OSHA recognized Veolia, Schenectady this spring for its commitment to workplace safety and health by awarding the site with OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) certification. The fully permitted 10-day-in-transit facility, a containerized waste transportation and temporary storage site, is located in Schenectady, NY, and operated by Veolia North America’s Environmental Solutions & Services (ESS) business.

It's my experience that most occupational safety and health professionals go through their careers waiting for the chance to take advantage of opportunities when they arise or simply hoping they do. I have seen many work very hard in directions that placed them in undesired positions or in positions that did not offer intellectual growth and professional development. I have seen early career professionals squander away amazing opportunities simply because they either did not see them or did not realize the potential of these prospects.


Welcome to our new 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. June's Member of the Month is Don Johnson - read our Q & A with him here! 

Falls Church, Va. – The Leader magazine, a quarterly publication by the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, was announced as a finalist in Association Media & Publishing’s (AM&P) Annual EXCEL Awards, which recognizes the best and the brightest in association media and publishing. The Leader was recognized for its work published in the Winter 2017 issue of the magazine that centered on the theme “The Future of Safety.” The Leader is a finalist in the Feature Article category with the entry: “Tech Tools for the Safety Professional” by Rob Brauch.