Companies with exemplary safety and health programs and processes often seek certification by Cal/OSHA in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). This partnership offers the benefit of a third party safety and health audit by the consultation branch of Cal OSHA without the stigma of a compliance inspection driven by an incident, complaint or programmed initiative.
Dan Drown has worked in the Cal/OSHA Voluntary Protection Program since 1995. He led the first successful certification effort of a VPP site in San Diego in 2001. Few consultants have VPP audit experience from the perspective of auditor and auditee. Planning for a successful on-site audit is usually more involved than most sites realize.
Drown Consulting provides VPP gap analyses to help you determine if you are ready for certification. Action plans are needed to plan a path toward application development and certification.
Drown Consulting can perform your annual program evaluation by qualified 3rd party, guide your industrial hygiene assessments (qualitative and quantitative), or help you prepare for your recertification audit. Post-audit punch list items often need an experienced professional to help with development and implementation.