Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association

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Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. (VPPPA)
Founded September, 1985
Founder Ronald R. Amerson, Founding Chair
Type 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Key people
VPPPA National Board of Directors
Slogan Volunteers for Total Quality Protection
Mission To be a leader in health and safety excellence through cooperation among communities, workers, industries and governments.
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.

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