2024 Worker Safety and Health Technical Conference

Site Contact:
Michael Lengle
Event Staff


Site Location:
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

Welcome to the 2024 National Response Team (NRT) Worker Safety & Health (WSH) Technical Conference website!

The WSH Technical Conference is March 13 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm ET) and 14 (9 am - 4:30 pm ET), 2024. The event will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Headquarters, Rachel Carson Conference Center, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803, and will include in-person and virtual participation.

The conference is free to all attendees but registration is required. The conference flyer is available here.

Agenda topics include (but are subject to change):

  • U.S. FWS's Health & Safety Programs
  • In-Situ Burning (ISB)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Emergency Response Proposed Rule Update 
  • Fireside Chat: Wildfire Response Panel
  • Emergency Responder Resilience, Mental Health, and Well-Being
  • Interagency Coordination and Mission Assignment
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries and Safety Concerns
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Emergency Response Health and Safety, Training & Tools
  • Quantifying Outdoor Heat Exposure: Findings from OSHA Data Collection Pilot
  • Climate Change and Worker Safety

We hope you will be able to join us for this informative event! 

We are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for this event. Please contact Mishari Hanible (hanible.mishari@dol.gov) and Michael Lengle (michael.lengle@gdit.com) to make an accommodation request.


Registration (Monday, March 4, 2024 or as room occupancy or virtual meeting room capacity is reached)

All attendees (virtual and in-person) are required to register by completing the registration form (google form) to ensure that we do not exceed meeting room or virtual meeting room occupancy limits.

If the above link does not work in your browser/system, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://forms.gle/ugmFH8jGC2TSjFQJ8.

Alternatively, please contact Mishari Hanible (hanible.mishari@dol.gov) and Michael Lengle (michael.lengle@gdit.com) to register for the event or with registration questions.



In-person attendees should bring their PIV card (preferred for all Federal Government employees), drivers license, or other federal or state issued ID normally used to enter a Federal building. Registration opens at 8:00 am (ET) both days. 

Visitor / daily parking in the surface lot in front of Sky 4-6, at 5111-5109 Leesburg Pike is available but spaces are limited. Refer to the visitor parking instructions for more information. The cost is $5 for the first hour and $10 for the first two hours. After two hours, the cost is the daily maximum of $20. The payment kiosk only accepts credit cards and there is no option to pay with cash. Please do not attempt to park in retail or other spaces as your vehicle may be ticketed or towed. 

A shuttle bus runs between the FWS Headquarters and the Ballston Metro Station (in Arlington, VA; Orange Line). Refer to the shuttle bus schedule for additional information.  

Virtual participants will receive webinar information via email in the days leading up to the conference. 


Continuing Education Credits

It is the attendee's responsibility to submit documentation for Continuing Education credits to their accreditation organization. 


Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms is not available for the conference. Attendees are responsible for making a reservation that meets their travel requirements. A list of nearby hotels is provided as a convenience.  


Meeting Agenda and Materials

The meeting agenda and materials will be posted here.


For additional information, visit the Notices section.