Well, we have a nice (if rare) showing of bipartisan cooperation happening in the US House of Representatives going on.
Two senators – a Republican and a Democrat – are working together to enact a law that would codify the Voluntary Protection Program, an OSHA-sponsored program that helps acknowledge and reward sites that have gone above and beyond to implement workplace health and safety programs.
The two senators have introduced a “Voluntary Protection Program Act” into the House that would essentially codify the program, making it an actual law. The program itself goes back more than three decades but, though rarely known, is kinda unofficial.
So why do they want this codified into law? Well, they think codifying VPP program will ensure it continues in perpetuity, gets adequate funding, and is expanded to assist small business – a segment it currently underservices.
The Act, if implemented, would also provide direction … Read more...