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SAFER Guides Employers

SAFER 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.

In May 2020, NSC urged the Department of Labor to adopt the SAFER Framework as part of its Opening America’s Workplaces Again national online dialogue. In May 2021, NSC updated its SAFER Framework with the latest guidelines, including ventilation and filtration guidance, long-term implications of remote work and flexible schedules and vaccine policies. 

Anyone interested in assisting in this effort can email [email protected].

State of COVID-19 Response and Future World of Work Summit

SAFER presented the virtual State of COVID-19 Response and Future World of Work Summit on Dec. 9. NSC released 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.

COVID-19 Resources

This list of COVID-19 resources for workplace safety and health and related topics is provided by NSC and OSHA. It is intended as a resource and is not comprehensive. 

The following additional SAFER resources will equip employers with tools to protect workers during this time of uncertainty.

Thank You to Our SAFER Lead Sponsors

NSC is grateful to the following lead sponsors for their generous support of the SAFER effort:

SAFER Task Force Members*

AAA
AECOM
ABSA International
Airlines for America
Amazon
Ameren
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
Avetta
BAE Systems
BNSF
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Boston Consulting Group
Captive Resources
Cementos Progreso
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC)
Chemours
City of Chesapeake (VA)
City of Phoenix (AZ)
City of Sacramento (CA)
ContourGlobal
Cosette Pharmaceuticals
COVE: Center of Visual Expertise
Cummins
Cushman & Wakefield
Day & Zimmermann
Department of the Navy
Dow
DuPont
Edison Electric Institute
Electric Power Research Institute
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
ERM
FirstGroup
Grainger
Health Action Alliance

HR Source
Industrial Scientific & Intelex Technologies
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Intelex
International Safety Equipment Association
ISN
ISSA - Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
Jacobs
The Kennedy Forum
KPA
Krause Bell Group
Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
McDonald's
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
NASA
National Association of Realtors
National Governors Association
NIOSH – CDC
NSC Chapter Network
NSC Divisions & Delegates
Nutrien
ORC HSE Strategies LLC
Owens Corning
Parsons
Premise Health
Psych Hub
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Safe States Alliance
SIFZero
Sodexo
Stericycle
Tepa, LLC
Terex
thyssenkrupp
Uber
United Rentals
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Steel
USG
VelocityEHS
Volvo Group North America
Wabtec
Wake County Public School System
Walgreens
Waymo
WorkCare
World Economic Forum

*Donors in bold.