Region V
Region V

2018 Conference & Presentations

Conference Presentations

Conference Information

Conference Workshops

Lapping the Competition for Safety!!! Forty conference workshops have been scheduled during the two days.  Take a moment to review the list and set your schedule.

Conference Brochure


Registration will be available at the conference.


Hotel reservations can be made through the Omni Severin Hotel.

VPP Region V Board Positions Elections

Elections for open VPP Region V Board of Directors' positions will be held at this year's Annual Region V VPP Conference in Indianapolis, IN.   Each year in conjunction with the Region V conference, elections are held for positions whose terms are ending. This year, five open positions are up for election to begin serving at the end of the 2018 Region V conference.

Nominations will be open during our Opening Session the morning of Wednesday, May 23rd.  Should there be a contented position, elections will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23rd and the morning of Thursday, May 24th.  Election results will be announced at the Closing Session:

Current open positions are listed below.

  • 1 - Vice Chair (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/20)

  • 1 - Secretary (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/20)

  • 1 - Hourly Representative from a Non Union Site (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/20)

  • 2 - Director-at-Large (3-year term, Expires 6/1/21)

If you’re interested in running for one of the open positions, please review the Board Member Expectations Sheet and return the completed Region V Commitment signature Sheet no later than May 12, 2018. These two documents are available below:

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Bill Linneweh, Region V Chair
Office: 630-874-9727

Commitment Signature Sheet                       Board Member Expectations

Awards and Recognition

Region V is recognizing individuals and companies for their efforts and dedication to the Voluntary Protection Program. The 2018 Award Categories are shown below. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the awards, please contact:

Erica Arnold or 815.823.2371.

Nomination Form

Safety Champion Award

This award recognizes hourly individuals who have significantly contributed to VPP efforts at your facility. (Awarded to hourly individuals – limited to 5 awards in 2018)

Outreach & Mentoring Award

This award recognizes a worksite within Region V that has shown outstanding support for VPP and the VPPPA through outreach and mentoring within Region V. (Awarded to a Company)

Mentor of the Year

This award recognizes an individual who has actively mentored a company in their pursuit of VPP. The person must be actively involved in outreach activities.  (Awarded to an individual)

Pre-Conference Workshops

Application Workshop

VPP Site Tour - LSC Communications - RR Donnelley

Attendees who signed up with registration:
Date: May 22, 2018
Bus Departure Time: 8:00 a.m.
Departure Location: Omni Severin Hotel, 40 west Jackson Place, Indianapolis, IN 46225,(317)634-6664
Return Time: 3:00 p.m.

Industrial Hygiene 101

Industrial Hygiene 101 is for safety professionals or employees who want to learn more about health hazards. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Review Safety Data Sheet (SDS),

  • Find information on the website,

  • Practice using a Sound Level Meter including documenting the results,

  • Ask the right questions to evaluate health hazards,and

  • Document health hazards on a spreadsheet at their sites

The class includes an SDS Workshop, Sound Level Meter Workshop, Evaluating Health Hazards Workshop, and Creating Health Hazard Spreadsheet Workshop.

SGE Workshop

Attendees will need to sign up with OSHA prior to April 15, 2018 deadline. 
Application information can be found on OSHA's SGE website.

Exhibitor information for the 2018 conference.

Exhibitor Registration Guide PDF

Should you have any questions regarding exhibitor registration or sponsorship, please contact the following board members:


Eric Siefker             (419) 943-1183


Bill Linneweh     (630) 874-9727


Platinum Sponsorship Level ($5,000 and above)

Gold Sponsorship Level ($2,500 to $4,999)

Silver Sponsorship Level ($1,000 to $2,499)