The full NSC COVID-19 Health and Safety Event Management Procedure can be accessed here

The general health of our attendees maintains our top priority. NSC continues to evaluate the COVID-19 pandemic and the level of risk to our employees, customers and visitors, their families and the community at large. The risk of serious illness or hospitalization as a result of COVID-19 infection has significantly decreased in the US over the last several months. Therefore, after consulting the latest CDC guidance, we adjusted our procedures to align with the current situation while creating a safe and inclusive event experience.

Yes. Everyone exhibiting, attending or participating in NSC-affiliated meetings must provide a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of the start of the event or provide proof of full vaccination by uploading an image of a government issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.  Attendees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) OR two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).

Vaccinations are an effective method of preventing contraction and transmission of COVID-19. Breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals are rare and vaccinated individuals are less likely to pass on the illness to others if they are infected, according to the CDC.

PCR test results are required for entry into the event. We encourage all attendees to make proper arrangements as it may take several days to receive your results. We are requiring a negative test result within 72 hours of the event. 

No. Onsite testing will not be available.  

At this time, you are not required to wear a face covering/mask. NSC is aligned with CDC guidelines and will base requirements on event location and community risk. Attendees should be prepared to wear a properly fitting face covering, as face coverings may be required if community risk of COVID-19 is “high.”

Yes. During the registration process all attendees, exhibitors and speakers must confirm understanding and acknowledge the risk of exposure and contraction of potentially dangerous diseases, including COVID-19, by attending the event. All must also agree to release NSC of any liability related to attendance.

The 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo will take place September 16-22.

Professional Development Seminars: September 16-18 and 21-22
Congress & Expo: September 19-21
San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, CA
congress.nsc.org

Yes. Shuttle buses will be available to and from certain hotels.  Health and Safety guidelines will be followed on buses. 

The dress code is business casual.

For your safety during move-in and move-out, closed toed-shoes must be worn at all times in the exhibit halls and docks. Open-toed footwear, sandals or flip-flops are not allowed. Access to the exhibit halls or docks will not be granted unless the shoe policy is followed.

Expo Hours

Monday, Sept. 19

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dedicated Expo Hours*

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dedicated Expo Hours* 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dedicated Expo Hours* 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

*Dedicated Expo Hours - Allow uniterrupted conversations. No scheduled educational sessions
taking place during this time. 

2023 NSC Safety Congress & Expo

Professional Development Seminars: October 20 - 23 and 25-26
Congress & Expo: October 23-25
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

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.  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.

 

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.


 
Onsite registration will not be available.

Please note you're unable to register onsite. Only preregistered/paid attendees will be able to enter to pick up their badge and Congress materials

 Lobby D San Diego Convention Center Registration Hours :

Friday, Sept. 16 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 19 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept.  20 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 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 customerservice@nsc.org.


 

Group Rates are available on Full Safety Congress & Expo pricing only for companies who register five or more employees. To participate, please contact congress.expo@nsc.org before Friday, Aug. 12.

Full Safety Congress & Expo Registration

Early Rate
Before June 24   

Advance Rate
June 25 - Aug. 12

Standard Rate
Aug. 13 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 $871 $935
NSC Non-Member (31+ attendees) $680 $820 $880


 

No. Each Professional Development Seminar (PDS) requires a separate registration fee that does not include access to the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo, Opening Session, Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Networking opportunities or access to the Expo floor. 


 

Yes. Professional Development Seminars will be available, September 16-18 and 21-22 for an additional charge. Registering for a PDS does not include Opening Session, Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Networking opportunities or access to the Expo floor.


 

No. Technical tours will not be available this year.


 

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


 

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 nationalsafetycouncil@xpressreg.net or (774) 247- 4017.


 

Badges will not be mailed in advance. We are in process of creating the safest experience for badge pick up in the San Diego Convention Center Lobby D. 


 
There will be no onsite registration option. Only preregistered/paid attendees will be able to enter.

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


 
For Substitutions/Name changes call 774-247-4017 or email: NationalSafetyCouncil@xpressreg.net. Changes can be made until the badge has been printed and verified.
 

Yes. We are still providing a show badge. Once onsite, please visit the registration area in San Diego Convention Center Lobby D.

Friday, Sept. 16 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 19 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept.  20 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cancellations received on or before Friday, August 19, 2022 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 congressrefunds@nsc.org; phone calls will not be accepted. Cancellations received after Friday, August 19, 2022 and no shows are non-refundable. Discounts not retroactive for previously registered attendees.

For substitutions/name changes, email NationalSafetyCouncil@xpressreg.net or call 774-247-4017. 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 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo if the event’s established health and safety guidelines 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. 

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 $5,300. 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 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 2022 Display regulations located in the Terms & Conditions/Rules & Regs.


 

Most questions about fixtures, electricity, shipping, etc. will be answered in the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Exhibitor Manual. Available June 2022.

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 California Department of Revenue.

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


 

General move-in begins Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18.

Installation of Exhibits/Move-In

  • Friday, September 16: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 17: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 18: 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

bill.steinbach@nsc.org

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339

joe.valentino@nsc.org

Exhibitor Manual will be available June 2022.  

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

 

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


 

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.


 

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 2022 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 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Attendee list may be ordered through CDS. Information can be found in the Exhibitor Resource Center (opens June)

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 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Attendee Mailing List.


 

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

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403
bill.steinbach@nsc.org

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339
joe.valentino@nsc.org


 

You will be able to register for exhibitor badges in the Exhibitor Resource Center (Opens July).


 

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

Please allow for social distancing. We recommend one-way entrances and exits for island and peninsula booths.

Yes, per industry guidelines no more than 3 people in a 100 sq ft (10’x10’) booth. 

To calculate the maximum occupancy of a booth at any given time, divide the gross square footage of the booth by 28.3 (sq ft).

Exhibitors are required to have floor covering in their booth; you have the option to purchase carpet through GES or bring your own.

NSC will be carpeting the show aisles and sanitizing nightly.

Exhibitors may not serve food or beverages to in their booths. Food Service will be located in the hall. Several different food options by Centerplate will be available. Tables and seating will be distanced and sanitized frequently throughout the show days.

The 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo is planning to have the safety and health measures in place:

  • 10’ aisles with a few 20’ cross aisles
  • Separate Expo floor entrances and exits
  • One way aisles
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the Expo floor
  • Roaming Safety Ambassadors who will monitor and enforce safety and health compliance

Hotel Reservations can be made here.

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotel rooming lists are transferred to each hotel approx. 21 days out; it’s up to the hotel to charge your credit card.


 

No, however once you complete your registration; you have an opportunity to book a hotel online. For best availability and the lowest rates, book your hotel rooms before August 22.  A credit card will be required to hold the reservation. 

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotel rooming lists are transferred to each hotel approx. 21 days out; it’s up to the hotel to charge your credit card.


 

A credit card will be required to hold the reservation. 

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotel rooming lists are transferred to each hotel approx. 21 days out; it’s up to the hotel to charge your credit card.

Your email confirmation provides you with several methods to request a change on your reservation.

Hotel cancellation policies vary.  Please refer to your confirmation for full policy details.


 

Yes, an email confirmation will be sent from onPeak within 24 hours.


 

Yes, however, most hotels have very specific requirements regarding the use of a credit card number that is not issued in your name. All hotels will require the following:

  1. The completion of a credit card authorization form that you will need to request directly from the hotel where you have reserved your room.
  2. The individuals authorized to use this credit card will need to complete the form and fax it back to the hotel along with a copy of the front and back of the credit card.
  3. In most cases, the hotel will also require a copy of the credit card signer's driver's license.

If you know in advance that you will be using your company's credit card, please request a credit card authorization form from the hotel as soon as you have received your confirmation from onPeak.