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00:01 ET Accidental Injury Becomes #3 Cause of Death For The First Time in U.S. History

Unintentional, preventable injuries – commonly known as "accidents" – claimed a record high 161,374 lives in 2016 to become the third leading cause...


Dec 20, 2017, 18:05 ET More Than 660 People May Be Killed, 76,000 Injured on U.S. Roads Over the Upcoming Holidays

The National Safety Council urges caution as people plan road trips to celebrate holidays with family and friends. NSC estimates 308 people may be...


Dec 05, 2017, 05:00 ET New Short Film Brings Opioid Users Face to Face With Those Who've Lost Loved Ones to Overdose

One in four Americans has been directly impacted by the opioid crisis, but 40 percent still do not consider it to be a health and safety threat to...


Nov 17, 2017, 11:53 ET National Safety Council: More Than 400 People May be Killed on U.S. Roads this Thanksgiving Holiday

The National Safety Council estimates 421 people may be killed and another 48,500 may be seriously injured in car crashes during the upcoming...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:46 ET National Safety Council Congratulates Fort Worth, TX on Reaccreditation as a Safe Community

The National Safety Council and Safe Communities America congratulate the residents and representatives of Fort Worth, Texas, on their...


Nov 09, 2017, 00:15 ET Poll: 1 in 4 Americans Directly Impacted by Opioid Misuse; Results Prompt National Safety Council to Launch Education Campaign to Save Lives

According to a National Safety Council poll released today, one in four Americans personally knows someone who has overdosed or died from an opioid...


Nov 02, 2017, 15:01 ET National Safety Council: 70 Percent of Americans Worry That Sleep Affects Their Physical Health

A National Safety Council probability-based survey found 70 percent of Americans are concerned that their sleep habits impact their physical...


Oct 30, 2017, 14:06 ET NSC Congratulates Mt. Lebanon, PA on Accreditation as a Safe Community

The National Safety Council and Safe Communities America congratulates the residents and representatives of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, for becoming...


Oct 30, 2017, 11:37 ET Halloween Night Poses Hidden Hazards and Over 100 Fatalities

In 2016, 107 people died on the roads the night of October 31st, and 21 percent of those killed were pedestrians.i October is the second deadliest...


Oct 26, 2017, 17:25 ET National Safety Council Statement on Trump Administration's Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis

The National Safety Council commends President Trump for declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. As the president rightly stated,...


Oct 06, 2017, 13:03 ET National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for 2018 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...


Oct 05, 2017, 14:30 ET National Safety Council Statement on AAA Foundation Research Regarding the Distracting Nature of Vehicle Infotainment Systems

The National Safety Council applauds the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety on its new research highlighting the correlation between distraction and...


Oct 04, 2017, 15:26 ET National Safety Council Urges Americans to Make Safety a Priority on Safe Communities America Day

Today, the National Safety Council is calling on all Americans to observe Safe Communities America Day by making safety a priority in their homes...


Sep 26, 2017, 14:00 ET The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council Introduces New Research on Visual Literacy

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


Sep 26, 2017, 13:08 ET National Safety Council Recognizes Alexi Carli With the Marion Martin Award

The National Safety Council is pleased to bestow its annual Marion Martin Award to Alexi Carli, CSP, vice president of Global Health and Safety at...


Sep 26, 2017, 10:30 ET OSHA's Top 10 Violations for 2017 revealed 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...


Sep 25, 2017, 15:00 ET National Safety Council Introduces the Women in Safety Scholarship Program

The National Safety Council is introducing a new scholarship program for women pursuing safety as a career, with nominations opening on...


Sep 25, 2017, 14:00 ET National Safety Council Recognizes 2017 Distinguished Service to Safety Award Honorees

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


Sep 25, 2017, 10:00 ET Report: Exhausted Employees Cost American Companies Millions of Dollars Annually

Sleep disorders and sleep deficiency are hidden workplace issues that affect employers across America. New research from the National Safety...


Sep 24, 2017, 17:00 ET New Chairman, Board Members, Appointed to National Safety Council Board of Directors

The National Safety Council announced that Mark Vergnano, CEO and president of The Chemours Company, has been elected chairman of the NSC board of...


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...