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VPP at a Glance
Star—The Star program recognizes exemplary worksites that have implemented comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems and have achieved injury/illness rates below their industry's national average. Star sites are self-sufficient in their ability to control worksite hazards.

Demonstration—The Demonstration program gives worksites with Star quality worker protection the opportunity to test alternatives to current Star eligibility and performance requirements. Over the years, successful Demonstration projects have led to changes in Star requirements and shifts in thinking about what constitutes an excellent safety and health management system.

Merit —The Merit program is for worksites with good safety and health management systems that need some improvement to be judged excellent. Merit sites must have the potential and commitment to meet specified goals, tailored to the site, and to achieve Star quality within 3 years.