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Serve as a functional HSE expert and support the facility, including providing leadership and technical support on HSE programs and ensuring full and on-going compliance with applicable regulatory and Honeywell requirements. You will partner with business leaders and employees to continuously improve HSE culture, awareness and accountability, in support of site's HSE objectives and business initiatives. You will integrate HSE processes, procedures, and practices into daily operations. You will support incident investigations; RCCA investigations and conduct corrective action closure verification activities. 

Build a world-class safety culture in a highly technical, aerospace manufacturing environment. 

Support a high functioning self managed work team environment through continuous improvement and leader-leader philosophy. 

Develop and sustain a robust HSE management system that is embedded and owned by all employees, driving towards a Zero-Injury culture.

YOU MUST HAVE 

  • For Export Compliance, candidate must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Bachelor’s Degree in health, safety, environmental, industrial hygiene or related discipline

WE VALUE

  • Significant experience directly related in Health, Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental practice in a manufacturing environment
  • Primary background and skills should be approximately 70% - 80% health and safety and 20% - 30% environmental
  • Some HSE professional certifications including CHMM, CSP and CIH
  • Significant working knowledge of OSHA and DOT regulations, some knowledge of EPA
  • Effectively demonstrates ability to deliver on complex situations or problems without guidance or supervision
  • Conveys information with clarity and directness, ensuring the message is understood across diverse teams
  • Some experience creating and maintaining on-line HSE training programs
  • Some knowledge and experience in industrial hygiene sampling and monitoring
  • Highly motivated, energetic, self-directed individual with good analytical and problem-solving skills

Due to US export control laws, must be a US citizen, permanent resident or have protected status. ExemptHealth Safety and Environmental program managementCompliance and audit supportIntegration of HSE into daily operationsContinuously improve HSE cultureRoot Cause Corrective Action and closure activities

INCLUDES

  • Continued Professional Development
  • 1st Shift
  • Some Travel Required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Job ID: HRD9257
  • Category: Health, Safety & Environment
  • Location: 1944 E Sky Harbor Circle, Phoenix, AZ 85034 USA

The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is an OSHA program that recognizes and promotes effective safety and health management.

VPP 101 covers the basics: introducing VPP to your employees and management team, expectations, and meeting the elements of VPP.

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Wheelabrator Technologies is the second largest U.S. energy-from-waste business, and is an industry leader in the conversion of everyday residential and business waste into clean energy. Wheelabrator has a platform of 23 power-producing assets across the U.S. and U.K.—19 energy-from-waste facilities, four independent power plants as well as four ash monofills and three transfer stations. Wheelabrator has an annual waste processing capacity of over 7.5 million tons, and a total combined electric generating capacity of 853 megawatts—enough energy to power more than 805,000 homes. Wheelabrator also recovers metals for recycling into commercial products. The company’s vision To develop, deliver and realize the potential of clean energy speaks to Wheelabrator’s ongoing commitment to the development of clean energy solutions for its customers and local communities. 

Wheelabrator is owned by Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm. For more on Energy Capital Partners, please visit www.ecpartners.com. For more on Wheelabrator, please visit www.wtienergy.com.

We currently have an opening for an Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Manager at our power plant in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Job Summary: Possess knowledge and understanding of environmental, health and safety regulations and standards as well as a having a strong presence in the facility to coordinate, direct and monitor all plant environmental compliance, health, safety and programs, issues and results. Assist the Plant Manager in developing, monitoring and instituting programs and procedures to ensure environmentally compliant, safe and legal operation and maintenance of the facility.

Essential Functions:

  1. Implements and follows policies and procedures necessary to meet requirements of environmental, occupational health and safety, corporate environmental, health and safety policies, and federal, state, county or environmental, local health and safety regulations, laws, and standards.

  1. Ensure compliance with Wheelabrator’s health & safety programs and procedures to ensure a safe workplace for all employees, contractors, and visitors. Assist in enforcement of health and safety policies and procedures. Actively verify that employees comply with Safety Rules Book, JHAs, Safe Job Briefings, and State and Federal Regulations. Assist in intervention/counseling of employees.  Participate with Human Resources and plant staff to review any current issues; multiple incident employees, discipline, etc.

  1.    Evaluate, develop, and revise company-wide safety management and hazard elimination/prevention programs and procedures to ensure a safe workplace for all employees, contractors, and visitors, including administration of the Company’s current Safety On Purpose and PS Actions programs.  Periodically review Energy Control Procedures, JHAs, and other safe job procedures.

  1.    Implement Wheelabrator’s environmental, health & safety training programs for facilities.  Arrange, coordinate and perform health and safety training, including new employee (on-boarding) orientation and on-going training programs.  Evaluate training methods and presentations used by Shift Supervisors and Work Group leaders.

  1. Develops and implements monitoring programs for industrial hygiene, solid waste generation and water discharges to meet the requirements of federal and state regulations, laws and regulations, and corporate environmental, health and safety policies.
  2. Implements, follows and assists in enforcement of corporate policies and procedures to assure an environmental compliant, safe workplace for all employees, contractors, and visitors.
  3. Maintains compliance with company internal policies and procedures to address loss prevention and control.
  4. Monitors the plant’s operation in compliance with all federal, state, county and local operating permits.
  5. Coach, mentor, and facilitate site safety committees. Ensure meeting minutes are written and distributed.  Ensure actions identified in the meeting are tracked to closure.
  6. Conducts plant environmental, health and safety inspections and prepares reports.
  7. Ability to act as Plant Emergency Coordinator and Safety Committee Director.
  8. Plant point of contact for communication, documentation and reporting to all agencies.
  9. Maintains accurate filing system for environmental, health and safety records, including permit applications, permits, records, operating logs, test reports and monitoring reports.
  10. Maintains internal reporting and information systems and communicates non-compliance events, public/media issues, and environmental, health and safety testing/inspection activities to facility and corporate personnel.
  11. Assists the Plant Manager in reporting of non-compliance events to federal, state, county, or local regulatory agencies.  Assists corporate personnel as directed in ensuring that company and regulatory requirements are met in other WTI facilities.
  12. Complete annual OSHA Voluntary Protection Plan (VPP) self -assessments by February 15th and prepare the facility for re-certifications.  Become an OSHA Special Government Employee (SGE) and maintain certification.  Attend annual Regional VPPPA conferences.
  13. Incident Management-assemble report for each incident.  Lead Rootcause evidence gathering; perform evidence collection and stakeholder meetings.
  14. Industrial Hygiene (IH) and Medical Surveillance Program Implementation – Use the CorpMedDB data to manage the work related health aspects of employees.  Assist Corporate to develop sampling plans for plant exposure monitoring.  Be the IH Consultant point of contact for all air and noise sampling. Use IH data to modify plant compliance programs, JHAs and to educate employees of safe work practices to protect their health.  Post biological monitoring data as new information from Corporate Medical is provided.  Work with Corporate medical and plant staff to ensure employees receive: biological monitoring, annual physicals, annual fit testing, and chest x-ray (where applicable), hepatitis vaccinations, and annual audiograms.
  15. Training and Drills plan, evaluate, and critique emergency and Confined Space Drills. Invite fire department and emergency service to walk the facility and to participate in drills annually.
  16. Attend and participate in plant morning meetings to evaluate management commitment, function, and effectiveness. Provide input on H&S related matters, continuous improvement projects, share best practices; keep abreast of current plant issues.  Periodically meet with Plant Manager and Operations Manager to discuss hot/open H&S issues, requests for information, OSHA interpretations, AFE/change management input, etc.
  17. Must acquire skills to learn and operate corporate software and hardware for Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) Acquisition, EHS compliance assurance calendar, incident reporting and audit management, industrial hygiene and medical data, preventative maintenance, document control, and PI process data.
  18. Completes on-boarding training programs within the time frame prescribed, and requests support from corporate EHS staff when necessary.
  19. Follows standard environmental and safety procedures, corrects safety and environmental hazards.
  20. Reads, understands, and implements safety and environmental rules as described in company documents such as the Rules Books and other procedure manuals.
  21. Communicates clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; as well as communicates clearly whether using in-situ intercom system, two-way radio or face to face.
  22. Anticipates typical problems, identifies potential or recurring problems, and takes appropriate action. 
  23. PPE – Evaluate, recommend, and procure PPE and equipment using WTI preferred vendors.
  24. Fire Systems- coordinate Fire Pump Flow Testing/Sprinkler System testing, etc. with Loss prevention insurer.
  25. Recordkeeping – post OSHA 300 logs annually, complete all entries in Company Incident Management System within 7 days after the employee has returned to work.  Complete all EHS Database weekly entries.
  26. Professional Development (PD) – develop annual PD goals and improvement tasks.
    1. Budget –assist in developing annual plant H&S budgets.
  27. Assists corporate personnel as directed in ensuring company and regulatory requirements are met in other WTI facilities.
  28. Participate in Corporate conference calls.Participate in school programs, tours, other public presentations as appropriate.
  29. Performs other duties, as assigned

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Environmental or Science, or equivalent, in or related to EHS.
  • 5 or more years of experience with environmental compliance programs, preferably in an electric power generating facility or operating industrial facility.  Experience with CEMs and emissions testing preferred.
  • Sufficient knowledge, experience and understanding of environmental, occupational health and safety requirements to implement related policies and procedures, PE, CIH and CSP certifications preferred.
  • Prior experience working with local, state and federal regulatory agencies and involvement in negotiations preferred.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Have, obtain and maintain licenses as required by Local, State, Federal, environmental and/or health/safety regulatory agencies

Supervisory  Responsibilities:

  • Leads, guides, and influences 1-70 employees

Computer Skills:

Operate with skill:

  • Word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to successfully use EHS information Systems
  • Ability to utilize agency reporting software as applicable

Competencies:

  • Initiative to work independently
  • Delegating tasks and ensure follow through
  • Lead others
  • Foster and work within an environment of teamwork and cooperation
  • Effectively manage people
  • Communicate effectively with regulatory agency personnel
  • Manage a diverse workforce and effectively promote diversity
  • Train and share expertise with others
  • Maintain a positive attitude and keep emotions under control
  • Contribute to a positive team spirit and enhance plant morale
  • Accept both positive and negative feedback from others and make adjustments to performance based on such feedback
  • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural/work style and learning style differences
  • Treat people with respect
  • Communicate change and progress in the organization in a favorable light
  • Work ethically and with integrity at all times an require the same from staff

Physical Demand:

  • Stand
  • Sit
  • Walk
  • Handle tools, equipment, fine motor skills
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Climb and walk on heights often greater than 4 feet
  • Stoop, kneel, bend, push, pull, crawl, 
  • Ascend and descend stairs and stationary vertical ladders as part of normal work activity and emergency egress situations
  • Lift moderate to heavy material
  • Move about all areas of the plant, including catwalks, open deck grating
  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, corrected or otherwise
  • Operate a 1.5 inch fire hose operating at 125 psi line pressure to the extent required to extinguish an incipient stage fire
  • Operate fire extinguishing equipment ranging from hand held extinguishers to 200 lb portable units
  • Access confined spaces and pressure vessels through standard 12” by 16” manways

PPE Required:

Work in areas under adverse conditions that may require the donning and use of personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, the following with average fatigue:

  • Negative pressure respirator
  • Positive pressure respirator
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (steel or composite bottle)
  • Hardhat
  • Approved safety shoes
  • Eye protection
  • Rubber suit and gloves
  • Chemical resistant suit
  • Heat resistant outerwear
  • Flame resistant outerwear
  • Approved hearing protection
  • Gloves
  • Safety harness

Environmental Conditions:

  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)
  • Airborne particles
  • Potential exposure to dust and chemicals
  • Varied temperatures and outdoor weather conditions
  • Noise in work environment

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Benefits:

At Wheelabrator Technologies, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability.  As well as Company match on 401K, and more!  Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days.  Please note that benefits may vary by site.

Thank you to our fantastic and generous sponsors!

 

Job Snapshot:

Full-Time
Travel - Up to 50%
Experience - None
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Environmental, Manufacturing, Transportation
Engineering, Manufacturing


Job Description
Area of Accountability:
Responsible for the development and implementation of proactive EHS policies and programs that support business practices and drive the desired safety
culture within Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems. Oversees multiple sites within the division, ensuring EHS practices and training are
consistently and properly practiced by associates. Completes all necessary monthly and annual EHS reporting. Champions the administrative and
resolution of worker's compensation claims. Develops and implements EHS management systems including OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program
(VPP).


Major Responsibilities:
Health and Safety:
* Provide safety leadership for the division to assure the safety and health of Hendrickson associates through Vision Zero.
* Responsible for leading the effort to purse/maintain partnership with OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) or Hendrickson's Global Safety
Excellence Certification (GSX) Program.
* Ensure compliance with federal, state and local safety and health regulations.
* Maintain monthly/annual reports including the monthly EHS Scorecard, OSHA records (OSHA 300, 300a, etc.) and other Key Performance Indicators
as necessary.
* Lead the development and implementation of global EHS standards for division locations. Coordinate division/site annual operating plans for safety
and health.
* Coordinate division/site safety program development and implementation including the but not limited to the following: Behavior-Based Safety;
Incident Investigation; Emergency Response; Contractor Safety; Lock-Out/Tag-Out; Confined Space; Electrical Safety; Ergonomics; Industrial Hygiene.
* Oversee division safety and health training and conduct site specific safety and health training as needed.
* Assess the safety and health design/impact of current and new operations.
* Assist safety teams in their routine safety and health efforts including safety committee meetings, workplace inspections and corrective actions.
* Prepare monthly reports for divisional leaders - identify trends requiring attention.
* Serve as an EHSS resource to all divisional locations, including safety committee teams, Human Resources, and members of management.
* Serve as an active member of Hendrickson's Safety Excellence Team.


Environmental Management System:
* Provide overall environmental leadership for the division.
* Coordinate division and site environmental management system development and implementation.
* Ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations.
* Ensure compliance with Hendrickson standards, objectives and best practices.
* Interface with division/site personnel regarding environmental matters.


Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree required in Safety, Industrial Hygiene or Industrial Engineering.
• 7+ years' experience with an emphasis on health and safety implementation in a manufacturing environment. Some environmental compliance
experience is desired.
• Master's degree and/or CSP/CIH certification preferred.
• Demonstrated experience in upgrading health and safety programs and process improvement.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong presentation skills.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to work in team environment.
• Ability to travel extensively (up to 75% of the time) to company locations on an as-needed and/or as-required basis.
• Strong computer skills, Windows, Word, Excel.


Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree required in Safety, Industrial Hygiene or Industrial Engineering.
7+ years' experience with an emphasis on health and safety implementation in a manufacturing environment. Some environmental compliance experience
is desired.
Master's degree and/or CSP/CIH certification preferred.
Demonstrated experience in upgrading health and safety programs and process improvement.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work in team environment.
Ability to travel extensively (up to 75% of the time) to company locations on an as-needed and/or as-required basis.
Strong computer skills, Windows, Word, Excel.


Job ID: 170000HZ

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VPPPA is looking for energetic volunteers to assist at Safety+ in New Orleans, LA! No previous volunteer experience is necessary; however, volunteers must be from a VPPPA member site.

Volunteers are needed starting on Sunday, August 27 through Thursday, August 31. Please be mindful of the workshops you are planning to attend when signing up for spots. All volunteer posts will take place at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

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Full, Associate and International Associate Dues

Annual dues for FullAssociate, and International Associate membership are determined by the number of employees, excluding contractors, at each facility.

Full Membership is applicable to sites currently approved in OSHA, DOE or state-plan-state VPP. Annual dues are based on the number of employees covered under OSHA or DOE jurisdiction (excluding contractors) at each facility (see table below).

VPP Mobile Workforce Demonstration for Construction sites can join VPPPA as Full (if VPP-approved) or Associate (if pursuing VPP) members. The number of employees is based on the number of employees reported for the OSHA Designated Geographic Area (DGA) or listed on OSHA's 300 Log, respectively.

Associate Membership is applicable to worksites, corporate offices or educational institutions pursuing OSHA, DOE or state-plan-state VPP approval or looking to improve their safety and health management systems. Corporate offices may join as an Associate member if they do not have any worksites that are currently in VPP. Educational institutions may qualify for Associate membership by cooperatively working with governmental agencies to improve worker safety and health. Annual dues are half of Full membership dues (see table below).

International Associate Membership is for a worksite outside of the U.S. and its territories pursuing the elements of VPP or a similar occupational safety and health excellence program. Annual dues are half of Full membership dues (see table below).

Use the table below to determine what dues for your site would be, based on the number of employees:

 

Dues:

# of Employees  FULL Dues Associate Dues
1 - 50  $90 $45
51 - 100 $225 $112.50
101 - 250 $450 $225
251 - 500 $675 $337.50
501 - 1,000 $900 $450
1,001 - 2,500 $1,500 $750
2,501 and above  $2,500 $1,250

 

Other Membership Dues and Categories

Corporate Membership is limited to any headquarters office of the same company, division or corporation, which provides guidance and/or support directly to an approved VPP worksite. The corporate membership category is NOT an umbrella membership and only covers employees at the corporate worksite. Corporate worksite member dues are $250 per year.

Nonprofit Membership is available to the office of 501(c)(3) or (6) organizations. Non-profit membership dues are $360 per year and cover all organizational staff.

Union Membership shall be applicable to local and international unions that support at least one site that is eligible for VPPPA Full or Associate membership. Union membership dues are $100 per year and cover all local union members.

Affiliate Membership is applicable to companies that provide products and/or services toward the enhancement of the safety and health industry. The annual dues are $500. For an Affiliate Membership Application, please click here.

Description

An excellent career opportunity is currently available for a Process Safety & Loss Prevention Business Implementation Leader in the Advanced Materials (ADM) business unit located in Baton Rouge, LA.  In this exciting opportunity in a high growth environment, you will utilize your significant experience in Process Safety & Loss management to significantly impact and support the ADM leadership team. 
 
The Advanced Materials SBE, a $2.5B+ global enterprise, is one of three business units that comprise the Performance Materials & Technologies strategic business group. The business is comprised of four HOS Gold Enterprises (Fluorine Products, Packaging & Composites, Additives & Fine Chemicals, and Electronic Materials), which have commercial and manufacturing resources located in North America, Europe, and Asia
 
Honeywell International is a $40 billion diversified Fortune 100 leader with more than 131,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. We invent and manufacture technologies that address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macro trends like energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. We are building a world that’s safer and more secure, more comfortable and energy efficient, more innovative and productive. For more information, please visit Honeywell.com or follow us @HoneywellNow. 
 
Position Responsibilities:
Responsible to drive implementation of process safety principles and practices at Honeywell sites globally.  (PSM Covered sites, “HON-PSM covered” sites, and other sites where process safety is appropriate) 
Develop and roll out new/revised programs, procedures and standards
Assist sites with OSHA PSM and EPA RMP Compliance inspections and help sites work through any enforcement actions or recommendations
Support sites as they develop and work through PHA, self-assessment, corporate audit and other process safety/loss prevention corrective actions. 
Assist sites in their PSM program implementation in support of OSHA VPP Star Certification
Coach and mentor site PSM resources and elemental leads
Continue to support or set up processes and forums for site employee participation in PSM 
Ensure that the site meets critical PSM compliance dates and has an effective PSM/RMP compliance calendar
Periodically monitor sites processes for OSHA PSM and EPA RMP Applicability Changes
Partner with Engineering Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) on Mechanical Integrity and Process Safety Information initiatives and the Safety Team SMEs on Contractor Safety, HW, Incident Investigation initiatives
Serve as a PSM/RMP Subject Matter Expert (SME) as appropriate. 
Work with Engineering on Risk Reduction Project scoping, funding and implementation 
Validate PSM Audit Item closure
Participate in any PSM Incident Investigations & ensure quality
Serve as point of contact for PSM issues to business, help business drive risk reduction strategies
Review and approve annual site Process Safety and Loss Prevention Self Assessments for the business
Review and approve Loss Prevention abeyance requests
Review all 3rd party risk management inspection findings and work with sites to ensure proper closure of actions
Provides consult as business group Loss Prevention subject matter expert
Participate and support PS/LP Monthly Operating Reviews 
 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
•Bachelors of Science in engineering, chemistry, environmental, safety or a related science or technical field is required.
•Minimum of 10 years’ experience in safety, process safety, process and/or production engineering and experience.
•5+ years of direct manufacturing support is required.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
•Practical experience in process hazards analysis tools.
•Demonstrated proficiency in process safety risk reduction. 
•Strong background in effective process safety management systems. 
•Solid understanding of OSHA Process Safety Management, EPA Risk Management Program requirements. 
•Demonstrated skills in risk-based decision making, effectively aligning safety and business needs. 
•Experience with risk and consequence modeling tools desirable; layer of protection analysis, fault trees, dispersion analysis, thermal radiation and overpressure modeling. 
•Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; a team orientation, as well as the ability to deal effectively with personnel at all levels (executives, managers, and non-managerial), inside and outside the organization. 
•Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities. 
•International experience preferred. 
•Experience in management of contractors and other technical resources a plus.
•Experience in leading a PSM covered site to OSHA VPP Star Certification 
 

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

 

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FACILITY EHS SR SPECIALIST
Salary Grade: 09
Employee Type: EXEMPT


Position Summary:
Lead, manage and coordinate all aspects of facility goals and objectives in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS).
Report to Division Manufacturing Manager or General Manager dependent on division size and structure.
Scope/Supervision and Interaction:
Will report to the General Manager or Operations Manager and work with their staff on a regular basis. In matters of
EHS, will be directly responsible for successful implementation of EHS programs and procedures.


Essential Functions:
Develop and implement programs and procedures to meet facility objectives and targets in EHS. Key focus points
include:
o Accident Prevention
o EHS Regulatory Compliance
o Energy management and use reduction
o Waste Minimization
o Management Systems (as required)
- Coordinate all EHS training.
- Support and manage corrective actions from Corporate EHS audits.
- Onsite contact for Corporate EHS Department, and under Corporate direction, manage EPA actions such as, but
not limited to, NOV’s, cleanups and complaints.
- Onsite contacts for Corporate EHS Department and under their direction manage OSHA actions such as, but not
limited to, inspections, letters of noncompliance, informal conferences.
- Direct all applicable EHS reporting requirements in a timely and accurate manner.
- Maintain necessary EHS records.
- Insure compliance with Corporate EHS Policy and Directives.
- Chair ISO 14000 and 18000 Committees (if applicable).
- Support customer EHS requirements (i.e. IMDS).
- Develop, measure and track internal EHS metrics, plans and goals.
- Report directly to Division Management and at Staff Meetings on EHS matters.
- Insure the training of new facility EHS Coordinators.
- Attend biannual EHS Conference or annual Country council meetings.
- Direct the division’s waste management (recycling) program.
- Support and Integrate EHS into Lean, HR, and Supply Chain efforts.


Qualifications:
- BS Degree in a technical field, preferably EHS (extensive experience with certificate programs, seminars and CEU’s
or associates degree possibly acceptable).
- A strong working knowledge of EHS regulations.
- Experience in a manufacturing environment a must.
- Experience in Ergonomics and Behavior Based Safety a plus.
- 5+ years of applicable experience.
- Can work independently.
- Excellent communication and computer skills.
- Creative ability in insuring safety of employees, the environment while meeting the needs of production.
- Ability to plan and implement EHS programs.
- Strong presentation skills.
- Ability to work effectively with management as well as associates from the floor.
- Must be able to travel and work out of the office.


Additional Comments:
The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job
classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that
qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and
responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

Where is the closest airport?

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is located about 17 miles away from both the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans.

Is there transportation to and from the area airports and the event hotels?

Taxis are available at the New Orleans Airport as well as the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans. The average fare is $36 one-way.

Is there transportation to and from the host hotels and the convention center?

Yes, there will be shuttles running between the hotels and convention center during conference hours. The schedule is:

Monday, August 28: 7am-5:30pm

Tuesday, August 29: 6am-7:30pm

Wednesday, August 30: 6:30am-5pm

Thursday, August 31: 7:30am-4:30pm

Friday, September 1: 7:30am-1pm 

Is there a parking discount for attendees?

Yes; if you are planning to drive to the event, you may park at the hotel you are staying at. Conference participants staying at the New Orleans Marriott will receive a 30% discount on valet parking rates for a price of $30.10/night plus taxes. Conference participants staying at the Sheraton New Orleans will receive a 20% discount on valet parking rates for a price of $33.60/night plus taxes. You can swipe your hotel key and the discount will be automatically applied. If you are staying at another hotel, you will need to show your conference badge to get the discount.

For parking at the convention center, directions and maps can be found at http://www.mccno.com/about-us/maps-directions/.

Does the conference have a dress code?

The dress code for the conference is business casual. Most attendees wear slacks and either a polo or button down shirt; the most important thing is to dress comfortably. There is no need to pack a suit or fancy dress. The conference hall also tends to be chilly, so remember to bring a sweater or light jacket to wear during the workshops. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended as the conference hall is large and you may have to walk long distances between events.

What should I bring to the conference?

Upon picking up your name badge, you will receive a complimentary tote bag which you can use throughout the conference and the expo. Although the workshop rooms will provide you with pens and notepads, a backup pen or pencil could come in handy. You are also encouraged to bring any mobile or tablet devices with you to access our mobile app – it’s great for finding the schedule, note taking, presentation sharing and social networking purposes.

The conference is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about different ways to improve your safety and health program. Bring your business cards and don’t be afraid to ask new connections for theirs.

Will the conference have WiFi?

No, the convention hall areas will not have free wireless Internet access.

What can my spouse/guest do during conference hours?

New Orleans offers a variety of fun activities during the day or night. Check out a full list of things to do here: http://www.neworleanscvb.com/vpppa/


 

Can my spouse/guest participate in meal functions?

Guests are invited to the opening and closing receptions only on Tuesday night and Thursday night. All other meal functions are for registered attendees. Guest badges can be obtained at the registration desk in front of the Great Hall at the Convention Center.

When does registration officially open? Where is registration located?

Registration will open Monday, August 28 at 7:00 am at the New Orleans Convention Center. You may retrieve your badge and welcome bag at this time. You must have your badge to go to any sessions. The registration desk is conveniently located in front of the Great Hall at the Convention Center.

New this year: We will be holding registration at the New Orleans Marriott on Monday, August 28 from 1:00pm – 5:00 pm. You can come by to pick up your badge and bag so you are ready to go Tuesday morning.

Can I add days to my registration onsite?

Yes, simply visit the registration desk at the Convention Center and a VPPPA staff member will assist you.

Do I need to wear my conference badge throughout the entire conference?

Many events throughout the conference will be ticketed and your badge will grant you access to those events. Your badge will also be scanned before certain workshops and general sessions.

Are there any sessions not included in my registration for the day(s) I have paid for?

You are granted access to all sessions and events taking place on the days in which you are registered.


Will I receive copies/access to materials presented at the conference?

Copies of presentations will be collected before the conference and available on the mobile app for viewing/printing.


Who should I reach out to for more questions?

If you still have questions regarding the conference, please reach out to the VPPPA office at (703) 761-1146. A staff person will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Are hotel arrangements included in conference registration?

No, hotel arrangements are not included in conference registration. Please click here to learn more about travel arrangements.
 

What meals are included in the conference registration?

Lunch on Tuesday-Friday will be provided to all registered conference attendees. Coffee and tea will be served in the mornings, and soda and iced tea will be served in the afternoons. The Tuesday reception and Thursday reception will both have heavy hors d’oeurves that can constitute as a meal.

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Do you have a mobile app for the event?

Yes! If you download the app before Safety+ you can save time onsite. To find the Safety+ app in the Google Play or iTunes stores simply search for "VPPPA." Be sure to register with an email address that you can access on your mobile phone. You will be send a four digit verification code. There will also be a mobile app training session at Safety+ on Tuesday, August 29, at 8:30 AM. You can also get additional help with the app at the information booth throughout the event. 

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2017 Workshop Descriptions

Click on a date and time below to see the available workshops for that timeslot. Or, scroll through all the options.

TUESDAY 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

WEDNESDAY 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

THURSDAY 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

THURSDAY 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

THURSDAY 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

THURSDAY 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

FRIDAY 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

All workshops will be taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017

 

TUESDAY 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Improving Safety Culture Through Risk Management

When it comes to safety, relying on luck is not a solution. Attendees are invited to join in this session where they will be captivated and entertained while they learn the human behavior side of accident prevention and look at how human factors and behavior affect personnel and organizational safety.

Scott McKenna, Catamount Consulting; Richard Wobby, VT Catamount Consulting 

The Tony Crow Story-Safety 24/7 It's Not Just About Me

In the blink of an eye, Tony Crow's life changed forever. Totally blinded for life, he now stresses the importance of communication, wearing the proper PPE and not taking risks or shortcuts. In his presentation, Tony challenges attendees to make a personal commitment to safety.

Tony Crow, INJAM

VPP 1 OH Wait What?

A Cliff Note’s version of the VPP 101 workshop, this presentation will cover the basics: introducing VPP to your employees and management team, expectations and meeting the elements of VPP. In addition, there will be a discussion about writing the application and preparing for the onsite inspection.

Kelli Heflin, Southwest Generation

Beware the Grim Reaper of Complacencyff

Identify how institutional and individual complacency is not only a problem that negatively affects production numbers and quality, but how it can have a devastating effect on the safety of employees. This presentation is not intended to preach from the high horse about individual faults and shortcomings, but to help identify the signs of complacency in ourselves or coworkers, and to provide tools that can be useful in combating it.

Pat Furr, Roco Rescue

Partner Engagement: The Key to Cintas Ergonomics Success

During this workshop, we will demonstrate how Cintas is empowering employees and ergonomics teams to solve ergonomics issues. We will also describe what Cintas has learned from developing and sustaining successful ergonomics teams.

Stephen Jenkins, Cintas Corporation

Gaining & Sustaining VPP Star Accreditation

In a high-discipline organization, everything must be defined, tracked and measured against objectives and benchmarks. Using this same approach for VPP results in an efficient and rewarding experience, with employees understanding how VPP fits into existing management systems, this workshop shares insights and best practices learned from VPP Star certification through a rigorously managed process.

Aled Thomas, Valero (Pembroke Refinery

10 Feet Tall and Bullet Proof

Do the phrases “That will never happen to me” or “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years and have never been hurt” sound familiar? This presentation will lead you through the transition that all employees should strive for, from thinking that nothing can hurt them, to learning from mistakes. Get ready to be motivated and leave with a variety of ideas to improve your site’s safety culture.

Jack Jackson, SafeStart

Best in Class Contractor Management

“Contractorization,” or the outsourcing of non-core business activities to third-party contractors, is a trend that is here to stay and will continue to grow. Safe and sustainable contractorization of operations depends on a robust process for managing contractors. Attendees of this presentation will obtain useful and actionable takeaways from the discussions helpful for expanding and enhancing their knowledge and professional skills surrounding contractor management and health and safety improvement efforts for their jobsites.

Richard Cerenzio, ISNetworld

Highlights of the Newly Released ASSE/ANSI Z244.1 Lockout Standard

The ASSE/ANSI Z244.1 Standard: The Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods has been on the forefront of identifying how to protect people from the hazards of the unexpected startup of machinery and the unplanned release of energy. Come to this workshop to learn about the new changes and modifications to this updated Standard, released in December 2016.

Todd Grover, Master Lock Company

Safety Kickoffs & Awareness Campaigns for Success

This workshop will cover how Ecolab, Inc. has used safety kickoff and awareness campaigns to build the culture and set the safety bar each year. Through the use of video and employee involvement, these campaigns have built excitement and buy in into the safety process. These campaigns have built upon each other for a continuing safety improvement.

Phil Walsh, Ecolab, Inc.; Tonya Balla; Dale Painter, Ecolab, Inc.

Safe 4 the Right Reasons

This session addresses the upstream struggle that safety professionals face trying to get employees to adopt a safe behavior and offers a fresh approach and an effective message to deliver to your employees. Dale will incorporate audience participation, fun, humor and real-world situations that everyone can relate to.  

Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety Equipment

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017

 

WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Hazard Recognition Through Safe Work Practice Teams

A Safe Work Practice Team (SWPT) is a committed, voluntary group of employees who are empowered by, and partnered with, management to provide and promote the safety culture necessary to accomplish a goal of “nobody getting hurt.” Experienced SWPT leaders discuss and give examples of the advantages to this practical team concept.

Aaron Champagne, ExxonMobil BMCP; Michael Bienvenu, ExxonMobil BMCP

Safety Culture for Temporary Workers

As the business ecosystem changes, gone are the days when a full-time, permanent workforce performed all of a company’s primary functions. These days, temporary workers are being used more and more, providing organizations with the ability to use workers’ skills on-demand, while workers enjoy the flexibility of multiple and varied assignments. Join us for an-depth presentation that will address how temporary workers fit within your overall safety culture and how to ensure that you’re addressing temporary worker safety training in a thorough and compliant manner. 

Courtney Malveaux, VPPPA, Inc. 

Navigating OSHA Recordability

Would you like to better understand the OSHA recordkeeping standards, letters of interpretation, classification of injuries or the facts of recordkeeping? This workshop will assist in packaging the standards and interpretations into a simple and easy-to-understand process, and will go through the most commonly recorded injuries and illnesses, as well as walk through the standards and letters of interpretation that relate to them.

Thomas Hysler, Houston Area Safety Council

Leadership for Superior Results

What does it take to be an effective leader? What can you do to help lead your company's safety efforts in the right direction? This workshop covers some of the skills, concepts, actions and elements necessary for leaders to understand and incorporate in order to achieve superior results in workplace health and safety. The presenter will share viewpoints and experiences validating successful approaches to safety leadership.

Mark Hurliman, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Elements of an Effective Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)

Over the past five years, the Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) was created to identify and combat the potential hazards associated with combustible dusts. This presentation will help navigate the DHA by discussing the minimum requirements any DHA should meet, the minimum requirements that are specified in NFPA 652, some of the most common inadequately identified or missed hazards often seen during DHAs and more.

Jason Reason, Lewellyn Technology, LLC

Flash Fire Duration and Energy and PPE Performance

The duration and energy of flash fire has been the subject of much debate and too many marketing claims over the years. This presentation will share the results of groundbreaking full scale, outdoor, independent scientific testing, which determined how long exposures last and how much energy they create. We will discuss emerging trends and current and pending changes, which are creating higher levels of comfort, compliance and even cost savings.

Scott Margolin, Tyndale

The Luck Factor - Mistakes That (Sometimes) Get Us Hurt

Even the safest among us make mistakes. Fortunately, the results of most mistakes are minimal and don’t result in injury. But, if these errors combine with the right circumstances, the outcome may be different. Most mistakes follow a predictable pattern. We will examine this pattern and identify personal skills that can prevent these undesired results, effectively breaking the “luck factor.”

Danny Smith, SafeStart(R)

What is the OSHA Challenge Program?

This session will cover the fundamentals of the OSHA Challenge Program and how it can relate to success in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Topics covered will include an overview of the electronic tools available for program readiness, the similarities and differences between OSHA Challenge and the VPP, and how to find an OSHA Challenge Administrator for your company.

Cindy Lewis, Gulf Coast Safety Institute

VPP Leading Indicators, Valero's VPP Football Competition

This workshop presents a creative and fun way to incorporate leading Health and Safety Indicators throughout an organization using a football-based theme. Sites participate in a quarterly competition using scores in various categories of leading indicators. While the competition is fierce and fun, the overall benefit is teamwork, employee involvement, management commitment and a better understanding of improvement of site safety performance.

Leonard Tartalone, Valero Energy Corporation

How VPP is Helping to Sustain Process Improvements Resulting from the Recovery of WIPP from Fire and Radiation Release Events

This workshop tells the story of the remarkable recovery of WIPP from their significant 2014 events from the perspectives of management, the bargaining unit, safety staff and long time workers. VPP pride helped motivate workers during the overwhelming task of wave after wave of corrective actions. In addition, as an outgrowth of a corrective action to develop a unique Leadership Academy, a transformed VPP committee emerged that is helping to sustain innovative ideas and continuous improvements in safety. Attendees will find useful tools to use from the Recovery Lessons Learned and the VPP committee revitalization actions.

BP Shagula, ES&H Manager; Kevin Miller, Radiological Control Technician and Union Steward; Barbara Hill, Deputy ES&H; Javier Leyva, Union Safety Representative & VPP Committee Union Co-Chair; Valerie Dorr,  Management Coordinator/ Contractor Assurance & Vice-Co-Chair VPP Committee; Brenda Kirkes, Quality Analyst & VPP Committee Co-Chair  

Organizational Factors That Contribute to Errors

Human Performance Improvement (HPI) is an important defense in the reduction of costly workplace errors. However, it is your last line of defense. Focusing solely on the actions of the individual worker is ineffective because many factors contribute to the frequency and severity of errors. Increasing organizational effectiveness is a married approach between reducing human error and eliminating the workplace factors that allow these errors. In this session, attendees will get an introduction into the holistic process of Total Organization Performance Improvement to build a culture that is resilient to errors at all levels.

David Sowers, Knowledge Vine

 

WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

OSHA’s New Silica Standard: An Overview

Silicosis is a serious lung disease caused by employee exposures to respirable dust containing crystalline silica. This presentation will review illness incidence, as well as review the recently proposed OSHA standard to reduce employee exposure to silica containing dusts. It will also address the lower permissible exposure limit along with engineering controls, work practices controls, respiratory protection, medical surveillance and other proposed requirements of the standard.

Curt Wittman, Colden Corporation

Reduction of Workplace Lacerations with Ceramic Blades

This brief, interactive presentation will explore advances in blade technology, specifically ceramic-blade technology, for anyone that is looking to reduce lacerations and lower costs at their facility. Due to the non-magnetic nature of ceramic-blades this presentation is not recommended for facilities that process food.

TJ Scimone, SLICE, INC.

Improving your Safety Culture

Are you looking to better your organization's safety culture? This presentation details basic components of any safety and health management system, including the cultural component, how it functions and how to improve it.

Mark Hurliman, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Innovative Thinking - Triggers to Jump Start Your Safety Program

This workshop will provide attendees with an approach to defining and implementing the key elements of a safety program supported by a foundation of employee/management participation. Tactics for managing risk that result in the sustainable reduction of safety, health and environmental incidents will be shared. Attendees will come away from this session energized with innovative ideas designed to refresh and strengthen their safety programs.

Ray Delfing, Wheelabrator Falls, Inc-Morrisville

Commitment Based Safety

This presentation is a powerful focus on the behavioral aspects of safety. Attendees will walk through the three primary areas of behavior that need continual improvement to obtain and sustain zero injuries. The presenter will cover the foundational principles behind this work from the fields of leadership, quality, safety, organizational development, biology and psychology. Primary focus on practical applications will help attendees immediately upon return to their workplaces.

Bob Veazie, People Powered Leadership

Building a No-gap, Mess-Free Training Program

Structuring an intelligent compliance training program is one of the biggest challenges faced by H&S teams today. Some of the obstacles including managing constant employee change, constructing regulation-centric training plans, logging endless course completions, reaching 100% and then doing it all again with each new year. Learn how your VPP peers are excelling in training compliance through digital and mobile solutions to handle it all!

Scott Fitzsimmons, Mary Kay; Lauren Krumpack, Gensuite

VPP 101

This workshop will review the foundation of the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and cover how this program was designed to promote safety and health excellence through cooperative efforts among labor, management and OSHA, DOD or DOE. Understand how the VPP concept recognizes the compliance enforcement alone will never fully achieve the objectives of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Good safety management programs that go beyond OSHA requirements, standards, agency directives and requirements will protect workers more effectively than verbatim compliance. Gain an understanding of how VPP provides the opportunity to develop a cooperative relationship between management, labor and the government that promotes innovation and expansion of the cooperative programs to achieve safety excellence.

Winnie Kane, Nustar Energy; Jennifer Sanchez, Honeywell

Employee Engagement Strategies and Site Safety Committee

The employee-led Site Safety Committee’s (SSC) mission is the development and promotion of a healthy and SAFE work environment for all employees and visitors through the involvement of all individuals with regards to safety education, communication and safe work practices. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how the SSC carries out its primary mission using six basic principles.

Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

Role of the Safety Professional in SMS Implementation

This presentation addresses how the safety professional interfaces and coaches SMS implementation team members on their roles and responsibilities during SMS implementation. It also addresses the relationships between the safety professional with employees, supervisors, stakeholders and upper management. Other information in this presentation includes how the safety professional guides the team during culture change and provides methods of employee motivation.

Richard Savage, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Unlocking the Code to Human Error

Humans have been experiencing accidental injuries since the dawn of time. In his effort to figure out why people get hurt when they don’t want to, Larry Wilson discovered the state to error pattern that's involved in over 95% of all acute injuries. In this session, participants will learn not only how to improve safety, but how to improve production, quality and customer relations.

Larry Wilson, SafeStart(R)

Fatigue is Dangerous (But You Can Make a Difference)

Nowhere is it more critical to address sleep deprivation than in the industrial and transportation industries. Anyone who turns a wheel, operates machinery or watches a manufacturing console creates a potentially dangerous environment if fatigued. While it’s hard to track the source of general fatigue (lifestyle, stresses, etc.), it is now medically possible to screen out the largest medical cause: undiagnosed sleep apnea. This presentation informs the audience about the problem of sleep deprivation data to bring light to the problem and offer strategies to address it.

Michael Trufant, Aeroflow Healthcare Inc.

 

WEDNESDAY 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

It's Getting Complicated… For a Drug Free Workplace

With the rise of designer and synthetic drug use, as well as legal medical and personal marijuana, many workers and plants are exposed to undetected drug use. This interactive workshop will look at new smart drugs which are being used to boost performance. It will also cover case law and answer questions on how to maintain a drug free workforce.

Robert Manuel, Huntsman

Tips and Best Practices on Collaborating Across Your Entire Organization During Critical Incidents

The oil and gas industry today faces an increasingly challenging landscape. Professionals in this field are seeing emerging technologies, new regulations, a changing global infrastructure, and more complex facilities. There is much at stake here: massive numbers of employees, contractors, shipping equipment and machinery must function together to work with highly volatile substances in large quantities. Safety, coordination, and communication are paramount. Our industry expert, Jason Yacey, will discuss challenges facing the industry today and best practices.

Jason Yacey, BlackBerry AtHoc Sales

The Safety Man Movement

It’s time to stop pushing the responsibility of safety onto the shoulders of a select few and begin to bear this load together. To drive this concept, this presentation will introduce “The Safety Man Movement” and how it can spur a cultural shift in your safety environment.

Terry D. Gray, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. Newport News Shipbuilding

Mentoring New Employees into a VPP Culture

Learn the approach Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) has taken to instill a VPP culture to new employees. In order to teach the VPP culture of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), BEA has revamped new employee training, including benefits of being a VPP Star site. New employees also learn that safety excellence must be demonstrated via the VPP requirements and that INL’s philosophy is guided by five important principles.

Curtis Reece, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance; Ryan Charboneau, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance; Heather Silverman, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance; Laurel Flynn, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance

PPE and Combustible Dust – the often overlooked piece of protection

Attendees will learn about hazard assessment and protecting employees against the combustible dust hazard from a combustible dust explosion. Consequences of combustible dust are examined, with emphasis on the importance of utilizing garments certified for the hazard.

Derek Sang, Bulwark Protective Apparel

Recognizing Industrial Hygiene Hazards in Construction

This presentation will help participants recognize prevalent and emerging health hazards in construction and provide information on how to use best practices for abating health hazards found on construction sites. As part of the presentation, chemical, physical, and biological hazards will be reviewed as well as methods used to sample and control health hazards.

Curt Wittman, Colden Corporation

The Kevin Bailey Story

Everyone can learn from someone else's mistake. After nearly losing his life in a work-related accident, Kevin Bailey suffered immeasurable physical pain and caused emotional pain for his family. A nationally-recognized speaker, Kevin will emphasize the importance of safety in the workplace, while focusing on job complacency, risk-taking and attitude.

Kevin Bailey, SAFE Safety Awareness For Everyone

Unique Role of a Union Safety Representative

This session will discuss the role of the union safety representative. Featuring a diverse panel of speakers, these affiliates will disclose their selection process, roles and responsibilities, day-to-day activities and how it benefits the company and the union.

Jack Griffith, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC)

Exceptional People (the critical factor for safety process success)

Not everyone can lead. True leaders are exceptional people that are willing to put forth their best effort. A lot has been said about leadership as a necessity for success, yet much less has been said about developing that leadership. This presentation will examine the attributes of these exceptional people and how we might encourage organizations to develop the potential of their members.

Steve Williams, ADSI

State-Plan VPP Managers Open Forum

This workshop will allow participants to hear from various state-plan VPP managers about best practices that occur in each state and will review the differences in the program from state to state. This workshop will be very valuable for those companies who have sites in multiple state-plan states, and will include a chance to ask any questions of the state managers.

Redesigning Safety Programs to Adequately Engage the Employees of the Future (Millenials)

Redesigning Safety Programs to Adequately Engage the Employees of the Future (Millennials) As the workforce of today continues to transition from Baby Boomers and Gen Xers to Millennials, it is imperative that the design of safety programs adapt as well. Learn about the challenges and the need to redesign safety programs from two industry insiders, a Baby Boomer with 30+ years of field and management experience and a Millennial that is embarking on a career in the industrial world of safety. The topics presented will illustrate the need to alter the means and style of communication and training in order to effectively engage millennials to garner their commitment, ownership and compliance.

Rob Hill, Nustar Energy; Alexis Aceves, Hunt Construction 

Improve your Safety Culture through an Effective Safety Campaign

Most companies do not have a lack of desire, dedication or even funding to keep their employees safe. What they often lack is a plan. This session addresses the ineffective approach that consists of sporadic events, lack of consistency and commitment resulting in the “flavor of the day” safety effort that results in meager results.

Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety Equipment


THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017

 

THURSDAY 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

State-Plan VPP Managers Open Forum

This workshop will allow participants to hear from various state-plan VPP managers about best practices that occur in each state and will review the differences in the program from state to state. This workshop will be very valuable for those companies who have sites in multiple state-plan states, and will include a chance to ask any questions of the state managers.

Various State-Plan VPP Managers

Don't Dodge It, RAM It! Creating a Risk Assessment Matrix

Through an interactive classroom experience, students will learn the basics of the Risk Assessment Matrix (RAM) Score, how to use it and how they can directly apply this tool in their workplace. Hands on activities will include the use of RAM scores on mock scenarios, open discussion on assessing risks associated with tasks and discussion on industry-specific application, which will all help provide a consistent hazard assessment in the workplace.

Brent McCarty, Marathon Petroleum; Michael Moore, Marathon Petroleum Company, LP

The New Face of HazCom – SDS & Label Compliance in the Post-GHS Deadline Era

In this session, we will address the often elusive areas of SDS and label compliance under HazCom. Given the integral role they play in HazCom, by equipping EHS professionals with information necessary to tackle SDS and label compliance issues head-on, we are paving the way for companies to more easily achieve and maintain a fully compliant Hazard Communication Program today and well into the future.

Glenn Trout, VelocityEHS; Chuck Haling, VelocityEHS

SC VIP; Empowering Safe Minds

This workshop is a hands-on cooperative effort among South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Greenville County Schools, students and VPP companies designed in preparing high school, technical school and/or community college students with knowledge of VPP-level safe work practices and principles upon entering the work force.

Scott Hatchell, Nucor Steel Berkeley; Sharon Dumit, SC OSHA; Lynn Tuten, Greenville County School District

Walking and Working Surfaces - the New Standard

Falls are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. This workshop will highlight the most significant changes in the Walking Working Surfaces standard and will include an update on the ladder standard.

Brian Bennett, EHS Excellence Consulting; Norman Deitch, EHS Excellence Consulting LLC

Engaging the Next Generation of Safety Professionals

Too often, companies fail to recognize and utilize a critical component in the promotion of the safety process – front line supervisors, who have the greatest opportunity on a daily basis to affect safety performance and impact the bottom line. This session will explore the skills necessary for supervisors to be effective players in the overall safety process and multiply your safety force.

Clint Wolfley, Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Fatality & Catastrophic Event Prevention

Recordable injuries across most industries have shown a steady decline over the past several years, yet workplace fatalities have not. During this session we will explore a case study of a large refinery that had averaged a fatality per year for over 30 years and how those fatalities were abruptly stopped by implementing an advanced safety process.

Steve Williams, ADSI

Training Aerial Work Platform Operators Through Virtual Reality

This presentation will define virtual reality and augmented reality, including how and when the technologies emerged and grew to where they are today. Leveraging JLG’s technology and training expertise, the speaker will demonstrate the use of virtual reality for aerial work platform operator training. The presentation will also show examples of virtual reality and augmented reality.

Rick Smith, JLG Industries, Inc.

Best Methods to Create Behavior Change in Material Handling Workers

Musculoskeletal injuries are some of the most frequent and expensive injuries, while also being some of the most difficult to avoid. This talk looks into different techniques to reduce at-risk postures, based on the ability of a wearable device to measure the number of at-risk postures a worker performs per day.

Haytham Elhawary, Kinetic

Leapfrogging from Compliance to Culture

With limited time, budget and an urgency to mitigate risk, safety professionals need to spot the most efficient path by pursuing the big improvement opportunities. This session will launch you well beyond OSHA compliance to a self-compliant culture of safety.

Tim Page-Bottorff, SafeStart(R)

What to Expect from the "New OSHA"

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is among many organizations that will have to make major adjustments due to governmental changes. OSHA must adapt to a new environment, and employers need to be prepared for this “new OSHA.” In the past, OSHA was focused on policies that led to increased enforcement actions. The future of OSHA will see an increase in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). However, the employer must still be aware of activities that will cause a citation. This session will explain what can be expected of safety regulations, compliance assistance and available resources.

Sheldon Primus, Utility Compliance Inc.

*Planning for the Fall - Evaluating Hazards and Solutions for the Best Outcome

Fatalities from falling from elevation are on the top of the OSHA Fatal Four List.  Planning for the Fall and evaluating hazards and solutions for the best outcome is a necessity for not making this list.  This workshop will discuss: Common Fall Hazards, Hierarchy of Controls, Calculating Fall Clearances, Product/System Selection, The Toolbox Approach. 

 Dan Henn, Vice President of Operations, Reliance Industries, Deer Park, Texas

 

THURSDAY 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Develop Your Own Health and Safety Learning Program for Adult Learners

Learning can be difficult, and it is made even more difficult when you have to write your own course for adults with varying ages, cultures and blended learning styles. This all-level course will explain the difference between behavioral, performance and learning objectives. It will also provide step-by-step guide detailing how to write learning objectives, structure course content and provides simple but effective techniques for assessing your learner.

Delaney King, Instructional Designer & Training Specialist, Superior Glove

Using ANSI Z359.2 to Manage Fall Hazards

This interactive workshop will use the newly released ANSI / ASSE Z359.2 to identify, assess, control and identify training needs for fall hazards by using case studies of industrial worksites. Attendees will be broken into small groups with the intent of making the connection between case study, hierarchy of safety controls and available consensus standards to improve the quality of their fall protection programs.

Kevin Denis, Gravitec Systems, Inc.

OSHA VPP: Back to the Future

A trio of uniquely qualified experts will provide valuable insights regarding OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) – past, present, and future. Referencing the popular 80s movie trilogy, Back to the Future, this fun and energetic workshop will cover a variety of VPP topics.

Steven Witt; Douglas Gunson, Nucor Corporation; Tim Boe, Rose Law Firm

Healthier Workers Improve Safety, Productivity, and Absenteeism Rates

This workshop will focus on an all-volunteer wellness program, an employee-run committee that promotes the health and wellness of employees. Participants in this lively interactive presentation will learn how to implement a successful wellness program that is based on management commitment, worker involvement and teamwork.

Katie Hughes, UCOR; Felicia McIntosh, UCOR

The Safety Man Movement

It’s time to stop pushing the responsibility of safety onto the shoulders of a select few and begin to bear this load together. To drive this concept, this presentation will introduce “The Safety Man Movement” and how it can spur a cultural shift in your safety environment.

Terry D. Gray, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. Newport News Shipbuilding

"The Worst Plant - A Virtual H&S Audit"

This highly interactive seminar covers the primary health and safety (H&S) topics encountered in today’s businesses by guiding participants through a virtual tour of “the worst plant in the world.” The overall goals of the session are to educate participants about hazard and risk assessment techniques and various compliance audit and assessment scenarios.

Corey Briggs, Ramboll Environ; Kelly Young, Ramboll Environ

Carrying a dime-to carrying a smartphone - Adapting safety in a multigenerational workforce.

From Baby Boomers to Millennials, each generation has grown up with different expectations on how they should/can play a role in the safety program. During this presentation, several best practices will be shared to display how a diverse workforce embraces a safety program and makes it their Safety Culture, ensuring that the entire workforce is engaged in the safety activities, keeping it “fresh” and dynamic to increase enthusiasm, while still maintaining the structure to reinforce consistent results.

James Charlton, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; Tricia Blush, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; Glenn Bishop, Savannah River Remediation

Power Hour

Presenters from a diverse group of companies, including Raytheon, Cintas, Honeywell and Mary Kay, will have a timed, short opportunity to pass on his or her expert knowledge or story before the next presenter takes command of the stage in this “tell me, but tell me quick” format. Attend this curiously fast-paced session that will have you on the edge of your seat as presenters share innovative ideas, lessons learned and technical content, all designed to invigorate your leadership and empower your employees.

Various Speakers

What's sustainability got to do with it?

Organizations cannot be truly sustainable without balancing the 3Ps—people, planet, and profit. This workshop will discuss how recasting your safety and health programs within sustainability efforts can help you step up your commitment and approaches to management leadership, worker participation, and proactive processes of finding and fixing hazards before injuries and illnesses occur.

William Perry, OSHA

Driving Hazard Identification Through Experiential Learning

Description: Learn how to reinvigorate your hazard identification programs with an exciting and innovative employee led initiative that takes safety education to new heights. The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant will share their best practice of using simulations of accidents to engage the workforce and meet site wide leaning objectives. This isn’t your average approach to employee engagement. Get inspired, get imaginative, and get busy creating a new and improved approach to safety!

Cara Tseng, PCAPP

Safety Culture: Who’s Driving the Bus?

This three-part presentation explores some safety beliefs that I have developed through years of classroom interaction and study. Part 1: What are we really trying to accomplish in safety? Part 2: What is leadership’s role in defining safety culture? Part 3: The role of lagging and leading indicators in the organization. Who is accountable?

Duane Smith, Alliance Safety Council

*Electrical Safe Work Practices – Ingredients for a Success Program

Most workers know that electricity can be dangerous, but not everyone truly understands why. This presentation is designed to provide an elevated awareness for all attendees of the following: Common electrical hazards and risks found in industry today; Overview of industry trends / statistics that illustrate why we need to improve worker knowledge and to train to identify better and avoid electrical hazards; General compliance regulations (OSHA) and relevant industry standards (NFPA 70E) requirements; Common pitfalls associated with written electrical safety procedures and qualified electrical worker and non-qualified worker training programs; How to apply best practices, effective principles, procedures and controls to safeguard all employees (qualified electrical workers and non-qualified workers); Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi Refineries’ journey towards the goal of achieving excellence in electrical safety over the last three years.

Jeremy Presnal, CSP, OHST, CHST, SGE, Flint Hills, Resources

 

THURSDAY 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Seven Delusions in Disaster-Prone Organizations

Organizations are like the Titanic: Our delusions let us enter dangerous waters at full speed, ignoring obvious signs of impending catastrophe. This workshop analyzes seven delusions in disaster-prone organizations, such as BP Texas, Bhopal, Piper Alpha – and possibly yours….

Steve Woodward, SAFEmap International

Stump the Safety Guy - Keeping it Real: Tough Safety Talks From the Floor 

This interactive session will explore some of the typical tough topics of safety messaging through a roleplay-based forum. The audience will be asked to play the part of the cynic, the know-it-all, the indifferent and the independent employee while a safety champion tries to deliver a safety message aligned with a successful VPP safety culture.

Rod Thornton, Raytheon

Genuine Culture Takes Genuine Care : How World Class and Sincere Responses To Safety Matters Lead to World Class and Sincere Safety Cultures

This workshop will show how the Mobile Alabama Cintas operation has created a strong safety culture through their commitment to respond positively, promptly and with genuine care to all safety-related matters brought to them by their employee-partners. The presenters will share specific examples of how they apply this strategy to a wide variety of safety situations and how this approach can profoundly enhance the safety culture of any operation.

Clinton McFerrin, Cintas Corporation; James Hall, Cintas Corporation; Kevin Landry, Cintas Corporation

1.5 Million Dollar Vehicle Collision leads to Organizational Learning

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) experienced a multi-vehicle collision when one of their ambulances rear-ended an INL Fire Engine at over 60mph. Prepare to be enlightened with a passionate message about human error resulting in this collision and walk away with strategies to manage human error and the inevitable distractions of driving by learning Human Performance Improvement tools that can be immediately added to your repertoire.

Lynn Ellsworth, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance; Tyson Allen, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance; Jaron Ricks, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance

Job Satisfaction, the Secret Ingredient for Exceptional Employee Involvement

Engaged employees are essential in achieving and maintaining a high performing culture that supports safety excellence and VPP. The speaker will show attendees the concepts, tools and methods that lead to engaged and motivated employees and improves the VPP process at their site.

Chet Brandon, ATI Worksite Solutions

The Arc Flash Hazard and the Last Line of Defense

Attendees will learn about the four primary subjects essential to understanding, and protecting against, the arc flash hazard in an industrial/utility workplace. Using video clips, causes and consequences of arc flash are examined, with emphasis on historical data, real accidents, body burn injury and non-flame resistant versus flame resistant clothing.

Scott Francis, Westex by Milliken

Randy's Story; How An Accident IMPACTS More Than Just You

Everything you do impacts somebody. Don’t believe that? Listen to renowned safety speaker Randy Royall as he shares his personal story of how complacency almost cost him his life, family and career. Randy warns that this presentation is not politically correct but he will have you laughing, crying, sitting on the edge of your seat and wanting to hear more.

Randall W. Royall, randyroyall.com

Element Ownership Program (EOP)

In this presentation PCAPP will share with you their way to ensure all elements of VPP are not only met but evaluated each year by employees and managers a like. PCAPP has a very unique and challenging environment, with multiple companies and the government, all charged with safely disposing of the countries chemical weapons.

Adam J. Hotzel, PCAPP; Shelly Ettel, PCAPP; Cara Tseng, PCAPP; Thomas Fritch, PCAPP

Putting the FUN in a FUNctional Safety and Health Management System

A functional safety and health management system starts with training so that everyone understands the programs, work practices and equipment. This presentation will include ways to make training fun and interactive using the resources and tools all sites have at their disposal. Creating an atmosphere for safety will pay dividends to a site and keep up morale.

Nancy Mugavero, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA

The Magic of Safety Communications  v2.0

No techniques are off limits for making your communications memorable and effective! James Barrett and Nicole Sweeney demonstrate how communication initiatives and a little magic are used at the largest Star site in Region IX to reach employee populations and focus the messages.

Nicole Sweeney, Raytheon Missile; James Barrett

Coaching and Worker Observations

When observing workers, are you a cop or a counselor? Are you looking for compliance issues or trying to shape worker behaviors? Are you adding value or just checking a box? In this session, attendees will get an introduction to a coaching process for performing worker observations. We will focus on preparing to coach, what good coaching looks like, communicating, acknowledging behaviors and actually helping workers improve – not just pointing out their flaws. This session is ideal for anyone wanting to improve the quality and effectiveness of their engagements in the field with their workers.

David Sowers, Knowledge Vine

*Don’t get “Struck by or Caught Between” – Don’t get on the OSHA Fatal Four List

Being struck by an object is one of the most common accidents that cause death, especially in the construction industry.  On the other hand, caught-between accidents occur when a person is crushed, pinched or caught between a moving object and a stationary object or between two moving objects.  This workshop describes both scenarios and outlines ways to prevent workers from landing on OSHA’s Fatal Four List.

Speaker TBD

 

THURSDAY 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Highly Effective Leadership Conversations for Extraordinary Safety Performance

During this very lively and entertaining session with audience participation, demonstrations and exercises, good communication is stressed by focusing on how language and conversations affect human performance. Participants will walk away with very specific communication and conversational skills to immediately improve safety performance and all other business objectives as well.

Roy Flores, Flores & Associates

Preparation for the VPP Onsite Visit

This presentation is a detailed description on what to expect and how to prepare for the VPP audit. Topics will include setting the date of the onsite visit, management and employee readiness, appropriate documents to have on hand, and more. It will also cover what to expect after the VPP report.

Paul Modjesky, Valero Refining Company, Benicia Refinery; Michelle Zapanta, Valero Benicia Refinery

Making Safety a Culture, Not Just an Initiative

Leadership commitment (or lack thereof) to safety is always apparent. This interactive workshop will take participants through a series of fun, meaningful and successful activities which thoroughly engage management and set the stage for safety as a priority. Highlights will include walking the walk, talking the talk and identifying what’s wrong with this picture.

Deborah Hampton, Odebrecht Construction, Inc.; Dwayne Jeffery, Odebrecht Construction Inc.

Tackling 7 of the Top Misuses of Fall Protection Equipment

Fall protection equipment is the most visible aspect of a fall protection program, and it can be the most costly as well. Unfortunately, these investments can be nullified—or even magnified—due to equipment misuse or cheating. This presentation will cover seven of the most common equipment misuse issues and will leave participants better equipped to identify and correct these issues within their workplaces.

Kevin Wilcox, LJB Inc.

OSHA Special Government Employee (SGE) Program

So you want to become a SGE? Learn what it takes to become a VPP Special Government Employee (SGE). Hear about the new program requirements and expanded roles that SGEs can assist with beyond VPP onsite evaluations. SGE qualifications, application process, and training requirements and responsibilities will be discussed.

Terry Penn, OSHA

Electrical Hazards Associated with the Use of Temporary Power

Temporary power is used on construction sites and throughout industry for most maintenance, repair, remodeling, janitorial, landscaping, or any other activity that would require the use of extension cords. Attend this lecture to learn about the hazards associated with using extension cords, along with the safety considerations for properly selecting extension cords based on the application.

Dennis Neitzel, AVO Training Institute, Inc.

What work surface is best to stand on to enhance work performance?

The indiscriminate introduction of floor mats or insoles for standing employees have unknown effects on upright balance reactions and characteristics at the workplace. Come to this lecture to learn about a study that provided ergonomists, safety personnel and management some guidelines for implementing safety initiatives for purchasing and installing the most appropriate floor surface material and/or insoles for their employees.

Patrick Carley, American International College; Dr. Susan Lachowski, American International College

Pushing Through the Plateau: Taking Your Safety Program to the Next Level

Your accident and injury rates are low but remain stubbornly consistent. You’re seeing a spike in the severity of the incidents that do still occur. Sound familiar? This session will take an unflinching, data-driven look at these trends and their causes—the unintended consequences of conventional wisdom, and we will look at discoveries in brain science that will help take your safety efforts to the next level.

Mark Pergrem, SAFEmap International

Training Power Bursts

Training Power Bursts is an innovative, yet simple, method to create focused-safety training that your team members will remember and respond to. The goal is for you to take and apply this approach to create fun, interactive, and actionable training events. Join our session, grab your camera and let’s make some safety magic.

Jeffrey Stolz, Raytheon; Stephanie Gonzalez, Raytheon

The Evolution of Drug Testing

Since drug testing first became commonplace, it has been an ever-changing science. It is important for all employers to remain informed about changes in workplace drug testing. In this session, attendees will be presented with a brief history of drug testing and learn about new modes of testing, such as hair, nail and oral fluids. The pros and cons of each method will also be discussed. 

Sarah Taylor, Gulf Coast Occupational Medicine

*Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) and Foundations for Safety Leadership program Review

CPWR is dedicated to reducing occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the construction industry.  This workshop provides an overview of two successful processes, developed by the CPWR.  The Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) website is a free online assessment tool that gives companies and workers the opportunity to learn more about the 8 leading indicators of job site safety climate and get a tailored report about their own job site safety climate.  The second program overview is Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL).  This review will describe the training and benefits of implementing this leadership skills training.

Linda Goldenhar, Ph.D., The Center for Construction Research and Training

Safety Operations and the Role of Technology

As companies look to digitize their paper-based safety audit programs, inspections, observations, work permit procedures, or other operational processes the speaker will discuss how companies can focus their strategy on digitizing functions and processes that drive outcomes important to the business. The discussion will also discuss how companies should re-think the traditional ways of collecting and analyzing field data to increase revenue, minimize risk, and reduce costs.

April Rassa, Progressly

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

 

FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Another Means of Worksite Analysis – NFPA 652’s Standard on Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)

In this breakout session we will discuss the NFPA’s new “Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust,” which provides tools for hazard identification and dust hazard analysis methodologies. The standard also includes a Management System similar to OSHA’s PSM which can be incorporated into the VPP elements.

Scott Genta, Safety Management Services, Inc.

The Buried Truth Uncovered

Eric Giguere was a laborer installing water lines when the trench he was in collapsed. In this presentation, Eric describes the events leading up to his accident, how it could have been prevented and the impact the accident has had on him and his family. His message is simple and serious: This can happen to you.

Eric Giguere, Safety Awareness Solutions

SOAR

The SOAR (Safety Observation Analysis & Reporting) program helps you to stop looking in the rearview mirror and provides a formalized process for observing, documenting and tracking safety behaviors and work site conditions. The purpose of the SOAR program is for continual safety improvement by observing and engaging the work force, analyzing leading safety indicators gathered through observation and implementing proactive measures before incidents occur.

Gilberto Aceves, NRG El Segundo; Jonas Jackson, NRG Cabrillo

Implementing & Managing Electrical Safety Programs

Implementing complete and effective electrical safety programs is a complex and often costly challenge for safety managers, especially as the details of electrical systems and work practices is beyond the knowledge and skill set of safety professionals. This workshop is designed for safety managers to build a roadmap for successfully implementing their electrical safety programs for long term results.

Jim Schuster, Martin Technical, Inc.

Fits Like a Glove - ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 Hand Protection Classification

ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 addresses the classification and testing of hand protection for specific performance properties related to mechanical protection, chemical protection and other performance characteristics. This class will provide a better understanding of the evolving safety standards, testing methods and glove engineering for cut and puncture hazards, and will assist safety professionals with choosing the proper hand protection with greater precision and accuracy.

Blackburn, Susan, UCOR; Tom Bock, UCOR

Driving Safety Culture Change Focusing on Building a Caring Culture and the Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

This presentation explores how to drive enterprise safety culture change that results in the relentless pursuit of excellence. The foundation of this initiative is based on the positive energy generated from building a caring culture.

Glenn Blazek, Aerojet Rocketdyne

The Ripple Effect: the impact unsafe work acts have on your family

Kayla Rath was nine years old when her father, Brad Livingston, was involved in two preventable back-to-back workplace explosions. Kayla speaks to the heartache and eventual healing that came from an unsafe act in the workplace. Brad will be on hand too as they tell the story of the workplace accidents that changed the course of the entire family’s lives.

Brad Livingston, Just A Second Ago; Kayla Rath, Kayla Rath

Navigating the Maze of Safety Certifications: Which One Is Right for You?

Congratulations! You’ve decided to give yourself a competitive edge by obtaining a safety credential. But where do you start? With so many different credentials out there, it can be overwhelming to choose the best path forward. How do you determine which credential is best for you and your future? This informative session will provide an overview of the various credentials available to safety professionals including CSP, CHST, OHST, COSS and more. We’ll also highlight the key elements to consider in order to help you select a credential that’s just right for you.

Mike Page, Alliance Safety Council

 

FRIDAY 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

HOW to run an effective Early Intervention Program with OSHA Guidelines in mind

This presentation will review the definition of First Aid – 1904.7(b)(5)(ii). Pitfalls to mismanagement will be discussed and case studies given demonstrating measurable outcomes. Objectives will provide an overview of First Aid – 1904.7(b)(5)(ii) and Protective Limitations – OSHA Directive CPL 02-00-135, as well as discuss the key elements for running an effective early intervention program.

Sheila Denman, ATI Worksite Solutions

Employee Testing; What Could Go Wrong

This interactive workshop will teach you to identify effective versus ineffective employment tests. It will touch on basic laws you should know and help you understand case law, as well as how to avoid legal pitfalls. You don’t want to recommend a service that will only lead to a legal challenge for your customer. Know when and what to recommend.

Jim Briggs, Advanced Ergonomics Inc.

Overhead and Gantry Crane - Best Practices

Fueled from a gantry crane-related loss of a teammate and friend, presenters Bobby Hamilton and Chris Brubeck offer a presentation that discusses both OSHA and ASME's crane-related requirements. This session will review best practices in relation to initial training, qualification, refresher, retraining and documentation. It will also offer not only a narrative example, but the practical application of the same through pictures, sample qualification cards, and checklists.

Nucor Steel, Inc.

Godzilla, the Hills Have Eyes, and The Chernobyl Diaries: What are they doing out there?!

While the nuclear industry has its own set of unique hazards, it may indeed be the greenest and most efficient answer to our nation's current energy crisis and remain the solution for years to come. Attend this lecture to understand what these unique hazards are and how to mitigate them. Also, learn how to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions for future generations.

Audrey Garrett, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance; John Poole, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance

Creating and Sustaining a Robust Safety Culture

At UCOR, each individual is considered a safety leader. Attend this workshop to learn about UCOR’s workforce, which has been recognized by the Department of Energy with the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) at the Star level. This presentation describes the basics of the five core functions and eight guiding principles of the UCOR Integrated Safety Management System.

Libby Gilley, UCOR; Michelle Keever, UCOR

Creating Goals that Drive Real Improvement

What are your site’s goals for improving safety? This presentation goes beyond smart goals and tells you how to create wise goals, which are designed to generate action and help improve the safety culture while achieving desired safety results. If you are involved in creating high-level organizational safety and health goals intended to drive continuous organizational improvement, attend this lecture.

Philip M. Host, Concurrent Technologies Corporation; Janet Nixon, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Safegagement

Introducing Safegagement – a dynamic approach which focuses on emotional connections, behaviors and engaging employees that will take workplace Safety and Employee Engagement to a whole new level. Safegagement was conceived by Jeff Ross, President & CFO at C.A. Short Company. It occurs when engaged employees are safer at work and make better decisions because they care about those they work with, the company they work for and the overall accomplishments of the organization.

Jeff Ross, C.A. Short Company

Turbo Boosting Your Training!

As safety and health trainers, we often critique our own work and find ourselves repetitively asking the same question: How can I make my training sessions more effective? The answer is simple: turbo boost your training! Some of the simplest ways to turbo boost our training is to prepare, practice and present training in a manner that is engaging, entertaining and most of all educational. With training that includes a healthy balance of workshops, video, roundtable discussions and creatively designed PowerPoints, we can truly make training sessions engaging, entertaining and educational in order to deliver an effective training program. 

Douglas Castro, Global Educational Resource Alliance 


*Indicates this workshop is part of the Construction Track. 

Colden Corporation is an occupational health, safety and environmental consulting firm owned and managed by practicing Certified Industrial Hygienists and Certified Safety Professionals. 

We are a dynamic and growing EHS business, seeking experienced individuals to join our team serving premiere clients including Fortune 100 companies.

Colden is committed to employee professional growth through training and diverse EHS consulting opportunities.  We offer an attractive compensation package, medical benefits, 401K retirement plan, paid vacation, and profit sharing.

 

 

Job Description:

Colden Corporation is currently hiring a Certified Safety Professional with 5 to 10 years of experience to work out of their Philadelphia area office. 

  • Work with a team of CIHs, CSPs, senior scientists, and specialists to provide environmental, health, and safety consulting services to a variety of industrial and non-industrial clients.
  • Interact with business leaders, technical personnel and production workers.  Strong interpersonal skill, professionalism, and ethical conduct are essential.
  • Review, revise and provide overall program management for a range of clients.
  • Perform site wide safety audits for a range of clients.
  • Prepare and deliver safety training in a variety of settings.
  • Provide management for junior health and safety specialists.
  • Prepare written reports using MS Office Applications.

 

Requirements:

  • Certification as a safety professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
  • Science degree (BS), MS degree preferred.
  • Proven work history of addressing a wide range of safety issues including confined space entry, fall protection, arc flash, machine guarding and others.
  • Experience with safety auditing in various industrial and construction settings a plus.
  • Must be capable of researching and accurately referencing standards (e.g., OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, ASHRAE, etc).
  • Consulting experience a plus.
  • Working knowledge of health and safety regulations, standards and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Experience and comfort with performing training a plus.
  • Must be able to manage challenging workload independently with support from others.
  • Must be self-motivated, reliable and recognize the importance of producing quality work.
  • Travel required up to 50%.

 

Colden Corporation offers competitive salary and benefits including health, life, disability and dental insurances; retirement plan; paid vacation, holiday and sick time; reimbursement for professional development efforts and professional organization membership. For more information about Colden, please visit www.colden.com

 

Interested persons should send a resume and cover letter to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference Philadelphia CSP in the email subject line.

Job Description:

Colden is seeking an EHS Project Manager to work out of our New York City office. This project manager will work with clients to manage and perform project work, prepare proposals, write reports, manage budgets and billing, and maintain client relationships.  

Interested persons should send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference “NYC Project Manager” in the email subject line.

About Colden Corporation

Colden Corporation is an occupational health, safety, and environmental consulting firm owned and managed by practicing Certified Industrial Hygienists and Certified Safety Professionals. 

We are a dynamic and growing EHS business, seeking and experienced professional to join our team serving premiere clients including Fortune 100 companies.

Colden is committed to employee professional growth through training and diverse EHS consulting opportunities.  We offer an attractive compensation package, medical benefits, 401K retirement plan, paid vacation, profit sharing, and reimbursement for professional development efforts. For more information about Colden, please visit www.colden.com.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist or Certified Safety Professional credential
  • 5 to 10 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, safety engineering, safety management, industrial hygiene, or similar field, or a science or engineering degree and relevant EHS work experience
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Manage challenging workload independently with support from others
  • Self-motivated, reliable, and recognize the importance of producing quality work
  • Working knowledge of health and safety regulations, standards and best practices
  • Willing to travel

 

Desired Qualifications:

OSHA 30-hour construction safety training

Preferred experience:

  • Industrial hygiene monitoring (noise and air)
  • Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) investigations and sampling
  • Mold, lead assessments
  • Legionella
  • Safety
  • Entertainment industry production
  • Commercial building facilities management
  • Consulting
  • Training

Under the moderate supervision of the Human Resources Manager, responsible for safety compliance training and policy requirements in addition to maintaining safety related policy, procedures, and  programs across OMU facilities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with an emphasis in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health and Safety, Human Resources, Business or Industrial Safety or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state legislations related to occupational safety preferred. 
  • Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards, safety methods, programs, policies and procedures preferred.
  • Ability to work with personal computer, websites, and a variety of software programs. Skill in developing and promoting safety awareness.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver training presentations.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize requirements, and be detailed-oriented.
  • Ability to show initiative and use sound judgment.
  • Must be able to independently schedule the workday and work alone.
  • Must exercise a high degree of confidentiality and integrity.
  • Three to Five years of direct safety experience considered.
  • Five plus years of direct safety experience preferred.

To Apply

Applications must be completed online at https://omu.applicantpro.com/internaljobs/544023-83025.html . Click on “Apply for this position” and follow the directions. You should receive an email when your application is received.

Owensboro Municipal Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/M/F/V/D

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VPPPA is very excited to partner with the Louisiana Governor’s Safety & Health Conference at this year’s event, Safety+. Together these two conferences will provide the safety professionals of Louisiana and the United States with top notch educational learning as well as strategic networking and a plethora of material to bring back to their worksites.

The following information is specifically for Louisiana Governor’s Safety & Health Conference attendees.

Registration

Previous Louisiana Governor’s Safety & Health Conference attendees will be able to register at the early bird rate throughout the entire registration period. Please visit https://thesafetyexpo.com/ to receive the promo code. You can register here.

Workshops

The Louisiana Governor’s Safety & Health Conference will have its own workshop track throughout the conference, however attendees are welcome to attend any workshop during the conference. A complete listing of the available workshops will be available in April.

Hotel

Room blocks have been set up at the New Orleans Marriott and New Orleans Sheraton to provide a discounted rate for all attendees. Please visit the hotel and travel page to see more information and to make your reservation.

Exhibitors

Louisiana Governor’s Safety & Health Conference exhibitors will have an area within the Safety+ Exhibit Hall to showcase their products to all attendees. Exhibitors can sign up by filling out the exhibitor form or calling 703-761-1146 x111. 

Floor Plan 

Advertise

VPPPA provides advertising opportunities within several publications to help build brand awareness, share the newest innovations with members and establish a network of contacts.

Options include the following:

  • Advertising opportunities in The Leader, VPPPA's quarterly magazine circulated to over 11,000 safety and health leaders
  • Advertising opportunities in the monthly E-Newsletter
  • Advertising opportunities in event publications including the Onsite Journal, mobile app and e-blasts
  • Ads on VPPPA's website

For more information on advertising, rates or deadlines, please contact the VPPPA National Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (703) 761-1146 x111 and have a look at our 2017 Marketing Guide. 


Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer sponsorship opportunities that are tailored to fit every budget level. Our sponsorship packages range from $100 to $20,000 and above. Generate business by getting in front of prospects that fit your niche. For more information on customizing your sponsorship package, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There are several ways to boost your company’s visibility and commitment to the safety and health community at the national symposium.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Mobile App
  • Onsite Journal
  • Meal Functions and Receptions
  • Banners, Signage, Column Wraps, Kick Panels, etc.
  • Relaxation Station
  • Hotel Key Cards
  • Pens
  • Attendee Gifts and Door Prizes
  • And much more!

Learn more from our 2017 Marketing Guide.

 

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All Safety+ exhibitors are listed below. Exhibitors from our partnering event, the Louisiana Governor’s Safety & Health Conference, are denoted with the below logo:
LGSHC

 

All courses will be taking place on Monday, August 28 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

VPP Stakeholder Meeting (12:30pm-4:15pm)

OSHA is seeking to recalibrate VPP so that it remains a brand synonymous with safety and health excellence, leverages partner resources, further recognizes the successes of long-term participants, and supports smart program growth. You can find the agenda for this meeting here. 

VPP Application® Workshop (8:00am–5:00pm)

The VPP Application Workshop provides hands-on experience in VPP application development. Industry leaders from VPP worksites and OSHA will guide you step-by-step through the process of putting together the major components of a successful application and review samples from applications submitted by VPP Star worksites.

Speaker(s): Mark Norton and Gilbert Aceves

What’s New in DOE-VPP? (For Individuals at DOE Sites, 8:00am–5:00pm)

This workshop, intended for employees at DOE sites, offers an overview of what’s new in the DOE-VPP program.

Speaker(s): DOE Representatives.

OSHA #7115 – Lockout/Tagout (8:00am-5:00pm)

This course covers the role and responsibility of the employer to develop and implement an energy control program, or lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) for the protection of workers while performing servicing and maintenance activities on machinery and equipment. Course topics include types of hazardous energy, detecting hazardous conditions, implementing control measures as they relate to the control of hazardous energy, developing and implementing

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 energy control programs including written isolation procedures, training of authorized and affected employees, and periodic inspection of energy control procedures using the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy Standard. Upon course completion the student will have the ability to explain the importance of energy control programs, procedures, training, audits and methods of controlling hazardous energy.

This course is being presented in conjunction with MidSouth OTI Education Center.

OSHA #7300 – Understanding OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Space Standard (8:00am-5:00pm)

This course covers the requirements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Standard. Course topics include safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry, and the evaluation, prevention, and abatement of these hazards. The course covers OSHA requirements; it does not feature workshops (instrumentation, control methods and testing) which are included in the OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined S

pace Entry. This course is designed for small employers or a designated representative (line supervisor or manager) with the responsibility to develop a permit-required confined space pro

gram. Upon course completion students will have a basic understanding of confined space hazards, evaluating and abatement of the hazards, and determining when a confined space shall be classified as a permit-required confined space.

This course is being presented in conjunction with MidSouth OTI Education Center.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training (12:00pm-5:00pm)

The purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program will teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate car to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

This course is being presented by the American Red Cross.

 

Before Pulling the Plug on VPP (1:00pm–5:00pm)

Has your company or represented employees thought about pulling the plug on VPP and calling it quits? In this session you will hear from workers and management regarding the trials of VPP. It will cover when tough economic times question the value of remaining in the program. It will discuss what options are available to assist an organization before the decision to bailout is made. In addition, the value and benefits of VPP will be reinforced. This is an interactive workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to address their issues and concerns throughout the session.

Speaker(s): TBD

Inspection Techniques and Hazard Recognition (1:00pm–5:00pm)

Attendees will learn the different types of inspections, inspection techniques and typical safety and health hazards.  The presentation will use pictures of both safe and unsafe conditions to illustrate the types of hazards that inspectors should be looking for.  This will be an active attendee participation workshop to identify illustrated hazards and discuss ways of controlling them.  It will also provide suggestions for post inspection responsibilities, such as tracking, correction and verification of correction.

Speaker(s): Norman Deitch and Brian Bennett, EHS Excellence Consulting

All courses will be taking place on Monday, August 28 at the New Orleans Convention Center.

VPP Application® Workshop (8:00am–5:00pm)

The VPP Application Workshop provides hands-on experience in VPP application development. Industry leaders from VPP worksites and OSHA will guide you step-by-step through the process of putting together the major components of a successful application and review samples from applications submitted by VPP Star worksites.

Speaker(s): Mark Norton and Gilbert Aceves

What’s New in DOE-VPP? (For Individuals at DOE Sites, 8:00am–5:00pm)

This workshop, intended for employees at DOE sites, offers an overview of what’s new in the DOE-VPP program.

Speaker(s): DOE Representatives.

OSHA #7115 – Lockout/Tagout (8:00am-5:00pm)

This course covers the role and responsibility of the employer to develop and implement an energy control program, or lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) for the protection of workers while performing servicing and maintenance activities on machinery and equipment. Course topics include types of hazardous energy, detecting hazardous conditions, implementing control measures as they relate to the control of hazardous energy, developing and implementing energy control programs including written isolation procedures, training of authorized and affected employees, and periodic inspection of energy control procedures using the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy Standard. Upon course completion the student will have the ability to explain the importance of energy control programs, procedures, training, audits and methods of controlling hazardous energy.

This course is being presented in conjunction with MidSouth OTI Education Center.

OSHA #7300 – Understanding OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Space Standard (8:00am-5:00pm)

This course covers the requirements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Standard. Course topics include safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry, and the evaluation, prevention, and abatement of these hazards. The course covers OSHA requirements; it does not feature workshops (instrumentation, control methods and testing) which are included in the OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry. This course is designed for small employers or a designated representative (line supervisor or manager) with the responsibility to develop a permit-required confined space program. Upon course completion students will have a basic understanding of confined space hazards, evaluating and abatement of the hazards, and determining when a confined space shall be classified as a permit-required confined space.

This course is being presented in conjunction with MidSouth OTI Education Center.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training (12:00pm-5:00pm)

The purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program will teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate car to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

This course is being presented by the American Red Cross.

 

Before Pulling the Plug on VPP (1:00pm–5:00pm)

Has your company or represented employees thought about pulling the plug on VPP and calling it quits? In this session you will hear from workers and management regarding the trials of VPP. It will cover when tough economic times question the value of remaining in the program. It will discuss what options are available to assist an organization before the decision to bailout is made. In addition, the value and benefits of VPP will be reinforced. This is an interactive workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to address their issues and concerns throughout the session.

Speaker(s): TBD

Inspection Techniques and Hazard Recognition (1:00pm–5:00pm)

Attendees will learn the different types of inspections, inspection techniques and typical safety and health hazards.  The presentation will use pictures of both safe and unsafe conditions to illustrate the types of hazards that inspectors should be looking for.  This will be an active attendee participation workshop to identify illustrated hazards and discuss ways of controlling them.  It will also provide suggestions for post inspection responsibilities, such as tracking, correction and verification of correction.

Speaker(s): Norman Deitch and Brian Bennett, EHS Excellence Consulting

llS is  currently seeking  an  environmental,  health  and s afety  (EHS)  professional  to  support  the  MSM

 business  in  the  Chesapeake /  Norfolk  VA  area  (to  include  IIS  employees  assigned to the Yorktown Naval Base).

As the assigned EHS Engineer, you will be responsible for initiating and maintaining EHS training and

injury prevention strategies, along with supporting other program, facility and operations efforts, as

required. You will take direction from the llS EHS Mission Area Manager and work collaboratively with the

site leads at each site.  T
he position will require travel to the two locations on a routine frequency.

Responsibilities:

  • Developandmaintainwrittenenvironmental,healthandsafety(EHS)plansandrequireddocumentation,tocomplywithfederal,state,local,andCustomerregulatoryandrequirements
  • EnsureemployeesreceiverequiredEHStrainingandthatitistracked
  • Developand/orimplementEHSprogramsandprojects.
  • DevelopandimplementEHSmanagementsystemstointegrateEHSintothebusiness
  • Interpret, recommend,andcomplywithEHSregulationsandCompany
  • Ensure the sites are prepared for corporate and OSHA VPP audits.
  • Removehazardsand/orprotectemployeesbymethodsincluding proper engineering controls, guarding,revisingworkproceduresandtraining,andrequiringuseprotectiveclothingandpersonalprotective
  • Takeeffectivestepstoensurethatworkplaceconditionscomplywithapplicablefederalandstatesafetyandhealthstandards,andensurethatallrequiredrecordsarepreparedandmaintained.
  • Providesupport(reviewandforcertificationjobhazardanalyses.
  • Prepareanddeliverpresentationsto
  • Supportsincidentandinjury
  • Ensure all environmental programs are in place and all required environmental reporting is completed on time to local, state and federal governments. 

Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

 

This position requires that a candidate have, or acquire, a Secret clearance. While a clearance is

not required to start work, a candidate must be clearable. US citizenship is a clearance

prerequisite. Raytheon will apply for a clearance on behalf of an individual selected who does not

have a clearance. A clearance that is existing and active (or inactive less than two years) is

preferred.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • SixmoreyearsexperienceinEnvironment,HealthandSafety(EHS)engineeringrelated
  • Abilitytoprioritizeandmulti-taskinafast-pacedenvironment,andimmediatelychangeprioritieswhenneeded.
  • Abilitytobeaneffectiveteammemberandteamleader.
  • Excellentverbalandwrittencommunication
  • Abilitytobeeffectiveinworkingwithpeopleacrossalllevels.
  • WorkingknowledgeEPAandOSHAenvironmentandsafetyworkplace
  • FormalEHStraining

Desired Experience and Capabilities:

  • CIH,CSP,CHMM
  • Knowledge Mil Specs and standards.
  • KnowledgeandexperienceworkingwithinOSHA
  • Experience in environmental management and reporting. 

Location:

  • Norfolk,VA
  • Chesapeake, VA
  • Yorktown VA

Required Education (including Major): Bachelor’s degree, Safety and Environmental

Management, E
ngineering, Science, Math, or related field

 

To apply, visit: https://jobs.raytheon.com/job/chesapeake/senior-environment-safety-and-health-engineer-ii/4679/3818416 

POSITION:                           Safety | HR Generalist                                                

DEPARTMENT:                  Human Resources

LOCATION:                         Plant Location, Prescott Valley, AZ                                                          

REPORTS TO:                      HR | Safety Manager

STATUS:                               Full-Time/ Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE:

 This position is responsible for the day-to-day interface with site leadership and team members on team member related issues, implement and monitor policies, procedures and communications including identifying best practices. It will also establish and enforce company requirements designed to provide appropriate guidelines and policy for all team members within our organization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Serve as an active member of the facility leadership team in the areas of safety and human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations, providing coaching as needed.
  • Continually improve the effectiveness of Safety | HR programs by developing strategies to improve team member satisfaction, leadership - team member relations and current processes and procedures.
  • Assist leadership with the performance review process: including administration of the review, to the development of goals and objectives.
  • Responsible to thoroughly investigate and assist in enforcing disciplinary action for any work- related, safety, or company violation.
  • Analyze workforce trends, data, and statistics and provide professional guidance to facility leadership based on this information.
  • Investigate team member concerns in an objective manner and provide recommendations for resolution.
  • Responsible for managing worker’s compensation, claims, and team member timely follow-up.
  • Collaborate with other HR | Safety team member’s across MI to identify and implement best practices.
  • Clearly define the expectations, implementation and compliance of the safety process as well as the desired safety and health results for the location.
  • Oversee worker’s compensation claims, and provide timely follow up.
  • Assist facility leadership to understand how the responsibilities of various levels of management interrelate to the safety effort.
  • Plans, prepares, and leads new hire orientation to foster positive and safe attitude toward company goals, vision, and common purpose.
  • To initiate and coordinate all safety related tasks at the location working with all departments and shifts.
  • Coordinate with the HR | Safety Manager to ensure that all the documentation concerning the safety department is up-to-date.
  • Evaluates site processes and equipment to determine controls needed to keep team members safe.
  • Ensures that team members understand safe work procedures and are competent to safely carry out their assigned duties.
  • Oversees the accident investigation process to determine the root cause. Works with the facility team to implement corrective actions to ensure a similar incident does not occur again.
  • Keeps injury trends and 300 log up to date to identify opportunities and to implement programs to improve accident statistics.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • BS/BA in Business with a Human Resources or Safety concentration and 3-5 years of HR or Safety Generalist experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations regarding safety and employment practices
  • Ability to multi-task, deal with team members with diverse backgrounds at varying levels of the organization and good problem solving skills
  • Superior presentations and analytical skills, plus demonstrated skills to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage and set priorities for multiple tasks.
  • High level of customer focus, both internal and external.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the position and may not include all of the duties required of the position. MI Windows and Doors, LLC is an EEO employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

https://miwindows.com/why-mi/careers 

REGISTRATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

Registration Policies

Confirmation Policy: Registrations will be processed and confirmations e-mailed within seven (7) business days of acceptance. Confirmations and proof of payment will only be provided electronically and only if the registrant provides an e-mail address.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by July 1, 2017, and a $100 processing fee will be charged per registrant. Cancellations will be processed post-conference within 30 business days. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellations and registrations received after July 1, 2017, are nonrefundable, but are transferable.
Substitution Policy: To receive a substitution form, go online to vpppa.org/national-conference/register to download the form or, call the VPPPA Office or submit in writing the name of the person to be substituted along with a completed registration form for the substitute attendee. No substitution fee will be charged. After August 1, 2017, substitutions must be made onsite.
No-Shows: Refunds are not granted for no-shows.
Electronic Recording Policy: No audio or video recording is permitted.
Contact Information: All correspondence concerning Safety+ originating from the association will be sent to the e-mail or mailing addresses provided on the registration form.
Registration Rate Deadlines: In order to receive a discounted registration rate, registration forms submitted via mail must be received with proper payment by the deadline dates indicated. Registrations submitted via fax or online must be date/time stamped by 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) of the deadline date indicated. Registration forms submitted without proper payment will not be processed and will not receive the discounted registration rate.
Pre-Registration Deadline: Registration will close Tuesday, August 8, 2017. After Tuesday, August 8, 2017, attendees are invited to register onsite.
Badges: Badges must be worn at all official symposium functions, including receptions. Badge sharing is not permitted.
Guests: Guests of registered attendees may only attend select symposium receptions. Guest badges for the applicable receptions can be obtained onsite during registration hours. VPPPA does not assume any liability for guests. Lunches, workshops and the general sessions are open only to registered attendees.
Tax Benefit Statement: Travel expenses for conventions sponsored by a non-profit organization such as VPPPA are tax-deductible if your attendance benefits your trade or business. Deductible travel expenses while away from your home/business include, but are not limited to the following costs: (1) travel by airplane, train, bus or car between your home and your business destination; (2) using your car while at your business destination; (3) fares for taxis or other types of ground transportation between the airport or train station and your hotel; (4) meals and lodging; and (5) tips you pay for services related to any of these expenses. For more information, please visit www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc511.html. To take this deduction, reference VPPPA’s tax identification number 54-1598954.
Event Interruption: If for any reason VPPPA determines to cancel Safety+ or change dates or location, no refund will be made and VPPPA shall not be financially liable or otherwise obligated.

 

 

Registration Type Definitions

Eligibility for selected registration type will be verified.
VPPPA Member: The VPPPA Member registration type is available only to employees at VPPPA member sites. The site’s membership must be current and dues must be paid for 2017. VPPPA membership and benefits cannot be shared with other sites. Corporate membership, as defined by the VPPPA Bylaws, is not an umbrella membership and only covers employees at the corporate site.
Nonmembers: Any registrant employed at a site that has not applied for VPPPA membership and/or whose membership is not in good standing must register at the Nonmember rate.
Chapter Board Representative: To register as a Chapter Board Representative, you must be currently serving on a VPPPA Regional Board as listed on the Region section of the VPPPA website.
DOD/DOE/OSHA: The DOD/DOE/OSHA registration type is intended for federal employees at the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as state employees of like-agencies. Employees of other government agencies and government contractors must select from the Member or Nonmember types and registration fee categories. If you are a DOD/DOE/OSHA representative and a speaker, please register as a DOD/DOE/OSHA Speaker. 
Speaker: Workshop speakers, moderators and coordinators, identified by the VPPPA Conference & Education Department, are eligible for the reduced Speaker rate. 
One-Day Attendees: One-Day registrations are available for registrants who are only attending the conference for one day. It is not possible to register as a one-day attendee for two separate days of the conference. Badges will be color-coded to show which day the attendee is registered for.
9 Paid, 10th Free (for VPPPA members only): Members will receive one (1) free registration for every nine (9) paid attendees from a single member site. Each registrant must complete a hard-copy registration form.

 
General Information

Safety+ Dates: August 29–September 1, 2017
Pre-Symposium Workshops: August 28, 2017
Expo: August 29–31, 2017
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Official Hotels:

  • New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 581-1000
  • New Orleans Sheraton, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-2500

To receive the VPPPA group rate, mention VPPPA when you make your reservations directly at either hotel. The deadline for hotel reservations is Tuesday, August 1, 2017, but we anticipate the room block to sell out far in advance.
Government Hotel Reservations: A limited number of government rate rooms are available. Reservations have to be made by calling the hotel directly.

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB

Provides technical expertise in the subject areas of employee injury and illness prevention, including regulatory compliance with OSHA standards and Noramco EHS Standards related to industrial hygiene and personnel safety.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages site industrial hygiene program:  Recognizes and evaluates employee exposures to various agents including chemical and physical hazards.  Performs basic characterization, qualitative risk assessment and quantitative risk assessment.  Maintains employee exposure records.  Provides employee notification of air sampling results.  Integrates risk-based exposure assessment process (RBEAP) into site industrial hygiene program, including sample planning.  Maintains appropriate air sampling media.  Maintains air sampling equipment.  As needed, provides training and oversight to other individuals collecting industrial hygiene data.  Makes recommendations to site management for exposure controls. 
  • Manages site respiratory protection program.  Maintains the written program, which includes multiple documents (e.g., procedures).  Conducts training for new hires and for periodic refresher.  Conducts annual fit testing campaign.  Maintains inventory of spare parts for various respirator systems; proficient in maintaining various respirator systems.  Provides technical support to capital projects related to respiratory protection.  Point of contact for contract inspectors of self-contained breathing apparatus.
  • Manages site hearing conservation program.  Performs sound level meter survey.  Performs personal dosimetry.  Maintains noise measuring equipment.  Evaluates results of noise measurements.  Makes recommendations to site management for noise control.
  • Manages site confined space program.  Evaluates new and/or modified spaces for applicability.  Performs annual site inventory.  Develops confined space-specific isolation procedures.  Provides confined space related training (e.g., as part of safe work permitting process).  Conducts annual audit of completed permits.
  • Manages site hazard communication program.  Maintain written hazard communication document.  Maintains list of hazardous chemicals.  Manages safety data sheets (SDS).  Collaborates with other internal departments to develop product labels, including international requirements.  Training to site as needed. Develops hazard communication shipping labels. Requests development of safety data sheets.
  • Manages site safe work permit program. Maintains written safe work permit document. Collaborates with other internal departments on changes to the safe work permit process.
  • Manages site radiation safety program. Maintains written radiation safety document. Conducts monitoring as needed. Provides employee notification of monitoring results. Maintains the site radiation permit. Point of contact for radiation inspection.
  • Primary site interface with Health Services Company to insure all affected personnel receive the appropriate medical surveillance.  Performs periodic analysis of inclusion criteria. 
  • Supports many site programs including the site ergonomic program, behavior based safety program, contractor management, hot work program, (including training and audit), hazardous energy control, emergency response program, powered industrial vehicle (e.g., forklift) program, machine safety program, fall protection program, which includes both “slips, trips, and falls,” plus fall from heights.  Participates on audits.
  • Performs inspections of site to identify and correct any deficiencies related to employee health or safety (e.g., housekeeping).
  • Participates in MAARS process as related to industrial hygiene and personnel safety.  Perform annual self assessments for health and safety related chapters.  Participate on triennial joint assessment.

ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Conducts employee safety and health training as required by OSHA, Participates in or leads EHS incident investigations.
  • Participates in site EHS hazard assessment processes, including: process hazard analyses (PHA); pre-startup safety reviews (PSSR), job safety analyses (JSA); Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) self-assessment; etc.
  • Participates on Noramco sub-committees as appropriate (e.g., industrial hygiene community of practice).
  • Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines including FDA, EPA, OSHA and DEA. 
  • Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.
  • Remains current in skills and industry trends
  • Performs other assignments as determined by the Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Chemical Engineering or equivalent from a four-year college or university and four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certification by American Board of Industrial Hygiene preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Reads, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, scientific and technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Writes reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, regulatory agencies and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Works with advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents and statistical inference.
  • Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
  • Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables.

OTHER SKILLS ABILITIES OR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Up-to-date knowledge of applicable government environmental and safety regulations (EPA & OSHA), and company policies.
  • Ability to interface with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to utilize computer software and customize programs to meet business needs.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing plant equipment and processes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to qualify for respiratory protective equipment use. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The job demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations and for establishing performance standards.  The percentage of time spent performing the various job duties is not absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross trained as shall be determined by the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  This document is not a contract for employment.

For information about applying online or to send a resume, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

 

2016 Scholarship Recipients

June Brothers Scholarship - Nicholas Pryor, Midvale, Utah
William “Sully” Sullivan Scholarship - Amanda Smith, Knoxville, Tennessee
The Stephen Brown Scholarship - Hope Wachtel, Carleton, Nebraska
Sergeant of Safety/DOD Scholarship - Toya Beiswenger, Kennewick, Washington

 


VPP Outreach Award

Brenda Wiederkehr, Access Health Systems, Latham, New York
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co, LP-Cedar Bayou Plant, Cedar Bayou Plant, Baytown, Texas

 


VPP Innovation Award

Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Richland, Washington

 


Safety & Health Outreach Award

Mission Support Alliance LLC, Richland, WA

 


Safety And Health Achievement Program Winners

The VPPPA Safety & Health Achievement Program offers a unique recognition of the association’s members, which is a vital aspect in maintaining the momentum of employee involvement in a safe and healthy work environment. The Voluntary Protection Programs could not be a success without workers, so the association created the award to recognize hourly and non-managerial workers who take the initiative to learn and apply safety and health best practices.

Candidates are required to demonstrate their safety and health knowledge and training by completing the program criteria as well as a safety and health workbook that tests their familiarity with workplace safety and health requirements, accident investigations and VPP procedures and requirements.

 
Candice Williams, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), Aiken, South Carolina
 
Chris Holley, Savannah River Remediation (SRR), Aiken, South Carolina
 
David Slaughter, GE Healthcare Surgery, Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Michael Young, Savannah River Remediation (SRR), Aiken, South Carolina
 
Ron Whiteman, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia
 
Terry Gray, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia

Congratulations to our 2017 award and scholarship winners!

Scholarships

June Brothers Scholarship Winner:

  • Alexandra Crabb, Wappapello, MO

Sergeant SafetyScholarship Winner:

  • Robin Henle, Richland, WA

Stephen Brown Scholarship Winner:

  • Maria Ellinger, Pasco, WA

William “Sully” Sullivan Scholarship Winner:

  • Jackson Steele Owens, Tucson, AZ

Annual Awards

VPP Outreach Award Winner:

  • Hendrickson Mitchell Ergo Team, Mitchell, SD

VPP Innovation Award Winners:

  • East Tennessee Technology Park—UCOR, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Washington River Protection Solutions, Richland, WA

VPPPA Safety & Health Outreach Award Winners:

  • East Tennessee Technology Park—UCOR, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Idaho National Laboratory—Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls, ID

Safety & Health Achievement Program Winners:

  • Curtis Crenshaw, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC
  • Darrell Freeman, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC
  • Dwayne Carter, HII-NNS, Newport News, VA
  • Edward Szela, GE Healthcare Electric Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
  • Loretta Williams, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC
  • Maggie Yarborough, HII-NNS, Newport News, VA
  • Marcus Hills, HII-NNS, Newport News, VA
  • Nicholas Mueller, GE Healthcare Electric Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
  • Paul Lux, HII-NNS, Newport News, VA
  • Robert Knoll, GE Healthcare Electric Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

VPPPA is governed by a dedicated National Board of Directors that meets quarterly and holds regular conference calls to decide the strategies and goals of the organization on behalf of the membership.

Further details will be provided soon regarding board meeting minutes.

Business:
    GE Power
Business Segment:
    Power Power Services
Function:
    Environmental Health & Safety
About Us:
    GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Role Summary/Purpose:
    The EHS Manager will provide leadership for the GE-Power-Global Repair Solutions site located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Essential Responsibilities:
    In addition, you will:
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of existing and proposed environmental health and safety Federal and Atlanta, State regulations
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable Waste, Water and Air regulations through required preventative maintenance of the equipment, recordkeeping, preparation of report and plans
  • Implement and execute GE EHS programs, processes to attain full compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Maintain site-specific EHS program and plans in accordance with state and federal regulations and company expectations
  • Provide leadership to site staff, employees and EHS committees that will continue to drive a strong EHS culture
  • Work closely with Operations Teams to ensure effective implementation of all Business and GE EHS Management Systems
  • Drive EHS compliance through audits, process / equipment review and proactive risk elimination and track corrective actions to closure
  • Drive GE Business and Company initiatives and values including IPP Heat Maps, HRP Program submissions etc.
  • Coordinate and conduct EHS training for employees contractors and visitors as needed
  • Maintain Contractor and Vendor EHS approval including insurance certifications and qualification to perform work
  • Conduct incident / accident investigations and develop corrective & preventive action plans
  • Maintain EHS expertise to provide technical and regulatory support to Operations teams
  • Coordinate EHS efforts among external GE and non-GE contractors who come to site and collaborate with the GE shared EHS services as needed
  • Compile periodic reports to HQ, work cooperatively with EHS HQ on various simplification and risk reduction projects and initiatives
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 4 years of related EHS experience in industry or manufacturing
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed and perform essential physical requirements in order to maintain compliance with regulations and business expectations
Desired Characteristics:
  • Advanced computer skills, primarily with MS Office software programs, i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access and able to navigate internet and intranet tools
  • Experience with regulatory agency interaction
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated influencing skills in a team environment workforce
  • Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA, RCRA, CAA, NPDES, TSCA, CWA, NERC and DOT regulations
  • Experience in Compliance Assurance; i.e. ISO9000, ISO14001, ISO18000 etc.
  • Ability to work with site management team and with all levels of management
  • 4 year degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Health and Safety or related technical degree from an accredited college or university
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt certification or Equivalent Quality certification
  • Experience at Manufacturing facility
  • Experience managing Title V Permits, NPDES permits, SWPP and SPCC plans, Hazardous Waste, and other environmental programs
  • Experience with Regulator inspections and disputes
  • Experience generating regulatory required reports such as EDRs, Air Emission Inventories, DMRs, Biennial Reports, etc.
  • Position requires self-starter with strong client and public communication skills

 

Apply on the GE website and search for 2806229 in the job number search bar. 

 

Function:
    Environmental Health & Safety
About Us:
    GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.Working for GE Aviation is exciting & challenging. Come see what you are missing!GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Role Summary/Purpose:
    The Lead Environmental Health & Safety Specialist will provide site support to a fixed facility. Within this role, you will apply your environmental, health & safety knowledge and expertise to solve problems, develop & execute objectives for yourself & others, while having the ability to effect short & long term business goals.
Essential Responsibilities:
    In addition you will :
  • Providing input into Site Environmental Health & Safety Leader and / or site leadership on EHS concerns
  • Initiating & influencing integration of EHS policies & practices into the business
  • Leading implementation of EHS programs and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Developing & maintaining general knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements
  • Performing program reviews, EHS assessments and driving closure of corrective actions to ensure compliance
  • Completing regulatory reporting requirements
  • Coordinating with consultants & contractors on EHS related concerns
  • Designing & conducting EHS educational programs
  • Supporting site EHS requirements for new product development
  • Presenting to internal teams on metrics, project status & research
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Environmental Health & Safety)
  • Minimum of 3 years of Environmental Health & Safety experience
Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels within the company as well as organizations outside GE (e.g., regulatory agencies)
  • Ability to lead process implementation in a teaming environment
  • Established program management ability, Six Sigma and / or Lean training
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations
  • Risk Reduction Techniques
  • Process Safety ManagemenWhy join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.Lynn is the home of the first U.S. jet engine thanks in part to relationships with material science researchers at nearby MIT. This continued relationship allows us to focus on product improvement. GE Aviation still a major employer in Lynn, assembling small commercial, military and marine engines in this Boston suburb. As a result, over 4,200 GE employees now call this historic area "home." Take the MBTA commuter rail into the nearby city of Boston. Several parks including the largest municipal park in New England, as well as the Lynn Beach offer resident relaxation. Learn more about our New England community! To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

 

Visit the GE website and search 2823899 in the job number search bar. 

 

Check out http://www.ge.com/careers for the latest safety and health jobs at GE. New posts are being added and expiring daily, so use the keyword search for the latest updates. 

What are Mediation Services?

Mediation services are an effort to bring two parties together that have arguable differences.  A mediator is used as a third party to keep things in an orderly, unbiased and structured fashion. Mediators collect information from both parties and collectively work for a compromising solution.

What is the purpose?

The Mediation Services Committee’s goal is to coordinate and communicate the benefits for labor (Union and Non-Union) management. The committee will identify and reconcile issues that could result in disputes. They will proactively resolve misunderstandings or disagreements between labor and management before the situation becomes a roadblock to the VPP process.

Who?

VPPPA mediators possess specific insight to the Voluntary Protection Program and are trained through the Federal Mediation Services.  The VPPPA mediators will make efforts to match up the best suited mediator in relation to location and issues. Collectively our team has over 70 years of experience, with numerous success stories across an array of industrial and business sites.

When should I get a mediator involved?

A mediator should get involved at the first onset where a compromising resolution is not attainable. Requesting an objective third party helps keep things in an orderly, unbiased and structured fashion. Ideally this is accomplished best before a standstill is reached.

Would you like to submit a request for more information or speak to a mediator?
Please fill out the information below including name, company, email address and phone number. Someone from the Mediation Services Committee will contact you within five to seven business days. 


 
Business:
    GE Aviation
Business Segment:
    Aviation Supply Chain
Function:
    Environmental Health & Safety
About Us:
    GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Role Summary/Purpose:
    The EHS Generalist for the Newark, DE facility will lead Air and Water Permit Modifications, Waste Water Treatment, and implement the Site Sampling and Analysis program to ensure sustainable compliance.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide support to Site Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Leader and/or site management on various EHS issues
  • Initiate, develop, and deploy EHS Site policies, practices, and procedures to support the CMC busines
  • Assist in implementation and auditing of EHS programs and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory and GE CEP requirements
  • Develop and maintain general knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements
  • Conduct EHS inspections, risk assessments and accident/incident investigations
  • Create and Manage EHS related records and documentation to demonstrate EHS programs effectiveness
  • Assist consultants and contractors on related EHS issues
  • Assist in conducting EHS education programs
  • Assist in issue resolution
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in Environmental Health SafetyELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment
Desired Characteristics:
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels within the company as well as organizations outside GE (regulatory agencies)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Established project & program management ability
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Six Sigma training (GE Employees only)
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of and experience with OHSA 1910.119 (PSM)
  • Knowledge of and experience with Emergency Response and Planning
  • Knowledge of and experience with Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomic principles.(AVI 
    - Composites Value Stream)

 

SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Safety Manager, this position is accountable to manage, oversee, and carryout safety programs and policies relating to applicable local, state, and federal regulations at the plant level.  The primary responsibilities of this position include planning, developing, implementing, and administering safety and health programs.  Interfacing with other management and hourly personnel regarding safety issues is also imperative in this position in order to reduce accidents/incidents and maintain safety at Oshkosh Corporation.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.        
Interface with safety teams and attend weekly team meets as a safety resource
2.        
Dotted line accountability for health services and worker compensation claims management staff
3.        
Investigate and report incidents and accidents regarding safety.  Report on accident data utilizing a computer database to track trends and injury rates.  Use this information to develop current and future loss control strategies and implement corrective actions to prevent similar incidents/injuries
4.        
Assist in the development, implementation, and administration of safety training and accident prevention methods and carry them out according to company programs and policies
5.        
Ensure enforcement of OSHA regulations and company safety policies and any disciplinary actions that may be necessary
6.        
Administer the DOT compliance program for Oshkosh Corporation drivers
7.        
Develop and attain personal goals based upon key areas of responsibility
8.        
Develop positive relationships with local, state, and federal agencies and outside specialists/organizations to enhance the credibility of the company’s health and safety programs Complete job assessments including ergonomics and machine safety/guarding and required periodic inspections of PPE, lockout tagout procedures, AEDs, eyewashes, etc
9.        
Execute timely coordination and communications in all areas internal and external to our business. Must periodically present safety information to senior and executive management.
10.        
Participate or lead other special projects or assignments as assigned by supervisor
11.        
Recommend plan for budgets and capital expenditures for safety-related issues in relating to the manufacturing process
12.        
Maintain a safety atmosphere in order to promote safe work practices and a positive safety culture
13.        
Use professional safety tools/knowledge such as ergonomics, management skills, industrial hygiene, presentation skills, etc. to convey and improve safety at Oshkosh Corporation
14.        
Position will require handling of highly confidential safety and medical information
15.        
Manage return-to-work program and assist with workers compensation claim activity.  Potentially represent the company in litigation of safety/worker compensation issues
16.        
Lead continuous improvement projects for safety and health services departments including ergonomics, lean activities, cost savings, etc
17.        
Consults with all levels of management including manufacturing managers, plant managers, coordinators, etc., the Occupational Health Nurse, the Claims manager, Union representatives and employees, Engineering and outside services including local, state, and federal agencies
18.        
Other duties as assigned

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field
  • 3-plus years experience in the safety field

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to assertively and efficiently multitask and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate safety information to all audiences
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, e-mail systems, and other advanced computer programs
  • Must be able to work a semi-flexible schedule including possible hours on 2nd and 3rd shift on short notice, or staggered shift for extended periods of time

Willing to travel up to 15% of the time

 

Send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or apply at www.mcneiluscompanies.com 

SUMMARY

Implement and manage safety programs and procedures that will reduce injuries and their associated costs, as well as meet all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. This position will support 29 Service Center locations within the Oshkosh Commercial Segment including NY, IL, MN, CT, OH, IN, PA, KS, WI, MD, LA, NC, TX, FL, GA, CO, CA, NV, AZ, UT, and WA. This position does involve approximately 50 percent travel.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.        
Conduct safety audits of facilities to pinpoint unsafe working conditions and practices and develop sound recommendations for corrections
2.        
Investigate injury reports and follow-up to ensure corrective action is taken
3.        
Maintain all required documentation for Oshkosh Corporation’s DOT program
4.        
Coordinate industrial hygiene testing and implement corrective action, if required
5.        
Oversee safety-related training that is required to remain in compliance with all applicable regulation
6.        
Update management on the status of Oshkosh’s safety program through monthly and quarterly reports
7.        
Develop and lead the Company’s ergonomics program.
8.        
Coordinate the services of insurance carriers and outside consulting personnel
9.        
Organize, plan, and steer the Safety Representative Program to ensure that Oshkosh employees are provided with a safe workplace
10.        
Manage worker’s compensation claims and oversee claims management
11.        
Maintain an active role on our Safety Implementation Team
12.        
Coordinate with manufacturing, engineering, etc., on the design and construction of new equipment, facilities, and processes to ensure safe design
13.        
Develop and recommend general accident prevention programs to include specific protective procedures and devices

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-plus years experience in a manufacturing environment

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledgeable with OSHA and DOT regulations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety related field
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills

7-plus years experience in a manufacturing environment

 

Send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or apply at www.mcneiluscompanies.com 

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

 

To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit www.covanta.com.

Information on our facilities is available at http://www.covanta.com/facilities.aspx.

For career opportunities, visit http://www.covanta.com/careers.

Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Reporting to the VP of Safety and Health, the Regional Safety Manager (RSM) maintains the health and safety regulatory compliance and program performance at operating facilities through the West Region (includes CA, HI, MI, MN, OR, Canada).

Set quarterly facility improvement plans for each facility in region, in conjunction with Regional VP of Operations and Facility Manager, for reduction of accidents, days since last OSHA recordable, maintenance of workers compensation costs, management of industrial hygiene monitoring programs and related medical surveillance programs, implementation of regulatory/Corporate programs and safety program budget costs.

Develop new corporate programs and conduct annual facility audits outside the assigned region including implementation of the Covanta STEP-UP Program.

Foster the success of programming through strong relationship with the facility/regional staffs, including the Regional VP, the facility manager and the facility safety coordinator. 

Complete quarterly snapshot audits at each facility and track/report per incentive programs

Assist the facility safety coordinator with preparation of training materials and coordination of weekly and monthly safety themes, completion of accident reports and generation of monthly accident statistics. 

Identify safety deficiencies while providing a means for cost effective corrective action.

Attend and teach training courses in the field of industrial hygiene, PPE requirements, safety investigation, and first aid and CPR techniques as well as trained in database use and input.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Safety expenditures;
  • Coordination/ tracking of medical surveillance program and lead exposure hours (using EEMFs);
  • Researching special topics/equipment needs;
  • Outage planning and oversight/participation;
  • Industrial hygiene sampling, analysis and reporting data base tracking;
  • Accident investigation;
  • Fit testing;
  • JSA hazard identification; ergonomics evaluations and design changes;
  • Hazard control evaluation;
  • Program evaluation;
  • Active communication;
  • Evaluation of PPE selection;
  • Near miss reporting.

 

 

Education

  • Bachelor in Occupational Health & Safety or similar degree in science, engineering, industrial hygiene
  • Graduate degree preferred

 

PREFERRED: CSP, CIH and or ARM 

Travel - About 75%

Skills & Knowledge

  • Word processing, database, spreadsheet and PowerPoint skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA, ANSI, ASME, NFPA and DOT regulations and requirements
  • Excellent statistical and analytical skills

 

 

Experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in the ‘health and safety/Experience with OSHA, ANSI, ASME, NFPA and DOT regulations and requirements

 

 
Interested candidates may apply online at company website or please email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

 

To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit www.covanta.com.

Information on our facilities is available at http://www.covanta.com/facilities.aspx.

For career opportunities, visit http://www.covanta.com/careers.

Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Reporting to the VP of Safety and Health, the Safety Manager will influence and optimize health and safety regulatory compliance and program performance for a growing domestic and international enterprise, including multiple facilities currently throughout the US, Canada and Ireland. 

In this newly created role, you will review and provide impactful instruction and leadership related to quarterly facility improvement plans for enterprise organization, in conjunction with Corporate and Regional Safety personnel and the field operations teams.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Goals and focus on reduction of accidents and commitment to an injury free workplace, management of industrial hygiene monitoring programs and related medical surveillance protocols and programs, implementation of regulatory/Corporate programs and enterprise-wide safety program improvements.
  • Develop new corporate programs and conduct annual facility audits outside the assigned region including implementation of the Covanta STEP-UP Program.
  • Foster the success of innovative safety management systems through strong relationships throughout the enterprise with the various leadership teams while identifying safety deficiencies and offering means for cost effective corrective action.
  • Develop and teach training courses in the field of safety management as needed;
  • Coordinate/ track medical surveillance program and lead exposures;
  • Researching special topics/equipment needs;
  • Outage planning and oversight/participation;
  • Industrial hygiene sampling, analysis and reporting data base tracking; accident investigation;
  • Fit testing;
  • JSA hazard identification;
  • Ergonomics evaluations and design changes;
  • Hazard control evaluation;
  • Program evaluation;
  • Active communication;
  • Evaluation of PPE selection;
  • Near miss reporting.

 

About Covanta's commitment to health and safety: 
Our commitment to health and safety helps us maintain consistent productivity and quality work that supports our reputation as a renewable energy leader in the Energy-from-Waste (EfW) sector. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety program at all facilities and operations. Our dedication to safety has resulted in a reduction in accident and incident rates, as well as fostering a work ethic that promotes the health and safety of every employee, contractor, visitor, customer and the communities we serve. We also reward our employees for engaging in proactive behavior that helps us to improve safety performance.

 

Employees Helping Employees to Stay Safe

Our internal safety awareness initiatives combine targeted communications with specialized training to facilitate a greater commitment to safety in the workplace. We provide specialized training for new hires, and offer ongoing training for all employees (both field and corporate). Field employees receive at least 24 hours of training per year.

We also use peer mentoring and positive self-coaching as key elements in our safety programs. For example, when there is a near-miss injury, rather than taking punitive action, we focus on examining the behavior behind the event. Everyone benefits from a constructive analysis of the near miss, leading to greater awareness not only for the affected employee, but for the whole team.

Our Green Hard Hat program requires new employees to, literally, wear green hard hats so that they are easily identifiable to fellow employees who can provide guidance as to safe behaviors and protocols. All employees are empowered to take ownership of their own personal safety, as well as that of their peers.

 

Safety Excellence Programs and External Recognition

The majority of our domestic facilities participate in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Under VPP, management, labor and OSHA work together, establishing cooperative relationships at workplaces to implement comprehensive safety and health management systems.

Acceptance into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees to achieve exemplary occupational safety and health policies, procedures and practices.

We are also very proud to be among the top 10 companies in the United States to enter the majority of our operating locations into the OSHA VPP STAR program. Covanta has led over 40 of our locations into the VPP STAR ranks of excellence.

Thirty-nine of our facilities and/or groups were awarded the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award in 2014 by the National Safety Council (NSC), an organization devoted to the promotion of safety in U.S. industry for more than 100 years. This award recognizes companies/facilities with lost-time injury rates equal to or less than half the rate of other companies within the same industry. We continue to underscore safety awareness and training as a key company priority.

       

 

Education:

  • Bachelor in Occupational Health & Safety or similar degree in science, engineering, industrial hygiene
  • Exceptional candidates without a Bachelor's degree may also be considered
  • Graduate degree preferred

 

Experience

  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in the ‘health and safety/Experience with OSHA, ANSI, ASME, NFPA and DOT regulations and requirements

Certifications preferred: CSP, CIH and/ or ARM

Travel: Willing and able to travel as needed, current estimates are about 50-60% 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Word processing, database, spreadsheet and PowerPoint skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA, ANSI, ASME, NFPA and DOT regulations and requirements
  • Excellent statistical and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement techniques and methods for minimizing Human Error
  • Passionate about innovation and behavioral change
  • Authority on safety management systems and organizational development/optimization

Interested candidates may apply online at company website or please email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Program Description:
This full-day interactive, educational workshop is tailored toward worksites interested in applying to OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). All companies are welcome to attend this vital and informational workshop. Participants will learn step by step how to complete the VPP application, participate in various VPP application exercises, and review samples from VPP applications submitted by VPP Star worksites. Attendees will network with regulatory agency and industry representatives from current VPP sites to share best practices on completing a successful VPP application. This workshop is sponsored by the VPPPA and co-presented by regulatory agencies and VPP site representatives using materials from actual applications. Attendees will learn what the regulators are looking for in a VPP Application and what other sites have done to meet those expectations by hearing from actual sites on how they implemented VPP principles. In addition, attendees learn how to successfully achieve safety excellence at their worksite.
Prerequisites:
In order to ensure effective training and that all attendees receive the most from this workshop, the following prerequisites are recommended for all attendees participating in this full-day educational workshop.

1. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with Microsoft Office on it.
2. Complete a pre-workshop questionnaire to identify attendee needs and desired outcomes from this workshop.
3. Sites with a collective bargaining agreement, should assure participation by a representative from the bargaining unit attend the workshop.
4. Attendees are encouraged to reach out and meet the appropriate regulatory agency representative prior to the workshop.
5. Review the content in the provided Web-based share file/link with the VPP application workshop PLUS the following prior to attending the VPP application workshop:
a. VPP Policies & Procedures (federal and state plan)
b. VPP 101 presentation and material
c. VPPPA benefits information to include VPP board of directors and National VPPPA Office contact information
d. Mentoring application (in case mentor has not been assigned yet).
e. The following helpful links:
i. OSHA VPP webpages (state and federal)
ii. National VPPPA and Regional VPPPA webpage
iii. BLS link (3 year reference)
iv. List of current VPP star sites (based on Region)

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Nanoparticles: When did humans first begin to experience and be exposed to nanoparticles? Well . . . forever. The term nanoparticles refer to molecules that are measured on the nanoscale, typically 100 nanometers or less in size. How big are we talking about? Nanoparticles are extremely tiny. 

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In August and September Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American country to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The country was awarded the Olympics in 2009, when Brazil was undergoing prolonged economic growth and political stability, but in the final months before the Games, organizers seem to face a new challenge every week. Drama tends to surround the event at every turn, ranging from Zika, pollution, security, poverty and more.

 

VPPPA works with other leading safety and health professionals across multiple cross section of the EHS community. We are supported by a vast network of enlightened and passionate professionals interested in making conditions safer for workers across the country. Some of our industry partners are listed below. 

 

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ISEA is the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies that enable people to work in hazardous environments, and an ANSI accredited standards developing organization. The association works closely with manufacturers, test labs, subject matter experts, end-users and government agencies in the standards development process. ISEA members—leaders in safety equipment manufacturing, testing and application—are united in the goal of protecting workers worldwide.

https://safetyequipment.org/

 

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Columbia Southern University offers flexible online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in fields such as business administration, criminal justice, fire administration and occupational safety and health. CSU also offers affordable tuition, textbooks provided and no scheduled classes. CSU’s occupational safety and health degree programs meet the educational requirements mandated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for the Associate Safety Professional designation (ASP) and the Certified Safety Professional designation (CSP). Learn more at ColumbiaSouthern.edu or call 800-977-8449.

Year after year, attendees of VPPPA's annual Safety+ Symposium say that one of the most important factors in their decision to attend are the educational opportunities.

Share your expertise and become a workshop presenter at...

VPPPA's 2018 Safety+ Symposium

Gaylord Opryland Convention Center

Nashville, TN

August 28-31, 2018

Safety+ is the leading educational event for attendees who represent a broad spectrum of industries and hold a variety of positions from EHS professionals to hourly workers and managers to representatives from the Departments of Labor, Energy and Defense.

 

Proposals are now being accepted and can be submitted here.

 

Important Speaker Notes

Proposals are for 1-hour long workshops. Proposals that are sales-focused or promote a commercial product will not be considered.Proposals will be reviewed and selected based on several criteria to include topic relevance, practicability, quality of proposal, etc.

Deadlines & Dates

  • Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2018
  • Proposal Review: February-March, 2018
  • Speaker Notifications: March, 2018

 

Thank you so much for your interest in helping make this year's Safety+ Symposium a success!

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CHAPTER REGIONAL CONTACTS REGION X (AK, ID, OR, WA)

 

OSHA VPP CONTACT

Region X Federal OSHA VPP
Jacob Ewer - VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
300 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1280
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206)757-6697
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STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)

Alaska OSHA
Bill Nickerson - VPP Coordinator / Safety Consultant
Alaska DOL OSH Consultation and Training
3301 Eagle Street, Suite 305
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 269-4948
Fax: (907) 269-3723
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http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/oshhome.htm

Oregon OSHA
Mark E. Hurliman - VPP/SHARP Program Manager
Oregon OSHA
1840 Barnett Road, Suite D
Medford, OR 97504-8250
Phone: (541) 776-6016
Fax: (541) 776-6246
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.orosha.org/subjects/vpp.html

Washington OSHA
Darren James - VPP Coordinator
Washington Department of Labor and Industries
Department of Labor and Industries
P.O. Box 44649
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 902-4792
Fax: (360) 902-5459
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.lni.wa.gov/wisha/topics/vpptoc.htm

Sharon Perkins - VPP Coordinator
Washington Department of Labor and Industries
Department of Labor and Industries
P.O. Box 44649
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 902-4622
Fax: (360) 902-5459
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.lni.wa.gov/wisha/topics/vpptoc.htm

John Geppert - Special Employer Program Manager
Washington Department of Labor and Industries
Department of Labor and Industries
P.O. Box 44649
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 902-5496
Fax: (360) 902-5459
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.lni.wa.gov/wisha/topics/vpptoc.htm

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

REGION IX CONTACTS (AS, AZ, CA, GU, HI, NV)

 

OSHA VPP CONTACT

Region IX Federal OSHA VPP
Peter Wilsey - Acting VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th Street, Suite 18-100
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (808) 541-2687
Fax: (415) 625-2534
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STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)

Arizona OSHA
Jessie Atencio - Assistant Director / VPP Coordinator
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH)
2675 E Broadway, suite 239
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 628-5478
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.ica.state.az.us/ADOSH/ADOSH_Voluntary_Protection_Program.aspx

California OSHA
Iraj Pourmehraban - Cal VPP & PSM Manager
Cal/OSHA Consultation Services
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1190
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 622-1080
Fax: (510) 873-6470
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/CAL_VPP/cal_vpp_index.html

Hawaii OSHA
Clayton Chun - Manager
Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 425
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-9110
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh

Nevada OSHA
Jess Lankford - Program Coordinator
Nevada Department of Business & Industry, Division of Industrial Relations
1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: (702) 486-9046
Fax: (702) 990-0365
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://dirweb.state.nv.us/OSHA/osha.htm

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

CHAPTER REGIONAL CONTACTS REGION VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

 

OSHA VPP CONTACT

Region VIII Federal OSHA VPP
Brad Baptiste - VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
1999 Broadway, Suite 1690
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (720) 264-6555
Fax: (720) 264-6585
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STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)

Utah OSHA
Holly Lawrence - VPP Manager
Utah Labor Commission
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 146650
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6650
Phone: (801) 530-6494
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.laborcommission.utah.gov/divisions/UOSH/VPPprogram.html

Wyoming OSHA
Daniel S. Bulkley - WY OSHA Deputy Administrator (Position Currently Vacant)
Wyoming Workforce Services
1510 Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7710
Fax: (307) 777-3646
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/businesses/osha/consultation/

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

REGION VII CONTACTS (IA, KS, MO, NE)

REGIONAL OSHA 

Region VII Federal OSHA VPP
Matt Gaines - VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
Two Pershing Square Bldg
2300 Main Street, Suite 1010
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 283-8745 Ext. 247
Fax: (816) 283-0547
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STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)

Iowa OSHA
Shashi Patel - VPP Team Leader
Iowa Division of Labor Services
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-6369
Fax: (515) 281-5522
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/iosh/consultation

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

REGION VI CONTACTS (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)

 

REGIONAL OSHA 

Region VI Federal OSHA VPP
Bill Klingbeil - VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
525 Griffin Square Building, Room 602
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (972) 850-4159
Fax: (214) 767-4188
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STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)

New Mexico OSHA
Melissa Barker - Compliance Assistance Specialist
State of New Mexico Environment Department
525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 3
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 222-9595
Fax: (505) 222-9510
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/Ohsb_Website/ComplianceAssistance/VPP.htm

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

2015 Scholarship Recipients

 
June Brothers Scholarship - Debra Henze, Ammon, Idaho

Debra Henze’s mother is an employee for CH2MHill-WG Idaho, LLC in Idaho. Debra is pre-med with a partial athletic scholarship for softball. She is active with the public health group in her community and presented “Tobacco Free Youth” presentations along with briefings to help children with substance abuse. She is active in 4H and an advocate for the DARE program. Congratulations Debra.

William “Sully” Sullivan Scholarship - Tyler J. Dean, Richland, Washington

Tyler Dean is a current employee at the Waste Treatment Plant operated by Bechtel National in Richland, WA. Tyler is a teamster and is the chair of the Construction Safety Alliance-the site safety committee with a focus on VPP elements and principles. Tyler also is involved with the site SETO team (Safety Education Through Observation). Tyler is continuing his education for business with a safety emphasis. As an active EMT and safety committee member, Tyler understands and embodies the spirit and passion for safety and brings this home to wife and children. Congratulations Tyler.

The Stephen Brown Scholarship - Garrett Hamby, Kennewick, Washington

Garret Hamby’s mother is an employee of Mission Support Alliance in Richland, WA. Garret is currently attending Perry Technical Institute in the Electrical Technician Program. Garret received a recommendation for this scholarship from Perry where he is currently obtaining A’s in all his course work. With the support of the scholarship, Garret can continue his pursuits in becoming a highly skilled electrician at a private and prestigious technical college. Congratulations Garret.


VPP Outreach Award

 
Tropicana Products, Inc., Jersey City, New Jersey

Tropicana provided VPP outreach and mentoring through a joint employee management team that mentored three companies for VPP, provided SGE support for OSHA, and conducted community outreach to local and state safety organizations. Tropicana’s employee & management team have jointly presented for the past five years at the regional VPPPA conference demonstrating the elements of VPP along with improvements and best practices describing the impact to their company, community and across the nation. Congratulations Tropicana.


VPP Innovation Award

 
Washington River Protection Solutions, Richland, Washington

Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC established a multi-disciplined group of workers, contractors, and customers to develop a method to reduce worker exposure during the removal and storage of equipment from pits and underground tanks that contain radioactive waste. Historically, the process of removal of this equipment resulted in significant radiation exposure with little improvements made in the last 10 years. Collectively, a tool utilizing the ALARA concepts of time, distance, and shielding to reduce the dose to employees what developed. This eliminated the need for employees to be exposed and created a safe mechanism to remove the equipment. This tool was also used to record the radiological dose again reducing the potential employee exposure. Time was saved using this innovation-half the time needed to accomplish the work. Remote monitoring was conducted to eliminate the need for two employees to have any potential exposure. Lastly, the new tool was lightweight and could be used behind shielding to further reduce the potential exposure to employees. Congratulations WRPS.

Raytheon - Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) Indianapolis Site, Indianapolis, Indiana

Raytheon developed the Total Employee Engagement process based upon innovative and easy to implement ideas. The concept was for front-line employees with intimate knowledge of the work process to be trained on how specific tasks were performed to help identify problems and develop solutions…thus empowering them to eliminate non-value added activities. It evolved into the employee identification of safety issues such as electrical and machine guarding that could be addressed by employees without management approval. This resulted in the employees empowered and acting proactive to recognize and eliminate safety issues before an incident occurred. Over 2,100 safety ideas have resulted since the inception in 2009 with national impacts seen in VA, CA and TX. Cal/OSHA recognized this program as a best practice at the Chula Vista VPP audit. Congratulations Raytheon.


Safety & Health Outreach Award

CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Richland, Washington

CH2MHill employees, working through their employee safety councils, chose to support the nonprofit organization “After School Matters” at a local elementary school in Richland, WA. This program emphasizes building relationships between young people and adults through academic tutoring, homework assistance, mentoring, physical fitness development and assists students from families whose parents are unemployed or “underemployed.” Employees volunteered to go to the schools, talk about their professions, the hazards they face, and allow the kids to experience hands-on activities related to those jobs. The goal was to get kids thinking about how careers, hazards, and safety awareness go hand in hand.

Marathon Petroleum Company LP, Robinson, Illinois

Marathon Petroleum Company has embedded S&H mentoring into the site contractors and expanded their influence to manufacturing, industrial, and mining companies in their community, their state, and the nation. The Illinois Refining Division held a behavior based safety conference in 2013 and 2014 reaching out to over 400 people and 40 companies with mentoring requests continuing into 2015. The goal for IRD’s BBS conference was to broaden the influence of behavioral safety from within the refinery to external companies across the nation. The IRD philosophy is that there are no trade secrets when it comes to safety and health with their conference the embodiment of that idea. Congratulations Marathon Petroleum Company.


Safety And Health Achievement Program Winners

The VPPPA Safety & Health Achievement Program offers a unique recognition of the association’s members, which is a vital aspect in maintaining the momentum of employee involvement in a safe and healthy work environment. The Voluntary Protection Programs could not be a success without workers, so the association created the award to recognize hourly and non-managerial workers who take the initiative to learn and apply safety and health best practices.

Candidates are required to demonstrate their safety and health knowledge and training by completing the program criteria as well as a safety and health workbook that tests their familiarity with workplace safety and health requirements, accident investigations and VPP procedures and requirements.

 
Colleen Schmidt, GE Healthcare – ISS, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
Kevin M. Schoonover, Mission Support Alliance, LLC, Richland, Washington
 
Michael Kinder, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia
 
Robert Hill, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, South Carolina
 
Sharon Kidd, Savannah River Remediation LLC, Aiken, South Carolina

REGION V CONTACTS (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

REGIONAL OSHA 

Region V Federal OSHA VPP
Nancy Mugavero - VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
230 S Dearborn St, Room 3244
Chicago, IL 60604-1505
Phone: (312) 886-6289
Fax: (312) 353-7774
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STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)

Indiana OSHA
Beth A. Gonzalez - VPP Team Leader
Indiana Dept. of Labor
402 W Washington St., Room W195
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 607-6778
Fax: (317) 233-8509
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http://www.in.gov/dol/vpp.htm

Michigan OSHA
Doug Kimmel - MVPP Specialist
Phone: (231) 546-2366
Sherry Scott- MVPP Manager
Phone: (517) 322-5817
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PO Box 30643
Lansing, MI 48909
http://www.michigan.gov/mvpp

Minnesota OSHA
Ryan Nosan - MNTAR VPP Coordinator
Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 284-5120
http://www.doli.state.mn.us/WSC/Mnstar.asp

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

REGION IV CONTACTS (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)


REGIONAL OSHA

Region IV Federal OSHA VPP
Americo Pagan - VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street SW, Room 6T50
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (678) 237-0449
Fax: (678) 237-0447
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STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)

Kentucky OSHA
Brian Black - VPP Program Administrator
Kentucky OSHA
1049 US Highway 127 South, Suite 4
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3320
Fax: (502) 564-9973
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.labor.ky.gov/dows/oshp/doet/partnership/Pages/VPP---Voluntary-Protection-Partnership.aspx

North Carolina OSHA
LaMont Smith - Recognition Program Manager
North Carolina Department of Labor
Bureau of Consultative Service
1101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1101
Phone: (919) 807-2909
Fax: (919) 807-2902
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.nclabor.com/osha/osh.htm

South Carolina OSHA
Sharon Dumit - VPP Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Labor
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Phone: (803) 896-7788
Fax: (803) 896-7750
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.scosha.llronline.com/index.asp?file=scovp/star.htm

Tennessee OSHA
David Blessman - VPP Manager
Tenessee OSHA
220 French Landing
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 253-6890
Fax:
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http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/tosha/vpp2.shtml

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

REGION III CONTACTS (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)

REGIONAL OSHA 

Region III Federal OSHA VPP
Terry Penn - Region III VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
The Curtis Center, Suite 740 West
170 S. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 861-4917
Fax: (215) 861-4904
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OSHA STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)

Maryland OSHA
Eric Uttenreither - Assistant Commissioner at MOSH
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health
10946 Golden West Drive
Suite 160
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Phone: (410) 527-4499
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://dllr.maryland.gov/labor/mosh/vpp.shtml

Virginia OSHA
Milford Stern - VPP Manager
Virginia Department of Labor & Industry
3013 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: (540) 562-3580
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.doli.virginia.gov/vosh_coop/vosh_vpp.html

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

REGIONAL OSHA 

Region I Federal OSHA VPP
Bob Sands - VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg, Room E-340
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: (617) 565-9851
Fax: (617) 565-9827
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STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)

Vermont OSHA
Daniel Whipple - Voluntary Protection Programs Coordinator
100 Main Street
Suite 230
Newport, VT 05855
Phone: (802) 334-4367
Fax: (802) 334-3371
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://labor.vermont.gov/?TabId=658

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE

Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

 

REGIONAL OSHA 
Region II Federal OSHA VPP
Richard Brown - VPP Manager
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
500 Route 17 South
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Phone: (201) 288-1700 Ext. 1018
Fax: (201) 288-7315
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STATE-PLAN CONTACT(S)
Puerto Rico OSHA
Ilza Román - VPP Director
Puerto Rico OSHA
Edif. Prudencio Rivera Martínez
#505 Avenida Muñoz Rivera, Piso 20
Hato Rey, PR 00919-5540
Phone: (787) 754-2172
Fax: (787) 767-6051
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
http://www.trabajo.pr.gov/prosha/det_content.asp?cn_id=55

FEDERAL OSHA VPP NATIONAL OFFICE
Office of Partnerships & Recognition
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Ave NW # N-3700
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Fax: (202) 693-1635

FEDERAL DOE VPP NATIONAL OFFICE
Office of Health, Safety and Security
U.S. Department of Energy
EH-31
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0270
Phone: (301) 903-4669

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“We also challenge you to educate the political leaders of this country about the importance of workplace safety, and the crucial part that OSHA plays, and the unique and vital contribution that VPP makes.”

-Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jordan Barab

The Voluntary Protection Program Act, House Bill 2500, codifies Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), granting congressional authorization.

VPP worksites are leaders in their industries, developing innovative solutions and establishing new best practices to better protect the safety and health of America’s workers. Since VPP employees and companies pour their time and resources into developing exemplary safety and health management systems, stability in the programs is vital. The VPP Act grants that stability, recognizing VPP for its contribution to improving workplace safety across the U.S. for more than three decades.

 

What does this change?

Currently, VPP is funded through the OSHA budget category “Compliance Assistance – Federal,” which funds many different initiatives at OSHA’s discretion. The VPP Act would separate VPP out with its own appropriation from Congress.

“The Voluntary Protection Program is one of the few programs that has achieved unified support from both union and non-unionized labor, small and large businesses and government.”

-Congressman Gene Green (D TX-29)

Additionally, because the VPP Act secures an independent source of funding, it also prohibits employers from being charged for participation. Existing program employers currently commit a tremendous amount of resources to the program through VPP’s Special Government Employee (SGE) program, mentoring and other forms of outreach that are  staples of the VPP process. An independent funding source maintains the independence of OSHA’s ability to assess participating and applicant worksites, ensuring the integrity of the programs.

 

What is the status of the VPP Act?

The VPP Act has been referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. It enjoys strong bi-partisan support with a number of cosponors from both parties. Check with the Library of Congress for the most recent information.

REGION I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

BOARD MEMBERS

The contact information listed below is expressly intended to facilitate networking with members and other safety and health professionals. This information may not be used for commercial, research or solicitation purposes.

Updated as of 11/1/2017.

Chairperson
Karen Girardin
Project Manager - Safety
L.L.Bean, Inc.
15 Casco Street
Freeport, ME 04033
Phone: (207) 552-4909
E-mail:
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Vice Chairperson 

Mike Avery
Manager – Safety & Health
Cartamundi, LLC
443 Shaker Rd
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Phone: (413) 526-2491
Fax: (413) 526-4473
E-mail:
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Treasurer
Paul Ludington
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut
Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (860) 447-1791 x 3828
E-mail:
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Secretary
Debra M. Bowie
Safety Compliance Coordinator
Coca-Cola North America
45 Industrial Drive
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 582-6530
Fax: (413) 586-3573
E-mail:
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Hourly Representative - Union
Bruce Gove
Chief Union Safety Rep
LL 743 of the International Association
of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Hamilton Sundstrand-UTC
2 Concorde Way, Blg 4
P.O.Box 3218
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Phone: (860) 292-8577 x12
Fax: (860) 292-8506
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Hourly Representative - VPP Site w/CBA - Open

 

Director-at-Large
Alice Tatro
Senior Safety Compliance Engineer
Acushnet Co - Ball Plant II
PO Box 965
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: (508) 979-2154
Fax: (508) 979-3830
E-mail:
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Director-at-Large
Jack Popp, CSP
Vice President – Technical Services
Cartamundi, LLC
443 Shaker Rd
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Phone: (413) 526-2491
Fax: (413) 526-4473
E-mail:
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Director-at-Large

Cindy Raspiller
IDS Director, EHSS
Integrated Defense Systems
Raytheon Company
350 Lowell Street
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: (978) 470-6778
E-mail:
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Director-at-Large
Darwin M Irish
Director, Risk Management
FLEXcon Company, Inc.
1 South Spencer Road
Spencer, MA 01562
Phone: (508) 885-8369
Fax: (508) 885-1472
E-mail:
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REGION II BOARD MEMBERS

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Chapter Chairperson
Brenda Kay Wiederkehr, CSC
Access Health Systems
776A Watervliet Shaker Rd
P.O. Box 1641
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 782-2200
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Vice Chairperson
Robert Brynes
Wheelabrator
93 River Street
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Phone: (518) 361-3673
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Treasurer
Kevin O'Brien
Access Health Systems
776A Watervliet Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 782-2205
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Secretary

Kevin Mihalenko
Tropicana
9 Linden Avenue East
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 395-6015
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Director-at-Large
John Baweic
Tropicana
9 Linden Avenue East
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 395-6015
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Director-at-Large
Michael Bell
SCA Tissue NA
72 County Route 53
greenwich, NY 12834
Phone: (518) 742-2141
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Director-at-Large
Brian Bennett, PH.D., CSP
EHS Excellence
58 Atlantic Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Phone: (732) 803-7812
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Director-at-Large
William "Billy" DePuy
Electrician
Olympus Power - Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogen
63 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (718) 246-0870
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Director-at-Large
Paul Kniskern
GE Power & Water
1 River Road
Schenectady, NY 12345
Phone: (518) 385-5588
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Trustees
Dominic Bruno
Sabic
One Noryl Avenue
Selkirk, NY 12158
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Tristen Dougher
Wheelabrator Hudson Falls, LLC
93 River Street
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Phone: (518) 747 2390 ext. 240
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Region III BOARD MEMBERS

Chairperson
Rich Foreman
Alban Cat
Safety Specialist
Phone: (410) 273-1862
Fax: (410) 273-1549
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Vice Chairperson
Kenneth Richardson
NIBCO
Human Resources Manager
131 Johnson Drive
Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
Phone: (540) 337-1213
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Secretary
Julie Simon
Noramco Inc.
Warehouse Supervisor
500 Swedes Landing Road
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 888-6470
Fax: (302) 652-4417
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Treasurer
Jacque R. Creamer, Jr.
Safety Facilitator
UGI Utilities
2121 Cityline Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: (610) 807-3753
Cell: (484) 280-3224
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Director-at-Large
Mike Cokeley
FirstEnergy
Sr. Safety Representative
Pleasants/Willow Island Region
#1 Power Station Blvd.
Willow Island, WV 26134-9714
Phone: (304) 665-3258
Cell: (304) 266-2648
Fax: (304) 368-2573
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Director-at-Large
Michael W. LaPradd
Huber Engineered Woods, LLC
Safety Coordinator
P.O. Box 38
1000 Chaney Lane
Crystal Hill, VA 24539
Phone: (434) 476-3509
Fax: (434) 476-6639
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Director-at-Large
Joe Morrell, Jr.
Fareva Richmond
Electrical Group Leader - VPP Co-Chair
PO Box 38578
Richmond, VA 23231
Phone: (804) 652-6262
Fax: (804) 652-6644
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Director-at-Large
Kristyn Grow
Cintas Corporation
VPP Manager
1708 West Hundred Rd.
Chester, VA 23836
Phone: (804) 662-0247
Fax: (866) 420-0575
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Director-at-Large
Mark Ball
ABB Inc.
VPP Coordinator
171 Industry Drive
P.O. Box 38
Bland, VA. 24315
Phone: (276) 688-1685
Cell: (304) 887-2664
Fax: (276) 688-4588
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Director-at-Large
Brad McPherson
FirstEnergy Corporation
Sr. Safety Representative
PO Box 247
Maidsville, WV 26554
Phone: (304) 598-5260
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Director-at-Large
Carol Hash
VPP Coordinator
ISCL MFG Infrastructure
PO Box 5088, 298 Kendall Ave
Chilhowie, VA (276) 624-0417
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Director-at-Large
Eric Trout, CSP
Trinity Industries, Inc.
EHS Manager
109 48th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Phone: (412) 688-1534
Fax: (412) 682-4725
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Director-at-Large
Brandon Schaffer
Audia Group
Global Director of Health, Safety & Environment
450 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301
Phone: (724) 206-4282
Fax: (724) 350-6768
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Associate Board Member
Milford Stern
Virginia Dept. of Labor and Industry
Virginia VPP Coordinator
3013 Peters Creek Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: (540) 562-3580 Ext. 123
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Associate Board Member
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Associate Board Member
Teresa Penn
U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
VPP Program Manager
The Curtis Center- Suite 740 West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3309
Phone: (215) 861-4917
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Region IV Board Members

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Chairperson

Phil Walsh, CHMM, MS
Ecolab, Inc.
SHE Manger, Discrete Network
602 Lehmberg Road
Columbus, MS 39704
Phone: (662) 244-3128
Fax: (662) 244-3062
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Vice Chairperson

Carey West
Mundy Company @ Elementis
Contractor Manager
5408 Holly Shelter Rd
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Phone: (910) 675-7220
Fax: (901) 602-5343
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Treasurer

Chris Colburn
AGCO Corporation
EHS Manager
4205 River Green Parkway
Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: (620) 327-5584
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Secretary

Kim Burton
Pike Electric
Safety Administrator
100 Pike Way
Mount Airy, NC 28030
Phone: (336) 324-4602
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Director-at-Large

Earl Anderson
GE - Global Nuclear
Manager, Site Security & Emergency Mgmt.
3901 Castle Hayne Rd
Mail Code E-26
Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone: (910) 200-5470
Fax: (910) 818-5880
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Director-at-Large

Floyd Billings, SGE
Lucite International Inc.
Site Safety Manager
2665 Fite Rd
Memphis, TN 38127-1940
Phone: (901) 354-1036
Fax: (901) 354-1078
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Director-at-Large

Chris Colburn
AGCO Corporation
EHS Manager
4205 River Green Parkway
Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: (620) 327-5584
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Director-at-Large

Tonya Wells
Firestone Industrial Products, LLC
1901 Sylvan Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: (731) 882-3504
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Director-at-Large

Kimberly L. Watson, REM, SGE
Southwire Company
Director of Safety
1 Southwire Drive
Carrollton, GA 30119
Phone: (770) 832-5096
Cell: (678) 633-2664
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Director-at-Large

Mark Hall
Cintas
Regional S&H Manager
GA
Phone:(678) 302-2796
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Director-at-Large (Represented Site)

Michael Dedeaux
VPP Coordinator
Jacobs Technology
Mississippi
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Director-at-Large (Non-Represented Site)

Johnathan Ward
Southwire
VPP Safety Leader
5810 Trade Center Court
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Phone: (770) 832-4181
Fax: (770) 838-6271
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Director-at-Large (ex-officio)

Americo Pagan
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
Region IV VPP Manager
61 Forsyth St SW, Room 6T50
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (678) 237-0436
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Director-at-Large (ex-officio)

David Blessman
VPP Manager
TN OSHA
Tennessee

 

Region V Board Members

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Chairperson
William Linneweh, CSP, CHMM
Hendrickson Truck Systems Group
Director of Environmental, Health, Safety & Security
500 Park Blvd
Suite 450
Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: (630) 874-9727
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Vice Chairperson
Tamara Reiter
General Electric Company
EHS Program Leader
3200 N Grandview Blvd
W-852
Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: (262) 548-2617
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Treasurer
Jim Harmon
GE Power Conversion
EHS Integration Manager
15755 Harmony Falls Lane
Novelty, OH 44072
Phone: (330) 963-2403
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Secretary
Leslie Peterson, CIH, SGE
Motorola Solutions
Senior Manager, EHS
1301 E. Algonquin Rd.
Room 0202
Shaumburg, IL 60196
Phone: (847) 576-2361
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Hourly Representative - Non-Union Site
Mark Mammosser
ExxonMobil
SSH&E Action Team Chairperson
SSH&E Building #130
Channahon, IL 60410
Phone: (815) 521-7592
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Hourly Representative - Union Site
Tina Kennedy
Flint Hills Resources
501 Brunner St
Peru, IL 61354
Phone: (815)-224-5229
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Director-at-Large
Shawn French
Eli Lilly and Company
Team Leader Occupational Health & Safety Emergency Prepardness & Response
Lilly Corporate Center
Drop Code 4915
Indianapolis, IN 46285
Phone: (317) 655-8672
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Director-at-Large
Don Johnson
Phillips 66
Operating Engineers Local 399
900 S Central Avenue
Roxanna, IL 62084
Phone: (217) 320-1011
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Director-at-Large
Eric Siefker
PROTEC Coating Company
EH Technician
5500 Pro-Tec Parkway
Leipsic, OH 45856
Phone: (419) 943-1183
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Director-at-Large
Steve Washburn
Nucor Steel Marion
Safety Coordinator
912 Cheney Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Phone: (740) 375-8511
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Director-at-Large
Andy Youpel
Bradenburg Industrial Service Company
2625 South Loomis
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 326-5800
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Director-at-Large (ex-officio)
Glenn Trout
MSDSonline, Inc.
President
350 North Orleans
Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 881-2430
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Director-at-Large (ex-officio)
Natasha Porter
Gensuite LLC
Executive Vice President
4680 Parkway Drive
Mason, OH 45040
Phone: (513) 774-1013
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Director-at-Large (ex-officio)
Jimmy Jacquez
Morton Salt, Inc.
P.O. Box 428
Grand River, OH 44045
570 Headlands Road
Painesville, OH 44077
Phone: (440) 639-4223
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VPP Manager Region V
Nancy Mugavero
(Not an Elected Position, No Term Limit)
U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
VPP Manager Region V - Coordinator
230 South Dearborn Street
32nd Floor, Room 3244
Chicago, IL 60604-1505
Phone: (312) 886-6289
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Region VI Board Members

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Chapter Chair
Elmer “Bubba” Johnson
NASA Johnson Space Center
Aerospace Engineer/Safety Officer
2101 NASA Parkway
Mail Code NS
Houston, TX 77058-3607
Phone: (281) 483-2084
Fax: (281) 483-6275
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Vice Chairperson
Pam Barnes
Valero Refinery Company
Lead Health & Safety Specialist
P.O. Box 3429 1301 Loop 197 S
Texas City, TX 77592-3429
Fax: (409) 948-7536
Cell: (409) 682-3743
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Treasurer
Haney Robertson
AkzoNobel
Regional PSM Manager
730 Independence Pkwy South
LaPorte, TX 77571
Cell: (832) 671-0652
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Secretary/Historian
Rae Ann Badeaux
Always In Mind, Inc.
Managing Director
501 FM 3009, Apt. 4201
Thibodaux, LA 78154
Phone: (985) 447-1818
Fax: (985) 447-0068
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Director-at-Large
Dan Aleksandrowicz
Motiva Enterprises LLC
Lead Operator
412 N 35th Street
Nederland, TX 77627
Phone: (409) 989-3577
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Director-at-Large
Kim Cooper
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
COO/OD Champion
P. O. Box 7400
Orange, TX 77631
Phone: (409) 882-6230
Fax: (409) 882-6071
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Director-at-Large
Kirk Crandall
NRG Energy
Gas Plant Safety Specialist
16301 State Hwy 249
Houston, TX 77064
Phone: (281) 517-2736
Cell: (281) 802-1703
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Director-at-Large
Jonathan Dyer
Shermco
Regional EHS Coordinator Gulf Coast
2425 E. Pioneer Dr.
Irving, TX 75061
Phone: (832) 291-8711
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Employee Representative From a Non-Represented Site
Richard McConnell
Austin Industrial
Project Manager
2801 East 13th Street
LaPorte, TX 77571
Phone: (713) 321-4882
Cell: (281) 924-8269
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Employee Representative From a Represented Site
Sandra K. Morrison
Evergreen Packaging Inc.
E.H.S. Coordinator 5201 Fairfield Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
Phone: (870) 541-3711
Fax: (870) 541-5866
Cell: (870) 540-7845
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Region VII Board Members


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Chairperson
Bill Turner
Nustar Energy
7340 West 21st Street, North, Suite 200
Wichita, KS 67205
Phone: 316-721-7072
Cell: 316-573-3531
Fax: 316-773-9005
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Vice Chairperson
Tom Hauber
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 
Phone: (319) 295-7824
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Treasurer
Cody Patton
Monsanto
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd., R3A
St. Louis, MO 63167
Phone: (314) 694-2475
Cell: (314) 239-2888
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Secretary/ Historian
Fred Wilhoft
Oxidental Chemicals
6200 South Ridge Road
Wichita, KS 67215
Phone: 316-529-7229
Fax: 316-529-7585
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Contractor/Construction Representative
David McKee
UCI
Phone: (316) 303-5047
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Director-at-Large (1)
Chris Wige
STERIS Corp.
7501 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63133
Phone: 314-290-4623

Director-at-Large (2)
Brent Nelson
Monsanto
Phone: (308) 627-5292 
Email: brent.d.nelson@monsanto 

Director-at-Large (3)
Terry Bass
Ply Gem Siding Group
2600 Grand Blvd.
Suite 900
Kansas, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 426-8464
Cell: (816) 536-9605
Fax: (816) 536-9605
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Director-at-Large (4)
Harold Edwards
Westar Energy
Wichita, KS 67205
Phone: (316) 291-8721

Director-at-Large (5)
Vacant

Director-at-Large (6)
Steve Donovan
Axcet HR Solutions
8325 Lenexa Dr. #410
Lenexa, KS 66214
Phone: (913) 754-5318
Cell: (913) 515-2200
Fax: (913) 754-4818
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Labor Rep from Site without a CBA
Jerry Wachtel
NuStar Energy
Phone: (402) 759-5555
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Labor Rep from a Site with a CBA
Eric Befort
General Electric
Ind. Park 7577 4 Ave
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: 620-442-3600
Fax: (620) 442-6741

Region VIII Board Members

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Chairperson
Mark Moya
ENSCO, Inc.
Aerospace Sciences and Engineering Division
121 South Tejon, Suite 1000
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 219-2265
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Vice Chairperson
Cristina Ross
Morton Salt
Western Area Human Resource Manager
PO Box 506
Highway I-80 West, Exit 84
Grantsville, UT 84029
Phone: (801) 933-4416
Fax: (801) 933-4410
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Treasurer
Scott Stice
Morton Salt
Quality Control Manager
PO Box 506
Grantsville, UT 84029
Phone: (801) 933-4411
Fax: (801) 933-4410
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Secretary
Holly Hodnik
Ball Corporation
EH&S Manager
4525 Indiana Street
Golden, CO 80403
Phone: (303) 273-7427
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Site Representative - Union
Zachary Valdez, CHST STS
Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc.
Safety Engineer C&I
Henderson, CO
Phone: (303) 591-1000
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Site Representative - Non Union
Jenelle Mote
Sundyne Corporation
EH&S Manager
14845 W 64th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
Phone: (303) 940-3127
Fax: (303) 940-2895
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Director-at-Large
Jenni Lubbers
Cardinal IG
Safety Manager
4611 15th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: (701) 492-0920
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Director-at-Large
Shelly Ettel
URS
Condition Reporting Administrator
45825 HWY 96 East, PSB
Pueblo, CO 81006
Phone: (719) 549-5337
Fax: (719) 549-4948
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Region IX Board Members

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Chairperson
Gilbert Aceves
NRG, El Segundo
VPP Coordinator+
301 Vista Del Mar
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 615-6004
Fax: (562) 437-2451
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Vice Chairperson
Carlos Cardoso
Sherwin Williams
Safety Manager
12090 Sage Point Court
Reno, NV 89506
Phone: (775) 971-5110
Fax: (216) 774-1943
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Treasurer
Jennifer Sanchez, CHMM
Honeywell Aerospace - Tempe
Senior HSE Engineer
1300 W. Warner Road; M/S: 1207-1KK
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 592-4464
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Secretary
Gilbert Cosme Jr. (G2)
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
IT Systems Analyst/Integrator Senior
VPP Communication and Education Lead
5801 S Wintersburg Rd.
Tonopah, Arizona 94510
Phone: (623) 393-6889
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Rep. from a Site with CBA
Don Bracken
Raytheon Missile Systems
Bargaining Unit EHSS Representative
1151 East Hermans Road #826
Tucson, AZ
Phone: (520) 794-4952
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Rep. from a Site without CBA
Terry Schulte
NuStar Energy Corp.
Health, Safety & Env. Manager
9820 West Stockton Blvd.
Suite 220
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: (916) 509-3243
Fax: (916) 509-3260
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Director-at-Large

Daniel E. Lazorcak, CSP
Honeywell International
Director - HSE&F
1300 W. Warner Road
M/S: 1207-1KK
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 592-7513
Fax: (480) 592-1263
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Director-at-Large

Winnie Kane
NuStar Energy, LP
Regional Reporting Manager
9820 West Stockton Blvd.
Suite 220
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: (916) 509-3268
Fax: (916) 509-3260
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Director-At-Large

Jodi Jondahl
Raytheon Missile Systems
Principle Facilities Engineer
1151 E. Hermans Road
Mail Stop 826
Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone: (520) 794-5895
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Region X Board Members

The contact information listed below is expressly intended to facilitate networking with members and other safety and health professionals. This information may not be used for commercial, research or solicitation purposes.

Chairperson

Vice Chairperson
Rocky Simmons
Mission Support Services (MSA)
Union Safety Representative
PO Box 650
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 373-1900
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Treasurer
Jack Griffith
CHPRC
PO Box 1600
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 373-5157
Cell: (509) 539-7728
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Secretary
Margie Brice
General Electric Power Services
Clark Public Utilities River Road Generating Plant
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
Vancouver, WA 
Phone: (360) 992-3065
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Labor Representative - Union
Elizabeth Norton
Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)
HAMTC Safety Representative
P.O. Box 850
Richland, WA 99352 MSIN S5-07
Phone: (509) 713-3391
Fax: (509) 376-8077
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Labor Representative - Non Union
Tim Taylor
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
P.O. Box 196105
Phone: (907) 659-7468
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Director-at-Large
Max VanValey
Oldcastle
2808 A Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002
Phone: (253) 561-8139
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Director-at-Large
Jeff A. Carlson, CSP, CHMM, REM, CEA
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
North Slope HSE Director
P.O. Box 196105
Anchorage, AK 99519-6105
Phone: (907) 229-8851
Fax: (907) 659-7088
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Director-at-Large
Eddie Larson
Georgia Pacific Toledo
AWPPW Local 13
1400 South Butler Bridge Rd.
Toledo, OR 97391
Phone: (541) 336-8374
Cell: (541) 270-9104
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Director-at-Large
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If you are an OSHA-approved VPP site and need an additional VPP flag for your worksite, please contact one of the following vendors:

Always In Mind, Inc. (AIM)
404 Green Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301
(800) 220-1818
Contact them directly or order online

 

VPPStore.com
4455 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(800) 868-7018 Ext.133
Contact them directly or order online

VPP FLAGS

If you are an OSHA-approved VPP site and need an additional VPP flag for your worksite, please contact one of the following vendors:

Always In Mind, Inc. (AIM)
404 Green Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301
(800) 220-1818
Contact them directly or order online

VPPStore.com
4455 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(800) 868-7018 Ext.133
Contact them directly or order online

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is dedicated to spreading the word, not only about the association, VPP and other safety and health management systems, but also about the most critical safety and health news and updates that occur throughout the industry.

The association works as a liaison between member sites and the news media to promote the successes of our member companies. The association is also committed to keeping members informed of the latest regulatory developments, industry news and association activities through several printed and electronic publications.

THE VPPPA NATIONAL OFFICE TEAM

The VPPPA national office is dedicated to providing members with ways of improving their safety, health and environmental management systems.

VPPPA, Inc.
7600-E Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043-2004

Tel: (703) 761-1146

Fax: (703) 761-1148

 

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MIS does a tremendous job recruiting top company executives to attend the CISO Think Tank Sessions, Dinners and Summits. MIS consistently gathers an audience appropriate in both role and seniority to participate, which makes it worthwhile for both the participants as well as the vendors who sponsor and help co-deliver these events. MIS delivers a professional and well executed event. Working with MIS has helped us achieve our objectives in terms of reaching a broader set of customers in a unique, "think-tank" type setting. It's been a great partnership and we look forward to continue working together for future sessions."

VP, Professional Services and Support, HP Enterprise Security Products

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The purpose of this HTML is to help determine what default settings are with CSS and to make sure that all possible HTML Elements are included in this HTML so as to not miss any possible Elements when designing a site. 

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Heading 3

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MIS does a tremendous job recruiting top company executives to attend the CISO Think Tank Sessions, Dinners and Summits. MIS consistently gathers an audience appropriate in both role and seniority to participate, which makes it worthwhile for both the participants as well as the vendors who sponsor and help co-deliver these events. MIS delivers a professional and well executed event. Working with MIS has helped us achieve our objectives in terms of reaching a broader set of customers in a unique, "think-tank" type setting. It's been a great partnership and we look forward to continue working together for future sessions."

VP, Professional Services and Support, HP Enterprise Security Products

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List Types

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Unordered List

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Misc - abbr, acronym, sub, sup, etc.

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The purpose of this HTML is to help determine what default settings are with CSS and to make sure that all possible HTML Elements are included in this HTML so as to not miss any possible Elements when designing a site. 

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Heading 3

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Heading 5
Heading 6

Paragraph

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MIS does a tremendous job recruiting top company executives to attend the CISO Think Tank Sessions, Dinners and Summits. MIS consistently gathers an audience appropriate in both role and seniority to participate, which makes it worthwhile for both the participants as well as the vendors who sponsor and help co-deliver these events. MIS delivers a professional and well executed event. Working with MIS has helped us achieve our objectives in terms of reaching a broader set of customers in a unique, "think-tank" type setting. It's been a great partnership and we look forward to continue working together for future sessions."

VP, Professional Services and Support, HP Enterprise Security Products

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List Types

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Unordered List

  • List Item 1
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Tables

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Misc - abbr, acronym, sub, sup, etc.

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The purpose of this HTML is to help determine what default settings are with CSS and to make sure that all possible HTML Elements are included in this HTML so as to not miss any possible Elements when designing a site. 

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Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5
Heading 6

Paragraph

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Sample Header 2

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, emphasis consectetuer adipiscing elit. Nullam dignissim convallis est. Quisque aliquam. Donec faucibus. Nunc iaculis suscipit dui. Nam sit amet sem. Aliquam libero nisi, imperdiet at, tincidunt nec, gravida vehicula, nisl. Praesent mattis, massa quis luctus fermentum, turpis mi volutpat justo, eu volutpat enim diam eget metus. Maecenas ornare tortor.

MIS does a tremendous job recruiting top company executives to attend the CISO Think Tank Sessions, Dinners and Summits. MIS consistently gathers an audience appropriate in both role and seniority to participate, which makes it worthwhile for both the participants as well as the vendors who sponsor and help co-deliver these events. MIS delivers a professional and well executed event. Working with MIS has helped us achieve our objectives in terms of reaching a broader set of customers in a unique, "think-tank" type setting. It's been a great partnership and we look forward to continue working together for future sessions."

VP, Professional Services and Support, HP Enterprise Security Products

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List Types

Ordered List

  1. List Item 1
    1. List Sub-item
    2. List Sub-item
  2. List Item 2
  3. List Item 3

Unordered List

  • List Item 1
    • List Sub-item
    • List Sub-item
  • List Item 2
  • List Item 3

Tables

 Pellentesque Condimentum NecProin Sapien Sem, Adipiscing
Etiam Quam Lorem Sed congue, arcu quis blandit blandit, arcu justo pharetra est, ut laoreet risus est sed elit. Proin sapien est, commodo at fringilla sit amet, tempor a ligula. Mauris gravida, odio id vulputate rutrum, purus lectus mollis est, mollis varius lectus risus eget mauris. Fusce vel nulla ut nibh hendrerit cursus. Integer placerat, felis id tincidunt elementum, justo erat vestibulum arcu, at vehicula justo nibh et magna. Duis non augue purus. Aliquam erat volutpat.
Curabitur In Felis Sit Amet Suspendisse interdum, nulla mattis gravida luctus, mauris ante luctus ligula, sed semper mauris enim in dolor. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nullam suscipit pellentesque neque pretium venenatis. Cras auctor augue ut elit suscipit, in blandit justo aliquet. Sed rhoncus felis metus, eu posuere purus pretium nec. Curabitur ut quam leo. Vivamus pellentesque scelerisque porta.
Vivamus Condimentum Lorem Mauris gravida, odio id vulputate rutrum, purus lectus mollis est, mollis varius lectus risus eget mauris. Fusce vel nulla ut nibh hendrerit cursus. Integer placerat, felis id tincidunt elementum, justo erat Sed ullamcorper dictum. Suspendisse feugiat, est at fringilla lobortis, nulla neque tincidunt mauris, et lobortis arcu turpis quis velit. Morbi imperdiet fringilla posuere. Proin molestie felis tristique, scelerisque purus ac, congue nisl.
  *Footnote: Demoveo dolore abico nulla importunus aliquip paulatim erat quidem torqueo singularis.

Misc - abbr, acronym, sub, sup, etc.

Lorem superscript dolor subscript amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Nullam dignissim convallis est. Quisque aliquam. cite. Nunc iaculis suscipit dui. Nam sit amet sem. Aliquam libero nisi, imperdiet at, tincidunt nec, gravida vehicula, nisl. Praesent mattis, massa quis luctus fermentum, turpis mi volutpat justo, eu volutpat enim diam eget metus. Maecenas ornare tortor. Donec sed tellus eget sapien fringilla nonummy. NBA Mauris a ante. Suspendisse quam sem, consequat at, commodo vitae, feugiat in, nunc. Morbi imperdiet augue quis tellus. AVE

The purpose of this HTML is to help determine what default settings are with CSS and to make sure that all possible HTML Elements are included in this HTML so as to not miss any possible Elements when designing a site. 

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5
Heading 6

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VPPPA offers multiple educational opportunities ranging from regional and national conferences, webinars, mentoring opportunities, publications and more.

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MIS does a tremendous job recruiting top company executives to attend the CISO Think Tank Sessions, Dinners and Summits. MIS consistently gathers an audience appropriate in both role and seniority to participate, which makes it worthwhile for both the participants as well as the vendors who sponsor and help co-deliver these events. MIS delivers a professional and well executed event. Working with MIS has helped us achieve our objectives in terms of reaching a broader set of customers in a unique, "think-tank" type setting. It's been a great partnership and we look forward to continue working together for future sessions."

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National Symposium

We are proud to bring together safety and health experts from more than 400 different industries who are all united in their mission to create safer environments for their peers and colleagues. We are looking forward to seeing you at Safety+, An Integrated Safety & Health Management System Symposium. 

The national symposium offers attendees a chance to acquire valuable knowledge and skills applicable to their worksite and to nurture enduring, mutually-beneficial, professional relationships.

If you want your site to be leader in safety and health, why not learn from those who have already done it? There are more than 100 featured workshops on a variety of safety and health topics, including how to improve your site’s safety culture, how to comply with new or existing OSHA regulations, how to get into and then thrive in VPP and ways to increase employee engagement, to name a few.

The VPPPA national symposium is also a great place to meet new people and make long-lasting connections with others in your industry. There are numerous opportunities for networking throughout the conference including a casino night, receptions, meal functions, regional networking meetings and exhibit hall breaks featuring more than 250 exhibitors from across the country.


Symposium Highlights

• Join thousands of EHS professionals at the premier safety and health event of the year
• Experience four days of activities, including more than 100 workshops over three days, 300 exhibitors and numerous networking opportunities
• Learn about innovative safety and health products to utilize at your worksite
• Meet others from your region at your chapter meeting
• Become inspired by national-known keynote speakers
• Participate in multiple contests and win dozens of prizes


Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Would you like to see your company’s name splashed across the conference events? How about on the water bottles distributed in each attendee’s bag? Or in the conference mobile app? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-761-1146 for more information. 

 

 

VPPPA offers a variety of events for workers to continue their development into the safety and health professional they seek to become. We want to help you achieve your safety and health goals:

  • Join our webinars throughout the year to brush up on the annual self evaluation process or to learn about a pressing topic in the safety industry.
  • Share ideas and best practices with other safety and health professionals at VPPPA's regional conferences.
  • Learn from other regions and companies throughout the U.S. at our annual national conference.
  • Look through our magazines online to learn more about safety and health issues that may be affecting your site.
  • Download presentations from VPPPA's webinar speakers and conference presenters.
  • Have a look at the Best Practices Directory for ideas on valuable programs that could be used at your own worksite. 
  • Use VPPPA resources such as brochures, success stories, and statistics to gain managment support or employee buy-in at your site.

 

A full list of upcoming opportunities can be found under our Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

Interested in getting more involved with VPPPA? Why not volunteer to present webinars to the safety and health community, host a VPP Application Workshop or volunteer to be a presenter at a national conference? If presenting doesn’t interest you, consider writing for The Leader or participating in our member spotlight feature. We are also looking for contributions to our best practices directory and invite all members to contribute their own tried and true best practices.

A number of our members volunteer their time to participate in one or more of our congressional outreach events in February, June, and November. This involves educating members from your state and congressional district on the VPP process and the benefits that it provides at your worksite. If you are looking to get involved in a different way, volunteer for a national committee!

Our most valuable resources are the passionate safety and health leaders that make up our vast membership base and we appreciate your diverse perspectives and expertise and contributions to the future of the safety and health community as well as the association.

If any of the opportunities above interest you, please contact us:

Presenting a webinar, VPP Application Workshop or at a national conference: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Writing for the Leader or participating in our member spotlight: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best practices directory: Complete your submission here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congressional outreach: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Committees: Visit our committees page to see what options would work for you and send your expression of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connect with other safety and health leaders in the VPPPA community. We are making it even easier to use the most valuable VPPPA resource—our members!

Use our member services directory to network and meet with other members. Looking for a specific safety product? No problem! You can now search by product type or by vendor name if you are looking for a VPPPA affiliated company to provide you with safety and health equipment.

Connect with us and other members on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and LinkedIn to learn about association news, events and other things taking place in your region. Our discussion board allows for the exchange of ideas on issues you are trying to solve at your organization and gives you the ability to get immediate feedback from other experienced safety professionals. You are also encouraged to take advantage of a new, members-only job board.

Members may also find it rewarding to connect with other safety professionals by getting involved in the VPPPA mentoring program or by joining a committee.

 

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VPPPA is excited to partner with the Tennessee Safety & Health Conference (TSHC) for the 2018 Safety+ Sympoisum.

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Tuesday, August 28 - Friday, August 31, 2018

Gaylord Opryland Convention Center

Nashville, Tennessee

 

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Educate – Learn from the best in safety & health in more than one hundred educational sessions

Collaborate – Network with thousands of safety & health leaders and decision-makers

Advocate – Share your successes and innovations to make workplaces safer across the globe

 

Why should you attend Safety+? Click the links below to access our ROI Toolkits:

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Download a Membership Application, or call us at (703) 761-1146.

 

Did you know that your site does not have to be in the VPP program, or even pursuing VPP status, to become a member of VPPPA? All of our members have one thing in common and that is a passion for safety and health and a dedication to making work safer for their employees and colleagues.

 

 MEMBER BENEFITS


Free Publications

  • The Leader – VPPPA’s award-nominated quarterly magazine
  • “On the Level” – VPPPA’s monthly e-newsletter that balances industry and association news
  • Best Practices Directory – VPPPA member-submitted annual directory that highlights the new technologies and research that are changing the way safety professionals protect their workforce

Free Tools

  • Mentoring Program – A free member benefit that encourages, assists and develops companies that are striving to achieve safety and health excellence by pairing sites that have achieved Star status with sites just starting their VPP journey
  • Job Board – A vast database of professional opportunities available throughout the EHS industry, constantly updated with new job openings
  • Presentation Sharing – This page allows members to share information and presentations concerning safety, health and other issues in the industry

Discounted Rates

  • Conferences – Receive discounted rates on VPPPA’s annual national safety & health conference, now called the Safety+ Symposium, as well as on VPPPA regional conferences
  • Webinars – Receive discounted rates on VPPPA webinars, which are one-hour sessions that provide a convenient way for the workforce to continue learning while on the job

Awards

  • Scholarships – The VPPPA Scholarship Program supports students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to safety and health in their schools and communities
  • Industry Awards – VPPPA offers several awards to recognize those VPPPA member sites and individuals that have made exceptional contributions to the mission of the VPPPA during the previous year

Members

 

Did you know that your site does not have to be in the VPP program, or even pursuing VPP status, to become a member of VPPPA? All of our members have one thing in common and that is a passion for safety and health and a dedication to making work safer for their employees and colleagues.

 

To learn more about our dues structure, please click here.

 

A commitment to superior workplace safety does not end with your daily commute. Our members are dedicated to sharing their successes and innovations with peers, policymakers, and competitors to make workplaces safer across the globe.

“You are the companies that go beyond and above basic OSHA requirements and strive to create a culture of safety. This is what you all do so well and this is what inspires us. And more importantly, inspires companies around the country to do the same. It is important that your stories are told and told again because they show what it takes to do the right thing and how you can benefit, not only your companies, but also, more importantly, workers, from doing the right thing. Day after day, your actions become living proof that maintaining a safe workplace is not only a moral imperative, it's good for the bottom line as well.”

-Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jordan Barab

 

Congressional Outreach

VPP is a small program with a big impact. OSHA spends just $3.5 million a year on VPP, but the programs protect nearly one million employees at 2,200 worksites across the country. Through regular legislative outreach, VPPPA members share their stories with legislators in Washington, D.C., and closer to home.

Safety knows no political party and it is vital to shine a light on successful government initiatives that promote a constructive and productive dialogue between labor, management and regulators. To this end, we provide news, research and supporting materials for use in the promotion of worker safety.

Contacting your representatives and meeting with them may seem intimidating, but it is a simple process. Elected officials are most interested in hearing from their constituents, the champions of worker safety whose impact is felt every day at locations in their district or state.

For more info on how to share your worksite’s successes, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 761-1146.

 

Resources

What is the VPP Act?

The VPP Act grants VPP its own line item in OSHA’s budget. Currently, the programs are funded through “Compliance Assistance – Federal,” alongside other cooperative initiatives. This legislation maintains the existing VPP process and ensures its continued success by codifying it and letting Congress control its funding directly.

Earlier this year, the Virginia General Assembly unanimously passed similar legislation for its state-plan VPP.

 

If you are interested in submitting a webinar proposal, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VPPPA strives to provide training throughout the year through educational webinars. Since it is not always possible for employees to leave their worksite for a week, these online educational sessions are an excellent alternative. VPPPA webinars are usually one-hour sessions and provide a convenient way for the workforce to continue learning while on the job.

VPPPA webinars are open to members and nonmembers and require access to both a high-speed internet connection and a phone line. Registration is per computer, so VPPPA encourages attendees to invite coworkers to sit in. Please note that all times listed are Eastern Time (ET) unless otherwise indicated. No refunds will be given for webinars.

Registration for each webinar will be cut off after 100 people have registered due to system constraints, so register early to guarantee a spot. If you are not able to register for a webinar due to the closing of registration, a recording of the webinar will be available at a cost. If you have any questions or would like to purchase a recording of a past webinar, please contact the Conference & Education department by calling (703) 761-1146 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

VPPPA, Inc. is an association dedicated to providing resources to any site seeking to improve their overall safety and health programs. All of our members have one thing in common, passion for making work a safer place for their employees and colleagues.

You will fall into one of the membership categories below. Please contact us with any questions.

 

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VPPPA Membership Categories

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of VPPPA. Please review the membership categories below to see which option suits you best. Questions? Give us a call at (703) 761-1146 EXT 115.

Membership for FullAssociate, and International Associate is site based. Membership dues are determined by the number of employees at each facility.

 

Full Membership is applicable to worksites currently approved in OSHA, DOE or state-plan-state VPP. Dues are based on number of employees at site (see table below).

 

# OF EMPLOYEES  FULL DUES
1 – 50  $90
51 - 100 $225
101 - 250 $450
251 - 500 $675
501 - 1,000 $900
1,001 - 2,500 $1,500
2,501 and above  $2,500

 

Associate Membership is applicable to worksites, corporate offices or educational institutions pursuing VPP or looking to improve their site’s safety and health management system. Dues are based on number of employees at site (see table below).

 

# OF EMPLOYEES  Associate DUES
1 – 50  $45
51 - 100 $112.50
101 - 250 $225
251 - 500 $337.50
501 - 1,000 $450
1,001 - 2,500 $750
2,501 and above  $1,250

 

International Associate Membership is applicable to a worksite outside of the U.S. and its territories pursuing the elements of VPP or a similar occupational safety and health excellence program. Dues are based on number of employees at site (see table below).

 

# OF EMPLOYEES  International DUES
1 – 50  $45
51 - 100 $112.50
101 - 250 $225
251 - 500 $337.50
501 - 1,000 $450
1,001 - 2,500 $750
2,501 and above  $1,250

 

*Dues are renewed on a calendar anniversary

 

Affiliate Membership is applicable to companies that provide products and/or services toward the enhancement of the safety and health industry. Annual dues are $500.

Corporate Membership is any headquarter office that oversees VPP approved worksites. The corporate membership category is NOT an umbrella membership and only covers employees at the corporate worksite. Annual dues are $250 per year.

Nonprofit Membership is available to the office of 501(c)(3) or (6) organizations. Non-profit membership dues are $360 per year and cover all organizational staff.

Union Membership shall be applicable to local and international unions that support at least one site that is eligible for VPPPA Full or Associate membership. Union membership dues are $100 per year and cover all local union members.




Membership FAQs

 

What is the difference between Full, Associate and Affiliate membership?

Full membership is for VPP sites approved by OSHA, DOE or state-plan-state VPP sites.

Associate memberships are companies who are working toward VPP or safety and health excellence.

Affiliate membership is a category for VPPPA vendor companies that sell top of the line safety and health products to VPP companies.

 
I am not pursuing VPP, is there value in joining VPPPA?

Absolutely. All of our members have one thing in common and that is a passion for safety and health and a dedication to making work safer for their employees and colleagues. VPPPA is an association dedicated to providing resources to any site seeking to improve their overall safety and health programs. All of our webinars, workshops and conferences will provide resources that you need to improve your site’s safety record, no matter what your safety status is. If you are looking for new best practices to implement or looking to reduce injuries at your site, VPPPA has tools that can help you.

 
How much does it cost to join?

VPPPA keeps annual dues low by establishing membership on a site-by-site basis (membership benefits cannot be shared with other sites); however, the benefits of membership extend to every employee at each member worksite. Costs are determined based on the number of employees at your site and by where you are in your safety and health process. Dues information can be found above.


What are the benefits of membership?

Members receive a number of benefits ranging from discounts on professional development, association publications, member-only access to best practices and the job exchange to a number of networking opportunities. Please view our member benefits here for additional information on the specific programs and resources VPPPA members receive.

Search from a database containing hundreds of vendors and products featured at VPPPA conferences.

 

All symposium events will be taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Symposium: August 29-September 1, 2017

Pre-Symposium Workshops: August 28, 2017

VPPPA Expo: August 29-31, 2017

Location: New Orleans, LA

Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

 

Monday, August 28, 2017 – Pre-Symposium Day

7:00 am – 3:00 pm            Registration

8:00 am – 5:00 pm            Pre-Symposium Workshops

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – Symposium’s Official 1st Day

7:00 am – 5:00 pm            Registration

7:00 am – 8:30 am            Labor & Management Open Forum

8:00 am – 8:30 am            First Timer’s Workshop

8:30 am – 9:00 am            Mobile App Demonstration

9:15 am – 10:00 am          Annual Meeting of the Membership

10:15 am – 12:30 pm        Opening General Session Part 1

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm          Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Opening General Session Part 2

Keynote Speaker: Dan Clark 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm           Workshops

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm           Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall & Reception

 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

7:00 am – 4:00 pm            Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am            Workshops

9:00 am – 10:00 am          Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 am – 11:30 am        Regional Networking Meetings

11:30 am – 1:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm           Workshops

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Exhibit Hall Open

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm           Workshops

 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

8:00 am – 4:00 pm            Registration

8:30 am – 9:30 am            Workshops

9:30 am – 11:00 am          Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 am – 12:00 pm        Workshops

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm          Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm           Workshops

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm           Afternoon Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Workshops

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm           Casino Night Reception (will take place at the New Orleans Marriott) 

 

Friday, September 1, 2017

8:00 am – 10:00 am          Registration 

8:30 am – 9:30 am            Workshops

9:45 am – 10:45 am          Workshops

11:00 am – 12:30 pm        Closing General Session

Keynote Speaker: Jeff “Odie” Espenship

Leader Masthead

 

About

The official magazine of VPPPA, award-nominated The Leader covers relevant, timely information on safety and health topics throughout the industry, including the latest regulatory developments in the field of occupational safety and health, best practices, regional updates and the latest VPP approvals. By dedicating each issue of the quarterly publication to a specific occupational safety and health subject of importance, we are able to provide in-depth information and guidance on the most crucial issues that affect our members, helping them stay informed.

Inside each issue, members can also stay up-to-date with the association’s activities, learn about, and ultimately take part in, educational and networking opportunities and even be featured in the magazine through the member spotlight article, chapter round-ups or the letter to the editor section. 

Folio Award Nominee

 

Distribution

With a total circulation of approximately 11,000, the majority of issues are distributed as a benefit to VPPPA membership. Prime contacts are encouraged to keep the VPPPA national office updated on changes to the mailing list by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Non-members can subscribe and receive a copy of The Leader for $25, by filling out the subscription form.


Contribute

Be an Author

By utilizing different writers for each issue, we are able to feature a wide variety of information and resources from professionals in the occupational safety and health industry, each with their unique background and experiences. We’re always looking for new writers, so if you feel you have important information to share with other sites, this is a perfect opportunity. Share your knowledge with VPPPA members today.

If you are interested in being an author, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Member Spotlight

Each issue of the magazine includes a member spotlight article in which the association highlights the work of a member whose effort and determination have culminated with success at their site. Nominate a safety leader from your site! Send information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Letter to the Editor

Designed to give our members even more of a voice, the Letter to the Editor section featured in The Leader provides an outlet for readers to supply the association with suggestions, feedback and constructive criticism on how to continue to improve the magazine. Send letters to the editor to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Advertising

For advertising rates and opportunities in The Leader and other publications, please view our ad rate card located here.

 

Why Advertise


Leader Order Form

Please click here to order The Leader Magazine.

 

COMPLIMENTARY COPIES OF THE LEADER PER MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY:

Membership Category  # of Employees  # of Leaders
 Agency  N/A  4
 Associate  Same as Full  Same as Full
 Corporate  N/A  6
Full 1 - 50 4
Full 51 - 100 6
Full 101 - 250 8
Full 251 - 500 10
Full 501 - 1,000 12
Full 1,001 - 2,500 14
Full 2,501 and above 18
Non-Profit N/A 4
Union N/A 4
Affiliate N/A 1

 

 

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In addition to webinars, VPP Application Workshops, SGE training and our annual Safety+ Symposium, there are a number of learning events throughout the year that take place in your region. Click on the link for your region to learn more about your local conferences. If you are interested in learning more about your regions, regional board and state plan contacts, visit our regions page.

Booking Your Flight

Take advantage of the VPPPA and Delta cooperative program and earn SkyMiles for you and VPPPA through Delta’s SkyBonus® Program. When purchasing your tickets to attend the regional conferences online at www.delta.com, enter your SkyMiles number and the VPPPA SkyBonus® number (US458190813) in the information section. Be sure to save the VPPPA SkyBonus® number in your profile to continue earning more points on future flights.


Regional Conferences



Region I VPPPA Chapter Conference
May 7-9, 2018

Falmouth, MA

More details coming soon.


Visit the Region I Website at http://vppregion1.com/ for further details on this event.



Region II VPPPA Chapter Conference
TBD

More details coming soon.


Visit the Region II Website at http://www.vppparegion2.org/2017-region-ii-conference for further details on this event.



Region III- 21st Annual Region III Conference
March 7-9, 2018

Omni Homestead Resort
Hot Springs, VA

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Click for further details such as registration pricing, policies, and procedures


Visit the Region III Website at http://vppparegion3.org/conference.html for further details on this event.


Region IV – 2018 Safety & Health Excellence Conference
June 19-21, 2018

Beau Rivage Casino & Resort

Biloxi, MS

Visit the Region IV Website at http://www.regionivvpp.org/2018 for further details on this event.

 


Region V - VPPPA Chapter Conference
May 22-24, 2018

Indianapolis Convention Center

Indianapolis, IN

More details coming soon.


Visit the Region V Website at http://www.vppregionv.org for further details on this event.



Region VI – Annual Safety & Health Conference
April 30-May 3

Ft. Worth Convention Center

Ft. Worth, TX

Visit the Region VI Website at https://www.regionvivpp.org/conference/annual-conference for further details on this event.



Region VII - VPPPA Chapter Conference
May 21-23, 2018

Omaha, NE

More details coming soon.

 
Visit the Region VII Website at http://www.regionviivpp.org for further details on this event.
 


Region VIII – 2018 Region VIII VPPPA Safety Summit
May 8-10, 2018

Cheyenne, WY

More details coming soon.
 
Please, visit the Region VIII Website at http://regionviiivpppa.org/category/2017-summit/ for further details on this event.



Region IX – 2018 Region IX VPPPA Safety Summit
March 13-15, 2018

La Jolla, CA

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Click for further details such as registration pricing, policies, and procedures

Interested in Exhibiting, download the Exhibitor Booth Form below:
Exhibitor Booth Form

Also, you may visit the Region IX Website at http://www.regionixvpppa.org/index.html#summit for further details on this event.



Region X – 2018 Northwest Safety and Health Summit
May 1-3

Anchorage, AK

Visit the Region X Website at http://www.regionxvpppa.org/events.html for further details on this event.

 

Logo Gallery

The VPPPA logo is a licensed trademark and can only be reproduced for commercial purposes with the permission of the VPPPA National Office. All members in good standing may use the VPPPA logo. Current VPPPA Affiliate members are the only licensed vendors authorized to reproduce the VPPPA logo.

To reproduce the logo on promotional items such as shirts, mouse pads, pens, etc., please contact the membership department, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Logo Use Guidelines - Members
 
Logo Use Guidelines - Affiliate Members 
 
For Print Use - Color
 
For Print Use - Black
 
Web Use - Color
 
Web Use - Black
 

Exhibitors

 

~95% of national event attendees walk the entire expo hall floor~

The VPPPA Expo, held in conjunction with Safety+, is the only exhibit show in the country that is tailor-made for VPP sites and sites striving for VPP status. Attracting some of the most innovative manufacturers of safety, health and environmental products and services, the VPPPA Expo offers event attendees direct access to the leaders in these fields. As an integral part of the association’s annual national symposium, the Safety+ 2018 Expo is expecting to attract more than 250 exhibiting companies. 

VPPPA exhibitors aren't just vendors; they are an important part of the association's network. Many of these companies show their support through VPPPA Affiliate membership; discounts on products and services for our members; conference sponsorships and donations; advertising; as well as returning to the VPPPA Expo year after year, some since the association's incorporation.

~77
% of national event attendees purchased, or planned to purchase, products and/or services from 2016 exhibitors~


Safety+ 2018 Expo


We are now accepting applications for exhibitors at the Safety+ 2018 Symposium in partnership with the Tennessee Safety & Health Conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN, August 28-31, 2018. Please review the Safety+ 2018 Exhibitor Prospectus for further details.

To reserve a booth:

  1. Complete and sign the writable 2018 Exhibitor Application.
  2. Use the 2018 Floorplan (PDF) to select your booth.
  3. Return your completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also fax or mail your application in with payment using the information on the application.

We hope you will join us for the Premier Safety & Health Event of 2018!


National Symposium

Thank you for attending Safety+ 2017 in New Orleans, LA!

We are proud to bring together safety and health experts from more than 400 different industries who are all united in their mission to create safer environments for their peers and colleagues. We are looking forward to seeing you at our Safety+ 2018 Symposium at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on August 28 - 31, 2018!


VPPPA’s Job Board provides a vast database of professional opportunities available throughout the EHS industry. Constantly updated with new job openings, the VPPPA Job Board is the only resource you’ll need to find the job that fits all the requirements of your next professional endeavor. If you have a job that you'd like to post, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Posting on the job board is a free member benefit. While the job board is searchable and open to everyone who wants to apply, only VPPPA members are eligible to post an open position. 

No third parties please.

On The Level: Balancing Industry and Association News

Emailed out the third Thursday of each month, VPPPA’s monthly newsletter “On the Level,” (OTL) is designed to consolidate the association’s most crucial information and resources into one email a month. Featuring industry news and updates, upcoming deadlines, events taking place throughout VPPPA and membership information, OTL balances industry and association news.

On The Level is intended to not only reduce the clutter in your inbox, but it also delivers crucial information regarding VPPPA membership, webinars, SGE training sessions, conferences, call for nominations, congressional outreach and requests for volunteers. View current and past issues of OTL below:

 

2017

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September

 

2016

January
February 
March 
April
May
June
July
August
September 
October
November 
December 

 

2015

January 
Feburary
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November 
December 

 

2014

March
April
May 
June 
July 
August 
September
October 
November
December
 

Join VPPPA

Whether you’re a site striving to achieve VPP or working toward safety excellence, VPPPA membership will guide you on the path to success. Contact us to learn more about VPPPA membership at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Membership Department at (703) 761-1146. You may also join online here.

 

Request a Membership Brochure

The newly designed membership brochure includes information on the benefits that VPPPA membership provides. Featuring a breakdown of VPP sites by industry and location, as well as several statistics on union sites and employees, the brochure outlines the reach and impact that VPP has experienced throughout the years. To request a copy, contact the membership department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (703) 761-1146, and find out how becoming a member of VPPPA will support your site.


Membership Information Request Form

 

Request Info on Leader

The Leader is the official magazine of the VPPPA. Inside, readers can find articles on the latest regulatory developments in the field of occupational safety and health, safety and health best practices, Association activities, educational and networking opportunities, as well as the latest VPP approvals.

Members may view The Leader online by clicking here or request an electronic copy of a specific article at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Each member site is provided with a set number of complimentary copies of VPPPA’s official magazine, The Leader. Non-members may order a one year subscriptions (4 issues) to the magazine for $25.

The Leader Subscription Form

 

Request Mediation Assistance

The Labor and Management Committee has more than 20 years’ experience providing mediation services to companies in need of navigating the complexities of management and union challenges that arise. If you are interested in learning more about our mediation services contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

New Orleans, LA, is the host city for Safety+, An Integrated Safety & Health Management Systems Symposium, formerly called the 33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Conference: August 29-September 1, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshops: August 28, 2017

Expo: August 29-31, 2017

Conference Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


OFFICIAL EVENT HOTELS

Sheraton New Orleans 

500 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Regular Rate, click here.

Government Rate, click here.

(504) 525-2500

Group Rate: $159/single or double + 13% tax

Government Rate: $128/single or double + 13% tax

Sheraton

 

New Orleans Marriott

555 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Regular and Government Rate, click here.

(504) 581-1000

marriott

 

Shuttles will be provided from the Marriott and Sheraton to the Convention Center during Safety+ hours. The schedule is below.   

Monday, August 28: 7am-5:30pm

Tuesday, August 29: 6am-7:30pm

Wednesday, August 30: 6:30am-5pm

Thursday, August 31: 7:30am-4:30pm

Friday, September 1: 7:30am-1pm 

 

Booking Your Flight

Take advantage of the VPPPA and Delta cooperative program and earn SkyMiles for you and VPPPA through Delta’s SkyBonus® Program. When purchasing your tickets to attend the regional conferences online at www.delta.com, enter your SkyMiles number and the VPPPA SkyBonus® number (US458190813) in the information section. Be sure to save the VPPPA SkyBonus® number in your profile to continue earning more points on future flights.

Transportation in New Orleans 

Taxis are available at the New Orleans Airport as well as the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans. The average fare is $36 one-way. If you are planning to drive to the event, you may park at the hotel you are staying at. Conference participants staying at the New Orleans Marriott will receive a 30 percent discount on valet parking rates for a price of $30.10/night plus taxes. Conference participants staying at the Sheraton New Orleans will receive a 20 percent discount on valet parking rates for a price of $33.60/night plus taxes. 

Avoid “Housing Pirates”

We have been informed that registrants have been contacted by fax, email or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of VPPPA, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to going to the hotel directly. This is NOT TRUE and generally leaves the conference attendee at a considerable disadvantage. Only use the phone numbers and links provided above to make your hotel reservations with the VPPPA conference hotels.

Job changes happen frequently; therefore, in order to ensure our members receive all of the benefits they deserve, site rosters need to be up-to-date.

Submit your updated roster.

 

VPPPA’s mentoring program is a free member benefit that encourages, assists and develops companies that are striving to achieve safety and health excellence. The program pairs sites that have achieved Star status with sites that are just starting their VPP journey, need additional program guidance or are looking to improve best practices at their facilities. The association’s vast network of Star sites, spanning dozens of industries, utilizes federal and state safety and health officials, VPPPA regional board members, regional coordinators and our passionate membership base of safety and health leaders. Companies interested in working with a mentor should complete the mentoring form, and will then be matched with an appropriate VPP Star site. The mentoring committee coordinators consider similar experiences, industries, geographic location and union representation when choosing prospective mentors.

Once a match has been made, the sites form a unique relationship of collaboration and best practices sharing. The VPPPA Mentoring Program is a free resource provided by the association to sites regardless of membership status. For more information, please contact VPPPA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call (703) 761-1146.


What Will I Gain From a Mentor That I Can't Find Anywhere Else?

1. Mentors provide free guidance on achieving VPP, may do mock audits for the sites they are mentoring, and will provide assistance in-person or through regular phone calls. A mentor has been through the audit process several times and will know what auditors are going to look for that may not be perceived by the organization. More importantly, a mentor will offer guidance on how to address any shortcomings and provide advice on sustainable, long-term solutions.

2. Mentees learn from someone who has successfully achieved VPP and understands the struggles that a site is facing. This is an opportunity to get hands-on training and guidance from a seasoned professional who has been in the exact same position that your site is in. A mentor understands the frustrations and setbacks as well as the milestones, triumphs, realities and success. Since the mentoring committee pairs mentors and mentees who are in the same or similar industries, mentors often understand challenges that are unique to a site’s specific situation, such as improving management commitment, employee engagement, recordkeeping, PPE or implementation.

3. Mentors not only teach the sites they are working with, they advocate for them. This could be in the form of sharing best practices and experiences or using a vast network of other safety and health leaders to find answers. VPPPA mentors have been in the safety and health industry for years and have built a network of trusted friends and colleagues who can help tackle unique problems.

4. Mentors also learn from the sites they are working with. Many VPPPA mentors have seen different approaches to problem-solving that they can bring back to their sites and share with their own employees. The mentoring process is a two-way street.


How Do I Get Started?

Getting started is simple – contact us!

Potential Mentors – If you are interested in learning more about how you can help other sites achieve safety and health excellence, let the mentoring committee know! 

To get started, please visit the Become a Mentor page to fill out a form.

Potential Mentees – To get started, just fill out our form requesting a mentor. Provide information about your site, industry, where you are in the process and goals. The VPPPA mentoring committee will take all information into consideration when matching a mentor and mentee company. We work hard to make sure that industries are similar to ensure that the mentor understands the unique challenges being faced at interested sites. A mentoring coordinator will contact interested companies and explain the mentoring process and provide the site with an application form. This form is very important because it contains all the essential information that factors into the matching process: location; number of employees; SIC or NAICS; a description of what activities the site engages in; and whether or not unions are present at the site.

To get started, please visit the Request a Mentor page to fill out a form. 


Why Become a Mentor?

Mentoring is truly mutually beneficial. Mentors also have an opportunity to improve their safety and health knowledge during the process. They will learn new ways of doing things and feel empowered by contributing to another site's success. Both sites can learn from each other and strengthen their safety and health management systems along the way.

"I have mentored many sites, and the best reward was not the thanks for your help, but the dedication and commitment by labor and management to develop a partnership of trust and be recognized for their success. And every time I go away from the experience with new ideas, new best practices and new energy and motivation. Safety and health excellence truly feeds off itself."
- Jack Griffith, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Richland, WA

While working as a mentor, my experience talking to personnel in a facility has taught me that effective employee involvement is most important to being successful in safety. Mentors gain a deeper insight into how the nuts and bolts of another site’s safety program works. I have been able to acquire new ideas from other facilities that have improved my company. Therefore, you not only help a site achieve a goal and improve safety by giving them suggestions, but you also will learn something new from them that you can share with all employees at your site.

- Steve Nikkel, UCI, Wichita, KS

VPPPA offers a number of programs to recognize the extraordinary efforts of member sites and individuals who go above and beyond in their efforts to improve safety and health for the American workforce. VPPPA also provides scholarships to the VPPPA employees and their children who are pursuing degrees in the safety, health and environmental fields. 

The VPPPA Annual Awards recognize association member sites and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the mission of VPPPA during the previous year.

The VPPPA Safety & Health Achievement Program recognizes the outstanding contributions of hourly or staff workers at VPPPA member sites who are not safety and health professionals and do not spend more than 25% of their time on safety and health related activities.

The VPPPA Scholarship Program supports students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to safety and health in their schools and communities.

Applications for scholarships and awards must be submitted no later than June 2, 2017. Send your applications to the national office via email, mail or fax:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail: VPPPA, Inc.
Attention: Awards/Scholarship Committee
7600 E Leesburg Pike, Ste 100
Falls Church, VA 22043

Fax: (703) 761-1148; Attention: Awards/Scholarship Committee

“I am very grateful for this scholarship. I didn't know if I was going to be able to afford college. I have been job searching and praying for an answer to my problem. This is a real blessing, so I sincerely thank VPPPA from the bottom of my heart. For answering my prayers. I am so happy now! Thank you!” - Hope Wachtel, 2016 Stephen Brown Scholarship Winner, Carelton, NE 

My name is Garrett Hamby,  I was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Stephen Brown Scholarship. The benefits of receiving this award helped tremendously towards my school fees and tuition. Overall it helped pave the way to get to where I am now and helped me achieve the goals I set for myself and also build my future. - Garrett Hamby, 2015 Stephen Brown Scholarship Winner, Richland, WA

To support VPPPA's Scholarships and future leaders in safety and health, please find out more about the VPPPA Scholarship Fund.

 

Naturally, it’s difficult to absorb every piece of information during an hour-long workshop or webinar. Having access to workshop presentations allows attendees to not only reference all of the material that was covered in the workshop or webinar, but to also share the material with their site. We believe the top safety and health resources should be shared with as many people as possible.

Upload a PDF of your workshop or webinar presentation here, and share it with the VPPPA community.

 

Future VPPPA Safety+ Symposiums

 

August 27-30, 2019

Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

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August 25-28, 2020

Marriott Orlando World Center

Orlando, FL

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August 31-September 3, 2021

Gaylord Opryland Convention Center 

Nashville, TN

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Have you seen articles about VPPPA in other safety and health publications? Do you know about new Star approvals taking place around the country? See what other safety and health leaders are talking about! 

Stericycle Parkersburg Becomes First Medical Waste Treatment Facility to Receive OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program Star Status - Stericycle

Ogden ALC unit awarded prestigious VPP Star status - Air Force Material Command

CPChem Pasadena Plastics recognized by OSHAYour Houston News

The Leader Nominated for Folio Award - The Leader

Rep. Gene Green Speaks at 31st Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference - Office of Congressman Gene Green (D-TX)

VPPPA 2015 Award Winners Announced - OH&S Magazine

VPPPA Conference Well Underway in Texas - OH&S Magazine

Virginia Governor Signs the Voluntary Protection Programs Act - EHS Today

Rokita-Green-Roby Introduce Bipartisan Workplace Safety Legislation - Office of Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN)

Bipartisan Bill Would Make VPP Permanent - Safety + Health

 

Do you have a press release about your recent Star approval? Send it our way and we'll share your exciting news with other VPPPA members! Send all press releases or inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Safety+ 2017 Photo Gallery

Pictures from Safety+ 2017, including workshops, award ceremony, reception, expo hall, registration and general sessions, can be found here.


You may also download high quality versions of the photos from that page.

 

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Special Government Employees 

Qualified volunteers from VPP sites are eligible to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Special Government Employee (SGE) program. These volunteers must be approved by OSHA and funded by their companies to participate.

An SGE serves in the capacity of a federal volunteer while he or she is assisting OSHA personnel during VPP onsite evaluations. During the evaluation, an SGE is held to the same ethical and legal standards as a federal or state government employee. In addition to benefiting OSHA by supplementing its VPP onsite evaluation teams, this innovative program gives industry and government an opportunity to work together and share ideas and best practices.

For more information and to apply for SGE training, please visit OSHA's SGE website.

 

 

Join a Committee

Volunteer your time and shape the future of the association! The National Board of Directors relies on the activities of VPPPA’s various committees to continue moving the association forward and to help meet the association’s goals and objectives. VPPPA is always looking for enthusiastic safety and health professionals who can facilitate the improvement and growth of the association, advocate for the safety and health community, share innovative ideas and provide guidance and strategy on educational opportunities relevant to our members.

As a member of a committee, you will take part in a monthly conference call with the other committee members. The requirements to be on a committee are simple: You must be employed at a VPPPA member site in good standing and you must attend scheduled conference calls. The calls will discuss upcoming events and opportunities taking place within your committee and the members will explore ways to help advance the association. Express your interest in a committee by completing the committee interest form below, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

There are committees that fit all schedules (approximately a two hour time commitment per month) and interests.

 

Join a Committee

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Awards 

Purpose: Identify and acknowledge the achievements of VPPPA members relating to the pursuit of VPPPA's mission. Committee members evaluate applications for VPPPA’s annual scholarship programs and annual awards programs. Members create strategies for promoting the programs and evaluate all applications submitted to honor deserving companies and individuals in the safety and health community.

Committee Chair: Stacy Thursby, Director for a DOE-VPP Site

Staff Liaison: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Net+, A+


Chapter Chair 

Purpose: To assure clear communication among VPPPA chapters and the VPPPA national board and staff to ensure that VPPPA policies and programs are consistently presented and implemented across the country. Note: The committee is only open to chapter chairpersons and other members of the regional executive board such as vice chairpersons, secretaries and treasurers.

Committee Chair: Elmer R. Johnson, Region VI Chairperson

Board Liaison: Rob Henson, Director from a Site without a Collective Bargaining Agent

Staff Liaison: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CMP


Construction 

Purpose: To promote and encourage the expansion of VPP in the construction industry through education and assistance.

Committee Chair: Jamie Robey, Director from a Contractor/Construction Site

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Education 

Purpose: To provide guidance, strategy and direction on educational opportunities for our members and non-members with respect to VPP and the OSHA challenge. Education committee members work to find speakers for webinars, VPP Application Workshops and other education opportunities that members would find beneficial.

Committee Chair: Kristyn Grow, Director-at-Large

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Labor and Management 

Purpose: To coordinate and communicate the benefits for labor (Union and Non-Union), management and their represented workforce in venturing into VPP and why it's important to stay in the VPP process. When requested, the committee will identify and reconcile issues that could result in labor and management disputes. Intending to be pro-active rather than reactive, the committee endeavors to resolve misunderstandings or disagreements between labor and management before the situation becomes a road block to the VPP process.

Committee Chair: Don Johnson, Director from a Site with a Collective Bargaining Agent

Staff Liaison: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Legislative and Regulatory 

Purpose: To provide leadership, guidance and support to government agencies and Congress at the federal, state and local levels in a proactive and cooperative spirit in the areas of safety, health and environment. This committee is also responsible for working closely with the government affairs department and government relations counsel to assist with education about VPP.

Committee Chair: Terry Schulte, Secretary

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Member Services 

Purpose: To communicate the benefits of VPPPA membership, develop and refine new and existing benefits, while ensuring adherence to the VPPPA mission.

Committee Chair: Chris Adolfson, Treasurer

Staff Liaison: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mentoring 

Purpose: To streamline and facilitate improvement and growth of the mentoring program for the federal OSHA, state-plan-state OSHA and DOE VPP programs and the OSHA Challenge Program in order to allow for consistent administration of the mentoring process at national and regional levels.

Interim Committee Chair: Mike Guillory, Chairperson

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Marketing 

Purpose: To guide the VPPPA brand in a global direction, to help establish and leverage long-term strategic partnerships with world-class organizations, to market the VPPPA message and to protect the VPPPA Brand.

Committee Chair: J.A. Rodriguez Jr., CSP, SGE, Director-at-Large

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Nominating 

Purpose: To promote membership activity in VPPPA Board elections, encourage voter turnout, candidate participation, and facilitate the election process. The committee accomplishes these tasks by educating members about the election process. The committee communicates the functions and responsibilities the open positions may encompass on the national VPPPA board of directors to ensure qualified candidates are identified. The committee will also coordinate and conduct the election process in accordance with the national VPPPA bylaws.

Committee Chair: Richard McConnell, Director from a Site without a Collective Bargaining Agent

Staff Liaison: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

In an effort to ensure the continued safety excellence of VPP sites across the country, the association provides members with innovative, compelling, creative and life-saving best practices that have been tried and tested by the vast network of VPPPA members. The annually published VPPPA Member Submitted Best Practices Directory highlights the new technologies and research that are changing the way safety professionals protect their workforce.


Help keep America's worksites safe and include best practices from your worksite that can be used by your peers at other sites throughout the country. Contribute a brief description of your proven best practice(s) in our 2015 directory which will be shared with all VPPPA members.


If you have any questions or to submit your Best Practice, please contact the Communications Department at the VPPPA National Office by calling (703) 761-1146 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to working with you to improve the quality of the VPP program and to support the efforts of facilities working on improving safety and health at their sites.

 

Welcome to the VPPPA Blog! The blog is open to any relevant topic in the safety and health industry, new OSHA requirements and regulations, a platform to drive people to a white paper that you have written, more general information such as safety culture or seasonal safety and health topics. This is one outlet where the sky is the limit so share your thoughts on issues and topics that you are passionate about. Blogs will be posted every two weeks on Thursdays. 

If you are interested in writing for our blog, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for opening dates and with your potential topic. We would also love to see your comments about the blogs posted!

 

If you’re interested in guiding other sites through the VPP journey, or improving their safety and health management systems, sign up now to become a mentor, and provide sites with the resources and knowledge needed to achieve success in VPP.

Once a match has been made, the sites form a unique relationship based on the needs of the mentored site and the time and resources available to the mentor.

ContactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Are you a leader in your field? Do you have a passion to teach and share your knowledge? Do you have a story to tell other safety professionals like you? We’re looking for workshops from people like you. Share your expertise with fellow VPPPA members and become a workshop presenter at Safety+, An Integrated Safety & Health Management System Symposium, formerly the 33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference. VPPPA’s annual conference is the leading educational event for attendees who represent a broad spectrum of industries and hold a variety of positions from EHS professionals to hourly workers and managers to representatives from the Departments of Labor, Energy and Defense.

Year after year, conference attendees say that one of the most important factors in their decision to attend VPPPA’s annual national conference is the educational opportunities. Therefore, to meet the needs of our diverse audience, session proposals that speak to a specific discipline and industry, as well as those relevant to a cross-section of members, are both equally considered. Attendees especially enjoy workshops using a “how-to” format to emphasize ideas, problem solving and positive results; creativity is strongly encouraged.

Proposals are now being accepted and can be submitted here. Proposals will be reviewed and selected based on several criteria to include topic relevance, practicability, quality of proposal, etc.

Important Speaker Notes:

  • Proposals are for 1-hour workshops.
  • All selected speakers will be required to register for Safety+ at a discounted speaker rate or one-day only rate.
  • Proposals that focus on promoting a commercial product will not be considered.

Thank you so much for your interest in helping make next year’s conference a success

DEADLINES AND DATES 
Proposal Deadline: February 17, 2017
Proposal Review: February-March, 2017
Speaker Notifications: Middle of March, 2017
Conference Dates: August 29-September 1, 2017

If you have any questions regarding the workshop proposals, please call the national office at (703) 761-1146 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

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MIS does a tremendous job recruiting top company executives to attend the CISO Think Tank Sessions, Dinners and Summits. MIS consistently gathers an audience appropriate in both role and seniority to participate, which makes it worthwhile for both the participants as well as the vendors who sponsor and help co-deliver these events. MIS delivers a professional and well executed event. Working with MIS has helped us achieve our objectives in terms of reaching a broader set of customers in a unique, "think-tank" type setting. It's been a great partnership and we look forward to continue working together for future sessions."

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Naturally, it’s difficult to absorb every piece of information during an hour-long workshop or webinar. Having access to workshop presentations allows attendees to not only reference all of the material that was covered in the workshop or webinar, but to also share the material with their site. We believe the top safety and health resources should be shared with as many people as possible.

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VP, Professional Services and Support, HP Enterprise Security Products

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MIS does a tremendous job recruiting top company executives to attend the CISO Think Tank Sessions, Dinners and Summits. MIS consistently gathers an audience appropriate in both role and seniority to participate, which makes it worthwhile for both the participants as well as the vendors who sponsor and help co-deliver these events. MIS delivers a professional and well executed event. Working with MIS has helped us achieve our objectives in terms of reaching a broader set of customers in a unique, "think-tank" type setting. It's been a great partnership and we look forward to continue working together for future sessions."

VP, Professional Services and Support, HP Enterprise Security Products

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The VPPPA Annual Awards for Outreach and Innovation recognize those VPPPA member sites and individuals that have made exceptional contributions to the mission of the VPPPA during the previous year. These pioneers in safety and health have shared their knowledge of safe practices with others or developed new techniques to create a safer, healthier work environment. VPPPA award winners will be recognized at Safety+ 2017, August 29 - Sept. 1, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. Winners receive a commemorative award and gain visibility in VPPPA publications and the national media. In addition, a letter of distinction is sent to key individuals, including the winner's CEO, plant manager and OSHA officials.
 

Applications for awards must be submitted no later than June 2, 2017. Send your applications to the national office via email, mail or fax:

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Mail: VPPPA, Inc.
Attention: Awards/Scholarship Committee
7600 E Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043

Fax: (703) 761-1148; Attention: Awards/Scholarship Committee


VPP Outreach Award

The purpose of the VPP Outreach Award is to provide recognition for our "VPP Ambassadors". This award recognizes those who achieve an outstanding level of outreach activity and encourage others to share their knowledge. Reaching out to communicate and persuade others of the benefits of pursuing OSHA or DOE VPP approval is an important part of the mission of the VPPPA. Another part of the mission is to persuade other government regulatory agencies to adopt similar programs. The VPP Outreach Award is for an individual, company or worksite that has done an extraordinary amount of work in these areas.


Safety and Health Outreach Award

The purpose of the Safety and Health Outreach Award is to provide recognition for our "VPP Models", who reach out to share the safety, health, technical and management expertise developed at their sites. The award is for an individual, company or worksite that has achieved an outstanding level of outreach in the safety and health arena, not directly encompassing the VPP. 


VPP Innovation Award

The purpose of the VPP Innovation Award is to provide recognition for an individual, company or worksite that has developed and successfully implemented an innovation, encouraged others to try new approaches and emphasized the value of creativity and flexibility in the resolution of worker safety and health problems. The innovation may be program-related or of a technical nature.

Whether it is at the worksite or in the community, the VPPPA Safety & Health Achievement Program provides special acknowledgement to non-managerial employees at VPPPA member sites who have taken the initiative to learn and apply safety and health best practices. Candidates are expected to fulfill the program criteria and complete a workbook containing questions on the major elements of workplace safety and health.

The program is geared toward hourly, non safety and health workers at VPPPA member sites. Those certified in safety and health professional fields are not eligible to apply (i.e. - Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), Professional Engineers (PE) and Certified Safety Professionals (CSP)). 


Program Criteria

  • VPPPA membership in good standing
  • Hourly worker status
  • Safety and health program knowledge, training and involvement in the worksite and/or in your community
  • Outreach to other worksites or the community
  • Letters of recommendation from your worksite and other worksites
  • Involvement in the VPPPA

Safety and Health Workbook Components

  • OSHA standards and procedures
  • Accident investigation
  • General workplace safety and health
  • Safety and health training
  • Hazard assessment, prevention and control
  • Employee involvement in safety and health
  • VPP procedures and requirements
  • Fall protection

In an ongoing effort to advance the field of occupational safety and health, VPPPA has established a scholarship program for VPPPA members and their families. 

The VPPPA Scholarship Program supports students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to safety and health in their schools and communities.

Applications for scholarships must be submitted no later than June 2, 2017. Send your applications to the national office via email, mail or fax:

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Mail: VPPPA, Inc.
Attention: Awards/Scholarship Committee
7600 E Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043

Fax: (703) 761-1148; Attention: Awards/Scholarship Committee

To support VPPPA's Scholarships and future leaders in safety and health, please find out more about the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Scholarship donations are used as seed money to accrue interest that will finance the scholarships annually. VPPPA is accepting donations toward the Scholarship Fund. Donations are 100% tax deductible.


June Brothers Scholarship

The VPPPA June Brothers Scholarship was established in 2005 and is intended for students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree in the safety/health/environmental field. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in or enrolling in a college or university. This annual scholarship is granted to one student who is either employed at a VPPPA Full member site or to the child/grandchild of a member.

  • Applications will be accepted from students who either work at a current VPP site or who are the children/grandchildren of an employee of a VPP site. The VPP site must be a VPPPA Full member in good standing to qualify.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) in the either the trades or the environmental, safety and health areas. Students can be either full-time or part-time.
  • All applicants must complete the application for the scholarship program that they are eligible for and submit an official transcript, reference letter from a high school teacher, a professor from the University they are attending or a supervisor at a current job, and a reference letter from the relative working at the VPP site.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0.
  • Other criteria used to evaluate all applicants include demonstrated leadership skills in extracurricular activities, involvement in professional organizations, communication skills and other awards and honors earned at educational institutions.

Stephen Brown Scholarship

The VPPPA Stephen Brown Scholarship was established in 2005 and is intended for students pursuing a degree in the trades. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in or enrolling in a vocational school, college or university. This annual scholarship is granted to one student who is either employed at a VPPPA Full member site or to the child/grandchild of a member.

  • Applications will be accepted from students who either work at a current VPP site or who are the children/grandchildren of an employee of a VPP site. The VPP site must be a VPPPA Full member in good standing to qualify.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) in the either the trades or the environmental, safety and health areas. Students can be either full-time or part-time.
  • All applicants must complete the application for the scholarship program that they are eligible for and submit an official transcript, reference letter from a high school teacher, a professor from the University they are attending or a supervisor at a current job, and a reference letter from the relative working at the VPP site.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0.
  • Other criteria used to evaluate all applicants include demonstrated leadership skills in extracurricular activities, involvement in professional organizations, communication skills and other awards and honors earned at educational institutions.

William "Sully" Sullivan Scholarship

During the February 2007 VPPPA National Board of Directors meeting, the board established the VPPPA William "Sully" Sullivan Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to recognize an employee at a VPPPA Full member site who has made significant contributions to the VPP program at his/her site. This scholarship is open to employees enrolled in or enrolling in a vocational school, college or university.

  • Applications will be accepted from students who either work at a current VPP site or who are the children/grandchildren of an employee of a VPP site. The VPP site must be a VPPPA Full member in good standing to qualify.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their contributions to VPP at their site.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) either full-time or part-time.
  • All applicants must submit a completed application, an official transcript and a reference letter relating to your VPP involvement at your site from a site VPP coordinator, operations manager, site EHS staff, OSHA, Regional VPPPA Chapter Chairperson, etc.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0.

Sergeant Safety Scholarship

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s Sergeant Safety Scholarship (aka DoD Scholarship) is intended for students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree in the safety/health/environmental field and associated with the Department of Defense or contractor sites. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in or enrolling in a college or university.

  • Applications will be accepted from students who either work at a current VPP site or who are the children/grandchildren of an employee of a VPP site. 
  • Students must be pursuing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) in the environmental, safety or health areas.
  • All applicants must complete the application for the scholarship program that they are eligible for and submit an official transcript, resume and biography, reference letter from a high school teacher, professor or department head from the university they are attending or a supervisor at a current job, and a reference letter from the relative working at the VPP site.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0.

 

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About Us

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. (VPPPA) - The Premier Global Safety and Health Organization™, is the leading organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. VPPPA, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a member-based association, providing a network of more than 2,300 companies and worksites who have achieved or are striving for occupational safety and health excellence, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) or the Department of Energy's (DOE) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

Links:

Office of the Executive Director

Accounting

Communications & Outreach

Conference & Education

Membership & Development

Technical Support


Office of the Executive Director

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Executive Director
Mike  Maddox

Direct Dial:  703-761-6503
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Mike Maddox is currently serving as Executive Director. He has served on the board for 16 years, including 10 years as Chairperson.

 
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R. Davis Layne

Raymond Davis Layne joined VPPPA in mid-January of 2005 as Executive Director. On July 6, 2012, Davis retired from his position as Executive Director but remains as Senior Advisor.

 



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General Counsel
Pat R. Tyson

Patrick R. Tyson is a partner with Constangy, Brooks & Smith. Pat is based out of the firm’s Atlanta office, one of 25 offices across 14 states. Since joining the firm as head of the OSHA practice group, Mr. Tyson has continued his extensive involvement in the field of safety and health after being appointed Acting Assistant Secretary for OSHA under the Reagan Administration.

 


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Courtney M. Malveaux, Esq.

Courtney Malveaux joined VPPPA on May 23, 2014 as the government relations counsel. Mr. Malveaux, a Richmond attorney, is taking the lead in the organization’s efforts to build state and federal support for OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs. 

 
Director of Operations

Sara Taylor
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Direct Dial:  703-761-6507 


Sara Taylor returned to VPPPA in March of 2013 as the Director of Marketing and was promoted to Director of Operations in November 2014. Sara was previously the Senior Director of Conference & Education but has since focused her efforts on rebranding VPPPA. In this role, Sara oversees the daily activities and functions of the Membership, Conference & Communications departments while creating and implementing a clear marketing vision for the association.


Accounting

Accountant
Michael Khosrofian
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Direct Dial:  703-761-6504  


Communications & Outreach

Communications & Outreach Manager
Kerri Carpenter
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Direct Dial: 703-761-6519

Communications Coordinator
Jamie Mitchell
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Direct Dial:  703-761-6517  

Senior Event Sales & Advertising Coordinator
Heidi Hill
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Direct Dial:  703-761-6511


Conference & Education

Conference Coordinator
Brielle Mroczko
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Direct Dial:  703-761-6516


Membership & Development 

Membership Manager
Katlyn Pagliuca
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Direct Dial:  703-761-6515

Member Services Coordinator
Natasha Cole
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Direct Dial:  703-761-6513

Special Projects Coordinator
Sierra Johnson
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Direct Dial: 703-761-6514


Technical Support

Information & Data Analyst Manager
Bryant Walker, Net+, A+
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Direct Dial:  703-761-6510

 

In 1982, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the implementation of the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). In 1984, OSHA hosted a meeting for VPP site participants to gather, network and share the benefits of participation in the programs. The following year, OSHA was unable to host a similar meeting so participating VPP sites; Georgia Power and Mobil Chemical, took it upon themselves to sponsor the meeting. During that gathering in September 1985, the attending participating companies voted to form an association that would provide support for companies participating in VPP or aiming to participate. Ronald R. Amerson from Georgia Power was elected as the founding chair of the association.

From 1985 to 1990 the main function of the association, run completely by volunteers, was to present an annual conference, with OSHA's assistance, on the VPP and invite interested companies to attend. In 1990, the association expanded its role and established paid membership categories. A full staff was hired in 1991,  and the the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association (VPPPA) received a certificate of incorporation from the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporate Commission. 

In the early 1990's, volunteer-based VPPPA chapters began to establish an association presence in each of the 10 OSHA regions. VPPPA chapters continue to host local networking opportunities for VPP sites and maintain a working relationship with local agency officials such as the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), federal OSHA and OSHA state-plan offices.


Growth of VPPPA

The association has seen significant growth since its formation. In 1985, at the first official VPPPA conference held in Washington DC, a recorded 30 attendees participated at the event. Today, over 2,500 attendees gather at the national conference to network, share best practices and attend over 110 educational sessions that help sites continually improve their safety and heath management systems.

Membership categories and numbers have also seen significant increases over the years. Originally formed to provide networking opportunities for approved VPP sites and sites who had submitted VPP applications, the association currently has membership categories for VPP sites (Full), sites pursuing VPP (Associate), company headquarter offices (Corporate), products and services providers (Affiliates), non-profits, unions, agencies and international sites. The VPPPA International Associate category was established by a membership vote in 2005 to include sites outside of the U.S. who are implementing elements of VPP at their sites.

From its humble beginnings of just a handful of participating sites, the VPPPA has grown to over 2,200 member sites.

VPPPA chapters are an established association presence in all of the 10 OSHA regions. Each chapter is headed by an elected Chapter Board of Directors that consists of safety and health leaders; both hourly and salary employees from union and non-union sites. Each chapter is governed by a set of bylaws that are modeled after the national VPPPA bylaws, but are tailored to the needs and environments of the region. The VPPPA chapter boards, committees and volunteers are committed to providing local networking opportunities, educational sessions, VPP outreach, establishing mentoring relationships and hosting annual conferences within each of the regions.

Conference & Education

For more information about educational opportunities in your region, please visit the Chapter Conferences section.

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To view the VPPPA Annual Reports, please click on the links (PDF) below. These are large files and may take several minutes to upload. If you are would like to view an older report, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. VPPPA's fiscal year begins July 1 and runs until June 30 of the following year. 

If you have any questions about the most recent annual report, please contact the national office.


 
VPPPA FY15 Annual Report

July 1, 2014 - June 30 2015

 
VPPPA FY14 Annual Report

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

 

VPPPA FY13 Annual Report

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

 

VPPPA FY12 Annual Report

July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

 

VPPPA FY11 Annual Report

July 1 2010 - June 30, 2011

 

VPPPA FY10 Annual Report

July 1 2009 - June 30, 2010

 

 

 

 

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MIS does a tremendous job recruiting top company executives to attend the CISO Think Tank Sessions, Dinners and Summits. MIS consistently gathers an audience appropriate in both role and seniority to participate, which makes it worthwhile for both the participants as well as the vendors who sponsor and help co-deliver these events. MIS delivers a professional and well executed event. Working with MIS has helped us achieve our objectives in terms of reaching a broader set of customers in a unique, "think-tank" type setting. It's been a great partnership and we look forward to continue working together for future sessions."

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You are invited to download the National VPPPA Bylaws (PDF) that were approved on August 27, 2007, at the 23rd Annual National VPPPA Conference during the Annual Meeting of the Membership. The download may take a few minutes; your patience is appreciated.

VPPPA National Board of Directors


The VPPPA national board of directors consists of safety and health leaders, such as hourly and salary employees from union and non-union sites, who personify the values and mission of the association. The overriding responsibility of a VPPPA board member is to protect the interests of the members of the association by providing oversight to the political and fiscal aspects of the organization.

To serve on the national board, a member in good-standing, as defined by the national bylaws, must have experience on a regional board and/or committee experience on a regional or national level. Full members have the right and responsibility to elect national board officers during the annual national conference.

The meeting minutes from the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Membership can be found here.

 

Chairperson

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Mike Guillory
The Brock Group
10343 Sam Houston Park Drive
Houston, TX 77064
Phone: (504) 915-5693
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair: Mentoring Committee

 



Vice Chairperson

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Rob Henson
LyondellBasell
Process Technician
8280 Sheldon Road
Channelview, TX 77530
Phone: (281) 452-8383
Fax: (281) 452-8744
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair: Conference Planning Committee

 

Secretary

TSTerry Schulte
NuStar Energy LP
HSE Manager
9820 West Stockton Blvd. Suite 220
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: (916) 509-3243
Fax: (210) 918-5530
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair: Legislative and Regulatory Committee

 

Treasurer

CAChris Adolfson, CSP, SGE
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Battelle Energy Alliance
Business Specialist
PO Box 1625
2525 Fremont Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3790
Phone: (208) 526-5837
Fax: (208) 526-7146
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair: Member Services Committee

 

Director from a Site with a Collective Bargaining Agent

DJDon Johnson
Phillips 66
Operating Engineers Local 399
900 S Central Ave.
Roxana, IL 62084
Phone: (217) 320-1011
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair: Labor and Management Committee

 

 
Director from a Site without a Collective Bargaining Agent

RMRichard McConnell
Austin Industrial at LyondellBasell
Senior Project Manager
2801 East 13th Street
La Porte, TX 77571
Phone: (281) 924-8269
Fax: (713) 321-4978
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Director from a VPP Contractor/Construction Site

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Jamie Robey, CSP, SGE
The Brock Group
HSE Director - VPP
4440 Highway 225, Suite 200
Deer Park, TX 77536
Phone: (832) 392-5558
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair: Construction Committee



 

Director from a DOE-VPP Site

Stacy ThursbyStacy Thursby
AECOM
S&H Manager
2435 Stevens Center Place, MS7-B
Richland, WA 99334
Phone: (509) 371-2270
Email(s): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair: Awards Committee

 
 

Director-at-Large

JARJ. A. Rodriguez, Jr., CSP, SGE
Raytheon Company
Senior Manager, IIS EHS
22265 Pacific Boulevard
Dulles, VA 20166
Phone: (540) 226-2116
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair: Marketing Committee

 
 

Director-at-Large

KGKristyn Grow, CSP, CHMM, SGE
Cintas Corporation
VPP Manager
12524 Kingston Ave.
Chester, VA 23836
Phone: (804) 662-0247
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair: Education Committee

 
 

Director-at-Large

KWKimberly L. Watson, REM, SGE
Southwire Company
Director of Safety
1 Southwire Drive
Carrollton, GA 30119
Phone: (770) 832-5096
Cell: (678) 633-2664
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Director-at-Large

JGJack Griffith
CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company
Union Safety/Hanford Site VPP Representative
Richland, WA
Phone: (509) 373-5157
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Director-at-Large

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Carey West
Mundy Company
Subcontractor Manager
Castle Hayne, NC
Phone: (910) 819-6700
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 


Director-at-Large

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Dan Lazorcak, CSP
Honeywell International
Director, Global Health, Safety and Environmental
1300 W. Warner Road
M/S: 1207-1KK
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 592-7513
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Committee Chair: By-Laws Committee

About Us

Our mission is to be a leader in health and safety excellence through cooperation among communities, workers, industries and governments.

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. (VPPPA) comprises a global community of dedicated safety and health professionals empowering occupational safety culture across more than 50 industries. VPPPA, The Premier Global Safety and Health Organization, is the leading organization committed to occupational safety, health and environmental management systems and has created a complex network of cooperation between companies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state OSHA leaders, members of congress, the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.

For more than three decades, the association has provided its members a direct link to a depth of resources at OSHA, DOE and similar agencies within state-plan states and continues to offer a support network for participants from a wide variety of industries. More than 2,300 companies provide the support needed to ensure all companies in the U.S. and around the world continue striving for and achieving a stronger culture of safety excellence.

VPPPA provides occupational safety, health and environmental leaders with networking and educational opportunities, up-to-the-minute legislative information, industry advancements, preferred vendors and consultants dedicated to VPP and safety and health management systems, mentoring opportunities, professional development and volunteer opportunities.

Our members make up a cross section of the best of the best, the safest, most innovative and most passionate ambassadors for the safety and health community. We educate, we advocate, and we collaborate.


What is VPP?

The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) is a safety and health management system that prevents workplace accidents and fatalities. VPP is for companies seeking safety and health excellence by implementing additional voluntary compliance measures that go above and beyond the requirements of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) rules and procedures. Operated by OSHA, OSHA state-plan states and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), VPP is designed to promote excellence in safety and health by recognizing facilities with outstanding occupational safety and health management systems.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration VPP

Adopted on July 2, 1982, OSHA's VPP recognizes worksites that have achieved and are maintaining excellence in worker safety and health protection through cooperation among government, industry and labor. VPP is composed of three different programs:

Star - recognizes sites that have distinguished themselves with the highest level of safety and health excellence;

Merit - recognizes sites that have good safety and health programs, but must take additional steps to reach Star quality;

Star Demonstration - recognizes worksites that have Star quality safety and health programs, but requires demonstration and/or testing of experimental approaches that differ from current Star requirements.

A site that applies for participation in VPP must submit a written application that addresses the major elements of the program: management leadership and employee involvement; worksite analysis; hazard prevention and control and safety and health training. An onsite review by OSHA officials to evaluate the workplace safety and health program and to interview employees at the facility is the final stage of the application process. To maintain VPP status, sites must undergo additional OSHA audits every three years and show improvement during each evaluation.

Further information regarding OSHA's VPP can be found on the Agency's website


Department of Energy (DOE) VPP

In 1994, DOE developed and implemented DOE-VPP, which is closely modeled on the OSHA program. The primary difference between DOE’s program and OSHA’s program is that participation is open to contractors employed at DOE-owned facilities.

DOE officials regularly attend and participate in VPPPA conferences, workshops and meetings and are heavily involved in VPPPA activities.


State-Plan State VPP

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 encourages states to develop and operate their own
VPP safety and health programs. Currently, 22 states and jurisdictions operate complete state-plans covering private sector, state and local government employees, while five states (CT, IL, NJ, NY and VI) cover public employees only. VPP offered by state-plan states must be at least as effective as federal VPP programs.

VPPPA invites you to promote your products and services to the recognized leaders in occupational safety and health through VPPPA marketing vehicles. There are several advertising to help build brand awareness, share the newest innovations with members and establish a network of contacts.

  • The 2016 edition of our advertising options will be available soon. Options include the following:
  • Advertising opportunities in The Leader, VPPPA's quarterly magazine circulated to over 11,000 safety and heatlh leaders
  • Advertising opportunities in the monthly E-Newsletter
  • Advertising opportunities in conference publications including the Onsite Program, mobile app and eblasts
  • Ads on VPPPA's website

 

For more information on advertising, rates or deadlines, please contact the VPPPA National Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (703) 761-1146 or have a look at our 2017 marketing guide

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer sponsorship opportunities that are tailored to fit every budget level. Our sponsorship packages range from $100 to $20,000 and above. Generate business by getting in front of prospects that fit your niche. For more information on customizing your sponsorship package, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. There are several ways to boost your company’s visibility and commitment to the safety and health community at the annual national conference.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Mobile App
  • Meal Functions and Receptions
  • Banners, Signage, Column Wraps, Kick Panels, etc.
  • Relaxation Station
  • Water Bottles
  • Conference T-Shirt
  • Attendee Gifts and Door Prizes
  • And much more!

 

Learn more from our 2017 marketing guide

Donate to VPPPA! All donations are tax deductible and will be used for VPPPA's scholarship fund. VPPPA's scholarships are for members and their family members and are provided to deserving students pursuing a career in the safety, health or environmental fields.  

My name is Garrett Hamby,  I was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Stephen Brown Scholarship. The benefits of receiving this award helped tremendously towards my school fees and tuition. Overall it helped pave the way to get to where I am now and helped me achieve the goals I set for myself and also build my future. - Garrett Hamby, 2015 Stephen Brown Scholarship Winner, Richland, WA

Donating is easy, click here to complete the donation form now! 

 

 

Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting VPPPA. For over 35 years, VPPPA has been a community of safety professionals dedicated to making workplaces safer for their colleagues and employees. Our members provide support to each other to solve complex issues, mentoring, best practices and presentations at regional and national conferences.  We work hard to advance the safety profession and provide useful tools for those pursuing safety and health excellence at their workplaces. We also invest in the next generation of safety and health leaders through the VPPPA scholarship fund. Help us provide scholarships for deserving students pursing a career in the EHS field. Donate now.

 

Volunteer for a Committee

Get involved in a National Committee to help advance the field and the VPPPA mission. We have opportunities to accommodate all interests and schedules. Looking to share your expertise? Mentor a site, contribute to the VPPPA marketing strategy or use your network to line up speakers and presenters for VPPPA webinars and conferences. Interested in being a voice for safety and health? Be and advocate for labor and management relations or for educational legislative outreach. Interested in working to make membership even better? Join the member services committee! Get new ideas and give back to future safety leaders by joining the awards and scholarships committee. Submit your committee interest preference here for consideration.