OSHA Opens Public Comments on Voluntary Protection Program

The agency seeks to modernize its certification for best workplace practices.

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently opened public comments, requesting input into how they can better their Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The program was established 40 years ago to grant official OSHA certifications to workplaces that maintained excellent workplace safety and health. However, demand for VPP certification continues to increase, and OSHA has published a series of questions to inform how they can modernize the program to meet the demand.

“VPP’s success has stretched OSHA resources and made it more difficult to ensure the quality of program applicants’ safety and health management systems,” the Department of Labor stated. “By opening the program to public comments, OSHA seeks input from all perspectives to assist the agency as it modernizes and enhances the VPP, and continues to promote the use of workplace safety and health management systems.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Secretary Julie Su as she oversees the Labor Department.
  • For Director Douglas Parker as he leads OSHA.

Sources: Department of Labor


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