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VPPPA Continues Education, Networking Opportunities Through Future Events

Safety+ Symposium is over, but there are VPPPA events and resources to look forward to.

Seeing Safely: Tips for an Effective Vision Protection Program

Episode 159

Seeing Safely: Tips for an Effective Vision Protection Program

There are many things that safety directors, managers and leadership can do to ensure that employees are adhering to a vision protection program.

Federal Court Issues Orders for Tampa Electric After Incident Killed Five Workers in 2017

Federal Court Issues Orders for Tampa Electric After Incident Killed Five Workers in 2017

The company must make changes, pay a penalty and will face probation after a court order.



Workplace Accident Report Shows Statistics of Non-Fatal and Fatal Occupational Injuries

Workplace Accident Report Shows Statistics of Non-Fatal and Fatal Occupational Injuries

The report categorizes data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Inspection Finds Companies Did Not Use Safety Plan When Workers Were Trapped on Drilling Platform

Inspection Finds Companies Did Not Use Safety Plan When Workers Were Trapped on Drilling Platform, OSHA Says

One of the companies had a fire safety plan but did not use it, according to OSHA.

Emerging Cannabis Trends in Today’s Environment

Emerging Cannabis Trends in Today’s Environment

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Finding the Right Fit: When the Work Shoe Fits

Finding the Right Fit: When the Work Shoe Fits

Research shows that ill-fitting work shoes can significantly harm employees.

South Carolina Governor Sues OSHA

South Carolina Governor Sues OSHA

The lawsuit lists South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation as the plaintiffs.

What Can Employers do to Help Keep Their Workers Safe on the Roads?

What Can Employers Do to Help Keep Their Workers Safe on the Roads?

Safety can be a big concern for people who drive for work.

NSC Preliminary Findings Show Deaths from Vehicle Accidents in First Half of 2022 Down One Percent from 2021

NSC Preliminary Findings Show Deaths from Vehicle Crashes in First Half of 2022 Down One Percent from 2021

NSC says that 21,340 people died from traffic crashes in the first half of this year.

Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Secret Service to Speak at VPPPA Safety+ Symposium

Gwendolyn Sykes will talk at the Closing General Session on August 25.

VPPPA Safety+ Symposium Begins This Week

Safety+ Symposium takes places in Washington DC from August 23 to 25.

Resources for Getting Involved with VPPPA

Can’t go to VPPPA Safety+ Symposium? Here are other ways to get involved.

How to Keep Workers Safe From Loud Music

How to Keep Workers Safe From Loud Music

People who work at weddings, bars and restaurants are often exposed to loud noise. How do you protect these workers from noise hazards?

Safety & Security: Tips for Preventing Workplace Violence

Episode 158

Safety & Security: Tips for Preventing Workplace Violence

Lowering the number of instances of workplace violence is not only crucial to the health and safety of your workforce, but is also legally mandated by federal OSHA.

The Use of Impairment Detection Technology to Improve Worker Safety

The Use of Impairment Detection Technology to Improve Worker Safety

A recent study shows that some employers may be interested in IDT to test for employee impairment.

Louisiana Company Cited After Employee Stabbed in Store

Louisiana Company Cited After Employee Stabbed in Store

The operator of car wash, oil change, fueling and convenience stores was cited for not protecting workers from violence, according to OSHA.

Initial Approval Given to Massachusetts for State Health and Safety Plan

Initial Approval Given to Massachusetts for State Health and Safety Plan

The plan will cover local and state government workers.

Three Dollar General Stores Cited for Four Willful, Seven Repeat Violations

OSHA Cites Three Dollar Generals, Proposes Penalties Over $1.2M

Since 2016, the company has faced proposed penalties of over $6 million.

FDA Rule Will Make Some Hearing Aids Available Over the Counter

FDA Rule Will Make Some Hearing Aids Available Over the Counter

Hearing loss affects many workers every year. Now, some may be able to get hearing aids without a prescription.

Modern Day Trends: Testing for Workplace Impairment

Episode 157

Modern-Day Trends: Testing for Workplace Impairment

Creating an effective program to test for substance abuse in the workplace can be difficult when faced with modern day trends and challenges.

Different Types of Heat-Related Illnesses

The Dangers of Heat: Different Types of Heat-Related Illnesses

As workers are exposed to heat, they can be at risk for heat-related illnesses.

Field Service Management Solutions are Changing the Safety Game in Field Service Work—Here

Field Service Management Solutions are Changing the Safety Game in Field Service Work—Here's How

Field service management solutions can help with accountability, reducing risk and education.

VPPPA Offers Special Events at Safety+ Symposium 2022

Throughout the days of the Symposium, attendees will have a chance to interact with the Association a variety of ways via featured events.

Everything You Need to Know about Forklifts & Safety

Episode 156

Everything You Need to Know about Forklifts & Safety

Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses everything you may need to know about forklifts and mitigating the risks associated with them.

VPPPA Announces New Executive Director

Williams assumed his new role at VPPPA in July 2022.

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidelines

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidelines

New guidelines published last week include what to do if you are exposed to COVID-19.

VPPPA Prioritizes Health & Safety at Annual Safety+ Symposium

Amid an on-going pandemic, VPPPA is assuring attendees of their annual Safety+ Symposium that safety and health is their top priority.

Retired CIA Intelligence Officer to Kick Off VPPPA’s Safety+ Symposium

VPPPPA is excited for their annual Safety+ Symposium, which is set to take place in Washington, D.C. August 23 - 25.