KENNEWICK -- Registration has opened for the Department of Energy's Integrated Safety Management Champions Workshop 2011.
The event will be Sept. 12-15 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.
Keynote speakers include Jim Whittaker, the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest and a past president and the first employee of REI.
Richard Picciotto, New York Fire Department chief and the highest ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse, also will speak.
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About 1,000 people are expected to attend from across the nation.
Cost is $100. For a link to registration and information about exhibiting at the conference, go to www.ism2011.com.