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Navigating the complexities of the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) can be complex and overwhelming to any organization, regardless of whether you are a new or seasoned Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Professional assigned to facilitate this role.

Learning Objectives

This training session teaches you how to develop a comprehensive strategy to implement the VPP Program within an organization. There also will be a Comprehensive Question and Answer period to help with your OSHA VPP Site Implementation.

By attending, you and/or your team will learn:
  • The four key elements and sub-elements of the OSHA VPP Program
  • How to get a baseline of a safety culture within your facility
  • How to best engage employees and senior management in the safety process for VPP site implementation
  • Fully comprehend the benefits of establishing a VPP Mentor for VPP site implementation
  • Understand how to work with OSHA to achieve VPP site implementation success
  • How to properly fill out and submit the OSHA VPP application
  • Best Practices and Take-Aways in VPP site implementation
You'll also have the opportunity to get answers to your site-specific questions or concerns on this topic during the Q and A session.

About Your Trainer

Joe Keenan is a highly-experienced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resources (HR) Professional and Management Consultant with over 22 years of experience.

He has earned a Green Belt in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing in 2005, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management Concentration in 2007, and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 2011, and has been an OSHA General Industry and Construction 10/30-Hour Authorized Outreach Trainer since 2002.

Joe previously served on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) Region IV Board of Directors as a Director at Large from 2013-2015, and currently serves as President of a state chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

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