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Hope to see you in Philadelphia

September 1, 2011

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This month’s issue of Safety+Health devotes a large portion of editorial space to the National Safety Council’s 2011 Congress & Expo.

Following stints in Orlando in 2009 and San Diego in 2010, Congress & Expo is heading northeast this year to Philadelphia and the recently expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new people whose employers’ tight budgets may have prevented them from attending in recent years. (I’m told Philly is a very manageable train ride from D.C., New York and other major metropolitan areas.)

Although the S+H staff will attend as many sessions and keynotes as possible, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 our base camp will be Booth #2012 on the Expo Floor, near the NSC Resource Center. We try to spend as much time as we can in the booth, so if you’re around, please stop by and tell us what you like about the magazine and what we can do to improve.

Congress & Expo dominates this month’s issue, yet we would be remiss if we failed to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Although we regularly follow and report in our “In the News” and “Industry Beat” sections any occupational safety and health news regarding 9/11 and its aftermath, this month, Senior Associate Editor Kyle W. Morrison and Associate Editor Ashley Johnson take a slightly longer look at two topics related to those events of a decade ago: first responder safety and anti-terrorism standards for chemical facilities. The articles are prefaced by an introduction that references the results of a survey we emailed to a portion of the S+H readership; our thanks to those who responded.

The opinions expressed in "Editor's Note" do not necessarily reflect those of the National Safety Council or affiliated local Chapters.

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