OSHA Revises VPP Policies & Procedures Manual

Approval into the federal Voluntary Protection Programs is OSHA's official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have created exemplary worksite safety and health management systems. Now OSHA has issued an Instruction, CSP 03-01-003, which revises and clarifies the overall framework of policy and procedures for administering VPP. Major changes to the policies and procedures manual include:

  • Benchmark Rates. This Instruction incorporates changes published in Federal Register Notice 68 FR 68475, December 8, 2003, that revised the benchmark injury and illness rates used within VPP.
  • Process Safety Management. This Instruction modifies procedures for VPP applications, OSHA onsite evaluations, and annual participant self-evaluations for applicants/participants subject to OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard.
  • Compressed Reapproval Process. This Instruction introduces an alternative onsite reapproval process for Star participants who have demonstrated sustained excellence in safety and health systems management.
  • Other. This Instruction removes template letters that OSHA periodically modifies and that are more appropriately disseminated through other means. It includes changes in the VPP recognition process. It also removes temporary instructions no longer applicable, and references to specific VPP affiliates. Minor editorial changes improve readability.

To view the VPP Instruction, visit www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CSP_03-01-003.pdf.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping there are always questions regarding the requirements and in and outs. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together this page with critical information to help answer your key questions about OSHA recordkeeping.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We put together a guide that’s easy to digest so you can ensure you're complying with OSHA's training standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus