2019 Virginia Environmental Health & Safety Conference

17th Annual Virginia Environmental Health & Safety Conference (VEHS)

September 18 & 19
Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa
12042 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Mark your calendar! The 2019 VEHS Conference will be held on September 18 & 19 at the Hilton Hotel and Spa at 12042 West Broad Street.  The Virginia Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) Conference is the VMA’s premiere event of the year where Virginia industry environmental leaders, regulators, legislators and allies join together for sharing information, best practices and technology.  Participants also explore the affordability and sustainability of regulations on the Virginia economy.

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
  • American Chemistry Council (ACC) Initiatives:
    • Plastic Packaging Policy Solutions & Trends
    • Recycling/Reuse/Beneficial Use
    • Plastics – Microplastics/Plastic Packaging Deselection
    • Plastics to Fuel Technology
    • Chinese Ban on Plastics
  • 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/Industrial Scale Battery Storage/Dominion Energy Industrial “Ring Fencing” Pilot Program
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Program Timeline:

Wednesday, 9/18
10:30am – 12:30pm – Safety Committee Meeting (must register attendance)
10am – 12pm – Water Subcommittee Meeting (must register attendance)
1pm – 5:15pm – VEHS Conference
5:15 – 5:30pm – CameraMatics Presentation and U.S. Launch Announcement
5:30 – 5:45pm – VMA Safety Awards
5:45pm – 7pm – Cocktail Reception Honoring Safety Award Winners
7pm – 9pm – Members Dinner at Hardywood Brewery (West Creek) Co-Hosted by Kaufman & Canoles

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

Venue & Room Block

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 on click here to reserve online.  Please request 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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Break Sponsors:

  • Appalachian Power
  • CameraMatics
  • Faztek
  • GHD Consulting
  • One Environmental Group
  • SunTribe Solar
  • ODEC
  • SW Funk
  • Environmental Standards
  • McGuire Woods LLP
  • McGuire Woods Consulting
  • Williams Mullen