VPPPA Rolls Out Safety+ 2021 with Sessions from OSHA Representatives

Representatives of OSHA were onsite in Nashville to speak to those who attended the VPPPPA Safety+ 2021 Symposium this week.

It definitely feels weird to be back reporting on in-person events! For many, the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association annual Safety+ An Integrated Safety & Health Management Systems Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee was the first conference and expo they attended in person since the start of the pandemic. For those who did not want to travel to Nashville, the Association went above and beyond to ensure that there was plenty attendees could do right from their office or home computers. 

Speaking of much to do: Safety+ rolled out numerous educational sessions and panels for guests this week including the Labor & Management Open Forum which featured an open conversation with Federal and State Plan OSHA representatives. The panel, which included James Frederick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health and Jimmy Hart, President of the Metal Trades Department (MTD), AFL-CIO, discussed how the pandemic directly impacted VPP and safety as a whole, and what changes or modifications to safety professionals can expect in the future.

VPPPA also had OSHA representatives available onsite to present seven workshops which included topics such as OSHA Special Government Employee (SGE) Program, Construction & OSHA Challenge for General Industry, How to Improve Your Bottom Line & Engage Your Employees: Create an Effective Anti-Retaliation Program and OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) Supplemental Questions: Overview & Analysis. Attendees where also able to sit in on workshops about the VPP Slump, the Top Ten Elements of a Stellar Safety & Health Management System and VPP: Do Not Overlook Industrial Hygiene. Attendees were able to earn industry CEUs at more than 75 additional sessions.

Did you attend the Safety+ Symposium and were not able to see it all? No worries! All attendees, no matter how you attended the Symposium (in-person or virtually) will have access to all the workshops online 30 days after the event ends. 

For more information, visit vpppa.org

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Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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