Tag: worker safety

Validation: Beyond the Hierarchy of Controls

Jon Redmond /September 29, 2021

Anticipating and controlling exposure to hazards is a fundamental component of safeguarding public and worker health.  In both occupational and non-occupational settings, common hazards range widely, from trip hazards to…

What is a Hearing Conservation Program?

Jon Redmond /September 22, 2021

Workplace Hearing Conservation Program High levels of occupational noise exposure can be linked to direct impacts on human health, including permanent hearing loss and psychological stress. These impacts can lead…

What is Hazard Communication (HazCom)?

Jon Redmond /September 1, 2021

What is the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard? The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued a proposed rule to update its existing Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The OSHA Hazard…

How to Prevent Heat Stress in the Workplace

Jon Redmond /July 26, 2021

Each year thousands of workers are injured or die from heat stress they experience in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns employers and workers of…

CDC Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools: Vaccinated Teachers and Students Do Not Need Masks Indoors

Jon Redmond /July 9, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance, stating K-12 students benefit from in-person learning, and prioritizing safely returning to in-person instruction in fall 2021. The updated…