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February 2006 OSHA Challenge Administrators’ Meeting

Former Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare presents participant REPCON, Inc.’s OSHA Challenge graduation letter to R.E. Parker, President, REPCON, Inc. (L) and Mike Blundell, VP of Safety, Health & Personnel, REPCON, Inc. (R). [Administrator: Associated Builders and Contractors]
Former Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare presents participant REPCON, Inc.’s OSHA Challenge graduation letter to R.E. Parker, President, REPCON, Inc. (L) and Mike Blundell, VP of Safety, Health & Personnel, REPCON, Inc. (R). [Administrator: Associated Builders and Contractors]
The OSHA Challenge Pilot Program Administrators’ February 2006 Meeting was held in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Labor on February 8, 2006. Highlights of the meeting included Administrator and OSHA updates, a Participant presentation, and the awarding of OSHA Challenge Completion Letter to REPCON, Inc., the fourth graduate of the pilot program. Also, OSHA Challenge Stage I Completion Letter was awarded to Brandenburg Industrial Service Company.

OSHA Challenge was launched in May 2004, and provides participants who are interested in pursuing VPP a roadmap to improve safety and health performance. Challenge consists of two tracks—Construction and General Industry—and three stages. At each stage, certain actions, outcomes and documentation are required that meet VPP criteria. Once a site has progressed through the stages, Participants should be ready to apply for VPP.



 
Former Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare (R) presents participant Brandenburg Industrial Service Company’s Stage I completion letter to Andrew Youpel, Safety and Health Manager, Brandenburg Industrial Service Company. [Administrator: Construction Safety Council]
Former Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare (R) presents participant Brandenburg Industrial Service Company’s Stage I completion letter to Andrew Youpel, Safety and Health Manager, Brandenburg Industrial Service Company. [Administrator: Construction Safety Council]
Former Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare speaks to the OSHA Challenge Administrators as Director of Office of Partnerships and Recognition Cathy Oliver listens.
Former Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare speaks to the OSHA Challenge Administrators as Director of Office of Partnerships and Recognition Cathy Oliver listens.
 
Attendees of February 2006 OSHA Challenge Administrators’ Meeting.
Attendees of February 2006 OSHA Challenge Administrators’ Meeting.

L to R: Front: John Masarick (Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.); Susan White (Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation); Susan Herbert (Defense Logistics Agency); Former Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare; Mary Stewart (Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association); Michelle Myers (Associated General Contractors); Cathy Oliver (Director, Office of Partnerships and Recognition); and Christian Wojnar (Program Analyst, Office of Partnerships and Recognition).

L to R: Back: Andrew Youpel (Brandenburg Industrial Services Company); Jim Boom (Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Partnerships and Recognition); Tom Broderick (Construction Safety Council); R.E. Parker (REPCON, Inc.); Mike Blundell (REPCON, Inc.); Joe Visgaitis (Associated Builders and Contractors); Carla Slaughter (Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Partnerships and Recognition); and Bob Brant (United States Postal Service).