In Episode 29, the S+H editorial team discusses the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities, or SIFs, as well as hazard communication with consultant and expert Chandra Gioiello, a vice president and senior consultant at Industrial Health and Safety Consultants.
In Episode 28, the S+H editorial team discusses the safety impacts of inexperienced workers in various industries amid COVID-19 pandemic labor shortages, as well as housekeeping with Cary Usrey, vice president of operations at SafetyStratus.
Pre-COVID-19 pandemic work life may not return as quickly for employees in customer-facing industries. As some experts see it, the immediate future for workers in grocery, retail, hospitality and similar sectors still includes the risk of stress and anxiety stemming from interactions with angry or aggressive customers.
Four special mini episodes focus on National Safety Month, observed every June. Each episode highlights a different weekly theme throughout the month: musculoskeletal disorders; workplace impairment; injury prevention; and slips, trips and falls. Listen to all four now.
In Episode 27, the S+H editorial team discusses lightning safety for workers as the summer months approach. The team is also joined by NIOSH social scientist Gigi Petery, co-director of the agency’s National Center for Productive Aging and Work.
“We don’t want to suggest that older workers create the safety hazards, because it’s the job conditions that create the safety hazards,” says Chris Cain of CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training. “But we do see that the risks on the job do sometimes disproportionately affect aging workers.”
In Episode 26, the S+H editorial team examines how language barriers can affect workplace safety. In addition, Jessica Bunting, director of the Research to Practice initiative at CPWR, discusses the ninth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, set for May 2-6.
Allegion has received the 2021 Robert W. Campbell Award – presented annually by the National Safety Council to an organization that successfully integrates environmental, health and safety management with business operations.