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Feb 15, 2017, 10:30 ET Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years; Sharpest Two-Year Climb in 53 Years

For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary 2016 data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in motor...


Feb 06, 2017, 12:00 ET National Safety Council Honors Texas Employers with Traffic Safety Awards

The National Safety Council is recognizing 15 Texas employers with proven commitment to traffic safety. Nine employers are receiving the...


Jan 30, 2017, 12:00 ET When it Comes to Safety, There are CEOs Who "Get It"

The National Safety Council has announced the 2017 CEOs Who "Get It," an annual recognition presented to safety leaders who go above and beyond to...


Jan 24, 2017, 13:56 ET Dallas Receives Reaccreditation as a Safe Community from the National Safety Council

Today the National Safety Council reaccredited Dallas as a Safe Community, recognizing 20 years of initiatives and advocacy that have helped reduce...


Jan 11, 2017, 15:22 ET National Safety Council President & CEO, Deborah Hersman, Appointed to Department of Transportation Committee on Automation

Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, has been named by Secretary Foxx to serve on the Department of Transportation...


Dec 21, 2016, 12:00 ET Campbell Institute: Safety is Underrepresented in Workplace Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability programs have existed for decades, but their main emphasis has focused on environmental metrics. While these "green" efforts are...


Dec 20, 2016, 12:53 ET Holiday Driving May Cost Nearly 700 Americans their Lives

The upcoming Christmas holiday period may cost 314 people their lives on the roadways, according to National Safety Council estimates. Another 364...


Dec 14, 2016, 14:58 ET National Safety Council welcomes six new members to the Campbell Institute

The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council is pleased to announce six new member organizations dedicated to world class environmental,...


Dec 02, 2016, 15:10 ET 'Tis the Season to be Safe, Not Sorry

Hanging ornaments, stringing lights and cooking holiday dinners should create fond memories. But for too many people, the holidays will be anything...


Dec 01, 2016, 11:06 ET New Report Lays Out Blueprint to Further Reduce Teen Driver Crashes

In a report released today, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) outlined a blueprint for all states...


Nov 21, 2016, 11:22 ET 2 out of 3 Drivers May Be Distracted While Driving in Parking Lots

As Black Friday kicks off the official holiday shopping season, a National Safety Council poll found two-thirds – 66 percent – of drivers would...


Nov 14, 2016, 20:01 ET Statement from National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah Hersman on NTSB Most Wanted List

"The National Safety Council applauds the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List – specifically the inclusion of the traffic...


Oct 19, 2016, 11:00 ET National Safety Council Elects Seven New Members to its Board of Directors

The National Safety Council welcomed seven new members to its Board of Directors at its annual meeting, held this week in Anaheim during the annual...


Oct 18, 2016, 19:39 ET National Safety Council Statement on OSHA's Updated Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

The National Safety Council applauds OSHA for updating its recommended practices for Safety and Health Programs – a roadmap for ensuring workers...


Oct 18, 2016, 13:56 ET OSHA's Top 10 Violations for 2016 announced at National Safety Council Congress & Expo

Today the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations...


Oct 18, 2016, 11:30 ET The Campbell Institute Releases New White Paper on Workplace Wellbeing

Today the Campbell Institute – the National Safety Council center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management – released a white...


Oct 17, 2016, 19:21 ET National Safety Council recognizes 2016 Distinguished Service to Safety Award honorees

Today, the National Safety Council honored seven individuals with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, the highest award the Council presents to...


Oct 17, 2016, 16:56 ET National Safety Council presents USG Corporation with the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award

Today, the National Safety Council presented the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award to USG Corporation at the NSC Congress & Expo, the world's...


Oct 14, 2016, 12:45 ET National Safety Council Announces 2016 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award Winners

The National Safety Council today announced the winners of its 8th annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors...


Oct 11, 2016, 14:16 ET National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for Green Cross for Safety Awards

The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its prestigious Green Cross for Safety awards, presented to individuals and organizations...


Sep 30, 2016, 15:21 ET NSC Poll: One-third of American Workers Do Not Feel Prepared for an Emergency

According to a National Safety Council poll, 34 percent of workers in the United States do not feel well trained in emergency practices, including...


Sep 27, 2016, 10:00 ET National Safety Council Partners with the Circuit Court of Cook County to Offer Defensive Driving Courses to Illinois Drivers

The National Safety Council, through a partnership with the Circuit Court of Cook County, will provide driver safety education to Illinois drivers...


Sep 26, 2016, 13:00 ET Young Safety Professionals Recognized for Extraordinary Contributions to Workplace Safety

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


Sep 20, 2016, 13:52 ET Statement from Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, on the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy

 The National Safety Council applauds the release of the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy from the National Highway Traffic Safety...


Aug 25, 2016, 16:30 ET Midland, Mich., Earns Safe Community Designation from the National Safety Council

Today the City of Midland, Mich., became an accredited Safe Community by the National Safety Council. It is just the 19th community in the United...