What is VPP (Voluntary Protection Program)?

Published 12/18/2007 01:46 PM   |    Updated 05/13/2009 04:35 PM

What is VPP (Voluntary Protection Program)?

The Voluntary Protection Program, or VPP, is a way for IOSHA to recognize and partner with businesses and worksites that show excellence in occupational safety and health.  Sites are committed to effective employee protection beyond the requirements of OSHA standards.  VPP participants develop and implement systems to effectively identify, evaluate, prevent, and control occupational hazards to prevent employee injuries and illnesses.  As a result, the average VPP worksite has a lost workday incidence rate more than 50% below the average of its industry.  In return, OSHA removes participants from programmed inspection lists.


For more information, please visit http://www.in.gov/dol/vpp.htm.


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