Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association
|Type||501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
|Founder(s)||Ronald R. Amerson, Founding Chair|
|Key people||R. Davis Layne, Executive Director
Adam K. Pawlus, Deputy Executive Director
Mike Maddox, VPPPA National Board of Directors’ Chairperson, Corporate VPP Director, NuStar Energy, LP
|Mission||To be a leader in health and safety excellence through cooperation among communities, workers, industries and governments.|
|Motto||Volunteers for Total Quality Protection|
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA), is a nonprofit association of cooperative safety and health management systems. It organizes the largest VPP education event of the year, and promotes occupational health and safety.
Membership with the association is established on a site-by-site basis. Member sites consist of everything from refineries to office buildings to mobile workforces. There are currently over 2,100 member sites. The organization gives out achievement, outreach and innovation awards, and several scholarships on an annual basis. It holds ten chapter conferences in each of OSHA's regions every year, as well as the Annual National VPPPA Conference.
The association is the premier
- Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc.
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration - Voluntary Protection Programs
- Annual National VPPPA Conference
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