National Safety Council

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The National Safety Council has stood up for safety since 1913. We continue to advocate for safety with more than one hundred current policy statements.
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#161: Contact Tracing

Urges all employers to participate in contact tracing in the workplace to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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#160: OSHA Regulatory Authority During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Urges OSHA to issue a temporary emergency standard to protect workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19.

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#159: COVID-19 Testing

Supports the use of COVID-19 testing mechanisms by businesses to help ensure worker safety and health and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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#164: Mental Health Prevention and Treatment

Supports actions by lawmakers, employers and other organizations to prioritize mental health prevention and increase access to treatment.

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#163: Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Supports actions by stakeholders on the federal, state and local levels to advance initiatives that support mental health as part of overall health.

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#157: Workforce Drug Testing

Supports employers’ rights to drug test workers as a condition of employment, during employment in reasonable suspicion-based or post-incident circumstances, and/or in random drug-testing programs.

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#153: Cannabis Impairment in Safety Sensitive Positions

Supports policies to mitigate and eliminate the risks of cannabis (marijuana) and other products containing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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#152: Contractor Management

Encourages host employers to establish policies and programs outlining their processes for vetting and managing contractor, supplier and vendor safety before permitting work to proceed on host property.

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#146: Hearing Protection

Supports the adoption of more protective noise level regulations to prevent hearing loss, including updating the 35 year-old Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit.

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#145: Fatigue Risk Management Systems

Supports comprehensive, science-based fatigue risk management systems in the workplace to reduce risk of fatigue-related incident and injury.

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