Region 1 Conference 2018 – Call for Exhibitors

Posted by: Alice TatroNovember 13th, 2017

Conference & Exposition
May 7-9, 2018
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, N. Falmouth. MA

Conference Planning is underway for the 2018 VPPPA (Voluntary Protection Program Participant’s Association) Region 1 (New England) Conference and Exposition. The annual conference is the premier safety and health conference in New England focusing on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program and VPP Excellence. Approximately 300 attendees are expected for this conference at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, N. Falmouth, MA. The Region 1 Exposition Hall will be held in conjunction with the Conference & Workshops on Monday May 7th thru Wednesday May 9th.

All the details are in the attachement below.
call for exhibitors 2018VPPPA Region 1

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted by: Alice TatroOctober 25th, 2017

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Safety and Health Excellence Conference & Exposition
May 7 – 9, 2018
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Cape Cod, N. Falmouth, MA

Conference Planning is underway for the 2018 VPPPA (Voluntary Protection Program Participant’s Association) Region 1 (New England) Safety and Health Excellence Conference and Exposition. The annual conference is the premier Safety and Health conference in New England focusing on OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program and VPP Excellence.

There are opportunities available to support the Region 1 Chapter through Sponsorship at the 2018 New England VPPPA Conference. Sponsoring a conference event or donating of a giveaway presents an excellent opportunity to reach the 300 participants expected to attend.

Increase your company visibility at the Region 1 VPPPA Conference through sponsorship. You can select from a multi-tiered package of sponsorship opportunities, or you can select a specific item or conference event to meet your marketing needs.

If interested, please review the options listed below and select the best fit for your intentions or marketing needs. To customize a sponsorship or explore new chapter support options, please contact Jack Popp (413-526-2491 or email jack.popp@cartamundi.com) of the Conference Planning Committee.

Thanks in advance for your support of the Region 1 VPPPA Chapter and VPP in New England!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Bronze Level Sponsor $100- $999
• Recognition on Conference Signage
• Listed as a Contributor in the Conference Program if sponsorship is received by April 25, 2018.

Silver Level Sponsor $1,000- $4,999
Bronze Level recognition plus the following:
• Recognition at the Conference’s Opening Sessions and Reception
• Half-Page ad in the Conference Program if sponsorship is received by April 25, 2018.

Gold Level Sponsor $5,000- $9,999
Silver Level Sponsorship plus the following:
• Full-Page ad in the Conference Program if sponsorship is received by April 25, 2018.
• Recognition on the Chapter Website (www.vppregion1.com)

Platinum Level Sponsor $10,000 and above
Gold Level Sponsorship plus the following:
• Reserved Table at the Chapter Dinner on May 7 and at the Breakfasts on May 8 and 9.
• One Complimentary Conference Registration and Booth Space

Attendee Gifts (inserted into the attendees’ tote bag)
Region 1 VPPPA is soliciting items for attendee tote bags. Examples include pens, first aid kits, hats, flashlights, other safety related items, etc. As a sponsor, you can place your logo on the gifts.

Refreshment Break or a Networking Reception
Sponsor a refreshment break(s) between the breakout sessions, or a networking reception. Your company will have sponsor recognition signage. Sponsorship is $2,500.

Drawing Prize(s) for the Exposition Hall
As attendees register at the conference, they will receive a ticket for a chance to win a prize in the Exposition Hall. Attendees must be present to win. The sponsor will provide Region 1 VPPPA with a photograph and description of the prize for promotional purposes. Your company will be recognized at the conference.

Drawing Prize(s) for the Closing General Session
As attendees enter the Closing General Session, they will receive a ticket for a chance to win a prize. Attendees must be present to win. The sponsor will provide Region 1 VPPPA with a photograph and description of the prize for promotional purposes. Your company will be recognized at the conference.

Sponsorship Acceptance
NOTE – Monetary sponsorship should be made payable to VPPPA Region 1 Chapter. The value of non-monetary donations is required and all sponsorship donations are subject to final approval by the Region 1 VPPPA Board of Directors.

Questions – If you have any questions, please contact Jack Popp (413-526-2491 or email jack.popp@cartamundi.com) of the Conference Planning Committee.

Call for Speakers and Presenters

Posted by: Alice TatroOctober 16th, 2017

Call for Speakers and Presenters

VPPPA REGION 1 Conference & Exposition
May 7 – 9, 2018

Sea Crest Beach Hotel
North Falmouth, MA (Cape Cod)

Conference Planning is underway for the 2018 VPPPA (Voluntary Protection Program Participant’s Association) Region 1 (New England) Conference and Exposition. The annual conference is the premier Safety and Health conference in New England focusing on OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program and VPP Excellence. We expect 300 attendees for this conference at beautiful Sea Crest Beach hotel on Cape Cod.

There are openings for speakers interested in sharing best practices at the 2018 Region 1 VPPPA Conference and Exposition. Pre-Conference workshops will be held on May 7. Keynote and/or breakout sessions (20 total) will be held on May 8 and on the morning of May 9.

If interested, please submit the application below by November 15, 2017 for review by the Region 1 Conference Planning Committee. The Conference Planning Committee is soliciting technically oriented, educating, and practical presentations that fulfill the needs of attendees from VPP sites and prospective VPP sites at all experience levels. The conference objective is to give attendees the opportunity to:
• Build upon their skills and knowledge through education, networking, and sharing of VPP best practices.
• Learn about practical accident prevention solutions and continuous improvement examples.
• Learn more about VPPPA and expand their network of OSHA and VPP program contacts.
Best practices identified by OSHA VPP certification auditors on site audits are excellent practices to share.

If you are interested or know of someone who might be a presenter at the conference, or if you have questions about preparing a proposal, topics for a presentation or just to ask questions, please complete the form below and contact Jack Popp (jack.popp@cartamundi.com), or at (413) 526-2491.

Speaker Materials to Be Submitted:

1. Application Form (see below).
2. Presentation Description. Provide a description in sufficient detail for evaluating the content of the presentation and assessing the interest level for attendees. List sources for your material if not original. List the learning outcomes you expect from attendees. Maximum length is three pages.
3. Biographical Data. For each speaker, include name, address, education, current position, certifications, designations, qualifications and relevant speaking experience. List any significant articles and publications in the last 3 years.
4. Professional References. List phone and email contact information for professional references. If you have not presented at this Conference before, include at least one person who can attest to your ability to make effective presentations.
5. Brochure Description. Provide a 50-word description of your presentation that can be used in the conference brochure and program (subject to editing).

Other Information:

Length of Presentation Session: 1 hour, including 10 minutes for questions.

Handouts: Speakers are expected to provide handouts and may be asked to provide electronic versions to the Conference Planning Committee prior to the Conference.

Honoraria: Speakers receive a registration discount (Speaker rate) for the conference. Travel, lodging, and expenses are the responsibility of the breakout session speakers.

VPPPA Region 1 Chapter Web site: www.vppregion1.com.

Call for Speakers Form – 2018 Region 1 Conference

Presenter(s) Name(s) and Professional Designations:

_______________________________________________________________________________
Organization:
________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________________________________

City: __________________________________________________ State: _______ ZIP: _______

Telephone: ______________________ Fax: _____________________ E-Mail: _______________

Member of VPPPA? Yes ___ No ___

Title of Proposed Presentation:

___________________________________________________________________________
Primary Topic Area:

____________________________________________________________________________

Level of Presentation: __Basic __Intermediate __Advanced

Audio Visual Needs: (Breakout Room will have a Projector and Screen. Microphone in larger rooms).
__ Flip Chart __Table Other: ________________________________________

Required Package:
􀂉 This completed form to: jack.popp@cartamundi.com.
􀂉 Presentation description (3 pages maximum)
􀂉 Biographical data
􀂉 Professional references
􀂉 Brochure description (50 words)

All applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals.
Thank You.

2018 SCHOLARSHIPS

Posted by: Alice TatroOctober 3rd, 2017

VPPPA Region I Chapter

2018 SCHOLARSHIPS

** ERIC BARTSCH MEMORIAL SAFETY & HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP **
$1000 awarded to a full-time student majoring in Occupational Safety or Occupational Health field that has a minimum grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 at time of application.
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** CASWELL PLANTE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP **
$1000 awarded to a full-time student in a major not related to Occupational Safety or Occupational Health field that has a minimum grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 at time of application.
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** JOE GERVAIS MEMORIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP **
$1000 awarded to a full-time student with an outstanding record of community service that has a minimum grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 at time of application.
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Other application requirements:
•Available to an employee, or to a spouse, child or grandchild of an employee of a Region 1 VPPPA member.
•Available to full-time students entering the second or sophomore year or beyond.

For questions please contact:
Paul Ludington
Phone: (860) 447-1791 x3828
E-mail: Paul.R.Ludington@Dom.com

OSHA Training Institute Education Centers

Posted by: Alice TatroSeptember 22nd, 2017

Please visit the OSHA Training Institute Education Center website for more information on the great courses they offer.

The website address is: www.OSHAedNE.com

Steve Gauthier

Posted by: Alice TatroAugust 7th, 2017

Thank you Steve Gauthier for the time and leadership you gave to the Region 1 VPPPA.

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2017 Region 1 SGE of the Year

Posted by: Alice TatroAugust 7th, 2017

Congratulations

Darwin Irish