Amazon created a $12 million workplace injury initiative in partnership with the National Safety Council aimed at researching and reducing the most common workplace injuries, the council said Thursday.
The partnership comes as the Seattle-based e-commerce giant has committed to maintain its productivity targets for warehouse workers despite Washington state’s safety regulator determining last month the pressure is causing injuries and violating the law.
The initiative will seek to find “innovative solutions” to prevent the most common workplace injury: musculoskeletal disorders, or injuries involving nerves, muscles, joints and other body parts.
PAY UP: A European Union privacy regulator has reportedly proposed issuing a more than $425 million fine against Amazon over alleged violations to European data privacy laws.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that people familiar with the matter said that Luxembourg’s National Data Protection Commission, or the CNPD, had circulated a draft petition for fines to be imposed on Amazon across the EU’s 27 countries.
The CNPD serves as Amazon’s lead privacy regulator in the EU, with the multinational tech giant’s European headquarters located in the country’s capital of Luxembourg City.