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The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc., is dedicated to spreading the word about VPP and other voluntary occupational safety, health and environmental programs. The association works as a liaison between member sites and the news media to promote the successes of VPP companies. The association is also committed to keeping members informed of the latest regulatory developments, industry news and association activities through several printed and electronic publications.

  

Region VI needs SGE's

The SGE Program was established to allow industry employees to work alongside OSHA during Voluntary Protection Programs' (VPP) onsite evaluations. Not only does this innovative program benefit OSHA by supplementing its on-site evaluation teams, but it gives industry and government an opportunity to work together and share views and ideas. Qualified volunteers from VPP sites are eligible to participate in the SGE program. These volunteers must be approved by OSHA and funded by their companies to participate. After submitting an application and completing the required training, these volunteers are sworn in as SGEs and are approved to assist as VPP on-site evaluation team members. As VPP grows, the support of SGEs will continue to be a critical component of the programs. The SGE Program encompasses the spirit of VPP - industry, labor, and government cooperation. This cooperation embodies the idea of continuous improvement, which allows SGEs to bring a unique perspective to the team effort and take back to their sites ideas and best practices to further improve worker protections.

Contact the OSHA Office of Partnerships and Recognition at (202) 693-2213  or the VPP Manager at your OSHA Regional Office for further assistance.


Workshops - Learn more about specific VPP related workshops available at most regional and national VPPPA conferences.
Mentoring - Discover why mentoring is important.
Region VI VPP Act Outreach Information - Learn how you can support the VPP Act for the Region VI Area.
Academic Scholarship - See if you or a family member qualifies for academic scholarships of study in the Occupational Safety or Occupational Health fields.

SGE Program

The Special Government Employee (SGE) Program was established to allow industry employees to work alongside OSHA during Voluntary Protection Programs' (VPP) onsite evaluations. Not only does this innovative program benefit OSHA by supplementing its on-site evaluation teams, but it gives industry and government an opportunity to work together and share views and ideas.

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