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Safety News Roundup: May in Review

May 28, 2021
What happened, what’s next and more as we review the month’s top headlines.

We know you want to make sure you’re following the latest guidance on COVID-19. We see it in our website metrics.

We also know that COVID-19 is only a part of the work you’re doing. You still need to make sure you’re keeping your workplace free from hazards and stay abreast of what’s happening in Washington with OSHA and the EEOC. And you still need to focus on the future, including technology that can predict and help prevent incidents from happening in the first place.

But at the end of the day, you are looking for ways to improve the basic tenents of workplace safety, such as delivering a safety message that resonates and creating a safety culture where workers learn how to protect themselves and respect others.

It’s a tough job, and we’re thankful that you do it. EHS Today will continue to help you the best way we know how: by providing you relevant and insightful information that makes doing your job (at least a smidge) easier.

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Stay safe and take care of one another—and yourselves!

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2020

A look at the biggest problem areas in workplaces as reflected in OSHA citations of standard violations.

View the list here.

OSHA ETS Coming; New Chief Named

OSHA reverses course on COVID standards; Doug Parker named to head agency.

Read more here.

Just Say No to Safety Slogans

The right slogan coupled with engaged leadership can improve a company's safety culture.

Read more here.

Single- and Dual-Monitor Computer Setup: Ergonomic Tips

Everything about your computer setup – from the environment, chair, desk, mouse, keyboard and other items – should be designed and positioned based on the tasks you perform and your specific body measurements and personal factors.

Read more here.

5S Workplace: When Safety and Lean Meet

The five in a 5S workplace organizational and housekeeping methodology refers to five steps – sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain. Safety should be the honorary sixth “S.”

Read more here.

Be Careful About Vaccine Incentives

EEOC wellness and disabilities rules can cause complications.

Read more here.

EEOC Issues Religious Guidance

New guidance deals with changes in religious discrimination and allowed accommodations.

Read more here.

Employees Need Help with Mental Health

Almost half of American workers are suffering from mental health issues due to COVID-19.

Read more here.

Virtualized Office-Centric Design is Hurting Employee Performance and Well-Being

Using in-person design for remote working exacerbates fatigue which leads to employee performance decreasing by up to 33%, says Gartner study.

Read more here.

Why Asbestos Still Threatens Construction Workers’ Health

Asbestos exposure remains a significant risk for today’s construction workers—and will pose an even greater risk for decades to come.

Read more here.

The Next Frontier of Workplace Safety

A look at how video and computer vision can improve worker health and safety.

Read more here.

3 Ways to Make Your Safety Moments More Personal

Whether it’s at the start of a meeting, a shift or a conference call, we’ve all likely taken part in some form of a safety moment, where someone briefly talks about a specific topic related to safety.

Read more here.

About the Author

Nicole Stempak

Nicole Stempak is managing editor of EHS Today and conference content manager of the Safety Leadership Conference.

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