In Episode 11, the Safety+Health team discusses the latest changes to NFPA 70E, the National Fire Protection Association’s standard for electrical safety in the workplace. The team asks Jane Terry, vice president of government affairs at the National Safety Council, about what’s ahead for OSHA over the next four years.
In Episode 10, the Safety+Health team discusses the dangers of working in the cold as winter sets in across the country. Although OSHA has not released fiscal year 2020 data on the agency’s Top 10 most cited violations, Associate Editor Kevin Druley shares insights into the Top 10 via interviews with two workplace safety experts.
In Episode 9, the Safety+Health team discusses the hazards involved with powered industrial trucks with National Safety Council workplace safety experts JoAnn Dankert and David Consider. Also, the team shares details about contact tracing on the job and why it’s an important thing for employers to do amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to AARP’s 2020 report “Caregiving in the U.S.,” an estimated 53 million adults – more than 1 out of 5 Americans – serve as caregivers to a fellow adult or a child with special needs. Caregiving can involve taking on plenty of responsibility, along with the stress and pressure that comes with it.
In Episode 8, the Safety+Health team discusses the importance of hearing loss prevention efforts in the workplace with Thais Morata, a NIOSH research audiologist. Also, we talk about the safety and health impacts of diversity, equity and inclusion on workers.