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OSHA Announces COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Workers

Episode 77

OSHA Announces COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Workers

OSHA has issued the long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard to protect against COVID-19. The ETS does not, however, cover all workers. Who does it cover? Listen to find out.

Staying Safe: Battling Distractions, Peer Pressure and Complacency

Episode 76

Staying Safe: Battling Distractions, Peer Pressure and Complacency

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses how safety can be impeded by outside distractions, peer pressure and complacency. How can you create a company culture that keeps safety top of mind despite these issues?

Preparation & Prevention: Top 5 Workplace Summertime Injuries

Episode 75

Preparation & Prevention: Top 5 Workplace Summertime Injuries

Summer brings with it some great things, but safety directors know that it can also bring increased safety risks for workers on the job. Listen in as we count down the top five most common summertime safety risks.

NFPA 70E—2021: What

Episode 74

NFPA 70E — 2021: What's New for PPE

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Scott Francis, Technical Sales Manager for Westex: A Milliken Brand, to discuss new additions and clarifications in the latest edition of NFPA 70E.

Wearables in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Episode 73

Wearables in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard is joined by two professionals from NIOSH to discuss how wearable devices are impacting the safety industry.

Checking In: Understanding and Prioritizing Mental Wellness in the Workplace

Episode 72

Checking In: Understanding and Prioritizing Mental Wellness in the Workplace

In this episode we are talking all about stress, wellness and mental health in the workplace. Find out how safety directors, executives and HR can help to ensure that employees feel heard and cared for.

Getting the Upper Hand: Selecting the Right Hand Protection for Your Workers

Episode 71

Getting the Upper Hand: Selecting the Right Hand Protection for Your Workers

We are talking all about hand protection in this interview between Editor Sydny Shepard and Fastenal's Safety Sales Director Evan Hardin. Listen in as they discuss hand injuries, PPE, new technology and how to keep your workers safe on the job.

A Look into OSHA

Episode 70

A Look into OSHA's Most Recent Costly Citations

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard rounds up the most costly and serious citations OSHA has doled out in the last year.

Better Understanding Hazards, Injuries and Fatalities in the Construction Industry

Episode 69

Better Understanding Hazards, Injuries and Fatalities in the Construction Industry

It’s Construction Safety Week! Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard gives a brief background on the history of Safety Week, discusses current injury and fatality rates in construction and interviews labor attorney Zachary Perecman about how construction companies can better protect those on-site.

Key Indicators of a Strong Safety Culture

Episode 68

Key Indicators of a Strong Safety Culture

Listen in as OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the key indicators of a strong safety culture with Blackline Safety Chief Revenue Officer Sean Stinson.

Safety Speak: An Update on the American COVID-19 Vaccination Effort

Episode 67

Safety Speak: An Update on the American COVID-19 Vaccination Effort

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard talks about the newly extended comment period for the proposed rule change to the Hazard Communication Standard, a national discussion on teens in the workplace and everything you might need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Safety Speak: The Future of OSHA—Biden Chooses a New Leader

Episode 66

Safety Speak: The Future of OSHA—Biden Chooses a New Leader

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses NIOSH's new tool to measure worker well-being, worker hesitation to returning to the office without COVID-19 vaccines and Biden's nomination for OSHA Head. Who is he and does this nomination mean for the agency?

Safety Speak: Fully Vaccinated? The CDC

Episode 65

Safety Speak: Fully Vaccinated? The CDC's Suggested COVID-19 Do's & Don'ts

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look into the global mental health crisis and discusses Distracted Driving Awareness Month as well as the ins and outs of becoming fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Safety Speak: COVID-19 is Now the Third Leading Cause of Death for Americans

Episode 64

Safety Speak: COVID-19 is Now the Third Leading Cause of Death for Americans

Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses ASSP's latest news on Safety 2021, President Biden's new 90-90 plan and an interview with KPA President and CEO Chris Fanning about company compliance with OSHA's NEP and potential ETS.

Safety Speak Kicking Off Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week and a New Secretary of Labor

Episode 63

Safety Speak: Kicking Off Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week and a New Secretary of Labor

In this episode, listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard talks about safety measures in grain bins, a new Secretary of Labor and could California employers get advance notification of Cal/OSHA inspections?

Making Fall Protection Personal: The True Story Behind OSHA’s Top Most Cited Standard

Episode 62

Making Fall Protection Personal: The True Story Behind OSHA’s Top Most Cited Standard

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Thomas Kramer, Managing Principal at LJB, Inc, on fall protection standards and what organizations, employers and safety directors can be doing to ensure the safety of their workers at heights.

Safety Speak: Employees & COVID-19 Vaccines - How to Thoughtfully Encourage Vaccination

Episode 61

Safety Speak: Employees & COVID-19 Vaccines - How to Thoughtfully Encourage Vaccination

Listen in on top safety news topics such as OSHA's new National Emphasis Program, the FDA's recommendations for coronavirus screening tests and how to thoughtfully encourage COVID-19 vaccinations without mandates.

Safety Speak: Returning to the Office: Here

Episode 60

Safety Speak: Returning to the Office: Here's the COVID-19 Precautions Employees Expect

In this mini episode, learn more about increasing opportunities for women in construction, "dire" conditions at meat packing plants in the United States and how employees feel about returning to the office amid a pandemic.

PPE for Women: Why Fit Matters

Episode 59

PPE for Women: Why Fit Matters

Join Editor Sydny Shepard and Fastenal Safety Product Development Manager Makenzie Hoffman as they discuss personal protective equipment for women and why finding the right fit matters.

Safety Speak: OSHA Reveals Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2020

Episode 58

Safety Speak: OSHA Reveals Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2020

In this mini episode, OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the recently released list of OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards as well as new dates for National Safety Stand-Down and Ladder Safety Month.