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7 Habits of Deeply Confident Leaders

Deeply Confident Leaders have an awareness of both the positive and negative activities in their workplace, which leaves them equipped to handle whatever problems may arise.

The Difference Between Surgical Masks and N95s

The Difference Between Surgical Masks and N95s

With the entrance of PPE in the public’s everyday vocabulary, it is important to note differences in masks and respirators.



Pushing the Boundaries of Hand Protection

Pushing the Boundaries of Hand Protection

How a new technology is delivering next-generation comfort, dexterity and protection within industrial work gloves.

Safety Speak: When will the COVID-19 Vaccine be Available to Industrial Workers?

Episode 52

Safety Speak: When will the COVID-19 Vaccine be Available to Industrial Workers?

In this episode, listeners will hear about a new partnership between EPA and OSHA, Virginia's new permanent COVID-19 workplace safety standards and when industrial workers will be able to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Top 5 COVID-19 Vaccination Plans By State

Top 5 COVID-19 Vaccination Plans By State

The vaccination process has been slower than originally expected, but there are five states that are on top of distributing the coronavirus vaccine.

OSHA Issues Workplace Guidance on Coronavirus

OSHA fulfills the first of two requirements set by President Biden in his Jan. 22 executive order with this new guidance.

Rapid Medical Mobilization for COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination and Other Critical Relief Efforts

Quick-response mobile, customizable containers, trailers and vehicles are offering medical professionals new tools to combat not only the pandemic, but also other urgent healthcare issues.

Meet OSHA

Meet OSHA's New Leadership

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a new leadership team.

Improving Safety with a Risk Management Focus

The responsibility of safety personnel must change from being a worker focus to becoming a risk and safety consultant to management.

NAHB Hosts Construction Worker Stand Down

NAHB Hosts Construction Worker Stand Down

The National Association of Home Builders held its second worker stand down the week of Jan.. 10.

Biden Issues Workplace Health and Safety Executive Order

Biden Issues Workplace Health and Safety Executive Order

The Jan. 22 executive order instructs OSHA to clarify and update COVID-19 safety recommendations.

Winter Slips, Trips and Falls: Avoiding Injury and Incidents in the Workplace

Employers have a responsibility to take the right precautions and prepare their employees for any weather conditions.

Contact Tracing: The Cogency and the Controversy

While contact tracing can be performed manually, there are a number of worker-safety apps available that will save you time and money.

Nine Mine Workers Found Dead After Explosion in China

Nine Mine Workers Found Dead After Explosion in China

A Jan. 10 gold mine explosion killed 10 workers, while one is still missing.

Safety Speak: A Season for Change — New OSHA Leadership and a Plan to Defeat COVID-19

Episode 51

Safety Speak: A Season for Change — New OSHA Leadership and a Plan to Defeat COVID-19

In this Safety Speak mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the new OSHA leadership appointment and how the Biden Administration has addressed worker safety and health amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Embrace Technology to Get the Most Out of Remote Audits and Management Systems

Technology has been an audit enabler for businesses to effectively manage risk and remain compliant with ISO management system standards.

BCSP Announces Award of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the organization's most prestigious awards.

Maintaining Health and Safety During Takeaway and Curbside Pickups

Maintaining Health and Safety During Takeaway and Curbside Pickups

Although food delivery during the pandemic has been a saving grace for restaurants, it presents health and safety challenges that need to be addressed.

Biden Chooses Steel Worker Safety Official for OSHA Leadership Position

Former United Steelworkers safety official Jim Frederick will act as OSHA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Meatpacking Industry Pushes for Worker Vaccinations

Meatpacking Industry Pushes for Worker Vaccinations

Big meatpacking companies like Tyson and JBS are working to get their employees vaccination quickly to avoid more coronavirus cases in meatpacking facilities.

COVID-19 Response Services

Health and safety companies have developed unique solutions to assist organizations in their desire to overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Relief Package Includes Worker Safety

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Relief Package Includes Worker Safety

President-elect Joe Biden will push for an OSHA standard to protect workers from COVID-19.

Keeping Injury Records for Every Establishment

Employers covered by the injury and illness recordkeeping provisions of Part 1904 must create and maintain a 300 Log for each establishment. Understanding how OSHA defines an “establishment” is critical to complying with those requirements.

Safety Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implementing A Digital JHA Tool

The Job Hazard Analysis process focuses on job tasks to identify hazards before they occur.

Combustible Dust: Sampling, Testing and Removal with Dr. Russell Ogle

Episode 50

Combustible Dust: Sampling, Testing and Removal with Dr. Russell Ogle

Editor Sydny Shepard and Dr. Russell Ogle get into the nitty gritty of understanding the kinds of dust present in your facility.

General Recordkeeping Criteria in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we do business in this country. Workers who are able to are now working from home, and workers who are in construction or manufacturing are practicing social distancing on the job. Healthcare workers, social workers, and others who have contact with the public must take extra precautions to protect themselves from exposures to the coronavirus.

2021 Freight and Shipping Employee Safety Trends

2020 highlighted how much health and safety oversight there was in the industry, emphasizing the need for better insights.

Pennsylvania Governor Announces $4.7 Million Grants for Worker Training

Pennsylvania Governor Announces $4.7 Million Grants for Worker Training

Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership will supply 28 Pennsylvania businesses with grants to train their workers.

Safety Speak: OSHA & The Biden Administration—What to Expect

Episode 49

Safety Speak: OSHA & The Biden Administration—What to Expect

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses anticipated changes safety professionals should look out for after the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021.