OSHA

  1. 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…
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  1. 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…
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  1. Developing And Leveraging An “Up To the Task” Mindset

Contributor: Jean Ndana, Regional Environment Health Safety Manager, Michigan Seamless Tubes (MST) Key Takeaways 1 The first move toward transforming a safety culture or achieving desired safety outcomes is developing an inward-examining mindset that it is up to the task. You cannot be physically ready to lead change and make progress if you are not…
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  1. 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…
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  1. 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)…
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  1. 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…
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  1. 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…
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  1. 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…
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