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May 03, 2016, 13:00 ET National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Service to Safety Awards

 The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, presented annually to individuals who...


May 02, 2016, 11:30 ET Top 5 things many parents may not know about teen driving

A National Safety Council poll found 76 percent of parents are unaware that the biggest risk to their teens' safety is the vehicle sitting in the...


Apr 26, 2016, 13:50 ET Workplaces Have Highest Number of Unintentional Deaths Since 2008, says National Safety Council

 Unintentional injuries in the workplace – such as falls, motor vehicle crashes and exposures to chemicals or other harmful substances...


Apr 12, 2016, 13:28 ET Mobile game Dashboard Blitz teaches users about car safety technologies

 A new mobile game aims to answer a question many drivers have today: "My car does what?" The game, Dashboard Blitz, helps educate players...


Apr 07, 2016, 17:02 ET National Safety Council Calls for Nominations for 2016 Class of Rising Stars of Safety

The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for the 2016 NSC Rising Stars of Safety Awards. This annual recognition honors 40...


Mar 31, 2016, 13:27 ET National Safety Council finds loved ones - not friends or work - pressure us most to drive distracted

 Today the National Safety Council released survey results showing 82 percent of Americans feel the most pressure from their families to drive...


Mar 24, 2016, 14:00 ET NSC poll: 99 percent of doctors prescribe highly-addictive opioids for longer than CDC recommends

Today the National Safety Council released survey results showing 99 percent of doctors are prescribing highly addictive opioid medicines for...


Mar 15, 2016, 15:23 ET National Safety Council Applauds Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for releasing a prescribing guideline for treating chronic pain

The National Safety Council applauds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for releasing a guideline for doctors who prescribe opioids to...


Mar 08, 2016, 18:24 ET National Safety Council Releases New Edition of Professional Truck Driver Program to Help Eliminate the Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths

 The National Safety Council has released the newest edition of its Professional Truck Driver Program. The innovative curriculum equips...


Feb 29, 2016, 17:30 ET Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council on the launch of new "Safety First" blog

 "Every 4 minutes, someone in the United States dies from an injury that is completely preventable. We now lose more people each year as a...


Feb 17, 2016, 10:42 ET Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2015 Increased by Largest Percent in 50 Years, says National Safety Council

 Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths were 8 percent higher in 2015 than they were in 2014...


Feb 05, 2016, 12:13 ET National Safety Council designates Jessamine County a Safe Community

 Today Jessamine County, Ken., becomes an accredited Safe Community by the National Safety Council  through its Safe Communities America...


Jan 25, 2016, 12:47 ET National Safety Council Announces 2016 CEOs Who "Get It"

The National Safety Council has announced the 2016 CEOs Who "Get It," presented annually to organizational leaders who demonstrate continued and...


Jan 14, 2016, 14:25 ET National Safety Council to Recognize Women Leaders in Safety

 The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its inaugural Marion Martin Recognition Award, presented to women who have advanced...


Jan 13, 2016, 10:00 ET National Safety Council Applauds National Transportation Safety Board Most Wanted List

The National Safety Council applauds the National Transportation Safety Board for adding "promote availability of collision avoidance technologies...


Dec 18, 2015, 12:47 ET Three-Day Christmas Holiday Period Could be Deadliest on Roads Since 2009

The National Safety Council estimates 307 people will be killed and 37,200 seriously injured[i] in traffic crashes during the three-day Christmas...


Dec 14, 2015, 16:00 ET What is on your holiday safety checklist?

The holidays are supposed to be a time to unwind in the company of family and friends. The trouble is, most Americans spend the holidays at home...


Dec 14, 2015, 12:00 ET National Safety Council Alarmed by Sudden Increase in Prescription Opioid Overdoses

Today the National Safety Council reacts to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics showing opioid painkiller overdoses in 2014...


Dec 07, 2015, 11:54 ET Prescription Drug Abuse Impacts 80 Percent of Indiana Workplaces, says National Safety Council Poll

Eighty percent of Indiana employers have been impacted by prescription drug misuse and abuse, including opioid painkillers, in their workplaces,...


Dec 01, 2015, 14:21 ET Driver Education Combined with Vehicle Technologies Can Ease Winter Driving, says National Safety Council and University of Iowa

With winter weather upon us, the National Safety Council and the University of Iowa – creators of the MyCarDoesWhat campaign – are...


Nov 30, 2015, 12:00 ET Campbell Institute Report Highlights Five Ways to Keep Contractors Safe

 In a report released today, the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council lays out a safety roadmap for employers to effectively...


Nov 19, 2015, 12:30 ET National Safety Council Estimates 433 Traffic Deaths this Thanksgiving Holiday Period

The National Safety Council estimates 433 people will be killed and another 52,300 will be seriously injured in car crashes during the Thanksgiving...


Nov 09, 2015, 15:30 ET National Safety Council Applauds NHTSA for Advocating for School Bus Safety

The National Safety Council applauds Administrator Mark Rosekind and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for speaking clearly and...


Oct 20, 2015, 12:00 ET National Safety Council Calls on DEA to Require Education for Opioid Painkiller Prescribers

The National Safety Council is calling on the Drug Enforcement Administration to require education and additional training for medical...


Oct 19, 2015, 17:30 ET National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for Green Cross for Safety Awards

 The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its prestigious Green Cross for Safety awards presented to individuals and...