freezing and Challenging Work Environments

Safety Shower Solutions in Freezing and Challenging Work Environments

Chemicals pose a significant threat to worker safety, so there must be protocols in place and proper equipment available to prevent harm while on the job.