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First Impressions: ASSP Safety 2021 Experience

After working for OH&S magazine for about six months, I’ve learned a lot about the safety and health industry through researching, reading, writing and editing. Now, I got to have my first hands-on experience at the ASSP Safety 2021 conference in Austin, Texas

Creating a Culture of Speaking Up

Safety is all about the unwritten rules of the workplace. What are yours?

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Millions of Dollars Dedicated to Worker Safety and Health Training

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Millions of Dollars Dedicated to Worker Safety and Health Training

Agrisafe Network grants focus on stopping the spread of coronavirus in Iowa.



The NSC Preliminary Estimates More Vehicles Return to the Roads Leading to Crashes and Accidents Resulting in Deaths

The NSC Preliminary Estimates More Vehicles Return to the Roads Leading to Crashes and Accidents Resulting in Deaths

The first half of 2021 is looking similar to the previous deadly year on the roads.

Data shows some Workers Across the United States are not Aware of Paid Sick Leave Protections Due to Coronavirus

Data shows some Workers Across the United States are not Aware of Paid Sick Leave Protections Due to Coronavirus

Families First Coronavirus Response Act was created to provide federally funded paid sick leave for those sick with COVID-19.

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Ohio Manufacturing Company Exposing Workers to Amputation and other Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Ohio Manufacturing Company Exposing Workers to Amputation and other Hazards

Republic Steel in Canton was placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

Safety Plans to Endure Extreme Weather Events

Episode 94

Safety Plans to Endure Extreme Weather Events

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard walks through some extreme weather events and what safety professional can do to ensure they are prepared.

U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers to Stay Safe and be Aware of Hazards after Hurricane Ida

U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers to Stay Safe and be Aware of Hazards after Hurricane Ida

OSHA is responsible for the safety and health of its employees in all circumstances.

The CDC Launches COVID-19 Resources forPeople with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The CDC Launches COVID-19 Resources for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A toolkit was created for guidance on how to handle and ease fear for those who are disabled and their caregivers.

Railway Company Ordered to Reinstate Employees after Investigations find Whistleblower Retaliatory Actions

Railway Company Ordered to Reinstate Employees after Investigations find Whistleblower Retaliatory Actions

CSX Transportation Inc. illegally fired two of its workers after they reported unsafe conditions.

VPPPA Rolls Out Safety+ 2021 with Sessions from OSHA Representatives

Representatives of OSHA were onsite in Nashville to speak to those who attended the VPPPPA Safety+ 2021 Symposium this week.

Taking the Hazard Out of Hazardous Chemicals

Taking the Hazard Out of Hazardous Chemicals

OSHA defines a 16-section format for all safety data sheets to adhere to.

The Rising Popularity of Safety Helmets on the Jobsite

The Rising Popularity of Safety Helmets on the Jobsite

OSHA requires that head protection must be worn whenever working in an area with potential injury to the head from falling objects.

Electrical PPE: 5 Tips for a Successful Wear Trial 

Electrical PPE: 5 Tips for a Successful Wear Trial 

Many safety professionals are starting to realize that if they upgrade their programs to the new generation of products, wearer acceptance can increase dramatically.

Communicating Performance to Increase Industrial Hygiene Program Engagement 

Industrial hygienists are very good at documentation, but most need to improve two-way communication.

ASSP Safety 2021 Onsite Safety Plan

ASSP released a detailed look into their onsite safety plan for the Safety 2021 conference and expo.

The Rise of Electrification—The Electrical Safety PPE You Should Know 

The Rise of Electrification—The Electrical Safety PPE You Should Know  

Electrification has been a source of clean energy and more jobs in America.

Combustible Dust Explosions: Is Your Workforce at Risk?

Combustible Dust Explosions: Is Your Workforce at Risk?

Dust explosions continue to be a persistent problem for many industries resulting in loss of life, injuries and destruction of property. 

Top Winter Hazards on Construction Sites & How to Avoid Them 

Top Winter Hazards on Construction Sites & How to Avoid Them 

Winter weather can make an already dangerous job that much more hazardous.  

The Value of Advancing Workplace Safety and Health

The Value of Advancing Workplace Safety and Health

Workplace safety and health is imperative to building successful businesses, prosperous communities and sustainable economies. 

Construction Site and Facility Safety Through the Eyes of an Electrician 

Construction Site and Facility Safety Through the Eyes of an Electrician 

Safety is a choice that is made every day by each person; it is imperative that each of us on the job makes the right choice. 

Leading the Safety Adventure

Safety and Ergonomics Specialist Grace Thai isn’t afraid to push the limits while making sure to stay safe.

Transforming Oil & Gas Environmental Compliance Through a Connected Approach

Transforming Oil & Gas Environmental Compliance Through a Connected Approach

Companies must consider the effect emissions have on their field personnel.

Live From ASSP Safety 2021

OH&S will offer exclusive coverage of the ASSP Safety 2021 Conference and Expo in Austin.

VPPPA Announces 2020 and 2021 Award & Scholarship Winners

Both the 2020 and 2021 winners were honored at the Safety+ conference in Nashville on August 30.

Medical Surveillance vs Medical Screening

Medical Surveillance vs Medical Screening

These are often used interchangeably, but there is a distinct difference which is frequently misunderstood.  

Managing Combustible Dust and Risk Mitigation

Managing Combustible Dust and Risk Mitigation

Failing to conduct a dust hazard analysis is a common oversight and can lead to installations with unmitigated risks.