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Stay Safe and Watch Out on the Roads this Labor Day Weekend

Stay Safe and Watch Out on the Roads this Labor Day Weekend

Protect yourself and loved ones by addressing roadway risks September 3-6.

Tropical Storm Henri Brings Flooding and Damage to the Northeast

Tropical Storm Henri Brings Flooding and Damage to the Northeast

U.S. Department of Labor urges workers and employers to practice all safety precautions.



The U.S. Food & Drug Administration Approves the First COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration Approves the First COVID-19 Vaccine

Extensive research and trials lead to the FDA’s final decision of approval.

Who’s Responsible for Cybersecurity in Industrial and Manufacturing Settings?

Who’s Responsible for Cybersecurity in Industrial and Manufacturing Settings?

One of the most significant challenges in industrial cybersecurity is a lack of experience and clarity.

VPPPA Lists COVID-19 Information for Safety+ 2021

VPPPA Lists COVID-19 Information for Safety+ 2021

VPPPA offers safety professionals a safe and healthy way to engage with their Safety+ Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee.

What You Need to Know: Health & Safety Plans at ASSP Safety 2021

What You Need to Know: Health & Safety Plans at ASSP Safety 2021

The American Society of Safety Professionals has outlined an extensive plan to keep Safety 2021 attendees safe and healthy at the conference and expo this year.

Without Proper Training & Education Confined Spaces May Lead to Injury or Worse

Episode 91

Without Proper Training & Education Confined Spaces May Lead to Injury or Worse

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard defines a confined space, gives examples of deadly incidents and does a deep dive into what OSHA is doing today to curb fatalities and injuries.

ASSP Offers Hybrid Experience for Safety 2021 Conference and Expo

ASSP Offers Hybrid Experience for Safety 2021 Conference and Expo

ASSP will be heading out to Austin, Texas this year for its annual Safety 2021 Conference and Expo.

U.S. Department of Labor Partnership in Connecticut Promotes Workplace Safety

U.S. Department of Labor Partnership in Connecticut Promotes Workplace Safety

New Haven partnership aims to enhance worker safety on College St. construction projects.

City of West Hollywood Passes Law to Expand Hotel Employee Protection

City of West Hollywood Passes Law to Expand Hotel Employee Protection

An ordinance created contains five key elements to keep workers safe.

South Dakota Trench Collapse Leads U.S. Department of Labor to Remind Employers and Workers of Serious Excavation Hazards

South Dakota Trench Collapse Leads U.S. Department of Labor to Remind Employers and Workers of Serious Excavation Hazards

Trench collapses are one of the most dangerous hazards in the construction industry.

Employee Suffers Amputation at Milk Packaging Plant

Employee Suffers Amputation at Milk Packaging Plant

Employer faces $339K in proposed penalties for willful, serious violations.

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.

OSHA Releases Free Online Training for New Wildfire Smoke Rules

OSHA Releases Free Online Training for New Wildfire Smoke Rules

Training is easy access and offered in both English and Spanish.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.