Topping the list for the 11th straight year is Fall Protection – General Requirements. Also: The Top 10 “willful” and “serious” violations, a list of the year’s highest penalties, and an exclusive Q&A with OSHA’s Patrick Kapust.
Do you have a home improvement project you plan to tackle yourself? Whether you’re a seasoned do-it-yourselfer or a relative newbie, getting the job done properly requires a pre-project safety plan. So, before you get started, check out these expert tips for making sure your DIY project is injury-free.
In Episode 21, the S+H editorial team discusses an emerging cannabis impairment issue: delta-8 THC. Also, John Newquist, an author, trainer, consultant and former OSHA inspector, shares his insights on scaffolding safety.
Use of delta-8 THC, a chemical compound that occurs naturally in marijuana, is on the rise. "From the employer lens, the concern is that these products can cause impairment, and they're also not being regulated," one observer cautions.
In Episode 20, the S+H editorial team discusses human and organizational performance – the operating philosophy also known as HOP. Also: Brett Brenner, president of Electrical Safety Foundation International, shares the ins and outs of electrical safety.
In Episode 19, the S+H editorial team discusses the benefits and challenges of being a one-person safety team. Also: Julia Abate, executive director of The Ergonomics Center at North Carolina State University, answers our questions about ergonomic concerns as more workers return to their physical work locations.
In Episode 18, the S+H editorial team discusses the pros and cons of safety incentives, along with OSHA’s evolving stance on the topic. Also: Transportation safety expert Brian Hammer answers our questions about road safety, as more workers begin to commute to their workplace again.