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NSC Needs Your Help to Eliminate Preventable Deaths in Our Lifetime

  • The Issue

    The National Safety Council serves as the nation's leading safety advocate. The Council's mission is to eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime – at work, in homes and communities, and on the road. Through leadership, research, education, advocacy and proven solutions, the Council will make a difference in the occurrence of preventable deaths and injuries.

    Preventable deaths are at an all-time high in America. More than 130,000 people die needlessly every year – one every four minutes – from a preventable incident such as a car crash, poisoning or fall. Unfortunately, Americans are unaware of the high risk of unintentional death. According to a recent survey by the Council, Americans are more worried about illness and violence than of unintentional injuries.

    ​The Solution

    The National Safety Council is taking a stand to eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime. We do this through research, advocacy, partnerships and evidence-based action.

    With partners like you, the Council will achieve the goal to keep each other safe. Whether it's presenting the latest research, creating public awareness campaigns and events, or offering employers the tools and resources needed to keep their employees safe on and off the job. Together, we can create a culture of safety.

    How You Can Help

    The Council seeks unrestricted funding and program underwriting to support our mission. It will make significant impact toward eliminating preventable deaths in the following three areas:

    At Work

    Over 100 years ago, the Council was founded as a workplace safety organization, chartered by Congress, to examine the root causes of worker fatalities. The Council has made incredible progress, but there is still a long way to go. Motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death in the workplace. Join us in our mission to end workplace injury and death.

    ​At Home

    Nearly 30,000 people die each year from opioid overdose, and more than 19,000 of those are from prescription opioids. Poisoning (mainly drug overdose) is the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in homes and communities Join us in our efforts to eliminate opioid misuse​ and other preventable deaths in homes and communities​.

    On the Road

    Motor vehicle fatalities were up 9% through the first six months of 2016 and 18% over the same period in 2014. Car crashes remain the leading cause of death in the workplace, as well as for teens, and distraction is still a serious issue. Help us end distracted driving and reach parents and teens to​ keep young drivers safer.

    Support the work of the Council through an unrestricted gift. Make a donation today to Friends of Safety, or join us as we celebrate safety leadership at the Green Cross for Safety dinner.

  • Help Us Save a Life

    ​​With your help, we can educate and change unsafe behaviors. Donate to NSC and become a Friend of Safety today.

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    Help us recognize the recipients and pay tribute to their outstanding accomplishments in advancing the mission of the Council: Eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime. 

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National Safety Council Mission

The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

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