#OSHA has launched a new online portal for submitting applications for the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The new portal modernizes the application process for companies that qualify for VPP and makes it easier for candidates to start, continue and get assistance with submitting their applications. “Companies in the Voluntary Protection Programs go above and beyond basic OSHA requirements and strive to create a culture of safety,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labo
Are you interested in a career helping to support OSHA's mission to keep America’s workers safe and healthful? OSHA has open job opportunities throughout the country! Apply today: osha.gov/careers Benefits offered by #OSHA include: · Workplace flexibilities · Competitive salary and benefits package · Promotion potential after first year · Safety and health training · Retirement benefits including 401K match · Work/life balance · Paid parental leave · Flexible hours ·
"According to #OSHA, approximately 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year. And unfortunately, this figure does not reflect the vast number of incidents that go unreported. Far too often, we notice employers initiating policies and procedures responding to violence after the fact. But what strategies focus primarily on preventing acts of violence in the workplace BEFORE they occur? Check out VPPPA’s latest blog post, from author Phil La Duke, fo
ICYMI: #OSHA's new enforcement initiative aims to protect workers from both indoor and outdoor heat. 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 worksites in general industry, construction, agriculture, and maritime occupations. To learn more, click here! Thanks for sharing VPPPA!
Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the country and abroad. For the last 77 years, in efforts to bring attention to the risks of working in agriculture, the third week of September has been recognized as #NationalFarmSafetyAndHealthWeek. This year’s theme: Farm Safety Yields Real Results. As we head into the fall harvest season, one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for those in the industry, advocating this year’s theme is vital as its
According to #OSHA, preparing before an emergency incident plays a vital role in ensuring that employers and workers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs. #PrepareToProtect - For information on how to plan ahead, recognize potential hazards, and keep safe during and after emergency events, visit: osha.gov/emergency-preparedness Thank you for sharing VPPPA!
The 2021 SGE Class scheduled for April has been rescheduled to July 27-29, 2021, due to the current pandemic conditions in the area. You can also view this information on our website: https://www.vppparegion2.org/sgetraining If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org #SGEClass #VPPPA #SGE #OSHA
OSHA’s Safe + Sound Program has provided a fact sheet to help guide managers and business owners on how to conduct safety walkarounds to identify hazards in the workplace and communicate with workers about hazards in their jobs. You can check it out here! #OSHA #SafeAndSoundAtWork
"Safe + Sound 2020 was a successful year! 1.9 million workers from 3,452 businesses participated in Safe + Sound Week. 68,590 participants regularly received safety and health messages via the listserv. Download the Safe + Sound 2020 End-Of-Year Infographic and share how you were #SafeAndSoundAtWork on social media. Thank you for your support!" #SafeAndSound #OSHA
The application deadline for Region II's SGE 2021 class is quickly approaching! Region II’s April 6th-8th, 2021 SGE Class will be held at Bartell Machinery Systems in Rome, New York. The application deadline is January 15th, 2021. https://www.osha.gov/sge/sge-training #SGE #SGETraining #VPPPARegionII #OSHA