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Industrial Hygiene: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Industrial Hygiene: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

A lot has changed in industrial hygiene, but one thing is constant: the need for worker health and safety.

Environmental Sampling for Infection Control at Health Care Facilities

Environmental Sampling for Infection Control at Health Care Facilities

An environmental sampling program can be a valuable tool in reducing risk.



How to Assess and Design Guarding for Older Machines

How to Assess and Design Guarding for Older Machines

It is essential to assess the machine and human interactions when trying to enhance guarding.

Survey Results Show Data on Falls from Heights

Survey Results Show Data on Falls from Heights

Some of the topics the respondents were surveyed on were the height of the fall, the cause and if the employer made changes.

Court Rules Mine Safety and Health Act “Flagrantly” Violated by Minnesota Iron Ore Mine

Court Rules Mine Safety and Health Act “Flagrantly” Violated by Minnesota Iron Ore Mine

The ruling follows an incident in 2016 when a walkway collapsed with a worker on it.

VPPPA Continues Education, Networking Opportunities Through Future Events

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

VPPPA Safety+ Symposium 2023 is Headed to Orlando, Florida

VPPPA has announced its latest location for their annual event.

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.

Emerging Cannabis Trends in Today’s Environment

Emerging Cannabis Trends in Today’s Environment

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Resources for Getting Involved with VPPPA

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

VPPPA Safety+ Symposium Begins This Week

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

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.

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.

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?

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.