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Historically High Heat: How Temperatures Influence Safety Programs

Episode 144

Historically High Heat: How Temperatures Influence Safety Programs

The summers are not getting any cooler. Listen in as Sydny Shepard discusses predicted high temperatures and what you can do—now—to ensure workers are safe in the summer.

Ever-Present Threats: Why Daily-Wear FR/AR PPE Programs Work

Episode 143

Ever-Present Threats: Why Daily-Wear FR/AR PPE Programs Work

Even if you've never seen an arc flash, you still need to protect against thermal hazards. Listen in as Scott Francis of Westex: A Milliken Brand discusses the best PPE programs for your AR/FR needs.

The Workplace, Substance Abuse & Staying Safe

Episode 142

The Workplace, Substance Abuse & Staying Safe

2021 was the deadliest year for drug overdoses in America. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard describes signs of substance use and effective drug-free workplace policies.

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.

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.

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.

Beat the Heat

Episode 138

Beat the Heat: Planning for Extreme Temperatures & Reducing Productivity Loss

The conversation about keeping workers safe in extreme temperatures is heating up. On this episode, Alex Risen from Big Ass Fans discusses how airflow can help cool employees down leading to a more safe and comfortable workspace.

How to Support Employee Mental Health & Wellness

Episode 137

How to Support Employee Mental Health & Wellness

Mental health support is no longer about managing existing conditions, it’s about creating spaces that allow workers to set strong boundaries and work in ways that are healthy for them.

The Qualities of a Great Safety Leader

Episode 136

The Qualities of a Great Safety Leader

As a safety leader, you are the point person for all safety initiatives. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the traits a great leader should have to implement effective and successful safety programs.

What is a Safety Culture?

Episode 135

What is a Safety Culture?

Editor Sydny Shepard defines, describes and explains how a safety culture can be the backbone of safe operations at your facilities and job sites.

The Right to Know: How Hazard Communication Became Standard

Episode 134

The Right to Know: How Hazard Communication Became Standard

Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look back at the history of the Hazard Communication Standard and its recent alignment with the Globally Harmonized System.

Two Years Later: How a Pandemic Turned Our Lives Upside Down

Episode 133

Two Years Later: How a Pandemic Turned Our Lives Upside Down

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look back at the pandemic two years ago... and now.

Confined Spaces: How to Consider and Manage Human Factors

Episode 132

Confined Spaces: How to Consider and Manage Human Factors

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses hazards found in a confined space and how human factors should be considered with Chason Coelho, Senior Managing Scientist at Exponent.

Implementing Safety: Effecting Change at Your Organization

Episode 131

Implementing Safety: Effecting Change at Your Organization

Change is scary, it invites in the unknown leading to uncertainty, anxiety and stress. Despite how it makes you feel, however, change is bound to happen.

Episode 130

Ensuring Proper Use of Ladders on Your Worksite

It's National Ladder Safety Month! Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses how to properly and safely choose, set up and ascend a ladder.

Taking Safety to New Heights

Episode 129

Taking Safety to New Heights

Continuing our 90th Anniversary coverage, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at the history of fall protection and the evolution of PPE.

Making the Case for PAPRs: Increasing Protection for Healthcare

Episode 128

Making the Case for PAPRs: Increasing Protection for Healthcare

When faced with dangerous respiratory disease, our healthcare workers deserve the best—and the most comfortable—protection our industry can provide.

The Great Resignation: A Strong Safety Culture Can Curb Turnover

Episode 127

The Great Resignation: A Strong Safety Culture Can Curb Turnover

Can a strong safety culture help to bolster employment at your company during the ongoing Great Resignation?

A Look Inside OSHA

Episode 126

A Look Inside OSHA's Guidelines for Industrial Robot System Safety

If you are a safety professional whose company is thinking of investing in robotic systems, there are some other things you should be aware of.

How to Lead Effective Safety Training

Episode 125

How to Lead Effective Safety Training

Looking to improve your safety training programs? Editor Sydny Shepard discusses three was to develop training that is worthwhile and impactful to employees.