Previewing the 2006 National Safety Congress & Expo
San Diego Convention Center n San Diego, CA
Congress November 3-10; Expo November 6-8

For more information
National Safety Council

Expo hours

Monday, Nov. 6 n 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 7 n 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 8 n 9:30 am - 2:00 pm


The National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo is the largest annual event in the world of safety, health and the environment and is ranked among the Top 200 tradeshows in the nation.
Congress & Expo provides a forum for manufacturers and buyers of safety and health products and services to meet and gain knowledge. More than 180 technical sessions extend from broad-based cross discipline to industry-specific topics.
More than 750 companies are on display.

Keynote speakers

Dr. Jack Groppel
Vice Chairman
The Human Performance Institute
Opening Session
Monday, November 6, 2006
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Jack Groppel is an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, and an expert in fitness and nutrition. Dr. Groppel is the author of The Corporate Athlete book. He developed the Corporate Athlete® concept for his training program while serving as an associate professor of kinesiology and bioengineering at the University of Illinois, helping both business executives and athletes increase performance levels.

Alan C. McMillan
President and CEO
National Safety Council
Monday, November 6, 2006
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

David G. Dye (invited)
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor and Mine Safety and Health
Dr. John Howard (invited)
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. (invited)
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Monday, November 6, 2006
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Scott Geller, PhD
Charlie Morecraft
Motivational Keynote
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Jacqueline Glassman (Invited)
Acting Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator, Department of Transportation
Dr. Ileana Arias
Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Harold Stratton, Jr. (invited)
Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission
Off-the-Job Safety Keynote
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Technical sessions

Monday Nov. 6 - Wednesday Nov. 8
Among the offerings…
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Leading Organizational Change Through People-Based Safety
  • Leveraging Your Safety Management System
  • Implementing a Flex-N-Stretch Program
  • Minimizing Incidents in an Aging Workforce
  • Getting Through it and on With Our Jobs
  • Analysis of Incidents Involving Young Workers
  • Strategies For Reducing Workers’ Compensation Cost
  • Ergonomics Best Practices for Distribution Centers
  • Construction Emergency Response — Hurricane Katrina
  • Getting the Most Out of OSHA’s Web Site
  • A Global Health and Safety Competency Model
  • Most Interesting OSHA Cases
  • Safety Training for Hispanic and Recent Immigrants
  • Controlling Mold During New Building Construction
  • Activity Based Safety Management
  • Safety Training: Connecting to High Performance
  • A Revolution in Lockout — Machine Based to Task Based
  • U.S. Navy OSH Programs: Reducing Mishaps by 75%!
  • Under a Microscope: Nanotechnology Risks
  • Small Business, Machinery Self-Assessment Tools
  • Fighting Complacency – Reduction Techniques
  • The Fleet Excellence Process
  • Multiemployer Safety and Contractor Legal Defense
  • Transitional Return to Work
  • Ergonomic Risk Factors
  • Safety - The Link Between Work and Home
  • The Challenges of Implementing OHSAS 18001
  • Introduction to Human Performance Fundamentals
  • Disaster Recovery — How Do You Get Back to Work?
  • Preventing MSDs in an Aging Workforce
  • Want 35% Reduction of Your Ergo Costs Fast?
  • Severe Weather Planning and Preparedness
  • Environmental Regulations - An Overview for Beginners

The First Annual Hispanic Safety + Health Congress

The Hispanic worker is the fastest-growing addition to the American workforce. In fact, the Hispanic component of the American workforce is expected to almost triple by the year 2050.

Stay ahead of the curve and take advantage of this new Congress focusing on the challenges facing the Hispanic workforce.

This conference offers technical sessions in Spanish and simultaneously interpreted into English. The Hispanic Safety + Health Congress will add 32 training programs, technical sessions and seminars to NSC’s already comprehensive offerings. These new sessions have been designed by top industry leaders and will cover ideas and trends on topics of critical importance to Hispanic workers and their managers. Sessions offered in both English and Spanish will include:
  • Behavioral analysis
  • Latin American case studies
  • Fall protection
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Safety management systems
  • Productivity
  • Risk prediction
  • Supervision, motivation and leadership

Hot topics

Hazard Communication: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Aging Workforce/Young Workers: From Boomers to GEN M — Addressing the Differences

Safety Management Systems: Lean Six Sigma - Innovative Safety Management

Future Congress Dates

95th Congress October 12-19, 2007
Expo October 15-17, 2007

96th Congress September 19-26, 2008
Expo September 22-24, 2008