Embracing workplace safety, Maryland’s General Assembly unanimously passed a bill to codify its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Governor Larry Hogan signed the bill into law on May 4. With this action, Maryland follows Indiana, Virginia and Arizona in passing legislation embracing voluntary compliance as a permanent part of its workplace safety picture.
President Donald J. Trump nominated R. Alexander Acosta to be the 27th United States Secretary of Labor. The Senate confirmed Acosta on April 27, in a bipartisan vote of 60-38, and he was sworn in on April 28, 2017.
Cintas Corporation announced that its location in Lake Charles, Louisiana received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). VPP Star is their highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health.