OSHA schedules second meeting on strengthening Voluntary Protection Programs


“OSHA will hold a second meeting on Aug. 28 to continue the discussion on the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs. The meeting, to be held in New Orleans, will include a review of the July 17 meeting, along with comments and suggestions from the public on potential avenues for action. OSHA is seeking to reshape VPP so that it continues to: represent safety and health excellence, leverage partner resources, further recognize the successes of long-term participants, and support smart program growth. OSHA invites stakeholders to provide new ideas on the overall VPP process and flow; corporate/long-term participant involvement; and Special Government Employees activities. For details on submitting comments and registering to attend the meeting, read the news release.”