On December 29, 1970, then-President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Four months later, on April 28, 1971, it went into effect, slowly becoming the gold standard for workplace safety today. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the act going into effect and it is still the primary thing that we turn to when safety is a concern.
In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard discusses the current COVID-19 outlook, how alcohol and substance use has shifted and what employers can be doing to manage all of it.
For many adults, sitting in a training classroom is something to be avoided at all costs. However, training is a necessary part of today's workplace. Companies must provide training to their employees. To help the reluctant learner, trainers can use a variety of techniques that will get the students interested and eager to participate in the training
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Many safety professionals are starting to realize that if they upgrade their programs to the new generation of products, wearer acceptance can increase dramatically.
After lives were taken in Texas and Oklahoma less than one year apart, OSHA decided it was time to intervene.
The Regional Emphasis Program was created to reduce employees’ harm when working in the transportation tank cleaning industry.
The campaign was created to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program.
While not every confined space is hazardous, by its nature, confined spaces carry the potential to become dangerous – sometimes in a matter of seconds.
Silicosis impacts more workers than you may think. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard sits down with CleanSpace Technology's Jon Imms to discuss what silica is and how safety professionals can protect against it.
OSHA is prioritizing a Mid-Atlantic shipyard industry to prevent a healthful workplace.
Many organizations devise operating systems that encompass values and standards specific to their core beliefs about work, people and performance.
JHM Roofing LLC ignored OSHA’s citations due to repeated fall hazards over the past few years.
Preventing injury and loss of life is undeniably the number one reason to strengthen any safety program.
Management should uncover emergency safety shower procedures and equipment that are not doing the job sufficiently or correctly.
Sustained use of vibrating machinery can lead to severe cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome that can be both debilitating and irreversible.
Heavy duty industrial vacuum cleaners can eliminate the need to enter confined spaces for cleaning, reducing hazards and costs in a variety of ways.
Each industry has its own unique hazards, making the search for a face covering difficult.
In rare instances, procedures like LOTO are overlooked due to blatant disregard.
It’s important to understand the factors that most frequently contribute to construction site fires so that needed steps to minimize associated risks can be taken.
You need a plan of action for your crews to follow in the event of a fall.
Occupational hazards require continuous assessment and evaluation to ensure the sustainment of zero hazard occurrences.
It’s no surprise there is an increase in leading organizations transitioning into digital worksites.
Communication is key when it comes to success in the workplace.
Labs are often home for some of the most dangerous hazards. Here’s how employees can stay safe.
The respiratory protection standard includes a requirement for a medical clearance for required use of tight-fitting respirators and for some specific respirators even with voluntary use.
Leaving the worksite pain free for activities outside of work is critical for a healthy worker and a safer jobsite.
Six people died and 12 more were injured in a preventable incident at a poultry plant last January. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard details OSHA's investigation and dives into workplace violence, COVID-19 vaccination mandates and more.
Manufacturers have begun combining the newest innovations and technologies to suit specific applications and industries.
Because construction was specifically excluded from following the general industry confined space standard, OSHA would have to cite concerns in the construction industry under several different areas.