2018 Combined Mid-Year Meetings

Attendees will learn from leading experts, enhance their safety skills and share ideas at the Divisions 2018 Combined Mid-year Meetings May 20-23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rosemont, IL.

Download the complete agenda here.

Division Meetings May 20-23 


Sunday, May 20

  • Registration | 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Labor Division Meetings and Educational Sessions | 9:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Young Professionals Division Meeting | 12 - 2:15 p.m.
  • Presentation: Moving Your Safety Career Forward | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Women's Caucus | 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 21

  • Registration Open | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Opening Session: Safety, It's a Wonderful Life | 8:30 – 10 a.m.
  • Presentation: Workers and Management Working Together to Change Safety Culture | 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch Break | 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Division Meetings & Educational Sessions | 1 -  3:45 p.m.
    • Aviation Safety
    • Business & Industry
    • Construction & Utilities
    • Government & Public Sector
    • Labor 
    • Transportation Safety
  • Labor Division Blood Drive | 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Presentation: What are you Doing to Address Fatigue at Work? | 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Welcome Reception | 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22

  • Registration Open | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • NSC 2020 Vision Update | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Presentation: Opioids & Workers' Compensation Claims | 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
  • Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best; How Coordinated Preparation can Mitigate Disasters | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Awards & Celebration Lunch | 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
  • Labor Division Meetings and Educational Sessions | 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Clearing the Air about OSHA's New Silica Regulations | 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Division Meetings (continued) | 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
    • Aviation Safety
    • Business & Industry
    • Construction & Utilities
    • Government & Public Sector
    • Labor
    • Transportation Safety
  • Closing Session and Division Reports | 4 - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23

  • Registration Open | 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Labor Division Closing Session | 8 - 11 a.m.
  • Bus to Chicago for Delegates Meeting and Green Cross for Safety Awards Celebration | 10:30 a.m.
  • Return shuttle to Crowne Plaza Rosemont from Chicago | 4 p.m.

NSC Divisions allow safety-focused information sharing and networking within and among industry safety professionals. The Spring Meeting will enable division members to further enhance safety skills, share ideas and goals for the future, meet and network with those within your industry and those with shared interests. At the same time, Divisions will continue to work on action plans that support NSC's 2020 Vision. The meeting will showcase the activities of eight Divisions and the agenda will include a wide array of meetings, technical sessions and social events.

Register for Division Meetings, Campbell Institute Benchmarking and Delegates Meeting

Book your room at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare.

Campbell Institute Benchmark, May 22-23, Hilton Chicago


Tuesday, May 22

  • Breakfast | 8 – 9 a.m.
  • Campbell Institute Member-only Benchmarking Meeting | 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Reception | 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23

  • Breakfast | 8 – 9 a.m.
  • Campbell Institute Member-only Benchmarking Meeting | 9 a.m. – noon

The Campbell Institute Members-only Benchmarking Meeting is an opportunity for peer-to-peer connections, education and solutions to common concerns. This is free to all Campbell Institute members where they are able to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to connect with their fellow leaders in EHS & sustainability.

Register for Division Meetings, Campbell Institute Benchmarking and Delegates Meeting.

Book your room at the Hilton Chicago.

Delegate Meeting May 23, Hilton Chicago


  • Delegates Meeting | 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

NSC Delegates provide direction and counsel to the NSC regarding causes and solutions of unintentional death and injury. The Spring Meeting provides NSC the opportunity to discuss with this group of leaders our ongoing work in strategic areas as well as bring forth new opportunities for consideration and feedback.

Transportation will be provided from the Crowne Plaza to the Chicago Hilton for Delegates who are also attending the Division meetings

Register for Division Meetings, Campbell Institute Benchmarking and Delegates Meeting.

Book your room at the Hilton Chicago.

Green Cross for Safety Awards May 23, Hilton Chicago


  • VIP Reception | 5:30 p.m.
  • General Reception | 6 p.m.
  • Dinner | 7 p.m.

Join us as we honor excellence with the Green Cross for Safety® Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in safety through three distinct awards: Safety Excellence, Safety Innovation and Safety Advocate. All funds raised will help reduce motor vehicle fatalities, educate the public about the crisis of prescription drug overdose and assist companies across the globe improve safety practices for their employees, at home and at work. For more information or to register, please visit greencross.nsc.org.

Register to attend the Green Cross for Safety Awards Celebration.

Book your room at the Hilton Chicago.

Board of Directors May 24, Hilton Chicago


  • Executive Committee | 8 – 8:50 a.m.
  • Nominating Committee | 10 – 10:50 a.m.
  • Audit Committee | 11 – 11:50 a.m.
  • Lunch Buffet Available | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Board of Directors Meeting | 1 – 4 p.m.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the National Safety Council. The midyear meetings are to oversee the direction of the Council's activities in order to fulfill its mission, oversee the management and ensure that the Council operates with the highest ethical standards.

Trustees May 24, Hilton Chicago


  • Trustee Meeting | 9 – 9:50 a.m.

The Trustees Committee of the Board of Directors is focused on leveraging relationships for philanthropic investment to support the NSC mission. This committee is also very involved with supporting the overall Green Cross for Safety Awards Celebration fundraising efforts. The focus of the Trustees committee meeting at Mid-Year will be to provide a financial update, preview the three-year strategic plan and review trustee roles and expectations.

Campbell Institute Steering Committee May 24, Hilton Chicago


  • Campbell Institute Steering Committee | noon – 1:30 p.m.

The Steering Committee is at the core of the Institute and drive the many programs and initiatives. Providing leadership, direction and guidance, Steering Committee members are thought leaders in every sense of the term. They are selfless in sharing their insights and lessons learned in order to improve not only the Institute but all of its participating organizations.

Review information for board meetings, including trustees and Campbell Institute steering.

Book your room at the Hilton Chicago.

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Division members network with other safety professionals, attend industry-specific events and participate in safety-based discussions that impact work, home and community.