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As OSHA Eyes VPP Reform, Industry Seeks Greater Role But Labor Cautious

July 17, 2017
Industry officials are urging OSHA to give companies a greater role in the agency's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), including recruiting new member companies, signing off on company data, and possibly conducting audits, though union officials question whether the program is reaching the most dangerous job sites and should be expanded. During a July 17 Voluntary Protection Programs Stakeholder Meeting, OSHA officials said the current VPP model is not sustainable given declining resources, and sought input on how to reshape the...


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