New Emergency Heat Rule, Addressing Mental Health Stigma and the Delta Variant

Episode 83

New Emergency Heat Rule, Addressing Mental Health Stigma and the Delta Variant

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard discusses the extreme heat in Oregon, the stigma against mental health in the workplace and COVID-19 vaccinations and variants.

In this episode we have much to discuss. First, as an extension of our heat related illnesses episode from last week, we will talk about the extreme heat wave plaguing the Pacific Northwest. Oregon OSHA just adopted a new emergency rule, will it help to protect workers?

Next, we will talk about mental health stigma’s in the workplace and how it is keeping Americans from speaking up.

Finally, we will take a look into the latest on COVID-19. Stay tuned to learn everything there is to know about the global death toll, vaccination percentages and a new variant.

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About the Authors

Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

Shereen Hashem is the Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety magazine.

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