PacSci EMC promotes a culture of safety not only to our clients, but also within our own company. As a result, we are proud to announce our Chandler site has received OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status. We would not have been able to achieve this level of excellence without the commitment of our employees and our Safety leadership team.
We would like to recognize the outstanding efforts of our employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health in accordance with OSHA’s VPP and within our own mission.
About OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)
VPP certification recognizes companies for outstanding safety and health management systems and for maintaining injury and illness rates below the national Bureau of Labor statistics averages. It is attained only after intensive and lengthy preparation, extensive employee interviews and rigorous onsite evaluation conducted by health and safety professionals. Star status is OSHA’s highest VPP certification level. In VPP, management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses through a system focused on:
- Hazard prevention and control
- Worksite analysis
- Management commitment and worker involvement
To participate, employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. Union support is required for applicants represented by a bargaining unit. VPP participants are re-evaluated every three to five years to remain in the programs. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.
To learn more about OSHA’s VPP, please visit their website at: