Encouraging Trends in VPPPA Conference Attendance

Attendance at the 30th Annual National VPPPA Conference here will be approximately 2,600 people, VPPPA Board Chairman Mike Maddox said Aug. 25, adding that the prediction comes from an association IT staffer whose prognostications have been on the money in past years.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Attendance at the 30th Annual National VPPPA Conference here will be approximately 2,600 people, VPPPA Board Chairman Mike Maddox said Aug. 25, adding that the prediction comes from an association IT staffer whose prognostications have been on the money in past years. The 2,600 estimate is about 100 more attendees than last year's conference in Nashville attracted, he said.

New Orleans draws higher attendance for the VPPPA annual national conference than any other city because the association's two largest regions are on either side of the Big Easy: Region VI, consisting of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana; and Region IV, which includes Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. The most recent VPPPA annual national conference held in New Orleans took place four years ago and had 3,550 attendees, Maddox said.

Higher attendance this year is encouraging, as is the number of companies and sites sending large contingents -- 20, 30, 50, 70, or more. ExxonMobil and Phillips 66 tied for the largest number of attendees sent by a single company, with 87, and Cargill LG's site in Fargo, N.D., sent more people to this conference, 41, than any other individual site, he said during this morning's Opening General Session.

"It's very encouraging to see that [large contingents from many companies] is happening," Maddox said in a subsequent interview.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
TenCate FR Technology

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue