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Welcome to the Behavioral Health Q&A Column! VPPPA has partnered with experts at MindWise Innovations to present a monthly Q&A article addressing questions that members might be hesitant to ask about. These columns will address your questions about mental health, substance abuse, brain injuries, family issues and more. Stay tuned for future articles and to find out how to submit your own questions to the experts. We will be posting a new column on the third Thursday of each month. 

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Building a successful business today requires you to have a website. Many small companies put together some surprisingly impressive websites. However, keeping it secure can be challenging. Plenty of startups and small businesses’ websites are exposed to threats from hackers. Fortunately, there are a few best practices that anyone can apply to keep their online property safe from hacking.

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Manufacturers understand the value of hard work and manual labor. However, there’s no denying the importance of technology and how it makes workers’ jobs easier and safer. By taking much of the burden off employees’ shoulders, automation enhances productivity and reduces the risk of injury. Therefore, equipment designed to ease the burden enables workers to put forth more effort and deliver better results for their employers.

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It’s wintertime, and particularly in the north, we close the windows and doors, creating a microenvironment to warm up and stay comfortable.  Some people heat with electricity, which runs the risk of further drying the already dry winter air. However, most places stay warm by burning products.  Most of the time, these items are hydrocarbons such as petroleum-derived products like coal, oil, or gas, or in the form of renewable fuels such as wood. 

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Setting Examples & Safety Standards As A Nonprofit

OSHA has begun paying closer attention to worker safety with nonprofit organizations in the last few years, awarding nearly $11 million to help high-risk workers. Safety standards have begun to shift to having heavier regulations more akin to for-profit companies, helping to protect those in the employ of nonprofits. As some adopt new health and safety models to work towards a safer work environment, there’s always more to be done. The United States is home to as many as 1,500,000 nonprofits, a number that grows with each passing day. But with nearly three million workplace injuries registered, how can nonprofits set the benchmark for safety standards?