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Volume 4 Number 5
EXCHANGE - Moving from Merit to
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Question: “We are a Merit site and are getting
ready for our Star certification. Do you have any advice on the best way
to ensure that we will make it?”
Here’s how I would approach your Star preparation:
ensure that you are completely comfortable that you totally
understand the Merit goals that OSHA provided you.
you are not sure what OSHA wanted or if a Merit goal seems vague then
ask for clarification.
3. Ensure that you have
adequately addressed all Merit goals. A primary focus of
your recertification review will be the accomplishment of your Merit goals
and any changes since OSHA's first visit.
4. Ensure that you
are maintaining all of your processes that are designed to meet
each of the VPP sub-elements. The VPP Policies and Procedures
Manual: CSP 03-01-002 [TED 8.4] can be used for guidance.
Perform a detailed compliance review, VPP Benchmarking and ensure
that your three year average TCIR and DART rates are under your industry
If you are comfortable that you done each of
the above you should breeze through your Star review.
find that you would benefit from outside help. The first place to call is
your local OSHA VPP Program Manager. In addition, the VPPPA Mentoring
Program, other VPP sites, your corporate office or, private consultants
Here at CoreAdvantage we have developed a number of
tools to help sites do exactly what you are faced with. Our SafePath VPP
Foundation product breaks down the VPP model into 36 auditable criteria
with guidance to educate team members and measurable benchmarks to bench
mark against. SafePath VPP Readiness is a tool designed specifically for
performing a VPP gap analysis. To educate the site, your results are
published using a Dashboard.
To test drive SafePath VPP Foundation click here: SafePath VPP Foundation
To see the SafePath VPP
Readiness Tool click here: SafePath VPP Readiness
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If you are struggling with getting started or with issues such as
buy-in, establishing the proper mix of measures or misalignment, perhaps
it’s time for assistance from an outside third party. Frequently a person
from outside an organization can help facilitate change a lot easier than
a person from within.
Evaluating VPP management systems is the core of my practice.
If I can be of any assistance please give me a call at 303.499.4111 or
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