VPPPA has partnered with the experts at MindWise Innovations to present a monthly article addressing issues and questions that members might be hesitant to ask about. These columns will address your concerns about mental health, substance abuse, brain injuries, family issues, and more.
June 17, 2021
By: Lisa Desai, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, MindWise Innovations
It’s often difficult to break free from a routine, particularly when the global pandemic unended our lives and forced us to adopt new daily patterns. Routines provide comfort in their familiarity and structure. Now that many people are returning to work, either in person or in a blended fashion, many are facing unexpected challenges. Now the return to “normalcy” is once more forcing people to alter their daily patterns. We are in uncharted territory here; we’ve never experienced a pandemic before, so there is no reasonable expectation for what the workplace will look like upon our return.
June 11, 2021
By: Megan Scherer
OSHA released its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) 29 CFR 1910.502 for COVID-19 on Thursday, June 10. It’s directed at healthcare and healthcare support services and aims to protect workers facing the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19.
June 10, 2021
By: Mitzi Robinson, President/Founder, Bulli Ray Occupational Dog Bite Safety
Presenter 2021 VPPPA Conference Nashville
According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in the country, and nearly 40 percent of all households have at least one dog. Of course, the percentage of households with dogs is higher in suburban and rural areas than in cities, but the fact remains that dogs are nearly everywhere.
June 3, 2021
By: Bollé Safety
WHAT IS FOG?
Fog is essentially a cloud on ground level. Depending on temperature and level of humidity it may be thicker or thinner, which leads to varying levels of visibility. These specific conditions also determine how quickly or slowly fog forms and dissipates. The thickness of the fog, as well as the speed it forms and dissipates, dictates how hazardous it may be and how best to stay safe.
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