Top Safety Conferences 2018

***UPDATE: Our list of 2023 EHS Conferences is now available.***

Attending safety conferences is one of the best ways to stay on top of EHS trends and become a leader in your field.

To help you find just the right conference, we’ve rounded up 30 of the top safety conferences of 2018.

You'll find conferences focusing on regulation, compliance, technology, training, behavior-based safety, risk management, strategy, safety products, networking, and more.  

We’ve listed our top 30 safety conferences in chronological order to help you plan your 2018 calendar.

Be sure to bookmark this post! While there are 30 confirmed events in the list, we’ll update it with additional conference details when they become available.

Scroll through the list, or use the links below to jump to a specific date: 

January Safety Conferences

AGC Safety & Health Conference

January 10-12, 2018

Long Beach, CA

Welcome to the AGC Safety & Health Conference.  Please join us on Jan. 10-12, 2018, in Long Beach, CA and participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both at the national and local level, assist in the development and creation of new safety training programs and products, and hear the latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts.

February Safety Conferences

North Dakota Safety Council’s 45th Annual Safety & Health Conference

February 21-23, 2018

Bismarck, North Dakota

The NDSC's Conference is the region's largest, most innovative safety event. The 2018 show promises to be jam-packed with new speakers, leading-edge safety concepts, and valuable networking time for professionals from any industry.

Whether you're new to the conference or a long-time attendee, a safety professional or a product sales rep, this is an affordable event you won't want to miss!


Safety Champions Conference

February 25-27, 2018

Scottsdale, AZ

Join us for the 2018 Safety Champions Conference to share information and ideas. The conference is open to all members who contribute to SMOHIT and are approved by their business manager.  This conference is a continuing plan to help create an improved safety culture in the sheet metal industry.


March Safety Conferences

Utah Safety Conference & Expo

March 5-6, 2018

Salt Lake City, UT

This annual safety conference will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics, keynote speakers, networking luncheons, and an expo highlighting the latest in safety products and services. This conference will provide you with a great opportunity to network with others while learning from presenters and keynote speakers. We believe this is just one more way we can help you meet your safety needs.

2018 EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference

March 6-7, 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida

NAEM's EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference is the premier software event designed to meet the needs of corporate EHS and sustainability leaders. NAEM's conference is the best opportunity to meet with the leading solution providers in one place and to hear from fellow users who manage these systems on a daily basis.

Note: Don’t miss Berkshire Hathaway Energy — NV Energy Division’s presentation on how the Perillon system helped them increase data collection and analysis of incidents/near misses in order to identify early indicators of high risk areas.

Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

March 7-9, 2018

Columbus, OH

BWC’s Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the largest and longest-running occupational safety, health and workers’ compensation event in the Midwest. More than 7,000 representatives from businesses, organizations and government entities attend the three-day event. They learn techniques for injury and illness prevention, rehabilitation, return-to-work and cost savings. They also shop for services, industrial supplies, safety equipment and gear in the Expo Marketplace.

2018 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo

March 12-14, 2018

Indianapolis, IN

The 2018 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo is filled with need-to-know training to keep your employees and colleagues safe on the job site. Featuring more than 70 breakout sessions and more than 100 exhibitors and sponsors, this is a conference you do not want to miss!

Safety in Action 2018

March 14-16

Orlando, FL

Safety in Action is the only conference dedicated to the teams and leaders who drive workplace safety. Learn solutions, be inspired, connect with pros.

April Safety Conferences

Western Conference on Safety

April 9-10, 2018

Vancouver, BC

The Western Conference on Safety is the largest Occupational Health & Safety Conference in Western Canada. Now in its 23rd year and featuring 2 keynote presentations, 20 conference seminars, 5 post conference courses and 80 safety tradeshow booths this year’s conference promises to be the biggest and best yet. Last year’s 2017 Western Conference on Safety sold out with more than 1000 attendees, 180 exhibitor staff, and 30 speakers. Each year the advisory committee travel across Canada and the USA to find the most interesting, latest and best sessions and bring them to Vancouver.

48th Annual New Hampshire Safety & Health Conference

April 10-11, 2018

Radisson Nashua, NH

Featuring breakout sessions on timely safety & health topics, vendor hall with the latest in products and service, and CEU credits.

Iowa-Illinois Safety Council 65th Annual Professional Development Conference & Expo

April 11-13, 2018

Coralville, IA

Iowa-Illinois Safety Council's Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo (PDC) brings together Safety, Health, and Environmental professionals from Illinois, Iowa, and even nationwide!   IISC's PDC is unique to Illinois and Iowa and continues to meet the needs of SHE professionals.  

Education is the focal point with over 40 sessions providing the very best educational opportunity in Illinois and Iowa in relation to safety, health, and environmental topics - Occupational S&H Tracks, Workers' Comp Track, and Environmental Track.  In addition, networking opportunities are unmatched in the Illinois-Iowa region and the expo portion of IISC's PDC brings you the best of the best vendors with new ideas, resources, and technology.  

2018 NSC Southern Safety Conference & Expo

April 11-13, 2018

New Orleans, LA

The NSC Southern Safety Conference & Expo (formerly known as the Texas Safety Conference & Expo) is an annual event for safety professionals looking to improve safety in their organization. For more than 75 years, professionals like you have turned to this event for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities and the tried and true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.

BLR Safety Summit

April 16-18, 2018

Orlando, FL

Safety Summit is the nation’s leading safety conference to experience inspiring keynotes, best practice-rich general sessions, and targeted tracked sessions on the latest risk management/OSHA compliance developments and practical, use-them-now strategies on how to improve safety performance at your organization.

76th Annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference and Exposition

April 16-18, 2018

Wisconsin Dells, WI

The conference will feature pre-conference professional development courses, young professionals track, advanced safety professionals track, live demos, and an evening networking reception.

88th Annual Michigan Safety Conference

April 17-18, 2018

The Michigan Safety Conference is a two-day world class health and safety training event, held every Spring.  Training is targeted at workplace health and safety issues.  All businesses in Michigan are encouraged to send their employees responsible for health, safety and risk management operations.

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May Safety Conferences

Minnesota Safety & Health Conference

May 8-10, 2018

Minneapolis, MN

Planning is well underway for the 84th annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, May 8-10, 2018! We know you'll benefit from all of our conference speakers, and our keynoters will definitely kickstart your day!

2018 EHS Compliance Management Conference

May 15-17, 2018

Austin, Texas

The basis of an effective EHS program remains the strength of its management system and how thoroughly it is integrated into business practices. Focusing on the core of EHS responsibilities, this conference will bring together a diverse group of EHS professionals to discuss the most effective ways to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.

NECA Safety Professionals Conference

May 21-23, 2018

Louisville, KY

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)’s Safety Professionals Conference (NSPC) is the electrical construction industry’s premier annual safety event and continues to experience unprecedented growth. The NSPC will provide attendees with the most up-to-date information on regulation, compliance, management techniques and standards development that impact safety and health in the electrical construction industry. All technical sessions are educational in nature and presented by experienced safety professionals.

June Safety Conferences

ASSE Safety 2018

June 3-6, 2018

Austin, TX

Over 5,000 OSH professionals will come together to learn about best practices, case studies, the latest technology and how to advance their safety efforts.

July Safety Conferences

Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference

July 18-20, 2018

Tulsa, OK

The Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference is Oklahoma’s only must attend event for safety, health, human resources, and environmental professionals. For over 50 years, professionals have turned to this event for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities, and for products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.

August Safety Conferences

2018 Safety+ Symposium and Tennessee Safety & Health Conference

August 28-31, 2018

Nashville, Tennessee

The collaboration of these two top conferences means more exhibits, more diverse workshops, and the opportunity to network with an even greater number of safety & health professionals and speakers. Learn more about your profession and bring lasting benefit to yourself and your company when you attend the Tennessee Safety & Health Conference in Nashville.

September Safety Conferences

OSHA Construction Safety & Health Conference

September 13-14, 2018

Houston, TX

The OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference will provide an ideal forum to learn about new and ever changing safety products, processes, procedures and technology in the construction industry. You will have the opportunity to network with construction safety professionals, technical experts, regulators and executives to exchange new ideas and concepts related to construction safety. Attend informative sessions, presented by respected safety professionals and specifically focused on current construction safety issues.

91st Annual Maine Safety Conference

September 18-20, 2018

Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME

October Safety Conferences

2018 NSC Congress & Expo

October 20-26, 2018

Houston, TX

The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

The National Safety Council Congress & Expo is the world's premier annual event, bringing together 14,000 safety, health, and environmental professionals.

2018 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

October 23-26, 2018

Louisville Marriott Downtown; Louisville, Kentucky

NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. Celebrating its 25th year, NAEM's annual conference has been the premiere event dedicated to best practice-sharing for those developing and integrating strategic environmental, health and safety programs within companies. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you've learned.

November Safety Conferences

World Safety Conference

November 5-7, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

Injuries and violence are a major public health burden across the globe. The 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2018) will bring together over 1000 of the world's leading researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and activists to share information and experiences and to discuss solutions. Conference major theme is “Advancing injury and violence prevention towards SDGs.

2018 Safety Leadership Conference

November 6-8, 2018

Louisville, KY

EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference is the premier education and networking opportunity for leaders in occupational safety and health, compliance and risk management. The 2018 Safety Leadership Conference will focus on four tracks: safety and risk management, compliance, construction and safety technology.

Nebraska Safety & Health Summit

November 8, 2018

Location TBD

The National Safety Council, Nebraska (NSCN) Safety & Health Summit is one of the Midwest’s largest annual "must attend" events for safety, health, human resources, and environmental professionals. For over 30 years, professionals have turned to this event for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities, and for products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.

December Safety Conferences

OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference

December 4-5, 2018

Houston, TX

The purpose of the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference, and the goal of both OSHA and the Oil and Gas Industry, is to make work sites a safe and healthy place. This conference gathers key decision-makers within management and executive positions to foster a better understanding of how industry and OSHA can work together to improve safety performance through cooperation, best practices, knowledge sharing and relationship building.



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