Monday, December 31, 2007

Indiana Business Resource: The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA)

I know many businesses hate the sound of OSHA. Too often these same businesses have no idea that of the following Indiana program:

The Indiana Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) are also housed within IOSHA. VPP promotes effective worksite-based safety and health. In the VPP, management, labor, and IOSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. Approval into VPP is OSHA's official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health programs. A VPP Manager is responsible for the operation of the VPP in Indiana.
For more information on IOSHA, take a look at this page here. Y0u will find information on the other division of IOSHA: the Industrial Compliance Division, the Construction Safety Division, and IOSHA's Whistleblower Protection Unit.