Yes, everyone exhibiting, attending and/or participating in any NSC affiliated meetings or events will need to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours of their first day at the event. Wirstbands will be distributed to those with correct documentation. Details to come regarding Health Passport, HIPPA compliant partner's app. 
Yes, onsite COVID testing will be available by appointment only, free of charge. Details to come.

The dress code is business casual.

For safety reasons closed toe shoes need to be worn at all times in the exhibit halls and docks during move in and move out. No access will be granted to the exhibit halls or docks if the shoe policy is not followed. No open-toed footwear, sandals or flip flops are allowed during Expo hours.

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2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo

Professional Development Seminars: Sept. 15-17
Congress & Expo: Sept. 19-21
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

No, you will receive one wristband for the entire event. It must be worn for the entire event.

 Convention Center Attendee Registration Hours:

Friday, October 8 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 9 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 10 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, October 11 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

To determine your member status with the National Safety Council, please contact NSC Customer Service at (855) 772-6993 or

Full Congress & Expo Registration
(Includes access to: Opening Session and Keynotes, Technical Sessions and Expo floor for 3-Days

Early Rate

Before July 23   

Advance Rate

July 24 - Sept. 10

Standard Rate

Sept. 11 and Beyond

NSC Member (5 - 10 attendees) $635 $774 $810
NSC Member (11 - 30 attendees) $600 $731 $765
NSC Member (31+ attendees) $564 $688 $720
NSC Non-Member (5 - 10 attendees) $765 $923 $990
NSC Non-Member (11 - 30 attendees) $723 $872 $935
NSC Non-Member (31+ attendees) $680 $820 $880

For more information and to register a group, please contact


No, each Professional Development Seminar (PDS) requires a separate registration fee that does not include access to the NSC 2021 Safety Congress & Expo, Opening Session, Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Networking opportunities or access to the Expo floor. 


Yes, Professional Development Seminars will be available, October 8-10 and 13-14 for an additional charge. Payment is for PDS' only and does not include Opening Session, Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Networking opportunities or access to the Expo floor.


No technical tours will be offered this year.


Yes, Continuing Education Units will be available. Click here for more information.


No one under 16 years of age is permitted to attend or to be on the Expo floor regardless of affiliation or circumstances. Proof of age is required.


Yes, once you register, you'll receive a confirmation email.

If you received an email confirmation, click on the link under "Manage My Registration" provided in confirmation email to make changes and/or select additional events.

If you have lost your confirmation email, please contact NSC Customer Service at (855) 772-6993 or


Badges will not be mailed in advance. We are in process of creating the safest experience for badge pick up in the Orange County Convention Center - West Building. Please check back for more details. 


Rolling Bags/ Suitcasing Policy: NSC does not permit solicitation from non-exhibiting companies. Attendees are not allowed to bring rolling bags/suitcases on the expo floor. Luggage check will be available onsite for non-permitted bags. Any individual observed participating in activities to solicit or sell products to event attendees without having a booth at the event will be asked to leave immediately.


For Substitutions/Name changes call 855-772-6993 or email Changes can be made until the badge has been printed and verified.

Cancellations received on or before September 17, 2021 will be assessed the following processing fees: $100 for Full Congress & Expo and Expo only registrations; $50 for Professional Development Seminars (PDS). All cancellation requests must be emailed to; phone calls will not be accepted. Cancellations received after September 17, 2021 and no shows are non-refundable. Discounts not retroactive for previously registered attendees.

For substitutions/name changes, email Changes can be made until the badge has been printed. NSC reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

NSC has the right to refuse or discontinue access to the NSC 2021 Safety Congress & Expo if the event’s established Safety+Health protocols and/or show policies are not being followed. In the event that access is refused or discontinued, the registrant is not eligible for a refund.

Discounts not retroactive for previously registered attendees. 

Yes. The most current version can be found here. (Available booths are in blue)

The minimum booth size is 10' x 10' (100 square feet). Booths may be combined to create a larger space.

This cost is $27.50 per square foot for NSC Members, $28.50 per square foot for Non-Members. A 10' x 10' is $2,750.00 for NSC Members. If you are assigned a corner, you will be charged an additional $100.00 per corner.

A 10' x 10' booth rental package is available for $5,050.00. This package includes a hard wall booth structure in addition to the booth space cost.

Payment must accompany the Exhibit Space Application in order for booths to be assigned. Payment can be made by check (US funds), money order, wire transfer, or credit card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.


Inline Booth – an 8' high x 10’ wide backwall drape, 3' high side rail drape, a 7" x 44" and identification sign.

Peninsula Booth - (20' x 20' that backs up to inline booths or another Peninsula booth) – an 8' high x 20’ wide backwall drape on common back wall, a 7" x 44"  and identification sign.

Island Booth -  (minimum 20' x 30').

All booths also include five (5) badges (1 Full Congress and 4 Expo only) per 10' x 10' space, listing on the NSC Safety Congress & Expo website, listing Final Program, listing in Safety+Health magazine, and complimentary Exhibitor Guest Passes.

Additional items such as furniture, carpet, labor, storage of boxes and crates, shipping and other services can be ordered through our general contractor, GES.

Height restrictions are based on the type of booth you have purchased.

Please refer to the 2021 Display regulations located in the Terms & Conditions/Rules & Regs.


Most questions about fixtures, electricity, shipping, etc. will be answered in the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Exhibitor Manual (Coming in June 2021).

Sales are not recommended on the Expo floor. However, you may take orders. If you choose to sell product you are responsible for collecting and reporting local and state taxes to the Florida Department of Revenue.

Camera-type devices or knives must be orders only. Cash and carry will not be permitted.


General move-in begins Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10.

Installation of Exhibits/Move-In

Friday, October 8: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 9: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 10: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All booths must be set by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Please note: Closed toe shoes need to be worn at all times in the exhibit halls and docks during move in and move out. No access will be granted to the exhibit halls or docks if the shoe policy is not followed. No open-toed footwear, sandals or flip flops are allowed during Expo hours.

Thank you for your interest, please contact us:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339

The 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Exhibitor Manual will be available June 2021.  

Each exhibiting company is entitled to 5 complimentary exhibitor badges for each 100 square feet of booth space. The allotment is 1 Full Congress badge and 4 Expo Only badges.

Full Congress includes:

  • Admission to the Expo floor
  • Opening Session
  • Keynotes
  • 3 days of Technical Sessions 

"Expo Only" includes:

  • Exhibitor admission to Expo floor
  • Opening Session


No one under 16 years of age is permitted to attend or to be on the Expo floor regardless of affiliation or circumstances. Proof of age is required.


Badges can be reproduced at the exhibitor registration counters for a $100.00 processing fee. Photo ID is required.


Per the Exhibit Space Application and Contract, Exhibitors are NOT allowed to hold any type of meeting or function during Expo hours. Meeting space (many with food & beverage minimums or room rental) will be available at many of the official 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo hotels during NON-Expo hours and must be requested through the online NSC Meetings Space Request Form.

Lead retrieval and the 2021 NSC Attendee List may be ordered through CDS. More information to come by June 2021

The Attendee List may only be purchased by contracted Exhibitors. The Attendee List contains mailing information only and may only be used once.


No, the National Safety Council member list is not for sale.  However, a large number of NSC members do attend the NSC Congress & Expo. Exhibitors only may purchase the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Attendee Mailing List.


The warehouse and direct shipping addresses and labels are listed in the Shipping, Drayage and Material Handling section of your Exhibitor Service Manual which will be available in June 2021.

Exhibitor registration will open in June 2021.


Thank you for your interest! Please contact a member of our Exhibit Sales Team:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339

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