The leading organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems.

Region III’s Strategic Plan & Vision

The Region III VPPPA is governed by Chapter Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. In our best interest of fulfilling these obligations, the Board of Directors completed a 5-year Strategic Plan in September of 2012. The five year Vision is:

Region III’s Board of Directors Vision for 2017

“To be the most respected safety and health association through the innovation
and advancement of the Voluntary Protection Programs.”

Maintain Current & Establish New Partnerships Benchmarking
Demonstration of Value Utilize Technology

How Has VPP Improved Worker Safety & Health?

Statistical evidence for VPP’s success is impressive. The average VPP worksite has a Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) case rate of 52% below the average for its industry. These sites typically do not start out with such low rates. Reductions in injuries and illnesses begin when the site commits to the VPP approach to safety and health management and the challenging VPP application process.

How Does VPP Benefit Employers?

Fewer injuries and illnesses mean greater profits as workers’ compensation premiums and other costs plummet. Entire industries benefit as VPP sites evolve into models of excellence and influence practices industry-wide.