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The Chicagoland Safety, Health and Environmental Conference is being held September 18-21, 2017 at the Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University.

Founded in 1988, this once a year 4 day premier training conference has provided professional, timely and relevant training to thousands of people from the Chicagoland area and across the Midwest. Business owners, professional and civic association members, managers, safety committee members, HR managers, municipalities and others who have responsibilities related to safety, health, training, environmental management and OSHA/EPA compliance attend this premier training conference.

The conference is sponsored by local chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Alliance of Hazardous Material Professionals and planned in association with OSHA, National Safety Education Center and the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Media partners include Industrial Hygiene News and Daily Herald Business Ledger.

The Chicagoland Safety, Health and Environmental Conference offers a wide range of training topics relating to General Safety, Environmental management, OSHA/EPA compliance, Industrial Hygiene and Professional Development. Training sessions and workshops are 1.5 hour, 3 hour or all day and provide Basic, Intermediate and Advanced level training.

Workshops and training sessions include Safety Impact on Insurance, OSHA Update, When Stuff Hits the Fan, Employment Testing: What Could go Wrong, OSHA Recordkeeping, Import/Export, Illinois EPA New Industrial Stormwater Permit, Impending Workplace Safety and Health Liabilities-OSHA, WC, ADA and FLMA, Whistle Blower, Active Shooter, Temporary Worker, Are You Complying With OSHA, Clean Air Act Basics, OSHA Inspections and Reporting Requirements, and many more.

A complete list of the 75+ workshops and training sessions being offered at this year's conference can be found at www.chisafetyconf.org.

Early Bird fees are now available and conference attendance qualifies for CEU's.

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Presenters include OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists, university professors, lawyers, consultants, safety professionals, business owners, professional trainers, business and industry professionals, and others who have extensive knowledge and experience.

The 2016 conference drew over 400 people from 17 states and 89 Illinois communities. Session attendance was almost 1,800 people and the average class size was 21 people.

The Business EXPO on Wednesday features business owners and vendors from across the US as they showcase their latest products and services. An evening networking social with hors d'oeuvres follows the Business EXPO. Mr. Robert Sams travels from Australia to present the Keynote Address at the Thursday luncheon. Mr. Sams has more than 20 years' experience in the fields of risk, safety and organizational culture. Copies of his new book, Social Sensemaking, will be available.

Promotional support of the conference is provided each year by many State and local business, trade organizations, manufacturing associations and Chambers of Commerce. In 2016 these included the Three Rivers, Joliet Regional, Naperville and Hoffman Estates Chambers of Commerce, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, International Facility Managers Association, Valley Industrial Association, and Dupage Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The conference week concludes with the Chicagoland EHS Golf Outing on Friday September 22, 2017 at Village Greens Golf Course in Woodridge. This is a great fun event for golfers and non-golfers alike. Prizes and a coupon for a future free round of golf are included. To register or for information about event/ hole sponsorships, click the link on the conference website www.chisafetyconf.org .

For more information about the conference or golf outing, please contact Ken Orms at k.orms@att.net.

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