Editor's Note

Editor's Note: A fast-approaching opportunity

I feel privileged to be part of the committee that selects the Technical Sessions that take place at the annual NSC Safety Congress & Expo. I always look forward to the meeting because several highly respected safety pros generously volunteer their time, providing National Safety Council staff like me with important from-the-field perspective, expertise and insight. I learn a lot from them.

Preparations for this year’s Congress & Expo – set for Oct. 20-26 in New Orleans – have long been underway, and the educational committee met in early March. One of the things that stood out to me was the general consensus among the safety pros that, after the past few years of uncertainty about travel, people in the safety community are ready to get out and spend time together.

If you’re one of them, here’s a fast-approaching opportunity: NSC’s 2023 Spring Safety Conference & Expo will take place May 17-19 in Indianapolis. The event features more than 20 educational sessions – including traditional Technical Sessions, shorter Learning Labs and in-depth Professional Development Seminars that can earn you continuing education units. In addition, over 100 exhibitors will be showcasing their products and services on the Expo Floor.

To people who live in the Indianapolis area (I was one in the ’90s), May is known as “race month” because of all the excitement and activity surrounding the legendary Indianapolis 500 auto race. It’s a great time to visit and be part of all that energy while doing something good for your career and the workers you protect. To learn more, check out some highlights, and keep an eye out for a pre-show episode of our On the Safe Side podcast hosted by Safety+Health’s own Barry Bottino. 

Melissa J. Ruminski 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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