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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.

What’s Next? How to Plan Despite  OSHA’s Covid-19 ETS Withdrawal

Episode 124

What’s Next? How to Plan Despite OSHA’s Covid-19 ETS Withdrawal

A lot of news has come from OSHA's attempt to protect workers against Covid-19. To clear up confusion, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the convoluted history of the ETS with Akerman Law Firm Partner Lillian Moon.

The Long Road to Now: Evolution to Safe Work

Episode 123

The Long Road to Now: Evolution of Safe Work

Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at the most important events that have helped to evolve occupational health and safety.

The Expansive World of Industrial Hygiene

Episode 122

The Expansive World of Industrial Hygiene

OH&S is excited to announce a brand-new podcast focused on industrial hygiene called IHpod: An Industrial Hygiene Podcast.

Detailing What We Know About OSHA’s Incoming Heat Standard

Episode 121

Detailing What We Know About OSHA's Incoming Heat Standard

OSHA has confirmed that it will publish a standard on extreme heat. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at what might be included in the final rule.

Blocked by SCOTUS: The Latest on OSHA’s Test-and-Mask Mandate

Episode 120

Blocked by SCOTUS: The Latest on OSHA’s Test-and-Mask Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay on OSHA's ETS to protect workers from Covid-19. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the history of the ETS, from inception to SCOTUS block.

Hearing Protection: The Dangers of Non-Compliance

Episode 119

Hearing Protection: The Dangers of Non-Compliance

Hearing health is more important than you might think. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard dives into the impact hearing loss has on an employee, ways to measure hazardous noise and choosing the right hearing protection.

Setting Realistic Safety Goals for 2022

Episode 118

Setting Realistic Safety Goals for 2022

It a new year—the perfect time to begin thinking of ways to improve safety and health using goals. Here's some tips on setting realistic goals for 2022.