Addison County Workplace Safety Group

Posted on 4/12/2018 by Fred Kenney

Addison County Workplace Safety Group

Did you know that the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) has issued a new rule regarding tracking and reporting workplace injuries and illnesses?
 
Did you know that VOSHA recently issued a new rule to update, align, and provide greater flexibility in its General Industry Walking/Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards?
 
Did you know that VOSHA recently issued new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards?
 
Did you know that VOSHA has a program to help employers identify and prevent workplace violence?
 
Did you know VOSHA has a FREE, confidential, no-penalty program called Project Worksafe that can help businesses evaluate and improve workplace safety and ensure compliance with state and federal workplace safety and health standards?
 
If you have any questions about these and other workplace safety issues and want to know if your business is subject to state and federal workplace safety and health regulations, please go to the Department of Labor's VOSHA website to learn more.
 
Also, If you would like to meet with and learn from your human resources and facility management peers in Addison County, you should consider joining the Addison County Workplace Safety Group. This is a bimonthly meeting convened by the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) to hear presentations about and discuss issues of interest to medium and large employers.
 
The VOSHA issues listed above were presented to the group by Dan Whipple from VOSHA at our March meeting. Past meetings have covered Health and Wellness Pograms and Active Shooter Preparedness. Future programs will include Hazardous Material Collection and Storage, Emergency Response, and Enduring Construction at a Workplace. 
 
If you would like to learn more about and/or attend the Addison County Workplace Safety Group, please contact Fred Kenney at ACEDC: fkenney@addisoncountyedc.org or (802) 388-7953.