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Our 2017 VPPPA Conference will be May 16-18 at the Grand Geneva Resort located in Lake Geneva Wisconsin.  Highlights for this year’s conference will be the VPP site tour of GE Healthcare – Waukesha South Operations, the VPP application Workshop and many informational workshop presentations.  New this year will be an 18-hole Scramble at one of the Golf courses located at the Resort to close the conference. 

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Welcome New Board Members

We would like to welcome 3 new board members to Region V.

Randy Schwartzkopf 

Randy work’s at Afton Chemical in Sauget, IL. And is the hourly safety person for our local 871-C for 167 employees. He has been with Afton 25 years, and in the health and safety field for the past 12 years. Randy is a 10 and 30 hour OSHA outreach instructor and has attended and taught classes at ICWUC Health and Safety Center in Cincinnati Ohio.

Craig Sievert

Craig came into the petroleum industry 26 + years ago with Amoco Oil co. as a Safety Specialist / Technician. During his time with Amoco he achieved certification to be a Qualified Individual as an On Scene Incident Commander.  As a QI he has taught classes on safety throughout the northern Region for the company.  As a specialist he was on a 5 state regional safety board for 6 years chairing the last 2 years. Craig now works for NuStar Energy based in San Antonio Texas takes the lead on aspects of safety for all sites as well as training of new employees. 

Deborah Krajicek

Deborah is the Health, Environment and Safety Audit Coordinator for Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s - Terminal, Transport and Rail (TTR) division located in Findlay, Ohio.  Deborah has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the University of Findlay and Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Toledo.  She is a Special Government Employee assisting several OSHA regions within TTR’s geographical presence.

Contributed by Steve Washburn (Nucor Steel Marion), Region V Board of Directors.



About the Voluntary Protection Program

The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) promote effective worksite-based safety and health. Through VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have built and fostered exemplary occupational safety and health.