About Us

We Are Better Together!

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is the leader in helping worksites achieve continuous improvement toward their occupational safety and health goals. Our members are champions of safety and health excellence, experiencing fewer workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. VPPPA members, at more than 2,200 worksites, strive for the continued betterment of their workplace culture to ensure every worker makes it home safely.
 
We provide national and regional advocacy, education, and resources to support the advancement of our members, their worksites, and the OH&S profession.

History

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) was born from a passion for safety and a dedication to the VPP Participants.

In 1984, OSHA hosted the first official gathering of the VPP Participants, to share their knowledge, experience and safety expertise. However, OSHA was unable to host a second meeting the following year. Realizing the significance and benefit of this meeting, VPP sites Georgia Power and Mobil Chemical volunteered to sponsor the September 1985 meeting. It was during this meeting that the VPPPA was formed, to create a living network of safety professionals and volunteers, dedicated to safety.

Over the decades, the VPPPA has grown from 30 participants to an established community of over 2,200 member sites. Today our mission is to be a leader in safety and health excellence through cooperation among communities, workers, industries and governments.

Support the Future of Safety and Health

For more than 35 years, supporters of VPPPA have enabled us to award more than $182k in scholarships and professional education grants to students in occupational safety and health. We have helped guide the next generation of advocate , thanks to member generosity. Join us in supporting the individuals who will work to advance worksite safety and health and save lives. Donate to VPPPA today! All donations are tax-deductible.