NSC Partners with Nonprofit to Help Reduce Workplace Injuries with Technology

NSC Partners with Nonprofit to Help Reduce Workplace Injuries with Technology

NSC and Safetytech Accelerator will work to help reduce the number of musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs.

A new partnership will work to help reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.

According to a press release, the National Safety Council (NSC) MSD Solutions Lab has teamed up with Safetytech Accelerator, a nonprofit, to focus on MSD prevention through “design[ing], build[ing] and run[ing] an open innovation lab to help facilitate the development of next generation MSD prevention technology and create safer workplaces.”

Findings will be shared at the 2022 NSC Safety Congress and Expo from September 19-21 in San Diego.

MSDs occur when a person performs repetitive motions or overexerts parts of the body. These injuries affect thousands of workers every year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, 272,780 cases of MSD caused people to miss work in the private sector.

In June 2022, National Safety Month, NSC and other organizations pledged to reduce MSD injuries by 25 percent by 2025. Employers can still sign up for the MSD pledge.

To learn more about MSDs, visit our resources or podcast.

About the Author

Alex Saurman is the Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2022

    June 2022

    Featuring:

    • SAFETY CULTURE
      Corporate Safety Culture Is Workplace Culture
    • HEAT STRESS
      Keeping Workers Safe from Heat-Related Illnesses & Injuries
    • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SCREENING
      Should Employers Consider Oral Fluid Drug Testing?
    • PPE FOR WOMEN
      Addressing Physical Differences
    View This Issue