• Launched the MSD Solutions Lab through a first-of-its-kind partnership with Amazon, which aims to prevent musculoskeletal disorders
  • Welcomed the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board to the Campbell Institute as a partner
  • Awarded the 2021 Robert W. Campbell Award to Allegion for commendable leadership and excellence in integrating EHS management with business operations systems, with support from Exxon Mobil Corporation and Cummins
  • Hosted the inaugural, member-exclusive CEO roundtable on the topic “Future World of Work: Staffing, Culture and Safety” and featured leaders from Campbell Institute member organizations, with sponsors Chemours and U.S. Steel Corporation
  • Presented the Campbell Institute Symposium and the second annual Work to Zero Summit for the first time virtually, engaging more than 200 EHS professionals, with support from Boeing, Benchmark ESG, Enablon and the McElhattan Foundation
  • Led more than 44 educational NSC member webinars and roundtables with more than 9,400 total attendees
  • Secured a $3 million grant from the McElhattan Foundation to continue building the Work to Zero initiative, aimed at eliminating workplace fatality risk through the promise of technology
  • Joined with Industrial Training International (ITI) to bring hazard awareness virtual reality experience and certification to the construction industry
  • Hosted the 22nd annual Green Cross Celebration, held both in person and virtually, and raised over $600,000 in support of NSC
  • Awarded the Green Cross for Safety Advocate Award, sponsored by First Group, to Nutrien Ag Solutions for their revamped training program that reduced incidents involving exposure to anhydrous ammonia
  • Awarded the Green Cross for Safety Excellence Award, sponsored by UPS, to Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC Kenworth) for developing a comprehensive vehicle safety program
  • Awarded the Green Cross for Safety Innovation Award to Amazon for reducing incidents by integrating collision avoidance technology into its forklifts
  • Hosted the first in-person NSC Safety Congress & Expo since 2019, with both virtual and live opportunities, and highlighted a variety of safety technology companies through the Safety Technology Pavilion
  • SAFER initiative hosted bimonthly webinars and implemented monthly surveys to 300 organizations and 1,000 workers to discover data on vaccine requirements, COVID-19 mitigation strategies, employer EAP programs, worker mental health, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) after COVID-19 and more
  • Hosted the annual SAFER Summit in December, featuring panels on lessons learned from the pandemic, current topics and what the future holds
  • ORCHSE continued its integration efforts with NSC, and held 70 virtual meetings for Network members and completed five member surveys to assess company responses to the pandemic
  • Trained over 317,000 first aid responders in NSC First Aid courses
  • NSC First Aid launched a blended learning option of its primary courses and began updating its courses to include new guidelines, applying a strong diversity, equity and inclusion lens to the materials
  • Created the Diversity in Safety Scholarship Program, which awards annual, renewable scholarships of $5,000 to BIPOC individuals seeking post-secondary education leading to a career in environmental health and/or safety
  • Created the NSC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Safety Champion Recognition Program, which honors organizations striving to foster an environment where every employee feels secure, welcome and included
  • Awarded the Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship, founded by Laura Fiffick and Brittany Westphal, to Helen Werner of Keene State College for addressing the underrepresentation of women in EHS
  • Awarded a total of nine scholarships: four Women in Safety scholarships, four NSC Congress & Expo scholarships and one Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship
  • Recognized 38 safety leaders under 40 as part of the 12th class of Rising Stars of Safety
  • Recognized nine 2021 CEOs Who “Get It” in Safety+Health® magazine
  • Provided more than 80 businesses with our NSC Safety Barometer survey offering, surveying over 60,000 workers to assess and improve their organizational safety culture
  • Developed NSC Psychological Health and Safety Employee Perception Survey to help organizations assess and take action to mitigate psychosocial risk in the workplace
  • Connected with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) to assess safety via NSC Safety Barometer and develop a safety resource for NWRA members
  • Celebrated the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month and raised more than $43,000 in philanthropic contributions with support from our National Safety Month sponsor, VelocityEHS


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Trained over 250,000 first aid responders in NSC First Aid courses

Trained over a 1,000 professionals in workplace safety

Developed and launched the Organizational Vulnerability Assessment tool, assisting over 400 companies with determining their COVID-19 transmission risk and pinpointing key action items

Partnered with more than 50 member organizations surveying over 60,000 workers, to assess and improve their organizational safety culture

Identified more than 100 workplace technologies to mitigate risk as part of a new Work to Zero report, microsite, and safety technology tool, thanks to generous support from the McElhattan Foundation

Unveiled new, modernized brand that pays homage to NSC legacy and the NSC values of Be Safe, Be Bold, Be Impactful and Be NSC

Moved regional Southern Safety Conference & Expo and NSC Safety Congress shows from in-person to virtual

Welcomed Corteva to the Campbell Institute

Launched two new 1-day courses in response to COVID-19 challenges – Risk Assessment Workshop and Industrial Hygiene Basics

Successfully converted 11 ASC classroom courses to include virtual instructor-led offerings, allowing students to pursue their NSC Advanced Safety Certificate without risk of COVID-19

Replaced NSC University with the new NSC Learning management system, providing a more uniform customer experience

A record of seven prominent buildings, including Wrigley building, Prudential Plaza and Willis Tower in Chicago, turned green in observance of National Safety Month

Recognized nine 2020 CEOs Who “Get It” in Safety+Health Magazine

Launched SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns, to help employers prioritize safety during the pandemic, partnering with over 75 large and small Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, public health and government experts

Established the SAFER taskforce to advise on recommendations and best practices and provide thought leadership, with input from Campbell Institute members

Developed and launched three State of the Response reports, addressing state actions, employer actions, and future of world of work in response to the pandemic as part of the SAFER initiative

Awarded the Green Cross for Safety Excellence Award, sponsored by Board of Certified Safety Professionals, to La-Z-Boy, Inc. for their innovative manufacturing operations ergonomic program

Testified at the Congressional hearing on “Frontline Feds: Serving the Public During a Pandemic,” sharing insights from SAFER on keeping the federal workforce safe

Awarded the Green Cross for Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by UPS, to The Dow Chemical Company, for working to reduce aerial lift equipment injuries by developing next level technology solutions

Established the Women’s Division, with support from Amazon and UPS, providing opportunities to support and educate safety professionals on issues that disproportionately affect women in the workforce

Issued new Campbell Institute report on Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention

Awarded the inaugural Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship, founded by Laura Fiffick of Wilbur-Ellis and Brittany Westphal, to D’Andrea Prim, addressing the underrepresentation of women in EHS

Recognized 32 safety leaders under 40 as part of the 11th class of the Rising Stars of Safety

Secured lead sponsorship for SAFER from Avetta, Cordova Safety Products, FirstGroup, ISN, Majestic, McElhattan Foundation, SAS, and U.S. Steel

Acquired ORC HSE Strategies LLC to enhance NSC workplace safety consulting and offerings

Hosted the inaugural Work to Zero Summit, with support from Exelon and McElhattan Foundation

Held the first State of COVID-19 Response and Future World of Work Summit, with support from KPA and Intelex

More than 1,156 people registered for the virtual Green Cross Celebration, which raised over $661,000 to support the area of greatest need at NSC

Developed a tribute campaign for National Safety Month, encouraging people to honor someone who keeps them safe by raising over $36,000 for the SAFER initiative

Welcomed the Florida Chamber Safety Council as an official NSC chapter