Itasca, IL – United behind the shared mission of saving lives and eliminating leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths in the workplace, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) and the National Safety Council recently announced a new strategic alliance in which the two organizations will collaborate to increase the breadth of available safety technologies and advise companies on how to use technology effectively to mitigate risks in the workplace.
Developing and implementing new technologies to reduce risk and improve worker safety is vital given stagnating workplace fatality trends. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2019 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (PDF), there were 5,333 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2019, nearly a 2 % increase over 2018 and the largest number of fatal occupational injuries since 2007.
The strategic alliance will enable both DSS and NSC to expand the marketplace availability and depth of technologies provided to organizations through their complementary initiatives: DSS’ SafetyTech.ai and the NSC Work to Zero initiative. Both are designed to educate organizations and increase employers’ adoption of life-saving safety technology. In addition to both organizations developing joint content to support this effort, NSC will support SafetyTech.ai through co-branding and provide its 15,000 member companies access to the SafetyTech.ai platform.
“DSS and NSC recognize the importance of utilizing and implementing safety technology to monitor work practices and improve the safety of workers,” said Davide Vassallo, CEO of DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “In the past two years, we have seen the number of safety technology providers increase at a rapid pace – from hundreds to thousands. It is critical we help ensure that companies are well-equipped and knowledgeable about how technology can promote employee safety and prevent fatalities.”
“Everyone deserves to return home safely at the end of their workday — and technology can make our shared goal of eliminating workplace fatalities a reality,” said Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO. “This strategic alliance with DSS will make it even easier for employers to identify the best technology solutions available for their unique safety challenges and help save lives.”