Convention NewsIt’s not too early to start marking your calendar and gathering information about the professional conferences you plan on attending in 2014.

Here’s a sampling of the occupational safety and health-related conventions scheduled for this year.

March 13-15:
2014 Annual Hearing Conference in Las Vegas

The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) meets at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

Workshops and sessions include:

  • The Audiogram – How to Use it
  • Effective Hearing Protection
  • Hearing Conservation Regulations & HIPAA
  • Practical Noise Control

The keynote speaker will be Richard Danielson, Ph.D., NASA/Johnson Space Center. Danielson will speak on: "Hearing Loss Prevention is a Long Duration Mission."

Click here for more information.

March 16-18:
2014 International Glove Association Symposium in Orlando

The International Glove Association (IGA) will hold its annual gathering at the Yacht Club of Disney World in Orlando Florida.
On the agenda:

  • glove industry Trends
  • textile industry advancements
  • economic overview
  • marketing tools
  • government regulations

For more information, please contact the IGA offices at (814)328-5208 or email Patty Burdge:


March 17-19:
2014 SPE International Conference on Health, Safety and the Environment

The Society of Petroleum Engineers will hold its conference at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. More than 1,700 health, safety, and environment professionals, working in and beyond the oil and gas sector, are expected to attend.

This year’s theme is “The Journey Continues.” This conference is the E&P industry’s premier international event highlighting HSE best practices and challenges. The goal: to reach beyond the industry by introducing relatable presentations, special topical sessions, and networking opportunities.

Topics covered:

  • Health and the working environment
  • Personal safety
  • Security and emergency response
  • HSE management
  • Environment
  • Social Responsibility

Click here for more information.

May 7-9:
OS+H ASIA 2014 in Singapore

The Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition for Asia will be held at the Suntec Singapore International Exhibition and Convention Center.

OS+H Asia provides a broad and comprehensive selection of new products, technologies, services and solutions applicable in diverse industries.

So far, 3M Singapore Pte Ltd, BIS International Pte Ltd, Brady Corporation Asia Pte Ltd and QMT Industrial & Safety Pte Ltd are among the companies who have confirmed their participation in OS+H Asia 2014.

The exhibits at OS+H Asia 2014 will be complemented by the Singapore WSH Conference 2014 (organized by Singapore’s WSH Council, Ministry of Manpower and WSH Institute), the IPAF Asia Conference 2014 (organized by the International Powered Access Federation) and the Forum on Workplace Safety and Health (co-organized by the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers and Messe Düsseldorf Asia).

For further information e-mail: or visit

May 31-June 5:
AIHce 2014 + Stewardship, San Antonio Texas

Co-sponsors American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and American Council of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACHIG) will hold AIHce activities at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and social events at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel.

Top Reasons to Attend AIHce 2014:

  • Technical Sessions and PDCs
  • AIHce On Demand: a multimedia library of Technical Sessions included in all “Premier” registration categories
  • Complimentary online abstracts of technical papers, including posters
  • Networking opportunities
  • An Expo featuring 250+ companies offering industry products and services
  • Six days of idea generation that will help safety professionals address challenges, work more effectively, drive revenue, and improve the bottom line
  • Earn up to 52 CM credit hours

Important Dates:

March 14: Early Registration deadline
May 15: Advance Registration deadline

Click here for more information.

June 8-11:
Safety 2014 in Orlando

The American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) Safety 2014 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in the Orlando Convention Center is expected to attract more than 4,500 safety professionals and 500 exhibitors.

Activities include:

  • 250+ Peer-reviewed sessions
  • 60+ Pre and post conference seminars
  • 30+ Subject areas
  • Roundtables
  • Interactive research presentations
  • Technical tours

There's also an Executive Summit Panel consisting of CEOs, presidents and vice presidents from a range of industries who provides a valuable view of safety, expert advice and firsthand testimonials.

Click here for details.

Sept. 13-19:
2014 National Safety Conference Congress & Expo in San Diego

The conference itself will take place from Sept. 13-19, while the Expo will be from Sept. 15-17 Expo

With the conference months away, there’s little information available online yet.

However, people interested in submitting proposals for presentations (Technical Sessions and Professional Development Seminars) must do so by Friday, January 31, 2014 via this web form.

Check back here for more information.