Greek poet and physician Nicander of Colophon isn’t a household name today, but his interest in poisons in the mid-second century B.C. inspired him to write two poems on the subject: Theriaca and Alexipharmaca. These two poems also happen to be the oldest existing works available to us on substances that can make us sick or kill us.
Today, we know more about lead’s etiology than we did two millennia ago, but, like the ancient Romans, who were the first people to use lead widely, we have a history of thinking that exposure to small doses of the metal poses no harm.
The true value of VPP is not recognition, but the example we can set
The Voluntary Protection Program's value as a recognition program depends upon our commitment to never growing the program at the expense of its commitment to excellence in safety and health.