Safety technology in the workplace: NSC, DEKRA release white paper

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Itasca, IL — Because “having safety technology accessible to companies of all sizes is critical to reducing and eliminating workplace fatalities,” the National Safety Council, through its Work to Zero initiative, has partnered with DEKRA on a white paper that provides a roadmap to assist employers on their safety journey.

Safety Technology Pilot and Implementation Roadmap: Making Innovation Accessible also identifies challenges to innovation.

“The National Safety Council is doubling down on efforts like the Work to Zero initiative to help companies keep their workers safe by understanding the technology to enable them do so,” said Paul Vincent, executive vice president of the workplace practice at NSC. “Fatalities should never be the cost of doing business, and this report delivers a clear path for employers to embrace safety technologies, which will save lives.”

Each year, nearly 5,000 workers are lost to preventable causes. Work to Zero aims to reverse this trend through the promise of technology, with the ultimate goal of eliminating workplace fatalities by 2050.

According to Dr. Mei-Li Lin, senior vice president for innovation, solution and partnership at DEKRA, “Organizations that invest in developing an innovative spirit, as well as learn to be agile and resilient, can reap the optimal benefit of what technology has to offer.”

Funded by the McElhattan Foundation, Work to Zero is making innovation more accessible by helping employers explore the value of safety technology and how to determine their organization’s readiness for adopting new technology solutions.

To learn more about creating a safer workplace, register for the Work to Zero Summit & Expo, set for April 13-14 in Louisville, KY.

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