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Technology: Transforming Safety for Workers and Communities Alike

Thanks to the advances in digital data capture and recording by sensors and devices, information is a commodity that is not in short supply.

New York City Sees Drop in Workplace Construction Site Injuries

New York City Sees Drop in Workplace Construction Site Injuries

New York City’s Local Law 196 helped set a significant drop in construction injuries into motion.

Cornell University Gets Green Light on Food Processing Facility Study

Top food processing companies will participate in a Cornell University project that will analyze strategies to reduce coronavirus transmission in processing plants.



Vermont Governor Announces Second Round of Hazard Pay for Essential Workers

Workers who meet the set requirements could receive up to $2,000 in hazard pay.

Protecting Poll Workers Starts with Voters

Protecting Poll Workers Starts with Voters

As early voting continues and Election Day approaches, poll workers are at risk of coming into contact with infected voters.

Catering to Employee’s Mental Health Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Employee mental health has suffered as the stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected worker’s personal and professional lives.

How to Deal with Employees in the Midst of a Pandemic

As countries are slowly starting to go back to the way things were and employees go back to the office, a problem most employers face is how to deal with their employees during these difficult times.

British Study Outlines Lowered Strength of Coronavirus Antibodies

British Study Outlines Lowered Strength of Coronavirus Antibodies

A British study that began in June reveals that COVID-19 antibodies do not have a lasting effect toward immunity.

Thousands of New Coronavirus Cases Set New U.S. Record

The new record number of cases surpassed 85,000.

Problems with Safety Management: Management and Practices Issues

OSHA standards are primarily focused on worksite conditions, so such exposures should be identified and addressed before workers are exposed to them.

Washington Starts Process of Developing Wildfire Smoke Worker Safety Rules

Washington Starts Process of Developing Wildfire Smoke Worker Safety Rules

After a series of debilitating wildfires on the west coast, Washington is mapping out worker safety rules to protect employees from the dangerous effects of wildfire smoke.

Safety Speak: Target OSHA Citations, Flu Season, and When Will We See a COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Safety Speak: Target OSHA Citations, Flu Season, and When Will We See a COVID-19 Vaccine?

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, we will discuss big box retailer Target’s OSHA citations, how pharmacies are preparing for the highly anticipated flu season and at the end, I will go in-depth on what we know about a possible COVID-19 vaccination and plans to administer it.

NIOSH Signs MOU with National Fire Protection Association

NIOSH Signs MOU with National Fire Protection Association

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will work with the National Fire Protection Association to improve the safety of emergency responders using technology.

Over One Hundred Businesses Cited and Fined by OSHA for Coronavirus Related Violations Since March

Many of the 112 citations have been given out in the month of October.

How Manufacturers Can Meet New Health and Safety Standards

As we all work together in the fight against the public health crisis, it’s imperative to continue to prioritize hygiene best practices in everyday operations.

Meatpacking Industry Voices Concerns about OSHA Citations

Meatpacking Industry Voices Concerns about OSHA Citations

The meatpacking industry feels that its employees are at risk of contracting COVID-19 after plant outbreaks.

CCOHS Creates Online Safety Tool Kit for Employers

The tool kit was created to bridge the gap between expert information and employers to maximize employee safety.

Texas Assistant Professor Receives $10,000 Grant

Texas Assistant Professor Receives $10,000 Grant

UTSA assistant professor will use technology to help advance steel worker safety.

Texas Teenager's Research Leads to Discovery of Potential Coronavirus Treatment

The Frisco teenager won $25,000 for her finding of a molecule that can bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

States Submit COVID-19 Vaccine Plans to the CDC

States Submit COVID 19 Vaccine Plans to the CDC

States have unveiled their plans to distribute the coronavirus vaccine, which, as of yet, has not been approved by the FDA.

OSHA Confirms Effectiveness of N95 Respirators in New FAQ

The misconception that coronavirus particles are too small to be filtered by the N95 respirator is corrected in the new set of Frequently Asked Questions.

Hazard Communication: An Employer

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OH&S SafetyPod: Hazard Communication — An Employer's Guide to Understanding HazCom

Hazard Communication has consistently sat near the top of OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for quite a while now. To understand why, and dive a little deeper into the subject, I interviewed Stephen Badger, a safety management consultant with 34 years’ experience with Hazard Communication. Check out this episode to learn more about the history of the standard, the requirements to comply and how you can avoid citations.

CVS Health to Hire Thousands of Pharmacy Workers this Winter

CVS Health to Hire Thousands of Pharmacy Workers this Winter

The additional hires will help the influx of patients that will contract the flu or coronavirus as temperatures drop and the number of illnesses across the country rise.

Target Corp. Enters Settlement Agreement with OSHA

The retail company will pay $464,750 in penalties for storage hazards and safety violations in stores.

Safety Speak: Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs, OSHA

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Safety Speak: Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs, OSHA's COVID-19 Recording Requirements and a New Electrical Safety Campaign

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard reports the top 25 most dangerous jobs in America, the NFPA's new campaign for electrical safety and how OSHA has refined its COVID-19 recording requirements.

CDC Sets Deadlines for COVID-19 Vaccine Plans

Plans for coronavirus vaccine distribution have been set in motion despite the absence of an FDA approved vaccine.

Arizona Fire Department Utilizes Drones to Ensure Safety of Firefighters

Arizona Fire Department Utilizes Drones to Ensure Safety of Firefighters

Scottsdale’s fire department enrolled 14 firefighters into a drone-pilot program to make their missions safer and more efficient.

FDA Plans to Prioritize Laboratory Safety in Safety Initiative Overhaul

The agency’s upcoming changes will be an effort to continue innovations that became necessary because of COVID-19.

Everyone is Responsible for Safety

Each individual may assume that since everyone is responsible, there are others in the area who can take action. The end result may actually be that everyone present is going to make that very same assumption, and no one will actually do anything to further the cause of safety.

MIOSHA Issues Emergency COVID-19 Rules

MIOSHA Issues Emergency COVID-19 Rules

Michigan’s governor collaborated with MIOSHA to introduce new guidelines for employers to follow in the wake of COVID-19.