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VPPPA Launches Innovative Strategic Partner Program, Raising the Standard for Safe and Healthy Workplaces

buy Pregabalin online australia FALLS CHURCH, VA (August 18, 2023) — The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) is proud to announce the launch of its all-new Strategic Partner Program, redefining collaboration in advancing health and safety excellence. This forward-thinking initiative offers an exclusive platform for organizations that align with VPPPA’s mission of raising the standard for safe and healthy workplaces while cultivating robust, enduring relationships.

“VPPPA’s Strategic Partner Program is designed to engage organizations who share VPPPA’s commitment to advancing health and safety excellence in the workplace while developing long-term relationships that help us mutually achieve this goal,” said Chris Williams, CAE, VPPPA Executive Director. “This is a truly unique program in that it not only connects like-minded organizations with a broad cross-section of decision-makers and influencers—from senior management through the front-line labor segment—but delivers stakeholders in workplace safety access to the content and resources that help us send our workers home in the same—or better—condition than which they arrived each day.”

Crafted with innovation and exclusivity at its core, the program encompasses an array of comprehensive packages, offering year-round exposure across VPPPA’s diverse platforms and events. This novel approach is underpinned by a commitment to collaboration, wherein VPPPA will work hand-in-hand with each partner to pinpoint avenues for highlighting and developing products, services, and other resources that aid VPPPA members in their pursuit of continuous safety improvement. The ultimate goal is to seamlessly empower VPPPA members to access and engage with partners, establishing relationships that result in the evolution of workplace safety processes.

For companies aspiring to align themselves with industry leaders and drive positive change, this is a unique and exclusive opportunity to do so. VPPPA has created partnership opportunities within many industry sectors including, but not limited to education, risk management, consulting, human resources, technology, and a variety of supplier categories.

To learn more about becoming a VPPPA Strategic Partner and to access program details, please visit VPPPA’s Strategic Partner website. Together, VPPPA and its Strategic Partners are poised to redefine the landscape of collaboration, progress, and excellence for workplace health and safety across industry.

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http://relaxapartmanitara.com/passion-visitors-2/unique-pagode-du-plaisir-i-tous-les-avances-pour/ VPPPA contact: Ariana Hanaity, 703.761.6517, ahanaity@vpppa.org


Jacqueline "Jackie" Annis is an industrial hygienist with the Office of Partnerships and Recognition, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs in OSHA’s National Office.  Jackie’s primary responsibilities include developing and overseeing internal policies and procedures for the VPP, reviewing VPP on-site evaluation reports for process safety management information, serving as the National Office liaison for two of OSHA’s ten Regions, and facilitating the management of OSHA’s National Strategic Partnership Program.  She is an integral part of OSHA’s National Office team. 

She has served with the Agency for 36 years, including five years as a senior industrial hygienist in OSHA’s Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs in the National Office and 17 years as a compliance safety and health officer in the Denver, CO Area Office.  Prior to her tenure at OSHA, Jackie worked as an industrial hygienist for the Department of the Navy in Alameda, California.  Jackie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in 1983.

Wayne Howard earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis and has spent 12 years with Shell (at Martinez) refinery, 3 years with the consulting firm Process Safety, 15 years with Valero (at Benicia), and the last 10 years in the Corporate Process Safety Department. He is the Valero representative to AFPM's Advancing Process Safety Initiative.

Nathan Obaugh, PE is a senior engineer in the Safety and Operational Excellence Group at NuStar Energy. Nathan has over 10 years of PSM and process design experience in the petrochemical, refining and midstream industries. At NuStar, Nathan oversees all elements of the corporate PSM program and works directly on hazard analysis, process safety studies, PSM/RMP audits and provides process engineering support to the operations and capital projects groups.

Jared Teter, PhD is a senior staff scientist with a background in physics and hazards analysis. He has extensive experience in subscale testing of energetic materials and has served as program manager for several large testing and risk management projects. He has applied engineering and risk management protocols while evaluating the risk associated with propellant and explosives manufacturing, combustible dust, and other hazardous material related processes.

Tim Belitz has a degree in Environmental Health/Industrial Hygiene from Old Dominion University and a Master’s from Duke University. He has over 25 years of Industrial Health Safety and Environmental Experience and is a Certified Safety Professional. He has many years focused on Contractor Management and Process Safety programs.

Rob Walker graduated from Virginia Tech in Microbiology and Chemical Engineering. Rob has almost 35 years of experience working in the chemical plant and refining industry. His passion for Process Safety and Mechanical Integrity began very early in his career. Rob began with his current company, Honeywell, back in 2011.

Prasad Joshi has B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Chemical Engineering from two universities in India. Prasad has over 30 years’ experience in the business. He began with Honeywell in May 2022 as Principal Maintenance Engineer. He has worked internationally in Asia and Europe.