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The Past & Future of Respiratory Protection

The last two and a half years have taught us how important respiratory protection is.

Training for Permit Space Entry: A Team Effort

Training for Permit Space Entry: A Team Effort

Rescue teams must have proper training and equipment to perform a rescue.

Inspection & Maintenance for Portable Eye Wash Stations

Inspection & Maintenance for Portable Eye Wash Stations

What are the inspection and maintenance criteria for portable eyewash stations?



OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Announced as Closing Keynote Speaker for AIHce EXP 2022 Conference

OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Announced as Closing Speaker for AIHce EXP 2022 Conference

James Frederick will speak about initiatives at OSHA at the May conference.

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Promotes Fall Hazard Awareness

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week Promotes Fall Hazard Awareness

Learn more about fall hazards and protection during the week.

Texas Contractor Cited After Workers Injured in Trench Collapse

Texas Contractor Cited After Workers Injured in Trench Collapse

The two workers were allegedly told to return to a partially collapsed trench. It collapsed again.

National COSH Announces “Dirty Dozen” Employers

National COSH Announces “Dirty Dozen” Employers

Amazon, Starbucks and Dollar General among National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s list.

Researches Identify New Rare Occupational Disease

Researches Identify New Rare Occupational Disease

Welder’s anthrax was found among seven metalworkers from 1994 to 2020.

Beat the Heat

Episode 138

Beat the Heat: Planning for Extreme Temperatures & Reducing Productivity Loss

The conversation about keeping workers safe in extreme temperatures is heating up. On this episode, Alex Risen from Big Ass Fans discusses how airflow can help cool employees down leading to a more safe and comfortable workspace.

Raytheon Global Headquarters Named “Star Level” Worksite Again

Raytheon Global Headquarters Named “Star Level” Worksite Again

The aerospace and defense company had its status renewed last week.

How Training Needs to Catch Up with Learners' Brains

In terms of compliance, ignorance is anything but bliss. High turnover, lawsuits, regulatory violations, toxic office cultures, tarnished reputations—all of these problems (and more) typically don’t stem from bad actors, but lackluster workforce training efforts.

Using EHS Data

Companies that leverage their safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace are setting themselves up for success. Safety leaders armed with data visuals and interpretations can make educated decisions that drive productivity, foster a strong culture of safety in the workplace, and encourage continuous improvement.

Organizations To Host Events for Workers’ Memorial Day

Organizations To Host Events for Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day, held on April 28, honors those who lost their lives while working.

Illinois Contractor Cited for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

Illinois Contractor Cited for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

OSHA found workers at heights above 10 feet without adequate fall protection.

How to Support Employee Mental Health & Wellness

Episode 137

How to Support Employee Mental Health & Wellness

Mental health support is no longer about managing existing conditions, it’s about creating spaces that allow workers to set strong boundaries and work in ways that are healthy for them.

 Construction Contractor Cited After Worker Fatally Injured

Construction Contractor Cited After Worker Fatally Injured

The incident occurred when the worker was struck by an object.

New Challenge Launched to Improve Protective Gear

New Challenge Launched to Improve Protective Gear

NIOSH teamed up with HeroX to innovate ideas for better-fitting gear for all.

OSHA Proposes to Reconsider Arizona State OSHA Plan

OSHA Proposes to Reconsider Arizona State OSHA Plan

OSHA says the agency’s policies are not as effective as federal OSHA standards.

New Mexico Issues $137,000 Fine, Willful Citation to Movie Production Filming “Rust”

New Mexico Issues $137,000 Fine, Willful Citation to Movie Production Filming “Rust”

The agency investigated an incident from October 2021 that lead to a worker's death.

Six Ways Energy Companies Can Achieve ESG Targets

Six Ways Energy Companies Can Achieve ESG Targets

These targets are a top priority for many companies.

CDC Announces Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics

CDC Announces Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics

The center will collect and analyze data to help inform decisions.

FDA Authorized Emergency Use of New COVID-19 Breath Sample Test

FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of New COVID-19 Breath Sample Test

The test, authorized last week, can provide results in as little as three minutes.

The Truth About Marijuana Impairment & Recent-Use Drug Testing

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The Truth About Marijuana Impairment & Recent-Use Drug Testing

Marijuana impairment, and particularly how long impairment lasts, is often misunderstood, primarily because advocates for marijuana typically present data from available studies within a narrow scope that aligns with their position.

Texas Company Placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Texas Company Placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA cited the company and placed them in the program after 10 incidents in five years.

OSHA Cites Company for Violations Relating to Fall Hazards

OSHA Cites Company for Violations Relating to Fall Hazards

OSHA’s citations include nine violations, including three willful.

The Qualities of a Great Safety Leader

Episode 136

The Qualities of a Great Safety Leader

As a safety leader, you are the point person for all safety initiatives. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the traits a great leader should have to implement effective and successful safety programs.

Mental Health Benefits are Important to Workers, New Survey Shows

Mental Health Benefits are Important to Workers, New Survey Shows

Employers can take steps to help support workers’ mental health.

New Study Suggests Link Between Silica Dust and Black Lung Disease

New Study Suggests Link Between Silica Dust and Black Lung Disease

The number of coal workers with black lung is increasing.

OSHA Launches New Program to Help Prevent Worker Heat Injury and Illness

OSHA Launches New Program to Help Prevent Worker Heat Injury and Illness

The program is a first-ever for the nation, coming months after OSHA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

Manufacturer Cited for Machine Safety Violations After Worker Injured, Hospitalized

Manufacturer Cited for Machine Safety Violations After Worker Injured, Hospitalized

OSHA has proposed penalties of $159,00 after the incident in 2021.