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Safety News Roundup: February 2022 in Review

Feb. 25, 2022
A look at the month's most popular stories.

February may only have 28 days, but it felt jam packed—at least to us.

That might have something to do with the wallops of winter storms, Winter Olympics, Super Bowl LVI and now the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Oh, and the fact that we’re approaching the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still claiming the lives of more than 1,500 Americans daily.

It’s impossible to know what will happen next in the world, but you can count on EHS Today to continue providing the latest news and industry best practices on how to make the workplace safer.

While we collectively hold our breath and wait to hear what’s next, here’s a look back at the most popular stories online.

We still see great interest in developments related to COVID-19. We see you’re also interested in more traditional topics such as chemical emergencies and hearing loss. We’re tickled pink that so many of you wanted to know how to share the love with your employees ahead of Valentine’s Day, which feels like a lifetime ago. We’re also delighted to see you looking for what more you can do to improve workplace safety—as if you don’t already have enough on your plate—including learning more about well-being and visual literacy.

We hope you find something novel and helpful in these stories. And if you have any ideas for what you’d like to see from EHS Today, drop them in the comments below.

OSHA is Going to Try, Try Again

Despite the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, OSHA plans to press on with vaccine mandate regulations.

Read more here.

Time to Move from Wellness to Well-Being

While some companies launched wellness programs mainly to lower healthcare costs, a new focus on well-being aims to embrace the ‘whole’ employee.

Read more here.

How COVID-19 is Impacting Construction Workers

Now, more than ever, construction workers need mental health support.

Read more here.

30% of Companies Aren’t Prepared for Chemical Emergencies

A new study also shows that less than 3% of organizations employ a full-time crisis management professional.

Read more here.

On Valentine’s Day, Share the Love with Your Employees

While you may not buy your co-workers chocolates and roses, there are ways you can show your appreciation this Feb. 14–and the whole year through.

Read more here.

Are We All Back at the Office or Not?

Safety is still a concern, according to a new Conference Board survey.

Read more here.

Hearing Loss Prevention: What You Should Consider

Make sure every employee is aware of the hazards of noise-induced hearing loss, so they can take steps to protect against them.

Read more here.

Photo Gallery: Photos from the Deadly Yarnell Hill Fire

If a picture says a thousand words, these stunning photos of the Yarnell Hill Fire in central Arizona speak volumes about the bravery of the firefighters who risked their lives to protect the communities in the fire's path.

Read more here.

Visual Literacy Helps Safety Professionals See the Bigger Picture

When workers learn to see what they might otherwise miss, they’re better able to improve workplace safety.

Read more here.

Regulatory Update: COVID’s Impact on Wage and Leave Rules

Don’t let Labor Department regulations trip you up.

Read more here.

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