The VPPPA Annual Awards for Outreach and Innovation recognize those VPPPA member sites and individuals that have made exceptional contributions to the mission of the VPPPA during the previous year. These pioneers in safety and health have shared their knowledge of safe practices with others or developed new techniques to create a safer, healthier work environment. VPPPA award winners will be recognized at Safety+ 2017, August 29 - Sept. 1, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. Winners receive a commemorative award and gain visibility in VPPPA publications and the national media. In addition, a letter of distinction is sent to key individuals, including the winner's CEO, plant manager and OSHA officials.

You are welcome to download the VPPPA Annual Awards for Outreach and Innovation application form.  

Applications for awards must be submitted no later than June 2, 2017. Send your applications to the national office via email, mail or fax:

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VPP Outreach Award

The purpose of the VPP Outreach Award is to provide recognition for our "VPP Ambassadors". This award recognizes those who achieve an outstanding level of outreach activity and encourage others to share their knowledge. Reaching out to communicate and persuade others of the benefits of pursuing OSHA or DOE VPP approval is an important part of the mission of the VPPPA. Another part of the mission is to persuade other government regulatory agencies to adopt similar programs. The VPP Outreach Award is for an individual, company or worksite that has done an extraordinary amount of work in these areas.


Safety and Health Outreach Award

The purpose of the Safety and Health Outreach Award is to provide recognition for our "VPP Models", who reach out to share the safety, health, technical and management expertise developed at their sites. The award is for an individual, company or worksite that has achieved an outstanding level of outreach in the safety and health arena, not directly encompassing the VPP. 


VPP Innovation Award

The purpose of the VPP Innovation Award is to provide recognition for an individual, company or worksite that has developed and successfully implemented an innovation, encouraged others to try new approaches and emphasized the value of creativity and flexibility in the resolution of worker safety and health problems. The innovation may be program-related or of a technical nature.