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.
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.
In Episode 7, the Safety+Health team welcomes University of South Florida public health professor Marissa Levine to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting the mental health of workers. Also, we examine how telling stories can make safety lessons stick. In our Safe Side pop quiz, the editors share which foods they're missing this year with the cancellation of local fairs and festivals.
In Episode 6, the Safety+Health team examines soft skills, including what they are, how they differ from other job-related skills and how they can benefit a safety professional’s career. Also, Linda Martin, a recipient of the National Safety Council’s Marion Martin Award, discusses her work as an educator, earning a doctorate and sharing positivity on social media.
In Episode 5, the Safety+Health editorial team looks at one economist’s research on the impact of OSHA press releases. And safety superstar Abby Ferri talks about teaching during the pandemic, safety and superheroes.