|With very few exceptions, OSHA is more
interested in it effectiveness rather than how it is accomplished.
|We dont care what hazard analysis tool you
use, we just care that you have a good system for finding and controlling
|Simply put if you have a hazard we expect you
to eliminate, mitigate or control regardless if a standard exists or not.
|The VPP system is very comprehensive, but a key
difference between a good S&H system and an excellent one is the degree
of confidence you can demonstrate in that your systems work, your hazards
identified and controlled.
| Sometimes this means some extra documentation,
sometimes not. The key is it would
satisfy a critical reviewer? Its not
good enough to think it is ok, you have to be certain its ok.
|If VPP was easy, everyone would do it. It takes a lot of work to achieve VPP Star.
|However, I can tell you it is a wonderful thing
to be given the chance to tell a worksite after a week long evaluation that
they will be recommended for VPP Star.
|And your not just happy because you have seen
all of their hard work rewarded, but because you know, few people will be
injured or killed because they met the high standards of the VPP.