2023 Conference Workshop and Schedule

Conference Workshop Schedule


Monday – June 19th 2023

VPP Application Workshop ($225 per Attendee w/ lunch provided) 8:00am – 4:00pm

The VPP Application Workshop® provides hands on experience in VPP application development.  You will be guided through the VPP application process.  Hear from industry leaders at VPP work-sites on what it takes to develop a complete and successful application.  You will learn step-by-step how to put together the major components of an application and how to properly write an application by reviewing samples from applications submitted by VPP Star work-sites.

Sustaining Star Quality Workshop ($175 per Attendee w/ lunch included) 8:00am – 2:00pm

Once your site has achieved VPP Star status, where do you go from there?  This workshop focuses on “continuous improvement,” providing information on what OSHA is looking for in the VPP re-approval, how other VPP work-sites are maintaining the level of commitment, how to make the most of your annual evaluation and what evaluation criteria are used to measure management leadership and commitment.

CPR/AED/First Aid Refresher Training Certification ($25 per Attendee) 12:00pm – 4:00pm

This American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid course covers how to recognize and treat adult emergencies prior to EMS arrival, how to determine when and how to administer basic first aid, learn to provide chest compressions and breaths, and effectively use an AED (automated external defibrillator.)  The course also includes a 1:1 student-mannequin ratio allowing for personalized instruction and feedback for every student. Participants will leave with an American Heart Association 2 year certification card provided by a Cintas First Aid & Safety AHA Certified instructor. REMINDER – Deadline for CPR/AED/First Aid Class Registration is Monday June 12th.

Cornhole Tournament & Scholarship Fund with Pizza ($75 per Attendee w/ pizza dinner included) Time – TBD

Did you know as a VPPPA full site member and employee of a VPP site, you or your child, grandchild or step child is eligible to win a scholarship?  2023 Scholarship Info Link To help fund this scholarship awarded every year, there is a fundraising event held at this annual conference.  Since the cornhole tournament last year was such a hit, we’re bringing it back again this year!  This is also a great opportunity to meet and network with other business and safety professionals attending the conference.  Pre-pay during registration or upon arrival.



Small Group Workshop Sessions Include:

Monday June 19th, 2023

Application Workshop

Sustaining Star Quality Workshop

CPR/AED/First Aid Refresher Class

Tuesday June 20th, 2023

Speak Up, Listen Up, Follow Up: Psychological Safety In The Workplace

Walking Working Surfaces, Keeping Your Workers On Their Feet

Maneuvering Through Change

VPP Slump

Wednesday June 21st, 2023

Upgrading Your Meetings

The Annual Self Evaluation – What is OSHA Looking For?

Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation Workshop and Updated Outcome Metrics

Static Electricity in Hazardous Areas

Common Deficencies

Fact or Fiction, Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding Flame Resistant/Arc Rated Clothing

Leaving a Safety Legacy

10 Incremental Ideas to Take Your Safety Culture to The Next Level

Increasing Employee Involvement

Thursday June 22nd, 2023

OSHA 10 Hour Class

Friday June 23rd, 2023

OSHA 10 Hour Class