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To apply, please go to: Eulen.com or Indeed.com

Safety Manager Aviation Ground Service Provider

Located at Miami International Airport

We have a great opportunity for the right candidate!

Eulen America is a leading provider of business outsourcing services and is rapidly growing in the aviation and janitorial sectors.

You will be responsible for the safety of employees at the MIA Airport. This role requires working with management to ensure safety requirements, policies procedures are followed and employees are working in a safe safety culture. You must be able to identify safety hazards and discrepancies; discover opportunities for improving those conditions. The ability to communicate safety guidelines, recommend corrective actions and disciplinary actions to management.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare and maintain records, reports; formulate correspondence relative to job
  • Coordinate/administer Safety meetings
  • Assess contract requirements regarding safety and quality, develop procedures for program implementation
  • Monitor safety programs and policies, conduct reviews and audits of safety programs and policies, provide analysis and written assessment
  • Inspect all work areas, facilities, equipment, records used in the workplace; conduct safety audits of same.
  • Develop Risk Management Program in accordance with program safety requirements
  • Track and address safety mishaps for trend analysis and provide recommendations
  • Investigate accident/injury reports to track accident/injury-related statistics
  • Establish safety and quality related policies and procedures and recommend changes as needed
  • Recommend solutions to safety and quality issues, prevention measures, and other avenues for safety and quality improvement
  • Identify training and development needs of staff as related to safety and quality, ensure needs are managed
  • Establish target areas and long-term accident prevention and cost-control goals
  • Maintain awareness of safety laws and regulations that effect our organization
  • Provide training/coaching across all staff levels as required by program and airport safety rules and regulations
  • Provide leadership and guidance during situations threating staff safety in the workplace
  • Ensure the message of safety and quality are effectively communicated

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the Aviation industry
  • Experience working above and below the wing with an airline or ground service provider
  • Extensive experience in Ramp Safety operations a must
  • Knowledge in safety and policy writing, IATA, and ISAGO process
  • Visible throughout the day in different departments
  • Knowledge in safety recognition programs and awards
  • Understanding and applicability of governmental regulations such as OSHA, FAA, FDA, EPA regulations, as well as applicable state agencies.

Applicant should demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Excellent organizational and motivational skills
  • Good knowledge of data analysis and risk assessment
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Be proactive willing and able to tackle issues head-on
  • Proficiency in the use of email, including Google, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Competitive salary, bonus, robust medical plan, PTO and holidays

Job Type: Full-time

Required language:

  • English/Spanish
  •  

    It's that time of year again! In conjunction with the 2018 Safety+ Symposium, taking place Aug. 28-31 in Nashville, Tennessee, elections are scheduled to be held for VPPPA National Board of Directors' positions. This year there are several open positions:

    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Director from a Site without a Collective Bargaining Agent
    • Director from a VPP Contractor/Construction Site
    • Director-at-Large (three positions available)

    Each position has a term of two years, beginning at the end of the 2018 Safety+ Symposium and terminating at the 2020 Safety+ Symposium.

    To be elected or appointed to the VPPPA National Board of Directors, a nominee must be an employee of a Full or Corporate member site in good standing with the association. Nominees must have management commitment from their companies, which includes support to attend meetings and financial support.

    Please refer to the 2018 Requirements, Duties, Obligations and Responsibilities (PDF) and the VPPPA Bylaws for further details regarding serving on the Board. Then fill out the 2018 Nominations Form, which includes the Management Letter of Committment, as well as the 2018 Election Protocols form.

    Submission Deadline: May 25, 2018

     
    After May 25, 2018, all nominations will be reviewed for eligibility. By June 6, 2018, all eligible candidates will be notified. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual Meeting of the Membership prior to the Opening General Session of the 2018 Safety+ Symposium; however, no information will be published for those nominees.

     

    For any questions, please contact Kerri Carpenter, Nominating Committee Staff Liaison, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    VPPPA
    ATTN: VPPPA NOMINATIONS
    7600-E Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
    Falls Church, VA 22043-2004
    Fax: (703) 761-1146

    To apply visit www.wtienergy.com/careers 

     

    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 McKay Bay facility in Tampa, FL. 

    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.

    2) 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.

    3) 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.

    4) 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.

    5) 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.

    6) Implements, follows and assists in enforcement of corporate policies and procedures to assure an environmental compliant, safe workplace for all employees, contractors, and visitors.

    7) Maintains compliance with company internal policies and procedures to address loss prevention and control.

    8) Monitors the plant's operation in compliance with all federal, state, county and local operating permits.

    9) Coach, mentor, and facilitate site safety committees. Ensure meeting minutes are written and distributed. Ensure actions identified in the meeting are tracked to closure.

    10) Conducts plant environmental, health and safety inspections and prepares reports.

    11) Ability to act as Plant Emergency Coordinator and Safety Committee Director.

    12) Plant point of contact for communication, documentation and reporting to all agencies.

    13) Maintains accurate filing system for environmental, health and safety records, including permit applications, permits, records, operating logs, test reports and monitoring reports.

    14) 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.

    15) 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.

    16) 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.

    17) Incident Management-assemble report for each incident. Lead Rootcause evidence gathering; perform evidence collection and stakeholder meetings.

    18) 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.

    19) 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.

    20) 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.

    21) 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.

    22) Completes on-boarding training programs within the time frame prescribed, and requests support from corporate EHS staff when necessary.

    23) Follows standard environmental and safety procedures, corrects safety and environmental hazards.

    24) Reads, understands, and implements safety and environmental rules as described in company documents such as the Rules Books and other procedure manuals.

    25) 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.

    26) Anticipates typical problems, identifies potential or recurring problems, and takes appropriate action.

    27) PPE -- Evaluate, recommend, and procure PPE and equipment using WTI preferred vendors.

    28) Fire Systems- coordinate Fire Pump Flow Testing/Sprinkler System testing, etc. with Loss prevention insurer.

    29) 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.

    30) Professional Development (PD) -- develop annual PD goals and improvement tasks.

    •   Budget --assist in developing annual plant H&S budgets

    31) Assists corporate personnel as directed in ensuring company and regulatory requirements are met in other WTI facilities.

    32) Participate in Corporate conference calls. Participate in school programs, tours, other public presentations as appropriate.

    33) 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 a/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 

    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.

     

    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

    Power up your career by applying today!!

    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


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    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

    Apply here. 
    The VPPPA is looking for energetic volunteers to assist at this years Safety+ in Nashville, TN! No experience is required, all we ask is that you be a VPPPA member and are a registered Safety+ attendee! Volunteers are needed starting Sunday, August 26 through Friday, August 31, 2018. Please be mindful of the workshops you’d like to attend throughout the conference.

     

    Descriptions of the jobs are listed below as well as the link to the signup form.

     

    Scanners/Survey – Multiple days and times

    Volunteers are asked to scan attendee’s badges as they enter the workshop room. Volunteers will be given an envelope of surveys which they are asked to hand out and collect at the end of class. Please note: You must stay for the full time of the workshop. You are more than welcome to sit in on the workshop you are in charge of, but please be sure to collect the workshop surveys at the end. There are several time slots to be filled Wednesday- Friday.

     

    Wednesday

    8am-9am

    10:30am-11:30am

    1pm-2pm

    3:30pm-4:30pm

    Thursday

    8:30am-9:30am

    11am-12pm

    1:30pm-2:30pm

    3:30pm-4:00pm

    Friday

    8:30am-9:30am
    9:45am-10:45am

     

     
    Bag Stuffing – Sunday 3pm-5pm

    We are looking for volunteers to assist the VPPPA National board and staff in stuffing our totes with the sponsored items of 2018.

     
    Annual Meeting of the Membership Volunteers – Tuesday 8:45-10:15am

    We need volunteers to assist in scanning attendees’ badges and greet attendees as they enter the Annual Meeting of the Membership.

    Thank you for volunteering your time!

    Sign up to volunteer here!

    By completing this volunteer sign-up form you are agreeing to the following:

     

    Photography Release: I hereby release any photographs that may be incidentally taken of me by VPPPA or one of its agents during these events to be used for any purpose.

    Liability Waiver: I agree and acknowledge that I am undertaking participation in VPPPA events and activities as my own free and intentional act, and I am fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation in these events. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly and that I am, as a result, able to participate in VPPPA events, and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being. I also understand that my volunteer position is not a contract for hire, expressed or implied, and is with no promise of compensation. I further understand that VPPPA will not provide me with any pay, compensation, insurance coverage, worker's compensation or any other benefit to which an employee may be entitled in consideration of my being allowed to volunteer for the purpose of general conference support for any other purpose. I am at least 18 years of age. I am a member of VPPPA and I am registered to attend the 30th Annual National VPPPA Conference.

    If you have any additional questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A member of the VPPPA staff will contact you after you have submitted your form.

    Thank you!

     

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    join now

    Download a Membership Application, or call us at (703) 761-1146. Learn about member benefits here.

     

    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.

     

    Click here to apply. 

    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.

    2018 Safety+ Symosium FAQs

     

    Where is the closest airport?

     

    Nashville International Airport (BNA) is located about 9 miles away from both the Gaylord Opryland and Downtown Nashville.

     

    Take advantage of the VPPPA and Delta partnership and earn SkyMiles for you and VPPPA through Delta’s SkyBonus® Program. When purchasing your ticket for Safety+ 2018 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.

      

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

    The Gaylord Opryland has an airport shuttle service to and from the hotel. Round trip tickets are $30 per person. Guests 65 and older received a rate of $28 round trip and children under 18 are complimentary with an adult ticket purchase.

    Taxis are also available and a more economical choice if you are traveling in a group. Taxis in Nashville offer a flat-fee service between the airport, downtown and the Gaylord Opryland. For up to 4 passengers from point to point, the rate is $25.

    Is there a parking discount for attendees?

    Yes, you may park at the hotel with a 20% discount.

    For parking at the Gaylord, directions, and/or maps, please click here

    Does the Safety+ Symposium have a dress code?

    The dress code for the symposium 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 event hotel and hall also tend to be chilly, so remember to bring a sweater or light jacket to wear during the workshops. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended as the hall is large and you may have to walk long distances between events.

     

    What should I bring to the symposium?

    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. New this year, we will offer an Onsite Journal, which will have the symposium agenda and other essential symposium must-knows, as well as plenty of lined pages for note taking.

     

    You are also encouraged to bring any mobile or tablet devices with you to access the Safety+ Mobile App – it’s great for finding the schedule, presentation sharing and social networking purposes. Any updates during the symposium, such as room, time, or schedule changes, will be communicated via the app.

     

    There are plenty of water fountains around the Convention Center but we recommend bringing water or a water bottle as well.

     

    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 symposium have Wi-Fi?

    No, the convention hall areas will not have free wireless Internet access. If you are staying at the Gaylord, there is Wi-Fi in your room.

     

    What can my spouse/guest do during conference hours?

    Downtown Nashville is filled with good music, good food, and a good time. Check out things to do here.
     

    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 Delta Lobby BCD.

     

    What is there to do in Nashville?

    There are a plethora of museums, music venues and food you need to try while in Nashville.

    For things to do, check out this page.

    For special discounts in the city, click here.

     

    When does registration officially open? Where is registration located?

    Registration will open Monday, August 28 at 7:00 am at the Delta BCD Lobby in the Gaylord. You may retrieve your badge and welcome bag at this time. You must have your badge to go to any sessions and into the Expo Hall.

    Self check-in is also available in the lobby for those who are already registered. We suggest using the kiosks as it is much faster.

     

    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 name badge throughout the entire event?

    Many events throughout the symposium 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. Be sure not to lose it.

    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 symposium?

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

    Are hotel arrangements included in the symposium registration fee?

    No, hotel arrangements are not included in your symposium registration. We do provide a special group rate for Safety+ attendees at the Gaylord Opryland.
     

    What meals are included in the conference registration?

    Lunch on Tuesday-Friday will be provided to all registered attendees. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day during breaks. The Tuesday reception and Thursday reception will both have heavy hors d’oeurves that can constitute as a meal.

    If you have any dietary restrictions, please make sure to include them on your registration form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Do you provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

    CEUs will be provided in the Onsite Journal. You are responsible for tracking your own CEUs. If you need a copy of the CEU form, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    Do you have a mobile app for the event?

    Yes! If you download the FREE app before Safety+ you can save time onsite. Find the Safety+ app:

    1. In the Google Play or iTunes stores on your phone simply search for "Crowdcompass Attendeehub.” Its free to download!
    2. Once downloaded, it will appear on your home screen.
    3. In the app, search for “Safety+”
    4. Click on the event and you will be connected to our show.

    There will be a mobile app training session at Safety+ on Tuesday, August 29, at 8:30am. You can also get additional help with the app at the information booth throughout the event. 

    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.

    We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Safety+ Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee!

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    2018 Workshop Descriptions

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

     

    WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    WEDNESDAY 10:30 AM - 11:30 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 Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.

     

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018

     

    WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Employee “Evolved” Safety Campaigns

    Take employee involvement to the next level. Find out how to successfully run employee-created, management approved, budget-minded, innovative and creative safety campaigns. Walk through the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of safety campaigns. Turning employee involvement into an employee evolved safety campaign offers a sense of pride and ownership for everyone, and a little positivity goes a long way to safety 24/7.

    TBD, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company

     

    Survive an Active Shooter Event

    Active Shooter incidents are becoming all too common. They are often unpredictable and evolve very quickly. This workshop will discuss common facility vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a shooter to maximize attack effectiveness, and what you can do to reduce the likelihood of an attack. Information will be presented on preparedness and the responsive actions that can be taken to protect employees and increase their chances of survival. The workshop will also address basic security enhancements that can make your workplace more secure and less vulnerable to criminal activity or terrorist attacks.

    Brian Bennett and Norman Deitch, EHS Excellence Consulting

     

    Addressing Risk With Integrated Ownership of Safety IOSS

    Empower your EHS team to own and manage risk with flexibility to match the specific technical and operational needs of their area. This presentation offers Johnson & Johnson’s implemented process of engaging those closest to the risk in controlling that risk. Find out how to involve every department and all employees in your safety and health culture, as well as strengthen your leadership through this IOSS workshop.

    Tina Smith, Noramco/ Johnson & Johnson

     

    The Safety We Share. Using Safety Shares to Empower Your Workforce

    This fun, informative and interactive workshop will provide participants with effective tools and examples for engaging workers at all levels across various industries and disciplines. Participants will be provided with examples to utilize during pre-job briefings, safety meetings and the start of various work activities. Safety is 24/7 and this workshop also provides examples to facilitate worker engagement that encourages safety at work and at home. 

    Justin Hendricks and Sparena Lyons, Fluor Idaho, LLC

     

    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

     

    Risk Management for Safety Supervisors

    Luck is not a solution. The Catamount Consulting Group has spent a great deal of time exploring the foundations of safety, and they’ve found a major link between effective communication and accident prevention. Come learn the duties of a safety supervisor, the ins and outs of the inspection process and how to minize citations. There is a solution to risk management, and it isn’t luck.

    Scott McKenna, Catamount Consulting

     

    Humor in Safety (2.0) The Sequel

    Humor in Safety is back! The Sequel to the ever popular Humor in Safety will have an updated platform and more applications for your safety presentations that may have become drab and dreary. We all know that safety is a serious topic, but we can learn how to make safety training interesting and even fun.  

    Tim Page-Bottorff, SafeStart®

     

    How Servant Leadership Can Take You To The Next Level

    You may have heard about servant leadership and wondered what it is and how it works. Learn from a fortune 500 company executive who practices servant leadership every day as they explain what is, and what is not, servant leadership. Learn how you can use the philosophy and techniques of servant leadership to not only make your company better, but to make you a better person.

    Terry Schulte and John Roller, NuStar Energy LP

     

    GHS/HazCom: The Game – Can You Pass the Compliance Test?

    While EHS professionals are still trying to catch their breath from the initial GHS adpotion in 2012, more changes are right around the corner with GHS Revision 7. With HazCom still ranked as OSHA’s 2nd most frequently cited standard, it is paramount that employers understand current compliance requirements to better prepare for the impact of future changes on their HazCom Program. Stay on top of industry standards for Written Plans, SDS management processes and effective container labeling. Don’t let your program be left behind.

    Glen Trout, VelocityEHS; Chuck Haling, VelocityEHS

    Is Comfortable FRC an Urban Myth? Uncover the Secret to Increased Compliance

    It’s likely that safety standards dictate that your workers wear specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect them on the job. It’s just as likely if you’re telling your employees exactly which garments to wear, they’re complaining they aren’t comfortable – leading them to resist wearing the garments or to self-alter them. Discover the benefits of establishing a choice-based program that allows workers to choose from multiple compliant clothing options, including recent innovations in the FR fabric, garments.

    Scott Margolin, Tyndale Company

    Before Pulling the Plug

    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, as well as what options are available to assist an organization before the decision to bailout is made. In this interactive workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to address their issues and concerns throughout the session, while reinforcing the value and benefits of VPP.

    Jack Griffith, CH2M Hill Plateu Remediation Company

     

    WEDNESDAY 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Hazard Recognition and Resolution Through SWPTs

    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 your company's goal of NOBODY GETS HURT. From identifying harzards to resolving them, management and employees work together to ensure a safer work place.

    Mike Bienvenu, ExxonMobil BMCP

     

    Make an IMPACT! Workplace Mindfulness Applications

    Just two minutes a day is all you need to reduce stress or anxiety, increase self-esteem, improve cognition, reduce distractions and improve safe execution of work tasks. In the "I AM, Present, Aware and Connected Training" (IMPACT) workshop, you will learn, experience and apply eight simple minfulness applications implemented at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and utilized by successful companies such as Google.

    Daphne Larsen, DOE – Idaho Operations Office; Trish Morris, INL, Battelle Energy Alliance

     

    The Real Cost of Safety

    You’re invited to a candid discussion with Mr. Richard McElhaney as he talks about the effects of traumatic injuries not only on the employee, but on the family, coworkers and the company. Discover six accident reduction techniques, and reveal what the real costs are of being safe. Mr. McElhaney will review in detail an injury that occurred on one of his projects and how the use of JSA’s would have prevented the injury and how the JSA process turned things around.

    Richard McElhney

     

    Planning for Complex High Hazard Work

    CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company shares their proven process for planning complex and high hazard work: the Hazard Review Board (HRB). The HRB functions at the project level to review complex, high hazard work activies while encouraging involvement at all levels, from employees to management. Come learn the roles and positions of the HRB, rules of practice, and how to adapt this process to your unique site.

    TBD, CH2M

     

    Influencing Effective Knowledge Transfer Across the Generations

    Before takeoff, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot completes a lengthy pre-flight checklist. If you were a passenger, would you want to rely on the pilot memorizing the extensive list or feel comfortable knowing he had been trained in a classroom without any practical experience? Probably not…. That’s where effective knowledge transfer comes into play. Employees who have been in their jobs for decades are looking to retire soon, and without replacement personel, their knowledge is at risk of being lost. We will discuss several techniques we have used successfully across our Department of Energy (DOE) site to transfer the immense amounts of information that our Baby Boomer and Traditionalist generations use to teach/train the incoming employees who will eventually fill these vacated positions.

    Barbara Guenveur, Bechtel Savannah River Inc.

     

    Using Psychological Assessments to Develop Strong Safety Leaders

    We now know that leaders with certain psychological profiles, on average, have over three times as many injuries on their teams compared to others. These profiles include several traits that make up an individual’s personal SafetyDNA and leadership style, which greatly influences how they perceive risk, how they manage and coach employees on safe behavior and how well they can implement safety initiatives. The result is a unique process that makes safety personal for the leader and helps drive cultural change throughout the organization. Learn about these profiles and how to make the most of them for your own leaders.

    Steban Tristan, Select International

     

    Improving Employee Engagement Through the Use of Games

    This workshop inspires and encourages fun ideas and creative ways to increase employee involvement. Games can be a great way to connect with employees and gauge where they are when it comes to involvement and ownership in VPP. It creates ideas that makes your work environment more fun all while growing participation.

    Mike Van Wyhe

     

    Systematic Standards Approach to Machine Safety

    This presentation will focus on utilizing the current Safety Standards as the basis for evaluation and mitigation of a machine to the desired safety level. Focus will be placed on how different safety categories are defined and a brief overview of how the latest performance levels and SIL levels are used in designing a safe machine.

    Jeff Brys, Rockwell Automation

     

    Stop Blaming Employees and Start Improving Systems

    Many BBS and Hazard Recognition programs are used to effectively blame the injured party. These focus on mental state or lack of skills. Often this is a convenient way to avoid the more difficult work of improving existing safety systems. This presentation will review the subtle ways we thrust responsibility for incidents onto the people involved. We will then review the critical components of effective safety systems and how to evaluate and improve your current system.

    Michael Southard, The SRI Group, Inc.

     

    The Top 10 Elements of a Successful Safety and Health Management System

    This is a basic presentation covering the top 10 elements of a successful safety and health management system. The presentation format is much like David Letterman's top 10 list. I'll count down the top 10 elements critical to making your safety and health management system work. The presentation covers the four main elements of VPP but expands on them to complete the top 10 things you must have to make your system work.

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

     

    Understanding the Micro-Lapse

    Often we hear of an injury or unplanned event caused by the unsafe action of a person we know to be a safety conscious employee. With the help of the Values Driven Safety Team at the Goodyear Beaumont Plant, we began to explore what we labeled "The Micro-Lapse." Micro of course is something very small, and the lapse could be in awareness, alertness, attentiveness, or judgement. The reality is these Micro-Lapses happen to each of us. In this session we will explain the Micro-Lapse in detail, share possible strategies for recognizing and dealing with Micro-Lapses. The workshop will close with an open forum discussion about how we might better recognize and deal with the common, but sometimes fatal Micro-Lapse.

    Steve Williams, Accelerated Development Systems, Inc.


    A New Era in Total Dock Safety Thought Leadership: Are You Stuck in 1998?

    Take a look at the big picture of Dock Safety to ensure that your program hasn’t been trapped in the 20th century. Rite-Hite offers a comprehensive discussion on the modern loading dock, full of potential hazards, and provides proven methods of using today’s technology to prevent disaster. Think about safety the right way with this systematic, muli-layered approach to risk reduction at your facility.

    Chad Dillavou, Rite-Hite Corporation

    Understanding the Micro-Lapse

    Often we hear of an injury or unplanned event caused by the unsafe action of a person we know to be a safety conscious employee. With the help of the Values Driven Safety Team at the Goodyear Beaumont Plant, we began to explore what we labeled "The Micro-Lapse." Micro of course is something very small, and the lapse could be in awareness, alertness, attentiveness, or judgement. The reality is these Micro-Lapses happen to each of us. In this session we will explain the Micro-Lapse in detail, share possible strategies for recognizing and dealing with Micro-Lapses. The workshop will close with an open forum discussion about how we might better recognize and deal with the common, but sometimes fatal Micro-Lapse.

    Steve Williams, Accelerated Development Systems, Inc.

     

    WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Believe It or Not.....You Can Fit Test Hearing Protection

    As EHS professionals many of us are under the assumption that we know how to use hearing protection. Follow Raytheon’s research journey toward a better Hearing Conservation Program, as they analyze benefits of ear plugs versus ear muffs for both fit and protection.

    Janet Weaver and James Caulfield, Raytheon

     

    Fresh Look at Machine Safe Guarding

    Missing OSHA guards or inadequate guarding attempts have been observed in several recent safety audits including many VPP certified facalities. This should NOT be the norm in our industry as employees are still exposed to hazards that can cause them bodily harm. Larry Engle will explain and interpet the OSHA regulations along with providing simple common sense Safe Guarding procedures and guides to improve compliance and facility safety.

    Larry Engle, Guard-Safe Guarding

     

    Lessons Learned from PSM Auditing

    Process safety management (PSM) audits help a facility not only in compliance with regulations (if applicable), but they also serve as a tool to better understand the gaps in a facility’s safety management system. The results can drive continuous improvement of safety systems. PSRG has conducted numerous audits over the past 20+ years, and in this presentation we will share the common deficiencies observed, as well as discussing pertinent lessons learned.

    Mike Munsil, PSRG

     

    The Evolution of Safety: Using Science and Technology to Control Exposure

    Over the last several decades, safety has gone through a slow evolution. With the introduction of Industry 4.0, it’s time to kick that evolution into gear. New technology, new exposures and an ever-changing workforce means new challenges now and to come. Evolving to meet those challenges is a mandate we can’t ignore. It starts with embracing a more powerful and sustainable approach—one that is rooted in science and leverages technology and proven methodology to target the exposures workers face every day. This talk reveals a game-changing process centered on five key steps to show you how to evolve your safety system to break barriers and achieve your dream outcomes.

    Stan Owens, DEKRA

     

    It's A STAR Team Revival!

    This presentation will step participants through a 4 phase process of reviving the motivation and effectivenss of their OSHA VPP STAR teams or safety committees. Participants will be provided with insight, the process and the actual documents/tools to self-perfom all four phases of this process. This interactive session provides participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to create, motivate and sustain highly effective and engaged employee-driven VPP STAR Teams or safety committees.

    Michael D. Palmer, Ensafe

     

    Electrical Safety - 2018 NFPA 70E - What You Now Need to Know!

    What's new in Electrical Safety 2018? Learn about the changes to the recent 2018 NFPA 70E update, how they affect your facility, and how to navigate and implement the NFPA 70E standard for safer work practices. The regulations set forth by OSHA and NFPA 70E on how to protect employees from electrical hazards can appear daunting to safety managers. In this session we will focus on arc ash assessments, preventive maintenance, IR thermography, LOTO procedures and implementation of the new updates for 70E. Anyone that manages electrical work or electrical systems within a facility will gain valuable knowledge from this session. 

    Jay Smith, Lewellyn Technology LLC

     

    The Tony Crow Story-Safety 24/7 at Work, Home and Play

    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, not just at work but home and play.

    Tony Crow, INJAM

     

    VPP Unlocks Total Worker Health

    NIOSH has been energetically advancing the concept of Total Worker Health (TWH) for several years and has developed an impressive body of research and a conceptual framework on the subject. These areas of focus complement the existing VPP elements that participants already have functioning in their organizations. Implementation of TWH concentrates on opportunities to both protect workers and advance their health and well-being by improving the conditions of work through workplace policies, processes and practices. Learn how TWH and VPP can work together to effectively utilize similar concepts and programs to achieve a state of exceptionally safe, healthy, happy and productive workforces at your sites.

    Chet Brandon, ATI Worksite Solutions

     

    Hole Watch Do's and Don'ts....Save a Life, Don't Lose Yours!

    Go beyond the suface of OSHA general industry and construction industry requirements to maintain compliance and save lives. Delve into the role of the Permit Required Confined Space Attendant, including all duties and reponsibilities. Learn when to observe and monitor authorized entrants, and when to intervene. Understand proper operation of retrieval equipment and procedures for non-entry retrieval and other vital skills and knowledge that is often glossed over.

    Pat Furr, Roco Rescue, Inc.

    Rounding Up the Last Cowboys: Getting Lone & Remote Workers Engaged in Safety

    Lone and remote workers compromise a growing part of the workforce. Think electrical linemen, service technicians, construction workers and meter readers. How can you increase the chances that, in the moment of choice, a worker will do the right thing when you aren't there?

    David Sims, Bill Sims Company Inc.

     

    Employee Engagement: Myth or Magic

    Getting employees engaged takes a lot more than simply wanting them to be engaged. Hear real life stories and experiences that will help make the journey of cultural change a little easier and much more likely to be successful. Leadership doesn’t have to come from the formal leader. The use of coaching, mentoring, modeling and influencing are vital to increasing engagement. Learn to articulate a believable and desirable vision, as well as the secrets to an effective action plan.

    Gary Higbee, SafeStart®

     

    Workplace Violence Prevention

    Approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, this course reviews active shooter protocols, planning and prevention. Using the latest statistics from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, you’ll learn strategies for early identification programs and next steps for risk reduction. Learn the tools to develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) that fits your company, partner with law enforcement, and other best practices to help you stay prepared.

    Don Moseman, North Dakota Safety Council

     

     

    WEDNESDAY 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    The Last Line of Defense Promotes an Improved Safety Culture-Task-Based vs. Daily Wear AR/FR Clothing Programs - Pros and Cons

    When choosing an arc rated/flame resistant clothing program to protect against arc flash and flash fire hazards, employers are faced with deciding on a program that will help foster a better culture of Safety that will best protect their workplace in the long run. Is a task-based, daily wear PPE program or combination of both the best fit? Attendees will learn about root cause PPE program cultural issues, such as complacency, which can lead to the "Normalization of Deviance." Attendees will discover the pros and cons of both types of PPE programs, including initial costs versus longer-term costs displayed in terms of potential liability due to increased risk and known productivity costs associated with these types of PPE programs. 

    Scott Francis, Westex By Milliken

     

    Common Electrical Safety Oversights

    There is often a gap between the knowledgable electrical worker and the safety professional. The electrical worker doesn't always put enough focus on safety to recognize that they are putting themselves at risk while the safety professional doesn't always know enough about electrical systems to recognize when the electrical worker is putting themselves at risk. This presentation will cover basic electrical safety hazard recognition, along with many common ways that workers unknowingly put themselves at risk. Learn to understand when an arc flash hazard exisits, the significance of the various boundaries, when we should wear voltage rated gloves and use voltage rated tools, different categories of volt meters and why it matters, and many other similar issues found in the workplace.

    Thomas Northcott, Jacobs

     

    Ten 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 ®

     

    The Shocking Truth about Static Electricity

    Can your manufacturing or handling process discharge static sparks into a flamable or combustable atmosphere? If you’re not sure, join Elizabeth Matthews for a comprehensive overview of international policies and guidelines to determine if you are at risk and how to manage that risk. Learn in detail how static is generated, potential risk, standards for regulating the hazards of static electricity and industry standards for minimizing risks. 

    Elizabeth Matthews, Newson Gale, Inc.

     

    Reduce Fall Risk: Avoid Violations, Incidents and Fatalities

    Learn why falls continue to occur and how organizations can reduce their risk. Focus on how entrenched methods of information processing and social influences lull organizations into a false sense of security. Discuss practical and evolving methods for reducing falls, including new methods for communication and training, meaningful equipment advances, prevention through design techniques and the impact of evolving fall protection regulations and standards—especially new OSHA fall protection regulations and the updated ANSI Fall Protection Code. Use case studies to highlight a variety of ways that organizations have reduced their fall risk.

    Hunter Meadors and Thomas Kramer, LJB Inc.

     

    Safe 4 the Right Reasons

    A basic understanding of human behavior and why we do the things we do is the foundation of how to motivate employees in avoiding accidents and to value safety. This program addresses how to get employees to adopt and value safe behavior. Dale Lesinski offers a fresh approach and makes his message personal for every employee, which is the key to his effectiveness. Dale’s ability to incorporate audience participation, fun, humor, real world situations that everyone can relate to and the ability to uncover each and every attendee’s personal motivation for safety has made this session a favorite.

    Dale Lesinski, Dival Safety

     

    Buried Alive: A Survivor’s Story

    June 5, 1983 began like any other Monday on the job. Joe was installing pipe in a trench—and suddenly it collapsed on him and he had to be dug out and rushed to the hospital. Joe was left to wrestle with why this horrific incident happened. Joe explains why he took risks on the job even though he knew what the hazards were; as well as how rushing, frustration, fatigue, and complacency contributed to making serious mistakes, like not thinking about what was happening, not looking at what he was doing and stepping into the line of fire—all of which led to Joe nearly being buried alive.

    Joe Tantarelli, SafeStart®

     

    Utilizing the VPP Process to Achieve Operational Excellence and Employee Ownership

    Learn the value of utilizing the VPP Process to achieve operational excellence and employee ownership from an industry management professional with 30 years of leadership roles in the petrochemical industry. Eighteen years of VPP certification experience at multiple sites refined an approach of employee ownership and empowerment to foster a culture of operational excellence.  

    Rob Hill, NuStar Energy, LP

     

    Implementing & Managing Electrical Safety Programs

    Understanding Electrical Safety in the Workplace requirements for OSHA and NFPA 70E can be tough to understand, and implementing them even more difficult. Learn the key components of an electrical safety program, as well as industry best practices and real world examples for implementation. This program is designed for safety managers who are charged with the oversight of electrical safety programs and addresses the top gaps, concerns and challenges of implementing electrical safety programs.

    Jim Schuster, Martin Technical, Inc.

     

    Ceramic-Blades and Risk Mitigation in the Workplace

    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.

     

    The ACHEONOMICS™ of Musculoskeletal Discomfort and Industrial Sprots Medicine Cures

    Everyone understands injuries are expensive, but what is the cost of discomfort? It is important to thoroughly understand that “rubbing some dirt on it” does not help. The practice of traditional sports medicine has been utilized by athletes for over 75 years, delivering efficient and effective care on and off the field. This same practice is just as effective in the American workforce and offers an exceptional tool to improve the health, safety and well-being of this population. 

    Tony Kaczkowski, InSite Health

     

    Safety Starts with Me: Live It 3-6-5 – Improving Safety Culture to Prevent Incidents

    Learn the foundation and implementation of the “Safety Starts with ME: Live it 3-6-5” initiative and its impact on Clean Harbors. Walk through the monthy programs, visiting examples of plans, activities, and learning modules for leaders to ensure that both new and current employees value and uphold your company’s safety program and culture.

    Gregory Sebastian and Keith Anderson, Clean Harbors Environmental Services


    THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018

     

    THURSDAY 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    Conducting Qualitative Respirator Fit Tests

    In this hands-on respirator fit test clinic, you’ll have the opportunity to practice conducting the Saccharin Solution Aerosol Protocol and the Bitrex Solution Aerosol Protocal in your respirator fit tests. Learn firsthand how to correctly set up equipment, avoid common pitfalls, execute the protocol correctly, critically evaluate the validity of their results, troubleshoot issues that arise, and clean and maintain fit test equipment. This session will also biefly address considerations for managing high-volume qualitative fit test operations and maximize efficiency of fit test operations, within the technical limitations of these two methods.

    Jessica Hauge, 3M

     

    Surviving the VPP Evaluation

    Are you worried about your upcoming OSHA VPP evaluation? This workshop will prepare attendees for their initial and follow-up OSHA VPP onsite evaluations. Explore the evaluation process, from the opening conference through the VPP award celebration. Be prepared for and manage the evaluation, including what written materials will likely be reviewed, what areas will be focused on during the walk around inspection of the workplace and how the interviews will be conducted. While no two evaluations are the same, you don’t have to be worried after this presentation.

    Brian Bennett and Norman Deitch, EHS Excellence Consulting

     

    Improving Your Culture with the VPP Annual Self-Evaluation

    The VPP Self-Evaluation should not be a chore. Do you want to learn how to make your annual self-evaluation contribute towards your goal of continuous improvement and enhance workplace culture? In this class, the Oregon OSHA/VPP Manager will offer a look at how OSHA assesses your ASE and an EHS Manager/SGE from an Oregon STAR site will share how his plant empowers employees to aim for excellence by utilizing the ASE to drive continuous improvement and employee involvement.

    Mark Hurliman, Oregon OSHA SHARP/VPP Program Manager; Cliff Butler, EHS Manager, Sherwin Williams

     

    Hispanic Workforce in the Construction Industry: Challenges & Opportunities

    Communication on construction sites is crucial for improving overall construction performance, but cultural barriers influence the clarity of communication between construction supervisors and Hispanic workers on U.S. construction sites. In this presentation, construction supervisors' and Hispanic workers’ perspectives regarding active cultural differences (ACD) will be presented. Learn to safely manage a diverse work force by understanding concepts of high power distance, collectivism and uncertainty avoidance.

    Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati, Western Carolina University

    Safety Culture – Is VPP Really Making a Difference?

    Have you been in the VPP program for some time? Is it working? The number of reduced injuries is fantastic but are numbers telling the entire story? In this breakout session we will discuss how using the elements of VPP in the workplace can make a real difference with your safety culture.

    Scott Genta, Safety Management Services, Inc.

     

    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 and Jared C. Davis; Idaho National Laboratory – Batelle Energy Alliance; Heather Silverman; David Fredrick 

    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; Eddie Larson, Geogia Pacific and Don Bracken, Raytheon Missile System

     

    Human Error and NFPA 70E

    As of 2018, companies are required to address human error in their risk assessment process. This presentation outlines the the far-reaching impact of NFPA 70E and Annex Q in regards to human performance and workplace electical safety. Come understand the basics of NFPA Guidance, what this means for your organization and what steps to take moving forward.

    David Sowers, Knowledge Vine

     

    ESG--A Fresh Approach to Strengthening Safety Through Sustainability

    ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and Sustainability reporting requirements are gaining in popularity as a reporting metric. This session chronicles one company’s discovery of how ESG reporting can actually contribute to continuous improvement and sustainability of a high functioning safety program. Defining ESG terms and applying them to VPP elements is the first step and these elements can be utilized to develop a robust annual self-evaluation for all companies—not just those currently recognized in the VPP.

    Kelli Heflin, Southwest Generation

     

    The Fatigue Effect: Wearing Down Our Workforce

    According to a July 2017 EHS Today article "81% of the probability-based survey respondents have jobs that are at high risk for fatigue – positions that require sustained attention or are physically or cognitively demanding, such as driving a vehicle or working at a construction site. "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 fatigue is so prevalent. While hard to track the source of general fatigue, it is now medically possible to screen out the largest medical cause; undiagnosed sleep apnea. The presentation informs the audience about the sleep deprivation problem, statistical data and possible solutions.

    Michael Trufant, Aeroflow Healthcare, Inc.

     

    When Good Machines Go Bad - Lessons Learned in Machine Shop Fluid Management

    Learn from the mistakes of others in this story of “the Monday Morning Smell.” Join Raytheon as they explore their journey towards risk reduction after metal working fluids began to grow bacteria, resulting in an awful smell that just would not go away. Follow along with their search for answers and preventative measures as they explored all options available to ensure that the problem would not only be solved, but prevented in the future.

    Janet Weaver, Don Perla, and Cindy L. Raspiller; Raytheon Company

     

    All In: Kentucky's Auditor Training for Employees

    This interactive auditor training uses real life experiences and hands-on auditing techniques to provide insight that will make site inspections more thorough and complete. In Kentucky, employees at all sites interested in VPP go through auditor training to hone their skills in hazard recognition and reporting. This workshop will provide an overview of how consultants from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet educate and inform team members (from line workers to management) to find potential hazards on their jobsite. 

    Brian Black, Kentucky Labor Cabinet

     

    THURSDAY 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Recognizing Invalid Fit Test Results

    Occupational health professionals who are responsible for conducting or overseeing respirator fit tests in their organizations must have the ability to determine the validity of the results of those fit tests. This session addresses several of the mistakes made most commonly by fit testers that could impact the validity of the fit test results, for both qualitative (QLFT) and quantitative (QNFT) methods.

    Jessica Hauge, 3M

     

    Lock Out Tag Out - Get It Right with Employee Involvement

    This interactive workshop will include an overview of the essential elements of an industry best practice LOTO program and illustrate key concepts with photographs and charts. There will also be a focus on the layers of protection built into the process to ensure than no one single human error can lead to program failure and expose employees to risk. By telling the story of a failing LOTO procedure, attendees will be able to recognize issues in their own procedures.      

    Paul Tesdall, Prairie State Generating Company

     

    Getting Employees to Own Safety: What's Trust Got to Do with It?

    Fake News! We hear it every day: people don’t trust the information appearing on their tvs, phones and in their social media streams. Have you ever thought about whether they trust the information that they receive from you? Whether you know it or not, you are a brand - and your safety program is part of that brand - and the amount your employees trust, or don't trust, what you tell them depends on your brand's strength. In this session, we'll look at five definitive steps that can strengthen your safety brand. We'll examine how trust and engagement affect your employees' commitment to on-the-job safety, and you'll learn how you can create more effective messaging to engage your workforce, build trust and improve your safety culture.

    Carolyn Voelkening, The Marlin Company

     

    Is Your Safety Program Sailing on the S.S. Titanic?

    If you find yourself facing numerous preventable accidents and illnesses, it’s time to reevaluate your plan. Learn to identify the needed recognition, evalutation, and control hazards to keep yourself off the S.S. Titanic. Using real world preventable disasters, including a refinery fire and the sinking of the Titanic, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to keep yourself afloat.

    Gerry Luther, Caliche, Ltd.

     

    Risky Compliance

    In this thought provoking workshop, participants will learn from an experienced safety professional who is passionate about fall prevention, how it is possible to be in conformity with official regulatory requirements and yet create an unsafe work environment or condition. This workshop features real-world examples, comparisons of incidents, the hierarchy of hazard controls and various fall mitigation methods. It will include a review of fall-related fatalities that will challenge participants to think in terms of the severity and probability of which an incident may occur.

    Travis Watson, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR)

     

    5 Factors in EVERY Bad Outcome

    Events, near-misses, incidents and accidents all follow a predictable pattern. The same five key factors are predictably present in every bad outcome. Factors such as organizational fear, deadline pressures, conflicting goals, and contradictions between stated values and perceived culture often set the employee up to fail. By using incident mapping tools to discover underlying organizational weaknesses, existing conditions, cultural norms and condoned behaviors in the workplace, we can later use the five key factors to identify, predict and prevent unwanted outcomes in the future.

    Christopher Jerger, Training Solutions Inc.

    Power Hour

    Presenters from a diverse group of companies, including Raytheon, Cintas, and Honeywell 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

     

    Facilitating Collaboration Among Industry to Build Best Practices

    For over 25 years, ISTC has worked with Southeast Texas petrochemical plants and their contractors to facilitate innovative ways to reduce incident rates resulting in a 95% reduction in recordables. Working within the industry we developed several internationally recognized best practices for contractor compliance, risk management, labor cost management. Beyond the logistics of building solutions for a particular problem, the presentation reflects on how companies were able to share their issues among peers without violating confidentiality or company procedures to solve what was to be discovered as an industry trend.

    George Perrett, Industrial Safety Training Council

     

    Early Intervention to Address Repetitive Motion Discomfort and Avoid Injury

    This session will discuss how we have used the early intervention process to significantly reduce and or eliminate repetitive motion injuries within National Office Furniture. Early intervention is a process to raise awareness and encourage employees to “report early” any discomforts associated with their jobs. Through the use of our occupational therapist partners we promptly identify ergonomic improvements, body mechanics and provide stretching and strengthening exercises.

    Vince Cooke, National Office Furniture

    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

    It's Just a Warehouse, What Could Go Wrong?

    “It’s just a warehouse” is a misconception that leads to complacency at all levels thereby increasing the number and severity of injuries and costs for our companies. Learn how to recognize the risks (conditions and behaviors) and address them by employing effective communications, increased employee engagement and improved leadership guidance. This session will provide attendees with the tools needed to recognize, address and communicate the risks associated with hazardous conditions and at-risk behaviors specific to a warehouse environment. In addition, this session will demonstrate the value of customizing safety programs to fit the warehouse environment and to enable employee engagement and active leadership involvement to drive down the number and severity of safety incidents.

    Jonathan Briley and Lesley Morrison, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, LLC

     

    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. An OSHA VPP Manager and experienced SGEs share the benefits of this unique program.

    Whitney Hymes 

     

    THURSDAY 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Tennessee VPP Best Practices

    Overview of best practices from several Tennessee VPP sites with an opportunity to ask questions and interact with site personnel.

    David Blessman, Tennessee OSHA

     

    Got Barriers to Communication? Conscious Communication in the Modern Office

    The modern office setting contains people from various generations, each with a unique value-set. Communicating today is more complex with new technologies, experiences and differing expectations. Learn the typical communication value-sets of key generations, identify your specific communication-style preference and acquire tips to communicate clearly in the modern office in order to avoid misunderstanding and conflict.

    Laurel Flynn, Carmen Hawk, Tel W. Bolinder, and Corrinne Jones, Idaho National Laboratory, Battelle Energy Alliance

     

    The Industrial Athlete "Fit-To-Fit"

    What is “Fit-to-Fit?” It can be described as a safe, healthy lifestyle to increase your quality of life and performance on the job. It can also include a better understanding of safety rules and regulations that affect our jobs, and prepare us to be accident free everyday. Examples include: first time quality, using the right tools for the job, skill development, non-welded temporary attachments, fixtures and more.

    Willie Clark, Newport News Shipbuilding

     

    Applying Construction Fall Protection Concepts to General Industry

    On January 17, 2017, the revised Walking-Working Surfaces Subpart D for General Industry standard went into effect. This session will discuss key components to this new standard and will help employers understand how they need to take proven concepts that have worked for the construction industry and apply them to their general industry work environment.

    Michael Tesmer, WESCO Safety, Powered by Conney; David Jewell 

     

    Not Speaking Up or Not Listening – You Decide

    Are you looking for a laugh and learn opportunity? Then this is the workshop for you! Have you ever felt your ideas, concerns and perspectives fell on deaf ears of supervision? Have you ever had a crew that only seemed to share the safety issues or work place hazards with you after a serious event just occurred? Did you know these workplace conditions are predictable, manageable and preventable? Sprinkled with human performance principles and tools, this dynamic, example-filled presentation will provide practical, common sense solutions to eliminate the roadblocks of effective workplace communication.

    Tom Bock, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR)

     

    ZERO: Myth, Miracle, or Mission?

    Can a group go an extended period of time with without any incidents, injuries or illnesses? This interactive experience will identify the beliefs that motivate the many answers to this question. Dan will facilitate the open discussion and offer a perspective that challenges what safety success looks like and what must be measured to GUARANTEE ZERO!

    Dan Regouby, Your Culture Coach

    The Safety Zone Specialists – On the Path to Engagement, Compliance and Ultimately a VPP Star

    Please join us on our rollercoaster ride of learning as we worked to transform our safety compliance process from being safety organization centric to whole organization committed. Our journey started with the VPP assessment that yielded a Merit rating but highlighted the gap that too much of our safety process was the responsibility of the safety organization and too little of it was distributed to the floor manufacturing organizations. During this session, we look forward to a dynamic discussion with participants about how each of our organizations is working to achieve this whole organization safety approach.

    Jeffrey Stolz, Stephanie Gonzalez and Matthew Marucci, Raytheon

     

    When Lightning Strikes | Understanding the Dangers, Liabilities and Tools Available to Protect Your Employees.

    The U.S. experiences 25 million lightning strikes every year. From 2006 through 2016, 352 individuals were struck and killed by lightning with hundreds more severely injured. Lightning fatality data revealed that two thirds of the victims were outdoors before being struck. While there is no specific OSHA standard around lightning safety, OSHA's General Duty Clause has been used to hold employers responsible for lightning strike incidences levying fines with the message that employers should enact policies that minimize the risk lightning poses to your workers. Gain a practical understanding of the science behind how lightning works and human implications, learn to identify three general options available to address lightning safety for employees and facilities, and complete a lighting safety plan following the NWS Lightning Safety - Outdoor Community Preparedness Guide.

    Joshua Jans, AnythingWeather Communications, Inc.

     

    Do You Know The Hazards When Working Around Overhead Power Lines

    In this session you will learn how to understand techniques to effectively identify and control electrical hazards relating to non-utility work performed near overhead power lines. Current OSHA regulations require employers to take precautions when cranes and other boomed equipment are operated near overhead power lines. Also addressed are the electrical hazards associated with rigging and moving loads by ground personnel.

    Dennis K. Neitzel, AVO Training Institute, 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. But for us to move in the right direction, one must first understand what these unique hazards are and how we mitigate those hazards; how laboratories like the INL can change the world’s energy future and secure our critical infrastructure, as well as how we can discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions for future generations. 

    Audrey Garrett and John Poole, Idaho National Laboratory – Battelle Energy Alliance

     

    Facility Emergency Response (1:30-4:00)

    This is a three-step progressive informational session with focus and emphasis on facility emergency preparedness. Each step is designed to give information on current statistics, compliance mandates and evaluating emergency action plans.

    Jimmy Lee

     

    Best Practices by Contractors-Key to Success (1:30-4:00)

    Hear best practices used by three successful contractor companies. In this session you will learn about some of their keys to success taht every company can use. 

    Luke Albrecht CSP, The Brock Group, :  Brad Gibson, S&B Engineers and Constructors, Jonathan Dyer, Shermco

     

     

    THURSDAY 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Safety: The "People" Profession

    In safety we have to deal with people every day, at every level of the organization, and from every walk of life. Those with safety responsibilities may struggle to have positive influence in making long lasting changes within their organizations if they don't understand how to communicate and influence each individual rather than the collective. This session will cover an overview of the principles of personality identification, communication skills and positive conflict resolution. Using a modified DISC assessment attendees will first identify their personality type. The attendees will also be given a tool to identify the personality types of others that they can use in their daily interactions. The attendees will also learn about conflict resolution and how to come to an agreement to disagree when necessary to have a positive outcome in moving action plans forward to make a long term change in safety culture and commitment.

    Cindy L. Lewis, Gulf Coast Safety Institute/ College of the Mainland

     

    Implementing New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: Lessons Learned

    The new OSHA rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (29 CFR 1910 Subparts D&I) has been effective for more than a year, and many organizations are still working to understand and implement required changes to their fall protection projects, policies and programs—especially in light of stretched budgets and competing safety priorities. This presentation highlights how the rule has been implemented and discusses both successes and difficulties employers have experienced since the new rule became effective. Based on the most frequently asked questions and challenging aspects of the new regulation, the presenter will provide ways to approach implementing the new rules.

    Thomas Kramer, and Hunter Meadors, LJB Inc.

     

    Getting a Seat at the C-Suite: What Every Safety Pro Needs to Know

    You need management to support and fund your initiatives, but how do you do that? You must understand how to get and keep a seat at the decision-making table. That seat is ready for the safety leader and, in this session, you'll learn how to achieve that connection with senior leadership at your organization. We'll discuss how to identify your organization's formal and informal power structure, the traits needed to effect change, and how to establish and maintain effective communication with the leaders of your organization. Come to this exciting program and see what you've been missing when it comes to communicating with your senior leadership!

    Regina McMichael, The Learning Factory, Inc.

     

    Respirable Crystalline Silica for General Industry – Are You Ready?!?

    Even though the construction standard regulations for silica were delayed, it is time for general industry to be in compliance (June 23rd, 2018). Are you ready? We will look at how we approached compliance with construction and see how to apply those principles to general industry. This session will also cover current best practices in complying with this regulation. Are there employers who lead the way in establishing benchmarks for best practices? We will explore these ideas and review the components of this standard as it pertains to general industry, discussing the most efficient way to get in compliance and ensure your workers are protected.

    Michael Tesmer, WESCO Safety, Powered by Conney

    Why the Gobstopper Doesn't Last Forever

    Gobstoppers, sometimes referred to as jaw breakers, are made by slowly depositing layers of a sugary substance onto a core. This manufacturing process can take several weeks to complete. Just like gobstoppers, safety cultures aren't normally developed overnight, nor do they tend to last forever. Have you observed, or been responsible for, the roll-out of a new safety campaign or program? At first, everything is great – behaviors are good, events are down – but as the new wears off, everything settles back into old routines with no real change in safety performance. To escape from this cycle requires an understanding of what drives it. This entertaining and interactive session will break down the cycle components which initiate a natural cause and effect chain reaction. Attend this workshop and get your gobstopper!

    Tom Bock, Kevin Collins, and Kaitlyn Yoder; URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR)

     

    Is Your Back to the Future?

    Is there a difference between safety leadership and safety management? This fun and energetic experience analyzes three characters from the popular 80’s movie trilogy, “Back to the Future” to discuss who managed and who led. Using clips from the movies and an interactive assessment tool, Dan identifies 10 personal traits that future-facing people must possess and exercise to eliminate loss.

    Dan Regouby, Your Culture Coach

     

    The Next Century of Workers Compensation

    As workers’ compensation systems move into their second century, there are new challenges. Among them are: platform economies, careers that extend well beyond the traditional retirement age, advances in medical technology and pain management without addiction. This session will look at these challenges and how some states are responding.

    Abbie Hudgens, Bureau of Workers' Compensation 

     

    Common Arc Flash Myths: Fact or Fiction

    There are many common understandings about arc flash. Do you know which ones are fact and which ones are fiction? The presentation will explain the arc flash phenomenon and present many of the common arc flash understandings and explain why they are fact or fiction.

    Thomas Northcott, Jacobs

     

    Electrical Safety When Utilizing Test Equipment and Instruments

    When electrical safety is discussed, the subjects of shock, arc flash, and arc blast dominate in the discussions. The question is often asked: How do I identify when these hazards are present, or likely to be present, when I am using electrical test instruments on electrical circuits and equipment? This presentation discusses the requirements for assessing the workplace to identify electrical hazards and identifying the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements associated with using test instruments.

    Dennis Neizel, AVO Training Institute, Inc.

    Be On The Defense; Your Chair May Be Killing You!

    The average adult spends more than 50 percent of the day sitting. Few realize the negative health consequences this creates. Learn the new wellness approach Idaho National Laboratory (INL)-Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) is implementing to help employees fight the sitting disease. The program is continually improving and evolving to include creative office setups to increase movement throughout the day and a new pilot program to educate a more holistic approach that educates employees about forming a healthier relationship with food and exercise.

    David Fry, Danielle Hogan, Mac Mortensen, and McKenzie Hawkley; Idaho National Laboratory – Battelle Energy Alliance

     

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018

     

    FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    Let me EnterTrain You

    A good training program needs to be a combination of the fundamentals of adult training, the use of technology and the creativity of a safety trainer to create EnterTRAINment. This session will lay out the habits of a good presenter. We’ll also talk about some of the do’s and don’ts that are not covered in most adult training sessions. We’ll cover an overview of the multi-generation workforce and talk about the training needs for each generation while demonstrating activities for all. Attendees will walk away with a list of the activities demonstrated and resources on where to find free or low cost materials to change their delivery from training to enterTRAINing.

    Cindy L. Lewis, Gulf Coast Safety Institute

     

    Creating A Zero Incident Culture; Getting Employees to Work Safely When Managment is Not Around

    At KYBCC we work diligently to inspire and motivate employees at every level to believe in a zero-incident culture: that every incident could have and should have been prevented. We developed a proven system that will bring about the change you want to see. Through inspiration, motivation, education, over twenty-eight years of experience, executive and performance coaching, and the understanding of human behavior – implemented in real time – you will see a transformation in your staff that will have them feeling more confident, competent and committed to the process of developing a safety culture. 

    Keith Bardney, KYB Consulting & Coaching

     

    Workplace Errors and Organizational Factors

    Performance improvement is an important defense in the reduction of costly workplace errors; however, it is your last line of defense. 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.

    Dave Sowers, Knowledge Vine

    Shifting from Compliance to Excellence

    The Department of Energy and its contractors have collaborated to develop guidance for setting the framework for a strong safety culture. The guidance outlines safety culture focus areas and attributes that offer potential for achieving excellence in safety and production. This interactive session, which is suitable for any industry type, will provide an overview of three primary safety culture focus areas that were identified as a result of an analysis of commercial nuclear industry experience over the course of a decade. The audience will be given the opportunity to participate via the use of a smartphone application that will record responses to questions posed regarding leadership, employee/worker engagement and organizational learning.

    Libby Gilley, Pamela Gray, and Han Hepperly; URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR)

     

    Trends in Low-Level Access and Proper Training

    According to OSHA’s top ten most cited violations in 2017, fall protection, scaffolding and ladders continue to top the list. This educational presentation will demonstrate how low-level access lifts address this concern as it looks at why and how this category of access equipment has emerged, current conditions and industry trends in low-level access, technology and engineering innovations that make working at height easier and less hazardous than ever before, and what the future may hold. The presentation will also cover what machines make up the low-level access lift category and provide a fact-based argument that supports the need for these newer, more productive solutions

    Randy Marzicola, JLG Industries Inc.

     

    The Roles of Supervisors

    As the link between management and the workforce, supervisors can be very effective in promoting safety. This interactive workshop will provide insight on how training/mentoring and professional certifications have equipped UCOR supervisors with the ability to positively impact safety. Topics to be covered during the workshop include: the importance of building relationships based on trust and respect, the necessity of a solid foundation of technical knowledge required to safely perform work, positive recognition and establishing expectations through sound communication practices.

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    What are the Differences Between OSHA and ANSI?

    ANSI and OSHA regulations are always to be followed on the jobsite to ensure safety, but do you know the differences between these two organizations? How these regulations are enforced is the main difference; however, there are other similarities and differences to note, which will be explored throughout this presentation. Additionally, we’ll take a high-level look at the impact that the new ANSI standard changes will have on machine design, safe use and training.

    Brent Hoover, JLG Industries, Inc.

     

    Rubber Duckies, Sweeties and Interaction - Keys to Awesome Global Safety Training!

    How do you design, develop and implement awesome safety training for a global company operating in 80 countries with a remote workforce? You use ADDIE, the globally accepted training creation cycle. In this insightful, fun session you will learn how to implement ADDIE to create awesome, valuable and interactive training, use adult learning principles to deliver training that learners want to attend, and leverage experience-based activities to enhance learning and measure results.

    Regina McMichael, The Learning Factory, Inc.

     

     

    FRIDAY 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

    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

     

    Risk and Reality: Trends in the Workforce We Should be Preparing for: Aging and Demographic Shifts

    Aging and a shifting demographic in our workforce, are you preparing? We spend countless dollars discussing, drilling and planning for things that may happen. Let’s discuss what IS happening. We spend over $1 Billion in the United States on disability. We are a leading producer in the world’s economy but we strain our resources. We do not plan for sustainability as much as we like to believe we do. The wonderful resource of humans is shrinking and wearing out from overuse, misuse and lack of preventive maintenance. It is time we acknowledge our challenges and start moving our leadership and workers toward solutions.

    Melissa Black, Columbia Southern and MsR3, LLC

    The Opioid Crisis: Alternatives to Chronic Pain

    The opioid crisis has struck this country, as well as the corporate world, in every way. Employees have been given minimal options when it comes to pain relief, and have turned to heavy painkillers to combat the everyday stress of work tasks. Dr. Furman has personally seen the detrimental effects of opioids in the safety industry and corporate world, and has put together a program to educate employees on resources available to them to avoid falling victim to the opioid epidemic. Dr. Furman works with medical doctors, nurse practioners, mental health specialist and many other natural health providers to provide employees with answers and a plan instead of another prescription drug. 

    Dr. Lev Furman, Furman Institute of Health

    Safety Inspections with Employee Involvement for Continuous Improvement

    In this overview of the safety and health inspection process, we’ll discuss basic techniques to implement and improve involvement, understanding, training and checklists for the inspection process. We’ll provide basic safety inspection skills, tools, training and checklists, as well as discussions, demonstrations and exercises teach you what to inspect, how often and who should be involved. Inspections improve as you get more eyes on the subject, which include administrative, craft and management employees involved and understanding the safety inspection program. 

    Andrew Foster, Gordan Denman, and Rocky Simmons; Mission Support Alliance, Safeguards and Security

     

    Case Study: How A Company Uses Exercise to Achieve Best Practices in Injury Prevention

    As strategic partners, Nautique and BIOKINETIX have achieved continued success in elevating the workforce to a higher level of injury prevention. This partnership has resulted in the development and implementation of programs that integrate exercise and one-on-one preventive care into an existing safety culture. By incorporating movements designed to prepare workers for the physical demands of job tasks, these onsite programs have brought lasting improvements to the safety and well-being of Nautique employees, as well as quantifiable results in both direct and indirect cost containment. In this session, Nautique Safety Director Bart Drummond and BIOKINETIX President Jon Kabance will share best practices for implementing and maintaining a proactive injury prevention program.

    Bart Drummond, Nautique Boat Company; Jon Kabance, BIOKINETIX

     

     

    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. 

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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 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 2018 Marketing Guide.

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    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, including all VPPPA members and every member of Congress
    • Advertising opportunities in the monthly e-newsletter, On The Level
    • Advertising opportunities in Safety+ Symposium 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 or call (703) 761-6511. Have a look at our 2018 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:
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    2018 Pre-Symposium Workshops

    All courses will be taking place on Monday, August 27 at the Gaylord Opryland 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): TBD

     

    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.

     

    Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED (1:00pm–5:00pm)

    This class is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children and infants.

    This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

    Every student will have a manikin to work with during the entire course, as well as a student manual that is yours to take home for reference during and after the class. At the end of the course, each student will receive a certification card.

    Speaker(s): Sarah and Heath Kane

     

    Rigging and Slinging (8:00am-5:00pm)

    This 8-hour course will walk attendees through risk management and a basic rigging plan, basic rigging principles and load control, the rigging triangle, application of hardware, inspection of hardware, application of slings, inspection of

    slings, rigging mathematics, and a challenge

    exercise.

    Speaker(s): Bill Higginbotham from The Crosby Group

     

    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

     

    Basic & Advanced Employee Response to an Active Shooter (8:00am - 5:00pm)

    This 8-hour training course consists of lecture, demonstrations and hands on training in applications of self-defense measures. The Red Man team will teach you techniques, control holds, pressure points, weapon retention and disbarment, as well as tactical applications of RUN, HIDE & FIGHT.

    Presented by Sentinel Security Group LLC

     

    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 for Safety+: An Integrated Safety & Health Management System Symposium is now open. You are welcome to register online, download the registration form, or download as subsitution form by clicking on the button below:

     

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    Note to Exhibitors: The logistics contact for each exhibitor will receive a link via email to register personnel. If you do not receive this link by March 9, 2018, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (703)761-1146.

    Fee Categories/Registration Types Early Bird
    by 4/6/18
    Regular
    by 6/29/18
    Late
    after 6/29/18
    VPPPA Member $685 $785 $885
    Nonmember $885 $985 $1,085
    Chapter Board Rep. $525 $525 $525
    Nonprofit $525 $525 $625
    DOD/DOE/OSHA $525 $525 $525
    1-Day VPPPA Member $585 $685 $785
    1-Day Nonmember $785 $885 $985
    Speaker $575 $575 $675
    1-Day Speaker $0 $0 $0

     

    For the 2018 Code of Conduct, please click here.


    Safety+ National Symposium Registration FAQs


    1. How do I register for the symposium?

    There are multiple ways to register. Click here to register online. You can also print out the registration form. Click here for the form and then email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or fax it to (703) 761-1148.


    2. Can I register myself and other people for the Safety+ National Symposium?

    Yes, after you register yourself there is an option to “Add another registrant.” For directions on how to register additional registrants please click here.


    3. Can I register other people and not myself for the Safety+ National Symposium?

    Yes, when registering there is an option to select “Registering other people but not yourself.” Please click here for detailed instructions.


    4. How do I register someone who isn’t on my company roster?

    To register someone who isn’t on your company roster please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with the following:

    • Company’s member number and/or company’s name and address.
    • First and Last name of employee you would like to add.
    • Email address of employee you would like to add.

    The Membership Department will email a response with instructions within 24 business hours.


    5. How do I receive the member rate when registering for the symposium?

    In order to ensure you receive the member rate, your membership dues must be current and you need be listed under your company’s roster. If unsure who is listed on your company roster, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your first name, last name, company name, and company address.


    6. I’m receiving the error message “WARNING: The registrant type selected are for individuals who are listed under sites where membership dues are current” what does that mean?

    Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.because one of the following may have occurred.

    • Your membership dues aren’t current.
    • You or the employee you are trying to register is not listed under the company roster.
    • You haven’t logged on since October of 2015.


    7. Can I make a substitution?

    Yes, to make a substitution fill out the substitution form. Once completed please scan to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or fax to (703) 761-1148.


    8. What is the cancellation policy?

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 6, 2018, and a $100 processing fee will be charged per registrant. Cancellations will be processed post-symposium within 30 business days. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellations and registrations received after July 6, 2018, are nonrefundable, but are transferable.


    9. Do you accept Purchase Orders? (PO’s)

    We don’t accept PO’s as form of payment however, if you require an invoice please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    10. How do I pay with check? Where should I send the check?

    We accept checks. Please make checks payable to VPPPA, Inc. Mail your completed registration form with payment to VPPPA, Inc., 7600-E Leesburg Pike, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22043-2004. All checks received must include registration forms. Checks that aren’t accompanied with registration forms will be returned.


    11. How do I get a copy of VPPPA’s W-9?

    Please click here for a copy of our W-9.


    12. How can I get a copy of my invoice/receipt?

    If you need a copy of your receipt/invoice please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the first and last name, and company of the registrant. *Be sure to check spam folder as sometimes receipts may end up in there.


    13. Are hotel arrangements included in symposium registration?

    No, hotel arrangements are not included in symposium registration. You will receive instructions on booking a hotel room in your registration confirmation email.


    14. Is lunch included during the symposium?

    Yes, lunch is included each day of the symposium.

     

    REGISTRATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

     

    Registration Policies

    Confirmation Policy: Registrations will be processed and confirmations emailed within seven (7) business days of acceptance. Confirmations and proof of payment will only be provided electronically and only if the registrant provides an email address.


    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by July 6, 2018, 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 6, 2018, are nonrefundable, but are transferable.

    Substitution Policy: To receive a substitution form go online to vpppa.org/symposium to download the form 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 20, 2018, 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 email 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.

    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 2018. 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 28-August 31, 2018
    Pre-Symposium Workshops: August 27, 2018
    Expo: August 28–30, 2018
    Official Hotel & Event Location: Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, Nashville, TN

    To receive the VPPPA group rate, mention VPPPA when you make your reservation directly with the hotel. A reservation link will be sent to attendees in your registration confirmation email. The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, August 6, 2018, but we anticipate the room block to sell out far in advance.
    Government Hotel Reservations: A limited number of government rate rooms are available. Government employees are required to show a government ID to receive the government rate.

     

    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 Safety Scholarship 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

    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
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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
    E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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

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

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

    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) 607-6118 
    Fax: (317) 233-8509
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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

    Minnesota OSHA
    Marnie Prochniak – VPP/MNSTAR Coordinator
    MNOSHA – Workplace Safety Consultation
    443 Lafayette Road N.
    St. Paul, MN  55155
    Phone (651) 478-8193
    http://www.dli.mn.gov/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
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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

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

    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
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    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 2/13/2018.

    Chairperson
    Karen Girardin
    Project Manager – Safety
    L.L.Bean, Inc
    15 Casco Street
    Freeport, ME 04033
    Phone (207) 552-4909
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    Vice Chairperson
    Mike Avery
    Manager – Safety & Health
    Cartamundi LLC
    443 Shaker Road
    East Longmeadow, MA 01028
    Phone: (413) 526-2491
    Fax: (413)-526-4473
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Treasurer
    Paul Ludington
    Dominion Energy Millstone Power Station 
    22 Norwill Drive
    North Branford, CT 06471
    Phone: (860) 447-1791 x 3828
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    Secretary
    Debra Bowie
    Safety Compliance Coordinator
    Coca Cola North America
    45 Industrial Drive
    Northampton, MA 01060
    Phone (413) 582-6530
    Fax (413) 586-3573
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    Hourly Representative–Union
    Bruce Gove
    Chief Union Safety Rep
    Local Lodge 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 POSITION

    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
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    Director-at-Large
    Jack Popp, CSP
    Vice President – Technical Services
    Caratmundi, LLC
    443 Shaker Rd
    East Longmeadow, MA  01028
    Phone: (413) 526-2491
    Fax: (413) 526-4473
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    Director-at-Large
    Alice Tatro
    Sr Safety Compliance Eng.
    Acushnet Co - Ball Plant II
    PO Box 965
    Fairhaven, MA 02719
    Phone: (508)-979-2154
    Fax: (508)-979-3830
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large
    Cindy Raspiller
    IDS Director, EHSS
    Integrated Defense Systems
    Raytheon Company
    350 Lowell Street
    Andover, MA 01810
    Phone: (978) 470-6778
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    REGION II 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.

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

    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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    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.

    Region III BOARD MEMBERS

    Chairperson
    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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    Vice Chairperson
    Kenneth Richardson
    NIBCO
    Human Resources Manager
    131 Johnson Drive
    Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
    Phone: (540) 337-1213
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    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

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

    Director-at-Large
    Kristyn Grow
    Cintas Corporation
    VPP Manager
    1708 West Hundred Rd.
    Chester, VA 23836
    Phone: (804) 662-0247
    Fax: (866) 420-0575
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    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
    OPEN

    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

    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

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

    Director-at-Large

    Chris Colburn
    AGCO Corporation
    EHS Manager
    4205 River Green Parkway
    Duluth, GA 30096
    Phone: (620) 327-5584
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large

    Tonya Wells
    Firestone Industrial Products, LLC
    1901 Sylvan Road
    Dyersburg, TN 38024
    Phone: (731) 882-3504
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    Director-at-Large

    Mark Hall
    Cintas
    Regional S&H Manager
    GA
    Phone:(678) 302-2796
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large (Represented Site)

    Michael Dedeaux
    VPP Coordinator
    Jacobs Technology
    Mississippi
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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

    Director-at-Large (ex-officio)

    David Blessman
    VPP Manager
    TN OSHA
    Tennessee

     

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

    Vice Chairperson
    Tamara Reiter
    General Electric Company
    EHS Program Leader
    3200 N Grandview Blvd
    W-852
    Waukesha, WI 53188
    Phone: (262) 548-2617
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Treasurer
    Jim Harmon
    GE Power Conversion
    EHS Integration Manager
    15755 Harmony Falls Lane
    Novelty, OH 44072
    Phone: (330) 963-2403
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Secretary
    Leslie Peterson, CIH, SGE
    Motorola Solutions
    Senior Manager, EHS
    1301 E. Algonquin Rd.
    Room 0202
    Shaumburg, IL 60196
    Phone: (847) 576-2361
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Hourly Representative - Non-Union Site
    Mark Mammosser
    ExxonMobil
    SSH&E Action Team Chairperson
    SSH&E Building #130
    Channahon, IL 60410
    Phone: (815) 521-7592
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Hourly Representative - Union Site
    Tina Kennedy
    Flint Hills Resources
    501 Brunner St
    Peru, IL 61354
    Phone: (815)-224-5229
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    Director-at-Large
    Don Johnson
    Phillips 66
    Operating Engineers Local 399
    900 S Central Avenue
    Roxanna, IL 62084
    Phone: (217) 320-1011
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large
    Eric Siefker
    PROTEC Coating Company
    EH Technician
    5500 Pro-Tec Parkway
    Leipsic, OH 45856
    Phone: (419) 943-1183
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large
    Steve Washburn
    Nucor Steel Marion
    Safety Coordinator
    912 Cheney Ave.
    Marion, OH 43302
    Phone: (740) 375-8511
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large
    Andy Youpel
    Bradenburg Industrial Service Company
    2625 South Loomis
    Chicago, IL 60608
    Phone: (312) 326-5800
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large (ex-officio)
    Glenn Trout
    MSDSonline, Inc.
    President
    350 North Orleans
    Suite 950
    Chicago, IL 60654
    Phone: (312) 881-2430
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large (ex-officio)
    Natasha Porter
    Gensuite LLC
    Executive Vice President
    4680 Parkway Drive
    Mason, OH 45040
    Phone: (513) 774-1013
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    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

    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.

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

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

    Treasurer
    Haney Robertson
    AkzoNobel
    Regional PSM Manager
    730 Independence Pkwy South
    LaPorte, TX 77571
    Cell: (832) 671-0652
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    Director-at-Large
    Dan Aleksandrowicz
    Motiva Enterprises LLC
    Lead Operator
    412 N 35th Street
    Nederland, TX 77627
    Phone: (409) 989-3577
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


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


    Director-at-Large
    Jonathan Dyer
    Shermco
    Regional EHS Coordinator Gulf Coast
    2425 E. Pioneer Dr.
    Irving, TX 75061
    Phone: (832) 291-8711
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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


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

     

     

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

    Treasurer
    Cody Patton
    Monsanto
    800 N. Lindbergh Blvd., R3A
    St. Louis, MO 63167
    Phone: (314) 694-2475
    Cell: (314) 239-2888
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Secretary/ Historian
    Fred Wilhoft
    Oxidental Chemicals
    6200 South Ridge Road
    Wichita, KS 67215
    Phone: 316-529-7229
    Fax: 316-529-7585
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Contractor/Construction Representative
    David McKee
    UCI
    Phone: (316) 303-5047
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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

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

    Labor Rep from Site without a CBA
    Jerry Wachtel
    NuStar Energy
    Phone: (402) 759-5555
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    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

    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
    Mark Moya
    ENSCO, Inc.
    Aerospace Sciences and Engineering Division
    121 South Tejon, Suite 1000
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Phone: (719) 219-2265
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    Treasurer
    Scott Stice
    Morton Salt
    Quality Control Manager
    PO Box 506
    Grantsville, UT 84029
    Phone: (801) 933-4411
    Fax: (801) 933-4410
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Secretary
    Holly Hodnik
    Ball Corporation
    EH&S Manager
    4525 Indiana Street
    Golden, CO 80403
    Phone: (303) 273-7427
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Site Representative - Union
    Zachary Valdez, CHST STS
    Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc.
    Safety Engineer C&I
    Henderson, CO
    Phone: (303) 591-1000
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Site Representative - Non Union
    Adam Hotzel
    Bechtel
    Sr. Operations Advisor
    45825 Hwy 96 East, PSB
    Pueblo, CO 81006
    Phone: (719) 205-5177
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large
    Jenni Lubbers
    Cardinal IG
    Safety Manager
    4611 15th Ave N
    Fargo, ND 58102
    Phone: (701) 492-0920
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    Region IX 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
    Gilbert Aceves
    NRG, El Segundo
    VPP Coordinator+
    301 Vista Del Mar
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    Phone: (310) 615-6004
    Fax: (562) 437-2451
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Vice Chairperson
    Carlos Cardoso
    Sherwin Williams
    Safety Manager
    12090 Sage Point Court
    Reno, NV 89506
    Phone: (775) 971-5110
    Fax: (216) 774-1943
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

    Treasurer
    Jack Griffith
    CHPRC
    PO Box 1600
    Richland, WA 99352
    Phone: (509) 373-5157
    Cell: (509) 539-7728
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Secretary
    Margie Brice
    General Electric Power Services
    Clark Public Utilities River Road Generating Plant
    Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
    Vancouver, WA 
    Phone: (360) 992-3065
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    Labor Representative - Non Union
    Tim Taylor
    ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
    P.O. Box 196105
    Phone: (907) 659-7468
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Director-at-Large
    Max VanValey
    Oldcastle
    2808 A Street SE
    Auburn, WA 98002
    Phone: (253) 561-8139
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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

    Director-at-Large
    Vacant

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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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    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.

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

     

    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 Gaylord Opryland Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

    Symposium: August 28-31, 2018

    Pre-Symposium Workshops: August 27, 2018

    VPPPA Expo: August 28-31, 2018

    Location: Nashville, Tennessee

    Venue: Gaylord Opryland Convention Center

     

    Monday, August 27, 2018 – Pre-Symposium Day

    7:00 am – 3:00 pm            Registration

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

     

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Symposium’s Official 1st Day

    7:00 am – 5:00 pm            Registration

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

    7:30 am - 8:00 am            Member Services Workshop

    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

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm           Regional Networking Meetings

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm           Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall & Reception

     

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    7:00 am – 4:00 pm            Registration

    8:00 am – 9:00 am            Workshops

    9:00 am – 3:30 pm            Exhibit Hall Open

    10:30 am – 11:30 am        Workshops

    11:30 am – 1:00 pm          Lunch

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm           Workshops

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm            Afternoon Break 

    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm           Workshops

     

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    8:00 am – 4:00 pm            Registration

    8:30 am – 9:30 am            Workshops

    9:30 am – 1:30 pm            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

     

    Friday, August 31, 2018

    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: Jim Morris

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    About

    The official magazine of VPPPA, The Leader covers the latest and greatest safety and health topics throughout the industry. 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 membership corner or regional round-ups.

     

    Distribution

    With a total circulation of approximately 8,000, 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 safety and health professionals, this is a perfect opportunity. Share your knowledge with VPPPA members today.

    Future Issue Themes

    Summer 2018 Issue: English as a Second Language

    Autumn 2018 Issue: Drugs and the Safety Community

    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..

     

    Membership Corner

    Our revamped Membership Corner section of The Leader features association announcements like upcoming contests and deadlines. In addition, we love featuring our members and their accomplishments! Have a news item to share about yourself, a colleague or your site? Send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

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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

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



    Region II VPPPA Summer Safety Forum
    Tropicana Atlantic City
    Atlantic City, NJ

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    Visit the Region II Website at http://www.vppparegion2.org/ for further details on this event.



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

    Omni Homestead Resort
    Hot Springs, VA

    REGISTRATION HAS ENDED FOR THIS EVENT


    Thank you for your interest in this event. Registration has ended for this event.

    You may visit the Region III Website at http://vppparegion3.org/conference.html for further details on this and other events.


    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

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    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

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

    Cheyenne, WY

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

    REGISTRATION HAS ENDED FOR THIS EVENT


    Thank you for your interest in this event. Registration has ended for this event. You may visit the Region IX Website at http://www.regionixvpppa.org/index.html#summit for further details on this and other events.



    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
     
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    2018 Safety+ Expo


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

     

    The official Rules and Regulations for all participating exhibitors can be found here.

     

    To reserve a booth:

    1. Complete and sign the writable 2018 Exhibitor Application.
    2. View our Live Floorplan 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!

     

     

     

    Andrew Wirts from Nasco Industries attended the 2017 Safety+ Symposium. He shared some of his thoughts on the show.


    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:

     

    2018

    January 
    February
    March

     

    2017

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

     

    2016

    January
    February 
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    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September 
    October
    November 
    December 

     

    2015

    January 
    Feburary
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
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    December 

     

    2014

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    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.


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    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

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    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. 

    This year, VPPPA awards and scholarship winners will be recognized at Safety+ 2018, August 28- 31, 2018, in Nashville, TN. 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.

    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.

    Promote participation in the scholarships and awards programs at your site by downloading these scholarship and awards informational flyers to share with your colleagues in break rooms and during meetings.

    Applications for scholarships and awards must be submitted no later than June 1, 2018. 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.

    You can download the interest form here or use the automatic form below. 

    Committee Interest Form

    By submitting this information and if appointed as a member of a committee, you are expected to attend scheduled conference calls, as participation is key to being on a VPPPA Committee. If you are unable to attend a committee call/meeting you are expected to contact your VPPPA Committee liaison either via e-mail or phone.




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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+


    Bylaws

    Purpose: To provide support and guidance to the VPPPA Board of Directors, National Committees, Regional Chapters and membership as it relates to the consistent and judicious maintenance of the Bylaws, including revisions when appropriate.

    Committee Chair: Dan Lazorcak, Director-at-Large

    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, Vice Chairperson 

    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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: Dan Lazorcak, Director-at-Large

    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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    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.

    You are welcome to download the VPPPA Annual Awards for Outreach and Innovation application form.  

    Applications for awards must be submitted no later than June 1, 2018. Send your applications to the national office via email, mail or fax:

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    Mail: VPPPA, Inc.
    Attention: Awards/Scholarship Committee
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    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.