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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
during Opening Session, Deborah Hersman launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign,
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.
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.
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.
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.