NSC Publishes White Paper about Safety Innovation and Technology
Technology can benefit employers in many ways, helping reduce injuries and save money.
- By Alex Saurman
- Apr 07, 2022
The National Safety Council (NSC) released a white paper about benefits of safety technology and how it can save lives.
According to a press release, the paper, “Making the Business Case for Safety Innovation,” outlines how fatalities can be lowered and money saved by implementing safety technology. It features eight technologies, such as autonomous mobile robots and technologies that helps avoid collisions, steps to build a business case, return on investments case studies and more.
The press release notes that investing in technologies can save lives and money. The release read, “Work to Zero found businesses that invest in safety innovation not only stand to quickly recoup their initial investments, but also experience greater efficiencies in production and quality due to the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities.”
NSC also released a calculator to determine return on investments.
“We know financial constraints are a common barrier to investing in safety technology, especially across low-margin industries. However, last year, nearly 5,000 individuals were lost to preventable workplace fatalities, which is why educating small and large businesses alike on the costs saved and earned through a broader implementation of these technologies is critical,” said Paul Vincent, NSC vice president of workplace practice in the press release. “This report ultimately provides environment, health and safety managers a quantifiable foundation for building a business case for safety innovation, which we know saves worker lives.”
The paper was released under NSC’s Work to Zero initiative, which works to reduce workplace deaths to zero by 2050.
Alex Saurman is the Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.