Boeing, Concentra and Shutterfly Among Top Employers Joining National Safety Council Pledge to Reduce Most Prevalent Workplace Injury by 25% by 2025

Three months after launching the MSD Pledge, more than 100 organizations make commitment to improve safety for millions of workers worldwide

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common workplace injury, impacting both employee wellbeing and business efficiencies – and the world’s top employers are taking action. Since launching the MSD Pledge three months ago in collaboration with Amazon  the National Safety Council proudly reports more than 100 leading organizations have made a commitment to create safer outcomes for millions of workers worldwide by reducing MSDs by 25% by 2025.

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The MSD Pledge was developed by the Council’s MSD Solutions Lab, a groundbreaking initiative established in 2021 with a mission to prevent MSDs by engaging key stakeholders, conducting research and sharing innovative solutions to benefit all workplaces and workers. In total, the more than 100 MSD Pledge members represent upwards of 2.6 million employees across every major global continent. By signing the pledge, these organizations commit to:

  • Analyze the causes of MSD injuries and invest in solutions and practices that reduce risks to workers;
  • Leverage innovations and share learnings that improve safety practices;
  • Build a culture of safety where everyone, at every level, is accountable for the safety and health of workers;
  • Collectively reduce MSD risk and subsequent injuries across the pledge community by 25% by 2025.

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“While the business impact of MSDs is undeniable – amounting to billions of dollars every year in lost wages, compensation and productivity costs – the human toll of these injuries is even more significant. We could not be prouder to have so many top organizations step up and join us in this vitally important effort to ensure workers everywhere return home safely every day,” said Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO. “NSC has a longstanding record of convening diverse networks to tackle the most pressing safety challenges, and the MSD Pledge, now supported by leaders from nearly every sector and industry, is the latest example of this. Together, we’re spurring meaningful action against MSDs and will create scalable solutions to benefit workers on and off the clock.”

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with so many companies to address this important issue,” said Heather MacDougall, vice president of Worldwide Workplace Health and Safety at Amazon. “At Amazon, we are focused on continuous improvement, and we know we can learn from all the other organizations that have signed this pledge. The health and safety of our employees is our top priority and, while we are proud of the advancements we’ve made so far, we look forward to finding even more ways to advance safety across our network.”

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