Source: NSC press release
The National Safety Council has become the seventh organization to join the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health Affiliate Program. The program focuses on increasing the number of work environments that support the integration of occupational safety and health protection with health promotion.
"Eleven Americans die at work each day, which is tragic and unacceptable,” said Jim Johnson, vice president of workplace safety initiatives at NSC. “Establishing safer workplaces and preventing deaths and injuries is a complex issue that requires a cadre of individuals and organizations. The NIOSH program is an archetypal example of collaboration and cooperation, and we are pleased to partner with organizations that share the Council’s mission of saving lives.”
Together with NIOSH, the Council will:
- Increase the visibility of Total Worker Health (TWH) programs
- Help other organizations develop a plan for creating safer workplaces based on the most current research
- Publicly recognize organizations that help others create safety cultures that are grounded in research
The Council has been advocating for workplace safety for more than 100 years. In September, NSC launched the Journey to Safety Excellence campaign using materials and research it has collected since its establishment. The Journey to Safety Excellence is a free roadmap for employers to build a workplace that keeps people safe.
Other Affiliates include the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System, NASA, Kentucky Department of Public Health and the University of Colorado Center for Worker Health and Environment.
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council’s flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.