Tag: NSC

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: Lone Worker Safety

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 protect lone workers. If you have workers working alone or in remote areas, you need to ensure that they’re safe on the job. Lone workers include people who don’t work […]

NSC: Large Companies Better at Managing MSD Risks

Larger organizations—ones that have more than 1,000 employees—are generally more effective at mitigating musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk, according to a new report compiled by the National Safety Council (NSC). On January 10, the NSC announced the release of its first “MSD Solutions Index Pledge Community Report,” surveying 52 organizations that joined the NSC’s MSD Pledge. The […]

ASSP’s Safety Podcast Tops 5,000 Downloads

The American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) The Case for Safety Podcast has surpassed 300,000 downloads over five years, the group announced December 11. The podcast series offers practical workplace safety and health guidance and updates for safety professionals worldwide. The ASSP’s safety podcast series debuted in September 2018, and the group has shared 123 […]

Back to Basics: Preventing Distracted Driving

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 prevent distracted driving. Distracted driving is a serious problem with serious consequences. In 2020, 13% of all motor vehicle traffic accidents in the U.S. involved distracted drivers, according to […]

Safety Groups Honor Port of Portland’s Prevention Efforts

The Port of Portland received the third annual Prevention through Design (PtD) Award at the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Safety Congress & Expo in New Orleans, the NSC announced October 23. The Port of Portland, which operates Portland International Airport, was recognized for an integrated safety design process used during the airport’s Parking and Rental […]

What We Learned From…the 2023 NSC Safety Congress

Last week, safety professionals congregated in New Orleans for the 2023 NSC Safety Congress & Expo. EHS Daily Advisor was on the scene, attending sessions and visiting booths in the expo hall. Here are some of our takeaways from the event: Jay Kumar, EHSDA Editor-in-Chief Grace Hatfield, EHSDA Editor

Safety Council Releases New Ergonomics Research

According to research findings from the National Safety Council (NSC), investments in technology to reduce workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can improve both worker well-being and an organization’s bottom line, the NSC announced October 4. However, employers may not have the access and knowledge they need to effectively assess and implement risk-reducing technologies, according to the […]

Ergonomics: Controlling the Costs of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Do you have effective ergonomics interventions in place at your facilities or worksites? How much are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) costing you? Ergonomic hazards are among the costliest workplace hazards, according to Liberty Mutual’s latest Workplace Safety Index (WSI). “Overexertion involving outside sources” (lifting heavy loads) tops the insurer’s WSI­. Overexertion injuries collectively cost employers $12.84 […]