NSC Applauds President-elect Biden's American Rescue Plan - National Safety Council

NSC Applauds President-elect Biden's American Rescue Plan

Aggressive plan protects workforce from COVID-19, supports national vaccination effort.

January 15, 2021

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council applauds President-elect Biden’s comprehensive and aggressive American Rescue Plan. NSC previously called for this much-needed federal guidance to help the country respond to and manage this pandemic. In addition to protecting the American workforce from COVID-19, we strongly support the national vaccination effort and an increased focus on testing to stop the spread and protect at-risk populations. Additionally, NSC supports OSHA issuing an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect workers as the pandemic continues and help businesses prioritize safety during recovery.  

With 157 million people in the workforce, employers must play a pivotal role in helping the American public understand the benefits a vaccine brings, while also ensuring they are reinforcing proven safety precautions to keep workplaces safe and stop the spread. We are committed to collaborating with leaders and stakeholders – both in the private and public sectors – to continue to support the business community in this effort.

About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we work to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. We create a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives.