VPPPA Webinars

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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.

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 email 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. .


Upcoming VPPPA Webinars


Using Big Data to Predict, Prevent and Eliminate Death on the Job

PresenteChuck Pettingerr Chuck Pettinger will cover the latest Safety Predictive Analystic research through case studies on over 120 million observations made from safety inspections. Attendees will take away the four safety truths and other leading indicators to help predict, prevent and eliminate death on the job.

Chuck has over 20 years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating culture step-change initiatives. His major interests include developing large-scale corporate behavior change initiatives, assessing industrial safety cultures, using advanced predictive analytics to develop leading indicators and conducting organizational Leadership Workshops.

This webinar will take place Friday, April 18, 2014, at 11:00 am. 

The cost is $65 for members and $85 for nonmembers. Registration is non-refundable. Click here and login to register. Forgot your password? Click "Forgot my password" and an email will be sent to the email associated with the username provided to reset your account. Don't have an account? Click "create an account," and proceed with registration.


Implementing the New Fall Protection Equipment Standards

Over 40 years old, the OSHA 1910 general industry regulations are largely obsolete on fall protection best practices and current equipment. The recent and forthcoming changes to ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code provide guideance, but it can still be confusing to determine how the changes affect your safety program. Attendees will be better able to assist their organizations in maintaining a fall protection program that achieves compliance and reduces risk. Thom Kramer will present this session.

This webinar will take place Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 11:30 am.


Putting a Lid on Employee Abuse of Prescription Drugs: Saving Money While Saving Lives

Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions. It annually causes thousands of worker deaths. This webinar will educate participants about the problem and ways employers can address it. It will provide tips about modifying drug-free workplace policy, workplace protections, and approaches to pain control following worker injury. It will review available resources for workplace programs and promising prevention/treatment strategies.

Ted R Miller, PhD, directs the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Preventing Prescription Abuse – Workplace Technical Assistance Center. He has more than 15 years of experience evaluating workplace substance abuse problems and strategies for controlling them. Dr. Miller is a Principal Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Calverton, Maryland.

This webinar will take place Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 11am


Inspiring Manager Engagement in ESH

Do your managers spend more time in their office than managing safety with their teams? Presenter Genelle Speed-Hale will provide unique and innovative ways to get managers more educated, involved and accountable for safety by identifying distinct methods to increase interaction with managers and employees on safety and assist them in becoming true safety champions.

This webinar is slated to take place Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 11:30 am


Integrity Based Safety

Presenter Chris Goulart will teach attendees how to fully format a safety management methodology that is fully inclusive of all the most critical elements of a safety management system. This webinar will outline that safety practices are most effective when they are true to the organization's core values, are completed in a holistic manner, involve all employees and establish safety as the noble and honorable practice that is worthy of the highest levels of effort.

This webinar will take place Monday, June 23, 2014, at 11:30 am.


Indoor Air Quality & Particulate Monitoring 

Join 3M for a look into the science, instrumentation and regulations that impact the indoor air quality and particulates measurement field. Topics such as polutent characteristics' effect on health and sampling practices will be discussed.

The webinar will take place Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 11:30 am.


OSHA Recordkeeping

Pat Tyson will review OSHA recordkeeping regulations and will also focus on the interpretation letters that the agency issued in the recent past. 

This webinar will take place in August of 2014.


Noise Dosimetry & Hearing Conservation

When it comes to measuring noise exposure, are you confident in choosing between a sound level meter and a dosimeter? Are you maximizing the effectiveness of the data you're collecting? Join Melissa Wesemann to improve your hearing conservation safety plan.

This webinar will be held in September of 2014.


American Airlines: Our VPP Application Story

More information to come! This webinar will take place in October of 2014.


Elements of an Electrical Safety Program

An effective electrical safety program is crucial for worker safety and the compliance of industry standards, regulations and requirements. Mark Moya will provide insight for development of a sound electrical safety program.

This webinar will take place in November of 2014.


Increasing Employee Ownership in Safety

Sustaining employee ownership in your safety program can be a challenge. Genelle Speed-Hale will focus on innovative and proven methods to engage and motivate workers to take charge of safety for themselves and their co-workers.

This webinar will be held in December of 2014.


Past Webinars

Annual Self-Evaluations
Brad Baptiste

An overview of the VPP Annual Self Evaluation process to include OSHA expectations, goal setting, common improvement areas and VPPPA member perspectives

PPE & Combustible Dust
Derek Sang

The seminar will cover the test methods and standards related to performance of proven Flame-Resistant garments available today. This session will utilize power-point, video and photographs to demonstrate how FR Clothing is designed to work as it relates to the hazard of Combustible Dust with a focus on why meeting or exceeding the NFPA 2112 and 2113 Standards should be considered when specifying FR Clothing for your employees exposed to combustible dust hazards as expressed in NFPA 654.

Brad Harbaugh

Two years into OSHA’s transition to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and one GHS deadline down, there’s still confusion among employers about their compliance responsibilities under the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom); in particular, their responsibilities related to employee training, chemical labeling and SDS management. Join us as we discuss what’s changed, review common compliance issues affecting EH&S professionals today and explain what you can do to ensure compliance with HazCom and OSHA’s next series of GHS deadlines.


Education Opportunities