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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: Opioid prescription painkillers have hidden, deadly side effects

 Today the National Safety Council released a white paper, The psychological and physical side effects of pain medications, debunking the...

Jan 26, 2015, 11:48 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 Unveils the 2015 CEOs Who 'Get It'

The National Safety Council has announced the 2015 CEOs Who "Get It," its annual recognition of leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to...

Jan 20, 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 report: Expand licensing requirements to further reduce teen driver crashes

Today the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) released a report on Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), A...

Jan 06, 2015, 10:37 ET
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National Safety Council Urges Americans to Prepare as Cold Grips the Nation

Temperatures are plummeting across the country. Regardless of where you live, everyone will likely be exposed to severe winter weather at some...

Dec 29, 2014, 08:30 ET

National Council on Fireworks Safety Offers Tips for Responsible New Year's Celebrations

 New Year's Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year.  And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating.  In...

Dec 19, 2014, 08:30 ET

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...