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18 May, 2017, 12:14 ET More than 400 People May Be Killed in Car Crashes During Memorial Day Weekend

National Safety Council estimates indicate that 409 people may be killed on the roads during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday period – the highest...


11 May, 2017, 18:56 ET National Safety Council Releases Annual Compilation of the Leading Causes of Preventable Death

The National Safety Council today released the 2017 edition of Injury Facts® – the definitive annual publication for preventable deaths and...


03 May, 2017, 17:05 ET National Safety Council encourages parent education during prom, graduation season

A National Safety Council poll found teen drivers are largely aware of the risks associated with driving while distracted, with more than...


27 Apr, 2017, 10:50 ET 58 Percent of Construction Workers Say Safety Takes a Backseat to Productivity, according to National Safety Council Survey

A National Safety Council survey found 58 percent of Americans working in construction – the industry that sees the most workplace...


25 Apr, 2017, 00:01 ET Most Crash Reports Do Not Capture Drowsy, Drunk, Drugged and Distracted Driving, According to National Safety Council

A National Safety Council review of motor vehicle crash reports from across the United States found no state fully captures critical data needed to...


06 Apr, 2017, 06:00 ET The Financial and Human Impact of Addiction in the Workplace

New data show that substance misuse and prescription drug issues are following us into the workplace and the impact is significant. More than 70%...


05 Apr, 2017, 18:33 ET National Safety Council Statement on Texas Church Bus Crash

The National Safety Council is saddened by the recent Texas car crash that killed 13 people on a church bus and that the pickup truck driver who...


03 Apr, 2017, 13:17 ET Top Things Drivers are Doing That Threaten Traffic Safety

With motor vehicle deaths increasing substantially, the National Safety Council identified some of the top driver behaviors and beliefs that put...


27 Mar, 2017, 16:40 ET Virtual Reality Can Help Drivers Understand the Question, "My Car Does What?"

A new survey from the National Safety Council found 39 percent of drivers with new safety technologies in their vehicles say sometimes their...


24 Mar, 2017, 13:43 ET National Safety Council Statement on Utah Lowering its Legal Alcohol Concentration Limit to 0.05

The National Safety Council applauds Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for signing into law, and Rep. Norm Thurston for introducing legislation establishing...


24 Mar, 2017, 09:00 ET National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for Four Prestigious Safety Awards

The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for four prestigious awards that honor individuals and organizations with steadfast commitment...


17 Mar, 2017, 13:33 ET National Safety Council Statement on the American Health Care Act

The National Safety Council is concerned that the proposed American Health Care Act will keep millions of Americans with opioid misuse disorder...


15 Mar, 2017, 15:17 ET National Safety Council and U.S. DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announce Safe System Innovation Grant Recipients

The National Safety Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are pleased to announce the...


09 Mar, 2017, 15:00 ET Prescription Drug Misuse Impacts More than 70 Percent of U.S. Workplaces According to National Safety Council Poll

More than 70 percent of United States employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a...


15 Feb, 2017, 10:30 ET Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years; Sharpest Two-Year Climb in 53 Years

For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary 2016 data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in motor...


06 Feb, 2017, 12:00 ET National Safety Council Honors Texas Employers with Traffic Safety Awards

The National Safety Council is recognizing 15 Texas employers with proven commitment to traffic safety. Nine employers are receiving the...


30 Jan, 2017, 12:00 ET When it Comes to Safety, There are CEOs Who "Get It"

The National Safety Council has announced the 2017 CEOs Who "Get It," an annual recognition presented to safety leaders who go above and beyond to...


24 Jan, 2017, 13:56 ET Dallas Receives Reaccreditation as a Safe Community from the National Safety Council

Today the National Safety Council reaccredited Dallas as a Safe Community, recognizing 20 years of initiatives and advocacy that have helped reduce...


11 Jan, 2017, 15:22 ET National Safety Council President & CEO, Deborah Hersman, Appointed to Department of Transportation Committee on Automation

Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, has been named by Secretary Foxx to serve on the Department of Transportation...


21 Dec, 2016, 12:00 ET Campbell Institute: Safety is Underrepresented in Workplace Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability programs have existed for decades, but their main emphasis has focused on environmental metrics. While these "green" efforts are...


20 Dec, 2016, 12:53 ET Holiday Driving May Cost Nearly 700 Americans their Lives

The upcoming Christmas holiday period may cost 314 people their lives on the roadways, according to National Safety Council estimates. Another 364...


14 Dec, 2016, 14:58 ET National Safety Council welcomes six new members to the Campbell Institute

The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council is pleased to announce six new member organizations dedicated to world class environmental,...


02 Dec, 2016, 15:10 ET 'Tis the Season to be Safe, Not Sorry

Hanging ornaments, stringing lights and cooking holiday dinners should create fond memories. But for too many people, the holidays will be anything...


01 Dec, 2016, 11:06 ET New Report Lays Out Blueprint to Further Reduce Teen Driver Crashes

In a report released today, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) outlined a blueprint for all states...


21 Nov, 2016, 11:22 ET 2 out of 3 Drivers May Be Distracted While Driving in Parking Lots

As Black Friday kicks off the official holiday shopping season, a National Safety Council poll found two-thirds – 66 percent – of drivers would...