The Voluntary Protection Program recognizes excellence in safety and
health management and is managed by the Oregon OSHA Consultation and Services
Section. It requires a company to submit a written application and requires
an on-site evaluation of the company's entire safety and health management
system. For more information on VPP, go to the Oregon OSHA VPP we-site
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program is a recognition
program which promotes and recognizes effective safety and health management
and continuous improvement. SHARP is managed by the Consultative Services
Section and requires on-site evaluations of a company's comprehensive
safety and health programs. For more information on SHARP, go to the Oregon OSHA
SHARP website at http://www.orosha.org/subjects/sharp.html.
The Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Awards are given
through a biennial conference co-sponsored by Oregon OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers Columbia-Willamette Chapter. Individuals and organizations are nominated by their peers and are judged by a committee. There are several categories including small business, new business, and safety committees.
To apply for a GOSH award, request a nomination form by email from email@example.com, complete a nomination form, and send it to the Governor's Conference Award Committee.