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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.

Safety Speak: Expanding the Definition for Workplace Impairment

Episode 57

Safety Speak: Expanding the Definition for Workplace Impairment

Should employers be thinking outside the box when it comes to workplace impairment? Can organizations pinpoint the hour in which workers are most likely to get injured? And are we getting a third COVID-19 vaccine? Find out on this mini episode of OH&S SafetyPod.

The Safety Gap Challenges in Gas Detection

Episode 56

The Safety Gap — Challenges in Gas Detection

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard talks with Honeywell Offering Manager Lead Richard Dunn about the "safety gap" he and his team found when surveying customer needs for gas detection.

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.