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.
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.