Currently, membership into the VPPPA is predicated on your status within the federally sponsored VPP program. The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is the leading organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. The VPPPA, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a member-based association, providing a network of over 2,100 companies and worksites that are involved in or in the process of applying to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) or the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) as well as other government agencies that are developing or implementing cooperative recognition programs.
The VPPPA clearly understands that "safety is not a competition". Though the Association provides integral support for its members participating in VPP, members of other programs can greatly benefit from services provided through the Association. The greatest benefit is through annual conference participation. The Voluntary Protection Program Participants' Association annual conference is one of the premier safety and health conferences in the nation. With thousands of participants, hundreds of exhibitors, and peer taught workshops in your industries focusing on several key categories of safety and health, this is an opportunity that many safety professionals take advantage of. This conference has a great deal to offer Safety and Health Professionals as well as the every day employee. Every year professional and peer taught sessions are made available to your organization. OSHA courses are also available so that you can earn valuable CEU credits. Instructors from OSHA, Texas Engineering Extension Service, the University of Texas at Arlington, and others consistently put together a solid line up for your benefit.
Current VPPPA Members
Companies that have achieved VPP status as well as companies interested in VPP.
Companies that have acheived Challenge status as well as companies interested in the Challenge program.
Companies that have acheived SHARP status as well as companies interested in the SHARP program.
Companies involved in non federally sponsored safety programs or are interested in implementing a program.
Workshops cover a variety of topics such as: Safety Management, Technical and Engineering Standards, Human Behavior, Environmental Hazardous Materials, Industrial Hygiene, Emergency Response, Regulatory Issues, and many more. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A VPP PARTICIPANT OR VPPPA MEMBER TO BENEFIT!
OSHA Challenge provides interested employers and workers the opportunity to gain assistance in improving their safety and health management systems. Challenge Administrators experienced in safety and health guide Challenge Participants through a three-stage process to implement an effective system to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses...
The On-site Consultation Program’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance of your worksite into SHARP from OSHA is an achievement of status that singles you out among your business peers as a model for worksite safety and health...