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BCSP Announces Award of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the organization's most prestigious awards.

Maintaining Health and Safety During Takeaway and Curbside Pickups

Maintaining Health and Safety During Takeaway and Curbside Pickups

Although food delivery during the pandemic has been a saving grace for restaurants, it presents health and safety challenges that need to be addressed.

Biden Chooses Steel Worker Safety Official for OSHA Leadership Position

Former United Steelworkers safety official Jim Frederick will act as OSHA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor.



Meatpacking Industry Pushes for Worker Vaccinations

Meatpacking Industry Pushes for Worker Vaccinations

Big meatpacking companies like Tyson and JBS are working to get their employees vaccination quickly to avoid more coronavirus cases in meatpacking facilities.

COVID-19 Response Services

Health and safety companies have developed unique solutions to assist organizations in their desire to overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Relief Package Includes Worker Safety

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Relief Package Includes Worker Safety

President-elect Joe Biden will push for an OSHA standard to protect workers from COVID-19.

Keeping Injury Records for Every Establishment

Employers covered by the injury and illness recordkeeping provisions of Part 1904 must create and maintain a 300 Log for each establishment. Understanding how OSHA defines an “establishment” is critical to complying with those requirements.

Safety Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implementing A Digital JHA Tool

The Job Hazard Analysis process focuses on job tasks to identify hazards before they occur.

Combustible Dust: Sampling, Testing and Removal with Dr. Russell Ogle

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Combustible Dust: Sampling, Testing and Removal with Dr. Russell Ogle

Editor Sydny Shepard and Dr. Russell Ogle get into the nitty gritty of understanding the kinds of dust present in your facility.

General Recordkeeping Criteria in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we do business in this country. Workers who are able to are now working from home, and workers who are in construction or manufacturing are practicing social distancing on the job. Healthcare workers, social workers, and others who have contact with the public must take extra precautions to protect themselves from exposures to the coronavirus.

2021 Freight and Shipping Employee Safety Trends

2020 highlighted how much health and safety oversight there was in the industry, emphasizing the need for better insights.

Pennsylvania Governor Announces $4.7 Million Grants for Worker Training

Pennsylvania Governor Announces $4.7 Million Grants for Worker Training

Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership will supply 28 Pennsylvania businesses with grants to train their workers.

Safety Speak: OSHA & The Biden Administration—What to Expect

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Safety Speak: OSHA & The Biden Administration—What to Expect

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses anticipated changes safety professionals should look out for after the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021.

OSHA Announces Annual Adjustments to Civil Penalties

OSHA Announces Annual Adjustments to Civil Penalties

The adjustments to the civil penalty amounts take effect on Jan. 15.

OSHA Updates Its Injury and Illness Inspection Program

Establishments that have more than 20 employees and high injury and illness rates are the targets for this program.

CDC Announces New Coronavirus Testing Rule for Air Travel

CDC Announces New Coronavirus Testing Rule for Air Travel

Starting Jan. 26, all incoming United States passengers must provide a negative COVID-19 test.

2021 Flu Season: The Pandemic Edition

Ultimately, to be successful in this effort, several best practices should be integrated into every cleaning program for optimal results.

BGE Fined Over $400,000 For Violations Related to 2019 Gas Explosion

In addition to paying the fine, the Baltimore Gas and Electric company will upgrade their gas lines to prevent other explosions from occurring.

Lockheed Martin Corp. Will Pay $700,000 in Back Wages After DOL Investigation

Lockheed Martin Corp. was found guilty of race-based discrimination during the hiring process for positions in their RMS Engineering and Technology Unit.

Alberta, Canada Law Alters Occupational Health and Safety Act

Alberta, Canada Law Alters Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act was approved by parliament on December 9, 2020.

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Split-Worker Compensation

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Split-Worker Compensation

The Wage and Hour Division clarified when travel during the work day is compensable and when it is not.

Obsoleting the Absence of Voltage Test

The door is now wide open for plenty of innovation on AVTs.

Safety Speak: New Guidance on FFCRA, OSHA Deadline for Injury and Illness Records and COVID-19 Vaccines

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Safety Speak: New Guidance on FFCRA, OSHA Deadline for Injury and Illness Records and COVID-19 Vaccines

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the a new FAQ set up for those who have questions about the expired FFCRA, OSHA's impended deadlines for your Form 300A and updates on the vaccination rollout in the U.S.

President-elect Biden Names New Additions to Economic Team

The administration rounds out its economic team with picks for labor secretary, commerce secretary and head of the Small Business Administration.

Indiana OSHA Fines Steel Mill $21,000 For Safety Violations That Lead to Worker’s Death

Indiana OSHA Fines Steel Mill $21,000 For Safety Violations That Lead to Worker’s Death

Findings from inspections that occurred between July and November resulted in three fines of $7,000.

Five Benefits Of CPR Training In The Workplace

CPR training can be a lifesaving skill when used properly at work.

Ontario Government Funds Safety Measures for Forestry Jobs

Ontario Government Funds Safety Measures for Forestry Jobs

Forestry businesses, which were declared essential in Canada, will receive support from the Ontario government to aid in workplace safety.

Department of Labor Announces Final Rule That Clarifies Independent Contractor Status

The rule, which clarifies the terms of independent contractor status, takes effect on March 8.

Employees Filed Hundreds of Worker Safety Lawsuits in 2020

Employees Filed Hundreds of Worker Safety Lawsuits in 2020

Out of over 1,000 workplace lawsuits that were filed, 200 concerned coronavirus safety protocols.

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Expiration of Paid Sick and Medical Leave

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Expiration of Paid Sick and Medical Leave

The department’s Wage and Hour Division created an FAQ to answer questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expiration.