31st Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference

Acquire valuable safety and health knowledge from over 100 workshops and 300 exhibitors, and join thousands of safety and health experts from more than 400 different industries who are all united in their mission to create safer environments for their peers and coworkers.

Keynote Speaker: Jim Davidson

During his 30 years of high-altitude climbs, rescues and dramatic survival situations, Jim has:

Summited the sixth highest peak in the world (Cho Oyu at 26,906 feet in Tibet)
Climbed and led expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico & Nepal
Spent more than a year of his life sleeping in soggy tents
Volunteered to rescue other hikers and climbers on numerous occasions
Been commended twice by the U.S. National Park Service for leadership and personal sacrifice on mountain rescues
Saved himself from 80-feet deep inside a glacial crevasse

With training in wilderness first aid, avalanche safety, and vertical rescue, Jim honed his resilience expertise in the field as an expedition leader, ice climbing instructor, and mountain rescuer. Jim has:

Of special interest, Jim’s compelling survival story is featured in a one-hour episode of “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” on Animal Planet (the “Killer Crevasse” episode from 2011).

About VPPPA:

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association - The Premier Global Safety and Health OrganizationTM, is dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. VPPPA is a member-based association, supporting worksites across the U.S. in their efforts to receive and maintain VPP status.

For over two decades, the association has provided its members a direct link to OSHA, DOE and similar agencies within state-plan states and continues to offer a support network for participants from a wide variety of industries. The association works closely with OSHA, OSHA state-plan states, DOE and the Department of Defense (DoD) in the development and implementation of cooperative programs within the agencies.

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