Green Cross Quarterly - National Safety Council

Green Cross Quarterly

February 2021

NSC Impact

NSC kicked off the New Year the same way we ended it – with enormous gratitude for the #SafetyHeros who became both essential and indispensable overnight. As we enter what NSC has deemed the official year of the safety hero, NSC will continue to serve as a lifeline to these safety workers who work to keep us all safe. 

One of the biggest safety issues we continue to face is COVID-19. While vaccines provide a sense of relief for our nation, it also creates new safety challenges for our workforce. NSC believes employers must play a critical role in helping the American public understand the benefits a vaccine brings. As part of our ongoing SAFER effort, NSC will continue to offer guidance for employers looking for support. Visit the latest vaccine page, and check back often as new resources get added. 


Mark Your Calendar

NSC is excited to share details about the latest safety events made possible by generous philanthropic support.

  • Nominations are open for the NSC Green Cross for Safety® awards through Feb. 28, 2021. These prestigious awards recognize individuals and companies who demonstrate a dedication to saving lives from the workplace to anyplace. Finalists will be announced in May, and winners will be recognized at our largest fundraiser of the year on Oct. 11. Save the date and look out for more information about this special event in the coming months. More information about the awards and application process is available here.
  • Join us for the virtual Campbell Institute Symposium, Higher Resolution, on Feb. 23-24. The Symposium will bring together thought leaders from all over the world for an open exchange of forward-looking ideas and EHS best practices to spur meaningful action in your organization. Special thanks to Boeing for sponsoring the Symposium.
  • After the Symposium, on Feb. 24-25, join us for the virtual Work to Zero Summit, which brings together EHS, research and technology solutions leaders to discuss the intersection of safety and emerging technology to eliminate workplace fatalities. Special thanks to Benchmark Digital Partners and Enablon for sponsoring the Summit.  
  • Attend the virtual NSC Safety Congress & Expo on March 3-5. Access all the features you love about this annual event from the safety and convenience of your office or home. It will include a virtual expo floor with exhibitors, motivational keynotes and sessions, networking opportunities and so much more! Receive a complimentary registration to the virtual NSC Safety Congress & Expo when you register for the Campbell Institute Symposium and/or Work to Zero Summit. Save even more when you register for both events together. Register today.

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Donor Spotlight

As a global leader in energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability, Schneider Electric has generously supported the NSC life-saving mission, as well as many of our flagship events, for over a decade. Its global business strategy includes emphasizing safety and sustainability as part of the business DNA, and effective employee engagement continues to enhance its strong workplace culture. Schneider Electric’s journey has been recognized with the prestigious Robert W. Campbell award. The company became a Campbell Member with the inception of the Campbell Institute, the global center for environmental, health and safety excellence.

In 2011, the organization received the Green Cross for Safety medal and went on to sponsor the Green Cross for Safety Excellence award from 2016-2019. As the new and exclusive sponsor of the Campbell Institute Executive Forum at the NSC 2021 Safety Congress & Expo, Schneider Electric continues to engage and support thought leadership around risk, reliability and resilience, as well as sharing learnings from other world-class organizations around the topmost EHS challenges, continuous improvement and implementation strategies. A commitment to safety excellence has become part of the Schneider Electric legacy, one it continues to support today as an Advisory Council member for the Work to Zero Initiative, which is focused on eliminating workplace fatalities through the use of innovative technology.

We are grateful for Schneider Electric’s continued partnership and support, from the workplace to anyplace.