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Relaxing White Noise
Soothing Baby Sleep Sounds 8 Hours | Helps Calm Crying, Colicky Infant

Relaxing White Noise

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 480:47


When calming a crying baby, try playing this baby sleep sound. Parents, give yourself a break by using this relaxing noise to soothe your colicky infant. This is a great tool to help ensure quality sleep for your baby. White noise creates a peaceful environment for your child that mimics the sounds of the womb and may reduces their stress. It can help them calm down while lulling them to sleep. And, with your child peacefully napping, it will help you get some rest. This 8 hour sleep sound is a handy tool for any new mother or father. The whole family will appreciate this white noise sound once the colicky infant is happily sleeping and everyone else is getting the rest they deserve. While playing white noise for babies, it's important to keep tabs on the volume, because any white noise machine, smartphone, or computer can put out levels that are too loud for your child. It's recommended to play the sound at least a few feet from where your infant is sleeping and to keep the volume no louder than the sound of a soft shower. Parents can download an app to turn their smartphone into a sound level meter. One good, free, option is the sound level meter app created by the U.S. National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) available on the app store as the NIOSH SLM app. Here are some great products to help you sleep! Relaxing White Noise receives a small commission (at no additional cost to you) on purchases made through affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the podcast! Click: Sleepyhead USA Mattress Topper $50 off with code 'RWN' Baloo Living Weighted Blankets (Use code 'relaxingwhitenoise10' for 10% off) At Relaxing White Noise, our goal is to help you sleep well. This episode is eight hours long with no advertisements in the middle, so you can use it as a sleeping sound throughout the night. Listening to our white noise sounds via the podcast gives you the freedom to lock your phone at night, keeping your bedroom dark as you fall asleep. It also allows you to switch between apps while studying or working with no interruption in the ambient sound. Check out the 10-Hour version on YouTube Contact Us for Partnership Inquiries Relaxing White Noise is the number one destination on YouTube for white noise and nature sounds to help you sleep, study or soothe a baby. With more than a billion views across YouTube and other platforms, we are excited to now share our popular ambient tracks on the Relaxing White Noise podcast. DISCLAIMER: Remember that loud sounds can potentially damage your hearing. When playing one of our ambiences, if you cannot have a conversation over the sound without raising your voice, the sound may be too loud for your ears. Please do not place speakers right next to a baby's ears. If you have difficulty hearing or hear ringing in your ears, please immediately discontinue listening to the white noise sounds and consult an audiologist or your physician. The sounds provided by Relaxing White Noise are for entertainment purposes only and are not a treatment for sleep disorders or tinnitus. If you have significant difficulty sleeping on a regular basis, experience fitful/restless sleep, or feel tired during the day, please consult your physician. Relaxing White Noise Privacy Policy © Relaxing White Noise LLC, 2020. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this text/visual/audio is prohibited.

America's Work Force Union Podcast
Josh Nassar (United Auto Workers) / Melissa Moriarty (National Council for Occupational Safety and Health)

America's Work Force Union Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 54:40


National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) Communications Manager Melissa Moriarty joined the America's Work Force Union Podcast and talked about The Dirty Dozen report, which chronicles unsafe working conditions in workplaces across the U.S. She also discussed the WorkedUp initiative and efforts to chronicle COVID-19 workplace fatalities.    United Auto Workers (UAW) Legislative Director Josh Nassar joined the AWF Union Podcast and discussed how runaway inflation could impact the midterm elections. He also provided an update on the status of electric vehicle tax credits.

Roofing Road Trips with Heidi
Tony Kotnik, Ro Lewis, Morgan Minter and Sarah Panter - Tremco's dedication to National Safety Stand-down

Roofing Road Trips with Heidi

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 38:31


In this episode of Roofing Road Trips, Heidi ventures over to the Tremco/WTI headquarters to talk all things safety in celebration of the National Safety Stand-Down! Join Heidi J. Ellsworth, RoofersCoffeeShop President, as she chats with Ro Lewis, Tony Kotnik, Morgan Minter and Sarah Panter from Tremco and WTI about their safety initiatives and how they are innovating within this industry to make everyone safer. After participating in all nine years with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) National Safety Stand-Down (May 2-6, 2022), the Tremco Construction Products Group Field Safety team can talk about the history and the future of safety and how important it is to a good company culture. Learn more about Tremco on their RCS directory! Learn more at RoofersCoffeeshop.com Are you a contractor looking for resources? Become an R-Club Member today! Follow us! https://www.instagram.com/rooferscoffeeshop/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/rooferscoffeeshop/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/rooferscoffeeshop-com/ https://www.tiktok.com/@rooferscoffeeshop

Your Rights At Work
Killed at Work

Your Rights At Work

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 55:09


Broadcast on April 28, 2022 Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith On Workers Memorial Day, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Communications Coordinator Melissa Moriarty on the Killed at Work and Dirty Dozen reports. Monsignor George Higgins, the leading “labor priest” of his era, passed away 20 years ago; Clayton Sinyai, Executive Director of the Catholic Labor Network and member of Laborers Local 11, reports on events honoring Higgins scheduled for May 1 and May 2 (details here). Filmmaker Deborah Shaffer discusses “The Wobblies,” which screens on May Day at the 2022 DC Labor FilmFest. Today's music: We Just Come to Work Here & Dump The Bosses Off Your Back; by Anne Feeney. Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Michael Nassella. @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 04.25.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 62:25


Video: Never Forget they once told us that smoking was actually healthy!  Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on Our COVID Response (7:00) User Clip: 1998 - Biden chastises UN Weapons Inspector Ritter  Millions either knowingly or unknowingly consume this known hazardous chemical aspartame on a daily basis.   Study shows curcumin/fenugreek combo helps relieve work-related stress   National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, April 18, 2022   A new study shows a curcumin/fenugreek combination boosted the quality of life index in a study population suffering from work-related stress. The researchers noted that the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a US federal agency responsible for research into the prevention of work-related illnesses, has said that the rapidly changing nature of the workplace has resulted in rising levels of work-related stress including neurodegenerative disorders and cardiovascular disease. A key component of these illnesses is oxidative stress, they noted. “Plant-derived dietary antioxidant phytochemicals (phytonutrients) play a vital role in the upregulation of the endogenous antioxidant defenses to maintain the cellular redox balance and to reduce the oxidative stress,” the researchers said. The researchers recruited 60 subjects experiencing significant occupational stress, mediated anxiety and fatigue as demonstrated by the psychometric evaluations and interview, and randomly assigned them to receive either curcumin/fenugreek (500 mg x 2/day) or unformulated natural curcumin with 95% purity or placebo for 30 days.  Results showed enhanced effect of curcumin/fenugreek as compared to unformulated natural curcumin, with poor oral bioavailability.   (NEXT)   With beetroot juice before exercise, aging brains look 'younger': study    Wake Forest University, April 19, 2022    Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain, according to a new study by scientists at Wake Forest University. This is the first experiment to test the combined effects of exercise and beetroot juice on functional brain networks in the motor cortex and secondary connections between the motor cortex and the insula, which support mobility. The study included 26 men and women age 55 and older who did not exercise, had high blood pressure, and took no more than two medications for high blood pressure. Three times a week for six weeks, they drank a beetroot juice supplement called Beet-It Sport Shot one hour before a moderately intense, 50-minute walk on a treadmill. Half the participants received Beet-It containing 560 mg of nitrate; the others received a placebo Beet-It with very little nitrate. So, combining beetroot juice with exercise delivers even more oxygen to the brain and creates an excellent environment for strengthening the somatomotor cortex. Post-exercise analysis showed that, although the study groups has similar levels of nitrate and nitrite in the blood before drinking the juice, the beetroot juice group had much higher levels of nitrate and nitrite than the placebo group after exercise.   (NEXT)   Electroacupuncture may improve regulation of blood sugar in overweight and obese women   Karolinska Institute, April 17, 2022   For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help. In the report, an international team of researchers used electroacupuncture to assist with muscle contraction, which led to improved blood sugar regulation. This research also may benefit women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormonal disorder among women, which is associated with prediabetes and an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.   (NEXT)   Watercress extract detoxifies carcinogens in smokers, clinical trial demonstrates   University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, April 19, 2022    Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, demonstrated in a phase II clinical trial. The trial also showed that the extract detoxifies environmental carcinogens and toxicants found in cigarette smoke, and that the effect is stronger in people who lack certain genes involved in processing carcinogens. Dr. Yuan, who also is Pitt's Arnold Palmer Endowed Chair in Cancer Prevention, and his colleagues enrolled 82 cigarette smokers in the randomized clinical trial. The participants either took 10 milligrams of watercress extract mixed in 1 milliliter of olive oil four times a day for a week or they took a placebo. Each group of participants then had a one week "wash-out" period where they didn't take anything and then switched so that those getting the placebo now received the extract. They all continued their regular smoking habits throughout the trial. In one week, the watercress extract reduced activation of the carcinogen known as nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone in the smokers by an average of 7.7 percent. It increased detoxification of benzene by 24.6 percent and acrolein by 15.1 percent, but had no effect on crotonaldehyde. All the substances are found in cigarette smoke.

My Perfect Failure
Failure is Fuel – with the right mindset! With Sarah Jones

My Perfect Failure

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 48:15


 MPF Discussion with Sarah JonesFailure is Fuel – with the right mindset! With Sarah JonesSarah Jones - Published author, speaker, accredited personal & executive coach helps motivated, ambitious professionals & executives improve their career, find a new career, and help teams accelerate success & performance.Due to significant early challenges in her own life, Sarah has always been tenacious, entrepreneurial & unafraid to speak her mind. At times being the only woman in the boardroom amongst international corporations in her early 30s, she is a beacon of strength for leaders and individuals.In Sarah's former career, she was a leader in corporate affairs but founded Sarah-J Coaching to help individuals & leaders become their personal best in life and their careers.  She is dubbed the phrase 'regroup, reboot, and reinvent' - a three-step change process - having helped to pull out individuals from the trenches & into their own spotlight through her transformative and action-based coaching approach.  Her book ‘From Vulnerable to Invincible' helps readers identify how to step into their challenges, reframe & learn, to launch themselves to success. She also regularly contributes to the media such as BBC, The Guardian & Sky. She regularly speaks and has delivered empowering talks for Pearson Business School and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). On the episode of My Perfect Failure (Failure is Fuel – with the right mindset) If you've have ever wondered how you can use failure as fuel and develop a string mindset then this is the perfect episode for you as Sarah breaks this down.  Some of the areas we cover. ·         Sarah describes the benefits of Regrouping, rebooting, and reinventing.·         Sarah Explains the benefits of a Growth Mindset·         We discuss how Sarah has helped her clients prosper during the Pandemic·         Sarah explains why our comfort zone holds us back·         Sarah explains why we should be careful who we share our goals withKey links – web site and social media  https://www.sarah-j.com/https://www.instagram.com/sarahjcoaching/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-j/?originalSubdomain=ukhttps://twitter.com/sarahj_coachinghttps://www.facebook.com/sarahjcoachinghttps://www.pinterest.co.uk/sarahj0346/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjstOnGzffnjO-P25YFxgw ·         My Perfect Failure contact me  ·         Work with me: paul@myperfectfailure.com·         MPF Website: http://www.myperfectfailure.com/ ·         Insta: follow: https://www.instagram.com/padsmpf/ ·         Twitter: https://twitter.com/failure_perfect ·         Facebook MPF Private Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/377418129517757/  

Food Safety Matters
Ep. 116. Warren, Houlroyd, White: The Intersection of Food Safety and Worker Safety

Food Safety Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 75:42


Hilarie Warren, M.P.H., C.I.H., manages the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center at Georgia Tech, one of the first OTI Education Centers in the national network of occupational safety and health training organizations authorized by OSHA. Jenny Houlroyd, M.S.P.H., C.I.H., has worked as an industrial hygienist with the OSHA Consultation Program for 16 years, providing onsite OSHA compliance assistance for businesses throughout the state of Georgia. She serves as the Manager of the Occupational Health Group for that program. Wendy White, M.Sc., is the Food and Beverage Industry Manager for the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) at Georgia Tech. She leads GaMEP's food industry services, which include regulatory compliance, HACCP food safety plans, and third-party audit certification preparation. Ms. White holds a B.S. degree in Biology and an M.Sc. degree in Food Microbiology from the University of Georgia and is an FSPCA PCQI Human Foods Lead Instructor, an International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor, and an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Food Safety Magazine.  In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak with Hilarie, Jenny, and Wendy [18:35] about: The critical intersection of food safety and worker safety in food production and processing The difficulties third-shift workers face with regard to safety and workplace culture, and how those difficulties affect worker health and safety, as well as food safety The importance of internal communication between food safety and personnel safety departments and how communication gaps can occur Addressing workplace injury trends, using a holistic approach, to uncover broader issues that may also impact food safety Factors that lead to underreporting of worker injuries and how companies can encourage workers to report occupational and food safety hazards Confusion that contractors and small businesses face in navigating their responsibilities to OSHA Differences between food safety and worker safety audits and inspections The OSHA Consultation Program that is available for small- and mid-sized businesses as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Act Links to Warren, Houlroyd, White Food Safety Magazine articles:Food Safety and Employee Safety: Two Sides of the Same Coin Into the Wee Hours, Sanitation and Safety Keep Working Side by Side News and Resources FDA Completes Report on Processed Avocado and Guacamole Sampling[5:43] USDA: Salmonella Causes Most Pathogen-Based Import Violations, 2002–2019 [9:37] New FSIS Webpage: Reducing Salmonella in Poultry [14:22] IFST Releases New Best Practice Food Safety Governance Guide for Directors [15:52] Register for the Food Safety Summit: May 9–12. Podcast listeners get a 10% discount on registration! Use the code FSMPodcast. We Want to Hear from You! Please send us your questions and suggestions to podcast@food-safety.com

Relaxing White Noise
White Noise for Babies All Night Sleep Sounds | Soothe Crying, Colicky Infant (8 Hours)

Relaxing White Noise

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 480:47


Baby is ready for bed but won't fall asleep. Mom tries to soothe infant but baby is colicky and crying. This calming white noise for babies sound can help soothe a fussy baby. At 8 hours long, the baby white noise plays all night. Great for helping a newborn get to sleep and to remain sleeping throughout the night! While playing white noise for babies, it's important to keep tabs on the volume, because any white noise machine, smartphone, or computer can put out levels that are too loud for your child. It's recommended to play the sound at least a few feet from where your infant is sleeping and to keep the volume no louder than the sound of a soft shower. Parents can download an app to turn their smartphone into a sound level meter. One good, free, option is the sound level meter app created by the U.S. National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) available on the app store as the NIOSH SLM app. Here are some great products to help you sleep! Relaxing White Noise receives a small commission (at no additional cost to you) on purchases made through affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the podcast! Baloo Living Weighted Blankets (Use code 'relaxingwhitenoise10' for 10% off) At Relaxing White Noise, our goal is to help you sleep well. This episode is eight hours long with no advertisements in the middle, so you can use it as a sleeping sound throughout the night. Listening to our white noise sounds via the podcast gives you the freedom to lock your phone at night, keeping your bedroom dark as you fall asleep. It also allows you to switch between apps while studying or working with no interruption in the ambient sound. Check out the 12-Hour version on YouTube Contact Us for Partnership Inquiries Relaxing White Noise is the number one destination on YouTube for white noise and nature sounds to help you sleep, study or soothe a baby. With more than a billion views across YouTube and other platforms, we are excited to now share our popular ambient tracks on the Relaxing White Noise podcast. People use white noise for sleeping, focus, sound masking or relaxation. We couldn't be happier to help folks live better lives. This podcast has the sound for you whether you use white noise for studying, to soothe a colicky baby, to fall asleep or for simply enjoying a peaceful moment. No need to buy a white noise machine when you can listen to these sounds for free. Cheers to living your best life! DISCLAIMER: Remember that loud sounds can potentially damage your hearing. When playing one of our ambiences, if you cannot have a conversation over the sound without raising your voice, the sound may be too loud for your ears. Please do not place speakers right next to a baby's ears. If you have difficulty hearing or hear ringing in your ears, please immediately discontinue listening to the white noise sounds and consult an audiologist or your physician. The sounds provided by Relaxing White Noise are for entertainment purposes only and are not a treatment for sleep disorders or tinnitus. If you have significant difficulty sleeping on a regular basis, experience fitful/restless sleep, or feel tired during the day, please consult your physician. Relaxing White Noise Privacy Policy © Relaxing White Noise LLC, 2019. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this text/visual/audio is prohibited.

Relaxing White Noise
Calming Brown Noise for Crying Babies 8 Hours | Sleeping Sounds Help Baby Sleep or Soothe Infant with Colic

Relaxing White Noise

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 480:47


It can be so difficult to soothe your baby when they have colic. Mom and Dad may have tried every calming trick in the book, and sometimes nothing seems to work. Try playing this brown noise to quickly relax a newborn. Reminiscent of sounds they heard in the womb, this track will help your child settle down and fall asleep. Try it for yourself and see how much your child loves it. Brown noise is such an effective way of soothing infants. The sound blocks out extraneous noise and is very comforting. Not only does it soothe a baby - adults also relax to the calming sound. Your whole family will be better rested by playing this brown noise track. While playing white noise for babies, it's important to keep tabs on the volume, because any white noise machine, smartphone, or computer can put out levels that are too loud for your child. It's recommended to play the sound at least a few feet from where your infant is sleeping and to keep the volume no louder than the sound of a soft shower. Parents can download an app to turn their smartphone into a sound level meter. One good, free, option is the sound level meter app created by the U.S. National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) available on the app store as the NIOSH SLM app. Here are some great products to help you sleep! Relaxing White Noise receives a small commission (at no additional cost to you) on purchases made through affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the podcast! Baloo Living Weighted Blankets (Use code 'relaxingwhitenoise10' for 10% off) At Relaxing White Noise, our goal is to help you sleep well. This episode is eight hours long with no advertisements in the middle, so you can use it as a sleeping sound throughout the night. Listening to our white noise sounds via the podcast gives you the freedom to lock your phone at night, keeping your bedroom dark as you fall asleep. Check out the 10-Hour version on YouTube Contact Us for Partnership Inquiries DISCLAIMER: Remember that loud sounds can potentially damage your hearing. When playing one of our ambiences, if you cannot have a conversation over the sound without raising your voice, the sound may be too loud for your ears. Please do not place speakers right next to a baby's ears. If you have difficulty hearing or hear ringing in your ears, please immediately discontinue listening to the white noise sounds and consult an audiologist or your physician. The sounds provided by Relaxing White Noise are for entertainment purposes only and are not a treatment for sleep disorders or tinnitus. If you have significant difficulty sleeping on a regular basis, experience fitful/restless sleep, or feel tired during the day, please consult your physician. Relaxing White Noise Privacy Policy © Relaxing White Noise LLC, 2016. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this text/visual/audio is prohibited.

Finding the Funny: Leadership Tips From a Comedian
Making Crap Up! The Secret to My Success

Finding the Funny: Leadership Tips From a Comedian

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 4:28


It's funny business! Learn leadership & business skills to deal with people & handle life's curveballs. A professional comedian offers laughs & practical tips. Today Jan shares one of the keys of her success! It's funny business! Learn leadership & business skills to deal with people & handle life's curveballs. A professional comedian offers laughs & practical tips. Funny comedian & top keynote speaker Jan McInnis's unique, fun and useful ideas will help you develop solutions to your own work and life issues. Jan is an established comedy writer. She's sold material for Jay Leno's Tonight Show monologue on the Tonight Show as well as many other people, places and groups – radio, TV, syndicated cartoon strips, and even guests on the Jerry Springer show (her parents are proud). For over 25+ years she's traveled country as a comedian, keynote speaker, and Master of Ceremonies. She's shared her clean comedy with thousands of organizations, and her business tips with thousands of corporations and associations. She's been onstage in front of everyone from the Mayo Clinic to several of the Federal Reserve Banks. Jan is also currently co-starring in the Baby Boomer Comedy Show, touring theatres with comedian Kent Rader, and she is also an excellent Master of Ceremonies! Jan is the author of two books "Finding the Funny Fast – How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers & Crowds," and "Convention Comedian – Stories and Wisdom From Two Decades of Chicken Dinners and Comedy Clubs." Her short stories can be heard on her popular podcast: "Comedian Stories: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes." What's in store every week? Monday – Friday – Jan offers a quick tip for managing work and personal life Saturday – a tip for Finding the Funny . . . Jan will help you find the funny in your life with a quick tip on using humor Sunday – It's time to sit back and enjoy a minute of Jan's clean comedy from her shows Jan has shared her humor keynotes with groups such as... Mayo Clinic Abbott Pharmaceuticals Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals Kaiser-Permanente Davita Dialysis Centers Blue Cross Blue Shield National Council for Prescription Drug Companies Organization of Nurse Leaders Federal Reserve Banks BDO Accounting Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group Merrill Lynch American Institute of CPAs National League of Cities International Worker's Compensation Fund LA County Management Association Social Security Administration Southern California Public Power Authority U.S. Air Force American Heart Associations Go Red For Women luncheons Speaking of Women's Health International Association of Administrative Professionals Toyota Women's Conference Women in Insurance and Financial Services Soroptimists Women in Film & Video Henry Ford Health Centers Women's Event Breast cancer awareness School Business Officials associations School superintendent associations School boards associations State education associations Community college associations Head Start associations Texas adult protective services Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals International Association of Emergency Managers Disney Emergency Managers COPIC Salt Lake County Public Works and Municipal Services Disaster Recovery Conference Pennsylvania Governor's Occupational Safety and Health conference Mid Atlantic Safety conference and Chesapeake Regional Safety Council Risk associations American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Associations NIGP Public procurement associations Public purchasing associations correctional associations public utilities public personnel associations rural housing associations community action associations Health Information Management Associations Healthcare Financial Management Associations Hospitals Home Healthcare Associations Assisted Living Associations Medical Group Management Associations Healthcare Risk Associations Healthcare Quality Associations state emergency management associations insurance groups state education associations community college associations school administrators associations school nutrition associations principal associations library associations

Ogletree Deakins Podcasts
Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, Episode 8: OSHA's Attorneys

Ogletree Deakins Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 27:18


When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts an inspection, issues a citation, and seeks enforcement of a contested citation, it has its own attorneys.  The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor represents OSHA and provides the agency legal opinions and advice concerning all of its activities. In this episode of Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, host Phillip Russell is joined by former Solicitor and current Ogletree Deakins attorney, Jaslyn Johnson, to discuss the role of the Solicitor's Office and what employers should understand about how OSHA works with its attorneys during inspections and enforcement actions.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 1690:17


Americans' trust of the media is absolutely in the gutter https://notthebee.com/article/americans-trust-of-the-media-is-completely-in-the-gutter-and-boy-you-just-hate-to-see-it And the Bee notes about the Gallup research:  “when political differences are accounted for, the results diverge sharply along party lines: Just 11% of Republicans trust the media, while 68% of Democrats do. But even the Democratic numbers have declined notably in recent years, as have those of Independents.” I can't help but to insert Club plug here. This is sort of self serving, but I cannot think of a better way to fight mainstream media, than by first joining a solid bible believing church, and secondly joining our club. Our goal here, and I hope we are doing a pretty good job of this, is to proclaim the Lordship of Christ over politics, produce quality news and commentary that you can trust, and build a network that surpass unprincipled legacy media like Fox News. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com to sign up and support our efforts.  Texas governor bans Covid-19 vaccine mandates by any employer in state https://apple.news/AbFpB3TM-RoeortH-jmAnHA Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday issued an executive order banning all state entities, including private employers, from enforcing vaccine mandates, the latest escalation in the Republican's resistance to public health measures during the Covid-19 pandemic. The order states that "no entity in Texas" can enforce vaccination against anyone in the state who objects "for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19," according to a news release from the governor's office.  "The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced," Abbott said in a statement.  Abbott also called on the Texas state Legislature to pass a law with the same effect. The executive order would be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation, the governor's office said.  Southwest, American among Texas businesses defying Abbott to comply with federal vaccine mandate https://www.statesman.com/story/business/2021/10/12/southwest-american-plan-ignore-abbott-comply-vaccine-mandate/8423456002/ Now according to the Satesman, there is a battle of the gods, and it looks like the federal god won: “Two of the national's largest airlines — Southwest Airlines and American Airlines — both based in Texas, said Tuesday they plan to follow looming federal guidelines and require that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19, despite an order from Gov. Greg Abbott that attempts to block such mandates. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines last week ordered all of its estimated 55,000 employees to be vaccinated against COVID 19 by Dec. 8. That folowed a directive from President Joe Biden, who in September said all private companies with more than 100 workers must require employees to be vaccinated or conduct weekly tests for the coronavirus. Southwest said in a written statement Tuesday that the president's executive order “supersedes any state mandate or law,” saying the company is required to adhere to it despite Abbott's action “to remain compliant as a federal contractor.”” But listen to this. In the same article:  “Amber Gunst, CEO of the Austin Technology Council, said most companies in Texas are unlikely to follow the governor's mandate. Employers don't have the option to defy OSHA standards, both for legal reasons and for insurance-related concerns, she said. "When the federal government comes in with OSHA and they say, 'this is what we need to do in order to keep employees safe,' companies have to follow those rules in order to be in compliance with OSHA, so I don't really feel that most companies are going to look at the mandate that the governor created and want to adhere to that," Gunst said.  "Companies don't have an option to choose to not be in compliance with OSHA. They will have a very strict, and steep price to pay if they're not in compliance with OSHA." Gunst said she thinks most companies will see Abbott's order "as a nuisance that the governor has created." The question is a nuisance to who? Who is being the nuisance? Who is forcing people to vax?  The Wallstree Journal captures this gem:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-vaccine-mandate-fight-between-texas-and-biden-has-companies-caught-in-the-middle-11634073605 “The Greater Houston Partnership, which represents some 900 companies including Exxon Mobil Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Chevron Corp. and Accenture PLC, said Tuesday that Mr. Abbott's order would make it more difficult for Texas businesses to operate safely. The organization has been generally supportive of Mr. Biden's efforts to require vaccines for large employers.” Texas companies are showing more loyalty to the federal government, than to their state. We be tripp'n. Joe Biden's Vaccine Mandate Doesn't Exist. It's Just A Press Release https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/07/joe-bidens-vaccine-mandate-doesnt-exist-its-just-a-press-release/?s=04#.YV9Ab7sLmEY.twitter According to Joy Pullmann over at The Federalist: “Yes, we've heard all about Joe Biden's alleged vaccine mandate for private companies employing 100 or more people. It was all over the news even before he announced it on September 9. His announcement has jeopardized the employment of millions of Americans and increased worker shortages in critical domains such as health care. There's only one problem. It's all a mirage. Biden's so-called vaccine mandate doesn't exist — at least, not yet. So far, all we have is his press conference and other such made-for-media huff-puffing. No such rule even claiming to be legally binding has been issued yet. That's why nearly two dozen Republican attorneys general who have publicly voiced their opposition to the clearly unconstitutional and illegal mandate haven't yet filed suit against it, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General confirmed for me. There is no mandate to haul into court. And that may be part of the plan. According to several sources, so far it appears no such mandate has been sent to the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs yet for approval. The White House, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Labor haven't released any official guidance for the alleged mandate. There is no executive order. There's nothing but press statements. Despite what you may have been falsely led to believe by the media fantasy projection machine, press statements have exactly zero legal authority. To impose the public perception of a mandate, the Biden administration is following an unusual rule-making process it also employed earlier this year, called an emergency temporary standard (ETS). The spring ETS rule took nearly six months to issue. Meanwhile, companies are telling reporters their vaccine mandates will have at the latest December deadlines. (For those who can't calendar, that's four months after Biden's non-existent mandate was proclaimed. According to OSHA, an ETS takes up to six months to go into effect after the initial mandate is issued in the Federal Register — which, again, for the proclaimed 100-employee mandate hasn't happened yet.) Lawyers for big business were blunt about their love for this mandate mirage: “Everybody loves this cover,” Minneapolis employment lawyer Kate Bischoff told Bloomberg Law in September. “Many were already looking down the road at doing this, but the fact that they get to blame Biden is like manna from heaven.” Using the ETS procedure instead of normal federal rule-making processes both allows the Biden administration to push its demands faster and without any public input or requirement of responding to public input, which is normally required of even legally laughable federal rule-making like this one would be. That is part of why ETS rules have been overwhelmingly overturned in courts. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published a letter from Bruce Atkinson making several excellent observations about the nonexistent mandate, including the following:” “The mandate's nonexistence shields the Biden administration from legal challenges that may ultimately restrict the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's authority. Yet the mandate is still effective at compelling industries and companies into compliance, as it leaves room for any eventual issuance to target noncompliant entities. This implied cudgel is particularly effective on industries and companies that are dependent on federal spending or the goodwill of federal regulators. The nonexistent mandate also allows so-inclined state and local governments and companies to issue their own mandates, seemingly in lockstep with Washington. The Biden White House has been well-served by presenting a nonexistent mandate as a done deal.” Guitar AD Have you always wanted to play guitar but didn't know where to start? Learning to play the guitar can be a lonely, confusing and expensive experience. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fight Laugh Feast member David Harsh has created a unique, online monthly membership, that has community, a clear success path, and it's super affordable. David has spent decades of touring, leading worship, and teaching guitar. He's helped thousands of guitar players discover their potential. You may have heard us talk about GuitarSuccess4U. Here's an update. Several of our listeners have joined this membership, and they are having a blast! Maybe it's time for you to hop on board! When you join this membership, you can learn at your own pace, from home, alongside a community of guitarists including worship leaders, hobbyists, retirees, stay-at-home moms and more. Through video lessons, worksheets, and weekly Zoom calls, David will take you step-by-step towards becoming the musician you were made to be. GuitarSuccess4U is only $29 a month – that's less than a dollar a day, and a fraction of the cost of guitar lessons. Learn more and join now at GuitarSuccess4U.com. That's “Guitar Success,” the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. Join today and get 5 instant bonuses to help accelerate your progress! Head on over to GuitarSuccess4U.com to start your guitar journey. That's Guitar Success, the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. A record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, led by food and retail industries https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/a-record-4point3-million-workers-quit-their-jobs-in-august-led-by-food-and-retail-industries.html According to CNBC: “Workers left their jobs at a record pace in August, with bar and restaurant employees as well as retail staff quitting in droves, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. Quits hit a new series high going back to December 2000, as 4.3 million workers left their jobs. The quits rate rose to 2.9%, an increase of 242,000 from the previous month, which saw a rate of 2.7%, according to the department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The rate, which is measured against total employment, is the highest in a data series that goes back to December 2000. Quits have been seen historically as a level of confidence from workers who feel they are secure in finding employment elsewhere, though labor dynamics have changed during Covid-19 crisis. Workers have left their jobs because of health concerns and child care issues unique to the pandemic's circumstances. A total of 892,000 workers in the food service and accommodation industries left their jobs, while 721,000 retail workers departed along with 534,000 in health care and social assistance. “As job openings and hires fell in August, the quits rate hit a new series high, surging along with the rise in Covid cases and likely growing concerns about working in the continuing pandemic,” said Elise Gould, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute.” Now two questions for me arise out of this information. Why are these people quitting, and where are they going?  I could not dig up the answer for where these quitters went, and the best answer I could dig up for why they are quitting coming from the Business, Insider where they speculate:  https://www.businessinsider.com/over-4-million-workers-quit-record-labor-shortage-great-resignation-2021-10 “Workers are likely quitting over work conditions, pay, the virus, or contemplation of their lives.” Bottom line is the government has created a catawampus economy, and screws up all the incentives, this makes it hard to understand what is really going on here.  Pelosi signals big spending package will shrink to $2 trillion https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/pelosi-signals-2-trillion-spending-bill Facing intractable opposition from party centrists, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will have to “make tighter decisions” on a massive social welfare spending package that is stalled in Congress. Pelosi, a California Democrat, acknowledged in a press conference Tuesday that the $3.5 trillion package planned by Democrats will have to shrink to about $2 trillion, telling reporters, “The fact is there are fewer dollars to spend, there are choices to be made, and the members have said let's get the results we need, but we will not diminish the transformative nature of what it is.” Pelosi, in a memo to Democrats late Monday, told them caucus members are calling for a spending package that will “do fewer things well so that we can still have a transformative impact on families in the workplace and responsibly address the climate crisis.” Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, set an Oct. 31 deadline to advance the package. Tight race in Virginia gubernatorial showdown with three weeks until election https://www.foxnews.com/politics/virginia-gubernatorial-showdown-three-weeks-until-election Tuesday marks three weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, and the top-of-the- ticket race remains an extremely close contest in one of just two states to hold gubernatorial elections in the year after a presidential contest. An average of the latest polls in the race indicates that former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe – who's running for his old job – holds a slight, single-digit edge over Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin in a state that President Biden won by 10 points in last year's election and where Republicans haven't won a statewide contest in a dozen years.  The margin-of-error race in Virginia – a one-time key battleground but still competitive state which is seen as a key bellwether ahead of the 2022 midterm elections – has national Democrats on edge as they defend their razor-thin majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate in next year's contests. "Folks, the Virginia Governor's race is a big deal not just for the Commonwealth but for our country," Biden wrote to supporters in a fundraising email. And McAuliffe asked in a fundraising email last week, "Are we blowing this?" Virginia and New Jersey's elections for governor always grab outsized attention as they're the only states to hold such contests the year after the presidency's decided. And there's a long-running trend of voters in the commonwealth defeating the gubernatorial nominee of the party that controls the White House. McAuliffe broke with that tradition in 2013 with his election as governor. McAuliffe was unable to run for reelection in 2017 because Virginia governors are barred from serving two straight terms. And the McAuliffe campaign announced on Tuesday that the biggest name of all - former President Obama - will team up with the former governor on Oct. 23. Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless 

Relaxing White Noise
Rain on Car Sleep Sounds 8 Hours | White Noise

Relaxing White Noise

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 480:47


Rain on car sleep sounds provides a relaxing ambience that can help you fall asleep. The natural white noise of the rain sounds blocks out distractions so your sleep won't be disturbed. Create a soothing environment in your bedroom with the 8-hour rain noise. This ambience may also be used to soothe a crying infant and lull your newborn to sleep. White noise resembles sounds the baby heard in the womb, which has a calming effect. It also masks other distracting noises so that your baby can fall asleep and remain sleeping. While playing white noise for babies, it's important to keep tabs on the volume, because any white noise machine, smartphone, or computer can put out levels that are too loud for your child. It's recommended to play the sound at least a few feet from where your infant is sleeping and to keep the volume no louder than the sound of a soft shower. Parents can download an app to turn their smartphone into a sound level meter. One good, free, option is the sound level meter app created by the U.S. National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) available on the app store as the NIOSH SLM app. Soothe your crying baby and enjoy a moment of calm. Here are some great products to help you sleep! Relaxing White Noise receives a small commission (at no additional cost to you) on purchases made through affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the podcast! Avocado Mattress (Use code 'RWN' for $125 off Green & Latex Mattresses) Avocado Green Pillow (Use code 'RWN' for 10% off pillows) Baloo Living Weighted Blankets (Use code 'relaxingwhitenoise10' for 10% off) Check out the 10-Hour version on YouTube Contact Us for Partnership Inquiries Relaxing White Noise is the number one destination on YouTube for white noise and nature sounds to help you sleep, study or soothe a baby. With more than a billion views across YouTube and other platforms, we are excited to now share our popular ambient tracks on the Relaxing White Noise podcast. People use white noise for sleeping, focus, sound masking or relaxation. This podcast has the sound for you whether you use white noise for studying, to soothe a colicky baby, to fall asleep or for simply enjoying a peaceful moment. DISCLAIMER: Remember that loud sounds can potentially damage your hearing. When playing one of our ambiences, if you cannot have a conversation over the sound without raising your voice, the sound may be too loud for your ears. Please do not place speakers right next to a baby's ears. If you have difficulty hearing or hear ringing in your ears, please immediately discontinue listening to the white noise sounds and consult an audiologist or your physician. The sounds provided by Relaxing White Noise are for entertainment purposes only and are not a treatment for sleep disorders or tinnitus. If you have significant difficulty sleeping on a regular basis, experience fitful/restless sleep, or feel tired during the day, please consult your physician. Relaxing White Noise Privacy Policy © Relaxing White Noise LLC, 2017. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this text/visual/audio is prohibited.

Michigan Business Network
Michigan Business Beat | Foster Swift - Employers: Are You Ready for the Changes Coming in 2022?

Michigan Business Network

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 7:42


Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Cliff Hammond, Shareholder, Foster Swift Collins and Smith PC Attorneys, Southfield and Lansing, MI. Cliff returned to the show to share details about a hybrid event coming up March 10th. to be held live and via ZOOM. Employers: Are You Ready for the Changes Coming in 2022? Foster Swift Going Forward Webinars March 10, 2022 Despite the U.S. Supreme Court blocking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) "vaccine-or-test" mandate last month, questions still abound concerning what 2022's forecast will look like for employers. We invite you to join us at our Lansing office for our Spring 2022 Labor & Employment Law Update on Thursday, March 10. As this will be our first in-person educational event in over two years, we understand that many are still unsure or uncomfortable about gathering in groups. To accommodate all preferences, this will be a hybrid event with attendees being able to attend both in-person and virtually with the sessions being broadcast over Zoom simultaneously. · When: Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm · Where: 313 S. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933 o The session will be in the Hub space (lower level). Parking is located behind the building on S. Grand Avenue (Do not park in Wolverine Parking Co. lot next door). See the receptionist in the lobby for a gate token to leave the parking lot when finished. · Cost: Free · Registration: For those that wish to participate virtually, please use this registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ANCYCvajQzKWsrk2YI0YLw. ​​​For those that wish to attend in person, please RSVP by contacting Jake Leuvoy at jleuvoy@fosterswift.com or (517) 371-8125 by no later than Monday, March 7. Registration in the Hub will begin at 8:30 am with refreshments provided. When discussions end at 12:00 pm, those that wish to leave may do so. However, for those that have further questions and would like to join our presenters for a light lunch and Q & A, we will provide lunches for those that RSVP. Among the discussions included in the agenda are: · COVID-19 Updates and Vaccination Mandates: o OSHA ETS o MIOSHA o CMS Rule o Voluntary Mandates o Exemptions o Unemployment · Non-compete and No-poaching Agreements; Are they Legal or Enforceable? · How does the Corporate Transparency Act of 2021 affect Employers? · Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Update: o New minimum wage, overtime and tip credit laws effective 01/01/2022; o Gig Economy: Are your employees classified and paid properly? · Employee Handbook Essentials and Necessary Updates. » Visit MBN website: www.michiganbusinessnetwork.com/ » Subscribe to MBN's YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCqNX… » Like MBN: www.facebook.com/mibiznetwork » Follow MBN: twitter.com/MIBizNetwork/ » MBN Instagram: www.instagram.com/mibiznetwork/

InForum Minute
OSHA opens investigation into worker death in Fargo

InForum Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 2:04


A spokesman for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday, March 1, that the agency has opened an investigation into a work-related death that was discovered on Friday, Feb. 25, at John Deere Electronic Solutions in Fargo. Full story: https://www.inforum.com/news/fargo/osha-opens-investigation-into-worker-death-in-fargo

Earth911.com: Sustainability In Your Ear
Earth911 Podcast: Kathleen Rogers on Investing In the Planet for Earth Day

Earth911.com: Sustainability In Your Ear

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 32:10


Kathleen Rogers, president of the Earth Day Network, joins us to talk about the goals for Earth Day 2022, which takes place on April 22. This year's programs will focus on investing in the planet, from making sustainable choices among ESG stocks, as well as how to invest in a better future by getting involved in activism, taking action to create healthy communities, and the changes each of us can make to reduce our impact. We discuss the state of the climate crisis and the results of the United Nations COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, last November. A self-described "imperfect environmentalist," Kathleen explains changes she's made recently and offers 52 ideas to consider for Earth Day 2022.The first Earth Day in 1970 was the largest public day of action in U.S. history. More than 20 million Americans went into the streets to support environmental reform. Following that first Earth Day, Congress and President Nixon launched the Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and National Environmental Education Act, followed two years later by the Clean Water Act. Before those changes, American air and water were far dirtier, so much so it is hard to explain how much it has changed. Only with the arrival of uncontrolled wildfires related to climate change do we have comparably bad air in the United States but for far fewer days per year. This year, we look forward to Earth Day leading to something as big as launch the EPA or Clean Air Act. Follow the plans for this year at https://www.earthday.org/.

Feedstuffs in Focus
Vaccine mandates and OSHA: What you need to know

Feedstuffs in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 24:07


After the Supreme Court ruled that the Biden Administration had overstepped its authority in mandating COVID-19 vaccination for businesses, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration withdrew its vaccine and testing rules. So where does that leave private employers, and do feed manufacturers and large livestock operations have any regulatory responsibilities with regard to the ongoing pandemic?Earlier this week via Feedstuffs 365, Feedstuffs editor Sarah Muirhead spoke with Garry Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs at the American Feed Industry Association, about the scuttled vaccine mandates and what employers in the industry need to know. Huddleston provided an overview of the situation and how the Court ruled, and provided some guidance on what feed and livestock facilities should be doing now to prepare and comply with OSHA rules and to prevent liability and exposure more generally.This episode is sponsored by United Animal Health, a leader in animal health and nutrition. You can learn more about United Animal Health and how they are working to advance animal science worldwide by visiting their website UnitedANH.com.

The Real News Podcast
Amy's Kitchen workers speak up about workplace injuries, mistreatment, and union busting

The Real News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 23:44


Few frozen food brands are as well known in the United States as Amy's Kitchen, a privately owned, California-based company that makes organic, vegetarian meals that can be found in most frozen-food aisles. Amy's Kitchen has also long been reputed for, and markets itself as, a socially conscientious manufacturer and employer.Some workers at Amy's Kitchen, however, tell a different story. As Joshua Bote recently reported for SFGate, “Workers at the Amy's Kitchen factory in Santa Rosa have filed a complaint with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, with allegations that have put the beloved Bay Area food brand's feel-good credo to ‘share in the love' into question. The Cal/OSHA complaint, filed Jan. 20, follows an NBC News investigation in which Amy's workers at the Santa Rosa plant allege unrelenting managers, poor working conditions and demanding production mandates.”In this interview, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez speaks with Carmen Angiano and MariCruz Meza, two workers at the Santa Rosa plant, about working conditions at the plant and how management has responded to workers' attempt to organize. Carmen Angiano is an 18-year Amy's Kitchen worker who was injured at work; she has family members working at the same plant and is tired of being mistreated and of lies coming from the company. MariCruz Meza has worked at Amy's Kitchen for eight years. She has endured several incidents when the company health insurance wouldn't pay her family's medical bills and has even been sent collections.Read the transcript of this podcast:Pre-Production/Studio/Post-Production: Cameron GranadinoHelp us continue producing radically independent news and in-depth analysis by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer: Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-podSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/newsletter-podLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews

HR Party of One
How to Fill Out OSHA Form 300A Summary

HR Party of One

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 16:04


In order to comply with OSHA's recordkeeping requirements, certain employers must complete, post, and submit OSHA Form 300A Summary by March 2. In this episode, Sarah covers Form 300A: what it is, what's required, and how to fill it out. By the end, you'll have a better understanding of how your organization can be OSHA-compliant. Find us at https://www.bernieportal.com/hr-party-of-one/ (https://www.bernieportal.com/hr-party-of-one/) BerniePortal: The all-in-one HRIS that makes building a business & managing its people easy.  http://bit.ly/2NEQ5Qb (http://bit.ly/2NEQ5Qb) What is an HRIS? https://bit.ly/what-is-an-hris (https://bit.ly/what-is-an-hris) BernieU: Your free one-stop shop for compelling, convenient, and comprehensive HR training and courses that will keep you up-to-date on all things human resources.  Approved for SHRM & HRCI recertification credit hours. Enroll today! https://university.bernieportal.com/ (https://university.bernieportal.com/) The HR Party of One Blog https://blog.bernieportal.com/en/hr-party-of-one?hsCtaTracking=b3b92578-8739-4cfd-b1ca-97b75053c111%7Cfc88f7d2-eafe-4e2f-b269-3cd9d1d6950c (https://blog.bernieportal.com/en/hr-party-of-one?hsCtaTracking=b3b92578-8739-4cfd-b1ca-97b75053c111%7Cfc88f7d2-eafe-4e2f-b269-3cd9d1d6950c) Join the HR Party of One Linkedin Group! https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12527070/ (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12527070/) ▬ Episode Resources & Links ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ What is OSHA Form 300A Summary? | BerniePortal  https://blog.bernieportal.com/what-is-osha-form-300a-summary (https://blog.bernieportal.com/what-is-osha-form-300a-summary) How to Fill Out OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 | BerniePortal  https://blog.bernieportal.com/how-to-fill-out-osha-forms-300-300a-and-301 (https://blog.bernieportal.com/how-to-fill-out-osha-forms-300-300a-and-301) Recordkeeping - Overview | Occupational Safety and Health Administration  https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping (https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping) 1904 | Occupational Safety and Health Administration  https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1904 (https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1904) OSHA Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/OSHA-RK-Forms-Package.pdf (https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/OSHA-RK-Forms-Package.pdf) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) US Census Bureau https://www.census.gov/naics/ (https://www.census.gov/naics/) ▬ Social Media ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernieportal (https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernieportal) ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/HRPartyofOne (https://twitter.com/HRPartyofOne) ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BerniePortal (https://www.facebook.com/BerniePortal) ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bernieportal/ (https://www.instagram.com/bernieportal/) ▬ Podcast▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ► Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hr-party-of-one/id1495233115 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hr-party-of-one/id1495233115) ► Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5ViQkKdatT40DPLJkY2pgA (https://open.spotify.com/show/5ViQkKdatT40DPLJkY2pgA) ► Google Podcast: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vaHJwYXJ0eW9mb25lLw%3D%3D (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vaHJwYXJ0eW9mb25lLw%3D%3D) ► Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/1874beb8-2a68-4310-8816-e704e6850995/HR-Party-of-One (https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/1874beb8-2a68-4310-8816-e704e6850995/HR-Party-of-One) ► iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-hr-party-of-one-57127074/# (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-hr-party-of-one-57127074/#) ► Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/o6e2auqq (https://pca.st/o6e2auqq) ►RSS:...

Public Health On Call
425 - The Supreme Court, COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, and OSHA's Charge to Keep Worker's Safe

Public Health On Call

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 16:12


The Supreme Court recently dealt a blow to vaccine mandates for larger employers, saying OSHA had overstepped in requiring employees to be vaccinated or tested weekly in order to work. So how can the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, uphold its core responsibility to keep workers safe? David Michaels, former OSHA Assistant Secretary under Obama, talks with Stephanie Desmon about where OSHA can continue to step up safety in light of COVID-19 and how a lack of vaccine mandates underscores the importance of implementing other measures to help keep workers safe from all airborne infectious diseases.

UConn CSCH
Supporting Teacher Well-Being using a Total Worker Health® Approach

UConn CSCH

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 13:10


Description: CSCH Program Manager interviews UConn researchers about a NIOSH-funded project promoting teacher well-being. Host: Helene Marcy, Program Manager, UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health Guests: Jenn Cavallari, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, UConn School of Medicine; Alicia Dugan, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UConn School of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Lisa Sanetti, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, UConn Neag School of Education (school psychology program) Resources Read a transcript of the podcast. Jenn Cavallari Faculty Page Alicia Dugan Faculty Page Lisa Sanetti Faculty Page UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW)   Twitter: @DrSanetti @UConnCSCH @CPH-NEW Produced by Sandra Chafouleas and Helene Marcy. Directed and edited by Helene Marcy. This recording has been made available for informational and educational purposes only. Supporting Teacher Well-Being Using a Total Worker Health® Approach was created by the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health and recorded in January 2022. “Total Worker Health®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Participation by University of Connecticut does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This podcast episode was supported by Grant Number Grant 1 U19 OH012299-01 from the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH. Copyright © 2022 by the University of Connecticut. All rights reserved.

HR Trends
What's next now that OSHA has withdrawn the Emergency Temporary Standard?

HR Trends

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 11:53


On the heels of the Supreme Court's stay of the private employer vaccine mandate, OSHA has withdrawn its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) while it works on a permanent rule. In the meantime, employers remain responsible for keeping employees safe from COVID-19 at work. Ellen McCann joins guest host Nate Smith to discuss this latest development.OSHA withdrew the ETS but has not abandoned the idea of an employer mandate. On January 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it was withdrawing its ETS, thereby making the litigation in the 6th Circuit moot. Instead it will focus on crafting a proposed permanent rule, based on public comments and likely what it has gleaned from the January 13 Supreme Court ruling that stayed the ETS. What might the permanent rule look like? OSHA asked some specific questions in its request for public comments, which may provide some clues about what the agency will consider when crafting the permanent rule. Does this change the CMS health care mandate? No. That mandate, which was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) not OSHA, goes forward, although it is still being challenged in a lower court. Are any state or local laws affected by the OSHA decision? Since OSHA withdrew the ETS, it has no impact on state or local laws. . Employers should be aware of the patchwork of city and state laws out there — both requiring and prohibiting vaccine mandates.What should employers do next, in the midst of all this confusion? Employers should bear in mind that there is still a “general duty” clause under the Occupational Safety and Health Act which requires employers to provide their employees with a safe work environment. They should work with their counsel to determine how to fulfill this responsibility.Featured speakerEllen McCannAssistant Vice President, Unum Group SolutionsEllen McCann is an acclaimed national speaker on leave management issues including FMLA and ADA. She is also a certified trainer for SHRM and CE credit. As a former Legal Counsel for Unum's Employment Law Group, Ellen has advised companies on all employment-related legal issues. In her current role, Ellen serves as a leading expert in applying benefits and benefits technology to power modern solutions to more effective employee leave programs, stronger regulatory compliance and enhanced digital HR transformation.

Relaxing White Noise
Sleep Sounds for Baby White Noise 8 hours | Soothe Colic, Crying, Calm Infant

Relaxing White Noise

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 480:47


Help your baby fall asleep with the gentle sleep sounds of baby white noise. When an infant is crying, fussy, colicky or teething, soft white noise can be a helpful tool to calm a newborn. Many doctors recommend using white noise. This ambience is similar to sounds heard in the womb, which soothe the baby. The sound also blocks out other distracting noise that might wake up the infant. Your whole family can sleep better with this soothing sound. While playing white noise for babies, it's important to keep tabs on the volume, because any white noise machine, smartphone, or computer can put out levels that are too loud for your child. It's recommended to play the sound at least a few feet from where your infant is sleeping and to keep the volume no louder than the sound of a soft shower. Parents can download an app to turn their smartphone into a sound level meter. One good, free, option is the sound level meter app created by the U.S. National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) available on the app store as the NIOSH SLM app. Here are some great products to help you sleep! Relaxing White Noise receives a small commission (at no additional cost to you) on purchases made through affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the podcast! Avocado Mattress (Use code 'RWN' for $125 off Green & Latex Mattresses) Avocado Green Pillow (Use code 'RWN' for 10% off pillows) Baloo Living Weighted Blankets (Use code 'relaxingwhitenoise10' for 10% off) Check out the 12-Hour version on YouTube Contact Us for Partnership Inquiries DISCLAIMER: Remember that loud sounds can potentially damage your hearing. When playing one of our ambiences, if you cannot have a conversation over the sound without raising your voice, the sound may be too loud for your ears. Please do not place speakers right next to a baby's ears. If you have difficulty hearing or hear ringing in your ears, please immediately discontinue listening to the white noise sounds and consult an audiologist or your physician. The sounds provided by Relaxing White Noise are for entertainment purposes only and are not a treatment for sleep disorders or tinnitus. If you have significant difficulty sleeping on a regular basis, experience fitful/restless sleep, or feel tired during the day, please consult your physician. Relaxing White Noise Privacy Policy © Relaxing White Noise LLC, 2019. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this text/visual/audio is prohibited. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/relaxingwhitenoise/support

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
COVID, Coronavirus, Omicron and Delta variants, and vaccine updates for 01-26-2022

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 4:45


This is Covid 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants, and new hotspots for January 26th, 2022.The U.S. administration has thrown in the towel, withdrawing its rule requiring workers at big companies get vaccinated or face regular testing. The rule would have impacted more than 80 million U.S. workers and was to go into effect January 4. The Supreme Court halted the plan saying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration overstepped its authority.The battle over facemasks in schools rages on in New York. An appeals judge restored the mask mandate one day after a judge in a lower court ruled the state lacked the constitutional authority to order people to wear face coverings. The governor's office is appealing the decision.Pfizer and BioNTech have started a clinical trial to evaluate a new vaccine specific to Omicron. Current vaccines protect against serious illness and death, but Omicron has had no problem breaking through the vaccines to spread itself. The study will include as many as 1,420 participants.Whether or not they work or add extra protection, most health officials say they do, America isn't so hot on getting booster shots. The CDC says only 40% of fully vaccinated Americans have gotten a booster. And the average number of booster shots given per day has plunged from 1 million in early December to about 490,000 as of last week. Some analysts blame confusion amongst a sea of changing recommendations and guidance.If you watch the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games from your couch, you'll be as close to the action as the sports commentators you're listening to. NBC Sports isn't sending any of its announcing teams to China. They'll be calling the action from Stamford, CT. In the United States, cases were down 14%, deaths are up 35%, and hospitalizations are up 9% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since January 14. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Ohio, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. There are 27,434,325 active cases in the United States.The five areas with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Montana 98%. Alaska 90%. Wyoming 87%. Alabama 67%. And Arkansas and Oregon 56%. The top 10 areas with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Uvalde, TX. Nome Census Area, AK. Crawford, IL. Maverick, TX. Douglas, IL. Wyoming, WV. Colbert, AL. Santa Cruz, AZ. Newberry, SC. And Dimmit, TX. There have been at least 871,937 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 79.1%, Rhode Island at 78.4%, and Maine at 77.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are Alabama at 49.2%, Wyoming at 49.6%, and Mississippi at 49.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 63.4%.Globally, cases were up 26% and deaths up 24% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since January 17. There are now over 68 million active cases around the world, at 68,965,937.The five countries with the most new cases: France 501,635. The United States 443,072. India 283,540. Brazil 199,126. And Italy 186,740. There have been 5,614,043 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Covid 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Covid 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 5095:17


Are you ready for the CrossPolitic West Coast Liberty Tour? You probably aren't because I am now just telling you. We are going to be in three cities, filming three live shows, with a number of amazing guest. Mark your calendars for March 16th in Fort Worth, TX, April 7th in Rapid City, SD, middle of May most likely for Phoenix, AZ.  Tickets will go on sale a month before each event, and will got fast, I mean fast. Our guest in Fort Worth include Dr. Peter McCullough, Blaze tv personality and current candidate for Governor in Texas- Chad Prather, and Pastor Doug Wilson. Tickets go on sale February 15th and CrossPolitic club members will get first dibs at selling out our venue in Fort Worth. Website links and details will be up soon, so mark your calendars, join the club, and we will see you in Fort Worth!  Biden administration withdraws COVID vaccine mandate for businesses https://www.krem.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/osha-withdraws-vaccine-mandate-large-employers/507-a90a90aa-f454-4b4d-a85e-ac210636a6e9 According to KREM News:  “The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it will be formally withdrawing the Biden administration's vaccine and testing mandates at private workplaces.” But according to the Daily Wire, OSHA is leaving a possible back door open for future revisions to remake the rule. https://www.dailywire.com/news/osha-continues-to-pursue-vaccine-mandate-despite-supreme-court-loss “Although OSHA is withdrawing the Vaccination and Testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard, OSHA is not withdrawing the ETS to the extent that it serves as a proposed rule under section 6(c)(3) of the Act, and this action does not affect the ETS's status as a proposal under section 6(b) of the Act or otherwise affect the status of the notice-and-comment rulemaking commenced by the Vaccination and Testing ETS. See 29 U.S.C. 655(c)(3),” the memo said, signaling the agency's intent to revise and remake the rule. Michigan State University allows nearly 15,000 basketball fans at sold-out games but shuts down in-person learning in January https://www.theblaze.com/news/michigan-state-university-basketball-remote-classes “Michigan State University won't allow for in-person learning until the final day of January, but at the same time had no problem opening up the school's arena for nearly 15,000 screaming fans to attend every Spartans' home basketball game this month. On Dec. 31, Michigan State University president Samuel L. Stanley Jr. announced in a letter that the school's spring 2022 semester would commence on Jan. 10 virtually and continue to be remote-learning until Jan. 31. "Given this intense surge in cases, we now feel the best decision for our campus is to start classes primarily remotely on Jan. 10 and for at least the first three weeks of the semester," writes Stanley – who uses the preferred pronouns of "he" and "him" in the letter. MSU student Blake Maday told Fox News "The fact that students can fill the (Breslin Center) packed shoulder to shoulder for hours before the game, for the entirety of the game and be together for, you know, probably three hours at night with no social distancing, not even including all the outsiders being brought in to campus for the game, it's wildly hypocritical". Dan Olsen – the deputy spokesperson for Michigan State University – issued a statement to Fox News regarding the situation. "Athletics events are optional events that students or the public can attend, unlike classes which are required for our students to progress toward their degree and graduate," Olsen said. "Our decision to start the first three weeks remotely was difficult and was influenced by two key factors. One factor was the uncertainty at the time of Omicron and having some time to understand it and its impact better."” CWWI Ad: This ad is for those looking for something other than a four-year college degree. College is great! But it's not for everyone.    Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute seeks to fill that gap.  Our mission is to build kingdom culture in the workplace through our integrative program of worldview instruction and on-the-job skills training under the guidance of mentors.   We offer courses in Bible, theology, and economics as well as business, project management, and marketing and more.   And we provide our students with internships with one of our business partners so they can learn and gain practical skills.   We invite you to join our mission to provide Christians another educational opportunity.   Together we can help our students grow confident in their faith and competent in their labor.   Visit us at cornerstonework.org to learn more, to enroll, or to partner with us.   John Stockton's Interview in the Spokane Review went Viral: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/jan/23/in-wide-ranging-qa-john-stockton-talks-gonzaga-sus/ This was a good interview, and so read the whole thing, but what was most encouraging about it, is the fact that John is willing to stand up for what he believes is right, despite the strain he knew this would be on relationships. Stockton is ranked in the top 75 all time greatest NBA players, and no amount of accolades are with the cost of truth.  S-R: What was your initial reaction to the onset of the pandemic in 2020? It really started the week of the WCC Tournament. Gonzaga plays in the title game then suddenly the NCAA Tournament is shut down. How long does it take to form opinions on everything that's going on, with the lockdowns and eventually vaccines, masks and everything else? Stockton: “It's pretty quick. I remember writing a paper trying to have some influence where I may have it, right when it all started with Rudy Gobert testing positive. With the Utah Jazz, which is obviously very close to home. Here he is warming up before the game, he doesn't even feel bad and the world shuts down. Then one university after another university until the conferences shut down and the tournament shuts down. Not one additional piece of evidence was offered for why each one did it. To me it's perplexing, but yeah, right from the start I was contemplating it, thinking it through and seeking out more and more information.” S-R: A counterpoint to that: The CDC reported this week that booster shots are 90% effective at preventing hospitalization with the omicron variant. Stockton: “Almost everybody I know that currently has COVID or has recently tested for COVID has been double-vaxxed and boosted. My personal experience says otherwise. Statistics from South Africa, from Scotland, from the UK who's now, their prime minister recently said we're not doing the mandates anymore. Came out publicly and said that. Those are indicators to me that we're not getting the true story. The numbers in South Africa are significantly better in multiples than they are in the United States where they haven't taken on those mandates where we have.” S-R: When you say your personal experience, do you mean your personal experience with having COVID? Stockton: “With people that I know personally that have COVID, that have tested positive recently. Whether it's omicron, whatever COVID is these days, is they've all been – almost all have been double vaccinated plus the booster. So I look at it more as a side effect than I look at it as an outbreak of COVID.” S-R: You were raised Catholic. The Pope has called it a moral obligation to receive the vaccine. What's your response to that and does that impact your decision at all? Stockton: “No. No, it doesn't.” S-R: Any way you could elaborate on that? Stockton: “I think we count on certain people in certain institutions to stand up to what's best for us and it's disappointing when those things don't happen.” Abdul-Jabbar says Stockton vaccine comments make athletes look like 'dumb jocks' https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/591014-abdul-jabbar-says-stockton-vaccine-comments-make-athletes-look Roll Clip: end at 35 seconds. Stockton didn't make athletes look like dumb jocks. Lebron did we he defended China over Hong Kong. Coach Steve Kerr makes jocks look dumb every time he pulls his mask down durring a game to communicate with his players. It was incredibly dumb to watch young, super athletic basketball players, play hard and physical, and when subing out of the game they would go sit in chairs six feet apart. This dumb jock list could go on, and I am sure you are thinging of some arbitrary dumb rules as I list these above. You Abdul-Jabbar wont point these out, because he is not thinking clearly, and he doesn't have permission to think clearly. Once someone like Stockton starts to think and say things outside of the liberal COVID narrative, they will call you dumb, stop enaging with logical arguments, and shut their ears and then light their hair on fire. Because that to them is logical.  Biden “Doocy” Gaffe: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-calls-peter-doocy-to-clear-the-air-after-calling-fox-reporter-a-stupid-son-of-b I need to set this clip up before you hear it. Peter Doocy, Fox Whitehouse correspondent, asked Biden on the way out of a press conference if he "thinks inflation is a political liability”? And here is President in Chief, the guy big evan was saying is the nicer alternative to President Trump, well here is what Biden had to say in response: Roll clip "What a stupid son of a bitch”. Remember the definition of a political gaffe “is what they really think, but accidently say”. The liberals really do believe conservatives, and even more so, Christian conservatives, are stupid.  Peter Doocy then ends up on Sean Hannity later that night, and here is what he had to say in response to Biden's gaffe: Roll Clip https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1485807133492793347?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1485807133492793347%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonexaminer.com%2Fnews%2Fbiden-calls-peter-doocy-to-clear-the-air-after-calling-fox-reporter-a-stupid-son-of-b Hilarious, Peter Doocy was glad that Biden was actually talking…finally.  Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Events. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless 

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 15:32


Are you ready for the CrossPolitic West Coast Liberty Tour? You probably aren't because I am now just telling you. We are going to be in three cities, filming three live shows, with a number of amazing guest. Mark your calendars for March 16th in Fort Worth, TX, April 7th in Rapid City, SD, middle of May most likely for Phoenix, AZ. Tickets will go on sale a month before each event, and will got fast, I mean fast. Our guest in Fort Worth include Dr. Peter McCullough, Blaze tv personality and current candidate for Governor in Texas- Chad Prather, and Pastor Doug Wilson. Tickets go on sale February 15th and CrossPolitic club members will get first dibs at selling out our venue in Fort Worth. Website links and details will be up soon, so mark your calendars, join the club, and we will see you in Fort Worth! Biden administration withdraws COVID vaccine mandate for businesses https://www.krem.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/osha-withdraws-vaccine-mandate-large-employers/507-a90a90aa-f454-4b4d-a85e-ac210636a6e9 According to KREM News: “The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it will be formally withdrawing the Biden administration's vaccine and testing mandates at private workplaces.” But according to the Daily Wire, OSHA is leaving a possible back door open for future revisions to remake the rule. https://www.dailywire.com/news/osha-continues-to-pursue-vaccine-mandate-despite-supreme-court-loss “Although OSHA is withdrawing the Vaccination and Testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard, OSHA is not withdrawing the ETS to the extent that it serves as a proposed rule under section 6(c)(3) of the Act, and this action does not affect the ETS's status as a proposal under section 6(b) of the Act or otherwise affect the status of the notice-and-comment rulemaking commenced by the Vaccination and Testing ETS. See 29 U.S.C. 655(c)(3),” the memo said, signaling the agency's intent to revise and remake the rule. Michigan State University allows nearly 15,000 basketball fans at sold-out games but shuts down in-person learning in January https://www.theblaze.com/news/michigan-state-university-basketball-remote-classes “Michigan State University won't allow for in-person learning until the final day of January, but at the same time had no problem opening up the school's arena for nearly 15,000 screaming fans to attend every Spartans' home basketball game this month. On Dec. 31, Michigan State University president Samuel L. Stanley Jr. announced in a letter that the school's spring 2022 semester would commence on Jan. 10 virtually and continue to be remote-learning until Jan. 31. "Given this intense surge in cases, we now feel the best decision for our campus is to start classes primarily remotely on Jan. 10 and for at least the first three weeks of the semester," writes Stanley – who uses the preferred pronouns of "he" and "him" in the letter. MSU student Blake Maday told Fox News "The fact that students can fill the (Breslin Center) packed shoulder to shoulder for hours before the game, for the entirety of the game and be together for, you know, probably three hours at night with no social distancing, not even including all the outsiders being brought in to campus for the game, it's wildly hypocritical". Dan Olsen – the deputy spokesperson for Michigan State University – issued a statement to Fox News regarding the situation. "Athletics events are optional events that students or the public can attend, unlike classes which are required for our students to progress toward their degree and graduate," Olsen said. "Our decision to start the first three weeks remotely was difficult and was influenced by two key factors. One factor was the uncertainty at the time of Omicron and having some time to understand it and its impact better."” CWWI Ad: This ad is for those looking for something other than a four-year college degree. College is great! But it's not for everyone. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute seeks to fill that gap. Our mission is to build kingdom culture in the workplace through our integrative program of worldview instruction and on-the-job skills training under the guidance of mentors. We offer courses in Bible, theology, and economics as well as business, project management, and marketing and more. And we provide our students with internships with one of our business partners so they can learn and gain practical skills. We invite you to join our mission to provide Christians another educational opportunity. Together we can help our students grow confident in their faith and competent in their labor. Visit us at cornerstonework.org to learn more, to enroll, or to partner with us. John Stockton's Interview in the Spokane Review went Viral: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/jan/23/in-wide-ranging-qa-john-stockton-talks-gonzaga-sus/ This was a good interview, and so read the whole thing, but what was most encouraging about it, is the fact that John is willing to stand up for what he believes is right, despite the strain he knew this would be on relationships. Stockton is ranked in the top 75 all time greatest NBA players, and no amount of accolades are with the cost of truth. S-R: What was your initial reaction to the onset of the pandemic in 2020? It really started the week of the WCC Tournament. Gonzaga plays in the title game then suddenly the NCAA Tournament is shut down. How long does it take to form opinions on everything that's going on, with the lockdowns and eventually vaccines, masks and everything else? Stockton: “It's pretty quick. I remember writing a paper trying to have some influence where I may have it, right when it all started with Rudy Gobert testing positive. With the Utah Jazz, which is obviously very close to home. Here he is warming up before the game, he doesn't even feel bad and the world shuts down. Then one university after another university until the conferences shut down and the tournament shuts down. Not one additional piece of evidence was offered for why each one did it. To me it's perplexing, but yeah, right from the start I was contemplating it, thinking it through and seeking out more and more information.” S-R: A counterpoint to that: The CDC reported this week that booster shots are 90% effective at preventing hospitalization with the omicron variant. Stockton: “Almost everybody I know that currently has COVID or has recently tested for COVID has been double-vaxxed and boosted. My personal experience says otherwise. Statistics from South Africa, from Scotland, from the UK who's now, their prime minister recently said we're not doing the mandates anymore. Came out publicly and said that. Those are indicators to me that we're not getting the true story. The numbers in South Africa are significantly better in multiples than they are in the United States where they haven't taken on those mandates where we have.” S-R: When you say your personal experience, do you mean your personal experience with having COVID? Stockton: “With people that I know personally that have COVID, that have tested positive recently. Whether it's omicron, whatever COVID is these days, is they've all been – almost all have been double vaccinated plus the booster. So I look at it more as a side effect than I look at it as an outbreak of COVID.” S-R: You were raised Catholic. The Pope has called it a moral obligation to receive the vaccine. What's your response to that and does that impact your decision at all? Stockton: “No. No, it doesn't.” S-R: Any way you could elaborate on that? Stockton: “I think we count on certain people in certain institutions to stand up to what's best for us and it's disappointing when those things don't happen.” Abdul-Jabbar says Stockton vaccine comments make athletes look like 'dumb jocks' https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/591014-abdul-jabbar-says-stockton-vaccine-comments-make-athletes-look Roll Clip: end at 35 seconds. Stockton didn't make athletes look like dumb jocks. Lebron did we he defended China over Hong Kong. Coach Steve Kerr makes jocks look dumb every time he pulls his mask down durring a game to communicate with his players. It was incredibly dumb to watch young, super athletic basketball players, play hard and physical, and when subing out of the game they would go sit in chairs six feet apart. This dumb jock list could go on, and I am sure you are thinging of some arbitrary dumb rules as I list these above. You Abdul-Jabbar wont point these out, because he is not thinking clearly, and he doesn't have permission to think clearly. Once someone like Stockton starts to think and say things outside of the liberal COVID narrative, they will call you dumb, stop enaging with logical arguments, and shut their ears and then light their hair on fire. Because that to them is logical. Biden “Doocy” Gaffe: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-calls-peter-doocy-to-clear-the-air-after-calling-fox-reporter-a-stupid-son-of-b I need to set this clip up before you hear it. Peter Doocy, Fox Whitehouse correspondent, asked Biden on the way out of a press conference if he "thinks inflation is a political liability”? And here is President in Chief, the guy big evan was saying is the nicer alternative to President Trump, well here is what Biden had to say in response: Roll clip "What a stupid son of a bitch”. Remember the definition of a political gaffe “is what they really think, but accidently say”. The liberals really do believe conservatives, and even more so, Christian conservatives, are stupid. Peter Doocy then ends up on Sean Hannity later that night, and here is what he had to say in response to Biden's gaffe: Roll Clip https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1485807133492793347?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1485807133492793347%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonexaminer.com%2Fnews%2Fbiden-calls-peter-doocy-to-clear-the-air-after-calling-fox-reporter-a-stupid-son-of-b Hilarious, Peter Doocy was glad that Biden was actually talking…finally. Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Events. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless

Cash Flow Connections - Real Estate Podcast
E376 - Topical Tuesdays – Should You Invest in Senior Living?

Cash Flow Connections - Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 40:13


Our guest for today started his career in senior living brokerage at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  And, despite the senior living industry being rocked by COVID-19 and transaction volume being almost entirely shut down for a prolonged period of time, he didn't let that stop him from carving out a niche as one of the bright, young thought leaders in the industry.  In this episode, we are joined by Shane Connor, who is a senior living brokerage executive with over 8 years of healthcare industry knowledge, and who has closed over 1,000 units of commercial real estate acquisitions.  Follow along and listen to learn about…  Why investors should be excited to invest in senior living right now Where the best investment opportunities currently reside in the senior living industry Factors to consider before investing with a senior living operator/sponsor This episode is a “must listen” if you are interested in the long-term potential of investing in senior living. Take Control,  Hunter Thompson Resources mentioned in this podcast: 1. His LinkedIn 2. Twitter 3. Bull Realty 4. His email 5. The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) 6. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 7. Argentum 8. WellTower 9. HealthPeak Properties 10. Ventas Interested in investing in ATMs? Check out our webinar.   Please note that investing in private placement securities entails a high degree of risk, including illiquidity of the investment and loss of principal. Please refer to the subscription agreement for a discussion of risk factors. Tired of scrambling for capital?  Check out our new FREE webinar -  How to Ensure You Never Scramble for Capital Again (The 3 Capital-Raising Secrets). Click Here to register. CFC Podcast Facebook Group

HR Trends
Does the latest Supreme Court ruling halt all vaccine requirements? Not by a long shot.

HR Trends

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 17:02


What should employers know about federal COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates, after the January 13 Supreme Court ruling? Legal expert Ellen McCann walks HR listeners through the current status of the three federal mandates and what employers should do now to ensure a safe workplace.Background: The three federal mandates. They are (1) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) or private employer mandate, (2) the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or health care worker mandate, and (3) the federal contractor mandate. All three have been tied up in litigation. On January 13, the Supreme Court weighed in on the private employer and health care worker mandates. [1:19]What does the Supreme Court ruling mean for the private employer mandate? For now the ETS is paused, which means OSHA cannot enforce it. It is not actually struck down, although the Supreme Court's reasoning suggests that it may eventually be declared unconstitutional. [3:27]What does this mean for employers? Employers who are only subject to the ETS have a little bit of breathing room as OSHA cannot enforce this mandate for now. The Supreme Court ruling does not prevent employers from instituting their own vaccine or test requirements. Employers should work with their legal counsel to see if they are subject to any state or local laws requiring or preventing implementation of their own program to keep employees safe at work. [5:25]What happened with the health care worker mandate? The Supreme Court lifted the stay on this mandate, meaning most health care workers are now required to get vaccinated before coming to their workplace. The deadlines have been moved for workers in states where the healthcare mandate had previously been stayed. [8:44]What can employers do to handle the complexity of this new HR burden? The pandemic in general and the vaccine mandate have created a record level of complexity for HR teams. Technology solutions like Unum Vaccine Verifier™ can help. Vaccine Verifier is designed to address the most complex aspects of vaccine-or-test mandates in that it not only provides a way to track vaccine status and testing compliance, it helps guide employers through the sensitive process of managing exemption requests. [10:31]Finally, where does the federal contractor mandate stand? This mandate was stayed earlier in lower courts, so employers will need to wait and see whether it ever takes effect. But again, the stay doesn't stop employers from adopting their own policies to protect their employees at work. Unum Vaccine Verifier and other technology solutions are available to help organize and enforce whatever policies employers have, while keeping all documentation in one secure place. [13:47]Where should employers focus in the coming weeks, now that the Supreme Court has ruled? Sit down with your counsel and senior leaders and decide how you want to show up for your employees. What's your corporate philosophy and culture about keeping your workplace safe and helping employees feel comfortable coming back to the work site, if that's your goal. Also, as we saw on January 13, rules can change in a minute, so use your counsel to help you stay up to date and make sure they are on board with any policy you adopt. [14:55]Featured speakerEllen McCannAssistant Vice President, Unum Group SolutionsEllen McCann is an acclaimed national speaker on leave management issues including FMLA and ADA. She is also a certified trainer for SHRM and CE credit. In her current role, Ellen serves as a leading expert in applying benefits and benefits technology to power modern solutions to more effective employee leave programs, stronger regulatory compliance and enhanced digital HR transformation.

RIMScast
Occupational Safety Risks in 2022 with Dave Ferro

RIMScast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 23:09


Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.   In this episode, Justin is joined by the President of DF Safety, Dave Ferro, to discuss occupational safety and risk management in 2022.   Dave Ferro is an occupational health and safety expert with over 25 years of experience. He is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional, a Construction Safety Officer, and a member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.   Dave shares his insights on the current state of safety risks in 2022; offers actionable tips to use against the backdrop of COVID-19, climate change, and the great resignation for risk management professionals; and speaks about the techniques, programs, and processes that he has found most effective.   Key Takeaways: [:01] About the RIMS App. [:23] About RIMScast. [:35] About today's episode. [:41] Upcoming RIMS current offerings. [1:27] About the upcoming two-day virtual event: 2022 RIMS RiskTech Forum. [2:09] More about today's episode with Dave Ferro. [2:35] Justin welcomes Dave Ferro to RIMScast! [3:16] Winter safety tips for risk management professionals when it comes to the workforce. [5:30] How the great resignation is impacting safety conditions and risks at work. [8:26] How COVID-19 factors into the great resignation. [9:27] How can companies safely reopen after initial and subsequent shutdowns due to COVID-19? [11:13] Upcoming RIMS webinars. [12:47] Techniques, programs, and processes that Dave has found most effective. [14:53] Emerging safety risks that deserve more focus and Dave's suggestions around addressing them against the backdrop of COVID-19. [17:28] Dave's words of advice for risk management professionals in 2022. [20:10] Justin thanks Dave Ferro for joining RIMScast and shares some additional links to check out in this episode's show notes.   Mentioned in this Episode: RIMS Events, Education, and Services: TechRisk/RiskTech | RIMS Virtual Event Jan. 26‒27, 2022 — Register Today! RIMS 2022 RISKWORLD | April 10‒13 in San Francisco! — Register now for advance rate pricing! NEW FOR MEMBERS! RIMS Mobile App RIMS Buyers Guide Sponsor RIMScast: Contact sales@rims.org or pd@rims.org for more information.   RIMS Report: Using Incident Management to Mitigate Risk Sponsored RIMScast Episodes: Risk Findings for the Industrial & Manufacturing Industry | Sponsored by Aon “Establishing the Right Assurance to Request From Business Partners” | Sponsored by HITRUST “Aon's 2021 Retail Industry Overview” | Sponsored by Aon “A Legacy of Resilience” | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group “The Golden Era of Insurance” | Sponsored by The Hartford “Insurance Investigation Trends Happening Now” | Sponsored by Travelers “What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect “Hard Reality: A Look at Rising Rates in Property & Excess Casualty” | Sponsored by AXA XL “Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD “Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers NEW RIMSCAST VIDEO: “Climate Change and Insurance: A Fireside Chat with Dev Bhutani and Deepak Madan” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd. Webinars: Feb. 3, 2022 | “Are You Prepared for the Changing Environmental Risk Landscape?” | Sponsored by Beazley Feb. 8, 2022 | RIMS Virtual Workshop Preview: “Captives as an Alternate Risk Financing Technique” | Presented by RIMS Feb. 9, 2022 | “Recertification: Keep Your RIMS-CRMP Active” | Presented by RIMS Virtual Workshops: “Applying and Integrating ERM” — This workshop prepares you to develop and integrate a practical ERM approach that creates and protects organizational value while improving efficiencies, Feb. 1‒2, 2022 — Register Now! Attend the RIMS-CRMP-FED Exam Prep Virtual Workshop presented with George Mason University, February 15‒17, 2022 — Register Now! More Workplace Safety on RIMScast: “Safety Does Not Pause: Employee Hazards During COVID-19 with NSC President & CEO Lorraine Martin” “Fatigue Risk Management with NSC's Emily Whitcomb” “International Codes and Standards with Chris Wieczorek” “Navigating Shipping Risks in 2022 with Capt. Rahul Khanna” “Fleet Safety with NETS Executive Director Susan Gillies” “Mental Health in the Workplace with Darcy Gruttadaro” “Active Threat Safety and Preparedness with Steve Smith and Dustin Miller of Guardian Defense” RIMS Publications, Content, and Links: RIMS Membership — Whether you are a new member or need to transition, be a part of the global risk management community! RIMS Virtual Workshops Upcoming RIMS Webinars On-Demand Webinars RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer Risk Management Magazine Risk Management Monitor RIMS Coronavirus Information Center RIMS Risk Leaders Series — New interview with RIMS 2021 Risk Manager of the Year Michael Harrington! RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring RIMS Treasurer Jennifer Santiago! Spencer Educational Foundation RIMS DEI Council RIMS Path to the Boardroom National Human Trafficking Prevention Month (U.S. Department of State) Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco's Website   Want to Learn More? Keep up with the podcast on RIMS.org and listen on iTunes. Have a question or suggestion? Email: Content@rims.org.   Join the Conversation! Follow @RIMSorg on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.   Follow up with Our Guest: Dave Ferro's LinkedIn DF Safety   Tweetables (For Social Media Use):   “The winter thing that causes us the most injuries up here — at least on the job site — are simple slips, trips, and falls.” — Dave Ferro   “There's a lot of ways the safety risks would be heightened [with the great resignation]. When we have fewer people, we have the one obvious problem of fatigue and extra hours. … Fatigue has really come to the forefront with safety.” — Dave Ferro   “Physical distancing [with COVID-19] is huge … [and] it doesn't hurt to do extra cleanliness … like hand sanitizer.” — Dave Ferro   “Just like every other safety issue, the more planning you do, the better off you're going to be when something happens.” — Dave Ferro  

Administrative Static Podcast
Breaking Down Biden v. Missouri and NFIB v. OSHA

Administrative Static Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 25:00


Breaking Down Biden v. Missouri and NFIB v. OSHA   Mark and Vec discuss the Supreme Court's decisions in two COVID-19 vaccine mandate lawsuits, Biden v. Missouri and NFIB v. OSHA.  NCLA commends the ruling in NFIB v. OSHA to invalidate the private employer vaccine mandate that applies to 84 million Americans. On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which required private companies with 100 or more employees either to implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy or force employees to present a weekly negative COVID-19 test.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Federalist Society's Teleforum: Vaccine Policy: Who Decides?

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022


Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decisions in two federal vaccine mandate cases. Several states and interest groups sought emergency relief on regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The OSHA rule required large employers to require vaccination or regular testing of their […]

Teleforum
Vaccine Policy: Who Decides?

Teleforum

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 87:47


The Supreme Court recently issued its decisions in two federal vaccine mandate cases. Several states and interest groups sought emergency relief on regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The OSHA rule required large employers to require vaccination or regular testing of their employees. CMS required vaccination of staff at health care facilities participating in Medicare or Medicaid programs. The Court granted a stay of the OSHA rule pending merits review in the Sixth Circuit, but stayed an injunction of the CMS rule allowing it to go into effect. But federal agencies are not the only actors setting vaccine policy. Effective January 15th, the D.C. government will require restaurants and other businesses to check customer vaccine status. Meanwhile Florida has taken a different approach, and has barred businesses from checking employee or customer vaccine status. This panel will review the decisions and also consider the appropriate role for the various levels of government authority in setting vaccine policy, as well as competing interests of private businesses, employees, and consumers. Featuring:Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason UniversityDorit Reiss, Professor of Law and the James Edgar Hervey '50 Chair of Litigation, UC Hastings Law Ryan Dean Newman, General Counsel, Governor Ron DeSantis David Dewhirst, Solicitor General, MontanaModerator: Kate Todd, Managing Partner, Ellis George Cipollone ---To register, click the link above.

Only in Seattle - Real Estate Unplugged
#932 - Supreme Court Blocks Biden Covid Vaccine Mandate For Large Private Businesses

Only in Seattle - Real Estate Unplugged

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 22:41


The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its sweeping vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies, but allowed a vaccine mandate to stand for medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments.The rulings came three days after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's emergency measure for businesses started to take effect.The mandate required that workers at businesses with 100 or more employees get vaccinated or submit a negative Covid test weekly to enter the workplace. It also required unvaccinated workers to wear masks indoors at work.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/seattlerealestatepodcast)

GovExec Daily
Vaccine Mandates After the Supreme Court OSHA Decision

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 13:03


Last week, the Supreme Court blocked the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that was to bring a vaccine-or-test requirement for employees at private businesses with 100 or more employees. In a 6-3 decision, the conservative majority on the court said OSHA had overstepped and that COVID-19 was not specifically a workplace risk. Stephanie Rapp-Tully is a partner and federal employment attorney with Tully Rinckey PLLC's Washington, D.C. office. She joined the show to discuss the Supreme Court decision and its implications. 

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast
Explainer 32 – The Vaccine Mandate Cases and the Future of Administrative Law

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 48:50


On January 13, the Supreme Court stayed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for large businesses, but allowed a vaccine mandate for staff at facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding to go into effect. An expert panel joined us to break down these rulings' implications for administrative law, with a particular focus on what they might mean for the future of the non-delegation and major questions doctrines.Featuring:- Karen Harned, Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center- Ilan Wurman, Associate Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University- [Moderator] Luke A. Wake, Attorney, Pacific Legal FoundationVisit our website – www.RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.

Rational Security
The "C'mon Neil" Edition

Rational Security

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 71:28


This week, Alan, Quinta and Scott were joined by Lawfare's new director of digital media, Claudia Swain! They talked through some of the week's biggest national security news, including:“It's Not the Motion in the OSHA, It's the Size of Your Popular Mandate.” The Supreme Court has invalidated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's vaccination-or-test mandate for major employers. What will the Court's decision mean for the Biden administration efforts to combat COVID?“We Met On OKstupid.” The Justice Department has indicted leaders of the Oath Keepers movement for seditious conspiracy, based in part on social media communications in which they actively recruited and planned for the violence of Jan. 6. What does the indictment tell us about the risk of domestic violent extremism?“Law & Order: DVE.” The Justice Department's National Security Division just created a new unit committed to prosecuting domestic terrorism. What kind of lasting impact might this move have in preventing another Jan. 6?For object lessons, Alan drew our attention to a story of rampant abuse of power being investigated by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's inspector general: allegations that an employee printed off over 100 copies of their wedding program on a government computer. Quinta made the minor suggestion that the FBI should not Tweet about MLK Day, which commemorates the life of a man it unlawfully surveilled and tried to push toward suicide. Scott strongly celebrated the new show "We Are Lady Parts" about a female Muslim punk band in East London, as well as the album of original music its creators have released. And Claudia drew our attention to a story of international significance: the deregulation of French dressing, after a decades-long regulatory fight. Be sure to visit our show page at www.lawfareblog.com and to follow us on Twitter at @RatlSecurity. And Rational Security listeners can get a committed ad-free feed by becoming a Lawfare material supporter at www.patreon.com/lawfare! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Employment Law This Week Podcast
#WorkforceWednesday: Supreme Court Blocks OSHA ETS, Upholds CMS Mandate

Employment Law This Week Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 4:12


The Supreme Court blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) vaccine-or-test emergency temporary standard for large employers last week, but upheld the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services vaccination mandate for millions of health care workers. What does this mean for employers? Attorney Kate Rigby tells us more. Visit our site for this week's Other Highlights and links: https://www.ebglaw.com/eltw240. Subscribe to #WorkforceWednesday - https://www.ebglaw.com/subscribe/. Visit http://www.EmploymentLawThisWeek.com. The EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® and DIAGNOSING HEALTH CARE podcasts are presented by Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. All rights are reserved. This audio recording includes information about legal issues and legal developments.  Such materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments.  These informational materials are not intended, and should not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances, and these materials are not a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. The content reflects the personal views and opinions of the participants. No attorney-client relationship has been created by this audio recording. This audio recording may be considered attorney advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Ogletree Deakins Podcasts
Dirty Steel Toe Boots, Episode 7: The Supreme Court's Decision on OSHA's ETS

Ogletree Deakins Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 26:08


In this episode of Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, host Phillip Russell is joined by Eric Hobbs, the chair of Ogletree Deakins' Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group. Phillip and Eric take a first look at the Supreme Court's decision staying the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) enforcement of the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) until the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (and, ultimately, the Supreme Court) has an opportunity to weigh in on the merits. Phillip and Eric explore the implications of the Court's stay on future court decisions, OSHA's potential actions with regard to the ETS and the National Emphasis Program (NEP), and employer's next steps in light of these judicial and agency actions.

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio
Why a conservative Supreme Court overturned one vaccine mandate but upheld a second

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 28:25


The Supreme Court issued rulings on two critical cases involving the Biden Administration's vaccine mandates amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The justices said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is not allowed to implement a rule requiring employers with more than 100 workers to have their workers either get vaccinated for the virus or test weekly and wear a mask in the office. In the other case, the court upheld a vaccine mandate imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services on health care facilities that receive funding from Medicare or Medicaid. We wanted to dig into these decisions on their merits, and look at what they mean for the future, so we caught up with Craig Green, Professor of Law at Temple University's Beasley School of Law. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Supreme Court Opinions
National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Supreme Court Opinions

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 3:36


National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is a Supreme Court of the United States case before the Court on an application for a stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's COVID-19 vaccination or test mandate. On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court ordered a stay of the mandate. Background. In September 2021, President of the United States Joe Biden announced his administration would be promulgating a vaccination or test mandate for all private companies with 100 or more employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on November 5, 2021. On November 6, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of the ETS's implementation; it issued an opinion explaining its reasoning on November 12, 2021. Challenges to OSHA regulations are randomly assigned to one of the twelve United States courts of appeals with geographic jurisdiction. The challenges to the COVID-19 ETS were all transferred to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on November 16, 2021. The petitioners sought initial hearing en banc for consideration of the challenges. On December 15, 2021, the court denied the petition by an 8 to 8 vote, over the dissents of Chief Judge Jeffrey Sutton and Judge John K Bush, joined by six additional judges. On December 17, 2021, a panel of the court dissolved the Fifth Circuit's stay of the ETS by a 2 to 1 vote. Judge Joan Larsen dissented. Supreme Court. Numerous challengers filed emergency applications at the Supreme Court of the United States in the days after the Fifth Circuit's stay was dissolved. The federal government responded to the applications on December 30, 2021. In an unusual proceeding for emergency applications, oral argument was held on January 7, 2022. The National Federation of Independent Business, representing many private companies, and Ohio, representing more than 20 states, argued for the petitioners. The Supreme Court granted a stay of the ETS in a per curiam order on January 13, 2022. The order stated that the OSHA mandate exceeded the authority that it was given by Congress; OSHA could only regulate occupational safety, and the vaccine mandate was seen as "broad public health measures." The order stated that "Permitting OSHA to regulate the hazards of daily life — simply because most Americans have jobs and face those same risks while on the clock — would significantly expand OSHA's regulatory authority without clear congressional authorization." In a concurring statement written by Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, Gorsuch wrote that it should be up to states and Congress to decide best how to respond to a pandemic like COVID. A joint dissent to the order was written by Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. They stated that employees have "little control, and therefore little capacity to mitigate risk", and that the ruling "stymies the Federal Government's ability to counter the unparalleled threat that COVID-19 poses to our Nation's workers." The three countered Gorsuch's statement and stated that OSHA was the actor with the best understanding of the workplace in light of threats like COVID, and not the court system.

Relaxing White Noise
Put Baby to Sleep with Fan Sound White Noise | Soothe Crying, Colicky Infant | 8 Hours

Relaxing White Noise

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 480:47


Fan white noise is a useful tool for helping a baby fall asleep. The relaxing sound can help soothe a crying, colicky infant. White noise resembles sounds the baby heard in the womb, which has a calming effect. It also masks other distracting noises so that your baby can fall asleep and remain sleeping. Help your baby fall asleep tonight with this fan white noise. Adults sleep well to fan sounds too! While playing white noise for babies, it's important to keep tabs on the volume, because any white noise machine, smartphone, or computer can put out levels that are too loud for your child. It's recommended to play the sound at least a few feet from where your infant is sleeping and to keep the volume no louder than the sound of a soft shower. Parents can download an app to turn their smartphone into a sound level meter. One good, free, option is the sound level meter app created by the U.S. National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) available on the app store as the NIOSH SLM app. Soothe your crying baby and enjoy a moment of calm! Here are some great products to help you sleep! Relaxing White Noise receives a small commission (at no additional cost to you) on purchases made through affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the podcast! Avocado Mattress (Use code 'RWN' for $125 off Green & Latex Mattresses) Avocado Green Pillow (Use code 'RWN' for 10% off pillows) Baloo Living Weighted Blankets (Use code 'relaxingwhitenoise10' for 10% off) At Relaxing White Noise, our goal is to help you sleep well. This episode is eight hours long with no advertisements in the middle, so you can use it as a sleeping sound throughout the night. Listening to our white noise sounds via the podcast gives you the freedom to lock your phone at night, keeping your bedroom dark as you fall asleep. Check out the 10-Hour version on YouTube Contact Us for Partnership Inquiries DISCLAIMER: Remember that loud sounds can potentially damage your hearing. When playing one of our ambiences, if you cannot have a conversation over the sound without raising your voice, the sound may be too loud for your ears. Please do not place speakers right next to a baby's ears. If you have difficulty hearing or hear ringing in your ears, please immediately discontinue listening to the white noise sounds and consult an audiologist or your physician. The sounds provided by Relaxing White Noise are for entertainment purposes only and are not a treatment for sleep disorders or tinnitus. If you have significant difficulty sleeping on a regular basis, experience fitful/restless sleep, or feel tired during the day, please consult your physician. Relaxing White Noise Privacy Policy © Relaxing White Noise LLC, 2018. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this text/visual/audio is prohibited. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/relaxingwhitenoise/support