SAFER Research Reports

End of Year Report: SAFER Recommendations for Moving Past the Pandemic

NSC created the SAFER Recommendations for Moving Past the Pandemic Report to highlight lessons learned from employers and their workers from October 2022 through September 2023. This report provides guidance on future pandemic-related and emerging topics from the last year regarding worker health, wellbeing, and safety. NSC conducted national surveys and interviews with employers to gain insights and fresh perspectives on future emergency preparedness, substance misuse, mental health, hybrid work, and psychological safety. Get the report.

COVID-19 Workplace Lessons Learned and Future Actions for a SAFER Tomorrow

A new report, compiled by the SAFER initiative, highlights lessons learned from employer COVID-19 response from October 2021 through September 2022 and provides guidance on future pandemic-related safety in the workplace. Download the report to learn more on topics from vaccine requirements and mitigation efforts to emerging topics like worker health and wellbeing, hybrid work and emergency preparedness. Check out the infographic and key findings.

COVID-19 Employer Approaches and Worker Experiences

The SAFER initiative at NSC conducted surveys, structured and semi-structured interviews, and group discussions with representatives of businesses and labor unions between June and August 2021. This research sought to gain insights on employer pandemic response, worker experiences and perceptions, vaccine policies, vaccine hesitancy, health care access, COVID-19 variants and the future of work. Check out the infographic and report highlightsDownload the report.

The Future World of Work

Based on in-depth interviews with safety, medical and public health experts, NSC created the Future World of Work report to understand how the pandemic will fundamentally change the way businesses operate and communicate with their workforces. Download the report.

Employer Actions to Address the Pandemic

NSC surveyed hundreds of employers to understand the COVID-19 related safety protocols they were using and the cost. On average, organizations spent $5,208 per employee on safety practices, from making remote work possible to providing PPE and hand sanitizer. Check out the infographic for a summary of findings. Download the report.

States' Actions to Address the Pandemic

With states serving as the front lines of the pandemic, NSC created this report to better understand the safety implications of each state’s response to the pandemic. Based off states’ efforts in five key areas from the NSC SAFER effort, the report revealed 39 states did not go far enough to protect residents. Get the methodology. Download the report.

Additional State-specific Resources

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