Region VI’s growth in the past few years has been phenomenal. This growth is due to employees from the various VPP sites throughout the region serving on committees, performing outreach activities and mentoring sites that want to enter the program. Management from VPP sites have allowed employees to take time away from their jobs and have approved travel often at company expense so their employees can help further VPP and VPPPA efforts to providing safer work places in industry.
The Region VI VPPPA Outreach & Education Committee will recognize a company within the region that has shown its support for VPP and the VPPPA. The winner of this award will be announced at the Region VI conference. The John B. Miles Award will be presented to top level management from the winning VPP site. Managers from VPP sites have allowed employees to take time from their jobs and have approved travel freeing their employees to help further VPP. In today’s business environment with down sizing, cut backs, and other cost cutting measures, managers that make the decision to allow employees time away from their jobs at company expense, demonstrate commitment and support for VPP that should be recognized.