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Employer Recognition Programs

Recognition is an important part of continuous improvement. Oregon OSHA is pleased to recognize those companies that have outstanding records in occupational safety and health. We have several programs that recognize different levels of achievement.

VPP

The Voluntary Protection Program recognizes excellence in safety and health management and is managed by the Oregon OSHA Consultation and Services Section. It requires a company to submit a written application and requires an on-site evaluation of the company's entire safety and health management system. For more information on VPP, go to the Oregon OSHA VPP we-site at http://www.orosha.org/subject/vpp.html.

SHARP

The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program is a recognition program which promotes and recognizes effective safety and health management and continuous improvement. SHARP is managed by the Consultative Services Section and requires on-site evaluations of a company's comprehensive safety and health programs. For more information on SHARP, go to the Oregon OSHA SHARP website at http://www.orosha.org/subjects/sharp.html.

GOSH

The Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Awards are given through a biennial conference co-sponsored by Oregon OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers Columbia-Willamette Chapter. Individuals and organizations are nominated by their peers and are judged by a committee. There are several categories including small business, new business, and safety committees.

To apply for a GOSH award, request a nomination form by email from oregon.conferences@state.or.us, complete a nomination form, and send it to the Governor's Conference Award Committee.