The Environmental and Occupational Health at LSU School of Public Health in New Orleans will be presenting a series of workshops on emerging technologies to provide continuing education to safety, IH and occupational health professionals. The first workshop is scheduled for March 26, 2018 at LSU in Baton Rouge on E-waste. 

A winning mind-set has nothing to do with the financial motivation driving people to perform on the job, he says. While most professionals work because it’s the only way to provide for themselves and their loved ones, Rodriguez doesn’t believe the pursuit of money is enough to sustain a career-advancing attitude. Instead, he says people starting out in the OSH profession should take these five important steps.

Safety regulations and requirements vary around the world. Something that might seem commonplace in a workplace or home in the United States might not be utilized the same way internationally. A terribly sad, and deadly, example of this variance in safety regulations was the recent fire in Japan. A fire engulfed a group home for welfare recipients in Sapporo, the main city on the northern island of Hokkaido, on the night of January 31, 2018.

Cintas Corp. officials recently celebrated their securing of a key workplace safety certification at its Round Rock uniform rental site. In a Jan. 18 ceremony, officials feted the acquisition of a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Joining company officials at a Jan. 18 ceremony was Charles Schwertner, Texas State Senator (District 5), and Wayne Noll, senior lecturer at Texas State University.

Hurricane Harvey dropped over 51 inches of rain on the gulf coast of Texas between Corpus Christi and Beaumont. Over 185,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and more than 364,000 people registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is estimated that the cost to Texas is greater than $125 billion. Some members of the Region VI VPPPA Board of Directors were directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Some members participated in rescue and recovery efforts. The Region VI Board wanted to do more to help.