The four-day conference draws thousands of industrial hygienists, union representatives, consultants, environmental health specialists, H.R. managers and government agency representatives who learn, network and exchange best practices in formal and informal settings.

Educational Opportunities

The 28th Annual National VPPPA Conference will offer two full days of workshops that address current safety, health and environmental issues. There will also be inspiring keynote and general session speakers.

VPPPA Expo 2012

The VPPPA Expo is the only exhibit show in the country tailor-made for VPP sites and sites striving for VPP status. Attracting more than 200 of the most innovative manufacturers of safety, health and environmental products and services, the VPPPA Expo offers conference attendees direct access to the leaders in these fields. View the Vendor Directory at:

Meet Your Sponsor

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is 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.

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.

Outside the Conference

Sunny Anaheim, CA, is notably home to Disneyland, but its appeal doesn’t end with theme parks. Visitors can enjoy whale watching at Dana Point, experience a fighter plane flight simulation at Flight Deck Air Combat Center or dine while watching knights joust at Medieval Times.

EVENT at a glance

WHAT: 28th Annual National VPPPA Conference

WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

WHEN: Pre-Conference Workshops: August 19; Conference: August 20-23, 2012; Expo: August 20-22, 2012

REGISTER: Registration information will be available soon at

CONTACT: 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: