Tag: National Safety Council

NSC: Emerging Technologies May Mitigate Fatal Injury Hazards

A worker dies every 96 minutes in the United States, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), but the increased use of emerging technologies like risk management software, proximity sensors, and drones may help mitigate those risks. The NSC’s Work to Zero initiative announced on June 27 the release of a new report, “Safety Technology […]

NSC Releases Report on DEI, MSD Connection

The National Safety Council (NSC) on June 10 announced the release of a report examining data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau showing that workers of color face more work-related injuries and illnesses, as well as contributing factors. The NSC report, The Intersection of DEI and MSDs: Ensuring Equitable […]

Back to Basics: How Ergonomics Can Help Reduce MSD Claim Costs

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how ergonomics can help reduce workplace injuries and the costs associated with them. Ergonomics are no big deal, right? There’s no federal standard for ergonomics or the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). […]

NSC Releases Geofencing White Paper

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently released a white paper exploring the use of location geofencing along with other technologies like proximity sensors, wearables, and vehicle monitoring systems to reduce serious incidents and fatalities (SIF). The NSC’s “Work to Zero” initiative released its white paper, “Advancing Workplace Safety with Location Geofencing,” to shed light on […]

The Cost of Complacency in Your Fall Protection Program—And How to Avoid It

Slips, trips, and falls continue to be one of the leading causes of occupational injuries and deaths. In a 2022 report published by the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 20% of the 4,530,000 occupational injuries that required medical attention were falls. Since 2009, the number of fatal falls has only increased each year, with an […]

Safety Council Expands Efforts to Combat Overdoses

On March 25, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced it’s ramping up its efforts to combat overdoses in the workplace, launching several new initiatives. These initiatives include free opioid overdose eLearning resources, an online workplace well-being hub, and the availability of bulk online purchasing of Narcan® (naloxone) nasal spray for employers nationwide. According to the […]

Back to Basics: Handling Impaired Employees in the Workplace

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to handle impaired employees in the workplace. Are your employees showing up for work impaired by drugs and alcohol? Both surveys and drug testing are showing spikes in substance misuse. […]

NSC: Computer Vision May Mitigate Fatality Risks

Computer vision­, or the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze video, may help mitigate the risks of fatal injury in the workplace, according to the new white paper Using Computer Vision as a Risk Mitigation Tool from the National Safety Council (NSC). The publication was released October 27 as part of the NSC’s “Work […]

Safety Council Holds Small Business Ergonomics Summit

In recognition of National Ergonomics Month, the National Safety Council’s (NSC) MSD Solutions Lab held its first-ever MSD Pledge: Small Business Summit to help employers of all sizes prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The MSD Solutions Lab is supported by corporate contributions from Amazon.com Inc. The MSD Solutions Lab’s initiatives include an employer MSD Pledge and […]

Understanding Heat Stress and Prevention Strategies

As heat stress increasingly becomes a focus for the federal government, it’s still incumbent upon businesses to understand how to properly protect their workers from the heat. Speaking at the National Safety Council’s 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego last month, two experts detailed heat stress prevention strategies, staff education and training, […]