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A Look into OSHA

Episode 70

A Look into OSHA's Most Recent Costly Citations

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard rounds up the most costly and serious citations OSHA has doled out in the last year.

Better Understanding Hazards, Injuries and Fatalities in the Construction Industry

Episode 69

Better Understanding Hazards, Injuries and Fatalities in the Construction Industry

It’s Construction Safety Week! Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard gives a brief background on the history of Safety Week, discusses current injury and fatality rates in construction and interviews labor attorney Zachary Perecman about how construction companies can better protect those on-site.

Key Indicators of a Strong Safety Culture

Episode 68

Key Indicators of a Strong Safety Culture

Listen in as OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the key indicators of a strong safety culture with Blackline Safety Chief Revenue Officer Sean Stinson.

Safety Speak: An Update on the American COVID-19 Vaccination Effort

Episode 67

Safety Speak: An Update on the American COVID-19 Vaccination Effort

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard talks about the newly extended comment period for the proposed rule change to the Hazard Communication Standard, a national discussion on teens in the workplace and everything you might need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Safety Speak: The Future of OSHA—Biden Chooses a New Leader

Episode 66

Safety Speak: The Future of OSHA—Biden Chooses a New Leader

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses NIOSH's new tool to measure worker well-being, worker hesitation to returning to the office without COVID-19 vaccines and Biden's nomination for OSHA Head. Who is he and does this nomination mean for the agency?

Safety Speak: Fully Vaccinated? The CDC

Episode 65

Safety Speak: Fully Vaccinated? The CDC's Suggested COVID-19 Do's & Don'ts

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look into the global mental health crisis and discusses Distracted Driving Awareness Month as well as the ins and outs of becoming fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Safety Speak: COVID-19 is Now the Third Leading Cause of Death for Americans

Episode 64

Safety Speak: COVID-19 is Now the Third Leading Cause of Death for Americans

Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses ASSP's latest news on Safety 2021, President Biden's new 90-90 plan and an interview with KPA President and CEO Chris Fanning about company compliance with OSHA's NEP and potential ETS.

Safety Speak Kicking Off Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week and a New Secretary of Labor

Episode 63

Safety Speak: Kicking Off Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week and a New Secretary of Labor

In this episode, listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard talks about safety measures in grain bins, a new Secretary of Labor and could California employers get advance notification of Cal/OSHA inspections?

Making Fall Protection Personal: The True Story Behind OSHA’s Top Most Cited Standard

Episode 62

Making Fall Protection Personal: The True Story Behind OSHA’s Top Most Cited Standard

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Thomas Kramer, Managing Principal at LJB, Inc, on fall protection standards and what organizations, employers and safety directors can be doing to ensure the safety of their workers at heights.

Safety Speak: Employees & COVID-19 Vaccines - How to Thoughtfully Encourage Vaccination

Episode 61

Safety Speak: Employees & COVID-19 Vaccines - How to Thoughtfully Encourage Vaccination

Listen in on top safety news topics such as OSHA's new National Emphasis Program, the FDA's recommendations for coronavirus screening tests and how to thoughtfully encourage COVID-19 vaccinations without mandates.

Safety Speak: Returning to the Office: Here

Episode 60

Safety Speak: Returning to the Office: Here's the COVID-19 Precautions Employees Expect

In this mini episode, learn more about increasing opportunities for women in construction, "dire" conditions at meat packing plants in the United States and how employees feel about returning to the office amid a pandemic.

PPE for Women: Why Fit Matters

Episode 59

PPE for Women: Why Fit Matters

Join Editor Sydny Shepard and Fastenal Safety Product Development Manager Makenzie Hoffman as they discuss personal protective equipment for women and why finding the right fit matters.

Safety Speak: OSHA Reveals Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2020

Episode 58

Safety Speak: OSHA Reveals Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2020

In this mini episode, OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the recently released list of OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards as well as new dates for National Safety Stand-Down and Ladder Safety Month.

Safety Speak: Expanding the Definition for Workplace Impairment

Episode 57

Safety Speak: Expanding the Definition for Workplace Impairment

Should employers be thinking outside the box when it comes to workplace impairment? Can organizations pinpoint the hour in which workers are most likely to get injured? And are we getting a third COVID-19 vaccine? Find out on this mini episode of OH&S SafetyPod.

The Safety Gap Challenges in Gas Detection

Episode 56

The Safety Gap — Challenges in Gas Detection

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard talks with Honeywell Offering Manager Lead Richard Dunn about the "safety gap" he and his team found when surveying customer needs for gas detection.

Safety Directors Have Spoken: Footwear Struggles You Might be Having

Episode 55

Safety Directors Have Spoken: Footwear Struggles You Might be Having

A survey sent to safety directors has narrowed down the top struggles workers have with their protective footwear. Listen along as Editor Sydny Shepard and Vice President of Marketing at Warson Brands discuss the results of the survey and more.

Safety Speak: New Information Released on the Fatal Poultry Plant Gas Leak in Georgia

Episode 54

Safety Speak: New Information Released on the Fatal Poultry Plant Gas Leak in Georgia

Editor Sydny Shepard goes over the newest information from the Chemical Safety Board on the gas leak at a Georgia poultry plant that killed 6 people.

Safety Speak: Nonfatal Injury Trends in the Construction Industry

Episode 53

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.

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.

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.