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Selecting Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Industrial Plants

Selecting Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Industrial Plants

Don’t let your industrial fires get out of hand—or happen at all. Here are some factors to consider.

The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package, Broken Down

The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package, Broken Down

The government’s massive aid package provides economic relief to several groups impacted by the pandemic—including individuals. See how you or your business could be affected.

Construction Considered ‘Essential’ Business in Many US Regions

During the COVID-19 pandemic, governments local and federal have asked nonessential businesses to close or suspend operation. Many states are considering construction as essential—and the industry hopes to take that to the federal level.



Can Your Boss Make You Come into Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

A USA Today article answers all your questions about what your employer can and cannot ask you to, and if you have to come into work during this time.

Fighting Occupational Burnout in Three Ways

Fighting Occupational Burnout in Three Ways

Many industries face high levels of burnout, but the healthcare profession ranks at the top—especially in today’s coronavirus times. One organizational psychologist provides insight on how to fight burnout in three ways.

OH&S SafetyPod: Under the Microscope: OSHA

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OH&S SafetyPod: Under the Microscope: OSHA's New Fall Protection Requirements

Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with LJB Inc. Principal Thom Kramer to discuss OSHA's updated regulations on fall protection and walking-working surfaces.

Postal Service Workers Concerned for their Health Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Many postal service workers are growing increasingly concerned for their health and safety as they struggle to gain access to protective supplies like gloves and sanitizer.

Protecting the Safety of Essential Services Workers

Protecting the Safety of Essential Services Workers

We stand together by standing apart.

High Power Laser Safety

High Power Laser Safety

Laser safety is a commonly misunderstood topic. Here are several of the major hazards of industrial class 4 lasers, and the current methods of protection.

NSC Hosts Leading Indicator Wellbeing Webinar

On April 1, 2020, the National Safety Council will host a free virtual event for community and public health. Don’t miss it!

A Job Interrupted Versus a Job Well Done

A Job Interrupted Versus a Job Well Done

The four essentials of confined space safety for construction workers.

Can an Industrial Vacuum Solve Confined Space Hazards?

From grain handling operations to heavy blast material, pit cleaning with vacuums allows workers to clean outside of confined spaces.

Coronavirus Basics — Respirator Fit Testing in the Age of COVID-19

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OH&S SafetyPod: Coronavirus Basics — Respirator Fit Testing in the Age of COVID-19

OH&S Content Editor Amanda Smiley gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and sits down with Greg Olson, a Sr. Product Specialist for Industrial Hygiene and Respiratory Protection at TSI, to discuss proper fit testing amid the Coronavirus crisis.

COVID-19 Outbreak Are the Former Industrial Workers with Respiratory Illness Most Vulnerable?

COVID-19 Outbreak: Are the Former Industrial Workers with Respiratory Illness Most Vulnerable?

The former industrial workers, particularly those with respiratory illnesses or occupational lung diseases are more prone to COVID-19.

NSC Postpones Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Safety Council has postponed observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Amazon Workers Being Worked Overtime for COVID-19

Amazon Workers Being Worked Overtime for COVID-19

Workers for Amazon and Whole Foods are struggling to keep up with the world’s hectic pace and high grocery demands—and their physical and mental health are paying for it.

Fire Safety While Working from Home

While many people around the world are spending most of their time in their homes, that means more time to ensure your home is fire-safe.

Coronavirus Basics: An Update on the Pandemic

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OH&S SafetyPod: Coronavirus Basics — An Update on the Pandemic

OH&S Editors Sydny Shepard and Amanda Smiley discuss the newest updates related to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Cleaning Workers are on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Cleaning Workers are on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

While most of us are staying home and social distancing, some workers are not that lucky. Among those most at risk of COVID-19 are janitors, domestic workers, housekeeping and office cleaning crews.

OSHA Extends Emphasis Program to Eliminate Worker Exposure to Silica in West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia

The Department of Labor has launched an initiative to increase focus on agency inspections to reduce worker risk of silica exposure.

Construction Companies Asked to Donate Masks to Hospitals for COVID-19

Vice President Mike Pence has asked that construction companies donate their excess face masks to hospitals and clinics that may be running out amid the coronavirus crisis this week.

COVID-19 Myths Debunked by the World Health Organization

COVID-19 Myths Debunked by the World Health Organization

The coronavirus is one of the most covered topics by media outlets to date—but it’s also been the subject of much misinformation. The World Health Organization has set many myths straight.

Department of Labor Enforces Healthcare Respirator Fit-Testing

The COVID-19 outbreak has left healthcare workers scrambling for appropriate and enough PPE for the virus. Now, President Trump has issued a new temporary guidance regarding the enforcement of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard.

Working from Home: Tips for Productivity, Mental Health and Staying Healthy

Working from Home: Tips for Productivity, Mental Health and Staying Healthy

While not all Americans are able or fortunate enough to work from home, many have transitioned to telecommuting and virtual work over the last week or two. Here are some ways you can get your work done and stay healthy while working from home.

The Dangers of Working in Confined Spaces

The Dangers of Working in Confined Spaces

Confined spaces pose a number of physical and environmental hazards to a worker—and it’s critical that employers understand the risks, those most vulnerable and hazard mitigation techniques.

Coronavirus: Workplace Safety and Discrimination Concerns

Coronavirus: Workplace Safety and Discrimination Concerns

A new virus first discovered in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in late 2019 is rapidly spreading across the globe, bringing unique challenges and issues for employers. Employers need to be aware of the relevant workplace safety laws at issue, as well as the potential for discrimination based on irrational xenophobic fears.

Bradley Corporation Shares Hand Washing Habits Across the United States

Bradley Corporation shares an important news release for handwashing habits. In the face of coronavirus, the flu and other illnesses, hygiene is more important than ever.

OSHA Cites New York Cookie Manufacturer for Fall Hazards

Last month, OSHA cited Nonni’s Foods LLC for exposing employees to falls and other hazards at a New York Facility.

OSHA Releases Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

OSHA Releases Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

As the coronavirus sweeps across the globe, companies are wondering how to keep workplaces—not just individuals—safe from the disease. Read OSHA’s recommendations here.

Protecting Lone Workers in Oil & Gas

Protecting Lone Workers in Oil & Gas

A number of industries require workers to work alone—and the oil & gas industry is high on the list. Learn how to best protect your lone workers, but especially those doing the dirty work.