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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.
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].
Register now for the virtual State of COVID-19 Response and Future World of Work Summit on Dec. 9, presented by SAFER. Leading up to and during the event, NSC will release new reports on topics covered at the Summit: the efficacy of states’ shelter-in-place orders, employers’ response to this century’s biggest threat to workplace safety and the future world of work.
The following SAFER resources will equip employers with tools to protect workers during this time of uncertainty.
How vulnerable is your business to COVID-19 transmission? Get tailored recommendations.
Providers offer products and services to help employers during the pandemic.
Purchase a set of four posters that will help your employees stay safe in the workplace.
Tips sheets and presentations available to the public and created by NSC.
Now is the time to listen. Choose one of three surveys to suit your organization's needs.
General and industry-specific guidance to align safety with business objectives.
Continually updated resource library to help employers return to traditional work settings.
A panel discussion on roadway safety during COVID-19 and beyond.
Quick-hit checklists, procedures and protocols to implement SAFER recommendations.
Resources to address worker stress, mental health, substance misuse and more.
Five 30-minute webinars that provide action plans for returning to traditional work environments.
Face covering, travel advisories, critical industry and general information for employers.
NSC is grateful to the following lead sponsors for their generous support of the SAFER effort:
Airlines for America
American Board for Occupational Health Nurses Inc.
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 Public Transportation Association
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
Volvo Group North America
Wake County Public School System
World Economic Forum
*Donors in bold.
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