Free Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) - Washington

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Voluntary Protection Program
VPP: The Standard of Excellence in Workplace Safety and Health
Learn how this program recognizes occupational safety and health excellence and leads to a safer workplace, lower costs, community recognition and improved morale.

Everyone benefits when a company achieves VPP status:
Employers lower their costs. Employees come home safely after work. Labor and management work together cooperatively. Industries have a "best practices" model. Communities recognize leadership in safety and health. Our partnership with the state in the VPP program gives our employees confidence that we are one of the safest companies to work for and we are going above and beyond what the state requires of us. VPP gives us more impetus for employee involvement in our safety program and culture. VPP requires ongoing accountability that drives us to make improvements that are sustainable."
Don Warner Guidance & Electrical Systems Health, Safety, Environmental, and Facilities Leader Honeywell Redmond, Washington


And there's more. Being a VPP work site:
Lets you establish a positive working relationship with L&I's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Helps you avoid surprise workplace inspections. Gives you access to L&I's extensive safety and health resources. Creates confidence that you are in compliance with safety and health regulations. Lets you display the nationally recognized VPP flag at your work site. For more information, visit the VPP Web site at:
or contact: Tom Norris DOSH VPP Coordinator 360-902-4792 e-mail:

It is an honor to be recognized as a VPP STAR work site. The result of our participation in the Voluntary Protection Program is a safety process that is continuously improving and a safer workplace for our employees."
Bill Rippon Safety/Environmental Manager Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC Tacoma, Washington


PUBLICATION F417-221-000 [04-2008]