Every day, tens of thousands of Amazon associates come to work, ready to obsess over customers. Associates come from various backgrounds and work environments and have varying types of knowledge and experience when it comes to workplace ergonomics and overall health and wellness. Amazon saw a unique opportunity to innovate for their first customers, their associates. Amazon had a bold vision to support their associate’s personal wellbeing and to be world leaders in workplace health and wellness.
As part of an effort to strive for a zero workplace-related injury environment, Amazon created WorkingWell, a new Workplace Health and Safety & Operations enterprise program consisting of many components that aim to educate and engage associates on injury prevention, health and wellness. The program works to educate and empower all Amazonians on ways to “Work Well” at home, as well as at work, while also building a culture of safety focused on the health and wellbeing of all Amazonians.
In the coming months, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of Amazon’s WorkingWell Women in Safety as they speak about new initiatives within the program, including training and conditioning, neighborhood health centers, as well as mental health initiatives.
NSC thanks Amazon for its generous support as a presenting sponsor of the Women in Safety effort, which provides events, recognition and scholarship opportunities to support women in safety and educate all safety professionals on issues that affect the female workforce disproportionately.
The National Safety Council is pleased to welcome new donor, Safety Services Company, who recently provided critical support to underwrite new COVID-19 educational webinars. Thanks to this support, NSC was able to provide even more up-to-date information on the impact COVID-19 is having on businesses, along with guidance on how employers can better ensure the safety of their employees. Topics offered in April through this funding included: understanding the impact on employee mental health; how COVID-19 impacts specific industries, such as manufacturing and construction; information about the CARES Act; and a presentation from Dr. Howard from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
Thanks to Safety Services Company, these important webinars were offered free of charge and recordings of them can be found here.
Safety Services Company is a leading provider of safety, training and compliance solutions. They work to help customers achieve better safety outcomes by providing customized safety programs that fit the unique needs of their business. Safety Services Company also offers solutions to help businesses stay safe through the COVID-19 crisis.
“This was a fantastic opportunity for us to work with an organization similarly focused on helping businesses keep their employees safe,” said Peter Formisano, CEO of Safety Services Company. “NSC was the perfect partner to ensure more employers have access to valuable information that will help them address safety challenges during this unprecedented time.”
NSC is grateful Safety Services Company recognizes the importance of supporting nonprofits who join them in this mission to help meet the needs of companies of all sizes who are working to ensure the safety of their communities and their employees.
Exxon Mobil Corporation and Cummins Inc. believe in the Robert W. Campbell Award’s goal: to recognize companies that show leadership and excellence by integrating EHS management into their business operating systems. By underwriting the award, both organizations have demonstrated their dedication to celebrating safety accomplishments and best practices.
ExxonMobil has supported the Campbell Award program for 15 years and will continue to do so through 2023. That represents a total commitment of $3.75 million. Cummins joined ExxonMobil in 2019 with underwriting support of $500,000 through 2024.
The National Safety Council thanks both organizations for living the award’s values and leading efforts to recognize safety excellence. Award winners have the opportunity to stay involved as members of the Campbell Institute, working alongside equally committed organizations to learn from one another and share expertise as we strive to create safer workplaces and communities worldwide.
Established in 2004 and supported by a network of global partners across five continents, the Campbell Award is the most prestigious safety award presented annually by NSC. Named after the first president of NSC, Robert W. Campbell was a noted safety pioneer who believed that the success of the safety movement would depend on educating engineers, top executives and employees on the business and personal benefits of EHS.
To learn more about the Campbell Award and the Campbell Institute visit thecampbellinstitute.org.