In 2023, we made an impact on workplace safety

  • Launched the Respond Ready Workplace program to work with employers to reduce overdose deaths on worksites through education and awareness on the value of naloxone in the workplace
  • Facilitated the introduction of the WORK (Workplace Overdose Reversal Kits) to Save Lives Act legislation, in partnership with the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force, to require opioid overdose reversal medications to be available in Federal buildings and have Federal employees trained on its use
  • Welcomed UL Solutions as a member of the Campbell Institute
  • Kicked off SIF project funded by U. S. Steel to develop a P-SIF model and tools that will be free and available for use to any organization on the NSC website
  • Announced the MSD Pledge 2.0, in partnership with Amazon, as the next evolution to transform workplace safety and empower all organizations committed to safety progress to join NSC and MSD pledge members in addressing workplace MSDs beyond 2025; Jacobs and ASSP are early signers of the MSD Pledge 2.0
  • Launched research on the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Developed a white paper discussing the non-physical factors that use or contribute to musculoskeletal disorders, to be released in summer 2024
  • Created partnerships with HFES, AEC, WorkCare and AIHA to extend expertise and reach to EHS professionals
  • Grant winners through the MSD Solutions Lab were awarded nearly $225,000 to support MSD prevention through technology solution piloting and other research initiatives
  • Issued the fourth State of the Response report from the SAFER Initiative to provide guidance on future pandemic-related and emerging topics regarding worker health, wellbeing and safety; completed with funding by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Released a white paper and accompanying web tool to provide an interactive, user-friendly look at high-level cannabis legalization, regulation and testing requirements by state
  • Served an estimated 400,000 professionals through the Work to Zero initiative, funded by the McElhattan Foundation, and helped to make innovation more accessible to businesses
  • Launched the Augmented Reality Risk Assessment, in partnership with the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance, to help employers identify safety considerations and risks related to adopting augmented reality in the workplace
  • Launched the TechHub Marketplace – a searchable directory of NSC-approved technology providers – through the Work to Zero initiative, in partnership with Verdantix, to help make innovation more accessible by connecting industry professionals with technology solutions
  • Received sponsorship from AES, ISN, Dow, GPIC and Schneider Electric to support Campbell Institute events and research

  • Released a new report by the MSD Solutions Lab summarizing results from the first annual MSD Solutions Index, the MSD Solutions Index Pledge Community Report; the report discusses the aggregate performance of organizations on the MSD Solutions Index
  • Expanded the Safety Technology Pavilion at the NSC Congress & Expo where thousands of attendees were able to interact with hazard stations to test technologies designed to mitigate upper-extremity MSDs
  • Developed Industry Spotlights on MSD risks and solutions in industries heavily afflicted by MSDs, such as warehousing, transportation and health care
  • Created a Safety Training Effectiveness white paper available on the Campbell Institute website
  • Published a report on the intersection of psychological safety and inclusion, providing important information about this relationship and practical ways to increase inclusion in the workplace
  • Published a report, in partnership with Safetytech Accelerator, that assesses the benefits of the most common emerging safety technologies; the report includes interviews from executives to better understand industry-specific MSD concerns and highlight successful applications of emerging technology
  • Launched an opioid and drug use education program, Connect2Prevent, to help employers and parents feel more confident talking to employees and loved ones about drug use
  • Presented an interactive Workplace Violence Workshop, developed by the Work to Zero initiative, at the Future of EHS in Long Beach and NSC Congress & Expo in New Orleans to provide safety professionals with information and resources needed to develop a workplace violence prevention plan
  • Presented a Work to Zero initiative poster presentation, The Pathways to Violence: Exploring Evidence-Based and Novel Approaches to Workplace Violence, at the 23rd annual World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Sydney, Australia, attended by over 3,000 safety professionals from over 127 countries
  • Created a new project through the Work to Zero initiative, in partnership with the NCCCO Foundation, to generate a deeper understanding of hazards faced by crane operators and explore potential technology solutions
  • Launched the NSC Safety Leadership Certificate Program to provide leaders in safety with opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills, cultivate a positive relationship with employees, and implement best safety practices
  • Launched a new First Aid eLearning Instructor Development Course as a convenient way to bring first aid, CPR, and AED training to the workplace
  • Launched the free Impairment Recognition and Response Training for Supervisors, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to provide frontline supervisors, safety professionals and managers with the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond to impairment in the workplace
  • Implemented mentorship program for new Campbell Institute members to learn how to get involved and optimize their Campbell membership
  • Hosted the 24th annual Green Cross Celebration, presented by U. S. Steel and a group of generous corporate and individual sponsors, including auction travel support by United Airlines, raising over $720,000 in support of the NSC mission to save lives
  • Campbell Institute participated in the 2023 Future of EHS event by securing speakers and hosting a breakout session
  • Held the Safety Innovation Challenge, hosted by the MSD Solutions Lab in collaboration with Safetytech Accelerator, at the NSC Congress & Expo to convene top technology companies to showcase next-generation safety solutions to reduce musculoskeletal disorders
  • Hosted the Alchemizing HR: MSD 101 for the Incidental Safety Professional webinar for a Workplace Programs event through the Human Resource Certification Institute and had over 1,300 individuals in attendance
  • Gathered nearly 1,000 safety professionals for the fourth annual SAFER Summit with funding by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Partnered with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals to host an environment, social and governance (ESG) workshop for over 30 business leaders to learn about the latest research from NSC
  • Convened three Impairment Advisory Board meetings with its 53 members to discuss issues related to workplace impairment and wellbeing concerns
  • Hosted nearly 200 senior EHS leaders at the inaugural Future of EHS in Long Beach, CA, with philanthropic support from Benchmark ESG
  • Increased attendance in the Campbell Institute Track at the NSC Congress & Expo by 17% from the previous year
  • Partnered with Emergent BioSolutions to improve access to Narcan as a part of the Respond Ready Workplace program
  • NSC Divisions produced 29 webinars with more than 6,400 total views in addition to Division-specific roundtable discussions, open forums, topical work groups and in-person meetings at the NSC Congress & Expo and other conferences
  • Entered into an alliance agreement with CalOSHA to share information, mutually support organizational efforts, and work together to improve workplace safety and health outcomes