With a new administration taking a new approach to federal agencies, ISHN thought it a good time to survey our readers to find out what they feel should be the shape and direction OSHA takes going forward. For instance, the majority of respondents felt that increased educational tools and programs should be the top priority for the next OSHA Chief. Half or more respondents expect a thorough review of standards or increased support for the voluntary protection program.
This week, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) sent a letter in support of H.R. 2500, the “Voluntary Protection Program Act,” introduced by Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind. The Act would codify the Department of Labor’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), ensuring that the program would continue with adequate funding.
Latest award brings company total to 12 VPP certified sites
January 17, 2014
Veolia’s site-based industrial cleaning operations at Valero Houston Refinery has been accepted into OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) at the Star Award level, the highest level granted. OSHA will formally recognize Veolia’s team at an upcoming ceremony for its outstanding efforts in achieving exemplary occupational safety and health systems.