Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP)

Contact: Doug Kimmel at 231-546-2366

The Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) assists employers and employees by providing a mechanism and a set of criteria designed to evaluate and recognize outstanding safety and health management systems. The program is designed to establish a cooperative relationship between management, labor, and MIOSHA. MVPP participants implement safety and health management systems that provide protections beyond what is required by MIOSHA standards.

Michigan Star Companies:

MVPP - General Industry

MVPPC - Construction

Rising Star Companies - GI / Const

MVPP Forms

Federal OSHA VPP

Voluntary Protection Participant's
Association

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There are two levels of recognition in the MVPP. The Michigan Star program is designed for workplaces that have an exemplary safety and health management system with injury and illness incidence rates below the industry average for the last three years. The Rising Star program provides the "stepping stone" for those establishments that have the desire and potential to achieve Star Status within one to three years. Rising Star participants have a good safety and health management system and have incidence rates at or below the industry average for two out of the last three years.

Current Star sites are available to mentor other companies that have an interest and desire to improve their safety and health management system. Mentors inform, counsel, train, and strive to achieve excellence in safety and health through the MVPP.

Michigan Voluntary Protection Program Star Companies:
Star sites are available to mentor other companies that have an interest and desire to improve their safety and health management system. Mentors inform, counsel, train, provide tours, and assist other establishments with reducing injuries and illnesses, and strive to achieve excellence in safety and health through the MVPP.

Verso Quinnesec, LLC
Boyd Morstad, Contact
P.O. Box 191
Norway, MI 49870-0191
e-mail: boyd.morstad@versoco.com
906-779-3623
Star Award: March 26, 2001 Press Release
Reevaluation Approvals: March 9, 2005,
October 23, 2008 Press Release & October 10, 2011 Press Release August 31, 2015

Johnson Technology, Inc.
Latimer Plant
Phil Boucon, Contact
2034 Latimer Drive
Muskegon, MI 49442
e-mail: phil.boucon@ge.com
231-777-7195
Rising Star: November 27, 2002
Star Award: March 10, 2003 Press Release
Reevaluation Approval: February 16, 2007, November 23, 2010, & March 24, 2014

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OXY) (formally Dow Chemical)
Cal/Mag Business Ludington Plant
Randy Sarnowski, Contact
1600 South Madison Street
Ludington, MI 49431
231-845-4474
e-mail: Randolph_Sarnowski@oxy.com
Star Award: October 10, 2002 Press Release
Reevaluation Approval: January 17, 2006
Reevaluation Approval: July 28, 2009
Press Release
Reevaluation Approval: October 8, 2012
Reevaluation Approval: May 24, 2016

Huntsman Polyurethanes
Peter H. Panourgias, Contact
2190 Executive Hills Boulevard
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-322-7443
e-mail: pete_h_panourgias@huntsman.com
Rising Star Award: August 7, 2002
Press Release
Star Award: February 27, 2004 Press Release
Reevaluation Approval: June 11, 2007
Reevaluation Approval: February 3, 2011 Press Release

Reevaluation Approval: June 1, 2015

Johnson Technology Inc.
Norton Shores Plant
Phil Boucon, Contact
6060 C Norton Center Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441
231-777-7195
e-mail: phil.boucon@ge.com
Rising Star Award: November 26, 2003 Press Release

Star Award: April 14, 2004 Press Release Reevaluation Approval: January 23, 2007, November 23, 2010, & March 29, 2014
DTE Energy
Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant
Mark Brooks, Contact
6400 North Dixie Highway
Newport, MI 48166
734-586-1269
e-mail: brooksma@dteenergy.com
Star Award: May 7, 2004 Press Release

Reevaluation Approval: August 15, 2007 Press Release
Reevaluation Approval: September 3, 2010

Reevaluation Approval: February 19, 2014

Arconic
Whitehall Operations
Bruce Shepherd, Contact
One Misco Drive
Whitehall, MI 49461
231-894-7554
e-mail: bruce.shepherd@alcoa.com
Star Award: May 7, 2004 Press Release
Reevaluation Approval: September 4, 2007 Press Release
Reevaluation Approval: October 6, 2010 Press Release

Reevaluation Approval: April 3, 2014

Atlantic Packaging
Converting & Distribution Center
Doug Flint, Contact
500 International Way
P.O. Box 399
Sturgis, MI 49091
269-651-2337
e-mail: dougf@atlanticpkg.com
Star Award: February 10, 2005 Press Release
Reevaluation Approval: August 25, 2008 Press Release
Reevaluation Approval:
October 26, 2011
Reevaluation Approval: November 5, 2015
Georgia Pacific Corrugated LLC - Albion
Packaging Division
Mike Haire, Contact
916 Burstein Drive
Albion, MI 49224
517-629-5700
e-mail: MAHaire@GAPAC.com
Star Award: July 28, 2005
Press Release 
Reevaluation Approval: October 23, 2008
Press Release
Reevaluation Approval: January 10, 2012 (Conditional)
Herman Miller, Inc.
Midwest Distribution Center
Todd Miller, Contact
10001 Adams Street
Holland, MI 49424
616-654-5802
e-mail: todd_miller@hermanmiller.com
Star Award: December 22, 2006 Press Release
Reevaluation:  June 11, 2009
Press Release

Reevaluation: November 20, 2012 Press Release
Reevaluation: May 24, 2016
Georgia-Pacific
Beaver Creek Resin Plant
Rich Sajdak, Contact
4113 W. Four Mile Road
Grayling, MI 49738
989-348-7275
email: rrsajdak@gapac.com
Star Award: May 10, 2007 Press Release

Reevaluation: May 13, 2011
Reevaluation: July 28, 2014
Monsanto Company
Jason Doehring & Barry Meyer, Contacts
67760 US 131
Constantine, MI 49042
269-483-1300
e-mail: jason.d.doehring@monsanto.com & barry.m.meyer@monsanto.com
Star Award: December 4, 2007 Press Release
Reevaluation: January 27, 2011
Reevaluation: May 10, 2016
Covanta Kent, Inc.
Tim Combs, Contact
950 Market Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-235-3210 x 224
e-mail:
tcombs@covantaenergy.com
Star Award:  March 31, 2008 Press Release
Reevaluation: October 26, 2011
Reevaluation: December 2, 2014
Press Release

Pfizer Global Manufacturing
Kalamazoo Operations
Teri Snow, Contact
7000 Portage Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-833-9334
e-mail: theresa.l.snow@pfizer.com
Star Award:  March 31, 2008
Press Release
Reevaluation Approval:
November 2, 2011 Press Release
Reevaluation: November 25, 2014
Press Release

Dow Corning Corporation
Auburn Site
Jason Alber and Erin Teachworth, Contacts
5300 Eleven Mile Road
Auburn, MI 48611
Jason: 989-496-6255
Erin: 989-638-9587
e-mails: jason.alber@dowcorning.com; ETeachworth@dow.com

Star Award: April 2, 2008
Press Release
Reevaluation: May 24, 2011
Reevaluation: June 19, 2014
DTE Energy
Milford Compressor Station/Michcon
Chris Conley, Contact
3515 Child's Lake Road
Milford, MI 48381
248-685-0966
e-mail: conleyc@dteenergy.com
Star Award: April 17, 2008 Press Release

Reevaluation: December 13, 2011
Reevaluation: April 6, 2015

Herman Miller, Inc.
Main Site Operations
Todd Miller, Contact
855 East Main Avenue
PO Box 302
Zeeland, MI 49464
616-654-5802

todd_miller@hermanmiller.com
Star Award: July 17, 2008
Press Release

Reevaluation: August 3, 2011 Press Release
Reevaluation: December 23, 2014
Reevaluation: May 24, 2016

Marathon Petroleum Company
Detroit Refinery

Jennifer Rabideau, Contact
1300 S. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48217
313-297-6012
e-mail:jmrabideau@marathonpetroleum.com
Rising Star Award: April 7, 2009

Press Release
Star Award: July 28, 2010 Press Release
Herman Miller, Inc.
Hickory Facility
Rudy Bartels, Contact
17170 Hickory Street Ave
Spring Lake, MI 49456
616-296-4240
e-mail: rudy_bartels@hermanmiller.com
Star Award: January 20, 2012 Press Release

Reevaluation: September 1, 2016

DTE Energy
River Rouge Power Plant
Nader Rajabian, Contact
1 Belanger Park Drive
River Rouge, MI 48218
313-297-8218
rajabiann@dteenergy.com
Rising Star Award:  October 16, 2009
Press Release

Star Award: February 29, 2012
Press Release
Reevaluation: July 28, 2016

United Water
Wixom Waste Water Treatment Plant
John Hart, Contact
2059 Charms Road
Wixom, MI 48393
248-396-7537
e-mail: john.hart@unitedwater.com
Rising Star Award:  March 10, 2009
Press Release

Star Award: September 27, 2012 Press Release
Reevaluation: November 13, 2015
Michigan Packaging Company
Jamie Sleight, Contact
700 Eden Road
P.O. Box 70
Mason, MI  48854
517-676-7604
e-mail: Jamie.sleight@mpcmason.com
Rising Star Award:  September 10, 2010
Press Release

Star Award: January 29, 2013
Press Release
Potlatch Land & Lumber
Jason Salzwedel, Contact
650 A Avenue
Gwinn, MI 49841
906-346-3215 ext. 206
e-mail: Jason.Salzwedel@potlatchcorp.com
Rising Star Award: November 8, 2010 Press Release
Star Award: February 8, 2013
Reevaluation: December 20, 2016
Albemarle Corporation
Mike Helms, Contact
1421 Kalamazoo Street
South Haven, MI 49090
269-639-0188
mike.helms@albemarle.com
Rising Star Award: April 20, 2012 Press Release
Star Award: November 21, 2014
Press Release
Marathon TT&R North Muskegon Terminal
Rick Vermeesch,Contact
3005 Holton Road
North Muskegon, MI 49445
231-740-0116
e-mail: rjvermeesch@marathonpetroleum.com

 

 
     
MVPP Rising Star Companies:
     

Michigan Voluntary Protection Program Star Companies in Construction:

Star sites are available to mentor other companies that have an interest and desire to improve their safety and health management system. Mentors inform, counsel, train, provide tours, and assist other establishments with reducing injuries and illnesses, and strive to achieve excellence in safety and health through the MVPPC.

Walbridge
Mark LaClair, Contact
777 Woodward Ave., Suite 300
Detroit, MI 48226-3529
313-442-134
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mlaclair@walbridge.com
MVPPC Star Award for Couzens Hall Project: August 25, 2010 Press Release MVPPC Continued Star Award for Alice Lloyd Hall Project:
July 21, 2011 Press Release
Designated Geographical Area (DGA) Star: August 14, 2012
MVPPC Star Reevaluation: November 2, 2015
Holly Construction Company
Patrick Anglin, Contact
5800 Belleville Road
Belleville, MI 48217
734-502-7092
panglin@hollyconst.com
MVPPC Rising Star Award:
September 14, 2010
Press Release

MVPPC Star Award: March 8, 2013
 
     
MVPPC Rising Star Companies:
     
     
MVPP Forms:

Overview of MVPP

Instruction for Annual Evaluation

Annual Evaluation

Mentoring Log

MVPP Reevaluation Site Report

VPP PSM Supplement B - 2013

VPP/PSM Supplement B Questions - 2014

Brochure

Application (doc / pdf)

Policies & Procedures Manual
(doc / pdf)

Response to Federal Program Change Memo (doc)

MVPP for Construction