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OSHA's VPP - Next Steps in the Learning Process

March 14, 2017
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So, you have visited OSHA’s web page, All About VPP and OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program website. You have learned that the Voluntary Protection Program is about management, labor, and OSHA working together to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses via a systematic approach that includes management leadership, worker involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, and training. Perhaps you have even reached out to a local VPP company who were very eager to tell you about their VPP experience and answer your questions. You clearly see the value and your interest is peaked, so what’s next?

A logical next step would be to visit the Voluntary Protection Program Participant’s Association (VPPPA) website. The VPPPA is a “member-based association, supporting worksites across the U.S. in their efforts to receive and maintain VPP status”. The website does a very nice job of providing information about the VPP program and resources.

Pay special attention to the information provided regarding the VPPPA Mentoring Program. The program is a formal process designed to assist interested organizations in the Voluntary Protection Program by linking interested companies to sites that have already achieved VPP recognition. “Mentoring activities occur at a variety of levels, ranging from phone calls - to site visits. Some mentors have even conducted mock audits to prepare applicants for the actual VPP onsite evaluation”.

Before leaving the VPPPA website be sure to visit the VPPPA Chapters page. There is a VPPPA chapter located within each of OSHA’s ten (10) regions. Links to each of the VPPPA Chapter websites can be accessed right from this page.

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