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Wednesday, September 17

Behind the Scenes at San Diego International Airport

Attendees of this technical tour saw behind the scenes at SDIA. The Airport Authority provided a tour of the airport and airfield, including an up-close look at the runway, airport operations and employee safety elements.

Safety and Security Tour of PETCO Park
Attendees of this technical tour visited the home of the San Diego Padres. They got to view the dugouts, press box and a private luxury suite; walk the warning track; and visit the historic Western Metal Supply Co. Building. They also learned all about the public safety measures at the park while touring the facility’s Security Operations Center, Padres “Jail,” and the
Event Management/Emergency Operations Center.

Leadership Keynote: Safe 4 the Right Reasons
The key to eliminating on- and off-the-job incidents is to get employees to value their personal safety. In this session, Dale Lesinski explained how understanding our basic human instincts and appealing to what comes natural makes being safe for the right reasons a powerfully effective message.




Tuesday, September 16


National Awards Celebration
NSC spent the evening celebrating the accomplishments of its members, safety leaders and Rising Stars among their colleagues, families and friends. With Scott Bloom as emcee, award recipients took the stage with NSC President & CEO, Deborah A.P. Hersman, and Jeff Woodbury, chairman of the NSC Board of Directors, in recognition for their outstanding safety achievements.


Signing the OSHA Alliance Agreement

Immediately following the Occupational Keynote, Deborah A.P. Hersman, NSC president and CEO, joined Dr. David Michaels of OSHA on stage to renew our five-year OSHA Alliance Agreement to help saves lives and prevent workplace injuries. The agreement focuses on temporary and contract workers, motor vehicle safety, construction safety, injury and illness prevention programs and promotion of the Journey to Safety Excellence campaign.
Occupational Keynote: Temporary and Contract Workers - Best Practices in Protecting their Health and Safety
Organizational practices have changed dramatically in the new global economy. To compete more effectively, many companies have an increased reliance on non-traditional employment practices, which challenge our understanding of their implications for work life, quality, safety and health on the job. This session included presentations from Dr. John Howard, director of NIOSH, Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor and health for OSHA, and William Yoh, Chairman of Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann Company, followed by Q&A with the audience.


OSHA’s Top 10 Revealed

NSC Congress & Expo attendees were the first to hear OSHA's Top 10 most cited violations for fiscal year 2014 live from the Expo floor. Following the reveal, experts from the International Safety Equipment Association shared how to avoid violations and what equipment manufacturers are using to make workers safer. Read more about OSHA’s Top 10 for 2014.



Motivational Keynote: The Human Side of Injury Prevention
Back by popular demand, two of the most powerful and dynamic speakers in the country – E. Scott Geller and Charlie Morecraft – teamed up to discuss the interpersonal dimension of occupational safety through an incredible real-life example, followed by a book signing.



Monday, September 15

Engaging Young Safety Professionals

Many safety professionals under the age of 45 attended events for the NSC Rising Stars of Safety and the Young Professionals Division, including a networking reception on the rooftop of Hotel Solamar. The newest NSC Division, this group provides up and coming safety leaders the chance to network and share ideas with their peers. Learn more about the Young Professionals Division.


Technical Sessions
Throughout the week, attendees choose from more than 100 introductory- to advanced-level Technical Sessions in the following tracks: Construction/Labor/Utilities; Emerging Issues; Executive Edge; Fleet Driver & Transportation Safety; Management, Leadership, Employee Engagement & Culture; Operational/Technical/ Regulatory; Research to Practice; Risk Reduction & Management; Safety Management Systems; Safety Performance Measurement; Training; and Young Professionals.
Executive Forum: The Journey to Zero- From Aspiration to Commitment
Most organizations see reduced numbers of injuries and incidents as a desirable objective, but not all move beyond aspiration to instill a true commitment to EHS excellence at all levels of their operation. In this forum, three respected leaders from Arch Coal, Cummins and AECOM shared their stories and perspectives on what they’ve done to drive the Journey to Zero followed by a Q&A session.
Expo Open
This year’s Expo features nearly 1,000 companies from around the world on display to almost 14,000 attendees – our largest show ever. With more than 100 innovative safety solutions in the new product showcase, attendees have access to the latest technology along with tried and true products and services to meet your workplace needs. Also on the floor is the NSC Resource Center, where visitors can find everything they need to progress on the Journey to Safety Excellence.

2014 DSSA Honorees Announced
Distinguished Service to Safety Awards were presented to six individuals at Opening Session for their exemplary efforts and successes in improving safety and health at work, on the road and in the home and community, as well as their national impact on the safety movement.

Cummins honored with 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award from the National Safety Council
NSC presented its 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award to Cummins Inc. This award is given annually to organizations that integrate environmental, health and safety management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate excellence. Cummins scored highly because its leaders commit to safety through the company’s “Live It, Lead It” program.

Launching of the Journey to Safety Excellence® Campaign
Also during Opening Session, Deborah Hersman launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign, which aims to help all employers, regardless of industry or company size, make safety a priority in their organizations. This initiative will help equip organizations with free, practical tools to keep their people safe. You can join the Journey today.
Opening Session – Safety: Putting the Pieces Together

Deborah A.P. Hersman, the Council’s new president & CEO, welcomed this year’s attendees with an inspirational message on why it’s going to take all of us working together with a common goal to make a difference. Then, Major Dan Rooney (Ret.) F-16 Fighter Pilot, PGA Professional, patriotic philanthropist and author kicked off the event with a motivational talk on Safety: Putting the Pieces Together.


Sunday, September 14

New Member Elected to NSC Board of Directors

Today, a new member was elected to the NSC Board of Directors. Jeff Woodbury, chairman of the NSC Board of Directors, welcomed Philip K. Asherman, president and CEO of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, to a two-year term.

Saturday, September 13

DDC Awards Banquet

More than 150 organizations and 20 individuals from across the United States and around the world were recognized for their outstanding achievements in making our roadways safer at the Defensive Driving Courses awards banquet of the National Safety Council. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the DDC programs. Honorees included training centers and instructors of defensive driving courses as well the winners of the
Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards.


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​Journey to Safety Excellence®

Nearly 11 workers die on the job each day and 5 million are injured annually. An estimated 50,000 people die each year because of illnesses contracted in the workplace and another 400,000 nonfatal workplace illnesses are stimated to occur.

At the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo, the Council, along with Grainger, launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign. This workplace advocacy initiative will help equip organizations with free, practical tools to keep their people safe. Learn more about the Journey today.


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