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.

On this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, we will discuss ISO’s new publicly available specification for worker safety in the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study on telecommuting and at the end we will take a look at the increase in workplace fatalities as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Listen to this episode of OH&S SafetyPod on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and more.

A special thank you to Blackline Safety:

Blackline Safety is a global connected safety leader that helps to ensure every worker gets their job done and returns home safe each day. Blackline provides wearable safety technology, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software and data analytics to meet demanding safety challenges and increase productivity of organizations in more than 100 countries. Blackline supports a broad range of scenarios and provides a lifeline to tens of thousands of men and women through devices that have reported over 100 billion data-points and initiated over five million emergency responses. Armed with 4G and satellite connectivity, we ensure that help is never too far away. BlacklineSafety.com

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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