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COVID-19 pandemic: NSC, ORC HSE Strategies partner to provide resources

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Itasca, IL — In a joint effort to help their members respond to safety-related issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Safety Council, together with the Campbell Institute, has teamed up with ORC HSE Strategies LLC to provide resources.

The need for safety-related expertise during this time is critical, NSC states in an April 17 press release announcing the agreement. The partnership with ORC HSE, a membership-based global health, safety and environmental networking and service firm, will provide both organizations’ members with access to:
Benchmarking: Access to Campbell Institute benchmarking collaboration tools
Surveys: ORC HSE’s regular pulse surveys and NSC biweekly surveys of employers on COVID-19
Insights: Shared data from both sets of surveys
Enhanced expertise: ORC HSE’s knowledge on COVID-19 regulatory issues

All information and data collected and resources developed as part of the partnership will be available to NSC member companies, Campbell Institute members and ORC HSE member companies.

“We are confident that the information shared between the members of these two organizations will improve the collective response to the pandemic,” Scott Madar, partner and co-founder of ORC HSE, said in the release. “Joining forces to expand the number of leading organizations participating in benchmarking will increase our understanding of how companies are confronting COVID-19 and the risks to their workforce. Together, ORC HSE and NSC represent nearly one-third of the Fortune 500 community.”

Added NSC President and CEO Lorraine M. Martin: “I’m thrilled that the National Safety Council and ORC HSE are working together to provide the EHS community with the best possible resources for continuous benchmarking and best practice information on this pandemic. I firmly believe this partnership will help the collective group more effectively keep its people safe and healthy in this trying time. We look forward to sharing the insights identified through these joint channels.”

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