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U.S. OSHA COVID-19 Violations are on the Rise. Be Prepared.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is moving forward with enforcement of violations related to COVID-19. As of January 14, 2021, the agency has proposed penalties totaling $4,034,288.00. [1] These citations have come as a result of more than 270 inspections and can be

Keeping the Chill Out: Advice for Preventing Cold Stress

Baby, it’s cold outside. But for anyone who works outside or in a cold environment, this is no joke. You may be at risk for cold stress. This includes outdoor jobs involving construction or agriculture as well as indoor jobs that involve things like cold storage. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have a specific standard

OH&S Magazine Spotlight: Selecting Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Industrial Plants

When you think of major industrial fires, you think high-intensity chemical explosions, machinery blasts and other large-scale flammable events. However, most fire responses to industrial facilities are not on this scale. Although these types of situations do happen and may create spectacular visuals, it is preferable to extinguish these blazes over time and from a distance using the appropriate equipment,

Welding Journal Cover Feature: How to Help Improve Welders’ Safety and Productivity Shipbuilding Case Study

Industrial shipbuilding requires large numbers of welders. The health and safety challenges that accompany this work can often include eye injuries, respiratory exposure to weld fume, and heat management. Historically, Newport News Shipyard (Newport News, VA) has utilized a number of individual pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect their welders. This includes passive welding helmets, grinding shields,

Be Prepared: PPE Back to Work Webinar Series

The world and the workplace have changed due to COVID-19. As workers and employers adjust to the “new normal” they are confronting new demands: a workplace that is managing the complexities of a global pandemic while helping to keep employees safe, healthy, and efficient. We encourage you to register for any or all of these webinars to help you navigate

OH&S Magazine Spotlight: The Complexities of Achieving Comfort in Fall Protection Harnesses

Fall protection equipment is critically important to help keep workers safe while working-at-height. But, while today’s fall protection equipment user understands the need to use a full body harness, they also seem to have an unquenchable thirst for comfort from their harness. Therefore, harness manufactures have tried to keep the necessary safety components intact while addressing comfort in many ways.

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