State of the Response Reports - National Safety Council

State of the Response Reports

Within six short months, COVID-19 has claimed more lives than accidental drug overdoses, motor vehicle crashes and falls combined. Because of the tremendous threat to workplace safety, NSC has been actively monitoring and analyzing the implications of our national response to the pandemic with a series of reports looking at: the efficacy of states’ shelter-in-place orders, employers’ response and the future world of work (coming soon). 

Employer Actions to Address the Pandemic

NSC surveyed hundreds of employers to understand the types of COVID-19 related safety protocols organizations were actually using and at what cost to the employer. On average, the survey found organizations spent $5,208 per employee on various safety practices – from making remote work possible to providing PPE and hand sanitizer.

Check out the infographic for a summary of findings.

States Actions to Address the Pandemic

With states serving as the front lines of the pandemic, NSC created the State report to better understand the safety implications of each state’s response to the COVID-19 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, jeopardizing the safety of the nation’s workforce. 

Get the methodology here.

Register Today: Upcoming Virtual Summit

To discuss these implications and more, NSC will host the State of COVID-19 Response and Future World of Work Summit, presented by SAFER on Dec. 9. Aimed at helping businesses, policymakers and leaders, the Summit will explore topics including the efficacy of states’ shelter-in-place orders, how employers addressed this century’s biggest threat to workplace safety and the future world of work beyond the crisis.