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VPPPA Partners with OSHA for Exciting Round Up of Workshops at Safety+ 2021

VPPPA Partners with OSHA for Exciting Round Up of Workshops at Safety+ 2021

OSHA will be at VPPPA’s Safety+ Symposium in full force leading workshops on topic like industrial hygiene, anti-retaliation programs, and construction & general industry challenges.

Recognizing and Preventing Electrical Hazards on the Jobsite

Episode 90

Recognizing and Preventing Electrical Hazards on the Jobsite

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at the most frequent causes for electrical injuries and fatalities on construction sites. Listen in to find out if these hazards are present on your site and how to mitigate them.

Issues with the Quality of Construction Operational Systems and Their Affect on Project Outcomes

Issues with the Quality of Construction Operational Systems and Their Affect on Project Outcomes

The built environment (structures) as produced by the construction industry greatly affects the economy, society and the environment, it influences, to some degree, defining the quality of our daily work-lives.



OSHA Cites New Jersey Medical Facility and Staffing Agency for Exposing Nurses to COVID-19 Hazards

OSHA Cites New Jersey Medical Facility and Staffing Agency for Exposing Nurses to COVID-19 Hazards

After an investigation, it was found that there was unsafe respirator use while testing hundreds of people daily.

VPPPA Offers Multiple Ways to Attend Safety+ Symposium

VPPPA Offers Multiple Ways to Attend Safety+ Symposium

VPPPA offers safety professionals three ways to engage with their annual symposium.

OSHA and NIOSH Partner up to Revise a Handbook for Small Businesses

OSHA and NIOSH Partner up to Revise a Handbook for Small Businesses

Their goal is to make it more detailed and provide even better safety tips for businesses.

Worker Engulfment in Soybean Silo Leads to Citations of Central Illinois Grain Cooperative

Worker Engulfment in Soybean Silo Leads to Citations of Central Illinois Grain Cooperative

Topflight Grain Cooperative faces fines and citations for safety violations.

Staying Safe on Construction Sites During the Summer

Staying Safe on Construction Sites During the Summer

As summer crawls on—amidst an influx in new construction projects that rival pre-pandemic levels—those in the construction industry are dealing with hazards that get more intense with each rising degree.

The COVID-19 Delta Variant: What we Know so Far

The COVID-19 Delta Variant: What we Know so Far

The variant is spreading like a wildfire, fueling outbreaks across the U.S., mainly targeting those who are not vaccinated.

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Contractor for Electrical Death of Employee

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Contractor for Electrical Death of Employee

United Signs & Signals puts employee in harm’s way when failing to ensure electricity was secured.

Engaging the Adult Learner

For many adults, sitting in a training classroom is something to be avoided at all costs. However, training is a necessary part of today's workplace. Companies must provide training to their employees. To help the reluctant learner, trainers can use a variety of techniques that will get the students interested and eager to participate in the training

Electrical PPE Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial

PREVIEW: September Issue

Electrical PPE Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial

Many safety professionals are starting to realize that if they upgrade their programs to the new generation of products, wearer acceptance can increase dramatically.

Adapting Employee Drug Testing Programs for Remote Workers

Episode 89

Adapting Employee Drug Testing Programs for Remote Workers

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard discusses the current COVID-19 outlook, how alcohol and substance use has shifted and what employers can be doing to manage all of it.

What HVAC Workers Need to Know About OSHA

What HVAC Workers Need to Know About OSHA

On December 29, 1970, then-President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Four months later, on April 28, 1971, it went into effect, slowly becoming the gold standard for workplace safety today. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the act going into effect and it is still the primary thing that we turn to when safety is a concern.

U.S. Department of Labor Intends to Protect Midwest Workers from Confined Space Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Intends to Protect Midwest Workers from Confined Space Hazards

The Regional Emphasis Program was created to reduce employees’ harm when working in the transportation tank cleaning industry.

OSHA Initiates Protection Over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana from Confined Space Dangers

OSHA Initiates Protection Over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana from Confined Space Dangers

After lives were taken in Texas and Oklahoma less than one year apart, OSHA decided it was time to intervene.

When Things Heat Up, Confined Spaces Can Become More Harrowing

When Things Heat Up, Confined Spaces Can Become More Harrowing

While not every confined space is hazardous, by its nature, confined spaces carry the potential to become dangerous – sometimes in a matter of seconds.

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week Kicks off August 9 – 15, 2021

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week Kicks off August 9 – 15, 2021

The campaign was created to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program.

Understanding Silicosis & Finding the Proper Respiratory Protection

Episode 88

Understanding Silicosis & Finding the Proper Respiratory Protection

Silicosis impacts more workers than you may think. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard sits down with CleanSpace Technology's Jon Imms to discuss what silica is and how safety professionals can protect against it.

Alliance is Formed to Keep Shipbuilders Safe from Dangerous, Hazardous Work Environments

Alliance is Formed to Keep Shipbuilders Safe from Dangerous, Hazardous Work Environments

OSHA is prioritizing a Mid-Atlantic shipyard industry to prevent a healthful workplace.

Ohio Contractor was Cited and Penalized for Exposing Construction Roofers to Deadly Fall Hazards Six Times Throughout the Past Three Years

Ohio Contractor was Cited and Penalized for Exposing Construction Roofers to Deadly Fall Hazards Six Times Throughout the Past Three Years

JHM Roofing LLC ignored OSHA’s citations due to repeated fall hazards over the past few years.

The Association Between Beliefs and Risk Management

The Association Between Beliefs and Risk Management

Many organizations devise operating systems that encompass values and standards specific to their core beliefs about work, people and performance.

Confined Space 101: What You Need to Know About Fall Protection PPE 

Confined Space 101: What You Need to Know About Fall Protection PPE 

Planning, preparation and proper equipment is key to protecting confined space workers from fall hazards. 

OSHA Releases Details on Deadly Poultry Plant Incident

Episode 87

OSHA Releases Details on Deadly Poultry Plant Incident

Six people died and 12 more were injured in a preventable incident at a poultry plant last January. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard details OSHA's investigation and dives into workplace violence, COVID-19 vaccination mandates and more.

How Lean Design Improves Efficient Use of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes 

How Lean Design Improves Efficient Use of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes 

Management should uncover emergency safety shower procedures and equipment that are not doing the job sufficiently or correctly.

Facility Managers Play a Pivotal Role in Safely Building, Renovating and Demolishing Structures 

Facility Managers Play a Pivotal Role in Safely Building, Renovating and Demolishing Structures 

It’s important to understand the factors that most frequently contribute to construction site fires so that needed steps to minimize associated risks can be taken. 

Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Options for Cleaning Confined Spaces  

Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Options for Cleaning Confined Spaces  

Heavy duty industrial vacuum cleaners can eliminate the need to enter confined spaces for cleaning, reducing hazards and costs in a variety of ways. 

8 Steps to Increase Safety and Strengthen Your LOTO Training Program

8 Steps to Increase Safety and Strengthen Your LOTO Training Program

Preventing injury and loss of life is undeniably the number one reason to strengthen any safety program. 

An Agile Framework for Occupational Health Mitigation

Occupational hazards require continuous assessment and evaluation to ensure the sustainment of zero hazard occurrences.