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Workplace Coronavirus Complaints Surge in North Carolina

Workers in North Carolina are advocating for a statewide COVID-19 workplace mandate.

What OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Guidance Means for Employers

While this guidance does not create new legal obligations, employers should note that new legal obligations from OSHA relating to COVID-19 are likely forthcoming.

OSHA Could Look to Virginia's COVID-19 Safety Rule for Nationwide Standard

Industry experts have praised Virginia’s Jan. 27 COVID-19 worker safety rule.



American Industrial Hygiene Association Wins CDC Award

American Industrial Hygiene Association Wins CDC Award

The AIHA was awarded $500,000 from the CDC for the development of worker safety resources.

American Burn Association’s Burn Awareness Week Begins

American Burn Association’s Burn Awareness Week Begins

The annual Burn Awareness Week will run from Feb. 7 to Feb. 13

Johnson & Johnson Requests Emergency Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson Requests Emergency Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine

The company’s 72% effective vaccine will only require one dose.

Safety Speak: Nonfatal Injury Trends in the Construction Industry

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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.

OSHA Issues Proposed Update to Hazard Communication Standard

The proposed update to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard was issued on Feb. 5.

ISO 45001: Emerging Standards in Safety Training

ISO 45001: Emerging Standards in Safety Training

In March 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use, the world’s first International Standard addressing workplace health and safety.

Companies Offer Incentives for Vaccinated Workers

Companies Offer Incentives for Vaccinated Workers

Sixty percent of workers polled by Perceptyx said they would get the COVID-19 vaccine if given a $100 incentive.

More People are Using Their Phones While Working, Says Survey

56% of people polled said they feel it is their right to use their phones while they are working.

New York City Construction Workers Must be Trained By March 1

Construction workers in New York City will need to complete Site Safety Training by March 1.

Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

After his Feb 2. Senate confirmation, he is expected to oversee the rebuilding of America’s roads and help strengthen transportation systems.

New Strains of COVID-19: What Does This Mean for Vaccination?

With coronavirus variants from places like the United Kingdom and Brazil now in the United States, more vigilant practices are necessary to prevent the spread of the virus.

Poultry Plant Gas Leak Under OSHA Investigation

Poultry Plant Gas Leak Under OSHA Investigation

A Jan. 28 nitrogen gas leak killed six people and injured 12 others.

Misconceptions on Absence of Voltage Testing

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no such thing as absolute zero risk.

Minnesota Introduces Safety Bill for Meatpacking Workers

Minnesota Introduces Safety Bill for Meatpacking Workers

If the legislation is passed, meatpacking employers would be required to provide paid sick leave and PPE to their employees.

Value-Driven Safety: A Personal Commitment and Effective Program to Protect All Employees

Value-Driven Safety: A Personal Commitment and Effective Program to Protect All Employees

Safety programs are the foundation of a successful and safe work environment.

The Five Pillars of a Highly Effective Safety Management Process

The Five Pillars of a Highly Effective Safety Management Process

The five pillars will support continued excellence in operations as well as provide a framework for achieving excellence in workforce safety.

Assessing Dangers of Dust Explosions

Assessing Dangers of Dust Explosions

Dust explosions pose a severe hazard in the workplace, but there many ways to detect danger before a problem occurs.

How to Select Fixed and Portable Gas Detection to Make the Chemical Industry Safer

How to Select Fixed and Portable Gas Detection to Make the Chemical Industry Safer

Gas detection is a vital element of chemical safety—luckily, it is made easier with the help of technology.

Get the Upper Hand on GHS Label Compliance

Get the Upper Hand on GHS Label Compliance

Simple SDS-to-label compliance cross-checks, expert design tips and more.

Getting a Grip on Slip Resistance

Getting a Grip on Slip Resistance

Evaluating the coefficient of friction of PPE footwear.

How to Assess Workers’ Needs to Find Proper Protective Footwear

How to Assess Workers’ Needs to Find Proper Protective Footwear

The style, fit and materials of your boot could be the difference in safety or an on-the-job injury.

Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry

Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry

Keeping employees on their feet takes more than a casual reminder to “watch your step” during daily toolbox talks.

Safety Shower Solutions in Freezing and Challenging Work Environments

Safety Shower Solutions in Freezing and Challenging Work Environments

Chemicals pose a significant threat to worker safety, so there must be protocols in place and proper equipment available to prevent harm while on the job.

Tips for Choosing the Best Training Software

Tips for Choosing the Best Training Software

It simply comes down to which training software can provide everything you need in a way that is easy and affordable.

Drinkable PPE: Are You Protecting Your Workers from the Inside Out?

Drinkable PPE: Are You Protecting Your Workers from the Inside Out?

Hydration is often a second thought while completing a rigorous work day, though it should be a primary focus.

How to Avoid the Price Explosion in Disposable Gloves

How to Avoid the Price Explosion in Disposable Gloves

In today’s world, disposable gloves have become both increasingly scarce and expensive, making alternatives more necessary than ever.

Footwear is Essential PPE for Workers

Footwear is Essential PPE for Workers

Footwear is a significant part of protection for workers that requires several components to make it as effective as possible.