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Safety Speak: The Future of OSHA—Biden Chooses a New Leader

Episode 66

Safety Speak: The Future of OSHA—Biden Chooses a New Leader

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses NIOSH's new tool to measure worker well-being, worker hesitation to returning to the office without COVID-19 vaccines and Biden's nomination for OSHA Head. Who is he and does this nomination mean for the agency?

A New OSHA Leader: What a Corporate Safety and Health Director Has to Say

A New OSHA Leader: What a Corporate Safety and Health Director Has to Say

OH&S conducted an interview with Richard Cerenzio to get his input on the soon-to-be OSHA lead, Doug Parker, and the challenges he may face.

OSHA Extends Comment Period

OSHA Extends Comment Period

Hazard Communication Standards comment period is extended to May 19, 2021.



Portland Company Fined for Safety Violations

Portland Company Fined for Safety Violations

Oregon OSHA fines a roofing and painting company for $104,000.

OSHA Partners with Pennsylvania Companies to Build New Medical Facility

OSHA Partners with Pennsylvania Companies to Build New Medical Facility

A Strategic Partnership Program is created to ensure workers’ safety throughout the construction process.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Tax Preparation Service for COVID-19 Unsafe Work Environment

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Tax Preparation Service for COVID-19 Unsafe Work Environment

A Boston company owner faces high charges for not allowing employees or customers to wear masks or social distance.

The Role of Beliefs in Accident Prevention

The Role of Beliefs in Accident Prevention

An architect guides you on how to stay safe in the work environment.

Statistics Show Employees Prefer COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Upon Returning to Work

Statistics Show Employees Prefer COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Upon Returning to Work

A significant amount of employees don't feel safe going back to the workplace until vaccines are distributed to all of their co-workers.

A New Leader is Nominated to Take Control of OSHA

A New Leader is Nominated to Take Control of OSHA

California workplace safety chief, Doug Parker, is taking the reigns to lead OSHA to success regarding a COVID-19 workplace safety standard.

New NIOSH Survey Helps Determine Workers

New NIOSH Survey Helps Determine Workers' Well-Being

Employers and health professionals are encouraged to distribute the survey.

Safety Speak: Fully Vaccinated? The CDC

Episode 65

Safety Speak: Fully Vaccinated? The CDC's Suggested COVID-19 Do's & Don'ts

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look into the global mental health crisis and discusses Distracted Driving Awareness Month as well as the ins and outs of becoming fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Dangers of Opioids in the Workplace

The Dangers of Opioids in the Workplace

The Biden administration released its first set of drug policy priorities.

5 Safety Metrics You Need to Start Tracking

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5 Safety Metrics You Need to Start Tracking

Increasingly, more and more organizations are digging into their data to uncover new insights and make better-informed decisions. But building out your EHS reporting process from the ground-up can seem daunting.

Proper Mental Health Care Decreased During the Pandemic

Proper Mental Health Care Decreased During the Pandemic

Poll finds one in four employees have not had a mental health check-in since the pandemic began.

Auto Body Manufacturing Plant Cited for Hazardous Violations

Auto Body Manufacturing Plant Cited for Hazardous Violations

The Shyft Group faces fines for not addressing employees' complaints about serious hazards.

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Prevention Measures Every Employer Should Take to Protect Workers

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Prevention Measures Every Employer Should Take to Protect Workers

BIAA says traumatic brain injuries occur almost three million times a year with extensive longterm risks attached.

Rail Worker Safety Has a New NTSB "Most Wanted List" of Transportation Improvements

Rail Worker Safety Has a New NTSB "Most Wanted List" of Transportation Improvements

The STB is issuing new rules on billing and plans affecting a new logistics park.

Oregon OSHA Creates Online Safety and Health Guide for Proper Cannabis Handling

Oregon OSHA Creates Online Safety and Health Guide for Proper Cannabis Handling

Cannabis companies now have a step-by-step guide to safety.

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You're Fully Vaccinated. What's Next?

The CDC says some rules and suggestions change; others stay the same as those who are unvaccinated.

NSC Calls on Biden Administration to Prioritize Safety

NSC Calls on Biden Administration to Prioritize Safety

A plan was implemented to make sure there are zero traffic deaths by 2020.

Companies Sign Labor Union to Promote Construction Safety

Companies Sign Labor Union to Promote Construction Safety

OSHA Act is put in place on O’Hare Airport Terminal 5 Project

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month: What You Need to Know to Keep You and Others Safe

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month: What You Need to Know to Keep You and Others Safe

Despite traffic decreasing during COVID-19, the roads have only gotten more dangerous.

Hotel Worker Allegedly Fired for Seeking Medical Attention Due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Hotel Worker Allegedly Fired for Seeking Medical Attention Due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

OSHA filed a lawsuit against the hotel’s operator and owner.

Safety Speak: COVID-19 is Now the Third Leading Cause of Death for Americans

Episode 64

Safety Speak: COVID-19 is Now the Third Leading Cause of Death for Americans

Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses ASSP's latest news on Safety 2021, President Biden's new 90-90 plan and an interview with KPA President and CEO Chris Fanning about company compliance with OSHA's NEP and potential ETS.

MIOSHA Creates COVID-19 Citations Dashboard

MIOSHA Creates COVID-19 Citations Dashboard

Dashboard is updated weekly to keep track of violations.

COVID-19 Reported as Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020 in the U.S.

COVID-19 Reported as Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020 in the U.S.

Federal health researchers report the study from the past year.

Mindset Mastery: Harnessing the Power of Expectations

Goals and expectations are part of what make a workplace successful, but those expectations must be managed appropriately.

Nutrition Should Play a Core Role in Your Occupational Health Program

Mentally and emotionally, the demands of intense physical labor can create stress that leads to unhealthy behaviors and unsafe situations.

Building Bridges Between Safety Professionals and First Responders

Building Bridges Between Safety Professionals and First Responders

Safety professionals must build relationships with those in the public safety sector before an event occurs.

Restructure Your Next Spill Drill

Restructure Your Next Spill Drill

It is time to rethink your spill drills to make them more engaging and easier to understand.