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By February 15th of each year, VPP participants must submit their annual self-evaluation to their Regional VPP Manager. The injury and illness rates from the VPP participant's annual self-evaluations are forwarded to the National Office where OSHA uses the information to update records and statistics, to showcase successes related to implementation of VPP requirements, and to demonstrate that VPP participants are committed to continuously improving employee safety and health at their worksites.

The VPPPA is seeking nominations for the open board position of Director from a VPP Contractor/Construction Site. Click here to read more about joining the VPPPA National Board. 

Do you want to learn more about what goes into an OSHA site inspection? Watch this 10-minute video that provides an overview of the OSHA inspection process under the agency’s Regional Emphasis Program for Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate and Agricultural Ammonia Facilities.

Welcome to our Member of the Month program! Have you, or a colleague, gone above and beyond at work? Nominate them to be a VPPPA Member of the Month. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more information or to submit someone's name for consideration. 

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Sleep and Its Impact on the Modern-Day Workplace

About $63 billion in the US economy is lost annually in productivity due to insomnia, as reported on the Good Body website. The average amount of sleeping recommended by doctors for anyone is 8 hours. However, most modern-day workers sleep a few hours less, leading to sleep deprivation. As a result, employers are beginning to notice the impact of lack of sleep among their workers at the workplace. Sleep deprivation negatively impacts the workers' performance and overall productivity.

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