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How Can Your Organization Overcome the Challenges with Hazard Identification?

Contributor: Doug Pontsler, Chairman and Managing Director, COVE Organizations committed to safety know that finding and addressing hazards before they cause harm is mission critical. They have the best intentions and may be prepared with safety protocols, checklists, best practices and training, but even then, something fails, errors are made, and steps are overlooked for How Can Your Organization Overcome the Challenges with Hazard Identification?

Carbon Monoxide Safety

It’s cold outside! So batten down the hatches, but beware of carbon monoxide. Contributor: Brenda Wiederkehr, Owner, Access Compliance, LLC 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 Carbon Monoxide Safety

Fifty Years of OSHA

Contributor: Doug Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health This article was originally published in the Spring 2022 issue of VPPPA’s quarterly magazine, the Leader. Fifty-two years ago, a new paradigm emerged for America’s workplaces. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was passed, making way for the creation of the Occupational Fifty Years of OSHA

National Protect Your Hearing Month

Contributor: Soundtrace October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, and there’s no better time to evaluate how you’re protecting your team from noise-induced hearing loss. As safety professionals, it’s our responsibility to lead from the front. We should be asking ourselves every day, “What do I need to do to set my team and employer National Protect Your Hearing Month

Workplace Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Contributor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Suicide is a leading cause of death among working-age adults in the United States. It deeply impacts workers, families, and communities. There were approximately 1.2 million suicide attempts in America in 2020. Tragically, more than 45,000 of these attempts were fatal.1 The construction industry has one of the Workplace Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Ergonomics: The New Frontier

Contributor: Scott Schneider, MS, FAIHA Ergonomics is not a four-letter word. Under the OSHA Act, every worker is guaranteed a workplace “free of recognized hazards.” Yet in 2020, a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that almost a quarter of a million workers in the United States lost work because of musculoskeletal disorders (Table MSD1) Ergonomics: The New Frontier

A Safer Workplace with Safety Eyewear

Contributor: Meg Klaers, Industrial Safety Program Manager, Walman Optical Safety Eyewear ON-THE-JOB: 2,000 EYE INJURIES PER DAY The number of job-related eye injuries that require medical attention in the U.S. each day. Eye injuries make up nearly 45% of all head injuries that lead to missed workdays. 40% of on-the-job eye injuries happen in the A Safer Workplace with Safety Eyewear

Safety and Health: The VPP Difference

Contributor: AuditSoft The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) has promoted safety and health at worksites for more than four decades. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have implemented effective safety and health practices that keep injury and illness rates below the national average. The VPP started Safety and Health: The VPP Difference

The SafetyPro Podcast Talks with VPPPA Chairperson, Terry Schulte

Last week, VPPPA Chairperson Terry Schulte sat down with Blaine from The SafetyPro Podcast to talk about the early days of VPP, busting VPP myths, the advantages of being a part of the VPPPA community, and what safety and health professionals can expect this August at the 2022 Safety+ Symposium in Washington, D.C.

VPPPA Announces New Executive Director

Release Date: July 14, 2022 Contact: Keri Usher, Communications Manager, kusher@vpppa.org 703-761-6519 Falls Church, VA – The Board of Directors of the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Williams as the association’s next Executive Director. Williams was previously the Director of Membership for the Association of the Wall and VPPPA Announces New Executive Director

Why people fear performing CPR on women – and what to do about it

Contributor: American Heart Association Women are less likely than men to receive CPR from a bystander. But why? The reluctance, new research suggests, may be fueled by worries of being accused of sexual assault or doing physical harm. Knowing people’s secret fears is the first step to dispelling them, experts say. The insights come from Why people fear performing CPR on women – and what to do about it

The Buried Truth About Human Factors

Contributor: Joe Tantarelli, Speaker and Senior Safety Consultant for SafeStart This article was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of VPPPA’s quarterly magazine, the Leader. My accident—we’ll call it that for lack of a better term—happened in June 1983. I was 26 years old. Maybe you can relate to me at 26: my Sundays usually The Buried Truth About Human Factors

Improving Occupational Safety Efforts in the U.S. Air Force and Other Organizations

Contributor: Sentinel Safety leaders hope to never receive the news that co-workers are injured but, unfortunately, it happens. Workplace deaths may result from sudden accidents or long-term complications. That’s why more organizations are turning to technology. Organizations and workers benefit from having data insights to prevent injuries and predict workers’ future health risks. Take for Improving Occupational Safety Efforts in the U.S. Air Force and Other Organizations

Improving Communication Skills to Influence Safety Culture

Contributor: Dianne Grote Adams, CIH, CSP, CPEA, FAIHA President and Founder of Safex, Inc. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2021 issue of VPPPA’s quarterly magazine, the Leader. As health, safety and environmental (HSE) professionals, we recognize that safety is good business. While we’ve spent years honing our technical skills, we often don’t spend Improving Communication Skills to Influence Safety Culture

Dropped Objects: A Prevalent Workplace Concern That Your Company Needs to Address

Contributor: 5th Element Inspection Services LLC Understanding Dropped Objects Gravity doesn’t take a break. Dropped Objects continue to pose the greatest risk of serious injuries, fatalities, and equipment damage in several industries worldwide. Similar statistics apply to leisure activities and home life, too. What is a Dropped Object? Any item with the potential to cause injury, death, or equipment/environmental damage, that falls down Dropped Objects: A Prevalent Workplace Concern That Your Company Needs to Address

Stand-Down To Prevent Falls

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 351 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2020 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. What is Stand-Down To Prevent Falls

Working Safely with Pedestal and Bench Grinders: 10 Proven Best Practices

Contributor: Jean Ndana, ASP, CSP, ASQ-SSBB, ASQ-CQE “A worker’s first day shouldn’t be his last day on earth.” I said these chilling words a few months ago when I narrated the tragic story of a 23-year-old temporary employee who did not return home from his first day at a Michigan factory. He was removing imperfections Working Safely with Pedestal and Bench Grinders: 10 Proven Best Practices

Using Corrective & Preventative Actions to Keep Your Company Safe

Contributor: Toby Graham, KPA Imagine having a process to catch issues before they become problems – keeping your business efficient, your people happy, and your money in your pocket. That’s the premise behind Corrective and Preventive Actions (or CAPA for short). CAPAs are systemic improvements to an organization’s processes designed to fix recurring safety issues. Want Using Corrective & Preventative Actions to Keep Your Company Safe

How CSP® Certification Can Advance Your Occupational Safety and Health Career

Contributor: Columbia Southern University As you navigate your way through the occupational safety and health field, adding certifications can significantly boost your career prospects. Becoming a Certified Safety Professional® – commonly known as a CSP® – is a worthwhile goal as you plan your career. Whether you’re an established safety professional considering certification or still How CSP® Certification Can Advance Your Occupational Safety and Health Career

Workplace Safety and Your WHY

Contributor: 5th Element Inspection Services LLC Establishing safety as a priority in the workplace is imperative to the well-being of all employees. Not only does it improve general morale, performance, and efficiency, it goes well beyond the job site and affects every aspect of your life. If your personal safety is in question, it is Workplace Safety and Your WHY

Good Catch – Now What?

Contributor: Chris McGlynn, Director of Safety/VPP Coordinator, Roco Rescue Your company has a strong safety culture with outstanding employee participation. Everyone is committed to safety and goes out of their way to do things in the safest way possible. As a safety professional, everything is great in your world until suddenly, a “near-miss” report lands Good Catch – Now What?

Job Opening: California Voluntary Protection Associate Safety Engineer

Position Details Job Code #: JC-293055 Working Title: California Voluntary Protection Associate Safety Engineer Classification: ASSOCIATE SAFETY ENGINEER # of Positions: 3 Work Location: Orange County Job Type: Permanent, Full Time Final Filing Date: 3/28/2022 Job Description and Duties Working at the Cal/OSHA means much more than showing up for a job. You will be able to work on programs Job Opening: California Voluntary Protection Associate Safety Engineer

The Invisible Hazard

Contributor: Soundtrace Did you know Hearing Protection Devices do not prevent hearing loss—they only reduce the risk of hearing loss? Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the most common occupational disease and the second most self-reported occupational illness or injury. In the manufacturing sector, occupational hearing loss accounts for 1 in 9 recordable illnesses, according to The Invisible Hazard

Access Compliance Job Openings

Overview Access Compliance has open positions for Med Techs, LPNs, Physicians Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners for their Latham and Utica Offices. These are exciting opportunities with flexible schedules! Descriptions are provided below. COVID-19 Vaccination is required for hire for all positions. Per Diem Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner Position Available at Latham Office! Access Compliance, Access Compliance Job Openings

A History of Powerful Women in Construction

Author: Matt Luman, Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator, US Farathane This article was originally published in the Winter 2018 issue of the Leader Magazine. In the construction industry, it’s safe to say that women are underrepresented. Even when compared to traditionally male-dominated sectors, women have yet to breakthrough in many areas of construction. Just nine percent A History of Powerful Women in Construction

5 Tips to Prevent Fall Accidents

Contributor: CableSafe® Globally, falls are contemplated to be the second leading cause of accidental deaths. Considering this crucial fact, slip, trip, and fall accidents call for global attention towards the utilization of effective prevention measures and strategies. Furthermore, fall prevention has been a substantial area of concern, owing to the fact that slip-and-fall accidents are 5 Tips to Prevent Fall Accidents

How do you protect outdoor electrical cables?

Electrical safety and usage of safe electric cables outdoor is as significant as it is in-door. Cables are protected so that they are able to sustain in detrimental conditions and outdoor environment. Protection is primarily needed from external influences like mechanical damage, temperature, water and other such factors. Nonetheless, the electric cables should be protected How do you protect outdoor electrical cables?

VPPPA Announces Strategic Partnership with AuditSoft

Release Date: January 26, 2022Contact: Ariana Hanaity, Communications Coordinator, ahanaity@vpppa.org 703-761-6517 Falls Church, VA – The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) today announced its latest strategic partnership with AuditSoft, a leader in innovative technology for OHS auditing purposes. The first collaboration between the two partners will be the launch of VPP Online, a new cutting-edge program aimed at VPPPA Announces Strategic Partnership with AuditSoft

7 Ways to Increase Workplace Safety

By: Kevin Gardner​Every workplace poses a certain amount of risk, but much of the risk can be mitigated by implementing some simple workplace safety measures.1. Keep Employees Relaxed and RestedOverworked and stressed-out employees present a safety risk to your organization. Studies show that fatigue leads to greater risk for accidents. Implement automation to reduce employee 7 Ways to Increase Workplace Safety

PPE Donations Needed in Western Kentucky

As most of you are aware, on the night of December 10, 2021, a violent, long-tracked tornado moved across Western Kentucky, producing severe to catastrophic damage in numerous towns. In response, the KY Labor Cabinet is coordinating various relief efforts and currently calling for donations, specifically personal protective equipment (PPE) for cleanup workers. Those who are interested PPE Donations Needed in Western Kentucky

Job Opening: Certified Industrial Hygienist

Overview S&B Engineers and Constructors Ltd. is looking for a Certified Industrial Hygienist to develop, implement and manage industrial hygiene program intended to measure and reduce employee exposure to chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic hazards during industrial construction activities. -and- Develop, implement, and manage industrial hygiene program and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance as mandated Job Opening: Certified Industrial Hygienist

Danger Zones and Workplace Hazards

Contributor: CableSafe® ​As per Safeopedia, “a danger zone is a place near any machine or piece of equipment where a person may be hit by the machine, be caught in between two moving parts or material and a moving part of the machine, be hit and fall from heights, be burned by hot materials, or receive an Danger Zones and Workplace Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Comment Period for Rulemaking to Protect Indoor and Outdoor Workers from Heat Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the period for submitting comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. Comments on the ANPRM must now be submitted by January 26, 2022. The 30-day extension provides stakeholders more time to review U.S. Department of Labor Extends Comment Period for Rulemaking to Protect Indoor and Outdoor Workers from Heat Hazards

Associate Member Spotlight: Site Safety

Contributor: Site Safety, LLC Site Safety, LLC, a national safety consulting and training company, owes our success to our diverse and inclusive staff. We started our business in 1999 with 15 employees and today we are over 150 employees strong.

New Online Portal Simplifies Application Process for OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs

OSHA has launched a new online portal for submitting applications for the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), which recognize employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. The new portal modernizes New Online Portal Simplifies Application Process for OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs

Job Opening: Environmental Health & Safety Rep II

Hendrickson is looking for an experienced EHS professional to join their team! The individual in this position would be responsible for project work and assisting the implementation of Environmental, Health and Safety policies and programs that support business practices within the Clarksville, TN facility (TN OSHA Volunteer Star site). Essential Functions: Provide overall safety direction and assistance Job Opening: Environmental Health & Safety Rep II

Bayer Job Openings

Associate Mgr HSE – Lab & Offices – Building Material SME & MOC (Creve Coeur, MO)The position is an Lab & Offices HSE Manager Safety who assists in the development/implementation/management of comprehensive safety programs that address personnel safety and property protection in compliance with OSHA and corporate requirements for STL and other facility and lab operations Bayer Job Openings

Dropped Objects Prevention: Are we doing enough to prevent the hazards and reduce risks?

Contributor: CableSafe® Understanding Dropped ObjectsDropped Objects (struck by a falling object or a piece of equipment) continue to account for 9.6 percent of the top ten causes of workplace accidents across different industries. According to Liberty Mutual’s Annual Workplace Safety Index, ‘struck by a falling object’ is the top four cause of the most serious workplace accidents Dropped Objects Prevention: Are we doing enough to prevent the hazards and reduce risks?

VPPPA Joins BCSP’s Global Learning Summit

Contact: Ariana Hanaity, ahanaity@vpppa.org, 703-761-6157 ​​Falls Church, VA – The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) has joined the Board of Certified Safety Professionals® (BCSP®) as an Affiliate in support of the Global Learning Summit (GLS), a virtual safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) professional development event hosted by BCSP to take place May 10-12, 2022.“This is an incredible opportunity to VPPPA Joins BCSP’s Global Learning Summit

Safety Director Job Opening

As the Safety Director at JLG Industries, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation and administration of onsite Health and Safety programs for our McConnellsburg manufacturing facility. You will play a critical part of our People First culture and an active role in ensuring all OSHA regulations are communicated and followed to sustain our Safety Director Job Opening

5 Tips to Improve Your Health at Work

By: Kevin Gardner Staying healthy while working can seem like a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be if you start by making small changes to your daily routine. Here’s how to stay healthy during your busy workday. 1. Do a Digital DetoxIf you’re on a computer for the majority of your workday, it’s 5 Tips to Improve Your Health at Work

Navigating Domestic Violence When it Follows You To Work

By: Ashley Lipman Despite the term “domestic”, relationship violence rarely stays at home. Every year, victims struggle with the impacts of domestic abuse in their career. While workplaces are making strides toward seeing their employees as fully developed human beings with lives outside of work, there’s still a ways to go— especially when promoting the safety Navigating Domestic Violence When it Follows You To Work

OSHA’s Heat Enforcement Initiative

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday that it is initiating enhanced measures to protect workers better in hot environments and reduce the dangers of heat-related hazards.​On days with a heat index of 80°F or higher, OSHA staff will prioritize heat-related interventions and inspections of work activities. The initiative applies to indoor and outdoor OSHA’s Heat Enforcement Initiative

MTD, AFL-CIO President Encourages Workers to Take the Lead in Making Workplace Safety a Priority

​During the Opening General Session at VPPPA’s 2021 Safety+ Symposium in Nashville, James (Jimmy) Hart, President of the Metal Trades Department (MTD), AFL-CIO, called attention to the impact and influence employees have on making safety in the workplace matter. “Your success spells out worker success,” Hart told VPPPA attendees. “You have the power, wisdom, message, and MTD, AFL-CIO President Encourages Workers to Take the Lead in Making Workplace Safety a Priority

OSHA Official, James Frederick, Articulates the Importance of Collaboration Between OSHA and VPP

During the Opening General Session at VPPPA’s 2021 Safety+ Symposium in Nashville, OSHA’s Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor, James Frederick, asserted the importance of increasing collaboration between OSHA and VPP participants.​“VPP is an important program for OSHA,” Frederick told VPPPA attendees. He continued that the program, “provides OSHA with an opportunity to work directly with OSHA Official, James Frederick, Articulates the Importance of Collaboration Between OSHA and VPP

Guide To Heat Illness Prevention While On The Job

By: John Heniff, Content Copywriter, Magid ​High temperatures on the job can make people miserable. And whether it’s from hot weather outdoors or high-heat applications indoors, discomfort can quickly escalate from an annoyance to a life-threatening situation. In fact, every day in the United States, 11 workers are seriously injured or die from heat stress, resulting in Guide To Heat Illness Prevention While On The Job

August Behavioral Health Column

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. By: Lisa Desai, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, MindWise Innovations​​ The Importance of Fostering August Behavioral Health Column

7 Ways Neural Networks Can Be an Advantage

By: Kevin Gardner ​An artificial neural network (ANN) is a data processing paradigm that functions similarly to biological nervous systems. The innovative structure of an artificial neural network’s information processing system is its most important feature. This system comprises a huge number of highly interconnected processing computing pieces that work together to solve problems. Artificial 7 Ways Neural Networks Can Be an Advantage

The Importance of Dog Bite Prevention Training for Field Employees

By: Mitzi Robinson, President/Founder/Speaker, Bulli Ray Occupational Dog Bite Safety Presenter 2021 VPPPA Conference Nashville Severely injured meter reader attacked by two Mastiffs! Was never told about the puppies in the yard. This event took place with a meter reader working for a mid-western company. We spoke to the company many times in the past about the need for The Importance of Dog Bite Prevention Training for Field Employees

July Behavioral Health Column

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. By: Lisa Desai, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, MindWise Innovations​​ ​Investing in Employee Wellness July Behavioral Health Column

Tips for Business’s CRM Success

A business’s customer relationship management team is the main line of contact customers will use when they need something from a business. CRM employees most often fall under the customer service category. No matter what type of business you run, the CRM team is vital. Below are a few things that any CRM employee can Tips for Business’s CRM Success

New OSHA Noise Hazard Program

OSHA announced a new Regional Emphasis Program (REP) to identify, reduce, and eliminate hazards associated with exposures to high levels of noise. The program was announced on June 14, 2021, and is for OSHA Region V, which includes Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. By law, OSHA requires employers to implement a hearing conservation New OSHA Noise Hazard Program

Occupational Dog Bite Safety – Small Dogs & Why They Bite

By: Mitzi Robinson, President/Founder, Bulli Ray Occupational Dog Bite Safety Presenter 2021 VPPPA Conference Nashville When I complete dog occupational safety training around the country, the employees are usually very concerned about the big dogs they encounter daily, but it’s the little guys that are the most prevalent. Customers/Owners aren’t as concerned with their small dogs really hurting anyone. Occupational Dog Bite Safety – Small Dogs & Why They Bite

Returning to Work After the Pandemic

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.  By: Lisa Desai, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, MindWise Innovations It’s often difficult to Returning to Work After the Pandemic

OSHA’s COVID Standard is Out and Here’s What You Need to Know

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. Not sure if your workplace is covered? OSHA has provided this handy flow chart. If the OSHA’s COVID Standard is Out and Here’s What You Need to Know

Occupational Dog Bite Safety

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 Occupational Dog Bite Safety

The Fog Phenomenon Explained

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 The Fog Phenomenon Explained

MindWise Staff Picks: Favorite Mental Health Digital Resources

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. ​By: Nicole Scherr, MindWise Innovations Your life is rooted in the digital world, and MindWise Staff Picks: Favorite Mental Health Digital Resources

All You Need to Know About Blue Light

By: Bollé Safety Our modern world is flooded with artificial light. We over illuminate our homes and workplaces, bright streetlights and signage line our roads, and now the glowing screens of our mobile devices follow us everywhere we go. The development of artificial light allowed us to work longer, sleep later, and facilitates our 24hr entertainment culture. All You Need to Know About Blue Light

Easy Tips to Help you Stay Productive While Working from Home

By: Rocio Espinoza Whether you’re a freelancer, business owner, or direct employee, working from home is a fantastic way to avoid some common office headaches. You won’t have to sit in traffic every day, and there’s no more water cooler gossip and office drama to contend with. But working from home also presents unique challenges, especially if it’s Easy Tips to Help you Stay Productive While Working from Home

Uncovering the Risks and Challenges Facing Women in Construction

By: Makenzie Plusnick​​In 2017, the National Association of Women in Construction-OSHA Alliance Committee conducted “The 2017 Survey by the NAWIC-OSHA Alliance Committee on Harassment in the Workplace.” It found that the number of women who indicated they had never experienced bullying, sexual harassment or sexism was higher than expected; however, in the detailed section, we Uncovering the Risks and Challenges Facing Women in Construction

April Behavioral Health Column

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.  By: Lisa Desai, MindWise Innovations ​ Managing Current Events-Related Stress in the Workplace The April Behavioral Health Column

Tips to Keep Your Information Safe and Private While on Public Wi-Fi

By: Kevin Gardner Today, you can find free Wi-Fi connections from several public locations. You can connect in the airport, at the mall, in restaurants and coffee shops, at the library, and more. Each day, these public networks are accessed by millions of people. In fact, three out of four people claim to use these public networks Tips to Keep Your Information Safe and Private While on Public Wi-Fi

March Behavioral Health Column

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.  By: Lisa Desai, MindWise Innovations ​ March is Women’s History Month, and it is only March Behavioral Health Column

Computer Vision Tools for Ergonomics

By: TuMeke Ergonomics Burden:There are many obstacles when building a sustainable and successful safety program. If you’re like most safety professionals, you probably find yourself bogged down by manual processes that make incident and response reporting a tedious task. This often leads to limited reporting and upper management deprioritizing safety initiatives. As a champion of Computer Vision Tools for Ergonomics

February Behavioral Health Column

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.  By: Lisa Desai, MindWise Innovations ​ Got iSleep and Safety: The Importance of a February Behavioral Health Column

Carbon Monoxide Safety

It’s cold outside!! So, batten down the hatches, but beware of carbon monoxide! By: Brenda Wiederkehr, CSC 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 Carbon Monoxide Safety

Why Employees Should Use Digital Devices in Moderation

Today’s employees are working in a very high-tech world. In addition, businesses have been forced to switch to remote work, or require new in-office restrictions, due to the current climate surrounding the pandemic. The combination of high-tech jobs, remote work, or in-office restrictions can lead to digital overload, making employees feel physically and mentally drained by Why Employees Should Use Digital Devices in Moderation

January Behavioral Health Column

VPPPA has partnered with the 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.  By: Lisa Desai, MindWise Innovations ​ Kicking off the New Year Right The new year January Behavioral Health Column

Healthcare Refrigerators & Freezers

Healthcare Refrigerators & FreezersCold storage units play a pivotal role in the testing, distribution, and application of temperature-sensitive materials. These include pharmaceuticals, biological samples, medication, and vaccines. In the wake of an unprecedented global pandemic, healthcare facilities anticipate the evolving need for purpose-built refrigerators and freezers. Numerous states are already scrambling to secure viable and efficient storage Healthcare Refrigerators & Freezers