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ALL AWARD SUBMISSION WERE DUE BY MARCH 10th 2017. You must be a VPP site in a Region VI state to qualify for any of the awards.

Even though awards are for a select geographic region, the conference is open to EVERYONE!
OSHA as well as Region VI VPPPA recognize VPP sites who have qualified for the Star Among Stars awards, the Everett Beaujon VPP Spirit Award, John B. Miles Outreach & Education Outstanding Company Award, Mark Hildago Mentor of the Year Award, Regional Administrator's Awards and the Recognition Award. Information and qualification requirements for each category are listed for each award below. Please submit all application information to the appropriate OSHA or Region VI VPPPA contact for review and approval. With few exceptions, each and every site in the region are eligible for all five awards, so don't assume you don't qualify before you read ALL the rules!!!  All of these forms make use of javascript for error checking.  If you are having difficulty submitting the form, use your home machine, a different network or wifi away from work. Most phones work just fine for submitting assuming they are not connected to a work network that may be blocking required services. 


SPECIAL NOTICE: REGION VI VPPPA DELIVERS ALL OSHA AWARD APPLICATIONS TO OSHA FOR PROCESSING.

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OSHA SUPPLIED AWARD
Describe how your site manager/management team has gone above and beyond others to demonstrate their commitment to safety. Tell us how your site has used innovation or creativity to accomplish reduced employee exposure to hazards. Describe your site’s ability to identify hazards and correct them pro-actively. Show us how your site has encouraged or promoted the benefits of safety and health to others in industry. This may or may not be VPP-related. Describe any safety and health related process, event, etc., that you feel demonstrates your site is qualified above all others to receive this award. 

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OSHA SUPPLIED AWARD
This award was named in 2004 to honor Everett Beaujon who passed away in 2003. Everett was a good friend and tireless supporter of VPP and safety and health in general. He will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him and benefited from his knowledge and spirit, but will live on through the many lives he affected while still among us. The award is given to the site that has demonstrated the greatest VPP spirit during the previous year. The application requirements for this award are simple; winning is the tough part! Simply describe in one-page or less the efforts your company has made to promote VPP outside of your immediate site – whether within other sites in your corporation, your community, etc. 

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OSHA SUPPLIED AWARD
The Star among Stars Program has been established to recognize VPP participants within Region VI with total case incidence rates (TCIR) and days away/restricted/transferred case incidence rates (DART) well below the BLS national average. All Star, Demonstration, Merit, and Conditional sites are eligible for the Recognition Program provided the site meets the other requirements. 

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REGION VI VPPPA AWARD
Help us formally recognize VPP employees who give their time, effort, and talents to promote worker health and safety within Region VI VPP. Criteria: Proceed to the application to see all the rules for qualifying. Help us recognize your efforts and contribution to the Region VI VPP. 

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REGION VI VPPPA AWARD
REGION VI VPPPA AWARD

REGION VI VPPPA AWARD
The John B. Miles Outreach & Education Award will recognize a worksite within Region VI that has shown outstanding support for VPP and the VPPPA. This award will be presented to the winning sites top level management at the upcoming annual conference. 

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REGION VI VPPPA AWARD
The Mentoring Committee has established the Mentor of the Year Award designed to recognize an individual who epitomizes and exhibits support, time, effort, and action in VPP, setting him/her apart from other mentors. The person selected must actively be involved in outreach activities and demonstrate outstanding commitment to the partnership ideals of VPP. 

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