Cal/OSHA Branches & Units
- Amusement Ride and Tramway
- Asbestos and Carcinogen
- Heat and Agriculture Program
- High Hazard
- Labor Enforcement Task Force
- Mining and Tunneling
- Pressure Vessel
- Process Safety Management
- Research and Standards
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
- 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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