NSC to Open World's Largest Annual Safety Show in San Diego

More than 15,000 safety professionals expected to attend NSC Congress and Expo in September.

August 27, 2019

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council will host its NSC 2019 Congress and Expo at the San Diego Convention Center Sept. 6-12. This year’s conference will feature more than 1,100 exhibitors, more than 150 educational seminars and four keynote sessions, giving attendees access to unparalleled resources to improve safety.

Preventable workplace deaths in the U.S. have increased each year for the past four years, illustrating that more needs to be done to protect our workforce,” said Lorraine M. Martin, NSC president and CEO. “Congress and Expo attendees have the opportunity to gain insight and tools that can make a valuable difference in their organization’s safety operation. We look forward to seeing what the best and brightest in safety have to offer when it comes to eliminating preventable deaths and injuries in the workplace.”

Notable speakers for this year’s event include Mick Ebeling (Opening Session keynote), founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs; Nancy Case (Executive Forum keynote), vice president of environment, health and safety at The Mosaic Co.; Danyelle Phelps (Executive Forum keynote), director of enterprise environmental and operations sustainability at Owens Corning; Catherine Sheane (Executive Forum keynote), a civil/structures sustainability and resilience practice lead at Parsons Corp; Jack Jackson (Occupational keynote), a senior safety consultant with SafeStart; and Jim Carroll (Leadership keynote), international futurist, trends and innovation expert.

Hot technical sessions include:

  • The Drug Buzz Now: Preparing for 2020 – Managing Marijuana and Rx in Your Workplace
  • Workplace Violence: What Really Happens?
  • Future View: Five Truly Innovative Technologies that Will Change Safety – For the Better
  • Opioids in the Workplace: Building a Comprehensive Strategy
  • Multicultural Considerations with our Safety Communications and Training
  • Reducing Serious Injuries and Fatalities: 3 Approaches
  • High Performance Culture: What is it and Where Does it Come From?

OSHA also will announce its list of the Top 10 most cited violations for fiscal year 2019.

In addition, NSC will host a roundtable discussion for media Sept. 9, where the organization’s latest offerings will be discussed. The roundtable will feature Martin, who joined the Council in June as its new president and CEO.

NSC Congress and Expo is open to credentialed members of the media at no charge. Registration is available here. Learn more about this year’s event at congress.nsc.org.

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The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.

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