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SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns is a multifaceted, comprehensive effort aimed at helping employers prioritize safety as they return employees to traditional work environments and schedules in a post-quarantine world.
At the center of SAFER is a task force – comprised of large and small Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, legal experts, public health professionals, medical professionals and government agency representatives – that makes recommendations based on best practices and proven workplace safety strategies. The task force delivers resources, such as guidebooks and checklists, to equip employers with the tools they need to protect workers during this time of uncertainty.
NSC urged the Department of Labor to adopt the SAFER framework as part of its Opening America’s Workplaces Again national online dialogue. Anyone interested in assisting in this effort can email [email protected].
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Quick-hit documents - checklists, procedures, protocols - to implement SAFER recommendations.
General and industry-specific guidance to help align safety with business objectives.
Providers offering products and services to help employers during the pandemic.
Tips sheets and presentations available to the public and created by NSC.
Continually updated resource library to help employers return to traditional work settings.
Face covering, travel advisories, critical industry and general information for employers.
Key areas around which corporate and public policy leaders are taking action.
Address worker stress, mental health, substance use and more with these resources.
NSC is grateful to the following lead sponsors for their generous support of the SAFER effort:
American Board of Medical Specialties
American Chemistry Council
American Chemical Society
American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
American Contractors Insurance Group
American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Petroleum Institute
American Red Cross
American Society of Safety Professionals
American Staffing Association
American Trucking Association
Associated General Contractors
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Boston Consulting Group
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC)
City of Chesapeake (VA)
City of Phoenix (AZ)
City of Sacramento (CA)
COVE: Center of Visual Expertise
Cushman & Wakefield
Day & Zimmermann
Department of the Navy
Edison Electric Institute
Electric Power Research Institute
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Industrial Scientific & Intelex Technologies
Infectious Diseases Society of America
International Safety Equipment Association
ISSA - Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
The Kennedy Forum
Krause Bell Group
Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
National Association of Realtors
National Governors Association
NIOSH – CDC
NSC Chapter Network
NSC Divisions & Delegates
ORC HSE Strategies LLC
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Safe States Alliance
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
World Economic Forum
*Donors in bold.
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