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U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

NACOSH Heat Injury and Illness Work Group will hold its initial meeting on February 25, 2022.

Life After OSHA Withdraws Vaccine Mandate

Life After OSHA Withdraws Vaccine Mandate

On January 25, OSHA withdrew the ETS while leaving open the prospect that it may still attempt to finalize and implement a permanent vaccine and testing mandate.



Another Pandemic Challenge for Nurses: Sleep Problems

Another Pandemic Challenge for Nurses: Sleep Problems

Difficulty sleeping due to work stress and scheduling contributes to nurses’ anxiety and depression.

What’s Next? How to Plan Despite  OSHA’s Covid-19 ETS Withdrawal

Episode 124

What’s Next? How to Plan Despite OSHA’s Covid-19 ETS Withdrawal

A lot of news has come from OSHA's attempt to protect workers against Covid-19. To clear up confusion, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the convoluted history of the ETS with Akerman Law Firm Partner Lillian Moon.

CDC Study Reveals COVID-19 Hospitalizations are 23 Times Higher for Those who are Unvaccinated than Boosted

CDC Study Reveals COVID-19 Hospitalizations are 23 Times Higher for Those who are Unvaccinated than Boosted

The booster shot is highly encouraged for an extra layer of protection.

OH&S Celebrates 90 Years of Service to the Occupational Health and Safety Community

Believe it or not, Occupational Health & Safety is 90 years old. As a celebration of this milestone, I thought it only necessary to look back on the formation of the publication as well as explain how OH&S plans to use this year to review some of the most important health and safety topics throughout the last 90 years.

How Supply Chain Challenges Spur Safetys Prominence

It’s not just a temporary/pandemic-spiked thing. A survey of respected economists revealed:  “Many expect the labor shortage to last at least several more years, and some say it’s permanent.”

Modern PPE Creates Innovative, Comfortable Hand Protection Options for Workers

Modern PPE Creates Innovative, Comfortable Hand Protection Options for Workers

Today, gloves are made from innovative, lightweight materials that provide protection, comfort and reduced hand fatigue, so workers are more likely to wear them. 

Creating a Culture of Safety

Creating a Culture of Safety

Achieving a culture of safety involves every department within an organization.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

It is important for everyone on the job site to understand the importance of PPE, how to check for damage and ensure proper fit.

Coaxing and Coaching: Software Training Best Practices for Employees

Coaxing and Coaching: Software Training Best Practices for Employees

The key to making new software rollouts successful is good training.

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Don't Let Your Liquid Assets Become Frozen

Working in sub-zero temperatures? Here is how to ensure reliable heated water for drench showers and eyewashes.

Six Steps to Digitizing Your Oil and Gas Safety Program

Six Steps to Digitizing Your Oil and Gas Safety Program

One of the main reasons software implementations fail is because the scale of the project was too much from the outset. 

Tiny Particles: Big Booms

Tiny Particles: Big Booms

The benefits of portable industrial vacuums for combustible dust mitigation. 

Combustible Dust Insights Help Shape Training and Education

Combustible Dust Insights Help Shape Training and Education

To help professionals and practitioners in various industries safely manage pesky particles, NFPA has developed six standards.

The Long Road to Now: The Evolution of Safe Work

The Long Road to Now: The Evolution of Safe Work

OH&S takes a look at the most important events that have helped to evolve occupational health and safety since the inception of the publication. 

How to Select a Personal Sampling Pump for the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

How to Select a Personal Sampling Pump for the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

There are eight key features to look for when purchasing a sampling pump.

Industrial Facility Safety from the Loading Dock to the Plant Interior

Industrial Facility Safety from the Loading Dock to the Plant Interior

Loading docks are one of the most critical and dangerous links in any supply chain.

Worker Retention Starts with Easing Employee Stress and Strain

Worker Retention Starts with Easing Employee Stress and Strain

Employees are leaving worksites in droves—finding ways to give workers ownership of their safety and health could help retention.

Respiratory Protection has Never Been More Important: Selection and Considerations for Proper Use

Respiratory Protection has Never Been More Important: Selection and Considerations for Proper Use

When the respiratory system encounters threats for which little to no effective natural defense exists, it is imperative to have controls in place to prevent exposure.  

Five Ways Software Helps Strengthen Your Chemical Safety and IH Program

Five Ways Software Helps Strengthen Your Chemical Safety and IH Program

Now is the time to make a compelling and well-rounded business case for implementing IH software in your organization.

The Long Road to Now: Evolution to Safe Work

Episode 123

The Long Road to Now: Evolution of Safe Work

Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at the most important events that have helped to evolve occupational health and safety.

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Nominations for Employee Representative on Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Nominations for Employee Representative on Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

OSHA is requesting nominations to fill one vacant employee representative position on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The 15-member group advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on developing standards and policies affecting the construction industry.

Occupational Safety and Health in Supply Chain Management

Occupational Safety and Health in Supply Chain Management

Logistics networks face increasing demand and complexity, and businesses are investing more in maximizing efficiency. However, these efforts may overlook occupational health and safety in the name of speed and profitability.

OSHA Alliance Provides Important Workplace Safety Updates for Technical Guide Assessing Robot Systems

OSHA Alliance Provides Important Workplace Safety Updates for Technical Guide Assessing Robot Systems

Increasingly, U.S. industries are using robotic technologies to perform dangerous or repetitive tasks, and these systems are becoming more collaborative and mobile in naturel, according to a press release.

The Expansive World of Industrial Hygiene

Episode 122

The Expansive World of Industrial Hygiene

OH&S is excited to announce a brand-new podcast focused on industrial hygiene called IHpod: An Industrial Hygiene Podcast.

U.S. Department of Labor proposes $145K in Fines after Worker Suffers Fatal Injury at Chicago-area Pizza Manufacturer

U.S. Department of Labor proposes $145K in Fines after Worker Suffers Fatal Injury at Chicago-area Pizza Manufacturer

Sanitation workers were exposed to equipment hazards during cleaning operations.

Pharmacies in the U.S. are Handing Out Free N95 Masks While Long-awaited COVID-19 Tests Begin to Arrive in the Mail

Pharmacies in the U.S. are Handing Out Free N95 Masks While Long-awaited COVID-19 Tests Begin to Arrive in the Mail

The Biden administration makes 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free.