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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
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)

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...

Aug 25, 2014, 12:51 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)

National Safety Council estimates nearly 400 fatalities in car crashes during Labor Day weekend

The National Safety Council estimates 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes during the Labor Day...

Aug 21, 2014, 13:43 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 BROWZ Partner to Make Workplaces Safer

 The National Safety Council and BROWZ announced today a partnership to advocate for safer workplaces across the country. Nearly 11 workers...

Aug 18, 2014, 12:44 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)

It's back to school season. Is your child ready?

The back-to-school season is a time that can be stressful for both parents and students. For this reason, the National Safety Council has partnered...

Aug 12, 2014, 13:55 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 estimates traffic fatalities down 4% in first six months of 2014

Preliminary data collected by the National Safety Council indicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes during the first six months of 2014 are down...

Jul 22, 2014, 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

5 things employers should know about prescription painkiller use

The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription painkillers is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent of the...

Jun 30, 2014, 12:56 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 estimates 385 traffic fatalities this Independence Day weekend

The National Safety Council today released estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Independence Day weekend – 6 p.m. on...

Jun 25, 2014, 08:30 ET

National Council on Fireworks Safety Urges Consumers to Practice Safe and Responsible Use of Consumer Fireworks During Their Fourth of July Festivities

Using consumer fireworks on our nation's birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades. And it is equally safe if a few common sense rules are...

Jun 23, 2014, 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

Public ready for stiffer penalties for texting while driving

New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 73% of respondents think there should be more enforcement of texting laws,...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:28 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)

Can't take the heat? Neither can your children

 Just because a car isn't moving doesn't mean it's not dangerous. In 2013, 43* children died from heatstroke inside vehicles – one of the...

Jun 09, 2014, 10:52 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)

Fatal falls among older adults rising at an alarming rate

Fatal falls among adults 65 and older have risen 112 percent* since 1999. More than 21,600* deaths in 2010 were attributed to falls among this age...