NOTE: Application to our awards for 2019 ended after May 31, 2019. Thank you for your submissions. All completed submission received by the May 31, 2019 deadline will be submitted further to the VPPPA Awards Committee for further review and recommendation to our National Board of Directors. Upon approval by our National Board of Directors, those selected will be notified and provided further details.
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.
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.