Florida Chamber Safety Council Becomes Florida Chapter of the National Safety Council

ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Safety CouncilA is proud to announce that the Florida Chamber Safety CouncilA has become the 19th NSC Chapter in the United States. Organizations within the NSC Chapter network provide training, consulting, conferences and workshops to employers in their states and regions using the resources of the National Safety Council, the country's leading nonprofit safety advocate focused on ending preventable deaths and injuries.A 
Florida Chamber Safety Council Becomes Florida Chapter of the National Safety Council
By becoming the exclusive NSC Chapter for Florida, the Florida Chamber Safety Council is doubling down on its commitment to making Florida the safest state in the United States. Preventable injuries a?? commonly known as "accidents" a?? are the fourth leading cause of death in the state, trailing heart disease, cancer and stroke. More than 12,600 Floridians died from preventable injuries in 2018, the last year for which data are available. "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."A  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.
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