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The ABCs, D, and Ks of Fire Extinguishers

The ABCs, D, and Ks of Fire Extinguishers

Extinguishers should be located along normal paths of travel and near exits.

Burnout Can Impact Workers from Head to Toe

Burnout Can Impact Workers from Head to Toe

Providing workers with proper foot protection should be a moral obligation.



CDC Updates Recommendations for Next Booster

CDC Updates Recommendations for Next Booster

People over 50, immunocompromised are eligible for booster shot

MN House passes bill on warehouse workers’ safety

MN House Passes Bill on Warehouse Workers’ Safety

Certain employers would be required to adhere to new standards if the bill becomes a law.

Seattle company given “Star” recognition for workplace safety

Seattle Company Given “Star” Recognition for Workplace Safety

OSHA certified the construction company in the Voluntary Protection Program.

OSHA Proposes Changes to Recordkeeping Regulations

OSHA Proposes Changes to Recordkeeping Regulations

Some companies could see change in their requirements to report injury and illness information to OSHA.

President’s FY2023 Budget Includes $14.6 Billion for Department of Labor

President’s FY2023 Budget Includes $14.6 Billion for Department of Labor

The budget includes funding for worker protection agencies, mental health plans

Company Cited for Not Fixing Violations Relating to Fire Risk

Company Cited for Not Fixing Violations Relating to Fire Risk

OSHA again cited a cabinetmaker after they exposed workers to fire risks.

  Food Processor Honored for Work at Multiple Locations

Food Processor Honored for Safe Work at Multiple Locations

Smithfield Foods was recognized for environmental compliance and worker safety.

Four employers fined $139,000 after workers injured

Employers Fined $139,000 After Six Workers Injured in Flash Fire

Six workers were injured after a flash fire and explosion occurred.

Two Years Later: How a Pandemic Turned Our Lives Upside Down

Episode 133

Two Years Later: How a Pandemic Turned Our Lives Upside Down

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look back at the pandemic two years ago... and now.

Violations Issued to Companies After Worker Electrocuted

Violations Issued to Companies After Worker Electrocuted

Three companies have been issued fines for workplace safety

Oregon Store Faces Violations for Exposing Workers to Possible Injury

Oregon Store Faces Violations for Exposing Workers to Possible Injury

Dollar Tree’s violations amount to $32,000 in fines

Plastics Packaging Manufacturer Fined Nearly $370,000 After Worker Injured

Plastics Packaging Manufacturer Fined Nearly $370,000 After Worker Injured

A lack of PPE and lockout/tagout procedures leads to hefty fines for a plastic manufacturer.

Washington Amazon Center Fined for Unsafe Work Practices

Washington Amazon Center Fined for Unsafe Work Practices

Amazon finds itself in the middle of controversy after being fined for unsafe work practices

OSHA Reopens Record, Seeks Comments on Final Rule to Protect Healthcare Workers from Covid-19

OSHA Reopens Record, Seeks Comments on Final Rule to Protect Healthcare Workers from Covid-19

OSHA is set on continuing to create a rule to protect healthcare workers from workplace exposure to the Covid-19 virus.

Washington State Manufacturer Fined Nearly $100,000 After Worker Death

Washington State Manufacturer Fined Nearly $100,000 After Worker Death

A roofing product manufacturer failed to follow basic lockout/tagout which led to the death of an employee.

Another Booster? What You Need to Know about Vaccine Manufacturers’ Fourth Shot

Another Booster? What You Need to Know about Vaccine Manufacturers’ Fourth Shot

Both Pfizer and Moderna have asked the FDA to approve a second booster dose of their Covid-19 vaccines.

Confined Spaces: How to Consider and Manage Human Factors

Episode 132

Confined Spaces: How to Consider and Manage Human Factors

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses hazards found in a confined space and how human factors should be considered with Chason Coelho, Senior Managing Scientist at Exponent.

Worker Fatality Leads to Serious Violations for Rhode Island Concrete Supplier

Worker Fatality Leads to Serious Violations for Rhode Island Concrete Supplier

A worker sustained fatal injuries while repairing a cement truck.

Hot Tub Manufacturer in Hot Water Following Chemical Exposures

Hot Tub Manufacturer in Hot Water Following Chemical Exposures

A Pennsylvania hot tub manufacturer has continued to expose workers to chemical hazards following original OSHA inspections.

Plastic Recycler Faces Fines Over Combustible Dust Hazards

Plastic Recycler Faces Fines Over Combustible Dust Hazards

A facility in Pennsylvania faces nearly $90k in fines after exposing employees to hazards related to combustible dust.

Serious Violations at Greensboro US Postal Service Facility After Amputation Injury

Serious Violations at Greensboro US Postal Service Facility After Amputation Injury

OSHA found that many machine safe guards had been removed at the USPS distribution center.

Americans Believe Their Safety at Work is “More Important Than Ever”

Americans Believe Their Safety at Work is “More Important Than Ever”

A new report shows employed Americans believe their workplace safety is more important than ever, but they are not so sure their employer would agree.

Federal Judge Orders New Jersey’s Most Flagrant OSHA Violator to Pay $2 Million

Federal Judge Orders New Jersey’s Most Flagrant OSHA Violator to Pay $2 Million

A federal judge is cracking down on an employer with a long history of exposing employees to workplace hazards.

Contractor Cited Twice in Six Months for Exposure to Fall Hazards

Contractor Cited Twice in Six Months for Exposure to Fall Hazards

Employees exposed to fall hazards are at risk of serious injuries and even death.

Implementing Safety: Effecting Change at Your Organization

Episode 131

Implementing Safety: Effecting Change at Your Organization

Change is scary, it invites in the unknown leading to uncertainty, anxiety and stress. Despite how it makes you feel, however, change is bound to happen.

The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality – Improved Monitoring for CO2, Ventilation and More

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The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality – Improved Monitoring for CO2, Ventilation and More

Whether you have employees returning to in-person work or students going back to in-person learning, monitoring and maintaining indoor air quality (IAQ) is critical. More people are paying attention to air quality in the spaces we use for work, school, entertainment and travel, and building owners are looking for ways to create cleaner air to instill occupant confidence.

OSHA Finds Zip Line Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented

OSHA Finds Zip-Line Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented

The agency said that required safety measures could have prevented a fatal fall at a zip-line attraction in California.