Attendee FAQ





Phone: 614-728-6455


Twitter: @OhioBWC #OSC14

Mobile App

Download Guidebook from the App Store or Android Marketplace and search 2014 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo for full access to the OSC14 event schedule, sessions, presenters, exhibitor lists, floor plan, to-do lists and social media!


Make sure you follow @OhioBWC (#OSC14) on Twitter to stay up to date with the show!

Hotel and Travel

Hotels are conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of the Greater Columbus Convention Center and offer discounted rates to congress participants. You must make reservations by March 3 to receive the discounted rate.

Click here for hotel rates and locations.

Experience Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau
277 W. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 125
Columbus, OH 43215
(866) EXP-COLS

The Greater Columbus Convention Center is located in the center of the country, the center of Ohio, the center of Columbus, and is surrounded by restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Numerous parking facilities are located within a two-block radius of the convention center.


Badges are required for admission to all sessions, workshops and the Expo Marketplace. You may obtain your badge in Hall C of the Columbus Convention Center during these registration hours:

  • Tuesday, March 25 — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 26 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 27 — 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Bring your confirmation letter with bar code with you to the registration area.

Badges are not transferable.

Please cancel your registration if you are not able to attend OSC14. Call 614-466-7695 or email

There is no fee to register for the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo.

You can attend OSC14 without a BWC policy number, but you must register by phone through March 21 at 614-466-7695.


After March 21, you must register upon arrrival at the convention center.


Advance registration does not guarantee you a seat in OSC14 sessions. However, it is beneficial for you to select the sessions you are most likely to attend. BWC will use this information to provide additional seating for sessions in high demand.

We recommend you arrive early to the sessions most applicable to you.

We will provide electronic access to session handouts and conference materials after March 14. We will not provide copies of handouts at OSC14. Click on the left-side menu item of the Attendee Service Center to view materials for the sessions you plan to attend.

Some presenters may choose not to post handout materials for their session.