Magazine article Occupational Hazards

OSHA Unveils VPP for Mobile Work Force in Construction

Magazine article Occupational Hazards

OSHA Unveils VPP for Mobile Work Force in Construction

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OSHA has launched a nationwide Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) initiative aimed at meeting the unique needs and characteristics of the construction industry.

OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke unveiled the new initiative--which OSHA is calling the Mobile Workforce VPP Demonstration for Construction--at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Safety and Health Committee mid-year meeting in Denver.

"VPP is a good tool for increasing safety and health awareness within the industry," Foulke told ACG attendees. "It is important for OSHA to recognize those construction companies that should be held up as models of safety and health for the rest of the industry."

The Mobile Workforce VPP Demonstration for Construction will join VPP Corporate Pilot and OSHA Challenge Pilot as the newest component of OSHA's VPP, which recognizes and promotes effective health and safety management systems.

"This initiative aims to provide the mobile construction work force and short-term projects with the same opportunity for recognition that fixed-site employers receive," Foulke said. "We believe our proposal has the potential to significantly contribute to reductions in injuries, illnesses and fatalities in one of the nation's most hazardous industries. …

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