Virginia STAR Program

Virginia STAR Program

Virginia STAR is a FREE recognition program promoting worksite-based safety and health excellence. The program assists businesses and government agencies in substantially improving occupational safety and health protections for thousands of employees through voluntary and cooperative efforts to create a safer work environment. These efforts include a reduction of injuries, illnesses and fatal accidents; while decreasing insurance premiums, Workers’ Compensation costs and absenteeism, and increasing productivity and competitiveness.

The Virginia STAR program has an elite membership with 36 active sites!

For more information, please contact the VPP Regional Manager at milford.stern@doli.virginia.gov or (540) 562-3580.

How To Apply

 

Once your application is submitted and accepted, a date will be set for a VPP team to come to your site. This team will consist of VOSH employees, Special Government Employees (SGE) and Private Industry Volunteers. The team will verify the site’s safety and health program is fully operational and addresses all potential hazards at the site. The team will also conduct interviews with a wide range of site employees and supervisors.

At the conclusion of their visit, the VPP Team will provide their recommendation for the level of participation in Virginia STAR. This recommendation will then be presented to the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry for final approval.

Once your application is submitted and accepted, a date will be set for a VPP team to come to your site. This team will consist of VOSH employees, Special Government Employees (SGE) and Private Industry Volunteers. The team will verify the site’s safety and health program is fully operational and addresses all potential hazards at the site. The team will also conduct interviews with a wide range of site employees and supervisors.

At the conclusion of their visit, the VPP Team will provide their recommendation for the level of participation in Virginia STAR. This recommendation will then be presented to the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry for final approval.

Eligibility

Virginia STAR is for Virginia worksites of any size.  Current participants range from sites with less than 20 employees to sites including more than 1,800 employees.

There are four major elements to Virginia STAR:

  • Management Leadership & Employee Involvement
  • Worksite Analysis
  • Hazard Prevention & Control
  • Safety & Health Training

To learn more about the Virginia STAR program and application process, contact:

VPP Program Manager
(540) 562-3580, then select “6”
VPP@doli.virginia.gov

Benefits

  • Improves employee motivation to work safely, leading to higher quality and productivity.
  • Reduces workers' compensation costs.
  • Reduction of 50% or more for lost workday injuries as compared to an average site of the same size in the same industry.
  • Improvement of exemplary programs, through the internal and external review that is part of the VPP application process.
  • National recognized program.

Contact Us

Address

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Voluntary Protection Program
3013 Peters Creek Road Roanoke, VA 24019

Phone Number

Office: (540) 562-3580 
Fax: (540) 562-3587

Email Address


You may pay for your inspection certificate invoice online. Accepted methods of payment include:

  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Electronic Check (E-Check)
  • Electronic Transfer (EDI)
  • Money Order
  • Cash IS NOT accepted

If you wish to pay by credit card or e-check, you will need certain information from your invoice, including invoice number and the Virginia number (VA number) of one of the objects. The VA number can be found on the table that appears on the invoice. You will only need to provide one VA number, even if your invoice lists several object numbers.

For all other methods of payment, please follow the instructions on the invoice and the remittance form you received.

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