Adopted by OSHA - July 2, 1982
|1970: Occupational Safety and Health Act passed
|1974: OSHA created and begins inspections
| VPP --
A process for achieving safety and health excellence
|Simple Compliance Alone Cant Do It
|Rulemaking Very Long Process
|Management Systems Most Effective
| Above & Beyond Compliance - OSHA standards
required by law are de-minimus, or the very least a company must do. However, OSHA observed that companies with
successful safety and health management systems were going above and beyond
| VPP Premise:
| Cooperative Partnership Effort, Voluntary,
Government, Labor, & Management
| VPP is Official Recognition of Excellence in
Worker Safety and Health
|There are several qualities that are
consistent with all VPP Participants.
The number one quality is a desire for EXCELLENCE -- Regardless
of what they do -- Excellence is key. Their organizations are
committed to excellence.
|AND THIS EXCELLENCE IS EMBEDDED IN THEIR
CULTURE: Although OSHA offers
incentives such as removal from the programmed inspection list, that is not
the reason most people tell us they take on the VPP challenge.
|Its in their culture of excellence. They want to be and expect to be the best
at what they do.
|Getting recognition from an independent body of
subject matter experts validates their business model, gives them something
to be truly proud of, and recognizes all the hard work they do.