EMC Insurance Observes National Campaign to Support Worker Health
DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2020)—Safe + Sound Week, a countrywide event recognizing the successes of workplace safety programs, is August 10–16, 2020. EMC Insurance Companies is an official business supporter of the Safe + Sound Campaign, which is organized by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). EMC was the first insurance company to join this campaign.
Safe + Sound Week is the highlight of OSHA’s year-round Safe + Sound campaign aimed at encouraging every workplace to have a safety and health program to protect workers from occupational injuries and illnesses. To support the goal, OSHA provides informational resources to help employers build a safety culture and create a program for preventing injuries at their own organizations.
Founded in 1911, EMC has a long history of promoting safe workplaces by providing loss control services to policyholders, including hazard assessments, environmental health monitoring and onsite safety training. More recently, EMC has broadened the reach of their safety-focused message by making a variety of loss control resources available free to the public on their website, www.emcins.com/losscontrol.
“EMC has always placed a high value on preventing worker injuries, so supporting the Safe + Sound campaign feels like a natural fit. The program is not about compliance and fines, but instead aims to provide employers with tools to improve workplace safety and help protect their most valuable resource—their employees,” said Bryon Snethen, Vice President – Risk Improvement. “As Safe + Sound business supporters, we’ll continue to promote the importance of safety and health programs in the workplace and provide resources to help organizations protect their workers.”
About EMC Insurance Companies
EMC Insurance Companies is among the top 60 property and casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium, with more than 2,400 employees. Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, the company provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit emcins.com.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.