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For Immediate Release,
8/19/2014
Contact:
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
kathy.lane@nsc.org
 
National Safety Council and BROWZ Partner to Make Workplaces Safer
New campaign aims to make safety a priority in workplaces of all sizes and industries
 
Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council and BROWZ announced today a partnership to advocate for safer workplaces across the country. Nearly 11 workers still die on the job each day, and 5 million are injured annually. It is also estimated that 50,000 fatal workplace illnesses and 400,000 nonfatal workplace illnesses occur each year. NSC and BROWZ are teaming up on an advocacy campaign based on the Journey to Safety Excellence® principles to help make workplaces of any size or industry safer.
 
“BROWZ is committed to furthering the education of workplace health and safety. As a leader in supply chain qualification and management, we see the positive results of both large and small businesses when they choose to employ best practices in safety,” said Elaine Beitler, chief executive officer at BROWZ. “NSC has developed great tools to begin that evaluation. We are pleased to have been selected as a partner to share our expertise, and advocate for further advancements of this safety initiative.”
 
Based on 100 years of experience, the Journey to Safety Excellence is a strategy of continuous improvement which calls for committed leaders and engaged employees; sound safety processes and procedures; actively removing risk in the workplace and continually measuring and improving performance.
 
“As the Council’s first president said more than 100 years ago, safety is the practice of the right way to do things; it should not be a cost of doing business,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president & CEO of the National Safety Council. “By partnering with BROWZ on this important initiative, the core principles of the Journey to Safety Excellence will be extended to include suppliers and contractors.”
 
The Journey to Safety Excellence campaign will launch in September at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo in San Diego.
 
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.
 
About BROWZ
BROWZ ensures that supply chains are safe, qualified and socially responsible by delivering a comprehensive solution to prequalify, assess, and monitor supply chain compliance based on the unique needs of your business. BROWZ provides comprehensive assessments using patented, configurable technology and expertise, resulting in confidence of a safer work environment for clients and supply chains around the world. The BROWZ product suite addresses global supply chain needs related to qualifying your supply chain, addressing risk, managing employee-level data, conducting safety auditing, and sourcing new suppliers. For more information visit www.browz.com
 
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