Cal/OSHA Branches & Units
- Amusement Ride and Tramway
- Asbestos and Carcinogen
- Heat and Agriculture Program
- High Hazard
- Labor Enforcement Task Force
- Legal and BOI
- Mining and Tunneling
- Pressure Vessel
- Process Safety Management
- Research and Standards
- Other Units
California Voluntary Protection Program
DOSH promotes safety and health by recognizing employers who have voluntarily managed outstanding safety and health programs.
The California Voluntary Protection Program Star (Cal/VPP Star) is designed to recognize employers and their employees who have implemented safety and health programs that effectively prevent and control occupational hazards. These programs go beyond minimal Cal/OSHA standards and provide the best feasible protection at the site.
Management commitment and employee participation are key elements in achieving Cal/VPP Star recognition. Cal/VPP Star establishments are considered to be leaders in the field of workplace safety and health.
Successful applicants approved for participation in Cal/VPP Star receive State and national recognition and are exempt from Cal/OSHA programmed inspections.
Although designed for fixed-site establishments, large construction projects that will be in operation for at least one year may be eligible for Cal/VPP Star recognition.
Resources on Cal/VPP Star including the policy and procedures and employer application guidelines:
- Cal/VPP Star Q&A
- Purpose and description
- Cal/VPP Star contacts
- Cal/VPP Star Programs
- Cal/VPP Star Program Eligibility Review Process
- Employer application guidelines
- Special Team Member Participation Requirements
- Workshops & Events
- Cal/VPP Star sites
- Evaluation check list (pdf, Word)
- Onsite Preparation
- 2014 Cal/VPP Star Annual Report
- D-64 VPP Policy & Procedures
- D-64.1 VPP - STM
- D-64A Appendix A - VPP
- D-64B Appendix B - VPP
- D-64C Appendix C - VPP
- Best Practices Symposiums
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