NSC and NIOSH renew safety partnership
On November 1, 2011, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH) renewed their partnership during a ceremony at the NSC Congress and Expo in Philadelphia.
The renewed agreement was signed by Dr. John Howard, director of NIOSH, and Janet Froetscher, NSC president and CEO to continue to improve the safety of workplaces across the country.
"We value the partnership of the National Safety Council in working together to identify and seize opportunities to prevent work-related injuries," Dr. John Howard, director of NIOSH, said. "Occupational safety is a vital strategy that benefits workers, their families and communities, and businesses alike."
The two agencies stated they will work together to enhance research, communication, and development opportunities for safety and health professionals.
"Using the collaborative efforts and expertise each of our organizations can provide will help to better advance the protection of workers, promote best practices, and encourage more employers to develop and use safety management systems," said Janet Froetscher, NSC president and CEO.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 212,760 fall injuries in 2009. By extending the partnership, the two organizations will continue work to increase proper use of safety products, such as fall protection.