The National Safety Council (NSC) announced a partnership on Monday with the Florida Chamber Safety Council to make the state safer, healthier, and more sustainable.
The NSC is America’s leading nonprofit safety organization focused on ending preventable deaths and injuries. Organizations within the network provide training, consultant, conferences and workshops to employers in their states and regions using resources provided by NSC.
“On-the-job injuries and fatalities continue to plague our nation, and strong partnerships are critical in order to save lives,” said Lorraine M. Martin, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “We are excited to add the Florida Chamber Safety Council to our growing Chapter network and leverage their expertise to help make workplaces across the country safer for all workers.”
The Florida Chamber Safety Council is an initiative of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and a cornerstone of efforts outlined in its 2030 strategy to grow Florida into the 10th largest economy in the world. An advisory board comprised of safety professionals from Florida companies and institutions leads the Florida Chamber Safety Council. It is the first organization of its kind to serve as the statewide resource for fostering safety, health and sustainability among Florida businesses.
As an NSC Chapter, the Florida Chamber Safety Council seeks to set a national standard for what businesses can expect from their local and regional chapters. The Florida Chamber Safety Council intends to provide guidance on day-to-day safety programs as well as assistance with persistent issues such as opioid misuse, mental health and cannabis use.
“It is an honor for the Florida Chamber Safety Council to be named the Florida chapter of the National Safety Council to serve as the leading safety advocate for Florida,” said Katie Yeutter, Florida Chamber Safety Council President. “As we aim to make Florida the safest state in America, the principles NSC represents will serve as a guiding model for promoting safety, advocating health and leading sustainability in Florida.”
Florida’s Chamber Safety Council will become the 19h NSC in the country.