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Winter Weather Warnings: Considerations for Seasonal Illnesses and Injuries

Episode 109

Winter Weather Warnings: Considerations for Seasonal Illnesses and Injuries

Exposure to cold can result in severe injuries or even death. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the most prevalent risks associated with winter weather and what you can do to stay healthy.

Nearly One Million Kids Now Have Their COVID-19 Shots

Nearly One Million Kids Now Have Their COVID-19 Shots

A recent poll finds that 27 percent of parents planned to get their kids vaccinated right when the release was announced.



Four Deaths in Missouri and Kansas Lead the U.S. Department of Labor Urging Midwest Employers to Emphasize Electrical Safety

Four Deaths in Missouri and Kansas Lead the U.S. Department of Labor Urging Midwest Employers to Emphasize Electrical Safety

Statistics show a one year increase of 3.75 percent in fatal worker electrocutions in 2019.

Focused on Safety — Distributor/Manufacturer Cooperation Yields End User Solutions

Episode 108

Focused on Safety — Distributor/Manufacturer Cooperation Yields End User Solutions

Great partnerships yield great results. In this episode, Fastenal's Evan Hardin and Ergodyne's Tom Votel explain how a trusted distributor/manufacturer partnership led to an end user solution that will, and has, helped thousands of workers.

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes $200k in Fines After Two Workers Suffer Injuries in Separate Incidents at a Northern Wisconsin Foundry

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes $200k in Fines After Two Workers Suffer Injuries in Separate Incidents at a Northern Wisconsin Foundry

OSHA finds a lack of energy control procedures, inadequate machine guarding, workers exposed to occupational noise and respirable crystalline silica.

Everything You Need to Know About OSHA

Episode 107

Everything You Need to Know About OSHA's Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard to protect workers from Covid-19 has been published. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Ashley Brightwell, partner in Alston & Bird’s Labor & Employment Group, about what employers should know about the new ETS.

Vaccinated People can still Transmit COVID-19, but it’s Not as Common as Unvaccinated Transmission

Vaccinated People can still Transmit COVID-19, but it’s Not as Common as Unvaccinated Transmission

Those who are vaccinated can still be infected with COVID-19 but are much less likely to catch it.

Covid-19 Vaccine Program for Kids “will be running at full strength” beginning November 8

Covid-19 Vaccine Program for Kids “will be running at full strength” beginning November 8

The pathway is being cleared for vaccination of the youngest age group yet in the United States.

OSHA Publishes Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from Covid-19

OSHA has published its ETS to protect workers from Covid-19. Heres' what's included:

Experts Predict an Extreme Flu Season: Encouraging Employees to Stay Healthy

Experts Predict an Extreme Flu Season: Encouraging Employees to Stay Healthy

While employees are still trying to navigate Covid-19, an old, but potentially severe, illness is circling back around.

BCSP Announces New Virtual Event for Safety Professionals

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals is looking to advance worker safety and enhance careers.

OSHA Emergency Rule on Covid-19 to be Published Soon

OSHA Emergency Rule on Covid-19 to be Published Soon

The Department of Labor said that OSHA's Covid-19 emergency rule for employers with 100 employees or more could be published before the end of the week.

New Data Shows Road Deaths are on the Rise

New Data Shows Road Deaths are on the Rise

According to new information from the U.S. Department of Transportation, road fatalities spiked in the first six months of 2021.

Investigation of Deadly Trench Collapse finds Colorado Company Exposed Workers to Excavation Hazards

Investigation of Deadly Trench Collapse finds Colorado Company Exposed Workers to Excavation Hazards

OSHA cites Dunaway Excavating Inc. for four violations and proposes $208K in penalties.

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

Episode 106

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

What are some of the things you can do to ensure your lockout/tagout program are compliant with OSHA's standards? Find out in this episode of OH&S SafetyPod as Editor Sydny Shepard walks you through the top thee components of an energy control program.

How Location Tracking Improves Worker Safety

How Location Tracking Improves Worker Safety

Some industries are inherently more dangerous than others, employers need to do all they can to make their workplaces safe.

OSHA to Reestablish Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

OSHA to Reestablish Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

U.S. DOL advises Secretary on workplace safety for federal workers.

U.S. Department of Labor Creates Rulemaking Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Creates Rulemaking Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

The rulemaking targets the risks of both indoor and outdoor heat hazards.

How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Rule from OSHA

Episode 105

How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Rule from OSHA

Interested in what lies on the horizon when it comes to OSHA and COVID-19? Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Labor and Employment Attorney Lillian Moon about how workplaces can prepare for new impending rules.

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Mississippi Concrete Products Manufacturer and Distributor Ignored Safety Measures

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Mississippi Concrete Products Manufacturer and Distributor Ignored Safety Measures

OSHA proposes $118K in penalties for Mississippi Limestone Corp. after worker’s death.

Senate Confirms President Biden’s Choice to Lead OSHA

Senate Confirms President Biden’s Choice to Lead OSHA

OSHA has not confirmed a new leader since January 2017.

Moderna says its Vaccine is Effective for Children Ages 6-11

Moderna says its Vaccine is Effective for Children Ages 6-11

Results are planned to be resubmitted to the U.S. FDA, EMA and regulatory agencies around the world soon.

The State of OSHA: How State Plans Operate and Answer to Federal OSHA

Episode 104

The State of OSHA: How State Plans Operate and Answer to Federal OSHA

Three states are at risk of losing their State OSHA Plans. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard breaks down what it takes for a state to have authority to enforce their own work worker protection plans and what can happen if they don't meet the minimum requirements.

COVID-19 Safety Standards Heat Up Between States, the Biden Administration and OSHA

COVID-19 Safety Standards Heat Up Between States, the Biden Administration and OSHA

U.S. Department of Labor pushes to revoke safety oversight of Utah, Arizona and South Carolina.

NFPA Celebrates 125 Years of Championing Workplace Safety

NFPA Celebrates 125 Years of Championing Workplace Safety

Let’s take a look back at all the National Fire Protection Association has done to advance worker protection in the past 125 years.