Welcome to the Region V VPPPA SGE Page.
The Chicago Regional Office and VPPPA have a strong interest in recruiting more Special Government Employees (SGEs) for our Region. We are increasing VPP site reviews and the priority for our Compliance Officers (CSHO) is conducting inspections. The SGE’s fill a valuable role and we have had over 100 sites evaluated with SGE assistance.
By participating in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs site reviews, many employers have improved their workplace safety and health management systems and implemented activities or procedures that have produced outstanding results and contributed to improved safety and health for workers.
The SGE Program was established to allow industry employees to work alongside OSHA during Voluntary Protection Programs' onsite evaluations. Not only does this innovative program benefit OSHA by supplementing its on-site evaluation teams, but it gives industry and government an opportunity to work together and share views and ideas.
Qualified volunteers from VPP sites are eligible to participate in the SGE program. These volunteers must be approved by OSHA and funded by their companies to participate. All applicant must complete an annual financial disclosure statement. All OSHA managers complete the same form..After submitting an application and completing the required training, these volunteers are sworn in as SGEs and are approved to assist as VPP on-site evaluation team members.
As VPP grows, the support of SGEs will continue to be a critical component of the programs. The SGE Program encompasses the spirit of VPP - industry, labor, and government cooperation. This cooperation embodies the idea of continuous improvement, which allows SGEs to bring a unique perspective to the team effort and take back to their sites ideas and best practices to further improve worker protections.
Positive comments from participating in the onsite reviews are illustrated by the SGE’s themselves.
"The benefits to the company of participating as an SGE on a VPP on-site team include observing how another company meets similar challenges that our facilities face, developing a relationship with OSHA personnel—including those who normally work in compliance, networking with another company’s safety managers, and creating greater appreciation and respect for our company by another company and OSHA." – Steve Hays, Georgia Pacific Corporate Safety Manager
"I began serving in the SGE capacity in 2000. Since that time I have
had numerous opportunities to work with OSHA on audits, network with the field coordinators, and mentor several sites. These experiences have expanded my knowledge of safety practices and of what it takes to manage a business in America. This has been an eye opener and has provided me with invaluable opportunities that have changed my perspective on how one can safely work in any job capacity." - Belinda Ralston, Chevron Phillips Chemical, LP, Cedar Bayou Plant, Baytown, Texas
We at OSHA hope you will consider applying for the SGE program and please let me know what I can do to help.
Assistant Regional Administrator
Region V Schedule - Revised 11/13/13
Team Leader Contacts:
|Nancy Mugavero, email@example.com, 312-886-6289|
|Candra Jefferson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-896-8700|
|Sukhvir Kaur, email@example.com, 847-803-4800|
|Dustin Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 618-632-8612|
|Dale Henderson, email@example.com, 513-841-4132|
|Julie Weis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-447-4194|
|Melissa Linton, email@example.com, 614-469-5582|
|Kelly Bubolz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 920-734-4521|
|Mary Bauer, email@example.com, 715-832-9019|
|Leslie Ptak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-441-5388|
|Jim Lutz, email@example.com, 414-297-3315|
|Region 5 VPP Recertification Onsite Evaluation Schedule - FY14|
||On-Site Eval Start/End Dates
|Aurora Area Office|
|Borg Warner Turbo and Emissions Systems
|SABIC Innovative Plastics
|Boise Paper Chicago Regional Service Center
|Hamilton Sunstrand Aerospace Power Systems
|Calumet City Area Office|
|Stepan Millsdale Plant
|Hendrickson Bumper and Trim
||Crest Hill, IL
|Vantage Oleo Chemical
|Breiser Construction Co.
||South Chicago Heights, IL
|Chicago North Area Office|
|Hospira Inc. H3 Technical Center
||Lake Forest, IL
||S Sukhvir Kaur|
|Fairview Heights Area Office|
|Veolia ES Industrial Services (at Marathon)
|Phillips 66 Refinery - Wood River
|Cincinnati Area Office|
|Sherwin Williams Cincinnati Plant
|Occidental Chemical Corp Cincinnati
|GE Engines Service Symmes Road
|GE Engine Services Crescentville Road
|Delta Airlines DAY Station
|Combined Containerboard - Greif, LLC
|88 Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Command Staff (formerly Aeronautical Systems Center)
|Cleveland Area Office|
|Honeywell International Ohio Service Center
|Columbus Area Office |
|GE Dover Products
|E.I. DuPOnt de Nemours and Company Circleville
|Diamond Innovations, Inc.
|Toledo Area Office|
|Inoac Exteriors Products LLC
|Pro-Tec Coating Co
|Marathon Petroleum Findlay Office Complex
|Vaughn Industries LLC
|Thomas and Marker
|L&W Supply Great Lakes Gypsum
|Jacobs Industrial Services Inc.
|Appleton Area Office|
|Flint Hills, Waupun
|Nextera Energy Point Beach Nuclear Plant
||Two Rivers, WI
|Kimberly Clark Neenah Nonwovens Facility
|Eau Claire Area Office|
|Crane Army Ammunition Activity
|Madison Area Office|
|Flint Hills, Madison
|GE Healthcare Life Support Solutions
|Milwaukee Area Office|
|Flint Hills, Milwaukee
|GE Healthcare Technologies Magnetic Resonance Ops
|GE Healthcare Information Technologies
|GE Healthcare Waukesha South Operations
|IP Menomonee Falls Technical Center
||Menomonee Falls, WI