PPSA Annual Safety & Health Conference is the premier industry safety event in the U.S.

June 9 - 12, 2024 | The Vinoy, St. Petersburg, FL

PPSA Achieves Major Milestone in 2024


In 2024, PPSA celebrates 80 years of bringing the best information and safety practices to our members, and the industry, through our annual Safety & Health Conference. Throughout the years, PPSA members have focused on the Association’s raison d'être: assisting in the prevention of accidents among all employees across the entire forest products industry – both on and off the job. The annual Conference remains our primary, and most important, vehicle to do just that.

This year you can join us at The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, FL, June 9 – 12, 2024.

It is our hope that if you have yet to attend the Conference, this 80th year will be the one you join us to network, learn and grow in your safety responsibilities. To those who are repeat attendees, and especially those who never miss a year, we look forward to seeing you again. We are already hard at work on the Program and discussing who might deliver the highly popular Keynote addresses.

Please check back to this website for periodic updates. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, or if you would like to be involved in this year’s planning, simply contact PPSA staff by email or phone @ 770-209-7300. See you in St. Petersburg!


  • Two and a half-day technical program PACKED with education, strategies, and critical updates
  • Opportunity to join work safety professionals from across the U.S. to talk shop, connect with peers, and become inspired by other leaders with vital face-to-face networking
  • The New Technology Showcase offering quick, live demos and rapid-fire information on the latest developments and solutions on the market
  • Vendor Exposition highlighting what’s new and next. Re-connect with your current partners or discover new ones with access to top suppliers and consultants


For additional information or to ask any questions, please contact PPSA Staff at [email protected] or 770-209-7300. For past conference presentations please visit the association website here.

2023 Featured Keynotes



Opening Keynote:

Michael P. Doss

President and Chief Executive Officer, Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Monday, June 12, 2023

8:20 a.m.


Tuesday Keynote:

Marcin Nazaruk, Ph.D.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

8:15 a.m.


Closing Keynote:

Phillip Van Hooser

Hall of Fame Speaker, Leadership Trainer, and Business Writer

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

10 a.m.