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Title: OSHA


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OSHAs VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAMSA Path for
Achieving Safety and Health Excellence
Federal Agency VPP Workshop
Cathy Oliver Director Office of Partnerships and
Recognition Occupational Safety and Health
Administration
2
What is VPP?
  • A process for achieving safety and health
    excellence
  • Joint Cooperation
  • Labor Management Government
  • Official recognition of excellence

3
VPP Basic Tenets
  • Effective Safety and Health Management Systems
  • Performance-based Criteria
  • Self-Sufficient
  • Effects Culture Change
  • Continuous Improvement

4
NOT THE FLAVOR OF THE MONTH
5
VPP Benefits
  • Employees
  • Safe and Healthful Work Environment
  • Improved Morale
  • Employers
  • Lower Costs (Insurance Workers Comp)
  • Higher Profitability
  • OSHA
  • Role Models
  • Safety and Health Ambassadors

6
Safety and Health Management System(SHMS)
7
VPP Elements
  • Management commitment and employee involvement
  • Worksite analysis
  • Hazard prevention control
  • Training

8
Management Commitment
  • Commitment
  • Planning
  • Written Program
  • Authority and Resources
  • Line Accountability
  • Contract Worker Coverage

9
Employee Involvement
  • Meaningful Involvement
  • Employee Rights
  • Union Assurances
  • Access to Records

10
Worksite Analysis
  • Self-Inspection
  • Comprehensive Surveys
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Accident Investigations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Annual Evaluation

11
Hazard Prevention Control
  • Written Program
  • Engineering, Administrative, PPE Controls
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Professional Expertise
  • Occupational Health Care Programs

12
Safety and Health Training
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Safety and Health Management Systems

13
VPP Process
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VPP Process
  • Application to Regional VPP Manager
  • No Fees Associated with Program
  • Program Criteria
  • Injury Illness Rates Below BLS Avg.
  • SH Programs In Place 1 Year
  • Union buy-in
  • Annual and Self Evaluation
  • Onsite Evaluation
  • Re-approval Process

15
VPP Onsite Evaluation
  • Not Compliance Oriented
  • Comprehensive SHMS Review
  • Documentation Reviews
  • OSHA-300 Records Check
  • Employee Interviews
  • Recommendation for Participation

16
VPP Recognition
  • Star
  • Highest level of recognition
  • All VPP requirements met
  • System operating at least one year
  • Rates are below the National Average
  • Merit
  • Demonstration

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How Much Does VPP Cost?
  • Depends Upon Starting Point
  • No standard method of costing SH
  • No Set Cost
  • Varies by Complexity
  • Necessary Documentation for Confidence
  • Several VPP Sites have anecdotally reported that
    after start-up up costs, it is small (less than
    1 of gross operating expenses typically)
  • USA/NASA 1 6 pay back

18
Growth of VPPFederal Only
As of 1/31/07
Source OSHA, Office of Partnership Recognition
19
VPP Participants
  • Over 270 different industries participate
  • Size Independent
  • Smallest Site 3 Employees
  • Largest Site 18,000 Employees 1,059 Contract
    Employees
  • 52 have lt 200 Employees
  • 28 Union

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Whos Who in VPP
  • General Electric
  • Dell
  • International Paper
  • Conoco Philips
  • Frito-Lay
  • Exxon-Mobil
  • Motorola
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Nabisco
  • Solutia
  • Pfizer
  • Tyco
  • 3M
  • Lockheed Martin
  • IBM Corporation
  • Dow Chemical
  • Schering-Plough
  • Texaco
  • United Space Alliance

21
Federal Agencies in VPP
  • 118 Total VPP sites across 7 Agencies
  • NASA (7 sites)
  • DOL (4 sites)
  • DOD (7 sites Army 1, Navy 4, NSA 2)
  • HHS (1 site)
  • Interior (3 sites)
  • Treasury (1 site)
  • USPS (95 sites)

22
VPP Special Government Employees
  • Assists OSHAs onsite evaluation teams with
    industry employees also Federal employees
  • Invites qualified volunteers from VPP sites to
    participate if approved by OSHA and funded by
    companies/agencies
  • Gives industry and government opportunity to work
    together to share views and best practices
  • Currently, there are more than 700 active SGEs
  • In FY06, used 353 SGEs
  • There are 67 SGEs from Federal Agencies

23
New Initiatives
  • VPP Corporate
  • Mobile Workforce
  • OSHA Challenge

24
Puget Sound Naval ShipyardA VPP Success Story
25
VPP STARS Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Oldest continuously operating shipyard in the US
    (June 1800)
  • Approximately 4,300 workers
  • TCIR/DART are 32 and 48 below the industry
    averages, respectively

26
The US Mint at Philadelphia A VPP Success Story
  • Prior to VPP
  • One of the highest employee injury rates in the
    federal government
  • In 2002, The Mint was cited for 81 OSHA
    Violations with 139 specific examples of unsafe
    conditions.
  • Had the Mint been a private company, it would
    have faced 250,000 in fines for violations.
  • The Director of the Mint orders a six week work
    stoppage to review and address safety issues.

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The US Mint at Philadelphia A VPP Success Story
  • VPP Making an Impact

28
VPP - Workers Compensation Medical Costs
Total Savings FY 03 - 06 (-) 410K or (-) 37
29
VPP Works
  • 2005 Data
  • TCIR Rate 50 below Industry avg.
  • DART Rate 53 below Industry avg.
  • Fed Agency TCIR 53 below Industry avg.
  • Fed Agency DART 44 below Industry avg.
  • Estimated 11,901 TCIR injuries avoided
  • Estimated 6,061 DART injuries avoided
  • Reduced Workers Compensation Costs
  • Labor, Management , and Government
    working together
  • Increased Productivity
  • WORKERS GO HOME SAFE

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What People Are Saying
  • It has been a joint effort involving our unions,
    management, employees and OSHA in identifying
    potential hazards and health risks and developing
    programs that are transforming workplace safety
    and health into a model for other agencies and
    companies.
  • - John E. Potter,
  • Postmaster General, U.S. Postal Service

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VPP Help
  • http//www.osha.gov
  • Federal Register Notices
  • Local OSHA Area Office
  • VPPPA

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Contact
  • Cathy Oliver
  • (202) 693-2213
  • oliver.cathy_at_dol.gov
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