2018 National Safety Council Congress

20 - 26 October 2018

Join ERM at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston this October.

Every year, the National Safety Council Congress & Expo brings together 14,000 safety, health, and environmental professionals from around the world to the cutting edge of trends, products, ideas and insights advancing health and safety at work, at home and on the road. This year, attendees will be given access to:

  • More breakthrough products at the expanded New Product Showcase.
  • More keynote sessions providing insights on emerging safety challenges and solutions.
  • More education with 125 Technical Sessions, Workshops, Professional Development Seminars and all-new Learning Labs.
  • More to discover from 1,100 companies showcasing the newest products and technology. 
  • More networking opportunities with 14,000 safety, health, and environmental professionals, thought leaders and industry experts.

Learn more about the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo

ERM at 2018 NSC Congress

ERM is a proud member of the Campbell Institute and sponsor of the Campbell Institute’s Executive Summit Reception during the conference. ERM Health & Safety Director Matthew Botzler and Steven Perkins will also be presenting a session with Matthew Boardman of Whirlpool.

No One Likes a Safety Cop
Tuesday, October 23; 3:30 - 4:30pm

One of the most potentially impactful roles you have as a safety leader - at any level within an organization - is your ability to coach and influence behavior change. However, talking to someone about his or her unsafe actions can be quite challenging. Despite our sincere efforts, we may end up playing the role of the “safety cop.” And no one likes a safety cop! This session will discuss why so many safety “interventions” fail, review some critical do’s and don’ts, and provide practical examples of how to have meaningful conversations with someone about their safety.

View the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo Conference at a Glance

ERM’s Presenters

Matthew Botzler, Health & Safety Director - Matthew is a Senior Project Manager based in ERM’s Malvern, Pennsylvania office. His primary focus has been in the practice of site investigation and remediation and has taken active roles in assisting with the management of contaminated sites for a wide range of industries including chemical, Oil and Gas, and light and heavy manufacturing. Matthew is also a practicing Health and Safety professional and currently serves as ERM’s H&S Director for the MidAtlantic and Northeast Business Units. He supports employee-training, implementation of health and safety programs and initiatives, risk assessment and mitigation, and management of safety related incidents.

Steven Perkins, Business Unit Health & Safety Director - Steven is the Health and Safety Director for ERM's Western US Business Units. He has 20 years of experience in EHS consulting and currently stewards ERM's global behavior based safety training program for new employees.


George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX United States

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