"Apollo Safety is pleased to have the opportunity to meet with many of our industry's leaders and clients; users of the products and services we provide," said Apollo Safety preside and CEO John V. Carvalho III. "As a member, we are excited to be a part of the National Safety Council's Expo again this year."
Hazardous gas detection is a global industry slated to reach $1.5 billion by 2017, according to Global Industry Analysts (GIA), due to an increased concern about facility and worker safety, coupled with stricter regulations and legislation. Likewise, the world market for personal protective equipment (PPE) is also expected to grow into a $33.3 billion industry by 2015, also according to GIA. Factors influencing this market are a rebound in the employment market, new technology, a larger emphasis on worker safety and tighter regulations.
From October 20-25, the Congress portion of the event will take place, featuring seminars, speakers, workshops, and book signings. The Expo will hold more that 850 exhibitors and draw more than 12,000 attendees, making the combined events the leading safety, health and environmental industries' networking experience. A few of the highlights of the Expo will include a new products showcase, a Safety Trail, which leads visitors through corridors of safety milestones throughout the last century, and the Safety Theater, which seats 50 people at a time and will play snippets of film used for safety advocacy over the last 100 years.
About the National Safety Council (from nsc.org)
A nonprofit organization, the National Safety Council (NSC) was founded in 1913 with the mission to "save lives by preventing injuries and death at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy." By joining forces with businesses, government, elected officials, and the public, the NSC works to end preventable injuries and death in areas such as distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, and beyond the workplace.
About Apollo Safety
Apollo Safety is a factory-trained hazardous gas detection sales, service, and repair center, headquartered in Fall River, Mass., and with locations in Boston, and Stratford, Conn. We currently support a number of leading universities, laboratories, and pharmaceutical companies in New England, and numerous fire and water/sewerage departments, as well as major utilities, throughout the country. Apollo Safety is also a leading safety equipment provider, supplying all the tools needed for work in hazardous environments.