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Region V SGEs

Welcome to the Region V VPPPA SGE Page.

Revised 3/9/14

 

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.

 
 

John Newquist

Assistant Regional Administrator

312-353-2220

815-354-6853 (cell)

 
Region V Schedule - Revised 11/13/13
Team Leader Contacts:
Nancy Mugavero, mugavero.nancy@dol.gov, 312-886-6289
Candra Jefferson, jefferson.candra@dol.gov, 630-896-8700
Sukhvir Kaur, kaur.sukhvir@dol.gov, 847-803-4800
Dustin Miller, miller.dustin@dol.gov, 618-632-8612
Dale Henderson, henderson.dale@dol.gov, 513-841-4132
Julie Weis, weis.julie@dol.gov, 216-447-4194
Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Kelly Bubolz, bubolz.kelly@dol.gov, 920-734-4521
Mary Bauer, bauer.mary@dol.gov, 715-832-9019
Leslie Ptak, ptak.leslie@dol.gov, 608-441-5388
Jim Lutz, lutz.james@dol.gov, 414-297-3315
 

Region 5 VPP Recertification Onsite Evaluation Schedule - FY14

Company Name

City, State

On-Site Eval Start/End Dates

Team Leader

ILLINOIS

Aurora Area Office

Boise Paper Chicago Regional Service Center

Bensenville, IL

4/30

Candra Jefferson

Hamilton Sunstrand Aerospace Power Systems

Rockford, IL

6/10-12

Candra Jefferson

USPS Woodstock

Woodstock, IL

3/25-27

Candra Jefferson

Calumet City Area Office

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim

Crest Hill, IL

3/10-14

Sukhvir Kaur

Breiser Construction Co.

Chiago, IL

3/24

Nancy Mugavero

Vantage Oleo Chemical

Chicago, IL

6/23-27

Sukhvir Kaur

Winpak

South Chicago Heights, IL

7/28-8/1

Sukhvir Kaur

Chicago North Area Office

Hospira Inc. H3 Technical Center

Lake Forest, IL

8/25-29

S Sukhvir Kaur

Fairview Heights Area Office

Marathon

Robinson, IL

TBD

Dustin Miller

Veolia ES Industrial Services (at Marathon)

Robinson, IL

TBD

Dustin Miller

Solutia Inc.

Sauget, IL

TBD

Dustin Miller

Monsanto

Centralia, IL

TBD

Dustin Miller

Phillips 66 Refinery - Wood River

Roxana, IL

TBD

Dustin Miller

Holland Energy

Swansea, IL

TBD

Dustin Miller

OHIO

Cincinnati Area Office

 

 

 

 

Haverhill Chemicals

Haverhill, OH

3/1/2014

Dale Henderson

Occidental Chemical Corp Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

4/1/2014

Dale Henderson

GE Engines Service Symmes Road

Hamilton, OH

5/1/2014

Dale Henderson

GE Engine Services Crescentville Road

Cincinnati, OH

5/1/2014

Dale Henderson

Delta Airlines DAY Station

Vandalia, OH

8/1/2014

Dale Henderson

Sherwin Williams Cincinnati Plant

Cincinnati, OH

9/1/2014

Dale Henderson

Viox

Cincinnati, OH

TBD

Dale Henderson

Cleveland Area Office

Kennametal

Orwell, OH

3/17/2014

Julie Weis

Frito Lay 

Canton, OH

9/9/2014

Julie Weis

Columbus Area Office 

GE Dover Products

 

TBD

Melissa Linton

E.I. DuPOnt de Nemours and Company Circleville

Circleville, OH

8/1/2014

Melissa Linton

Diamond Innovations, Inc.

 

9/25/2014

Melissa Linton

Toledo Area Office

Marathon Petroleum Findlay Office Complex

Findley, OH

4/8-10/2014

TBD

Thomas and Marker

Bellafontaine, OH

7/8-10/2014

TBD

L&W Supply Great Lakes Gypsum

Gypsum, OH

7/29-30/2014

TBD

Jacobs Industrial Services Inc.

Lima, OH

8/12-14/2014

TBD

Vaughn Industries LLC 

Carey, OH

TBD

TBD

Wisconsin

Appleton Area Office

Louisiana Pacific,

Tomahawk, WI

8/12-8/16

Kelly Bubolz

Nextera Energy Point Beach Nuclear Plant

Two Rivers, WI

8/25-29/2014

Kelly Bubolz

Kimberly Clark Neenah Nonwovens Facility

Neenah, WI

9/9-11/2013

Kelly Bubolz

Madison Area Office

Flint Hills, Madison

Madison, WI

TBD

Leslie Ptak

Milwaukee Area Office

GE Healthcare Technologies Magnetic Resonance Ops

Waukesha, WI

TBD

Jim Lutz

GE Healthcare Information Technologies

Milwaukee, WI

TBD

Jim Lutz

GE Healthcare Waukesha South Operations

Waukesha, WI

TBD

Jim Lutz

IP Menomonee Falls Technical Center

Menomonee Falls, WI

5/5/2014

Jim Lutz