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Resources for Getting Involved with VPPPA

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Field Service Management Solutions are Changing the Safety Game in Field Service Work—Here

Field Service Management Solutions are Changing the Safety Game in Field Service Work—Here's How

Field service management solutions can help with accountability, reducing risk and education.

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.

VPPPA Prioritizes Health & Safety at Annual Safety+ Symposium

Amid an on-going pandemic, VPPPA is assuring attendees of their annual Safety+ Symposium that safety and health is their top priority.

Everything You Need to Know about Forklifts & Safety

Episode 156

Everything You Need to Know about Forklifts & Safety

Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses everything you may need to know about forklifts and mitigating the risks associated with them.

VPPPA Announces New Executive Director

Williams assumed his new role at VPPPA in July 2022.

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidelines

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidelines

New guidelines published last week include what to do if you are exposed to COVID-19.

Retired CIA Intelligence Officer to Kick Off VPPPA’s Safety+ Symposium

VPPPPA is excited for their annual Safety+ Symposium, which is set to take place in Washington, D.C. August 23 - 25.

VPPPA Offers Special Events at Safety+ Symposium 2022

Throughout the days of the Symposium, attendees will have a chance to interact with the Association a variety of ways via featured events.

The Effects of Fatigue on Worker Safety

The Effects of Fatigue on Worker Safety

When workers are fatigued, it can put them and others at risk.

OSHA Reopens Arizona State Plan Comment Period, Changes Hearing Date

OSHA Reopens Arizona State Plan Comment Period, Changes Hearing Date

The changes two agencies in Arizona have made will be available for comment.

OSHA, Food Safety and Inspection Service Sign Agreement on Worker Safety

OSHA, Food Safety and Inspection Service Sign Agreement on Worker Safety

The two agencies signed the five-year agreement on worker safety and training.

OSHA, American Staffing Association Sign Ambassador Alliance

OSHA, American Staffing Association Sign Ambassador Alliance

The alliance focuses on the health and safety of temporary workers.

OSHA Citation on Workplace Violence at Facility Affirmed by Federal Judge

OSHA Citation on Workplace Violence at Psychiatric Treatment Facility Affirmed by Federal Judge

The facility in Colorado was cited in 2019 for exposing workers to violence hazards.

Investigation After Worker Death Leads to Citations, Proposed Penalties of $337K

Investigation After Worker Death Leads to Citations, Proposed Penalties of $337K for Company

The waste disposal company was cited for 18 citations and was placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

Discovering the Real Problem in Health and Safety and How to Solve It

Discovering the Real Problem in Health and Safety and How to Solve It

Leaders at all levels should lead by example.

The Benefits of On-Site Programs

The Benefits of On-Site Health Clinics

These worksite clinics can be a great tool for employers and employees.

Steps to Create a Workplace Safety Campaign

Steps to Create a Workplace Safety Campaign

A workplace safety campaign can contribute to an increase in health and safety.

Making Safety a Core Value in the Workplace

Episode 155

Making Safety a Core Value in the Workplace

Not having safety as a core value could be more detrimental than even trying to make it a core value to begin with. So, what are you waiting for?

2022 OSHA Inspection Prep Part Two: Indoor Fall Protection

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2022 OSHA Inspection Prep Part Two: Indoor Fall Protection

In our first installment of this series, we discussed how to prepare your rooftop for an unexpected OSHA inspection. With this edition, we’re turning our lens to your facility's interior, as indoor fall protection is just as critical as the fall safety on your rooftop.

Selecting the Proper PPE

Selecting the Proper PPE

The type of PPE an employee needs depends on the job and hazards.