The OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)

  • 13 September 2022

The OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is the highest award in Health and Safety Excellence that OSHA presents to an organization.

This training program will guide attendees with best practices in implementing the OSHA VPP program. It will offer a broad overview of how to work with OSHA to achieve VPP site implementation success.

The instructor will present several scenarios that attendees can relate to. Further, the webinar will also cover:

  • Define the key elements and sub elements of the OSHA VPP program
  • Define how to get a baseline of a safety culture within your facility
  • Define how to best engage employees and senior management in the safety process for VPP site implementation
  • Fully comprehend the benefits of establishing a VPP mentor for VPP site implementation
  • Understand how to work with OSHA to achieve VPP site implementation success
  • Define how to properly fill out and submit the OSHA VPP application
  • Discuss best practices and take-always in VPP site implementation
  • Answer specific questions or concerns as it relates to OSHA VPP site implementation at your facility

Tell the Senate to Support Increased Federal Arts Funding

  • 12 September 2022

We are on the cusp of winning a significant funding increase for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) next year, and your help is needed to make sure Congress gets it done!

In July, the U.S. House of Representatives approved $207 million in funding for the NEA and NEH each for the next fiscal year. Now, we need the U.S. Senate’s support to make sure this funding becomes a reality.

Contact your Senators today to ask that they fund the NEA and NEH at $207 million in FY23, the funding level already passed by the House.

The NEA and NEH support job opportunities for union creative professionals in every state while providing all Americans with access to enriching programs that lift up local economies. Additionally, the NEA and NEH are critical to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts, entertainment and media industries.

Taking action today helps get us closer to our ultimate goal of restoring the NEA and NEH to a full funding level of $331 million, or $1 per capita. Tell your Senators to support $207 million for the NEA and NEH!

Last Chance to Register for Tomorrow’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Info Webinar

  • 6 September 2022
Reminder if you are a public sector employee, you may be eligible for student loan relief through the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

Join OPEIU and representatives from the Department of Education for an informational webinar tomorrow, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. EDT.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR ON 9/7 AT 3 PM.

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