March 21, 2023
OSHA Launches ‘Modernization Project’ For Voluntary Protection Programs
OSHA plans to “modernize” its long-standing Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) that recognize employers for instituting workplace protections above what regulations and consensus standards require, and is seeking input on a range of possible changes -- from incentives for joining to assessment methods and a potential “tiered” approach. And although OSHA is not yet proposing specific changes, its Feb. 16 request for comments to inform the update says it believes VPP is working well and intends to broaden its use. “Given...
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