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Welcome to our blog, where you can post articles, questions, concerns, just about anything about workplace health and safety! To get you started, on the right hand side is a listing of all the blog categories we have posted so far.

VOSHA – Safety Compliance Officer Job Posting


Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) has posted a job for a full time Safety Compliance Officer. This job is full time with full benefits as negotiated by the VSEA and the State of Vermont. For more information and to apply please visit http://humanresources.vermont.gov/ Daniel A. Whipple, OHST VOSHA Program Manager Vermont Department of Labor 5 Green Mountain Drive P.O. Box 488 Montpelier, VT 05601-0488 (o) 802.828.5084 | (c) 802.777.2931 dan.whipple@vermont.gov

Genie Notice – Labels Incorrect


Genie has received reports of machine serial number labels printed with incorrect “Machine Unladen Weight” value, which could cause floor loading issues. The models affected are: S-100/S-105, S-120/S-125, and S-100HD. Please review the attached Notice from Genie on the affected models as soon as possible.  Genie_UnladenWeight    

Genie Life Recall


Genie has determined that the Operator’s Protective Alarm (OPA) installed on any of the models listed on page 6 of the attached document is equipped with a mounting bracket that may become loose. This may cause the OPA assembly to fall off the machine resulting in a collision hazard. Please review the attached Notice from Genie on those affected aerial work platforms Genie_SN 170004_Sept2017    

2018 Worksite Wellness Awards Applications due Oct 31, 2017


Just a reminder that the application for 2018 Worksite Wellness Awards is due next week on October 31st. The 2018 Worksite Wellness Award Application is now open!  This application is open to all workplaces in Vermont, regardless of size or industry, and everyone is encouraged to apply!  The awards are given out by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports on behalf of the Governor of Vermont and are an opportunity for workplaces to be recognized for the their […]

Only 4 days left until the 2017 Expo!!!!


Expo is Friday October 13, at the Double Tree in South Burlington – Register now, so you will not miss out!

Only 10 days until the Expo


Expo is Friday October 13, at the Double Tree in South Burlington – Register now, so you will not miss out!

Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA – VOSHA will use the federal portal


VT has adopted the new OSHA 300 Electronic Recording law.  The VOSHA Manager says VT employers should be prepared to enter the their 2017 data starting in January of 2018.  They will enter this information in the federal portal, the State of VT does not have a separate portal. The information below is taken from OSHA’s website: Who: Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically […]

NEK announces Ergo and Return to Work, Workshop 10/24 Lyndonville


 Ergonomics and Return to Work Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, Lyndonville  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Lunch included  (doors open at 8:30 AM) At the Lyndonville Public Safety Building at the Lyndonville Fire Department in Lyndonville, VT AGENDA 9:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions   9:00 AM – 10:45 AM – Ryan Farley – Ergo and Work Conditioning Ryan works in the Occupational Therapist field. 10:30 – 10:45 AM – Morning Break / Networking. 10:45 – 11:45 – Dan Whipple, […]

Keene State College OTI Education Center is Moving


Keene State College OTI Education Center is excited to announce we are moving our New England operations across the runway to 1050 Perimeter Road, Suite 204 in Manchester NH. We hope to serve our students and stakeholders even better with larger classrooms, an added safety learning lab for demonstrations, ample parking, and more space to poise Keene’s OSHA Education Center for growth over the next few years. For those traveling and staying at Perimeter Road hotels, we’ll be within walking […]

VT Department of Labor Announces Request for Nominations for the 13th Annual Governor’s Award


The Governor of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Labor annually recognize Vermont based companies that have made outstanding achievements in Workplace Safety and Health. This award is the highest honor given by the State of Vermont to recognize an employer’s commitment to excellence in workplace safety and health. Sponsored by the Governor’s office since 2005, the Workplace Safety and Health award categories include: small, medium, and large businesses of all types; municipalities and agricultural companies. It may also include […]