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Apr 30, 2015, 16:28 ET
National Safety Council

91 percent of parents who drive distracted do so in front of their teens, according to NSC survey

A National Safety Council survey found 91 percent of parents who use their cell phones while driving do so when their teens are in the car, despite...

Apr 29, 2015, 13:00 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.

5 things you can do to reduce risk of distracted driving

Car crashes kill 100 people every day in the United States with about nine out of 10 of all crashes caused by driver error, not faulty brakes or...

Apr 28, 2015, 12:32 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.

National Safety Council accepting nominations for 2015 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards

The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, made possible by a grant from the...

Apr 24, 2015, 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.

Heart-wrenching PSA shows parents that hands-free phone calls can kill

ITASCA, Ill., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –  It's estimated that 26 percent of all car crashes result from cell phone use,...

Apr 24, 2015, 10:45 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.

Statement from the National Safety Council on Apple Watch release

The National Safety Council is concerned about the risks of using a smart watch, such as the newly released Apple Watch, while driving. Numerous...

Apr 22, 2015, 15:10 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.

Animated infographic shows risks of using Infotainment dashboards while driving

 Eighty percent of U.S. drivers believe hands-free devices must be safe if built into their vehicles, according to the National Safety Council....

Apr 22, 2015, 11:24 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.

On Workers' Memorial Day, National Safety Council urges employers to address workplace illnesses

This Workers' Memorial Day, observed April 28, the National Safety Council is calling on employers to better understand and identify the risks...

Apr 15, 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.

Call for Nominations: NSC Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2015

The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for the 2015 NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Awarded...

Apr 10, 2015, 11:00 ET
CB&I receives the Green Cross for Safety medal. Pictured left to right: Constance Bayne, NSC Board Member and Trustee Chair; Philip Asherman, CB&I president and CEO; Deborah A.P. Hersman, NSC president and CEO; and Jeff Woodbury, NSC Board Chairman

CB&I honored with the 2015 Green Cross for Safety medal from the National Safety Council

The National Safety Council presented CB&I with the Green Cross for Safety medal at a dinner in its honor in Houston last night. The dinner...

Apr 01, 2015, 14:00 ET
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8 in 10 Americans believe cell phones are addictive, says the National Safety Council

A National Safety Council public opinion poll found more than eight in 10 Americans believe cell phones are addictive, underscoring the need to...

Mar 16, 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

National Safety Council to host first Community Safety Summit in Austin

The National Safety Council is calling on safety leaders, researchers, health professionals and students to learn and collaborate on Texas' most...

Mar 12, 2015, 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.

NSC poll: Nearly 70 percent of prescription painkiller users don't know opioid sharing is a felony

 Today the National Safety Council released a national public opinion poll showing nearly 70 percent of those who take opioid prescription...

Feb 26, 2015, 16:30 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.

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*...