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Evolving the Relationship Between Safety and the C-Suite

Episode 115

Evolving the Relationship Between Safety and the C-Suite

There are many roadblocks safety professionals face when improving safety at their facility, including lack of corporate level support. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses methods you can use to evolve your relationship with the C-Suite.

Understanding the Full Scope of Safety & Health Risks on Construction Sites

Episode 114

Understanding the Full Scope of Safety & Health Risks on Construction Sites

Join OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard to discuss top safety and health risks that plague workers on construction sites around the country and how you can anticipate and prevent them.

Accidents Can Happen: Complying with OSHA

Episode 113

Accidents Can Happen: Complying with OSHA's First-Aid Requirements

What does OSHA say about first-aid requirements at a worksite? Find out in our latest episode of the podcast where Editor Sydny Shepard dives into 1910.151 and the letters of interpretation for the standard.

Determining the Right Rescue Team for Your Permit Required Confined Space Entries

Episode 112

Determining the Right Rescue Team for Your Permit Required Confined Space Entries

Permit required confined spaces can be hiding potentially deadly hazards. That's why you need to ensure that the right rescue team is standing by.

OSHA Suspends Recent Covid-19 ETS — What You Need to Know

Episode 111

OSHA Suspends Recent Covid-19 ETS — What You Need to Know

OSHA has recently halted enforcement of their latest Emergency Temporary Standard to protect workers against Covid-19. Find out why and what you should be doing to prepare if OSHA gets the green light in our conversation with Tyson Horrocks, Of Counsel at Holland & Hart.

Healthcare Respiratory Protection: How Covid-19 Highlighted the Need for Superior Safety

Episode 110

Healthcare Respiratory Protection: How Covid-19 Highlighted the Need for Superior Safety

Healthcare workers have taken on a lot in the past year and a half. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Dentec Safety's Claudio Dente to discuss how the pandemic led to a creation of superior respiratory protection.

Winter Weather Warnings: Considerations for Seasonal Illnesses and Injuries

Episode 109

Winter Weather Warnings: Considerations for Seasonal Illnesses and Injuries

Exposure to cold can result in severe injuries or even death. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the most prevalent risks associated with winter weather and what you can do to stay healthy.

Focused on Safety — Distributor/Manufacturer Cooperation Yields End User Solutions

Episode 108

Focused on Safety — Distributor/Manufacturer Cooperation Yields End User Solutions

Great partnerships yield great results. In this episode, Fastenal's Evan Hardin and Ergodyne's Tom Votel explain how a trusted distributor/manufacturer partnership led to an end user solution that will, and has, helped thousands of workers.

Everything You Need to Know About OSHA

Episode 107

Everything You Need to Know About OSHA's Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard to protect workers from Covid-19 has been published. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Ashley Brightwell, partner in Alston & Bird’s Labor & Employment Group, about what employers should know about the new ETS.

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

Episode 106

Controlling Hazardous Energy – The Key Components of a LOTO Program

What are some of the things you can do to ensure your lockout/tagout program are compliant with OSHA's standards? Find out in this episode of OH&S SafetyPod as Editor Sydny Shepard walks you through the top thee components of an energy control program.

How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Rule from OSHA

Episode 105

How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Rule from OSHA

Interested in what lies on the horizon when it comes to OSHA and COVID-19? Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Labor and Employment Attorney Lillian Moon about how workplaces can prepare for new impending rules.

The State of OSHA: How State Plans Operate and Answer to Federal OSHA

Episode 104

The State of OSHA: How State Plans Operate and Answer to Federal OSHA

Three states are at risk of losing their State OSHA Plans. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard breaks down what it takes for a state to have authority to enforce their own work worker protection plans and what can happen if they don't meet the minimum requirements.

A Look at OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021

Episode 103

A Look at OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021

Editor Sydny Shepard lays out the latest information shaping OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for fiscal year 2021.

The Danger Zone: Implementing a Compliant Machine Guarding Program

Episode 102

The Danger Zone: Implementing a Compliant Machine Guarding Program

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a deep dive into one of OSHA's most frequently cited standards: Machinery and Machine Guarding, General Requirements.

Episode 101

Communication Matters: Achieving Employee Buy-in and Compliance with New Safety Initiatives

One of the most important parts of rolling out a new safety initiative is communication with employees. In this episode, Blackline Safety's Sean Stinson and Jeffery Fors from Waste Management explain effective strategies to getting employee buy-in and compliance.

Celebrating 100 Episodes: A Look at SafetyPod’s Most Important Conversations

Episode 100

Celebrating 100 Episodes: A Look at SafetyPod’s Most Important Conversations

We are switching things up for the 100th episode of the podcast! This time around, OH&S Content Editor Shereen Hashem interviews Editor Sydny Shepard about the evolution of the podcast, covering COVID-19 and worker safety and wellness.

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Episode 99

What's Next for Your Safety Career? Higher Education Can Help

Looking into your safety career future? Columbia Southern University can help. Listen in as editor Sydny Shepard talks with CSU representatives Paul Radke and Ernie Smith about how higher education can help advance your career.

Fatal Four: The Construction Industry

Episode 98

Fatal Four: The Construction Industry's Most Dangerous Hazards

Join editor Sydny Shepard as she lays out why it is so important to keep workers in the construction industry safe from the top four most fatal hazards on the job.

Back on the Road: OH&S Goes to Austin for ASSP Safety 2021

Episode 97

Back on the Road: OH&S Goes to Austin for ASSP Safety 2021

Curious what it was like at ASSP's Safety 2021 show in Austin, Texas last week? Editor Sydny Shepard gives an inside look at the conference as well as the planning that went into the event in the face of COVID-19.

Combustible Dust and PPE — 2 NFPA Standards to Know to Improve Safety Culture

Episode 96

Combustible Dust and PPE — 2 NFPA Standards to Know to Improve Safety Culture

OH&S editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Westex: A Milliken Brand’s Scott Francis to talk all about combustible dust. Listen in to find out why combustible dust is so hazardous and what NFPA standards apply.