Tag: National Safety Council

NSC: Employer Mandates Drive COVID-19 Vaccinations

Employer vaccine requirements have increased worker vaccination rates by 35%, according to a report released September 29 by the National Safety Council (NSC) highlighting lessons learned from employer responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report collected data from a sample of 300 U.S.-based employers and 3,785 individuals in surveys and interviews conducted between June and […]

Faces of EHS: For Lorraine Martin, Safety is a Lifestyle

This month marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month, and no one could be prouder than Lorraine Martin, President and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC). With nearly 40 years of experience in the safety field, Martin is passionate about helping people live their lives to the fullest—and that starts with being safe. […]

COVID-19 safety in the workplace

NSC Weighs in on Updated COVID-19 Guidance from CDC

On May 14, the National Safety Council (NSC) expressed cautious support for updated COVID-19 recommendations for fully vaccinated people from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC stated on May 13 that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or maintain physical distance from others in any indoor or […]

COVID-19 PPE, OSHA ETS

Safety Advocates: OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Is First Step, ETS Needed

Workplace safety and health organizations acknowledged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) updated guidance on protecting employees from COVID-19 exposures as an important first step but reiterated their support for an enforceable emergency temporary standard (ETS).

Safety data analysis, hard hats

NSC Report Notes Lower Recordable Rate During COVID-19

Employers have reported a lower recordable injury rate and a decreased number of near-miss incidents due to an increased focus on health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the National Safety Council (NSC). However, some organizations also reported that the focus on pandemic-related risks sometimes took attention away from […]

Coronavirus

NSC Urges Inclusion of Safety Pro on Biden’s COVID-19 Team

The National Safety Council (NSC) called for the inclusion of a safety professional on the transition task force advising President-Elect Joe Biden on issues surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SAR-CoV-2 virus.

Autumn drive

NSC Names New VP for Roadway Safety Practice

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently named Mark Chung vice president of its Roadway Safety Practice. Chung most recently served as chief marketing officer and general manager at SAE International (formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers), an engineering professionals association and standards-setting organization.

COVID-19 testing

NSC Says 39 States Need to Improve COVID-19 Response

Thirty-nine states need to do more to protect their residents from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is a respiratory disease caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). The group’s “State of the Response” report assessed states on their efforts in five key areas based on the NSC’s SAFER: […]