OSHA Voluntary Protection Program
ACHIEVING OSHA VPP STAR STATUS
If you are considering or have chosen to pursue the achievement of
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program STAR, MERIT or DEMONSTRATION status,
you are making a wise decision. The achievement of these designations
indicates a world-class safety and health system, and not only improves
workplace safety and health, but positively effects the bottom line.
The Hilgeman Group has assisted a variety of employers throughout the
U.S. in achieving and/or maintaining STAR and MERIT status.
How can we help you?
- Simulated OSHA VPP Assessments
We can provide a company or plant-wide assessment of your operations,
similar to a real VPP inspection. This assessment can help you to either
prepare for attempting VPP status, or can provide areas of your health
and safety program which need strengthened prior to the VPP application.
The application might be OSHA's first look at your safety system. First
impressions are absolutely critical. We can help make yours a positive
Annual VPP Audits
VPP status requires an annual audit of the safety management systems.
Typically, this can be achieved by one or two of our professionals in
two to four days of on-site activity.
VPP Implementation Manual
We design a VPP implementation manual specific to your company's
operations. This manual contains the checklists and guidance documents
to understand and pursue VPP status. This has proven to be an effective
resource for safety professionals and operations managers.
VPP Education and Training
A critical element in a successful VPP program is communication across
all levels of the company. We offer a variety of presentations which are
tailored to meet your specific communications needs. The most popular
VPP trainings that we offer are:
- A one to two-hour overview of VPP for management (expectations, timelines, resources, benefits, etc.)
- A half day VPP workshop for managers, safety & health professionals,
key union members, and safety committee members which not only gives a
thorough review of the VPP process, but also helps to clarify those
areas within the company where the safety program needs enhanced or
developed prior to the VPP application.
- OSHA 30-hr and 10-hr courses, which are a critical part of employee
education. OSHA considers these courses to be the mainstays of safety
- VPP Status
A world-class occupational safety and health process can be achieved by
the effective implementation and periodic review of the 19 key elements
of OSHA's VPP program. The Hilgeman Group's integrated approach to
achieving world-class status normally includes our safety professionals,
industrial hygienists, and engineers.
For further information and pricing for our VPP assistance services,
please fill out our
contact form, or call us at (855) 818-3817
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