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 #12: Virtual National Safety Council Safety Congress & Expo

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Duration: 16:00
02-10-2021
In Episode 12, Heidi Mitchell and Bill Steinbach from the National Safety Council Conventions team stop by to talk about this year’s virtual NSC Safety Congress & Expo – and how to get the most out of your experience.

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On the Safe Side Episode #11: NFPA 70E standard and what to expect from OSHA

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Duration: 26:00
01-14-2021
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.

This month's episode is sponsored by Accuform.

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On the Safe Side Episode #10: Working in the cold and OSHA's Top 10

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Duration: 30:00
12-14-2020
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.

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On the Safe Side Episode #9: Powered industrial trucks

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Duration: 32:00
11-12-2020
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.

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On the Safe Side Episode #8: Hearing loss prevention in the workplace

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Duration: 25:00
10-14-2020
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.

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On the Safe Side Episode #7: COVID-19 and mental health concerns

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Duration: 40:00
09-16-2020
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.

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