Nation’s largest safety show opens in Atlanta

Nation’s largest safety show opens in Atlanta

Thousands of safety professionals expected to attend the world’s largest safety conference

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is hosting its 2015 NSC Congress & Expo in Atlanta Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. This year's event, Building Safer Workplaces, features more than 1,000 exhibitors, more than 100 professional development seminars, 14 keynote speakers and an executive-edge track, giving attendees access to unparalleled resources to improve safety.                

"Each year, over ten thousand safety professionals attend the National Safety Council Congress and Expo to gather the knowledge and the tools they need to influence safety in their workplaces," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO at NSC. "The goals of our education sessions and the Best-in-Show product displays are to support safety leaders on their journey to safety excellence and reduce preventable injuries and deaths." 

Keynotes for this year's event include Michael Abrashoff, former Navy Commander and author, Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of Labor and Health at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Dale Lesinski, QSSP, vice president of DiVal Safety Equipment.

Hot technical session topics include workplace violence, drones for high hazard operations, training new workers, mergers and acquisitions, fighting fatigue and achieving safety excellence through leading indicators, among others. The Council also added eight Learning Lab Sessions on topics including risk assessment, giving safety a brand identity, safety contacts and electrical safety today.

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Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council,, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.

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