• Region II

VPP Mentoring Program

Region 2 SGEs:

We've recently been receiving an increased number of requests for VPP Mentors. The VPPPA coordinates the VPP Mentoring Program. Here in Region 2, Mr. Kevin O'Brien heads the mentoring activity. If you are interested in serving as a VPP Mentor, please email Kevin with your contact information (email address and phone number) so he can get in touch with you when a VPP Mentor request is received. Otherwise, he may not be able to contact you when an opportunity becomes available.

Kevin O'Brien

Region II VPPPA Executive Board - Mentor Committee


Access Health Systems | 776A Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110

Email: kobrien@accesshealthsystems.com

Mobile: 518-860-5210


Thank you for your service as Special Government Employees.

"For information about VPP, visit us at: www.osha.gov/dcsp/vpp/

NOTE: Serving as a VPP Mentor can count as one (1) of your three (3) required SGE-qualifying activities during your three-year SGE term. Copied from the July 30, 2015 SGE Policies and Procedures Manual - DIRECTIVE NUMBER: CSP 03-01-004 (highlight added): Qualifying Activities.

In order for an SGE to be reapproved, the SGE must have been actively involved in the VPP within his/her previous term of service. To gain reapproval, the SGE must have performed a minimum of three (3) Qualifying Activities. One of the three Qualifying Activities must have been participation on a VPP On-site Evaluation Team.

1. Qualifying Activities include the following: a. Participate on a VPP On-site Evaluation Team (minimum requirement of one).

a. Assist the Regional VPP Manager with the review of a site’s VPP application.

b. Assist the Regional VPP Manager with the review of VPP sites’ annual self-evaluation report.

c. Serve as an instructor/co-instructor for the SGE Course.

d. Serve as an instructor/co-instructor for the VPP Application Workshop.

e. Provide on-site mentoring to a potential or re-approving VPP site.

f. Present a VPP or related safety and health topic at a Regional or National VPPPA Conference.


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