Safety Forum 

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The 2021 Region II Safety Conference has been postponed due to COVID-19 and concern for the safety and health of our members.

2021 Conference - More Details Coming Soon!

Expected Conference Dates - Fall 2021. Stay Tuned!


If you have any questions, comments or any concerns, please contact us:


Phone: 518-747-2390 ext. 217; 518-361-3673


Safety Forum 

June 11, 2021

Trench Safety: Slope, Shore or Shield It to Keep Workers Safe

"During Trench Safety Month this June, we want to help educate employers and workers on how to prevent more loss of life. The annual Trench Safety Stand Down, June 14-18, is a great time to learn more about trenching hazards and how to keep workers safe..."

June 11, 2021

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare and Updated Guidance for All Industries

"The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced it will issue an emergency temporary standard to protect healthcare workers from contracting coronavirus. The standard focuses on healthcare workers most likely to have contact with someone infected with the virus. OSHA announced the new standard alongside new general industry guidance, both of which are aligned with Centers for Disease Control guidance."

June 10, 2021

Occupational Dog Bite Safety

"They may be “man’s best friend”—but injuries due to dog bites remain a common occurrence and sizeable public health problem.

Check out VPPPA’s latest blog post from Mitzi Robinson, President and Founder of Bulli Ray: Occupational Dog Bite Safety, for insight on hazards dogs can pose within the workplace and how to mitigate risk to keep employees safe."

Events / Training

February 4, 2021

NEW DATES: 2021 Region 2 SGE Class - July 27-29th, 2021!

Rather than cancel the class, we have rescheduled the Region 2 SGE class for July 27-29th, 2021. The delay will allow some time for the local pandemic conditions to improve. It will also allow more time for the OSHA National Office to develop and deploy a virtual SGE Class platform, so Region 2 should be able to conduct a July 27-29th, 2021 SGE class in some form.

VPPPA Region 2

Questions, suggestions or comments please contact us at:


Phone: 518-747-2390, ext. 217;  518-361-3673






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