Educational Opportunities

The Annual National VPPPA Conference is the premier forum for thousands of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals, hourly workers, managers and government representatives.

The Expo Marketplace

The VPPPA Expo is the only exhibit show in the country tailor-made for VPP sites and sites striving for VPP status and attracts more than 200 of the most innovative manufacturers of safety, health and environmental products and services. Visit the Vendor Directory at

Meet Your Sponsor

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is the leading organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), VPPPA is member-based, providing a network of more than 2,100 companies and worksites that are involved in applying to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) or the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) and other, similar agency programs.

The VPPPA provides members from a wide variety of industries a direct link to OSHA, DOE and similar agencies within State-Plan States and works closely with agencies in the development and implementation of cooperative programs. The VPPPA provides comments and stakeholder feedback on rulemakings and policies and comments and testimony regarding legislation impacting worker health and safety and the environment. Through the VPPPA, occupational safety, health and environmental leaders get opportunities for networking, education and professional development.

Outside the Conference

What to do in New Orleans? Indulge your senses, savor New Orleans’ rich cultural experience and celebrate everything that still makes New Orleans America’s most unique, authentic destination.

Experience the historic French Quarter, with 100 square blocks of art, dining, shopping, entertainment and architectural treasures. No city loves music more than New Orleans; it fills the streets, clubs, churches and concert halls. The Arts District and Magazine Street are vibrant, diverse neighborhoods alive with galleries, shopping, dining and special events. Learn about the history, traditions and pageantry of Mardi Gras and see how the famous floats are constructed. Savor delicious Cajun or Creole cuisines. Enjoy the Zoo, Aquarium and Insectaurium, and ride the famous St. Charles Avenue Streetcar.

Show at a glance:

WHAT: 27th Annual National VPPPA Conference
WHERE: New Orleans, LA; Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
WHEN: August 29-September 1, 2011
HOT TOPIC: Economic and political trends affecting safety equipment industry

HOW TO REGISTER: Visit www., or call 407-238-4070.

CONTACT INFO: The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA)
7600-E Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043-2004
(703) 761-1146
(703) 761-1148 Fax