Region IX VPPPA at a Glance
Our mission is to be a leader in health and safety excellence through cooperation among communities, workers, industries and governments.
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. (VPPPA) comprises a global community of dedicated safety and health professionals empowering occupational safety culture across more than 50 industries. VPPPA, The Premier Global Safety and Health Organization, is the leading organization committed to occupational safety, health and environmental management systems and has created a complex network of cooperation between companies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state OSHA leaders, members of congress, the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.
For more than three decades, the association has provided its members a direct link to a depth of resources at OSHA, DOE and similar agencies within state-plan states and continues to offer a support network for participants from a wide variety of industries. More than 2,300 companies provide the support needed to ensure all companies in the U.S. and around the world continue striving for and achieving a stronger culture of safety excellence.
VPPPA provides occupational safety, health and environmental leaders with networking and educational opportunities, up-to-the-minute legislative information, industry advancements, preferred vendors and consultants dedicated to VPP and safety and health management systems, mentoring opportunities, professional development and volunteer opportunities.
Our members make up a cross section of the best of the best, the safest, most innovative and most passionate ambassadors for the safety and health community. We educate, we advocate, and we collaborate.
What is VPP?
The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) is a safety and health management system that prevents workplace accidents and fatalities. VPP is for companies seeking safety and health excellence by implementing additional voluntary compliance measures that go above and beyond the requirements of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) rules and procedures. Operated by OSHA, OSHA state-plan states and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), VPP is designed to promote excellence in safety and health by recognizing facilities with outstanding occupational safety and health management systems.
commitment to this cause.