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Over 100,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations Recorded in the U.S.

Over 100,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations Recorded in the U.S.

A new record of coronavirus hospitalizations in the United States was reached on December 2.

Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Regulations for Coronavirus Protection Now in Effect

The agency’s emergency regulations were approved on November 30.

Health Care Workers At Maryland Nursing Homes Go Through PPE Training

Maryland nursing homes are requiring staff to undergo PPE training after a statewide surge in COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.



California Mandates Weekly Coronavirus Testing for Health Care Workers

California Mandates Weekly Coronavirus Testing for Health Care Workers

After a reported 35,525 COVID-19 cases among health care workers, the California Department of Public Health will now require workers to be tested weekly.

FDA Approves Flu Treatment for Post-Exposure Treatment

The FDA expands the approval of the flu treatment Xofluza to include prevention of the virus after exposure.

Moderna Applies for Authorization of its 94% Effective Coronavirus Vaccine

Moderna Applies for Authorization of its 94% Effective Coronavirus Vaccine

Moderna applied for FDA authorization for its vaccine, which is reportedly 100% effective at preventing serious cases of coronavirus, on Monday.

Tips for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Assessing risk level and ensuring workers have proper PPE are key steps to maintaining construction worker safety during this time.

Providing Training for Fall Protection

Providing Training for Fall Protection

How to train and equip employees for fall protection to satisfy OSHA regulations and ensure worker safety.

Assessing and Controlling Visual Hazards in the Workplace

Assessing and Controlling Visual Hazards in the Workplace

Eye injuries on the job today are far too common. Employers should conduct risk assessments to determine hazards and protect against them.

Incorporating COVID-19 Protections into Ongoing Workplace Safety Programs

Incorporating COVID-19 Protections into Ongoing Workplace Safety Programs

In a post-COVID world, organizations must develop policies rooted in evidenced-based solutions that foster a safer workplace and drive cost savings.

A Modern 2020 Vision: How PPE Can Work Together

A Modern 2020 Vision: How PPE Can Work Together

Successfully combining vision protection with face coverings to protect workers from COVID-19 may be logistically challenging, but it is not impossible.

Skills Are Safety’s True Bottom Line

In this environment, seeing and then adjusting to limitations, weaknesses and blockages is critical to leadership and to safety performance.

Occupational Safety Expert Added to Biden’s Transitional COVID-19 Task Force

Occupational Safety Expert Added to Biden’s Transitional COVID-19 Task Force

The NSC released a statement of approval in response to a workplace safety expert’s appointment to President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force.

Cold and Windy Needs Appropriate PPE—Especially Hand Protection

Cold and Windy Needs Appropriate PPE—Especially Hand Protection

Hand protection for workers during chilly and windy environments should not be a second thought, as cold stress can lead to several hazardous conditions.

Technology: Transforming Safety for Workers and Communities Alike

Technology: Transforming Safety for Workers and Communities Alike

Thanks to the advances in digital data capture and recording by sensors and devices, information is a commodity that is not in short supply.

OH&S Recognizes Entrants and Winners of the 12th Annual New Product of the Year Contest

OH&S has been celebrating innovation and products optimized to keep workers safe for over 10 years.

Management Commitment is Crucial to Environmental Health and Safety Programs

Management Commitment is Crucial to Environmental Health and Safety Programs

Management Commitment pertains to high level leadership’s “direct participation” in an organization’s EHS program.

Eight Tips for Hearing Testing Day

Eight Tips for Hearing Testing Day

There’s no official checklist or cheat sheet to make sure hearing testing is an effortless experience—some things come with experience and time.

Managing Cold Stress

Managing Cold Stress

Cold stress shouldn’t be a risk you and your team overlook.

Why You Should Use Plume Models for Chemical Emergency Response

Why You Should Use Plume Models for Chemical Emergency Response

During unplanned chemical releases, there are bound to be more questions than answers. Plume models are the best way to answer these questions and more.

Why Are My Hands Always Cold?

Why Are My Hands Always Cold?

Your guide to choosing the best winter work gloves.

Lockout/Tagout Procedures—Keep it Simple, Keep it Safe

Lockout/Tagout Procedures—Keep it Simple, Keep it Safe

Employing these techniques can be the difference between a safe, routine maintenance activity and a serious injury.

Safety First—Mitigating Safety Risks in Electrical and Control Systems

Safety First—Mitigating Safety Risks in Electrical and Control Systems

Components like proper PPE, Lockout/Tagout and clear hazard communication are essential to implementing “safety first” practices.

Enterprise Health Prepares Health Systems to Administer  COVID-19 Vaccine to Employees

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Enterprise Health Prepares Health Systems to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to Employees

As several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies begin to apply for and receive emergency use authorization from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for their COVID-19 vaccines, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has activated the distribution phase of its Operation Warp Speed Strategy for Distributing a COVID-19 Vaccine.

OSHA Outlines Potential Holiday Season Hazards for Employers

OSHA Outlines Potential Holiday Season Hazards for Employers

OSHA provides a guide for employers to follow in order to keep their employees safe from coronavirus infection and the winter elements.

Safety Speak: Drug Testing for Transportation, Meat Industry Injuries and Holiday Workplace Safety

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Safety Speak: Drug Testing for Transportation, Meat Industry Injuries and Holiday Workplace Safety

Join Editor Sydny Shepard as she discusses the HHS guidelines on drug testing, the latest injury rates for the Meat Packing and Processing industry and how OSHA is suggesting retailers, delivery workers and those in order fulfillment decrease their risk of transmitting COVID-19.

Five Emergency Maintenance Best Practices All Plant Employees Should Follow

A well-thought-out and well-organized emergency response plan will help prevent fatalities, reduce equipment maintenance costs and help mitigate potential environmental hazards.

Why Safety Professionals Need to Become Technologists

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Why Safety Professionals Need to Become Technologists

Investing in machine learning, the internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve operational excellence, provide better customer experience, and ultimately grow a company’s bottom line isn’t a new idea.

OH&S SafetyPod: Your FR/AR Safety PPE Questions—Answered: Global Standards

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OH&S SafetyPod: Your FR/AR Safety PPE Questions—Answered: Global Standards

Interested in how to create an effective FR/AR program that works globally? Tune in as Editor Sydny Shepard talks with Paul Castelli, Westex's International Sales Director, about standards and certifications that transcend location.