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Office of Partnerships and Recognition


The Office of Partnerships and Recognition has the following primary functions:

  • develop, implement and evaluate cooperative programs focused on encouraging and recognizing reductions in fatalities and injuries and illnesses in the workplace;
  • maintain effective communications with program partners via meetings, conference calls, and written communications;
  • serve as primary source to increase awareness of recognition and partnership program results
Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)

The VPP recognize employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. [More...]

OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP)
OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP)

The OSPP provides the opportunity for OSHA to partner with employers, workers, professional or trade associations, labor organizations, and/or other interested stakeholders. Each OSHA Strategic Partnership establishes specific goals, strategies, and performance measures to improve worker safety and health. [More...]

OSHA Challenge Program
OSHA Challenge Program

OSHA Challenge provides interested employers and workers the opportunity to gain assistance in improving their safety and health management systems. Challenge Administrators experienced in safety and health guide Challenge Participants through a three-stage process to implement an effective system to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. [More...]

Contact Us

Office of Partnerships and Recognition

  • Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
  • 200 Constitution Avenue, NW - Room N-3700
  • Washington, DC 20210
  • (202) 693-2213
  • David Hamel, Director, Office of Partnerships and Recognition
  • Day al-Mohamed, VPP Supervisor
  • Jackie Annis, Industrial Hygienist, PSM
  • Rick Harris, Program Analyst (VPP, OSPP, SGE and OSHA Challenge Web Administrator)
  • Whitney Hymes, Program Analyst
  • Debra Seals-Craven, Administrative Assistant
  • Dominique Smith, Program Analyst
  • Al Woodson, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist
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