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Sep 22, 2017, 15:54 ET Young Safety Professionals Recognized for Extraordinary Contributions to Workplace Safety

The National Safety Council is proud to announce its eighth class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety – a group of future leaders dedicated to making...


Sep 20, 2017, 16:08 ET National Safety Council Opens World's Largest Annual Safety Show in Indianapolis

The National Safety Council is hosting its 2017 NSC Congress & Expo in Indianapolis September 23-27. This year's event, Racing to Zero – Safety...


Sep 13, 2017, 18:06 ET New National Safety Council Report Highlights Safety Benefits of Contractor Management Programs

The National Safety Council recently released a new report, Making the Case for Contractor Management: Examining the Safety Benefits of...


Sep 08, 2017, 16:54 ET National Safety Council Appoints Jennifer Steffus as Chief Development Officer

The National Safety Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Steffus as Chief Development Officer. Ms. Steffus will oversee the...


Aug 24, 2017, 18:09 ET Hurricane Harvey is Headed for the Gulf Coast. Could You Weather the Storm?

The National Safety Council encourages everyone in the path of Hurricane Harvey to keep informed, heed government warnings and stay safe. Because...


Aug 24, 2017, 15:56 ET National Safety Council: More Than 400 People May be Killed on U.S. Roads this Labor Day Holiday

The National Safety Council estimates 421 people may be killed and another 48,400 may be seriously injured in car crashes during the upcoming Labor...


Aug 15, 2017, 06:18 ET Motor Vehicle Deaths Drop Slightly in First Half of 2017, But Remain 8 Percent Higher Than at The Same Time Two Years Ago

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2017 are 1 percent lower than they...


Aug 11, 2017, 13:26 ET National Safety Council Statement on President Trump Declaring the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

The National Safety Council commends President Trump for the decision to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. We are in the midst of the...


Jul 31, 2017, 12:28 ET Statement from the National Safety Council on National Heatstroke Awareness Day

In observance of today as National Heatstroke Awareness Day, the National Safety Council is calling on parents and caregivers to look before they...


Jul 26, 2017, 06:00 ET National Safety Council: 43 Percent of Americans Admit They May Be Too Tired To Function Safely At Work

ITASCA, Ill., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new National Safety Council survey-based report, 43 percent of Americans say...


Jul 21, 2017, 16:34 ET Distracted Driving: Shut it Up and Power Down Says National Safety Council in Reworked 80's Pop Tune

The National Safety Council is putting a new spin on the fight to end distracted driving. The Council's new music video, Everybody Just Drive...


Jul 20, 2017, 17:14 ET Free Kit Helps Employers Stop the Leading Cause of Workplace Death

The National Safety Council released a first-of-its-kind Safe Driving Kit to help employers eliminate the number one cause of workplace deaths –...


Jul 19, 2017, 15:09 ET NTSB, NSC Arrange Expert Panel for Roundtable Discussion on Driver-Assistance Technology in Heavy-Duty Trucks

The barriers and safety benefits of using advanced technology in heavy-duty trucks will be the focus of a roundtable discussion hosted by the...


Jun 29, 2017, 14:05 ET Nearly 600 People Are Estimated To Be Killed in Car Crashes During July 4 Holiday Period

National Safety Council calculations indicate 582 people may be killed on the roads during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday period, and an...


Jun 28, 2017, 08:30 ET National Safety Council and FCA US Urge Drivers to Check for and Address Recalls

As Americans prepare to kick off summer travel season, the National Safety Council and founding coalition partner FCA US launched Check To Protect,...


Jun 27, 2017, 10:00 ET No State Receives an "A" for Safety, According to National Safety Council Report

According to a new National Safety Council report, no state goes far enough to protect its residents from leading causes of preventable deaths and...


Jun 15, 2017, 11:00 ET National Safety Council Partners with ECT-Shenzhen to Launch First Aid, CPR and AED Training in China

The National Safety Council, an global leader in safety training, and ECT-Shenzhen have launched the new NSC First Aid, CPR & AED program in...


Jun 01, 2017, 14:20 ET Preventable Deaths Increase during Summer Months Says National Safety Council

National Safety Council data show that July and August typically record the highest number of preventable deaths, underscoring the need to use...


May 30, 2017, 11:00 ET Chicago Skyline to Turn Green for Safety During National Safety Month

The National Safety Council applauds building owners across Chicago for agreeing to light their properties green in observance of June as National...


May 26, 2017, 00:30 ET National Safety Council Announces Winners of its Prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards

The National Safety Council presented its prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards to individuals and organizations that have helped save lives...


May 18, 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...


May 11, 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...


May 03, 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...


Apr 27, 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...


Apr 25, 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...