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Itasca, IL – The Journey to Safety Excellence campaign of the National Safety Council added a new partner today as the Metals Service Center Institute will sponsor the initiative as one part of a broader program effort to elevate the importance of safety in the metals industry.
More than 10 workers die on the job each day, and 4.8 million are injured annually. It is also estimated that more than 50,000 fatal workplace illnesses and 400,000 nonfatal workplace illnesses occur each year. To address this issue in the metals industry, MSCI and the National Safety Council have developed a unique safety program for MSCI member organizations focused on education of safety practitioners, safety measurement, and continuous safety improvement.
"MSCI is dedicated to educating not only our members, but all employers, on the importance of workplace safety," said M. Robert Weidner, III, president & CEO of MSCI. "By partnering with NSC, we know we will be getting extraordinary guidance from the nation's most indispensable source of information on best practices in workplace safety."
Based on 100 years of experience, the Journey to Safety Excellence provides a model and methods for cultivating committed leaders and engaged employees; safety processes and procedures that are embedded in operations; active removal of risk in the workplace and sound measurement of both lagging and leading indicators of safety performance. The campaign provides safety practitioners access to tools and resources that help organizations of all sizes and levels of safety maturity pinpoint areas of weakness and capitalize on areas of strength.
"Workers are the heart and soul of every business," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president & CEO of the National Safety Council. "By sharing the Journey to Safety Excellence with its members and beyond, MSCI will be working to help employees go home safely at the end of every day."
Join the Journey to Safety Excellence for free at nsc.org/journey.
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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 the Metal Service Center Institute
Founded in 1909, the Metals Service Center Institute is a non-profit association based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., serving the metals industry. It has nearly 400 members operating from 1,500 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and throughout the world. For more information, visit www.msci.org. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @MSCITweets, and connect with us on LinkedIn.
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