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Mar 19, 2020, 18:00 ET National Safety Council Postpones Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Safety Council has postponed observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April amidst the growing global coronavirus pandemic. For a ...


Mar 05, 2020, 17:33 ET Updated National Safety Council Statement on Coronavirus, or COVID-19

Since our last statement on Jan. 31, the National Safety Council has continued to follow the data about the coronavirus, or COVID-19. NSC urges...


Feb 26, 2020, 20:28 ET National Safety Council Statement on Active Shooter Situation at Molson Coors Facility in Milwaukee

The National Safety Council is closely monitoring information about an active shooter situation that arose Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis. The ...


Feb 25, 2020, 00:02 ET National Safety Council Unveils Comprehensive Plan for Presidential Candidates to Combat Opioid Misuse

Today the National Safety Council, in partnership with more than 50 organizations and companies nationwide, released a comprehensive, inclusive...


Feb 20, 2020, 00:01 ET Motor Vehicle Deaths are Estimated to Have Dropped 2% in 2019

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. experienced a small decline in roadway deaths, according to preliminary estimates released today from the...


Feb 18, 2020, 07:32 ET New National Safety Council Report Shares How Existing Technologies Can Save Employee Lives

The National Safety Council released its first Work to Zero research report, Safety Technology 2020: Mapping Technology Solutions for Reducing...


Feb 11, 2020, 10:07 ET New Campbell Institute Research Guides Employers on How to Prevent Serious Injuries and Fatalities

The Campbell Institute, the global Center of EHS Excellence at the National Safety Council, has released a new white paper, Designing Strategy for...


Feb 05, 2020, 10:05 ET National Safety Council Welcomes Six New Members to Campbell Institute

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


Feb 03, 2020, 12:22 ET New Research Review on Youth Prescription Opioid Misuse Finds Important Opportunities for Additional Investment in Targeted Prevention Work

Researchers at the National Safety Council and the University of Michigan found that about 1 in 20 adolescents ages 10 to 17 and 1 in 10 young adults ...


Jan 14, 2020, 12:03 ET National Safety Council Introduces Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship

The National Safety Council is introducing a new scholarship program for women seeking post-secondary education to pursue a career in EHS –...


Dec 18, 2019, 09:57 ET An Estimated 278 May Be Killed on the Roads Over Christmas and New Year's Day - But Seat Belts Could Save About 245 Lives

The National Safety Council estimates that 115 people may be killed on the roadways during the one-day Christmas Day holiday driving period, and an...


Dec 17, 2019, 15:50 ET National Safety Council Statement on Increase in Workplace Fatalities

The National Safety Council is saddened to see a 2% rise in total worker deaths – 5,250 in 2018 compared to 5,147 in 2017 – according to data...


Nov 20, 2019, 08:07 ET National Safety Council Estimates 417 People May be Killed on U.S. Roads this Thanksgiving Holiday

The National Safety Council estimates 417 people may be killed and another 47,500 may be seriously injured in car crashes during the upcoming...


Nov 12, 2019, 10:07 ET New Chair, Members Appointed to National Safety Council Board of Directors

The National Safety Council has welcomed a new chair and 11 new members to its board of directors. Andrew Johnson, executive vice president and chief ...


Nov 04, 2019, 09:11 ET National Safety Council Announces Amazon Sponsorship to Support Women in Safety

The National Safety Council has received a $125,000 sponsorship from Amazon to support women in safety. The sponsorship will go toward bolstering...


Oct 21, 2019, 07:07 ET National Safety Council: No Level of Cannabis Use Acceptable for Those Who Work in Safety Sensitive Positions

Recognizing that safety concerns are paramount as decriminalization of cannabis continues in states throughout the U.S., the National Safety Council...


Oct 20, 2019, 00:01 ET During National Teen Driver Safety Week, National Safety Council urges parents to stay involved

Despite the fact that teen motor vehicle deaths are on the decline in the U.S., they still remain the No. 1 cause of death for teens1. During...


Oct 01, 2019, 16:30 ET National Safety Council Offers New Online Preparation Course for the Associate Safety Professional Certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals

The National Safety Council is excited to partner with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals to offer a global, state-of-the-art pre-exam...


Sep 23, 2019, 12:03 ET National Safety Council and Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas Unveil Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis

The National Safety Council, in partnership with Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and other regional funders, opened its provocative...


Sep 18, 2019, 13:50 ET National Safety Council Releases New Employer Opioid Toolkit, Calls on Employers to Take Major Action to Address Opioid Overdose

Today the National Safety Council (NSC) made specific asks of the American business community and unveiled a new toolkit that employers can use to...


Sep 10, 2019, 18:01 ET National Safety Council Accepting Scholarship Nominations for Those Pursuing Careers in Safety

The National Safety Council is now accepting applications for its 2020 Women in Safety and Student Member Congress & Expo scholarships. Both...


Sep 10, 2019, 14:01 ET OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2019 at NSC Congress & Expo

Today, the National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently...


Sep 09, 2019, 18:01 ET The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council Releases New Research on Leading Indicators

The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council has just released two new research papers in its ongoing series on leading indicators – An...


Sep 09, 2019, 14:01 ET National Safety Council Recognizes Dr. Megan Tranter with Marion Martin Award

he National Safety Council is honored to announce that Dr. Megan Tranter, global director of environment, health and safety at Amazon, is the...


Sep 09, 2019, 13:01 ET National Safety Council Recognizes 77th Annual Distinguished Service to Safety Award Winners

Today, the National Safety Council honored six individuals with its Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the highest award given to safety...