Advocacy

A Leader in Safety and Health Advocacy

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is a leader in worksite and worker safety and health advocacy through an established presence in each OSHA region, promoting a constructive and productive dialogue between labor, management, and regulators. We work closely with OSHA in the development and implementation of cooperative programs, providing expertise on rulemaking and policies.

Today, VPP is a discretionary program that OSHA can eliminate or defund at any time. Safety is a nonpartisan issue, and the VPP Act will help the program remain a critical part of America’s workforce for generations to come, by making it a permanent part of OSHA. The Act grants VPP a line item in OSHA’s budget. Currently, program funding is through “Compliance Assistance – Federal,” alongside other cooperative initiatives. This legislation maintains the existing VPP process and ensures its continued success by codifying it and letting Congress control its funding directly.