Yes, everyone exhibiting, attending and/or participating in the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo and NSC affiliated meetings must show proof of vaccination. Review our Safety & Health guidelines.

Vaccinations are an effective method of preventing contraction and transmission of COVID-19. Breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals are extremely rare and vaccinated individuals are less likely to pass on the illness to others if they are infected, according to the CDC. We are also working to manage risk by layering controls including vaccination, testing, face masks, distancing, sanitation, and all other steps detailed in our event procedure.

Yes, face masks are mandatory for everyone exhibiting and attending as well as participating in any NSC affiliated meeting or event. Neck gaiters, bandanas and face shields are not allowed.  Additional details and guidelines on acceptable Face masks can be found here.

Yes, during the registration process (as an attendee, exhibitor or speaker) there's an area where you identify that you understand and acknowledge that you risk exposure to and contraction of potentially dangerous disease (COVID-19), by attending the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo. You understand and acknowledge the risks associated with diseases and viruses and you are fully aware that exposure may result in, including without limitation, infection, illiness, injury, or otherwise. In consideration of the above, you hereby release National Safety Council of any liability related to your 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

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, October 11

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

Dedicated Expo Hours*

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

Tuesday, October 12

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

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

Wednesday, October 13

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. 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.


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.


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 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.


Thank you for your interest, please contact us:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339

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


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.

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.


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

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339


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
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