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Musculoskeletal Disorders: Risk Assessment and Control Methods

Episode 141

Musculoskeletal Disorders: Risk Assessment and Control Methods

Recognition and prevention of MSDs in the workplace is critical to employee safety and health.

NSC Encourages New Policies Following New Data on Overdose Death

NSC Encourages New Policies Following New Data on Overdose Death

Employers should support workers in mental health and substance use recovery, NSC says.

Contractor Cited After Workers Found in Unprotected Trenches at Two Sites

Contractor Cited After Workers Found in Unprotected Trenches at Two Sites

OSHA previously cited the contractor for similar violations.



Fire Risk Assessments and The Role of “Responsible Persons” In The U.K.

Fire Risk Assessments and The Role of “Responsible Persons” In The U.K.

The person responsible for fire safety must recognize their role in mitigating fire risks.

Companies Cited After Bridge Collapse Kills One Worker and Injures Another

Companies Cited After Bridge Collapse Killed One Worker and Injured Another

The collapse was caused by a portion of the bridge that was overstressed.

OSHA Resources for Protecting Workers from Heat

OSHA Resources for Protecting Workers from Heat

From a free app to educational web pages, OSHA offers ways to keep your workers safe.

Feelings of Being Unsafe at Work May Correlate to Depression, Anxiety

Feelings of Being Unsafe at Work May Correlate to Depression, Anxiety

A new study from NSC found people who felt unsafe at work were more like to experience symptoms of anxiety or depression than their coworkers who felt safe.

Americans Are Washing Their Hands Less Often than at Start of Pandemic

Americans Are Washing Their Hands Less Often than at Start of Pandemic

In 2022, only 56 percent of Americans wash their hands six to 15 times per day.

Milwaukee Construction Project Takes Action To Protect Workers

Milwaukee Construction Project Takes Action To Protect Workers

Stakeholders signed a partnership with OSHA for a construction project in Wisconsin.

Company Cited After Oil Well Explosion Leaves Three Workers Seriously Injured

Company Cited After Oil Well Explosion Leaves Three Workers Seriously Injured

Now OSHA is proposing citations and a penalty of $453k.

Mitigating Risks that Lead to Slips, Trips & Falls

Episode 140

Mitigating Risks that Lead to Slips, Trips & Falls

Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses three of the most common reasons why severe injuries and fatalities happen on a job site.

Custom Golf Ball Company

Customized Golf Ball Company's “Star” Designation Renewed by OSHA

The company was recognized for its work in health and safety.

OH&S To Host Third Annual Industrial Hygiene Virtual Summit

OH&S To Host Third Annual Industrial Hygiene Virtual Summit

Join leading health and safety experts for three live presentations.

Oklahoma Contractor Faces Willful Citations After Worker Fatally Injured

Oklahoma Contractor Faces Willful Citations After Worker Fatally Injured

OSHA issued the citations and a $370K penalty to the paving company.

Computer Vision As A Solution To Safety Challenges In Industrial Facilities

Computer Vision As A Solution To Safety Challenges In Industrial Facilities

Maybe Artificial Intelligence could be the answer to many workplace safety questions.

OSHA Proposes $793K in Penalties for PA Contractor

OSHA Proposes $793K in Penalties for PA Contractor

Included in the citation are willful and safety violations.

Refractory Manufacturer Cited After Worker’s Arm Amputated

Refractory Manufacturer Cited After Worker’s Arm Amputated

The incident led OSHA to cite TYK America for 11 safety violations.

New Survey Shows Workers Worry About Air Quality

New Survey Shows Workers Worry About Air Quality

Many workers said they are concerned the air may be polluted and think access to clean air is important.

Recycling Facility Placed in SVEP After Worker

Recycling Facility Placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program After Worker's Death

OSHA also cited it for fall and machine hazard violations.

ASSP Publishes New Standard on Workplace Injuries

ASSP Publishes New Standard on Workplace Injuries

The new standard goes a step beyond the baseline and uses three sets of metrics.

The Past, Present & Future of Respiratory Protection 

Episode 139

The Past, Present & Future of Respiratory Protection 

A look back at the history of respiratory research and standards is eye-opening when you consider how much respiratory protection has done for us in the past two and a half years.

Summarized AMCA COVID-19 Guidance for Large-Diameter Ceiling Fans

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Summarized AMCA COVID-19 Guidance for Large-Diameter Ceiling Fans

During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous government agencies along with professional institutions issued guidance regarding the operation of circulating fans.

Ladder Safety

Employees must understand how to properly set up, use and climb a ladder for safe work.

Respiratory Health 101: What You Need to Know about Welding PPE

Respiratory Health 101: What You Need to Know about Welding PPE

When welders utilize the correct respirators work can be done safely and efficiently.

Dust Hazards Analysis and NFPA 652 in Industrial Hygiene Settings

Dust Hazards Analysis and NFPA 652 in Industrial Hygiene Settings

Solely using hygiene measurements to address hazards is not a safe strategy.

Get Your Plan in Place to Reevaluate Industrial Hygiene Data

Get Your Plan in Place to Reevaluate Industrial Hygiene Data

Determining when to reassess employee exposures is a challenge that many with industrial hygiene responsibilities face.

How Wearable Technology is Transforming Safety and the Industrial Workplace

How Wearable Technology is Transforming Safety and the Industrial Workplace

There are many benefits to incorporating wearable technology in your safety programs.

Are Vacuum Conveyors Panacea for Safety Hazards?

Are Vacuum Conveyors Panacea for Safety Hazards?

Automating manual material handling tasks with vacuum conveyors can be the remedy.

An Overview of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes

An Overview of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes

PPE may be the first line of defense, but accidental exposures can still happen.