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National Council on Fireworks Safety Recommends "Common Sense" Safety Tips for New Yorkers

Using consumer fireworks on New Years is a tradition.  And it can be safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Nancy Blogin, the...

Dec 18, 2014, 12:45 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.

National Safety Council calls on employers to ensure safety of temporary and contract workers

The National Safety Council is calling for host employers and staffing agencies to coordinate and share responsibility for assuring the health and...

Dec 16, 2014, 10:30 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.

NSC estimates nearly 800 total fatalities from car crashes this Christmas and New Year's holiday periods

The National Safety Council released its traffic fatality estimates for the Christmas Day and New Year's Day holiday periods. NSC estimates 366*...

Dec 08, 2014, 13:00 ET
Holiday decorating should be fun, not catastrophic. Follow these simple tips to make sure you trim the tree and cook the family dinner safely.

Don't regret decorating this holiday

Hanging ornaments, stringing lights and cooking holiday dinners should create fond memories, not trips to the emergency room. Yet emergency rooms...

Nov 17, 2014, 10:24 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.

National Safety Council estimates 418 fatalities from crashes this Thanksgiving holiday weekend

The National Safety Council estimates 418* traffic fatalities and another 44,700 injuries requiring medical attention may occur from car crashes...

Oct 27, 2014, 14:03 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

National Safety Council warns: Don't let an injury haunt your Halloween

 An estimated 89* percent of kids in America participate in Halloween activities each year. As children prepare to celebrate, the National...

Oct 22, 2014, 17:45 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

Teen driving expert at the National Safety Council chronicles personal experience teaching own son to drive

 Parents with teen drivers now have a unique opportunity to follow a teen driving expert as she teaches her own son how to navigate the most...

Oct 21, 2014, 14:09 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.

Statement from the National Safety Council urging employers with risk of exposure to prepare for Ebola contamination

The National Safety Council urges employers in the health care sector, and those most likely to come into contact with the Ebola virus, to prepare...

Oct 20, 2014, 12:24 ET
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National Safety Council poll: Majority of parents understand greatest risks facing teen drivers

Today the National Safety Council, in observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, released results of a public opinion survey showing many...

Oct 06, 2014, 13:11 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

National Safety Council: Over-the-counter pain medications are more effective for acute pain than prescribed painkillers

Today the National Safety Council released a white paper, Evidence for the efficacy of pain medications, compiling research showing the combination...

Sep 16, 2014, 16:50 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

NSC and OSHA renew Alliance to help save lives and prevent workplace injuries

The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration today renewed their Alliance to foster safer and healthier...

Sep 16, 2014, 13:35 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

OSHA's Top 10 Violations for 2014 announced at National Safety Council Congress & Expo

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited...

Sep 15, 2014, 13:22 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

National Safety Council presents Cummins with the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award

 Today, the National Safety Council presented the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award to Indiana-based Cummins Inc. at the NSC Congress & Expo,...

Sep 15, 2014, 13:05 ET
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National Safety Council recognizes 2014 Distinguished Service to Safety Award honorees

Today, the National Safety Council recognized six individuals with the highest honor it bestows on safety professionals. The Distinguished Service...

Sep 15, 2014, 11:50 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

National Safety Council and Grainger Launch the Journey to Safety Excellence

Today, the National Safety Council and Grainger, the National Founding Sponsor, launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign at the NSC...

Sep 14, 2014, 16:20 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

The Campbell Institute reveals the predictive power of leading indicators in new white paper

The Campbell Institute – the National Safety Council center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management – has...

Sep 12, 2014, 12:41 ET
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New Member Elected to the National Safety Council Board of Directors

The National Safety Council will announce the election of a new member to its Board of Directors at the group's annual meeting, being held in San...

Sep 11, 2014, 14:57 ET
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National Safety Council announces 2014 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award winners

The National Safety Council today announced two winners of its 6th annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors...

Sep 10, 2014, 14:04 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

National Safety Council announces 2014 Class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety

 The National Safety Council is proud to announce the new class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions....

Sep 02, 2014, 10:51 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. Could you weather a storm?

Severe weather and natural disasters can occur at any time, and the effects can be devastating. September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and the...