Work to Zero

Work to Zero Aims to Eliminate Workplace Deaths

Today, we carry supercomputers in our pockets and can immerse ourselves in new worlds using a piece of cardboard. So, how is it possible that we still lose nearly 5,200 workers each year?

Since 1913, the National Safety Council has used data, expertise and innovation to solve some of the toughest workplace safety problems. Yet over the past decade, even as workplace injuries have declined, the number of fatalities has remained relatively flat, even increased in some years.

Time for a New Approach

The Council’s Work to Zero initiative, supported by a grant from the McElhattan Foundation, aims to make workplace deaths a thing of the past. Using decades of insight, data and an unparalleled network of safety leaders, it will identify the most promising technological innovations for eliminating workplace fatalities in our lifetime. In short, Work to Zero will serve as a hub of digital transformation in safety.

Attend the 2020 Work to Zero Summit

Make plans now to attend the inaugural Work to Zero Summit Feb. 13-14 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs, FL. The Work to Zero Summit brings together EHS, research and technology solutions leaders for a landmark event focused on the intersection of safety and emerging technology.

Hear from envelope-pushing organizations leveraging technology, explore groundbreaking new research and network with like-minded peers to generate new insights and ideas. The full agenda and registration information is coming soon.

Work to Zero Advisory Council

The Work to Zero Advisory Council is a volunteer group of experts in the EHS and technology space – comprised of a diverse set of industry, academic, government, solutions and thought leaders – to strategically advise the Council in its efforts to eliminate workplace deaths.

Its primary responsibilities are to inform Work to Zero research projects by providing expertise, insight and access to networks that may enrich the initiative, shape outreach and event projects, and engage external parties to broaden the initiative’s reach and base of knowledge.

The Advisory Council meets on a regular basis via bi-monthly teleconference meetings and bi-annual face-to-face meetings, such as at the NSC Congress & Expo, Campbell Institute Symposium and/or Annual Work to Zero Summit. If you are interested in learning more, email [email protected].

Work to Zero Research

A foundational white paper will be released at the Work to Zero Summit. This research will review the current state of safety technology, provide insights from interviews with more than 40 EHS professionals, map major sources and causal factors of workplace deaths against safety technologies and share recommendations on which safety technologies may be the most promising to eliminate workplace deaths.

Support Safety

Work to Zero is funded through philanthropic support. To help grow this initiative, please contact Tracy Sadlon, (630) 775-2059, or [email protected].

Questions? Contact [email protected].