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CDC Panel Suggests People Over the Age of 75 Get Vaccinated Next

Because of high elderly death rates, those who are 75-year-old and older will be next in line for the coronavirus vaccine.

The New England Consortium Receives $6.6 Million Worker Safety Grant

The New England Consortium Receives $6.6 Million Worker Safety Grant

The TNEC will continue to offer hazard training for workers with the help of the grant.

Five Tips for Preventing Plant Fires in 2021

Fire may not seem like an immediate threat, but there are more than 5,000 fires in manufacturing plants every year.



Safety Speak: First COVID-19 International Guidelines, Study on Telecommuting and the Rise in Workplace Fatalities

Episode 46

Safety Speak: First COVID-19 International Guidelines, Study on Telecommuting and the Rise in Workplace Fatalities

In this Safety Speak mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses ISO/PAS 45005: General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study on telecommuting and BLS data that shows workplace fatalities are at their highest since 2007.

Neck Gaiters Are Effective Face Coverings, Says CDC and NIOSH Report

Neck Gaiters Are Effective Face Coverings, Says CDC and NIOSH Report

Neck gaiters have been proven to provide protection from coronavirus-carrying respiratory droplets.

ISO Publishes New Guidelines for Worker Health and Safety

The ISO/PAS 45005 guidelines on working safely during the pandemic were developed in only three months instead of the usual three years ISO International Standards take.

Cal-OSHA Issues Citations in Connection to the Death of a Construction Worker

Cal-OSHA Issues Citations in Connection to the Death of a Construction Worker

The death of a California construction worker in June resulted in around $54,000 in fines for two construction companies.

U.S. Workplace Fatalities Reach Highest Number Since 2007

The number of workplace fatalities has reached a new peak, with 5,333 deaths recorded in 2019.

OSHA Introduces New Inspection Program for Businesses with High Injury Rates

The Site-Specific Targeting Directive will apply to non-construction businesses.

FDA Authorizes First Non-Prescription Home Coronavirus Test

FDA Authorizes First Non-Prescription Home Coronavirus Test

The test delivers results to your smartphone within 15 minutes of collecting a sample.

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA issued the first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine on December 11.

Construction Workers Fatalities in Ontario, Canada On the Rise

Construction Workers Fatalities in Ontario, Canada On the Rise

Ontario, Canada has had a steady increase in construction worker deaths in the past six years.

OH&S SafetyPod: Connecting Dust Collection and Compliance with IoT Remote Monitoring

Episode 45

OH&S SafetyPod: Connecting Dust Collection and Compliance with IoT Remote Monitoring

Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard and Donaldson's Brent Nelson chat about the adoption of IoT in industrial facilities as well as its specific application with dust collectors.

House Fires in Michigan Attributed to Remote Working

The holiday season combined with the influx of people working from home has contributed to a large increase in residential fires in Michigan.

Pew Study Shows Favor Towards Remote Working in Certain Industries

Pew Study Shows Favor Towards Remote Working in Certain Industries

Fifty percent of Americans would prefer to work from home even after the pandemic is over, says a report by Pew Research Center.

FDA Panel Votes to Recommend Pfizer Vaccine for Emergency Authorization

An FDA panel voted 17–4 to give emergency use authorization to the Pfizer vaccine.

Ensuring Transportation Worker Safety During the 2020 Holiday Season

In the field of transportation, distractions can be deadly—even those that generally go unseen.

Utah Lawmaker Aims to Help Uphold Worker Safety During the Pandemic

Utah Lawmaker Aims to Help Uphold Worker Safety During the Pandemic

Due to weak workplace safety and coronavirus protection, a Utah representative may begin the process of introducing a bill to protect state workers.

Safety Speak: Construction Safety Standard, FDA Approves New COVID-19 Test, and Selecting the Right PPE for Your Worksite

Episode 44

Safety Speak: Construction Safety Standard, FDA Approves New COVID-19 Test, and Selecting the Right PPE for Your Worksite

In this mini episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a newly revised construction standard for multi-employer sites and the FDA's approval of a new at-home test for COVID-19 and the flu.

NSC Report Details Changes in Workplace Culture Due to COVID-19

NSC Report Details Changes in Workplace Culture Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for support, communication and flexibility from employers.

OSHA Renews Safety Alliance With Ohio Craft Breweries

OSHA Renews Safety Alliance With Ohio Craft Breweries

OSHA will continue to work with craft breweries in Ohio to promote worker safety.

MIOSHA Cites Nine Businesses Coronavirus-related Violations

MIOSHA issued citations with fines ranging $400 to $3,500.

Getting Workers Safely Back to Work in the COVID Era

Supporting workers from the start demonstrates your commitment to their success and makes good business sense.

FDA Authorizes First Home COVID-19 And Flu Test

FDA Authorizes First Home COVID-19 And Flu Test

The FDA has approved an at-home test that can detect the presence of both coronavirus and the flu.

Ergonomic Considerations for Fall Harnesses When Working at Height

Comfort level is an important variable to address when wearing PPE, especially fall harnesses.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Use in Britain

Britain is set to begin administering the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week.

President-elect Biden Selects Nominees for Administration’s Health Team

Biden Selects Nominees for Administration’s Health Team

Choices for Biden’s health team slots include Dr. Vivek Murphy, who served as surgeon general under President Obama.

Episode 43

Safety Speak: Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Regulations, Influenza Post-Exposure Prevention and the CDC’s Decision on Coronavirus Vaccinations

In this episode of the podcast, listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses Cal/OSHA's new emergency regulations to protect against COVID-19 as well as the CDC and FDA's plan on how a Coronavirus vaccine could be distributed in the United States.

Vaccine Cards Will Help Keep Track of COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Department of Defense released photos of the vaccination kits and cards that will be part of the coronavirus vaccination process.

Health Care Workers To Be Vaccinated for COVID-19 First

Health Care Workers To Be Vaccinated for COVID-19 First

An advisory committee for the CDC voted that health care workers and those who live and work in long-term hair facilities will be first in line to be vaccinated for the coronavirus.