(Itasca, IL, Tuesday, February 18, 2020) – Workplace deaths in the U.S. are on the rise. According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, total workplace fatalities increased 2% in 2018, the highest number reported since 2008.

The National Safety Council Work to Zero initiative’s goal is to eliminate workplace fatalities in our lifetime.

Using decades of insight, data and an unparalleled network of safety leaders, Work to Zero has set out to identify the most promising technological innovations for completely eliminating workplace fatalities.

The Council’s new report, “Safety Technology 2020: Mapping Technology Solutions for Reducing Serious Injuries and Fatalities in the Workplace,” is a starting point for thinking about how to use new technology to prevent deaths and injuries in the workplace.

The Council can also provide workplace fatality numbers for [STATE], which underscore the need for the technology outlined in the report.

The National Safety Council (nsc.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.

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