, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, acts as a liaison among several organizations, including OSHA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and others to help create and carry out programs to improve occupational health and safety.
In recent years, several national conferences, some sponsored by behavioral safety consultants and some by the VPPPA
, have offered workshops with titles such as "Alignment of the VPP and Behavioral Safety." Every year, the VPPPA
holds a conference for all VPP companies, and invites companies and organizations to help sponsor the conference and exhibit their wares at a "safety exhibition." The number of behavior-based safety consultants and companies filling these roles has steadily increased over the last few years.
The device is being considered for an VPPPA innovative product of the year award.
Tenneco Packaging has attained VPPPA recognition at both its Flexible Products film plant in Macedon and its Canandaigua plant, which produces PS-foam and OPS products such as thermoformed plates, bowls, meat trays, and clamshell containers.
Guillory said, "This agreement is advantageous for both VPPPA and BCSP.
Patton, added, "This partnership has been in the works for a number of years, and we're very thankful we were able to get to this point where we could sign this, and we're looking forward to working with VPPPA in the future."