2015 Region V SGEs Needed

Welcome to the Region V VPPPA SGE Page.

Revised 2/22/15


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


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 Recert Onsite Evaluation Schedule - FY15
Company NameCity, StateProposed On-Site DatesTeam Leader
Taylor Company A Division of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Inc.Rockton, IL2/3-5/2015Candra Jefferson, jefferson.candra@dol.gov, 630-896-8700
Exelon Nuclear LaSalle StationMarseilles, IL5/19-21/2015Candra Jefferson, jefferson.candra@dol.gov, 630-896-8700
Honeywell Sensing and ControlGalena, IL5/4-8/2015Candra Jefferson, jefferson.candra@dol.gov, 630-896-8700
Honeywell Sesnsing and Control Freeport Plant 1Freeport, IL5/4-8/2015Candra Jefferson, jefferson.candra@dol.gov, 630-896-8700
Honeywell Sensing and Control Freeport Plant 4Freeport, IL5/4-8/2015Candra Jefferson, jefferson.candra@dol.gov, 630-896-8700
Calumet City
W.R. Grace & Co Materials and Packaging Technologies*Chicago, IL5/4-8/2015Kelly Bubolz, bubolz.kelly@dol.gov, 920-734-4521.
Angelica/ChicagoChicago, IL3/2-6/2015Kelly Bubolz, bubolz.kelly@dol.gov, 920-734-4521.
Nucor Steel Kankakee IncBourbonnais, IL2/16-20/2015Kelly Bubolz, bubolz.kelly@dol.gov, 920-734-4521.
Chicago North
GE Healthcare Barrington FacilityBarrington, IL Leslie Ptak, ptak.leslie@dol.gov, 608-441-5388
ITW Glenview PlantGlenview, IL Leslie Ptak, ptak.leslie@dol.gov, 608-441-5388
Northrup Grumman Defensive Systems CorpRolling Meadows, IL4/2/2015Sukhvir Kaur, kaur.sukhvir@dol.gov, 847-803-4800
Motorola SolutionsSchaumburg, IL Leslie Ptak, ptak.leslie@dol.gov, 608-441-5388
OSHA Chicago North Area OfficeDes Plaines, IL Carla Slaughter, slaughter.carla@dol.gov, 202-693-2228
Fiberteq, LLCDanville, IL4/21-23/2015Candra Jefferson, jefferson.candra@dol.gov, 630-896-8700
Monsanto Monmouth Agronomy CenterMonmouth, IL7/1/2015Dustin Miller, miller.dustin@dol.gov, 618-632-8612
Monsanto Bloomington Breeding StationBloomington, IL6/15/2015Dustin Miller, miller.dustin@dol.gov, 618-632-8612
Fairview Heights
Gribbins Insulation Company Inc.*Robinson, IL7/15/2015Dustin Miller, miller.dustin@dol.gov, 618-632-8612
DuPont Pioneer / McLeansboroDalgren, IL5/1/2015Dustin Miller, miller.dustin@dol.gov, 618-632-8612
Monsanto JerseyvilleJerseyville, IL4/15/2015Dustin Miller, miller.dustin@dol.gov, 618-632-8612
88th Operations Support Squadron WPAFB OSSWPAFB, OH4/13-15/2015Dale Henderson, henderson.dale@dol.gov, 513-841-4132
HGC ConstructionCincinnati, OH7/14-16/2015Dale Henderson, henderson.dale@dol.gov, 513-841-4132
NIOSH Taft North FacilityCincinnati, OH3/16-20/2015Kelly Bubolz, bubolz.kelly@dol.gov, 920-734-4521.
88th Comptroller Squadron WPAFB CPTSWPAFB, OH4/15-17/2015Dale Henderson, henderson.dale@dol.gov, 513-841-4132
Ohio Valley Electrical Services LLCCincinnati, OH6/16-18/2015Dale Henderson, henderson.dale@dol.gov, 513-841-4132
CH2M HILLCincinnati, OH Leslie Ptak, ptak.leslie@dol.gov, 608-441-5388
GE Aviation EvendaleCincinnati, OH Mary Bauer, bauer.mary@dol.gov, 715-832-9019
Ohio PackagingMassillon, OH6/24-26/2015Julie Weis, weis.julie@dol.gov, 216-447-4194
Avery Dennison PainesvillePainesville, OH2/10-13/2015Julie Weis, weis.julie@dol.gov, 216-447-4194
Sherwin Williams Breen Technology Center ClevelandCleveland, OH8/11-13/2015Julie Weis, weis.julie@dol.gov, 216-447-4194
Avery Dennison ConcordConcord, OH2/10-13/2015Julie Weis, weis.julie@dol.gov, 216-447-4194
USG InteriorsWestlake, OH5/12-14/2015Julie Weis, weis.julie@dol.gov, 216-447-4194
Defense Logistic Agency ColumbusColumbus, OH5/18/2015Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Kokosing Construction Company Inc.Fredericktown, OH4/6/2015Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Sherwin Williams Columbus Liquid Plant*Columbus, OH6/8/2015Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Battelle Memorial Institute Production and Field SupportDublin, OH4/20/2015Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Trucco Construction Co IncDelaware, OH2/17/2015Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Pro Via Door Inc Walnut Creek FacilitySugarcreek, OH5/4/2015Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Owens CorningGrove City, OH3/23/2015Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Ruscilli Construction Co IncColumbus, OH1/12/2015Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Elford, Inc.Columbus, OH7/13/2015Melissa Linton, linton.melissa@dol.gov, 614-469-5582
Eaton Corporation Van Wert FacilityVan Wert, OH Chad Positano, positano.chad@dol.gov, 419-259-7542
H.A. DorstenMinster, OH Chad Positano, positano.chad@dol.gov, 419-259-7542
OSHA Toledo Area OfficeToledo, OH Carla Slaughter, slaughter.carla@dol.gov, 202-693-2228
C.R. Meyer and Sons CompanyOshkosh, WI4/20-24/2015Kelly Bubolz, bubolz.kelly@dol.gov, 920-734-4521.
OSHA Appleton Area OfficeAppleton, WI Carla Slaughter, slaughter.carla@dol.gov, 202-693-2228
Eau Claire
Lakeside FoodNew Richmond, WI9/1/2015Mary Bauer, bauer.mary@dol.gov, 715-832-9019
Louisiana Pacific Hayward OSP PlantHayward, WI4/1/2015Mary Bauer, bauer.mary@dol.gov, 715-832-9019
OSHA Madison Area OfficeMadison, WI Carla Slaughter, slaughter.carla@dol.gov, 202-693-2228
Flint Hills, MadisonMcFarland, WI Leslie Ptak, ptak.leslie@dol.gov, 608-441-5388
Thermo Fisher (formerly Life Technologies)Madison, WI Leslie Ptak, ptak.leslie@dol.gov, 608-441-5388
Flint Hills, MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI Jim Lutz, lutz.jim@dol.gov, 414-297-3315
C. G. Schmidt, Inc.Milwaukee, WI3/16/2015Jim Lutz, lutz.jim@dol.gov, 414-297-3315
GE Medical Systems Repair Development CenterMilwaukee, WI5/4/2015Jim Lutz, lutz.jim@dol.gov, 414-297-3315
GE Healthcare Electric Avenue FacilityMilwaukee, WI7/13/2015Jim Lutz, lutz.jim@dol.gov, 414-297-3315
OSHA Regional OfficeChicago, IL Carla Slaughter, slaughter.carla@dol.gov, 202-693-2228