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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.

Behind Senator Smith's legislation, SB1478, Arizona became only the second state in the nation to protect VPP. This legislation, which cleared many legislative hurdles, was continuously revived by VPP partners who knew firsthand how important these programs are.

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

It's that time of year again! In conjunction with Safety+ 2017, taking place Aug. 29- Sept. 1, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, elections are scheduled to be held for VPPPA National Board of Directors' positions. This year there are seven open positions.

We are thrilled to announce our newest contest #HowISafety. One of the greatest things about our members is their passion for safety! This contest is an excellent way for members to share their personal experiences and spread awareness of safety practices.