Archive for January, 2012
I read an interesting article recently at iwatchnews.org, questioning the effectiveness of VPP. To say that it was controversial is an understatement.
The article maintains that companies are only joining VPPPA as a way to get off OSHA’s radar screen, to escape OSHA compliance visits and audits.
The writer concludes that the answer is bigger penalties and fines for companies who violate safety rules and questions whether VPP is effective at improving safety performance. Perhaps the old saying to “walk softly and carry a big stick” should be applied to create a tougher, meaner OSHA.
What do you think?