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Defense Department Backs Industry Calls For Streamlining OSHA's VPP

November 01, 2017
The Defense Department is strongly supporting OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and backing industry calls for streamlining VPP through greater use of special government employees (SGEs), while also urging OSHA to publish data on the program's effectiveness to garner support from unions, which have faulted VPP as shifting resources from enforcement. VPP “is an essential element to the Department of Defense (DoD) strategy for preventing injuries to our workers, driving cultural change with an empowered and engaged work force that...

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