NSC Congress & Expo set for Atlanta in Sept.

The education-oriented Congress will be held Sept 26-Oct 2 in Atlanta, GA. The Expo runs Sept 28–30.

More than 14,000 health and environmental professionals will attend, along with more than 1,000 exhibitors spread across 200,000+ square feet.

The National Safety Council says the Congress and Expo attracts decision makers with purchasing power of the following products: general safety, PPE, fall protection, occupational health, hazard control, emergency response, environmental protection, risk management, and other categories.

Future dates: 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, Congress: October 15 – 21,  Expo:  October 17 - 19  Anaheim, CA;  2017 NSC Congress & Expo, Congress: September 23 – 29, Expo: September 25 - 27 Indianapolis, IN.

Meet the Exhibitor Advisory Board

The Exhibitor Advisory Board provides a voice for the NSC Exhibitor Community. Board members are involved in reviewing NSC Congress & Expo policies and operating practices specific to exhibitors. The Exhibitor Advisory Board contributes to the growth of the NSC Congress & Expo and continues to support exhibiting companies and NSC management.

EAB representatives serve as experts for fielding questions and providing resources and initiatives for the continued success of the exposition and those who are participating. Members of the committee are nominated and selected for two-year terms by fellow exhibitors.

Chairman: Michael J. Black, President, National Marker Company; Vice Chair: Derek E. Yurgaitis, General Manager, Brady Worldwide; Ex-Officio: Mindy Reed, National Account Manager – MRO HD Supply Power Solutions; Members: Michael Enright, Westex by Milliken;  Larry Garner, MCR Safety; Corri Glydon, Honeywell Safety Products; Jeff S. Huff, Helly Hansen USA; Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety Equipment; Gil LeVerne, Jr., SHOWA®; Brad Montgomery, Accuform Signs; Bob Riches, Neese Industries; Renee Simpson, Industrial Scientific; Matthew Trute, Kimberly Clark; Sara Wesche, Health & Safety Institute; Margie Wolf, Honeywell Safety Products.

AIHce & ASSE Safety 2015 run back to back

Yep, the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) runs June 1-3 for the exhibition part of the program in Salt Lake City. After the expo closes at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Safety 2015 expo picks up Sunday, June 7 and runs through Tuesday, June 9 in Dallas, TX. The conference runs from the 7-10.

AIHce expo hours: Monday, June 1  9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Non-compete Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.); Tuesday, June 2  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Non-compete Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.); Wednesday, June 3  9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Non-compete Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and noon – 1:00 p.m.). The location: Salt Palace Convention Center, Halls CD&E, Salt Lake City, Utah.

AIHce sponsors point to these traffic-building activities: Daily Non-Compete Time; Welcome Reception; Expo Learning Pavilion; Daily Prize Drawings; Technical and Graduate Posters; Show Floor Lounges to Relax and Network; AIHA® and ACGIH® Booths.

ASSE Safety 2015 features the sure-fire traffic draw of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News’ display of exhibitor safety equipment entered in the product awards competition voted on by Safety 2015 attendees. 

The national ASSE annual meeting also offers exhibitors: A listing in the Safety 2015 Mobile App and Directory of Exhibits that insures reach to the audience and reinforces exhibitor messages and serves as a valuable reference; complimentary exposition registrations for exhibitors to distribute to their existing customers and prospects inviting them to the exposition; a Virtual Exposition that includes basic contact information and inclusion in the product or service index; a Welcome Reception attended by the registrants held on the Exhibit Floor on opening night; listing in Professional Safety magazine and other industry publications; the ASSE Website at www.asse.org is continuously updated with the latest information on exhibitors and conference sessions; exhibitors have access to a list of the 2015 attendees, which will be available for a small fee as an exhibitor.

ISEA executive summit set for May 3-5 in San Antonio

The Executive Summit is ISEA’s annual meeting, held every spring. The 2015 Executive Summit will be held May 3-5 at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

 ISEA, the International Safety Equipment Association has set the standard for personal protective technologies for more than 75 years.

Included in the association are products and technologies for:

• protection of workers against impact, cuts and abrasions, chemical and biological agents, noise, radiation and thermal hazards and electricity;

• detection, analysis, classification and measurement of hazards;

• early warning to workers, and warning to others of the presence of workers;

• mitigation of the effects of accidental exposure, such as first aid, emergency eyewash and showers.

These include equipment for head, eye and face, respiratory, hearing, hand and fall protection; high visibility apparel and headwear; environmental monitoring instruments; emergency eyewash and shower equipment; first aid kits, protective apparel; ergonomic protective equipment, respiratory protective escape devices and personal hydration systems.

ISEA is a recognized leader in the development of safety equipment standards, in the U.S. and around the world.  It works with Congress and government agencies to influence the policy makers whose decisions affect the industry.  It is a forum for information sharing and industry action, providing market insight and promoting the use of personal safety equipment at work. 

Visit www.safetyequipment.org

Nat’l Hearing Conservation Assoc. meets in New Orleans

The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) will hold its annual meeting February 19-21, 2015 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans. This is one of the first safety and health industry related meetings to convene in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Due to Mardi Gras, attendees will not be allowed to arrive on February 17th. Please plan accordingly.

The exhibit portion of the conference kicks off with an exhibitor reception from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 19. Exhibits run 10 am – 12:10 pm and 1:35 – 7 pm on Friday, Feb. 20. On Saturday, Feb. 21, exhibit hours are 9 am – noon.

For information: www.hearingconservation.org

Int’l Glove Assoc. meets In Orlando, March 15-17

The International Glove Association (IGA) is the only association dedicated solely to hand and arm protection.  Its members consist of distributors, manufacturers, material suppliers, end users, as well as importers and exporters. 

IGA membership is for an entire company, so everyone within the organization benefits.  For a limited time, you can register for the upcoming IGA Symposium, and become members at a discounted price.  All you need to do is register for the 2015 conference, and select the membership tier your company would fall under. The IGA also offers a “non-member” rate to attend our conference and to evaluate what you are missing. 

This educational conference is for those who really desire to enhance sales, increase their business profile, augment their knowledge of cutting edge technology, as well as the future of gloves.  We are proud to feature multiple experts to achieve these goals.  Could you benefit from learning new marketing techniques to increase sales? How could the changing economy affect your bottom line? Are government regulations going to impact your business? These are only a few of the topics presented in 2015.

Participants come away with material and information that can be implemented immediately in their businesses. Conference speakers are prepared to talk and work with attendees on an individual basis.

Visit: www.iga-online.com


Sunday, March 15, 2015 9:00 AM  -

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:00 PM


The Contemporary Resort in Disney World

4600 World Dr, Orlando, Florida 32830

VPPPA meeting heads to Texas in August

The annual national conference and expo of the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) meets at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX outside of Dallas August 24 – 27, 2015.

Future dates: 2016 - Gaylord Palms, August 29 - September 1; 2017 - New Orleans Convention Center, August 29 - September 1; 2018 - Gaylord Opryland, August 27 – 30.

Regional VPPPA meetings in 2015:

• 03-03-2015 - 03-05-2015 2015 Region III VPPPA Conference, The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA

• 04-14-2015 - 04-16-2015 2015 Region IX VPPPA Conference

• 05-04-2015 - 05-07-2015 2015 Region VI VPPPA Conference, American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX

For more information: https://www.vpppa.org

2015 SMG Partnership Conference returns to Vegas

The Safety Marketing Group will hold its annual members-only partnership conference at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, April 26-30, 2015.

The Safety Marketing Group (SMG) is a network of the dominant industrial safety equipment distributors in North America. Its member companies are unified to furnish the dedicated customer service and flexibility provided best by independent entrepreneurs, owned and operating on a local level. The SMG is a corporation — organized as an industry cooperative — which is focused on group purchasing and group marketing of quality safety equipment products.

Members benefit from a management team which is drawn from leaders of the industry and which meets monthly. Active participation by all members is the key to reaching the SMG’s objectives.

The SMG members have combined annual sales in excess of one-half billion dollars and operate from more than 180 stocking locations through North America.

The SMG’s Preferred Supplier Partners

The SMG network carries close to 100,000 different items in inventory and does business with hundreds of manufacturers. A group of key, high-quality safety equipment and related product manufacturers have been selected as the SMG Preferred Suppliers. The member support of these manufacturers results in exceptional sales volume growth along with a number of other benefits and efficiencies.

Visit www.safetymarketinggroup.com