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Jul 13, 2015, 11:13 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

National Safety Council calls for workplace policies around opioid painkiller use

The National Safety Council is calling on employers to develop workplace policies around the use of opioid prescription painkillers after reviewing...

Jul 09, 2015, 16:59 ET
Jul 06, 2015, 15:11 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

New Cell Phone Policy Assessment Tool Exposes Potential Gaps in Workplace Safety

 The National Safety Council recently launched a Cell Phone Policy Assessment Tool that provides instant feedback on an employer's cell phone...

Jul 01, 2015, 12:24 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy

July is the deadliest month of the year when it comes to preventable deaths

Deaths from preventable incidents are 11 percent higher in July than the national average, making it the deadliest month of the year for...

Jun 29, 2015, 13:16 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Fourth of July weekend predicted to be deadliest in seven years

The National Safety Council estimates 409 deaths and 49,500 injuries requiring medical attention will occur on our nation's roadways this Fourth of...

Jun 25, 2015, 12:00 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

New online distracted driving course from the National Safety Council helps employers tackle leading cause of workplace deaths

 Today the National Safety Council released a 90-minute Distracted Driving Online course to help employers educate staff about the risks of...

Jun 23, 2015, 14:45 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Nearly Half Of Opioid Painkiller Users Unaware They Are Taking Drugs As Addictive As Heroin

 Forty-five percent of Americans who use opioid prescription painkillers do not realize they are taking an opioid, or that the drug is just as...

Jun 22, 2015, 08:30 ET

What Consumers Need to Know Before Buying Fireworks

 Everyone enjoys fireworks, especially in the festive Fourth of July season. But consumers need to be careful about where they buy their...

Jun 17, 2015, 13:36 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Distracted walking injuries on the rise; 52 percent occur at home

Fifty-two percent of distracted walking incidents involving cell phones happen at home – not adjacent to roadways, as many may believe,...

Jun 11, 2015, 18:30 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Do you know the hidden threats to your safety?

 Many Americans worry about their safety, but are they focused on the wrong threats? Airplane crashes, environmental disasters and insect...

Jun 09, 2015, 16:19 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Top 10 States With Lowest And Highest Rates Of Unintentional Deaths: The Fourth Leading Killer In The U.S.

Today the National Safety Council released its annual list of states with the lowest and highest rates of unintentional injury-related deaths[i],...

Jun 01, 2015, 15:33 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Knowledge is power: Understanding our 'Odds of Dying' can help us make safer choices, says National Safety Council

The National Safety Council is kicking off National Safety Month by unveiling its annual list of Americans' 'Odds of Dying' from various causes....

May 27, 2015, 10:00 ET
Traffic Fatalities Increasing in 2015

Traffic deaths have increased six consecutive months, says National Safety Council

 Traffic deaths in the U.S. have increased every month for the past six months compared with the same months in 2014i, and the National Safety...

May 18, 2015, 13:30 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy

Cell phones are involved in an estimated 27 percent of all car crashes, says National Safety Council

 According to National Safety Council estimates, cell phone-related crashes have increased for the third consecutive year and now account for...

May 15, 2015, 14:14 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Nearly 400 fatalities from crashes this Memorial Day weekend, estimates National Safety Council

The National Safety Council today released its estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend,...

May 06, 2015, 17:11 ET
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National Safety Council applauds Oklahoma lawmakers for banning texting while driving

The National Safety Council applauds Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and state lawmakers for enacting a statewide ban on texting while driving – a...

Apr 30, 2015, 16:28 ET
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91 percent of parents who drive distracted do so in front of their teens, according to NSC survey

A National Safety Council survey found 91 percent of parents who use their cell phones while driving do so when their teens are in the car, despite...

Apr 29, 2015, 13:00 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

5 things you can do to reduce risk of distracted driving

Car crashes kill 100 people every day in the United States with about nine out of 10 of all crashes caused by driver error, not faulty brakes or...

Apr 28, 2015, 12:32 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

National Safety Council accepting nominations for 2015 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards

The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, made possible by a grant from the...

Apr 24, 2015, 11:00 ET
The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Heart-wrenching PSA shows parents that hands-free phone calls can kill

ITASCA, Ill., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –  It's estimated that 26 percent of all car crashes result from cell phone use,...