Tag: NSC

ASSP, NSC React to Increase in Worker Fatalities

Two of the nation’s largest professional safety organizations—the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the National Safety Council (NSC)—reacted to a December 16 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that fatal workplace injuries increased in 2021. There were 5,190 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2021—an 8.9% increase from 4,764 […]

NSC White Paper Shows the Importance of EHS Software, Apps

Environment, health, and safety (EHS) software and mobile applications can enhance employers’ safety operations to prevent serious injuries and fatalities on the job, according to a new white paper released by the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Work to Zero initiative. The new report, “Managing Risks with EHS Software and Mobile Applications,” builds on the initiative’s […]

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 […]

NIOSH, Partners Give Prevention Through Design Award

Dr. Georgi Popov was presented with the second annual Prevention through Design (PtD) Award in a virtual ceremony for his outstanding leadership in reducing workplace hazards through design methods, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and its partners, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and National Safety Council (NSC), announced October […]

NSC White Paper: No ‘Silver Bullet’ For MSDs

While there are promising, well-established interventions to prevent workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), “there is no silver bullet to mitigate this workplace concern,” according to a new white paper from the National Safety Council’s (NSC) MSD Solutions Lab. Additional research is needed to identify measures that actually reduce MSD risks. The NSC called on employers to […]

OSHA Official: Businesses Must Embrace Health and Safety as a Core Value

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working to update its own processes as it emphasizes the need for businesses to truly embrace health and safety. Speaking at the National Safety Council’s 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego last week, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor Doug Parker noted that in 2020, […]

Fall Protection Remains OSHA’s Top-Cited Standard

The construction industry fall protection standard remains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the 12th year in a row, the agency announced on September 20. Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented a list of preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2022—the fiscal year ends September […]

100 Employers Join Safety Council’s Ergonomics Pledge

The National Safety Council (NSC) announced that 100 organizations have made commitments to address workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Employers agreed to an MSD Pledge, launched in June by the NSC and Amazon.com Inc. The council’s MSD Solutions Lab developed the MSD Pledge to address what the NSC characterized as the most common workplace injury. Employers […]

NSC, Safetytech Accelerator Announce MSD Collaboration

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently announced a new collaboration between its MSD Solutions Lab and Safetytech Accelerator, a technology accelerator focused on safety and risk in industrial sectors, to design, build, and run an innovation lab to help facilitate the development of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention technology. Last fall, the NSC and Safetytech Accelerator […]

NSC Kicks Off National Safety Month to Protect Workers

Since 1996, National Safety Month has been observed and promoted each June by the National Safety Council (NSC) to raise awareness of the importance of keeping each other safe, from the workplace to anyplace. There are increased unintentional injuries and fatalities during the summer months, and according to the most recent data available, more than 4,100 […]