What is VPP?
The VPP sets performance-based criteria for a managed safety and health system, invites sites to apply and then assesses applicants against the criteria. OSHA's verification includes an application review and a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts. In the VPP, management, labor and OSHA establish cooperative relationships.
Approval into VPP is OSHA's official recognition of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health. Highlights from a recently completed evaluation of VPP participants show that, in 2007, VPP participants:
- Averaged 54% below the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Total Case Incident Rate for their industries
- Avoided 13,829 TCIR injuries and 7,708 DART injuries
- Experienced zero recordables at 354 VPP sites
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