Security Panel Gets #VPPPA32 Off and Running

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Thousands of safety professionals are gathered here at the Gaylord Palms resort for the 2016 VPPPA Annual National Safety & Health Conference, a not-to-be-missed chance to learn the ropes of all things VPP: applying, audits, Special Government Employees, and why the VPPPA's national conference is such a high-energy experience. Its members are all high-performing safety champions eager to share their experiences and help others make the journey.

The program began in earnest Aug. 29 with an afternoon program devoted to security and featuring safety and law enforcement personnel from the area, including Capt. Kevin McGinley of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Special Agent Richard Hewitt of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, and Chief Daniel McAvoy of Osceola County Fire Rescue. They discussed a variety of security issues with VPPPA moderator J.A. Rodriguez, Jr. CSP-SGE and then answered several questions from the audience.

One questioner asked whether concealed carry permit holders should intervene in an active shooter incident. The panelists answered yes, but McGinley cautioned that CC holders all too often do not obtain the training they should get after receiving the permit, and he said holders should not carry their guns if they choose not to remain proficient in using them. He also cautioned that law enforcement may not be able to distinguish between the active shooter and an armed CC permit holder trying to intervene when the officers arrive on scene.

The panel's discussion touched on home fire sprinklers, workplace violence, physical and home fire and security best practices, and new technologies.

Other Monday events included a labor & management open forum, a first-timer’s workshop, and the annual meeting of the membership.


Download Center

  • OSHA Recordkeeping Guide

    In case you missed it, OSHA recently initiated an enforcement program to identify employers who fail to electronically submit Form 300A recordkeeping data to the agency. When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping, there are always questions regarding the requirements and ins and outs. This guide is here to help! We’ll explain reporting, recording, and online reporting requirements in detail.

  • Incident Investigations Guide

    If your organization has experienced an incident resulting in a fatality, injury, illness, environmental exposure, property damage, or even a quality issue, it’s important to perform an incident investigation to determine how this happened and learn what you can do to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of performing an incident investigation.

  • Lone Worker Guide

    Lone workers exist in every industry and include individuals such as contractors, self-employed people, and those who work off-site or outside normal hours. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies, inadequate rest and breaks, physical violence, and more. To learn more about lone worker risks and solutions, download this informative guide.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Download the guide to learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • The Basics of Incident Investigations Webinar

    Without a proper incident investigation, it becomes difficult to take preventative measures and implement corrective actions. Watch this on-demand webinar for a step-by-step process of a basic incident investigation, how to document your incident investigation findings and analyze incident data, and more. 

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2022

    October 2022

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SAFETY
      Here's Why Constant Bending Can Be Troublesome
    • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
      How Artificial Intelligence in Revolutionizing Jobs
    • PPE: RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Respiratory Protection
    • WINTER HAZARDS
      Managing Cold Stress with the Proper PPE
    View This Issue