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OH&S SafetyPod: Connecting Dust Collection and Compliance with IoT Remote Monitoring

Episode 45

OH&S SafetyPod: Connecting Dust Collection and Compliance with IoT Remote Monitoring

Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard and Donaldson's Brent Nelson chat about the adoption of IoT in industrial facilities as well as its specific application with dust collectors.

Safety Speak: Construction Safety Standard, FDA Approves New COVID-19 Test, and Selecting the Right PPE for Your Worksite

Episode 44

Safety Speak: Construction Safety Standard, FDA Approves New COVID-19 Test, and Selecting the Right PPE for Your Worksite

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a newly revised construction standard for multi-employer sites and the FDA's approval of a new at-home test for COVID-19 and the flu.

Episode 43

Safety Speak: Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Regulations, Influenza Post-Exposure Prevention and the CDC’s Decision on Coronavirus Vaccinations

In this episode of the podcast, listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses Cal/OSHA's new emergency regulations to protect against COVID-19 as well as the CDC and FDA's plan on how a Coronavirus vaccine could be distributed in the United States.

Safety Speak: Drug Testing for Transportation, Meat Industry Injuries and Holiday Workplace Safety

Episode 42

Safety Speak: Drug Testing for Transportation, Meat Industry Injuries and Holiday Workplace Safety

Join Editor Sydny Shepard as she discusses the HHS guidelines on drug testing, the latest injury rates for the Meat Packing and Processing industry and how OSHA is suggesting retailers, delivery workers and those in order fulfillment decrease their risk of transmitting COVID-19.

OH&S SafetyPod: Your FR/AR Safety PPE Questions—Answered: Global Standards

Episode 41

OH&S SafetyPod: Your FR/AR Safety PPE Questions—Answered: Global Standards

Interested in how to create an effective FR/AR program that works globally? Tune in as Editor Sydny Shepard talks with Paul Castelli, Westex's International Sales Director, about standards and certifications that transcend location.

Safety Speak: Correctional Worker Safety, Office Ventilation and Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

Episode 40

Safety Speak: Correctional Worker Safety, Office Ventilation and Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

On this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, we will discuss a new grant supporting research for the health and safety of correctional workers, a new OSHA guidance on ventilation for workplaces and how the CDC recommends you spend your Thanksgiving.

Safety Speak: COVID-19 Vaccination & Treatments—Everything You Need to Know

Episode 39

Safety Speak: COVID-19 Vaccination & Treatments—Everything You Need to Know

In this mini episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses where the vaccine currently stands, what treatments have been approved and how we can continue to protect ourselves from the virus.

OH&S SafetyPod: The Importance and Impact of a Strong Safety Training Program

Episode 38

OH&S SafetyPod: The Importance and Impact of a Strong Safety Training Program

Setting expectations and standards through a strong safety training program is just one of the best ways to create a strong safety culture. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Earl Johnson, Director of Safety for the Prepared Foods Segment at Tyson Foods, to discuss the impact and importance of implementing a training program that works for leadership and employees.

Safety Speak: Structural Guide for Fire Fighting, ASSP

Episode 37

Safety Speak: Structural Guide for Fire Fighting, ASSP's Partnership with NECA, and New Coronavirus Rules and Restrictions

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a new structural guide for fire fighting, the ASSP's new partnership with NECA and how states are dealing with the third wave of COVID-19.

Safety Speak: Wildfire Smoke, COVID-19 Case Surges in the U.S. and Mental Health Resources for the Workplace

Episode 36

Safety Speak: Wildfire Smoke, COVID-19 Case Surges in the U.S. and Mental Health Resources for the Workplace

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast we will discuss Washington’s proposed regulation to protect workers from wildfire smoke, new surges in Coronavirus cases and decreases in the antibodies that create “virus immunity.” Towards the end, we will go in-depth on mental health in the age of COVID-19 – how employees might be at an increased risk for mental health issues and how employers can help.

Safety Speak: Target OSHA Citations, Flu Season, and When Will We See a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Episode 35

Safety Speak: Target OSHA Citations, Flu Season, and When Will We See a COVID-19 Vaccine?

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, we will discuss big box retailer Target’s OSHA citations, how pharmacies are preparing for the highly anticipated flu season and at the end, I will go in-depth on what we know about a possible COVID-19 vaccination and plans to administer it.

Hazard Communication: An Employer

Episode 34

OH&S SafetyPod: Hazard Communication — An Employer's Guide to Understanding HazCom

Hazard Communication has consistently sat near the top of OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for quite a while now. To understand why, and dive a little deeper into the subject, I interviewed Stephen Badger, a safety management consultant with 34 years’ experience with Hazard Communication. Check out this episode to learn more about the history of the standard, the requirements to comply and how you can avoid citations.

Safety Speak: Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs, OSHA

Episode 33

Safety Speak: Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs, OSHA's COVID-19 Recording Requirements and a New Electrical Safety Campaign

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard reports the top 25 most dangerous jobs in America, the NFPA's new campaign for electrical safety and how OSHA has refined its COVID-19 recording requirements.

Safety Speak: Temporary Respirator Guidance, Distracted Driving and Airborne Viruses

Episode 32

Safety Speak: Temporary Respirator Guidance, Distracted Driving and Airborne Viruses

Interested in knowing more about what it means for Coronavirus to be airborne? Tune in to this mini episode for a deep dive on how infectious diseases spread as well as information on top headlines like the new OSHA temporary respirator guidance and Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

OH&S SafetyPod: The Future of Safety: Expanding Construction and Oil & Gas Education

Episode 31

OH&S SafetyPod: The Future of Safety: Expanding Construction and Oil & Gas Education

Interested in the the future of safety? You are in luck. In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with CSU Academic Program Director Dan Corcoran to talk about safety education in today's world and how academic programs are leaning into a more specialized focus.

Safety Speak: Hazardous Chemical Exposure, OSHA;s Updated Coronavirus FAQ and Safety Leadership

Episode 30

Safety Speak: Hazardous Chemical Exposure, OSHA's Updated Coronavirus FAQ and Safety Leadership

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a new alliance to protect against hazardous chemical exposure, OSHA’s updated Coronavirus FAQ, and newly published articles from the October issue of Occupational Health & Safety.

OH&S SafetyPod: The Connected Worker

Episode 29

OH&S SafetyPod: The Connected Worker

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard and MSA's Jason Fox discuss what a connected worker is, how that fits into the safety industry and what it means for the future of gas detection.

Safety Speak: Agriculture Industry Partnership, Health Care Worker Safety and OSHA Nonprofit Grants

Episode 28

Safety Speak: Agriculture Industry Partnership, Health Care Worker Safety and OSHA Nonprofit Grants

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses some top headlines in the safety industry, including a new partnership with ASSP and the Agriculture Safety and Health Council of America, the World Health Organization’s call for health care worker safety and millions of dollars in grants awarded to nonprofit organizations by OSHA.

Safety Speak: OSHA Final Rule on Cranes, Coronavirus Citations and Overall Employee Health

Episode 27

Safety Speak: OSHA Final Rule on Cranes, Coronavirus Citations and Overall Employee Health

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard shares the top headlines for the week, including OSHA's final rule on cranes, new coronavirus citations for a New Jersey medical center and three tips to cultivating better mental and physical health for your employees.

Confined Spaces Defined: Hazards, Standards & Training

Episode 26

OH&S SafetyPod: Confined Spaces Defined: Hazards, Standards & Training

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses all things hazards, standards and training regarding confined spaces with guest Chris Koester, consultant and owner with Priority One Safe-T, an emergency response and standby rescue services and training firm for industrial and manufacturing companies.