Friends!

Exciting news: DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, will join us as a keynote speaker at this year's National Conference on Worker Safety and Health.

We'll have rare opportunity to hear first hand from DeMaurice about NFL worker/athletes who are on the frontlines of a groundbreaking fight for racial and social justice, as they "take a knee" to stand up for their beliefs and for their right to speak out in the stadiums which are their workplaces.

You can register today to join DeMaurice and other dynamic presenters at #COSHCON17. We've extended a special pre-conference discount; you can save $15 if you register before November 10.

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada is also a keynote speaker this year. She'll share with us how auto workers are joining together to fight for better working conditions at Tesla, Nissan and other employers in manufacturing and other sectors.

Cindy and DeMaurice will be part of a dynamic program, covering key issues in health ands safety that are crucial to workers and families. We'll be discussing workplace violence prevention; how to challenge “Blame-the-Worker” programs; chemical hazards, climate change, infectious disease and more.

Because public education and advocacy is an important part of our work, we've put together a media panel with top journalists. Dave Jamieson of the Huffington Post, Maryam Jameel of the Center for Public Integrity and Jane Von Bergen of the Philadelphia Inquirer will discuss how to bring important stories about workplace safety to local and national media.

Many of you have attended our National Conference in previous years. You know that it's energizing and moving opportunity to connect with fellow activists, recharge your batteries, and return home with new ideas and skills to continue the fight for safer workplaces.

If you've never been to #COSHCON before... now's your chance to sign up and find out what all the excitement is about!

We hope to see you soon in Baltimore.