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FDA Issues Warning Letter to Manufacturer of Respirator Decontamination System

Battelle Memorial Institute failed to meet Emergency Use Authorization requirements for reporting adverse events.

An Update To The Workplace Safety Plan: What Employers Need To Be Doing Now

Like any other business policy, workplace safety is not what it traditionally looked like. It is ever-evolving and advancing, and an employer’s approach should reflect this.

OSHA Cites Over Thirty Employers for Coronavirus Violations

The agency issued citations for several employers across the country for improper operations during the pandemic.



Study Reports Opioid Users At High Risk for Coronavirus

Study Reports Opioid Users At High Risk for Coronavirus

Molecular Psychiatry’s September report says slow breathing rates in opioid users leave them vulnerable to COVID-19.

CDC Revises Coronavirus Guidance to Include Airborne Transmission

CDC Revises Coronavirus Guidance to Include Airborne Transmission

The agency revised their guidance on the virus on Monday to inform of possible airborne transmission from more than six feet away.

Public and Private Sector Vehicle Drivers Face Challenges in the Age of COVID-19

In an age of contactless journeys, vehicle drivers in both the private and public sectors face new challenges – how can they keep a safe distance?

NSC Survey Reports Low Percentage of Drivers Following Cell Phone Use Laws

Just 62% of drivers surveyed reported that they are “very willing” to follow state cell phone laws while driving.

OH&S SafetyPod: The Future of Safety: Expanding Construction and Oil & Gas Education

Episode 31

OH&S SafetyPod: The Future of Safety: Expanding Construction and Oil & Gas Education

Interested in the the future of safety? You are in luck. In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with CSU Academic Program Director Dan Corcoran to talk about safety education in today's world and how academic programs are leaning into a more specialized focus.

Preparing Your Workplace for Emergencies and Worst-Case Scenarios

As a business owner or employer, it’s important to prioritize the safety of employees and have plans and procedures available that can be implemented quickly and efficiently.

OSHA Issues Guidance for Use of Tight-Fitting Respirators

OSHA Issues Guidance for Use of Tight-Fitting Respirators

The guidance follows President Donald Trump’s memorandum on making general use respirators available for health care providers.

OSHA Investigates Death of Utah Construction Worker

A Utah man died while working on a construction site on October 3.

University Study Links Workplace Stressors to Coronavirus

University Study Links Workplace Stressors to Coronavirus

The University of Connecticut’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that employee mental health has declined since the onset of the pandemic.

Cal/OSHA Fines Los Angeles Grocery Stores for Coronavirus Violations

The five grocery stores were fined a total of $104,308 for putting workers at risk for contracting coronavirus.

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Safety Speak: Hazardous Chemical Exposure, OSHA;s Updated Coronavirus FAQ and Safety Leadership

Episode 30

Safety Speak: Hazardous Chemical Exposure, OSHA's Updated Coronavirus FAQ and Safety Leadership

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a new alliance to protect against hazardous chemical exposure, OSHA’s updated Coronavirus FAQ, and newly published articles from the October issue of Occupational Health & Safety.

OSHA Renews Alliance with American Chemistry Council

The five-year alliance will help protect workers who handle chemicals like diisocyanates.

OSHA Publishes New Frequently Asked Questions About Reporting Coronavirus Cases

OSHA Publishes New Frequently Asked Questions About Reporting Coronavirus Cases

OSHA published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the reporting of work-related coronavirus cases on September 30.

EHS Compliance: Make It Personal

EHS Compliance: Make It Personal

Safety professionals are the bridge between those worlds—corporate safety/compliance programs and the frontline work. Therefore, it’s imperative that your health and safety programs meet your workers where they’re at.

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality: Common Sense First

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality: Common Sense First

Determining the quality of indoor air begins with managing expectations, and having standards in place.

Expert Tips for Working Safely in Confined Spaces

Expert Tips for Working Safely in Confined Spaces

Water treatment workers that enter ducts, manholes and vaults frequently must know these safety tips for confined spaces.

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Common Training and Procedures

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Common Training and Procedures

As workers trickle back into the workplace, it is important to revise daily, weekly, monthly and annual procedures to mitigate the risk of the coronavirus, including AED/CPR training.

Contemporary Issues in HSE Management

Contemporary Issues in HSE Management

Post-COVID-19, HSE management will confront new challenges and will have new tools and opportunities.

What You Need to Know about Employee Incentives and Rewards

What You Need to Know about Employee Incentives and Rewards

Here’s how you can create reward programs that encourage safety, resonate with your employees and create engagement and loyalty.

Gearing Up for Slip, Trip and Fall Season

Gearing Up for Slip, Trip and Fall Season

As the seasons change, you must consider the different hazards they bring.

Planning for the Unanticipated Emergency – Are You Ready?

Unseen hazards are everywhere, and it is your job as a safety leader to expect, react and adapt to emergencies as they unfold.

The Supervisor

The Supervisor's Crucial Role in Safety Performance

Are your frontline leaders and shift supervisors helping or hindering your workplace safety efforts?

Eye Protection: Identify Risks, Squash Complaints & Choose Wisely

Eye Protection: Identify Risks, Squash Complaints & Choose Wisely

Why do workers willingly put their eyeballs at risk by foregoing protective eyewear?

Hear Now Leadership: Going Beyond Just Listening

Leadership is more than just the techniques someone employs; it’s about what someone believes, what they see, how they respond, how they are in the world.

Walk the Line: The Importance of Fence Line Monitoring in Construction

Walk the Line: The Importance of Fence Line Monitoring in Construction

Establishing a system of effective perimeter monitoring is essential to the success of construction projects.

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