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The Safety Brief In our podcasts we give short but valuable overviews
and insights into how contractors and safety managers
can be even more effective in protecting their workers.
In our podcasts we give short but valuable overviews and insights into how contractors and safety managers can be even more effective in protecting their workers.

Latest Podcasts




Heat Safety App Updated

Heat Safety App Updated

Heat safety is easier with OSHA’s updated smartphone app in your pocket. Their Heat Safety Tool calculates the current heat index—how hot it feels—on your phone. Free. Local temperature and humidity greatly affect workers. High temperatures and humidity can make the air feel much hotter than it actually is. Often, a worker’s

Dan Clark | May 27, 2015 | Heat Safety, Podcast | OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety


8 Questions About Self-Driving Trucks

8 Questions About Self-Driving Trucks

Self-driving trucks? An 18-wheel big rig now drives itself on the highways of Nevada. Hear from someone who’s been in the passenger seat. The Daimler / Freightliner Inspiration is world’s first licensed, autonomous (self-driving) truck. Freelance automotive writer Jeffrey Jablansky rode in the truck at its debut, and Dan Clark asks all

Dan Clark | May 22, 2015 | Podcast, Self-driving | Safety




Fall Prevention: Safety Stand-Down

Fall Prevention: Safety Stand-Down

Fall prevention is up to the employer. Hear OSHA’s Matt McNicholas and NIOSH’s Dr. Christine Branche talk about the National Fall Safety Stand-Down. Protecting construction employees from falls is job 1. Contractors and companies are required to provide equipment, training, and enforce the rules. The 2nd annual National Fall Safety Stand Down,

Dan Clark | May 12, 2015 | Fall Prevention, Podcast | OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety


3 Landscaping Machines That Bite

3 Landscaping Machines That Bite

Landscaping machines cause many injuries. In this podcast, hear about the three biggest culprits, and how to stay safe around them. Dan Clark tells about this trio of noisy tools and their obvious—and not so obvious—dangers. Listen to hear things you may not know about lawnmowers, weed whackers and wood chippers. TRANSCRIPT:

Dan Clark | May 8, 2015 | Podcast | Safety


New Rule On Confined Spaces In Construction

New Rule On Confined Spaces In Construction

OSHA issued a confined spaces in construction rule. It’s about time. After noodling with it for over 20 years, the new standard goes into effect on Aug. 3, 2015. The confined spaces rule for general industry, initiated in 1994, never fully protected construction workers. OSHA finally catches up. Hear about the five things contractors must

Dan Clark | May 5, 2015 | Confined Spaces in Construction, Podcast | OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety