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.
CrowdPass is a health-clearance platform. Their intuitive web application is used for clearing attendees through the uploading of negative test results and/or full vaccination proof. CrowdPass' hosting server Heroku, is not only HIPAA compliant, but also has the following certifications: ISO 27001, 27017, 27018 as well as SOC 1, 2, and 3 Certified. You can rest assured that your data is safe and secure. In addition to the hosting server, the event host will not have access to see your private medical records on our system. Only trained staff will be able to review and approve. Within 30 days of the event's completion all of your data will be wiped from the database.

CrowdPass offers their service through a web platform that does not require any downloads for use. All attendees are required to submit their information through CrowdPass.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a registered participant prior to creating your Crowdpass account.

CrowdPass registration can be completed here. Attendees must register using the same email address used during event registration.

The Professional Developement Seminar will take place Tuesday, April 12 at the Charleston Area Convention Center.

The Expo floor is located in Hall C of the Charleston Convention Center.

Wednesday, April 14
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Dedicated Expo Hours*
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dedicated Expo Hours*

Thursday, April 15
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Dedicated Expo Hours*

The dress code is business casual.

The National Safety Council follows the guidelines established by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. By attending the 2022 NSC Southeast Safety Conference & Expo, you are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units, Continuance of Certification and Certification Maintenance Credits.

ABIH® Diplomates can claim CM credit for this event. Click here for more information.

BCSP does not pre-approve activities for Recertification credit. Conferences are awarded Recertification points based on the number of days (or CEUs awarded) in Category 6. Any pre/post conference workshops which are not included in the general conference registration receive separate credit under Category 7 based on contact hours/CEUs. The details about requirements and points awarded can be found in the Recertification Guide and Worksheet.

For more information, please contact:

  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP): (217) 359-9263
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (AIHA): (517) 321-2638
  • The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM): (928) 344-5221

Yes. All registrants must be 16 years of age or older. Regardless of affiliation, no one under 16 years of age (including infants) will be admitted to the 2022 NSC Southeast Safety Conference & Expo. THIS RULE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED. Persons 16 and over must register and pay the applicable fees in order to receive a badge. Proof of age may be requested.

This includes the Expo floor as well as Exhibitor move-in and move-out times.

No, it is not available to purchase. 
Yes, at this time the NSC Southeast Safety Conference & Expo will be held in-person. We are closely monitoring developments, mandates and best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local public health officials, and the Charleston Convention Center in Charleston for guidance on how best to ensure the safety and health of all exhibitors, attendees, partners and staff on-site at the show.  Review our Health & Safety guidelines. 

Registration Open!

Key Deadline Dates

  • Early Registration Deadline: Friday, February 11 - Save up to $70
  • Advance Registration Deadline: Friday, March 18 - Last chance to save (save up to $40)
Registration fees are listed here
No. Onsite registration will not be available.
Once you registration is complete, a confirmation will immediately be sent to your email address.
Badges will be distributed onsite at the Charleston Convention Center. 

Tuesday, April 12
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 14
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday, March 18, 2022 will be assessed the following cancellation fees: $50 for Conference & Expo and Expo Only; $25 for Professional Development Seminars (PDS). All cancellation requests must be emailed to sece@nsc.org; phone calls will not be accepted. Cancellations received after Friday, March 18, 2022 and no shows are non-refundable. For Substitutions/Name changes email sece@nsc.org  Changes can be made until the badge has been printed and verified. Discounts are not retroactive for previously registered attendees.
Lost badges will be replaced at the Onsite Registration Desk for $25.00 per badge. For identification and security purposes, badges must be worn at all functions.

Please call 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

The minimum booth size is 10' x 10' (100 square feet). Booths may be combined to create a larger space.

Exhibit Space Application must be submitted in order for booth to be assigned and invoice for full payment will be generated. 

Secure your booth today! Contact our exhibit sales team.

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403

bill.steinbach@nsc.org

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339

joe.valentino@nsc.org

Inline booth space rental: Each 10’ x 10’ includes an 8’ high draped backwall with 36” high draped side rails, a 7” x 44” ID sign with company name and booth number, std. carpet, one table, two chairs, one trash can.

Peninsula booth space rental: Each 20’x20’ includes 8’x 20’ high draped backwall and a 7” x 44” ID sign with company name and booth number, std. carpet, two tables, four chairs, two trash cans. Island booth space rental: Each 20’x30’ includes std. carpet, two tables, four chairs, two trash cans.

The Exhibitor Service Manual will be available January 2022.

Inline: Inline booths are most commonly 10’ wide and 10’ deep. No exhibit display products or signage may exceed 8’ in overall height. The maximum height of 8’ is permitted on the back 5’ section and a maximum height of 4’ is permitted on the front 5’ section.

When three or more inline booths are used as a single exhibit space, the 4’ height limitation is applied only to that portion of exhibit space which is within 10’ of an adjoining booth. A Corner inline booth is exposed to an aisle on one side. The same rules for Inlines apply to Corner inline booths. No hanging signs allowed. Peninsula: A Peninsula booth is 20’ wide by 20’ deep and shares a common backwall with other booths. Exhibit fixtures, components and signage built from the ground up will be permitted at a maximum height of 16’, without any backwall line of sight restrictions. No signage is permitted on the backside of the wall facing your neighbors. Backwalls must be finished or draped at the exhibitor’s expense. No hanging signs allowed.

Island: An Island booth, defined as 20’ wide x 30’ deep or larger, is exposed to aisles on all four sides of the booth with no adjacent neighbors. Exhibit fixtures, components and signage will be permitted up to a maximum height of 16’. No hanging signs allowed.

Most questions are answered in the online Exhibitor Manual availble January 2022.
Sales on the Expo floor are not recommended. However, you may take orders. If you choose to sell product, you are responsible for collecting and reporting local and state taxes to the South Carolina Department of Revenue. The City of Charleston may also require you as an exhibitor to obtain a business license.

Exhibitor move-in is Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All booths must be set up by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The warehouse and direct shipping addresses and labels are listed in the Shipping/Drayage Material Handling section of the Exhibitor Service Manual available January 2022.

Thank you for your interest, please contact one of our sales staff for more information.

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

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

Each 10’x10’ booth is entitled to 3 Expo only badges.  Add’l badges may be purchased.
Lead Retrieval information is in the Exhibitor Service Manual be available January 2022. 
No, you can make your hotel reservation first and then register later. Book Now.
No, $169 per night does not include taxes. 
Rates are quoted per person, per room, per night, unless otherwise specified. Additional people, children, rollaway beds and other items may be subject to additional charges. 
Hotel reservations may be made online here.
The reservation deadline is Friday, March 18. Rooms are on a first-come basis. Book your hotel. 
A deposit equal to the first nights room and tax will be charged at the time a guest makes a room reservation, and upon check-in, will be applied towards the guest’s bill.  Deposits paid by guests are refundable if notice is received by the hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.
Guests may cancel individual reservations up to 72 hours before arrival.
If you have any questions concerning your hotel accommodations, you should contact the hotel directly at (843) 747-1882. 
If you provided an email address while completing your online reservation, you will be sent a confirmation of reservation via email. Otherwise contact the hotel directly at (843) 747-1882.
If you have any questions concerning your hotel accommodations, you should contact the hotel directly 843-747-1882.