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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.

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.



Employee Suffers Amputation at Milk Packaging Plant

Employee Suffers Amputation at Milk Packaging Plant

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.