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NSC Congratulates Sullivan County on Reaccreditation as a Safe Community

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council and Safe Communities America congratulate Sullivan County, Tenn., on its reaccreditation as a Safe Community. The designation recognizes the county for effectively using evidence-based and promising strategies to keep its residents safe and free …
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Accidental Injury Becomes #3 Cause of Death For The First Time in U.S. History

Itasca, IL – Unintentional, preventable injuries – commonly known as "accidents" – claimed a record high 161,374 lives in 2016 to become the third leading cause of death in the United States for the first time in recorded history, according to National Safety Council data anal…
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National Safety Council Proud to Welcome Four New Members to The Campbell Institute

Itasca, IL – The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council is pleased to announce four new member organizations dedicated to world class environmental, health and safety (EHS) practices. ERM, First Group North America, San Diego Gas & Electric and United Airlines have all jo…
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More Than 660 People May Be Killed, 76,000 Injured on U.S. Roads Over the Holidays

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council urges caution as people plan road trips to celebrate holidays with family and friends. NSC estimates 308 people may be killed and 35,400 may be seriously injured in car crashes during the upcoming Christmas holiday period. As many as 356 fat…
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NSC Statement on the Rise in Workplace Deaths

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is very disheartened to see the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing a 7% rise in workplace deaths since 2015. Fatal work injuries reached 5,1…
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New Short Film Brings Opioid Users Face to Face With Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones to Overdose

Itasca, IL – One in four Americans has been directly impacted by the opioid crisis, but 40% still do not consider it to be a health and safety threat to their family, according to recent National Safety Council poll resultsRead More

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center Reaccredited as a Pan Pacific Safe Communities Support Center

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council and Safe Communities America congratulate the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) on its reaccreditation as a Pan Pacific Safe Communities Support Center (PPSCN). KIPRC's work has resulted in injury prevention being prioritize…
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More Than 400 People May be Killed on U.S. Roads this Thanksgiving Holiday

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council estimates 421 people may be killed and another 48,500 may be seriously injured in car crashes during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday period, according to N…
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Fort Worth Reaccredited as a Safe Community

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council and Safe Communities America congratulate the residents and representatives of Fort Worth, Texas, on their reaccreditation as a Safe Community. Fort Worth has made efforts to impro…
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National Safety Council Statement on Consumer Reports’ Article, Driving While Distracted

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council applauds Consumer Reports' in-depth piece, Driving While Distracted, released Nov. 16. The article reinforces the risks of using hands-free technology behind the wheel, calls attention to the potential benefits of advanced driver assist…
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