The National Safety Council is hosting its annual NSC Congress & Expo in Indianapolis September 23-27. This year’s event, Racing to Zero – Safety that Works, features more than 1,100 exhibitors, more than 125 educational seminars and five keynote sessions, giving attendees access to unparalleled resources to improve safety.

“With workplace deaths at their highest level in nearly a decade, safety professionals look to best practices, innovative products and world-class education,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “The goal of the NSC Congress & Expo each year is to provide the tools and training to ensure organizations develop a culture of safety excellence.”

Keynotes for this year’s event include Kyle Petty, NASCAR driver and business executive; Bonnie St. John, Paralympic ski medalist and former Rhodes Scholar; Laura Ambrose, global director of EH&S operations at The Dow Chemical Company; Donald K. Martin, senior vice president of DEKRA/BST; Peter Waite, senior director of global health, safety and environment at Eli Lilly and Company; Tim Page-Bottorff, senior safety consultant, and Larry Wilson, CEO, both of SafeStart; and Corey Pitzer, CEO of SAFEmap International.

Hot technical session topics include:

  • Preventing bullying, harassment and violence
  • Safety culture in a multigenerational workforce 
  • Pain medications in the workplace
  • Best practices for a temporary workforce.

OSHA also will announce its annual list of the Top 10 most cited violations for fiscal year 2017.