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U.S. Life Expectancy Faced its Biggest Drop since WWII

U.S. Life Expectancy Faced its Biggest Drop since WWII

Life expectancy declined by an average of 1.5 years in 2020 for Americans.



Study Shows Heat Injuries in the U.S. are found to be Undercounted

Study Shows Heat Injuries in the U.S. are found to be Undercounted

Thousands of heat injuries across the country went unaccounted for.

Metal Stamping Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Amputation Dangers Leading to a Worker Suffering a Severe Injury

Metal Stamping Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Amputation Dangers Leading to a Worker Suffering a Severe Injury

A federal inspection of D&D Manufacturing Inc. in El Paso, TX leads to a $412,750 fine.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Three Employers at Missouri Residential Care Facility

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Three Employers at Missouri Residential Care Facility

OSHA claims three companies did not take the proper steps to contain potential residue containing asbestos.

A New Partnership is Created to Promote the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers

A New Partnership is Created to Promote the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers

The alliance is between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the American Staffing Association.

Avon Construction Company Owner Sentenced to Jail by Colorado Court

Avon Construction Company Owner Sentenced to Jail by Colorado Court

A restitution is ordered for a family of a worker killed in a Granby Trench collapse.

DOL Asks for Funding to Mass Hire OSHA Investigators

Episode 84

DOL Asks for Funding to Mass Hire OSHA Investigators

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard talks about OSHA's latest revision to the National Emphasis Program for COVID-19, DOL's attempt to increase funding to hire OSHA investigators and the CDC's latest data on drug overdoses.

Milwaukee Metal Fabricating Facility Cited for Failing to Implement Hearing Conservation and Machine Safety Programs

Milwaukee Metal Fabricating Facility Cited for Failing to Implement Hearing Conservation and Machine Safety Programs

Tramont Manufacturing LLC ignored hazards found during inspections in 2020.

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Suggests More Jobs for Wage and Safety Inspectors

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Suggests More Jobs for Wage and Safety Inspectors

OSHA may receive the funds necessary to increase jobs for investigators.

Drug Overdose Deaths Accelerated and Broke Records in 2020

Drug Overdose Deaths Accelerated and Broke Records in 2020

CDC data shows the highest number of deaths from overdoses were recorded last year.

Updated Enforcement Guidance for the Tree Care Industry is Implemented

Updated Enforcement Guidance for the Tree Care Industry is Implemented

Many of the hazards found in tree care and tree removal operations are addressed by OSHA’s General Industry standards, now it’s time for an update.

OSHA Signs an Alliance to Protect Workers from Grain Handling Hazards

OSHA Signs an Alliance to Protect Workers from Grain Handling Hazards

The Ohio Agribusiness Association partners with OSHA to help train workers.

The State of Washington Issues an Emergency Outdoor Heat Exposure Rule for Workers Following an Extreme Temperature Spike

The State of Washington Issues an Emergency Outdoor Heat Exposure Rule for Workers Following an Extreme Temperature Spike

Washington is now the third state to regulate outdoor work conditions under extreme heat.

OSHA Revises its National Emphasis Program for Safer Precautions Against COVID-19

OSHA Revises its National Emphasis Program for Safer Precautions Against COVID-19

Changes and updates are made to the Interim Enforcement Response Program.

New Emergency Heat Rule, Addressing Mental Health Stigma and the Delta Variant

Episode 83

New Emergency Heat Rule, Addressing Mental Health Stigma and the Delta Variant

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard discusses the extreme heat in Oregon, the stigma against mental health in the workplace and COVID-19 vaccinations and variants.

Advocates Say Heat Rules are the now the Most Protective in Oregon

Advocates Say Heat Rules are now the Most Protective in Oregon

After the extreme heat wave the Pacific Northwest faced in June, new safety precautions are now set in stone.

Texas Businesses Fined After Violating OSHA COVID-19 Standards

Texas Businesses Fined After Violating OSHA COVID-19 Standards

24 Texas businesses faced more than $200,000 dollars in initial fines.

Mental Health Importance is Finally Being Recognized in the Majority of the Workplace

Mental Health Importance is Finally Being Recognized in the Majority of the Workplace

A new study conducted shows 70 percent of U.S. employees now recognize mental health as a serious issue at work.

Four Tips from Employees on an Easier Transition Back to the Workplace

Four Tips from Employees on an Easier Transition Back to the Workplace

Some employees and workers are apprehensive to get back to the office; here are tips provided for a more welcoming approach back.

Three Whistleblower Retaliation Cases Result in Violations and Citations

Three Whistleblower Retaliation Cases Result in Violations and Citations

The U.S. Department of Labor announces its decisions in cases related to whistleblower retaliation.

COVID-19 Death Toll in June Went Hand in Hand with Those Who Were Not Vaccinated

COVID-19 Death Toll in June Went Hand in Hand with Those Who Were Not Vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci pleads Americans to take advantage of vaccine availability.

An Oregon Farm Worker Dies During Intense Heat Wave -- An Update in the Pacific Northwest

An Oregon Farm Worker Dies During Intense Heat Wave -- An Update in the Pacific Northwest

A massive heatwave causes a farmworker’s death leading to an OSHA investigation.

U.S. Department of Labor Orders CSX Transportation Inc. to Pay Worker Drawing Attention to Safety Concerns

U.S. Department of Labor Orders CSX Transportation Inc. to Pay Worker Drawing Attention to Safety Concerns

A Jacksonville, Florida company owes nearly $222K in back wages and damages after an OSHA investigation finds a pattern of retaliation.

It’s Heating Up: Understanding & Preventing Heat Related Illnesses

Episode 82

It’s Heating Up: Understanding & Preventing Heat Related Illnesses

In this episode of the podcast, we discuss how to anticipate this year’s hottest days of the year, what the risks of working in the hear are and what employers can do to decrease the chances workers might end up with a heat related illness.

OSHA Urges Fireworks Safety this Fourth of July Weekend

OSHA Urges Fireworks Safety this Fourth of July Weekend

Independence Day is approaching and employers must keep an eye out for their employees working in the industry this holiday.