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VEHS Annual Conference Announced
August 26, 2019

The 17th Annual Virginia Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) Conference is scheduled to be held on September 18-19, 2019, at the Hilton Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. The conference is dedicated to industrial, environmental, health and safety excellence. Participants will also explore the affordability and sustainability of regulations on the Virginia economy. It is the premiere event of the year where Virginia industry environmental leaders, regulators, legislators and allies join together for sharing information, best practices and technology.

Conference Topics Include:
• Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Regulatory Briefing
• Virginia Occupational Safety & Health (VOSH) Regulatory Workshop
VOSH by Gosh: Practitioner and Agency Perspectives and Pointers
VMA Safety Awards & Chairman’s Award Presentation
• Citizen Boards – The Pros and Cons
• Global Marijuana & CBD Market Development: Workplace Challenges and the Evolution of Drug Testing in the Workplace
• Industrial Sustainability: Industrial Solar/Battery Storage/Dominion Energy Industrial “Ring Fencing” Pilot Program
• The American Chemistry Council (ACC) will discuss: Plastic Packaging Policy Solutions & Trends; Recycling/Reuse/Beneficial Use; Plastics: Microplastics/Plastic Packaging Deselection; Alliance To End Plastic Waste; Chinese Ban on Plastics; Plastics to Fuel Technology; and Recognize VMA Members Utilizing Responsible Care©

Program Timeline:
Wednesday, 9/18/19
10:30am – 12:30pm – Safety Committee Meeting (must register attendance)
10:30am – 12pm – Water Subcommittee Meeting (must register attendance)
1pm – 5:15pm – VEHS Conference
5:15pm – 5:45pm – Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) Safety Awards
5:45pm – 7pm – Cocktail Reception Honoring Safety Award Winners
7pm – 9pm – Dinner and craft beer at Hardywood Brewery (West Creek), Co-Hosted by Kaufman & Canoles

Thursday, 9/19/19
7:30am – 8:30am – Breakfast
8:30am – Noon – VEHS Conference
12:30pm – 3pm – Air Subcommittee Meeting (must register attendance)

A block of rooms has been secured at the Hilton for a rate of $139 per night. Guests can contact the reservation line at 1-800-445-8667 or (804) 364-3600 to make reservations by phone or click here to reserve online. Please mention Virginia Manufacturers Association when making your reservation to receive the discounted rate. The cut-off date for room reservations is August 28, 2019.

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