The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is pleased to announce that the former director of the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Steven Witt joined the VPPPA National Office staff on July 11, 2011.
With much of the nation sweltering under record high temperatures, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis reminded employers that outdoor workers are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Mary Armstrong, vice president of Environment, Health and Safety for Boeing, has been named one of the “100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety” by the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group.
The DuPont Sustainable Solutions Forum 2011, taking place Aug. 1 and 2 at the Virginia Beach Hilton, will open on Aug. 1 with keynote addresses by two well-known personalities: celebrated pilot and aviation safety expert Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III and best-selling author Daniel Pink.
Employers are required to provide safety training when employees are, or could be, exposed to hazards on the jobsite. But exactly what are the OSHA requirements for that training? What about the format and the language used to train?
Colonel Scott A. Snook, Ph.D., in Friendly Fire1 introduced the term practical drift. The theory of practical drift emerged from Snook’s root cause analysis of a 1994 friendly fire accident in which two U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jets patrolling the No-Fly-Zone over northern Iraq shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk UH-60 helicopters. Twenty-six peacekeepers lost their lives.