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OSHA Seeks Public Comments on Modernizing Program that Recognizes Employers Committed to Best Safety, Health Practices

February 23, 2023

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it invites the public and workplace safety stakeholders to share their comments regarding the best way to encourage employers and honor those who commit to workplace safety and health.

By opening the program to public comments, OSHA seeks input from all viewpoints to assist the agency as it modernizes and enhances its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and continues to promote the use of workplace safety and health management systems.

Through a series of questions to elicit practical responses, OSHA is seeking input regarding such issues as:

  • Aligning the VPP more closely with current occupational practices and standards.
  • Finding resources and tools that could expand the VPP’s capacity.
  • Identifying any categories of hazards that may need special attention in the VPP certification process.

The deadline for comments is April 14, 2023. Those interested should submit comments and attachments, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2022-0012, using the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal.