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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...

Jun 03, 2014, 16:02 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 offers 5 tips for using opioid painkillers safely

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for Americans ages 25 to 64. Opioid prescription painkillers –...

May 28, 2014, 15:32 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)

Are Americans worrying too much about the wrong things?

June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council is calling on Americans to take notice of the fifth* leading cause of death –...

May 21, 2014, 14:13 ET
The National Safety Council warns parents that from Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2012, more than 550 teens were killed on our nation's roads. As we start the period commonly known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers, visit DriveitHOME.org to learn how to keep teens safe. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

National Safety Council warns parents of the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers

 Summer might be a carefree time of the year, but the National Safety Council urges parents not to be carefree about the situations in which...

May 19, 2014, 11:04 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 Estimates Nearly 400 Fatal Crashes this Memorial Day Weekend

The National Safety Council today released its estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend,...

May 01, 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. (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

Employers can help end cell phone distracted driving

Car crashes are the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the U.S., and cell phone use is estimated to be involved in 26 percent of all crashes....

Apr 29, 2014, 10:15 ET
Cell phone use while driving is a serious public safety threat. The National Safety Council estimates 26 percent of all car crashes each year involve cell phone use - handheld or hands-free. Learn why driving while talking on a hands-free cell phone is not safer. Visit nsc.org/handsfreerisk.  (PRNewsFoto/National Safety Council)

National Safety Council infographic shows hands-free devices give drivers a false sense of security

 The National Safety Council estimates 26 percent of all car crashes involve cell phone use. Although texting is widely considered the riskiest...

Apr 22, 2014, 11:15 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 calls for 2014 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award nominations

The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its 2014 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award. The award, made possible by a grant from...

Apr 17, 2014, 14:53 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 Top 3 Winners of its Hands-free is not risk-free Video Contest

The National Safety Council today announced the winners of its Hands-free is not risk-free video contest as part of its Distracted...

Apr 11, 2014, 10:00 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)

National Safety Council honors Owens Corning with the 2014 Green Cross for Safety medal

The National Safety Council presented Owens Corning with the Green Cross for Safety medal at its 15th annual fundraising dinner in Atlanta last...

Apr 08, 2014, 10:38 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)

Nominations now being accepted for the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2014

Today, the National Safety Council has announced it is accepting nominations for the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable...