Region V SGEs

Welcome to the Region V VPPPA SGE Page.

Revised 8/5/14

 

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 8/5/14
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

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

 

 

 

 

Sherwin Williams Cincinnati Plant

Cincinnati, OH

9/1/2014

Dale Henderson

Viox

Cincinnati, OH

TBD

Dale Henderson

Cleveland Area Office

Frito Lay 

Canton, OH

9/9/2014

Julie Weis

Columbus Area Office 

Diamond Innovations, Inc.

 

9/25/2014

Melissa Linton

Toledo Area Office

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



Special Government Employee (SGE)

Training Course

FY15

Month/Year

Dates

Location

Region

October 2014

Application deadline:

7/15/14

14-16

HAMMER Training Facility

Richland, WA

10

January 2015

Application deadline:

10/15/14

13-15

Puget Sound Naval Station

Keyport, WA

10

February 2015

Application deadline:

10/15/14

3-5

University of Texas, Arlington

Arlington, TX

6

February 2015

Application deadline:

10/15/14

17-19

Clow Water Systems

Coshocton, OH

5

March 2015

Application deadline:

10/15/14

2-3

Hot Springs, VA

(Prior to the Region 3 VPPPA Regional Conference)

3

March 2015

Application deadline:

1/15/15

19-21

General Electric

Erie, PA

3

April 2015

Application deadline:

1/15/15

7-9

IBM

Yorktown, NY

2

April 2015

Application deadline:

1/15/15

7-9

LE Meyers Company

Chattanooga, TN

4

April 2015

Application deadline:

1/15/15

14-16

URS Energy and Construction

Englewood, CO

8

April 2015

Application deadline:

1/15/15

11-13

Reno, NV

(Prior to the Region 9 VPPPA Regional Conference)

9

May 2015

Application deadline:

1/15/15

2-4

Texas City, TX

(Prior to the Region 6 VPPPA Regional Conference)

6

May 2015

Application deadline:

1/15/15

9-11

Portland, OR

(Prior to the Region 10 VPPPA Regional Conference)

10

July 2015

Application deadline:

4/15/15

14-16

McKee Foods

Gentry, Arkansas

6

July 2015

Application deadline:

4/15/15

14-16

Monsanto

St. Louis, MO

7

July 2015

Application deadline:

4/15/15

28-30

Raytheon

Ft. Wayne, IN

5

August 2015

Application deadline:

6/15/15

TBD

VPPPA Conference

Grapevine, TX

September 2015

Application deadline:

7/15/15

15-17

NASA-JSC (Gilruth Center)

Cypress, TX

6