A Message from the Chairperson

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Welcome to the Region X VPPPA Website.


Through VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have built and fostered exemplary occupational safety and health. Region X VPPPA is the regional chapter of the Voluntary Protection Program Association (VPPPA) and serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Our chapter represents worksites from the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Labor (DOL).

Whether you are a member VPPPA at any level, on a committee or serving on the Board of Directors, involvement in the VPPPA offers you a way to communicate and network with worksites within Region X as well as those across the nation. The Region X VPPPA Board of Directors is here to provide assistance and guidance during efforts by worksites to become VPP sites, as well as to assist member and non-members in other safety related efforts, including training and education.

One of the best ways we can offer training and education is though our annual Region X VPPPA Safety and Health Summit. Our next conference will be held in Spokane, Washington on May 16th – 18th, 2017. I would like to invite you to attend this highly successful conference. Be sure to watch the conference section of this website for details and registration information.

If you are not already a VPP site, we hope you are interested in joining us. Please let us know if you are would like more information or have questions or need assistance. Our contact information is available in on this website under “About Us” then click on “Board of Directors”.

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope to see you at our conference in Spokane in May!

Rocky J Simmons
Region X VPPPA Chairperson