ITASCA, Ill., March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Since our last statement on Jan. 31, the National Safety Council has continued to follow the data about the coronavirus, or COVID-19. NSC urges employers to assess their risk of exposure and ensure procedures are in place to effectively control transmission. Workplace illness prevention training is imperative for all employees.
NSC applauds Congress for passing an $8.3 billion emergency funding bill today. We urge the government to stay vigilant and take additional steps if appropriate.
At this time, the National Safety Council is proceeding with its Northeast Congress & Expo in Pittsburgh March 11-13 as planned. We will continue to follow all government updates, guidance and reports, as well as local officials' and health departments' reports. If we have any updates to our status, we will post the latest information here.
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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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