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Chemical Executive to Address Safest Worksites at NationalConference

John (Jack) Hurst of the\r\nChlorovinyls Group for Occidental Chemical will address more\r\nthan 2,000 EHS professionals at the 17th\r\nannual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants'\r\nAssociation (VPPPA) conference in August.

John L. (Jack) Hurst, III, executive vice president of the Chlorovinyls Group for Occidental Chemical Corp. will speak to more than 2,000 safety, health and environmental leaders at the 17th annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants'' Association (VPPPA) conference on Aug. 27.

The Conference will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans.

Hurst has more than 20 years experience at OxyChem, a corporation that prides itself on safety and health achievements, key among them their involvement in OSHA''s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

Hurst will share his views on how to maintain focus on health and safety in a constantly changing business environment and the role VPP plays during those tumultuous times.

"Jazz Up Safety with VPPPA" is the theme of the 17th Annual National VPPPA Conference to be held in New Orleans Aug. 27-30. More than 100 workshops with topics ranging from ergonomics to OSHA compliance will be offered to attendees.

All individuals interested in workplace safety and health best practices are encouraged to attend.

For more information about the conference, visit the VPPPA online at or call the VPPPA at (703) 761-1146.

by Melissa Martin

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