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Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference is being held September 18-21, 2017 at the Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University. Registration is now open at Conference attendees include Business owners and managers, plant managers, professional and civic association members, municipalities, consultants, Risk Management professionals, Project Managers, Loss Control Specialists, safety committee members, HR managers, corporate executives, shop foremen, lawyers, and professional trainers.

The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference is the once a year premier training event for timely and expert training for OSHA/EPA compliance, general safety, industrial hygiene, environmental management and professional development.  Each year since 1988, hundreds of people attend the conference.  The 2016 conference drew over 400 people from 17 states and 89 Illinois communities.

The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference offers a wide range of topics relating to General Safety, Environmental Management, OSHA/EPA compliance, Industrial Hygiene and Professional Development. Training sessions and workshops are 1.5 hours, 3 hours or all day and provide basic, intermediate and advanced level training.  Presenters include OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists, university professors, lawyers, consultants, safety professionals, business owners, professional trainers, business and industry professionals a, and others who have extensive knowledge and experience. The 2016 conference session attendance was almost 1,800 people and the average class size was 21 people.   

This year’s wide ranging training topics include Safety Impact on Insurance Cost, OSHA Recordkeeping Rule, Clean Air Basics, Employment Testing, Temporary Workers, Illinois EPA’s New Industrial Stormwater Permit, Are You Complying with OSHA, OSHA Inspections and Reporting Requirements, Import/Export Rules, Substitutions Gone Bad, Active Shooter, The Cop and the Convict any many more.  A complete list of the 75+ topics can be found at Register NOW for Early Bird fees.

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 follow 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.

Media partners include Industrial Hygiene News and the Daily Herald Business Ledger.  Promotional support of the conference is provided each year by many State and local business, trade organizations, manufacturing associations and Chambers of Commerce.  Included is the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO), Schaumburg Business Association, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Aurora Regional, Hoffman Estates, Naperville and Joliet Regional Chambers of Commerce, Illinois Manufacturers Association, Three Rivers Manufacturer’s Association, the Chicagoland Chapter of International Facility Managers Association, BOMA/Suburban Chicago and the Dupage Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The conference is sponsored by local chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Alliance of Hazardous Material Professions and is planned in association with OSHA, National Safety Education Center and NIU College of Engineering Technology.

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

For more information about the conference or golf outing, contact Ken Orms at

Wellness Works 2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Employers large and small are invited to take part in Wellness Works 2016, a conference focusing on improving the health of their employees.

Wellness Works 2016, sponsored by the Healthy Living Council of Greater Aurora, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora.

The conference will inform employers about the importance of promoting healthy living in the workplace. Healthy living practices for corporate and small businesses, social service organizations, schools, government agencies and other places of employment will be explored.

A worksite wellness panel, made up of representatives from local and regional employers, will address employee assistance programs, work-life balance, worksite health initiatives, program implementation, and issues facing small employers and large-scale businesses.

Guest speakers, a variety of health and business-related exhibitors, and networking opportunities will be offered.

The registration fee of $25 includes lunch.

Exhibitors wanting to take part in the program should contact Zaida Rodriguez at Rush-Copley Medical Center,  


Business Tax Savings: April 27

Thursday, April 21st, 2016