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Wright-Patterson -- Now Home to Three Active Duty Air Force Installation VPP STAR SITEs

VPP is a cross functional program established by OSHA to recognize superior performance in the field of health and safety.  The key to the program is a partnership between employees, management and OSHA which promotes workers' safety through active and meaningful employee involvement.

Currently three WPAFB organizations have achieved VPP STAR SITE status. They include: 88 ABW/Staff, ASC/Staff, 88 MDG

tabWhat is VPP? 
What is VPP? 

OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program is a recognition process for exemplary safety and health management systems. VPP has demonstrated a 25 year track record of consistent effectiveness across a wide range of private sector industries in reducing occupational injuries and illnesses. To that end, the DoD is encouraging the application of VPP principles as a proven means to reduce workplace mishaps and ultimately improve readiness. Approval into VPP is OSHA's official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health performance.
tab9 Meaningful Ways to Get Involved 
Meaningful employee participation is essential to success.  Wondering how you can get involved?  Here are 9 meaningful ways:  

1.  Report safety issues and recommend solutions

2. Volunteer on your organizaiton's Safety Team

3. Participate in safety investigations and near-miss reports an attend meetings

4. Write and review Job Safety Analysis for workstations

5. Develop/Participate in employee improvement suggestion program

6. Conduct housekeeping and safety tours in your area

7. Train others in safety and health

8. Promote Good Health through Civilian Fitness and Wellnes Programs

9. Be a role model for others
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tabKey Elements 
VPP consists of the following key elements:

** Management/Union Commitment & Employee Involvement

** Worksite Analysis

** Hazard Prevention & Control

** Health & Safety Training
tabVPP Videos 
tabWhat's In It For Me? 
VPP is NOT just another safety program, it is really a process that defines a single system and structured approach to help achieve the goal of working more safely.

The focus of VPP is to create sucessful health and safety programs by promoting active and meaningful employee involvement.  The majority of supporting activities are already in place with benefits including:

-- Reduced Injuries and Lost Work Days

-- Safety Culture Leading to Better Employee Quality of Life and Happier Work Force

-- Pride and Recognition as a Leader in Worker Health and Safety

-- Reduced Waste & Continuous Process Improvements

-- Reduced Workplace Injuries and Illness

 Inside WPAFB

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tabSafety Resources
tabVPP Program Material
tabWhere To Learn More
* Call WPAFB VPP Office at (937) 904-0888

* Call WPAFB VPP Near-Miss Hazard Hotline (937) 528-8877 

* Mr. Kelley Hill, VPP Manager

* Mr. Jim Womack, VPP Coordinator

* Mr. Neil Williams, AFGE Local 1138, VPP Representative 

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