On the Safe Side

Each month, the Safety+Health editorial team discusses important safety topics, and interviews leading voices in the profession.
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On the Safe Side Episode #17: Humor in safety and protecting workers from heat illness

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Duration: 30:00
07-15-2021
Do humor and safety go together? In Episode 17, the Safety+Health editorial team discusses how the two should – and should not – co-exist in safety presentations. Also: Brenda Jacklitsch, a health scientist in the division of safety integration at NIOSH, offers helpful information on keeping workers safe in the heat.

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On the Safe Side Episode #16: Hazard communication training and women in safety

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Duration: 38:00
06-03-2021
In Episode 16, we discuss our feature story on hazard communication training, including why employers have issues with that portion of the OSHA standard and ways to reinforce training on the job. Also: Veteran safety professional Pam Walaski talks about the challenges and opportunities for women in safety.

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On the Safe Side Episode #14: OSHA’s ‘Top 10’ and fall prevention

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Duration: 20:00
04-14-2021
In Episode 14, the S+H team discusses OSHA’s ‘Top 10’ and our exclusive Q&A with Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the agency’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. The team also welcomes G. Scott Earnest, director of the NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health, to talk about fall prevention and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction – set for May 3-7.
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On the Safe Side Episode #13: Situational awareness on the job and safety leadership amid COVID-19

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Duration: 30:00
03-15-2021
In Episode 13, the Safety+Health team discusses situational awareness for workers and how it can be impacted on the job. The team also welcomes safety leadership expert Don Groover from DEKRA, who talks about leadership during – and after – the COVID-19 pandemic.

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