What is VPP and Why Should I Apply?

Working with industry and labor, OSHA created the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in 1982 to recognize and partner with worksites that implement exemplary systems to manage worker safety and health. The managers, employees, and any authorized representatives at these sites voluntarily implement comprehensive safety and health programs – referred to as safety and health management systems – that go beyond basic compliance with OSHA standards.

VPP places significant reliance on the cooperation and trust inherent in partnership. Sites choosing to apply for VPP recognition show their commitment to effective worker protection by inviting a SCATS into their workplace. In return, NV OSHA removes them from programmed inspection lists.

Statistical evidence for VPP’s success is impressive. Consistently through its history, the average VPP worksite has had an incidence rate for days away from work, restricted work activity, and/or job transfer that is at least 50 percent below the average for its industry!

To apply for VPP in Nevada, click here.

Select the VPP application and format files. You must have implemented a safety and health management system and operated it for at least one-year by the time of your on-site evaluation by SCATS. You must also have at least 1 of your last 3 injury and illness rates below the industry average to qualify. If you have any question please contact Stephen Rodger, NV- VPP Manager, at 702-486-9150, or email him at srodgers@business.nv.gov.