NSC, Safetytech Accelerator partner on safety technology pilot program
Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council has announced a new collaboration with Safetytech Accelerator. Through NSC’s Work to Zero initiative, the organizations will pilot a program intended to help employers adopt safety technology and save lives.
To start, the program will be focused on examining technologies that have the potential to prevent fatal incidents associated with working at height, a leading cause of workplace fatalities in the construction industry, among many others.
“It is alarming to see workplace fatalities continuing to rise when zero lives lost is the only acceptable number,” NSC President and CEO Lorraine M. Martin said. “Through our Work to Zero initiative, we’re constantly exploring new ways to help employers mitigate workplace injury risks through technology, and this new pilot program is another step to accomplish that.”
Funded by the McElhattan Foundation, Work to Zero makes innovation more accessible by helping employers explore the need for safety technology, the options available and how to determine an organization’s readiness for adopting new technology solutions, including recently unveiling a free online assessment tool.