Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)

Workplace Safety and Health VPP STAR LogoVPP: The Voluntary Protection Program

The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health program management. In the VPP, management, labor and WISHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented strong programs.

History

People in blue tops gathered around a flagpole to celebrate becoming a VPP Star work site.

The Voluntary Protection Program, or VPP, is a program of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or OSHA, for companies that implement safety and health measures that keep them below the Bureau of Labor Statistics rates for their industry.

Section (2)(b)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is the basis for the VPP, which claims it is in the best interest of the nation to provide all people a healthy and safe place of employment, by stimulating "employers and employees to institute new and to perfect existing programs for providing safe and healthful working conditions." The program began in California in 1979 and was formally announced in 1982.

The VPP program started in Washington State in 1996. The first recognized site was Oxy Chem of Tacoma, who received their flag in January 1997.

Who should attend?: Managers, Safety Professionals, Safety Committee Members, Anyone interested in Continuous Improvement in Workplace Safety

VPP information

Program requirements

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VPP sites

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Company

Address

City

# Emp

Original Certification

Vertellus Chemical

4800 State Rt 12

Elma

52

June 1999

Solvay Chemicals

3500 Industrial Way

Longview

28

July 2001

Oldcastle Precast (Utility Vault)

2808 A Street SE

Auburn

115

May 2004

City of Spokane Waste to Energy

2900 S. Geiger Blvd

Spokane

38

September 2004

Columbia Vista Corp.

18637 Evergreen Way

Vancouver

85

August 2005

Intermech Inc.

2345 Stevens Drive

Richland

33

August 2005

Honeywell Electronic Materials

15128 E. Euclid Ave.

Spokane

300

September 2005

Schweitzer Engineering

2250 NE Hopkins Ct.

Pullman

1700

January 2006

GE Power and Water,
River Road Generating Station

5201 NW Lower River Rd

Vancouver

19

April 2006

GP Corrugated LLC

1203 Fones Road SE

Olympia

123

August 2006           

Honeywell Aerospace - Defense

15001 NE 36th Street

Redmond

756

February 2007

Nucor Steel Inc.

2434 Andover Street

Seattle

290

September 2007

NAES PSE Ferndale Generating Station

5105 Lake Terrell Road

Ferndale

23

July 2008

Weyerhaeuser Tacoma Distribution

3838 So 74th Street

Tacoma

70

June 2009

CH2M Hill OMI

572 Hatch Street

Walla Walla

12

November 2009

Stericycle Environmental

1701 E. Alexander Ave

Tacoma

12

March 2010

Simmons Manufacturing Co

13605 52nd Street East

Sumner

92

July 2010

Monsanto

776 S Booker Road

Othello

13-188

April 2011

Phillips 66 Transportation

2423 Lind Ave SW

Renton

4

May 2011

Trident Seafoods

1400 4th Street

Anacortes

235

August 2011

Phillips 66 Transportation

520 East "D" Street,

Tacoma

3

March 2012

Weyerhaeuser Coastal Forest

2001 Blue Slough Road

Cosmopolis

70

July 2012

CMC Biologics

2021 20th Ave SE    

Bothell 

175

August 2012

Phillips 66 Transportation

6317 East Sharp Ave

Spokane

13

December 2012

Phillips 66 Transportation

6864 Stratford Rd

Moses Lake

3

February 2013

United States Gypsum Company

401 C Street

Auburn

56

October 2013

Veolia Environmental Services

5720 C NE 121st Ave #105

Vancouver

7

May 2014

Cascades Sonoco

4320 95th St SW Suite C

Tacoma

42

June 2014

Mortenson Construction

10311 Chambers Creek Dr. W.

University Place

60

December 2014

NuStar Energy, Shore Terminals LLC

250 East D Street

Tacoma

9

January 2015

Trident Seafoods Pier 91

Pier 91 Bldg 392 Box C-119

Seattle

285

May 2015

Starbucks Coffee Company Kent Flexible Plant

18411 77th Pl. S.

Kent

205

May 2015

Other links

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