2018-23rd Annual VOSH-Conference

Posted: Oct 05, 2018

This year the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, in cooperation with the Virginia State Association of Occupational Health Nurses (VSAOHN), presents the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Conference the week of October 31- Nov 2, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA at the Double Tree hotel. This conference helps educate and provide affordable safety and health training opportunities to employers, employees and safety and health professionals.  Stay tuned for the full conference agenda which will be posted here shortly.

When: October 31- Nov 2, 2018 

Where:   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel  50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Registration: The deadline for registration for the 2018 VOSH Conference has been extended until October 12, 2018.  We will continue to honor the Three Day  – $225 rate and the One Day  $200 rate.  Check the VOSH Conference Brochure for more information.

To see the conference facility you can visit the hotel web site.  The hotel will be the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel,  50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185The reservation page can be found at the following link For phone reservations please dial: 1 (800) 222-8733 with reference group name: 23rd Annual VA Occupational Safety & Health Training or group code: OSH

The 23rd Annual VOSH Conference brochure, which will include information on registration, the conference agenda, and session descriptions, will be available soon. Check back in the coming weeks for more details.

Conference Overview

Keynote Speaker

General Session Speakers



Returning in 2018 – VOSH Consultation Division would like to invite you to submit Safety and Health Posters for a Poster Session at the 23rd Annual Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Conference, taking place October 31- Nov 2, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel  50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

The Poster Session consists of presentations displayed on bulletin boards by an individual or small group and usually include a brief narrative mixed with illustrations, tables, graphs, and similar presentation formats. The poster can communicate a specific safety and health hazard, best practices, or other noteworthy topics from the occupational safety and health field.  Posters are displayed for the duration of the conference, so that interested persons can view the work. There will be no in-person presentations of the posters, so attendance at the VOSH Conference is not required, but is however, encouraged.  The Poster Session will take place in high-traffic areas and the vendor area during the conference.  Guidelines for poster submissions are included the link included below.

Please submit your poster proposal to Jennifer Rose, VOSH Safety Director, at by August 31 to allow the VOSH Conference Planning Committee to preview thePoster Submissions and to ensure adequate space availability during the conference.  Proposals for Poster Sessions must include the following:

  • Title of Poster Session
  • Brief summary of poster
  • Your contact information including Name, Title, E-mail address and Telephone number

Poster displays must be submitted by Friday, October 26th to Jennifer Rose, for transport to the conference; or may be submitted in person by 5:00 PM Tuessday, October 30th at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel  50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185



ASSE Greater Tidewater Long Service Certificates

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

Below are six members of the Greater Tidewater Chapter of ASSE that have received certificates for long service within our organization. Please reach out and congratulate each member!

25 years– Fravel Combs             25 years– Diann Morshead                     

M.A. Mortenson Co.                        Norfolk Southern Corp.       

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James Thornton Receives ISEA Distinguished Service Award

Posted: Dec 05, 2016

James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, is the recipient of International Safety Equipment Association’s (ISEA) 2016 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award.

Thornton is director of environmental health and safety for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. The award, named after Robert Hurley, former CEO of Fendall Inc. and ISEA board member, is presented each year to someone who has advanced and promoted workplace safety and health.

“The Distinguished Service Award is reserved for a special individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement and promotion of workplace safety and health,” says ISEA President Daniel Shipp. “Over his distinguished career, [Thorton] has shown an unwavering commitment and deep passion for worker safety, and serves as the ‘moral compass’ to make sure that risks to workers are appropriately identified and mitigated to ensure that workers go home safely to their family at the end of their shift.”

Thornton is a professional member of ASSE’s Greater Tidewater Chapter and is chair of ASSE’s Council on Professional Affairs. He was appointed by former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to chair the OSHA Maritime Advisory Committee for Safety and Health and has received the U.S. Department of Labor’s Distinguished Service Award for his work with OSHA.

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