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NFPA Releases New Guide for Firefighters Based on Fire Science

A new 13-chapter document is intended to teach firefighters effective strategies for search, rescue and fire suppression.

ASSP and NECA Join Forces to Improve Electrical Worker Safety

ASSP and NECA Join Forces to Improve Electrical Worker Safety

The two organizations signed a three-year memorandum of understanding on November 2.

Oregon OSHA Set to Issue Emergency Coronavirus Workplace Rules

Oregon OSHA Set to Issue Emergency Coronavirus Workplace Rules

A reported 29 of 600 coronavirus-related deaths in Oregon have a connection to workplace outbreaks.



Streamline Your Chemical Management with SaaS

SaaS solutions can pull SDS information directly from the chemical manufacturer or distributor, keeping your SDS management system compliant.

What Should Be Included in Every Occupational Health and Safety Training Program

Occupational health and safety training is an extremely important activity at the workplace.

The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation Wins Grant to Further Health Care Worker Safety

The MCA received a grant from The Workers Lab, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

OSHA Issues New Respiratory Protection Guidance

Health care workers in long-term care facilities are at high risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus—OSHA’s new respiratory guidance aims to protect them from exposure.

CDC Issues Order For Resuming Cruise Ship Operations During Pandemic

CDC Issues Order For Resuming Cruise Ship Operations During Pandemic

The CDC is working toward making cruise ship travel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protecting Your Company From COVID-19 Workplace Safety Whistleblower Claims

Employers should consider encouraging a culture that allows open discussion regarding safety concerns in the workplace and allows employees to raise such concerns with their managers.

New Hampshire Construction Worker Severely Injured On The Job

A New Hampshire construction worker was injured on the job after being run over by a tractor.

WHO and Wikipedia Partner to Prevent Spread of False Information About COVID-19

WHO and Wikipedia Partner to Prevent Spread of False Information About COVID-19

Wikipedia, the frequently used online encyclopedia will work with the WHO to provide verified information about coronavirus.

Four Easy Ways to Improve Your Work From Home Experience

Making a few adjustments can help make your work from home experience more practical and pleasant.

Flu Shot May Lessen the Chance of Contracting Coronavirus, Study Says

The upcoming flu season has caused concern as it coincides with the coronavirus pandemic, but experts say the flu shot may decrease your chances of getting coronavirus as well.

Study Illustrates Grocery Store Workers At High Risk of Coronavirus Infection

Study Illustrates Grocery Store Workers At High Risk of Coronavirus Infection

Grocery store employees are among the essential workers who are most exposed to the coronavirus.

Technology: Transforming Safety for Workers and Communities Alike

Thanks to the advances in digital data capture and recording by sensors and devices, information is a commodity that is not in short supply.

Safety Speak: Wildfire Smoke, COVID-19 Case Surges in the U.S. and Mental Health Resources for the Workplace

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Safety Speak: Wildfire Smoke, COVID-19 Case Surges in the U.S. and Mental Health Resources for the Workplace

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast we will discuss Washington’s proposed regulation to protect workers from wildfire smoke, new surges in Coronavirus cases and decreases in the antibodies that create “virus immunity.” Towards the end, we will go in-depth on mental health in the age of COVID-19 – how employees might be at an increased risk for mental health issues and how employers can help.

New York City Sees Drop in Workplace Construction Site Injuries

New York City Sees Drop in Workplace Construction Site Injuries

New York City’s Local Law 196 helped set a significant drop in construction injuries into motion.

Cornell University Gets Green Light on Food Processing Facility Study

Top food processing companies will participate in a Cornell University project that will analyze strategies to reduce coronavirus transmission in processing plants.

Protecting Poll Workers Starts with Voters

Protecting Poll Workers Starts with Voters

As early voting continues and Election Day approaches, poll workers are at risk of coming into contact with infected voters.

Vermont Governor Announces Second Round of Hazard Pay for Essential Workers

Workers who meet the set requirements could receive up to $2,000 in hazard pay.

British Study Outlines Lowered Strength of Coronavirus Antibodies

British Study Outlines Lowered Strength of Coronavirus Antibodies

A British study that began in June reveals that COVID-19 antibodies do not have a lasting effect toward immunity.

Catering to Employee’s Mental Health Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Employee mental health has suffered as the stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected worker’s personal and professional lives.

How to Deal with Employees in the Midst of a Pandemic

As countries are slowly starting to go back to the way things were and employees go back to the office, a problem most employers face is how to deal with their employees during these difficult times.

Washington Starts Process of Developing Wildfire Smoke Worker Safety Rules

Washington Starts Process of Developing Wildfire Smoke Worker Safety Rules

After a series of debilitating wildfires on the west coast, Washington is mapping out worker safety rules to protect employees from the dangerous effects of wildfire smoke.

Thousands of New Coronavirus Cases Set New U.S. Record

The new record number of cases surpassed 85,000.

Problems with Safety Management: Management and Practices Issues

OSHA standards are primarily focused on worksite conditions, so such exposures should be identified and addressed before workers are exposed to them.

How Manufacturers Can Meet New Health and Safety Standards

As we all work together in the fight against the public health crisis, it’s imperative to continue to prioritize hygiene best practices in everyday operations.

Over One Hundred Businesses Cited and Fined by OSHA for Coronavirus Related Violations Since March

Many of the 112 citations have been given out in the month of October.

Safety Speak: Target OSHA Citations, Flu Season, and When Will We See a COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Safety Speak: Target OSHA Citations, Flu Season, and When Will We See a COVID-19 Vaccine?

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, we will discuss big box retailer Target’s OSHA citations, how pharmacies are preparing for the highly anticipated flu season and at the end, I will go in-depth on what we know about a possible COVID-19 vaccination and plans to administer it.

NIOSH Signs MOU with National Fire Protection Association

NIOSH Signs MOU with National Fire Protection Association

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will work with the National Fire Protection Association to improve the safety of emergency responders using technology.

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