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 (Cal/VPP) 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 recognition. Cal/VPP establishments are considered to be leaders in the field of workplace safety and health.
Successful applicants approved for participation in Cal/VPP 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 recognition.
Resources on Cal/VPP including the policy and procedures and employer application guidelines:
- Cal/VPP Q&A
- Purpose and description
- Cal/VPP contacts
- Cal/VPP Programs
- Cal/VPP Program Eligibility Review Process
- Cal/VPP Mentoring Webinar
- Mentoring Survey Form for New Applicant
- Employer application guidelines
- Workshops & Events
- Cal/VPP Star sites
- Cal/VPP Reach sites
- Evaluation check list (pdf, Word)
- Onsite Preparation
- 2016 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