VPP Subcontractor Recertified

D2 Industrial is one of several contractors at Benicia’s Valero Refinery to have certified for Cal/OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). It’s a remarkable achievement owing to the impressive safety culture … Read More »

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Pipeline to Safety

Tim Donaldson, technical operator at Phillips 66’s Sacramento fuel terminal, says he “found my home” when he took a job at the giant oil company. As one of two operators … Read More »

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Cal/VPP Reinstitutes Reach Program

California’s Voluntary Protection Program has restarted a long-dormant program for companies who are striving to attain Star status. Known as Reach, the program was put on hiatus in the late … Read More »

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Frito-Lay Modesto: Safe Snacking

MODESTO – Getting into Cal/OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is difficult. It’s probably the hardest such program in the nation. But often, maintaining a VPP-level program is even more difficult. … Read More »

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Valero’s Safety Three-Peat

BENICIA – Good news seems in short supply these days in California oil refining. Cal/OSHA regulators are busy preparing a massive overhaul of the process safety management standard in the … Read More »

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VPP Event to Honor Fallen Colleague

Cal/OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program plans an Oct. 2-3 symposium on safety excellence in San Francisco. The event is being held in memory of Craig Marshall, a VPP consultant who died … Read More »

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