NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Independent research firm Verdantix has been selected by the National Safety Council (NSC) as the research partner for the ‘Work To Zero’ initiative. In December 2019, the McElhattan Foundation awarded the National Safety Council a grant of $500,000 to educate safety professionals about the potential that technology has to eliminate workplace fatalities and serious injuries.
“It is an honor and a privilege to contribute to the ‘Work To Zero’ initiative alongside the National Safety Council” stated David Metcalfe, Verdantix CEO. “The safety community is aware that a wide range of technologies can prevent workplace fatalities. Recent digital innovations indicate a much wider potential for technology to protect workers from harm in the workplace. As experts in the assessment of safety technologies we believe the time is right for more ambitious adoption plans.”
The ‘Work To Zero’ initiative, led by the National Safety Council, will gather expert opinion from corporate safety professionals, technology vendors and consultants to provide the safety community with a better understanding of how to eliminate workplace fatalities. In 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 5,147 workplace fatalities in the United States. This clearly indicates that traditional approaches to protecting workers are insufficient.
“Verdantix is a valued research partner for the National Safety Council’s ‘Work To Zero’ initiative” stated John Dony, a Director at the National Safety Council’s Campbell Institute. “The expertise that Verdantix has built up over many years through their rigorous assessments of safety technology is a great complement to the National Safety Council’s deep knowledge of safety best practices. Through the support of the McElhattan Foundation we will work collaboratively to deliver new insights that save workers’ lives.”
First-year outcomes of the Work to Zero program will include a research paper capturing the state of emerging safety technology and an inaugural summit event in Bonita Springs, Florida on February 13-14, 2020. More information on the program can be found at nsc.org/worktozero.
EHS professionals are invited to join Verdantix at the eighth Verdantix EHS Innovation Summit to share insights on how to improve EHS outcomes with innovative technologies, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, September 24-25.
Verdantix is an independent research and consulting firm with a focus on innovative technologies that optimize business operations. We have expertise in environment, health, safety and quality, as well as energy, real estate, facilities and maintenance. Through our research and advisory services we help corporate managers, investors, technology executives and service firm leaders to make robust, fact-based decisions. We are committed to delivering objective, timely and accurate analysis to help our clients succeed. For more information, complimentary reports, webinars and expert analysis, visit Verdantix.com
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact. Find out more at www.nsc.org