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Tuesday, June 27: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 2nd Floor of the UMass Campus Center
Wednesday, June 28: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 2nd Floor of the UMass Campus Center
Complimentary parking is available for all attendees at the Campus Center Parking Garage. For GPS purposes, the garage is located at 91 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003. You will then be able to visit the on-site registration table to pick up your conference materials and necessary parking pass(es).
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We look forward to welcoming you to the 10th annual OSHA Summer Summit being held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. At this all-day Safety Conference we will welcome over 600 industry, safety and health professionals from the New England Area. Regional and national known speakers will focus on current OSHA initiatives, emphasis programs, and "hot topics" for both general and construction industries. We look forward to having you join us! Click here to view the latest conference program.
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and access to a morning keynote, afternoon keynote, and three breakout sessions of your choice. Participants can receive CEU's for attending.
Early Bird Registration Rate (by 11:59 EDT on April 14): $80.00
Regular Registration Rate after April 14: $100.00
Late Registration Rate after June 14: $120.00
How to Register
To register click Register Now above! You will then be prompted to login to Iris Registration, the secure online system being used to manage registration for this event. Click "Sign Up" to create an account using your email address and a password of your choice. If you have registered for an event with us in the past 18 months you can sign in using your existing Iris Registration account. Once you login, you will be brought through the online registration form and payment gateway. To complete your registration you will be prompted to submit payment via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit/debit card. If you need any assistance completing your registration or would like to discuss alternate payment options, please contact UMass Conference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-577-8102.
Registration is accepted on an individual basis. If you need to register multiple attendees click Register Now, sign in, and complete a registration for the first attendee by proceeding through the payment page. Once that registration is completed, click Home in the top toolbar to be brought back to the registration summary screen. Next, click Create Additional Registrations. If you have a large group you would like to register/pay for, please email us at email@example.com for assistance.
Payment is accepted during registration via our online payment gateway by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover credit or debit card. If you wish to discuss alternative payment options, or if you need an invoice to facilitate payment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-577-8102 to further discuss your needs.
Cancellations will be ineligible for a refund. However, if you cannot attend and wish to transfer your registration to another attendee, you may contact us at email@example.com or 413-577-8102, or log back into your account and edit your registration as needed.
For additional OSHA Summer Summit details, please contact OSHASummerSummit@gmail.com.
For registration or payment assistance, please contact UMass Conference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-577-8102.
Click here for the 2023 OSHA Summer Summit Schedule!
Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative Overview
Jeanne Venuti, BS Behavioral Sciences, Recovery Friendly Advisor for the NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative.
An overview of the Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative will be provided. Participants will learn about the goals of the program, how they are implemented, and the outcomes of the work that has been done over the past 4+ years.
Suspended Worker Rescue Demonstration
Blake Underhill, President, Industrial Safety & Rescue.
Blake will discuss the importance of having a rescue plan for working at heights and his technical rescue team will conduct a live demonstration of what it takes to rescue a suspended worker.
Resources To Strengthen Safety Climate, Safety Leadership, And Safety Management
Linda M. Goldenhar, PhD Director, Research and Evaluation CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training.
This session will focus on CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training’s new web based tool called the Safety Climate-Safety Management Information System (SC-SMIS) that any company, regardless of size, can use – at no cost - to measure eight leading indicators of job site safety climate, download evidence-based resources to strengthen the indicators, and develop action plans to help implement selected resources.
Working Safely With Ignitible Liquids - Introduction to NFPA 30
Guy R. Colonna, PE Principal Engineer, FSL Consulting LLC.
Ignitible liquids (commonly called flammable or combustible) commonly found on job sites pose physical and health hazards. Requirements guiding safe storage, handling, and use form a key component of fire and building codes, with each tracing the core requirements to NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code. NFPA 30 provides the criteria for classifying liquids based on ease of ignitability and establishes the framework for container storage as well as bulk quantities.
OSHA Case Studies:
Case Study 1 - Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs)
Alexis Zecha, CSP - Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) at the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA.
Alexis will be presenting case studies on inspections involving Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs) that she conducted. Abatement measures for each inspection as well as a brief review of important safety points to remember for Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) and the PIT Local Emphasis Program will be reviewed.
Case Study 2 - Preventing Energy Control Injuries
Rick Abbott, OSHA Compliance Officer, Springfield Area Office
Rick will present a foot stomper presentation on the 1910.147 - The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard. Rick will include numerous inspection incidents to drive home the important elements of energy control.
OSHA Case Studies:
Methylene Chloride Exposures Among Laboratory Workers: Challenges and Opportunities
Robert F. Levandoski, MS, CSP, CIH, CHMM, President, Fuss & O'Neill Manufacturing Solutions, LLC
Abby Sanders, MPH Industrial Hygienist, Compliance Safety & Health Officer Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Rob and Abbys presentation describes the short and long-term pathway for success to resolve health & safety hazards discovered during OSHA’s investigation of methylene chloride exposure at a large laboratory operation. This discussion highlights some of the key engineering, work practice, and administrative controls to maintain MC exposures below OSHA’s 8-hr Action Level (AL) as well as recognizing the value of effective communication and management commitment to promote cultural change.
Electrical Safety Programs for the Workplace
Randy Yandow President, WorkSafe New England.
This program will provide detailed descriptions for the key components of an electrical safety program as outlined by OSHA and the NFPA-70E.
Metalworking Fluids, Evaluation and Control Overview
Stephen Gauthier CMFS,Gauthier Safety Consulting and Instructor: OSHA Training Institute.
With an estimated 1.2 million workers exposed to MWF.s in this country, potential for harm is significant and widespread.
The Common Reasons for Safety Leadership Challenges
Peter Susca, MS Principal/Owner OpX Safety.
After many years of assessing organizational health and training leaders, we have identified the common safety leadership gaps. This session will discuss the missing safety leadership elements that exist in many organizations, their organizational impacts, and proven techniques that will facilitate their effective implementation.
First Aid is Too Late
Kristin Monfette, Safety Manager, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission and Shani Soloff, PT, MS, CFMT, CEASll, Owner, The Posture People.
A case study in sprain and strain injury prevention by Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC) and The Posture People (TPP). The biggest injury category for SWSC was sprain and strain injuries, and they were resulting in excessive lost work days. By focusing on proactive work practice, stretching, and engineering with TPP, SWSC was able to significantly reduce the number of sprain and strain injuries.
Update on the OSHA Rulemaking Process
Dr. Chris Rennix, ScD CIH FAIHA Keene State College, Chair, Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences Department.
The OSHA rulemaking process follow a long, complicated path from the initiation of an idea to the final rule. Numerous stakeholders have the power to delay and force changes in the proposed rule that may take over 15 years to complete. This presentation will cover the process, some current proposed rules in the process, and how safety professionals can play a role in the final rule development.
An Overview of the Whistleblower Protection Program
Kristen Rubino, Assistant Regional Administrator, Whistleblower Protection Program OSHA - Region I
Today's presentation will provide a brief overview of OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program, which enforces protections for employees who feel they have suffered retaliation for engaging in protected activities under 25 federal laws.
Beginning the Journey Towards a Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) Mindset
Jenny Keene, PsyD, Safety Analyst – Human Organizational Performance, Eversource.
Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) is a management philosophy or mindset based on the principles that 1) humans make mistakes, 2) blame fixes nothing, 3) context drives behavior, 4) learning and improving are vital, 5) a leader’s response matters. This interactive presentation will include tips on starting your HOP journey, including the use of learning teams.
Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
Shamera Simpson, Executive Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention New Hampshire and Maine Chapters.
Talk Saves Lives for Workplace Settings provides participants with the scope of the problem of suicide, key research findings, including risk factors and warning signs for suicide, along with recommendations for the role we can all play in suicide prevention. Topics include the Scope of the Problem; Research; Risk Factors and Warning Signs; Prevention and what YOU can do to offer intervention and save a life.
Indoor Heat Stress
Alan Fortin, Compliance Safety & Health officer with the Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Historical weather data has shown warm weather months are becoming hotter and more humid. This creates a challenge to employers in regard to protecting form the effects of working in hot and humid climates particularly when they are not acclimatized to them. indoor industries can be even more challenging due to lack of environmental control units (air conditioning).
Simplify Safety Through the Energy Wheel
Bob Kunz, Corporate Safety Director, Dimeo Construction Company
The OSHA standards tell us what is expected, or what good is. The OSHA outreach training program introduces us to what bad looks like. During this session we will examine how we can simplify safety by improving visual literacy and the use of the energy wheel to improve situation awareness and hazard recognition.
Three Basic Yet Crucial Diagrams for Your Safety and Health Management System
Kimlee Lindgren, M.S., CHST, Senior Risk Management Trainer, MIIA (Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association)
As safety and health professionals, we strive to continuously improve our SHMS (Safety and Health Management Systems). In this session, we will discuss three basic diagrams to use in your development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of your SHMS.
Grief = Distraction = Safety Risk. Learn what you can do to mitigate risk and support employees.
Jennifer Landon, M.Ed. is a Certified Grief Coach. Her connection to construction and safety is in her roles as VP of Education & Workforce Development for Associated Builders and Contractors of NH/VT and VP for NAWIC's Granite State Chapter #218.
Grief causes us to be distracted, predisposing us to injury. Because we are a grief-avoidant society, when a co-worker faces a loss, we simply don’t know how to handle it. It is awkward-at best-for the person grieving, as well as for those around them. Through normalizing discussions of loss, offering strategies for dealing with it, and maintaining open communication, employers can cultivate a work environment that allows employees to build resilience and thrive during a difficult time.
Hazards in The Cannabis Industry
Karl Lindberg, Region 1 Assistant Area Director Springfield Area Office
Mary Hoye, Region 1 Area Director Springfield Area Office
This class will discuss commonly seen hazards that employees working the cannabis industry are exposed to. It will discuss common safety and health hazards, means of abatement and sources for compliance assistance.
Amherst and the surrounding area is full of many hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts. The independently operated Hotel UMass is located right in the heart of campus just an elevator ride away from many conference sessions and events, while a variety of hotel chains offer their familiar comforts a short 5 - 10 minute drive from campus on Route 9/Russell Street in neighboring Hadley.
Conference registration fees do not include lodging, so please be sure to make your own hotel arrangements. Because the summer is a busy time of year in the area we recommend booking your room as early as possible!
$169.00 per room, per night (plus applicable taxes and fees).
Rated the best hotel in Amherst and seated in the center of the picturesque UMass Amherst campus, Hotel UMass blends a tranquil countryside escape with the bustling energy of campus life, making it your ideal destination when staying in the area. Located in the Campus Center just an elevator ride from meeting spaces and amenities, including the University Store and several newly renovated dining options, Hotel UMass offers unbeatable convenience for a discounted conference rate of $169.00/room/night (plus applicable fees, currently 6% plus $1.00 per room, per night).
Space is likely to fill fast and this discounted rate will expire on May 30, 2023, so early reservations are strongly encouraged. To complete a reservation, click here to be brought to the OSHA Summer Summit hotel reservation page. The default date is the night prior to the start of the summit, but you can change the date to your arrival date as needed. Enter the number of nights, number of guests, and click "Book Now". A new page will load and you will get a list of rooms available for you to select from with the discounted rate already applied. Click "Book Now" next to the room type you'd like to select. A new window will open where you will be instructed to enter your guest information and payment method. Note reservations are available online only: if you call to complete a reservation you will be directed to book online. However, if you wish to stay outside of the dates reserved by the conference, please call the hotel front desk for further assistance (413-549-6000).
Note: payment for your stay at Hotel UMass must be made separately from your registration payment.
Additional Area Accommodations
We strongly recommend attendees stay at Hotel UMass when possible, as it is the most convenient option to all OSHA Summer Summit activities and is sure to make your visit here a breeze! However, if space has filled or you prefer to stay elsewhere, the Amherst area is filled with many other hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts. A variety of hotel chains offer their familiar comforts just a short 5 - 10 minute drive from the UMass Campus on Route 9/Russell Street in neighboring Hadley, while charming independent inns and B&Bs dot the area, offering a true taste of Pioneer Valley living. Below are some popular lodging options, including the estimated drive time to the Campus Center.
Hotel UMass: rated the best hotel in Amherst and the most convenient lodging option for our campus guests; 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst; click here to book now. (on-campus). Discounted conference rate available.
Allen House Inn: award winning historical Victorian bed and breakfast; 599 Main Street, Amherst; click here or call 413-253-5000 (9 minutes)
Amherst Airbnb: over 8,000 guest reviews for places to stay in Amherst with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars; click here for available rooms and homes
Black Walnut Inn: ranked #1 of 14 Amherst B&B and Inns; 1184 North Pleasant Street, Amherst; click here or call 413-549-5649 (8 minutes)
Inn on Boltwood: a historic Amherst hotel with 49 unique guest rooms; 30 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst; click here or call 413-256-8200 (10 minutes)
University Lodge: a budget friendly motel just 1,000 feet from campus; 345 North Pleasant Street, Amherst; click here or call 413-256-8111 (6 minutes)
Courtyard by Marriott: centrally located hotel with an indoor pool, fitness center, and a newly renovated lobby with evening bar service and dinner menu; 423 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-256-5454 (8 minutes).
Hampton Inn: provides a mix of value, comfort and convenience, with free hot breakfast, indoor pool and fitness center; 24 Bay Road, Hadley; click here or call 413-586-4851 (16 minutes)
Homewood Suites by Hilton: offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites (including kitchenettes) and free hot breakfast; 340 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-387-0583 (15 minutes)
Howard Johnson by Wyndham: conveniently located and pet friendly hotel with free continental breakfast, fitness center, and outdoor pool; 401 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-586-0114 (10 minutes)
Comfort Inn & Suites: indoor hot tub, oversized vehicle parking, business center; 400 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-341-1556 (12 minutes)
Deerfield Inn: historic hotel with excellent restaurant and tavern; 81 Old Main Street, Deerfield MA; click here or call 413-774-5587 (27 minutes)
Red Roof PLUS+: easily accessible budget hotel with indoor pool close to Deerfield attractions; 9 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield; click here or call 413-665-7161 (19 minutes)
Fairfield Inn and Suites: new state-of-the-art hotel located a short walk to downtown Northampton; 115A Conz Street, Northampton; click here or call 413-587-9800 (22 minutes)
Hotel Northampton: historic hotel in downtown Northampton with two award-winning restaurants; 36 King Street, Northampton; click here or call 413-584-3100 (22 minutes)
The Ellery: colonial-style hotel in downtown Northampton with newly renovated rooms and lobby; 259 Elm Street, Northampton; click here or call 413-584-7660 (25 minutes)
Quality Inn & Suites: a well-appointed and conveniently located hotel with free hot breakfast, indoor heated pool, and fitness center; click here or call 413-341-1461 (21 minutes)
Have questions or need assistance? We're happy to help!
Please contact UMass Conference Services at email@example.com or 413-577-8102.
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8AM - 4PM ET (excluding federal and/or Massachusetts state holidays). All calls, voicemails and/or emails will be answered as soon as possible during our standard business hours. We look forward to hearing from you!
The summit is being held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003. Click here to obtain turn-by-turn directions from your location. Sessions and the exhibit hall will be on the first floor of the Campus Center in the Auditorium, first floor concourse, and a variety of nearby meeting rooms. Meals will be located in the tenth floor Amherst Room, eleventh floor Marriott Center, and Student Union Ballroom (located in an adjacent, but connected, building to the Campus Center). Signage will help guide you around upon your arrival to the Campus Center.
Check-in for registered attendees and for those wishing to register on-site will be located on the second floor concourse of the UMass Amherst Campus Center, right outside of the University Store. The program typically begins with Opening Remarks and Welcoming address at 8 a.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium, followed by 8:15 a.m. keynote address and 9:30 a.m. breakout sessions. Please check back soon for program and schedule updates!
Parking is available in the Campus Center Parking Garage. For GPS purposes, the garage is located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003. Click here to obtain directions from your location.
Campus Center Way is off of Commonwealth Avenue, across the street from the Mullins Center. After turning onto Campus Center Way stay to the left to go up the hill. You will see the garage entrance on your right. Take a gate tickets and park. We recommend following the Hotel UMass/Campus Center signs down to park on Level 2, where there is a marked entrance into the Campus Center. Alternatively, you can park on any level and use the Northeast or Southeast Stairwells to gain access to outdoor campus paths that lead down to the Campus Center. The garage clearance is 7' 2". You will enter on Level 3 and exit on Level 4. Note: if you require use of our loading dock, instead of proceeding up the hill to the public Campus Center Parking Garage, take an immediate right and follow the service road to the loading dock. You may quickly unload there and then will need to move your vehicle to the Campus Center Parking Garage.
As you arrive at the garage, take a gate ticket, park, and bring your gate ticket inside with you. At registration you will be provided with a parking pass and a detailed instruction sheet. As you leave, but before you get to your car, you will need to follow the instructions to stop at a pay station prior to getting to your car. Additional arrival details will be sent to all registered vendors and attendees as the seminar approaches.
Driving to Campus
Click here to get directions to the Campus Center Parking Garage via Google Maps.
From the North
From I-91 South, take exit 36 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp, turn left and follow the road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow 8 miles to the UMass exit.
From the East
Via Route 2 West to Exit 71 (Belchertown/Amherst). From Route 2 take Route 202 South for about 15 miles to a blinking yellow light at Amherst Road. (You will see signs "to Rt 9 and Rt 116"). Turn right and follow Amherst Road (becomes Pelham Road after about 4 miles) for 7 miles to Amherst center. Follow signs to UMass.
From the South
From I-91 North, take Exit 25 in Northampton. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). The UMass exit is 1 mile up.
From the West
From Route 2 East, follow to Greenfield/I-91 exit. Take I-91 South to Exit 36, Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow for 8 miles to the UMass exit.
From I-90 (Mass Pike)
If you are a first-time visitor and traveling from the east or west on I-90 (Mass Pike), we recommend avoiding Exit 63 off of the Mass Pike, and instead following the directions to Exit 45 listed below.
Take Exit 45 (West Springfield). Follow I-91 North to Exit 25. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). The UMass exit is 1 mile up.
Traveling by Plane
If you are traveling to Amherst by plane, the closest airport is Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (near Hartford). This airport is approximately 45 miles (about a 50 minute drive) from the UMass campus. From Bradley attendees will need to book a shuttle service or rent a car to get to campus (see the transportation options below).
Attendees may find additional flight options into Logan International Airport in Boston, located approximately 95 miles (about a 2 - 2.5 hour drive) from the UMass campus. While more flight options are typically available into Logan, please remember to account for extra travel time to campus. Please also be sure to organize transportation to/from the airport to campus in advance of your arrival. From Logan attendees may book one of the shuttle services below, rent a car, or travel by Peter Pan Bus. Click here for Peter Pan bus ticket purchase details and scheduling. To ensure appropriate bus service to/from campus please select "Boston (Logan Airport), MA" as your "From:" destination and "Amherst UMass, MA" as your "To:" destination.
Shuttle services and/or rental cars should be arranged prior to your travel. Please note there are no standing shuttles that run each day between Bradley/Logan and the UMass campus so additional arrangements must be made in advance.
Traveling by Bus
Amherst and the surrounding area are serviced by Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound and the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA). The most convenient service is offered by Peter Pan, so when possible those traveling by bus should book a Peter Pan bus ticket using "Amherst UMass, MA" as the destination (note the "Amherst Center, MA" stop is in downtown Amherst and will require additional travel to arrive on campus). Greyhound offers bus service to nearby Northampton, MA, located about a 20 minute drive from campus. From Northampton attendees should plan to travel to campus via a taxi service, Uber/Lyft, or PVTA bus.
Traveling by Train
Amtrak provides passenger rail service to nearby Northampton, MA, located a 20 minute drive from the UMass campus, and Springfield, MA, located a 30 minute drive from the UMass campus. For schedule information and to purchase tickets, visit Amtrak's website and select "Northampton, MA (NHT)" or "Springfield, MA (SPG)" as your arrival destination.
If you take a train to Northampton, MA, you will then need to take either a bus or taxi to the UMass campus. Both PVTA and Peter Pan buses service the area, but the bus stops are not located at the train platform and will require about a 7 minute walk. If you prefer, you may use one of the many local taxi services or Uber/Lyft. We encourage you to carefully plan your trip - including bus or taxi services - prior to your arrival as the Northampton train platform is not a train station and phone access, area maps, bus schedules, and bus tickets will not be available once you arrive. If you decide to take a train out of Northampton, remember to purchase your return ticket online prior to arriving at the platform. The train platform is located at 170 Pleasant Street in Northampton, MA.
If you take a train to Springfield, MA, we recommend booking a shuttle service, such as Valley Transporter, to get you from Springfield to Amherst. Bus services, including Peter Pan, are also available, but will require about a 15 minute walk from the train station to the bus stop. The train will arrive at the Springfield station building, located at 66 Lyman Street in Springfield, MA. This station building does have a waiting room, ticket office, quik-trak kiosk, and payphone, but we do still encourage you to plan your trip, including services from the train station to campus, prior to your arrival.
Have questions or need assistance? We're happy to help!
Please contact UMass Conference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-577-8102.
Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET (excluding federal and/or Massachusetts state holidays). All calls, voicemails and/or emails will be answered as soon as possible during our standard business hours. We look forward to hearing from you!
Interested in being a vendor at the 10th annual OSHA Summer Summit being held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center on Wednesday, June 28, 2023? We look forward to having you join us! At this all-day Safety Conference we will welcome over 600 industry, safety and health professionals from the New England Area. Regional and national known speakers will focus on current OSHA initiatives, emphasis programs, and "hot topics" for both general and construction industries.
For more details on becoming a vendor, please see below. To complete your vendor registration, please click here.
All vendors and sponsors will received the opportunity to connect with hundreds of safety and health decision makers representing companies, agencies, and organizations. Vendor breaks are built into the schedule to network during the summit. Also included with each vendor and sponsor package:
- Your company logo in the digital conference program.
- An 8' x 6' booth with pipe and draping, 6ft table, and 2 chairs.
- Company listing on the ASSP website with a link to your website.
- Complimentary lunch tickets, parking, and conference registration for two attendees.
- Contact information listings of all conference attendees.
Platinum Sponsor (Limited available): $1500.00
This package includes the items listed above, plus your logo added to the Major Sponsor page on the Conference Welcome Message Board, a full page logo advertisement in the digital conference program, your logo added to the conference webpage, and a choice of one of the following Platinum Sponsors Benefits:
- Sponsored bag to be handed out at registration to all attendees (1 opportunity available). AT CAPACITY.
- Sponsored coffee break or morning refreshment and dessert area (2 opportunities available).
- Sponsored nametag and lanyard for attendees (1 opportunity available).
Gold Sponsor: $1000.00
This package includes the items listed above, plus your logo added to the Conference Welcome Message Board as a gold sponsor, a half page advertisement in the digital conference program, and your logo added to the conference webpage.
Silver Sponsor: $500.00
This package includes the items list above, plus your logo added to the Conference Welcome Message Board as a silver sponsor and your logo added to the conference webpage.
For an additional $50.00 fee, exhibitors can have access to a 120V electrical service available at their location. Exhibitors must supply their own extension cords and power strips. Extension cords must be 3 wire, grounded cords, minimum 18 gauge, type SJT or SJTW insulation. UMass Conference Services reserves the right to refuse use of any damaged equipment that does not meet these guidelines. Electrical service can be added for this additional fee during the registration process.
How to Register
To register, click here to visit the vendor registration page, and then click "Register Now" at the top of your screen! If you need any assistance completing your registration, please contact us at email@example.com or 413-577-8102.
All sponsorship levels include registration for two attendees. Please enter the details for each attendee who will be participating in the conference during the registration process. If you do not yet know this information, please write "TBD" and once more details are available, return to edit the information as needed or send the attendee details to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to register more than two attendees, additional attendees can be added using the attendee registration form (once attendee registration opens, typically in March).
Payment is required to complete your registration. Payment is accepted during registration via our online payment gateway by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover credit or debit card. If you wish to discuss alternative payment options, or if you need an invoice to facilitate payment, please contact us at email@example.com or 413-577-8102 to further discuss your needs.
All registrations are non-refundable: no cancellations will be accepted and no refunds will be granted in the event of cancellation.
Rated the best hotel in Amherst and seated in the center of the picturesque UMass Amherst campus, Hotel UMass blends a tranquil countryside escape with the bustling energy of campus life. Just an elevator ride from the University Store and several recently renovated dining options, Hotel UMass offers unbeatable convenience for a discounted conference rate of $169.00/room/night (plus applicable fees). Availability is limited and reservations at this discounted rate are only available until May 30, 2023 (availability permitting). To complete a reservation, interested guests should click here to be taken directly to the OSHA Summer Summit Hotel UMass reservation page. Note reservations are available online only. If you call to complete a reservation you will be directed to book online.
Cancellation policy: Hotel UMass has a 48 hour cancellation policy, so you should cancel your reservation 48 hours prior to check-in to avoid being assessed any fees. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to check-in will be charged for at least one night's lodging, but additional fees may apply depending on the date and time of your cancellation. Contact the hotel at 877-822-2110 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or if you need to cancel your booking.
The Amherst area is full of many hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts. Neighboring Hadley has many large chain hotels offering their familiar comforts a short 5 - 10 minute drive from the UMass Campus on Russell Street/Route 9, including a Hampton Inn, Howard Johnson by Wyndham, Comfort Inn & Suites, and Courtyard by Marriott. Local motels, including the University Lodge, offer convenience and affordability. Amherst and the surrounding area are dotted with numerous inns and B&B's, such as the Inn on Boltwood, the Black Walnut Inn, and the Allen House, all wonderful options if you are looking for a home away from home in the Pioneer Valley. A full listing can be found in the "On-Campus and Area Lodging" tab above.
Exhibit Booth Details
A exhibit booth is included in the the sponsors registration packages. Below are some important notes related to exhibit booths. Please review and contact us at email@example.com or 413-577-8102 with any questions or concerns.
An 8' x 6' booth with pipe and drape, one six foot table, and two chairs will be furnished for each reserved exhibit space.
For an additional charge of $50.00, exhibitors can reserve access to a 120V electrical service available at their location. Exhibitors must supply their own extension cords and power strips. Extension cords must be 3 wire, grounded cords, minimum 18 gauge, type SJT or SJTW insulation. UMass Conference Services reserves the right to refuse use of any damaged equipment that does not meet these guidelines.
Exhibitors cannot use existing walls or ceilings for display purposes. All rear walls of each exhibit must be freestanding and no higher than six feet. Sidewalls of the exhibit must be no more than three feet high and should not interfere with the direct visibility of the adjoining exhibits.
Exhibits must be well planned and should not interfere with the flow of traffic or require relocation of furnishings, rugs and/or paintings.
Login credentials for wireless internet access will be provided upon arrival.
Exhibitors should not undertake any credit card processing on the University of Massachusetts network, either wired or wireless.
UMass Conference Services will not assume responsibility for the safety of any exhibits against damage or loss by theft, fire or other means.
Exhibits or displays may be shipped, if prepaid, no more than 3 days prior to the scheduled event for storage. To ship materials out after the conclusion of the event, exhibitors should either plan to drop materials off at a UPS, FedEx, or USPS location OR obtain and print out a pre-paid return label that can be affixed to all materials (materials with a prominently affixed pre-paid return label may then be brought to the UMass Campus Center Loading Dock for pick-up; please be sure to schedule pick-up with your selected carrier). For shipping materials in advance, the shipping address should read as follows:
UMass Conference Services CS23203
Campus Center Receiving
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Shipping before and after the Summit
Exhibits or displays may be shipped, if prepaid, so that materials are received no more than 3 days prior to the scheduled event. Materials will then be securely stored until the event date. Please use the shipping address above. If you have questions regarding shipping or the delivery status of your package, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-577-8102.
At the conclusion of the event, exhibitors are responsible for arranging return shipping of all materials. Exhibitors may drop materials off directly at any UPS, FedEx, or USPS location. Alternatively, exhibitors are welcome to print out a pre-paid return label in advance and then affix the label to materials at the conclusion of the event. All materials with a prominently affixed pre-paid return label may then be brought to the UMass Campus Center Loading Dock (located on the 1st floor of the Campus Center) for pick-up. Please contact your shipping carrier directly to schedule pick-up, or for additional details regarding shipping and/or pick-up times. Please note that exhibitors are responsible for packing and unpacking all materials, and also for obtaining all required shipping labels in advance of the conclusion of the event.
Exhibit Booth Setup and Teardown
Exhibit booths will be setup on the 1st floor of the UMass Campus Center, which is an open, public area. Our convention partners will setup all booths/pipe and drape during the afternoon of Tuesday, June 27. We tentatively anticipate booths will be available for vendors to start to setup around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. Vendors may also wait until the morning of Wednesday, June 28, to setup, but should have all booths setup prior to the start of registration when attendees will begin arriving. As the 1st floor concourse is not a secure area, please be mindful of any items or materials left out on Tuesday evening as the space will not be locked or secured overnight. Vendors should teardown all booths at the conclusion of the event on Wednesday, June 28, including arranging shipping of any materials as per the options above.
For additional OSHA Summer Summit details, please contact OSHASummerSummit@gmail.com.
For assistance related to registration, payment, or general event/campus logistics, please contact UMass Conference Services at email@example.com or 413-577-8102.
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For general summit related inquiries:
Please contact the OSHA Summer Summit team at OSHASummerSummit@gmail.com.
For assistance related to registration, payment, or general event/campus logistics:
Please contact UMass Conference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-577-8102.
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