Three-Day Maritime Safety Meeting Set For Chicago October 2-4
The Marine Section, National Safety Council—largest group in the United States maritime industry promoting company efforts to reduce employee accidents — will hold its 61st annual convention and seminar on October 2-4, 1978 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, 111., its chief executive officer reported.
Lars N. Pedersen, general chairman of the Marine Section, said that the three-day conference will bring together virtually all of the top officials involved with safety in the nation's maritime community. "This will be one of the most comprehensive and broad ranging discussions of ship industry worker health and safety since the group was e s t a b l i s h e d as a unit of the National Safety Council in 1917." He said the conference program is near completion and that details will be released shortly. In addition to stevedoring and related waterfront cargo-handling operations, it will include subjects on commercial fisheries, shipbuilding and repairing, barging and towing, Great Lakes and oceangoing vessels activities, safety training programs with audio visual aids, and a full session on the U.S. Coast Guard, Captain Pedersen added.