FAQs

What is the Safety+ Symposium?

The Safety+ Symposium is a forum for sharing knowledge, fostering innovation, and promoting the best safety and health practices in workplaces. It serves as a premier gathering for professionals in the field of occupational safety, health, and environmental management. The event focuses on promoting best practices, sharing knowledge, and fostering collaboration among safety and health experts.

Who attends Safety+?

It is open to a wide range of professionals, including safety managers, industrial hygienists, environmental specialists, and others committed to creating safer and healthier work environments. Whether you’re at the entry level, just embarking on your safety journey, or holding a senior leadership position in the C-suite, the Safety+ Symposium welcomes you. It provides a diverse platform where individuals with different levels of expertise can come together to learn, share experiences, and collaborate, contributing to the enrichment of the safety and health community.

Do I have to be/pursing VPP Star status to attend?

NoVPPPA’s mission is to advance health and safety excellence through collaboration, mentorship, and education to raise the standard for a safe & healthy workplace for EVERYONE. Our goal is to make safety a core value for every employer and every employee no matter what their status is.

What is the cost to attend Safety+?

The cost to attend Safety+ can vary depending on factors such as your VPPPA membership status (savings of $200/attendee), the type of registration (early bird, regular, on-site), and any additional off-site tours or pre/post conference workshops you choose to attend. Please refer to our Registration Rates for the current price.

What is included in my Safety+ registration?

  • Access to all educational sessions (excluding pre/post conference workshops)
  • Entry into the Exhibit Hall
  • All networking receptions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments on multiple days (please see the schedule for specific dates and times)
  • Materials and handouts
  • Event swag

What type of networking opportunities are available?

Safety+ Symposium provides numerous opportunities for attendees to connect, collaborate, and share experiences with a community of the best of the best in the EHS field. Networking events and activities vary daily, providing you access to industry peers, top rated vendors, OSHA representatives, EHS subject matter experts, as well as national and regional VPPPA board members.

Can attending Safety+ contribute to my professional growth?

Yes – These educational resources collectively provide attendees with a comprehensive learning experience, fostering professional growth and the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the field of workplace safety and health.

  • Workshops and Training Sessions: A diverse range of workshops and training sessions led by industry experts, providing insights into the latest trends and best practices. Topics cover various aspects of safety, health, and environmental management.
  • Worksite Tours: Visits to VPP sites or other facilities to provide hands-on insights into best practices and real-world applications.
  • Continuing Education Units: Safety+ attendees will be eligible for CEUs from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, and the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers
  • Legislative Updates: Sessions dedicated to providing the latest information on regulations and compliance requirements from OSHA representatives.
  • Global Perspective: Learning from safety practices and challenges across different industries and regions.