PESA was established by public employees and recognized by the Governor of Maryland in 1967 as a nonprofit organization for the employees of the state and subdivisions. The objective of the organization is to promote health and safety through accident prevention programs, professional meetings, and group discussions of mutual safety and health concerns, and to conduct education and training programs on accident prevention for the purpose of reducing personal injuries and illness.
PESA sponsors a variety of conferences throughout the year. Conference topics vary and are directed towards public sector operations and issues. The conferences will allow attendees to meet other public sector employees from across Maryland and discuss safety and health issues and concerns. PESA strives to keep an active, diverse membership for public sector needs.