Paid Pre-Conference Workshops 

The pre-conference paid workshops are June 20, 2017 (OSHA 10 Hr is June 19-20) prior to the free pre-workshops and the opening conference session. Free pre-workshops begin at 1 PM and the Opening Sessions begins at 3 PM.

Lunch and breaks are included with each of the pre-paid conference workshops.


VPP Application Workshop
June 20, 2017 (8 AM to 3 PM)                                                                                                                                                          Lunch / Break Included
Costs: $175 Members / $225 Non-Members

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 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 excellence at their worksite.   


Strengthening Star Quality Workshop
June 20, 2017 (8 AM to 12 PM)                                                                                                                                                          Lunch / Break Included
Costs: $150 Members / $200 Non-Members

Been in VPP for a while and looking for some fresh ideas about how to improve your program? Continual improvement in your safety and health program is one of the keys to success in a Safety & Health Management System, and one of the expectations of VPP, but are you running out of ideas? This four-hour workshops offers the unique opportunity to network with other VPP participants and learn in a peer-to-peer environment to discover fresh approaches to meeting the requirements for VPP re-approvals. 

At this workshop, participants will share ideas on:

  • How to maintain employee enthusiasm and involvement in the VPP
  • How to make the Annual Self-Evaluation work for you and grow the process
  • How other VPP worksites are maintaining the level of commitment needed for VPP
  • What OSHA is looking for in the VPP Re-certification Process


OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Workshop
June 20, 2017 (8 AM to 12 PM)                                                                                                                                                          Lunch / Break Included
Costs: $150 Members / $200 Non-Members

Simplify the recordkeeping system for your employer using OSHA's new recordkeeping rule, 29 CFR 1904, designed to improve employee involvement and protect the privacy of an injured or ill worker. Improve your recordkeeping system and the quality and consistency of injury and illness data. 

The course will identify what employers and employees are covered under the revised requirements; identify new OSHA requirements for recordkeeping, posting and reporting; and discuss how to correctly complete OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. 



June 19-20, 2017 (Concludes at 12 PM on June 20th)                                                                                                                              Lunches / Breaks Included
Costs: $225 Members / $250 Non-Members

The 10-hour training program is intended to provide workers  a greater depth and variety of safety training. The training is intended to cover an overview of the hazards a worker may encounter on a job and understanding of the basic safety regulations. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, etc. After completion of the class, all participants will receive an OSHA 10 Hr Card. Participants must attend both days in order to complete the class and get the OSHA 10 Hr Card.