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2013 National Safety Council Congress & Expo looks toward the future of safety

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is hosting its 2013 NSC Congress & Expo in Chicago, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. This year's event, Leading Safety into the Future, will take a look forward at the challenges those in the safety field will be facing and how the industry can work together to progress on the Journey to Safety Excellence and ultimately save more lives and prevent more injuries.


"We are very excited for the 2013 NSC Congress & Expo," said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO at NSC. "As we look to the future, we know incredible safety improvements are possible when we come together, share best practices and challenge one another to continuously improve."

Keynotes for this year's event include Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission, during the Opening Session and Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, who will be addressing the hidden epidemic of prescription drug overdose.

Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor and Health at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Paul O'Neill, 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury will all be participating in an Occupational keynote on the future of workplace safety and the impact on the safety profession.

Special thanks to the Council's Centennial sponsors which include: The Dow Chemical Company, ExxonMobil, GPIC, UL, Chrysler UAW, Georgia-Pacific/Koch Industries, PPL-Pennsylvania Power & Light and URS.

About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council,, 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 in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.

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