NSC urges employers to address ‘6 areas of safety concern’
Itasca, IL — To mark Workers’ Memorial Day, which is April 28, the National Safety Council is urging employers to take a closer look at six “areas of concern” regarding worker safety and health.
The areas are:
- Driving safely on the job
- The aging workforce
- Temporary workers
- Workplace violence
- Drugs and alcohol
“Workers’ Memorial Day is a time to remember those who lost their lives on the job, to reflect on lessons learned and to bolster our commitment to worker safety,” Mark P. Vergnano, chairman of NSC and president and CEO of the Chemours Co., said in an April 26 press release from NSC. “We believe every injury is preventable, and by drawing attention to these critical areas, we can improve employee safety while remembering those we have lost.”
NSC has created several resources employers can use to promote worker safety among employees. Among them, an infographic on workplace fatalities and a video on eliminating preventable deaths and injuries.
The council also is asking workers to pledge to be “Safe at Work.” Show your commitment to safety by taking the pledge today.