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Special Government Employee (SGE) Program. Matt Gaines, CSP VPP Manager – Region VII Department of Labor-OSHA Email: [email protected] I. What is the Special Government Employee (SGE) Program ?.

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special government employee sge program

Special Government Employee (SGE) Program

Matt Gaines, CSP

VPP Manager – Region VII

Department of Labor-OSHA

Email: [email protected]

i what is the special government employee sge program
I. What is the Special Government Employee (SGE) Program ?
  • SGE program was established to allow industry employees to work alongside OSHA during VPP on-site evaluations.
  • Is an opportunity to work together and share views and ideas in a professional environment.
i cont sge program
I.… cont.. SGE Program
  • Allowing the SGE’s to bring a unique perspective to the team effort and take back to their sites new ideas and best practices to further improve worker protections.
ii basic requirements
II. Basic requirements
  • Qualified volunteers from VPP sites are eligible to be part of the team.
  • Must be approved by OSHA and funded by their companies.
  • Must submit an application.
  • Complete a required training, sworn as SGE’s and be approved.
iii dates application
III. Dates & Application
  • Applications are processed four (4) times per year.
  • January 15
  • April 15
  • July 15
  • October 15
iii a complete application includes the following forms
III. A complete application includes the following forms:
  • Eligibility Information Sheet;
  • Request for Name Check;
  • Optional Application for Federal Employment (or current Resume);
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Sheet;
  • Waiver of Claims Against the Government.
iii application process
III. Application Process
  • When sending in an application, you are encouraged to use a mail delivery system that provides a return receipt or some other method of tracking your submission.
iii please mail to
III. Please mail to…..
  • Chantel Sollers – National SGE Coordinator

US Department of Labor-OSHA

200 Constitution Avenue, NW

Room N-3700

Washington, DC 20210

Phone: (202) 693-2213

iv sge general information
IV. SGE general information..
  • All SGE’s are initially appointed for 3 year term of service.
  • SGE’s serve at the request of the Assistant Secretary for OSHA.
  • Service as an SGE is contingent upon proper ethical conduct.
iv roles of special government employee
IV. Roles of Special Government Employee
  • SGE’s have the opportunity to participate in assessments of VPP applicants’ or participants’ safety and health management system.
v team duties include but not are not limited to
V. Team duties include but not are not limited to:
  • Reviewing the written safety and health management system and supporting documents;
  • Conducting a site walkthrough to observe working conditions;
  • Verify that : 1) Hazards are being properly controlled or eliminated;
v cont team duties
V.… Cont.. Team duties
  • Verify that: 2) A comprehensive safety and health management system has been successfully implemented;
  • 3) Conducting formal and informal employee interviews.
v sge training
V. SGE Training
  • Must attend a 3-day OSHA training course;
  • Include an overview of the OSHA VPP SGE Program;
  • Discussion about roles and responsibilities of an SGE;
  • OSHA provides the training free of charge.
sge benefit
SGE Benefit
  • SGE’s can waive the cost for the courses offered at the OSHA Training Institute or satellites.
  • Need to be an Active SGE to be eligible.
  • Conduct 1 or more VPP onsite visits during term.
sge of the year annual national vpppa conference 2009
SGE of the YEAR- Annual National VPPPA Conference-2009
  • Unique opportunity to be recognized nation-wide for your commitment and excellent performance during your VPP onsite evaluations.
  • Robert Sander, SGE, US Postal Service, and Jordan Barab, Acting Assistant Secretary-OSHA.
for more information sge program
For more information -SGE Program…
  • OSHA webpage-Click on SGE to see the upcoming new VPP onsite audits and the recertifications
  • To know where and when OSHA is going to offer the next SGE training course
region vii next sge course
  • On July 16 - 18, 2013*
  • At Monsanto Headquarter in St. Louis, MO
  • Instructors: Matt Gaines

Mike Murphy

Mike Minicky

Jon Alexander