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Safety Directors Have Spoken: Footwear Struggles You Might be Having

Episode 55

Safety Directors Have Spoken: Footwear Struggles You Might be Having

A survey sent to safety directors has narrowed down the top struggles workers have with their protective footwear. Listen along as Editor Sydny Shepard and Vice President of Marketing at Warson Brands discuss the results of the survey and more.

Safety Speak: New Information Released on the Fatal Poultry Plant Gas Leak in Georgia

Episode 54

Safety Speak: New Information Released on the Fatal Poultry Plant Gas Leak in Georgia

Editor Sydny Shepard goes over the newest information from the Chemical Safety Board on the gas leak at a Georgia poultry plant that killed 6 people.

Safety Speak: Nonfatal Injury Trends in the Construction Industry

Episode 53

Safety Speak: Nonfatal Injury Trends in the Construction Industry

On this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the new OSHA guidance on COVID-19, the Center for Construction Research and Training’s new bulletin on nonfatal injury trends in the construction industry as well as news and studies surrounding transportation safety.

Safety Speak: When will the COVID-19 Vaccine be Available to Industrial Workers?

Episode 52

Safety Speak: When will the COVID-19 Vaccine be Available to Industrial Workers?

In this episode, listeners will hear about a new partnership between EPA and OSHA, Virginia's new permanent COVID-19 workplace safety standards and when industrial workers will be able to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Safety Speak: A Season for Change — New OSHA Leadership and a Plan to Defeat COVID-19

Episode 51

Safety Speak: A Season for Change — New OSHA Leadership and a Plan to Defeat COVID-19

In this Safety Speak mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the new OSHA leadership appointment and how the Biden Administration has addressed worker safety and health amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Combustible Dust: Sampling, Testing and Removal with Dr. Russell Ogle

Episode 50

Combustible Dust: Sampling, Testing and Removal with Dr. Russell Ogle

Editor Sydny Shepard and Dr. Russell Ogle get into the nitty gritty of understanding the kinds of dust present in your facility.

Safety Speak: OSHA & The Biden Administration—What to Expect

Episode 49

Safety Speak: OSHA & The Biden Administration—What to Expect

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses anticipated changes safety professionals should look out for after the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021.

Safety Speak: New Guidance on FFCRA, OSHA Deadline for Injury and Illness Records and COVID-19 Vaccines

Episode 48

Safety Speak: New Guidance on FFCRA, OSHA Deadline for Injury and Illness Records and COVID-19 Vaccines

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the a new FAQ set up for those who have questions about the expired FFCRA, OSHA's impended deadlines for your Form 300A and updates on the vaccination rollout in the U.S.

Safety Speak: A Look at 2021 with a 20/20 Perspective

Episode 47

Safety Speak: A Look at 2021 with a 20/20 Perspective

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard walks listeners through what she believes will be the biggest safety trends in 2021.

Safety Speak: First COVID-19 International Guidelines, Study on Telecommuting and the Rise in Workplace Fatalities

Episode 46

Safety Speak: First COVID-19 International Guidelines, Study on Telecommuting and the Rise in Workplace Fatalities

In this Safety Speak mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses ISO/PAS 45005: General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study on telecommuting and BLS data that shows workplace fatalities are at their highest since 2007.

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.