Articles Tagged with ''program''

Addition by subtraction: Can it work in your safety program?

January 30, 2013

The Sunday New York Times (Jan. 20) had an article, “The Art of Adding Through Taking Away,” with the “art” both philosophical and pragmatic. The underlying theme should be familiar to many of you: it is a variation of Keep it Simple, Stupid (KISS), dumb it down, keep it short and sweet, don’t complicate matters, don’t over-think.


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Trust beats irony – if you let it

January 9, 2013

A couple months back at my University a young man, a student, was found dead in the creek that runs through a small park on campus. Apparently, he had gotten intoxicated at a party, and then went to a bar with friends.  He ended up leaving the bar at 2 am and walked home alone.  He went to the park, slipped on some of the rocks surrounding the creek and was rendered unconscious in the water where he drowned.


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Ashland Specialty Ingredients raises the VPP flag

August 29, 2012

Ashland Specialty Ingredients received a flag to be flown at the plant and a plaque Aug. 15 that acknowledges the star rating achieved in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program.


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VPPPA meets in Anaheim amid talk of reforms

VPPPA, VPP, OSHA, DOE
August 28, 2012

The Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) met last week for its annual national conference, this year in Anaheim.


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Deputy Assistant Secretary testifies on OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs

July 3, 2012

On June 28, Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections about OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs.


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Effective safety recognition programs – The do’s and don’ts

June 26, 2012

It’s all too easy to launch a fun, exciting employee safety reward program – put up lots of colorful safety theme posters, hand out theme buttons, kick it off with a pizza lunch and announce some great prizes/ rewards for achieving safety goals.


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Hearing conservation award winner leverages success to expand safety programs

May 10, 2012

An Ohio safety professional said winning a high-profile award for a hearing loss prevention program she created has allowed her to build on her success and expand the program.


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Worksite health promotion program reduces absenteeism by 20 percent

April 10, 2012

Workers participating in a "comprehensive" workplace promotion program had a one-fifth reduction in absenteeism during the first year, reports a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Whistleblower protection program undergoes changes

March 2, 2012

In what OSHA calls a major restructuring of its Office of the Whistleblower Protection program, the program is being moved from the Directorate of Enforcement Programs to the agency's Office of the Assistant Secretary.


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What’s so scary about I2P2? Violations of Cal/OSHA’s version average $125

March 2, 2012

A longstanding California occupational safety program requiring all businesses to eliminate workplace hazards can help prevent injuries to workers, but only if it is adequately enforced, according to a new study by the RAND Corporation.


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