Editor's Note: Hope to see you in Indianapolis

July 23, 2017

The National Safety Council’s fiscal year ended in June, so as I write this in mid-July I’m also working on annual performance appraisals. I think many people find it to be a stressful process, especially those who are uncomfortable tooting their own horn.

When I emailed my self-review to my supervisor, I noted that “I find it easier to write about others than about myself.” Only after I hit send did it occur to me that anyone who reads my Editor’s Notes would be justified in letting out a snort if they read that sentence, considering that for years I’ve been sharing stories about myself – as well as family, friends, co-workers, chance acquaintances and even my mother’s neighbor’s dog.

So, to keep the ball rolling, here’s a bit more about me: I spent several years living in the Indianapolis area, and I’ll always have a soft spot for the Circle City. That’s why I’m pleased that the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo will take place in Indianapolis. (Click here for more pre-show coverage.) It’s the first time the city will play host to the Congress & Expo, and I’m confident it won’t be the last. With experience hosting events such as the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four, the city offers an easily navigable downtown area with plenty of restaurants, and things to see and do.

As always, the Safety+Health editorial team will be at the show, both to spend time at the S+H booth and to report on numerous events for the “show daily” newsletter we produce – with help from our colleagues back at headquarters – during the three days of the Expo (Sept. 25-27). If you’re attending the Congress & Expo and have a moment to stop by and see us (you’ll find us in booth #2712 across from the NSC Resource Center), we’d be glad to meet you.

Melissa J. Ruminski The opinions expressed in “Editor’s Note” do not necessarily reflect those of the National Safety Council or affiliated local Chapters.