MBI Safety Leadership Conference is March 27, 2013 in Des Moines, IA. This year's conference will focus on the February 2003 study Safety Plus: Making Zero Accidents a Reality. According the the study, conducted by the University of Texas, there are nine core topic areas that contribute to safety performance. Those nine topics are: 1.Demonstrated management commitment 2. Staffing for safety 3. Planning: pre-project and pre-task 4. Safety education: orientation and specialized training 5. Worker involvement 6. Evaluation and recognition/reward 7. Subcontract management 8. Accident/incident investigations 9. Drug and alcohol testing For more information, see http://www.mbionline.com/news/zero-accidents-it-realistic.