This year’s NSC Congress & Expo — the world's largest annual “must attend” event for safety, health and environmental professionals — is expected to draw more than 14,000EHS professionalsfrom numerous industries and from more than 60 countries. The theme: Safety — Putting the Pieces Together will look at the critical elements to achieve safety excellence.







This is your chance to: keep up-to-date on industry trends; evaluate new products and services and the expanding array of safety technology; engage with more than 900 exhibiting companies; and network on a global level — develop key business relationships with industry leaders.

Keynote presentations

Monday: “Safety: Putting the Pieces Together” with Major Dan Rooney (Ret.), F-16 Fighter Pilot, PGA professional, patriotic philanthropist and author (A Patriot’s Calling: Living Life  Between Fear and Faith); Deborah A.P. Hersman, President and CEO of the National Safety Council; and Jeff Woodbury, Chairman, Board of Directors, National Safety Council.

Executive Forum: “The Journey to Zero — From Aspiration to Commitment” with Kenneth Cochran, Senior Vice President of Operations, Arch Coal; Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins Inc.; and Andrew Peters, Corporate Sr. VP, Chief Safety Officer, AECOM.

Tuesday: “The Human Side of Injury Prevention” with E. Scott Geller, PhD , Senior Partner, Safety Performance Solutions, and Charlie Morecraft, President & CEO, Phoenix Safety Management.

“Temporary and Contract Workers — Best Practices in Protecting their Health and Safety” with  Dr. John Howard, MD, JD, MPH, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Dr. David Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and William Yoh, Chairman, Yoh, a Day & Zimmerman Company.

Wednesday: “Safe 4 the Right Reasons” with Dale Lesinski, QSSP Vice President, DiVal Safety Equipment.


Attend high quality educational opportunities including more than 100 Technical Sessions and your choice of one to four-day Professional Development Seminars, all designed to help you advance your career and help you perform your day-to-day job better.

Tracks include:

• Construction/Labor/Utilities

• Emerging Issues

• Executive Edge

• Fleet Driver & Transportation Safety

• Management, Leadership, Employee Engagement & Culture

• Operational/Technical/Regulatory

• Research to Practice

• Risk Reduction & Management

• Safety Management Systems

• Safety Performance Measurement

• Training

• Young Professionals


This is a partial list of technical session and workshop speakers: John Drebinger, Rodney Grieve, Terry Mathis, Corrie Pitzer, Shawn Galloway, Jim Spigener, Phil LaDuke, J. Nigel Ellis, Hugh Hoagland, Rober Pater, Chuck Pettinger, Bob Veazie, Larry Wilson, Skipper Kendrick, Richard Hawk


A partial list of education topics: Fall Prevention vs. Fall Protection, New Risk-Reduction Technique; Transportation Safety and Compliance Summit, Getting to Zero — Really?, Challenging Incident Investigation Paradigms, Advance Your Career from Safety Leader to Business Partner, Are You Willing to Get Fired?, Leading Safety Change, Human Performance: Busting the Myth of Human Error, “Deep Safe”: The Future of Safety, What Young Safety Professionals Need to Know, The Drones are Coming: Are You Ready?, The Real Cost of Safety, Predicting the Unpredictable: Leading Indicators & Risk Management Strategies on the Journey to Zero, When Smart People Do Dumb Things, Don’t Have Culture Shock, Have Culture Change, “Mindful Conversations” for Relationship-Based Safety, Delivering Shareholder Value in Safety and Beyond, How to Develop Safe Behaviors for Employees Working Alone, This Ain’t Your Normal Safety Training, Most Interesting OSHA Cases

Your host

 The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to make an impact where the most preventable injuries and deaths occur, in areas such as distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription opioid overdoses and beyond the workplace, particularly in our homes and communities. 

 Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the NSC relies on research to determine optimal solutions to safety issues. Its educational efforts aim to change behaviors by building awareness, providing training and sharing best practices.

Exploring San Diego

 California’s second largest city boasts more than 70 miles of majestic coastline and a gentle Mediterranean climate. Visitors can relax on one of the area’s many beaches, hike in the San Diego Mountains or explore San Diego’s thriving downtown districts like the historic Gaslamp Quarter, with its abundance of dining, shopping and cultural attractions all within walkable city blocks.

 A stroll along the Embarcadero and lunch at Seaport Village are also popular options, as is a visit to the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. Those who prefer a moving sea vessel can take a harbor cruise or sailing excursion. Catch the trolley for a quick ride to Balboa Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo or Old Town San Diego.

National Safety Congress & Expo at a glance:

WHAT: 2014 NSC Congress & Expo

WHERE: San Diego, California

WHEN: Congress: Sept. 13-19, 2014; Expo: Sept. 15-17, 2014

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