VPP Adopted by OSHA - July 2, 1982
Occupational Safety and Health Act passed
1974: OSHA created and begins inspections
VPP -- A process for achieving safety and
Compliance Alone Cant Do It
Very Long Process
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 basic compliance.
Cooperative Partnership Effort, Voluntary,
Government, Labor, & Management
VPP is Official Recognition of Excellence in
Worker Safety and Health
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
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.
in their culture of excellence. They
want to be and expect to be the best at what they do.
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