Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association

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Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. (VPPPA)
Type 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Founded September, 1985
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.
Employees 15
Members 2,100+
Motto Volunteers for Total Quality Protection
Website http://www.vpppa.org

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

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