Pre-Conference Workshops

Paid workshops                         (Pre-Conference)

The following paid pre-conference workshops will be offered: 

  1. CONTEXT: Root Cause Analysis (June 18, 2019: 8 AM-12 PM)

  2. Advanced Employee Response to an Active Shooter (June 18, 2019: 8 AM - 2:30 PM)

  3. VPP Application Workshop (June 18, 2019: 8AM to 2:30 PM)

  4. Strengthening Star Quality Workshop (June 18, 2019 - 8AM to 12PM)


Free WORKSHOPS                             (PRE-CONFERENCE)                         

* Included in Conference Registration

The following free pre-conference workshops are included in the attendee registration rate. They are June 18, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. 

  1. VPP 101

  2. Conference First Timers Workshop

  3. Anatomy of an Injury

  4. Managing Industrial Rescue Teams

  5. Dangerous Delusions

  6. Confined Space Program & Rescue Team Fundamentals

Conference Breakout Sessions




Special Government Employee (SGE) Workshop

June 16-18, 2019

The Special Government Employee (SGE) Program was established to allow industry employees to work alongside OSHA during Voluntary Protection Programs' (VPP) onsite evaluations. Not only does this innovative program benefit OSHA by supplementing its on-site evaluation teams, but it gives industry and government an opportunity to work together and share views and ideas.

Qualified volunteers from VPP sites are eligible to participate in the SGE program. These volunteers must be approved by OSHA and funded by their companies to participate. After submitting an application and completing the required training, these volunteers are sworn in as SGEs and are approved to assist as VPP on-site evaluation team members.

This class runs from June 16-18, 2019 and is offered by OSHA. Region IV VPPPA will host the training prior to our conference at the Chattanooga Mattiorr. Once completing the class, all participants are sworn in as a SGE and will be eligible to participate in an OSHA VPP Audit. 

For more information and forms to complete for training, click link below. Deadline to signup is April 15, 2019