You’ve been working to keep employees safe from a potentially fatal pandemic. The National Safety Council says take a bow and honor others who have done the same.
In the kickoff Keynote address of the NSC’s Virtual Safety Congress 202One, NSC CEO Lorraine Martin announced that the organization has named 2021 the “Year of the Safety Hero.”
Martin noted that one silver lining of the pandemic is the increased emphasis on workplace safety and health overall.
In fact, some employers report an improvement in other safety metrics, such as lack of injuries, during COVID-19.
You can use the hashtag #SafetyHero to honor a fellow safety professional.
Martin also encouraged safety pros to realize how the pandemic has put an emphasis on employee mental health.
“We know that a person has to feel safe in order to be safe,” Martin said. “People who feel safe don’t hesitate to speak up, and voices save lives.”
End of the tunnel
Martin said the approval of three vaccines for COVID-19 is “the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.”
Therefore, she called on employers to encourage their employees to get vaccinated.