Would you invite OSHA into your facility to conduct a top-to-bottom safety audit? You may be asking: Why would any company want to do that? You would if you want to be recognized as one of the best in the industry for adopting a comprehensive, rigorous safety and health management system.

 

OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs offer companies the opportunity to partner with the agency to promote effective worksite-based safety and health that goes beyond the requirements of OSHA's standards.

 

How does it work?

 

OSHA has always considered its safety and health standards to be the minimum acceptable levels of protection. OSHA began the VPP as a way to recognize companies that have established and maintained outstanding safety and health programs. Approval into the program is OSHA's official recognition of the efforts of employers who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.

 

Becoming a VPP site requires rigorous and detailed attention to workplace safety and health at all levels throughout the company. Sites are approved by OSHA on the basis of their written safety and health programs and their performance in meeting the standards set by those programs.

 

Are you willing to try a cooperative, action-oriented approach where managers, employees, and OSHA work together to combat workplace hazards and reduce injuries and illnesses? Do you want to be recognized for your commitment to worker safety and health? If the answer is yes, then your company may be ready for OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

 

If you think your company has what it takes to be the best, tune in to KellerOnline's upcoming Webcast to find out if you qualify for VPP, how the program works, how OSHA approves VPP sites, the benefits of being a participant and much more.

 

Click here to register for "Voluntary Protection Programs: Do you have what it takes to be the best?" on Thursday, July 23, at 11 a.m. Central Time.

 

Do you have questions on this topic? If so, please let Keller know. The company will try to incorporate the answer into the material presented during the Webcast. By asking your questions before the Webcast, Keller editors have a chance to review them and can make sure that the answers are included in the Webcast. As always, the company will provide time for questions at the conclusion of the Webcast.