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Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years

​Itasca, IL – 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 vehicle crashes last year. That marks a 6% in…
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National Safety Council Statement on Tom Price’s Confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council congratulates Tom Price on his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. With preventable deaths, including opioid overdoses, continuing to rise, it is more important than ever to …
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NSC Honors Texas Employers with Traffic Safety Awards

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is recognizing 15 Texas employers with proven commitment to traffic safety. Nine employers are receiving the prestigious Our Driving ConcernRead More

National Safety Council Statement on Elaine Chao’s Confirmation as Secretary of Transportation

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council congratulates Elaine Chao on her confirmation as Secretary of Transportation. As motor vehicle deaths continue to climb, it is vital to have leadership that understands proven prevention strategies and embraces promising innovation and technology…
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When it Comes to Safety, There are CEOs Who “Get It”

Itasca, IL – 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 protect employees both on and off the job.

"These leaders understand that nothing drives business like em…
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Dr. Wes Scott Appointed to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is proud to announce that…
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NSC Presents Dr. Bruce Goldberger with the 2017 Robert F. Borkenstein Award

​Itasca, IL – The Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division of the National Safety Council has presented Dr. Bruce Goldberger the 2017 Robert F. Borkenstein Award. Goldberger, professor and chief of the Division of Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida in Gai…
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Deborah Hersman Appointed to Department of Transportation Committee on Automation

​Itasca, IL – Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, has been named by Secretary Foxx to serve on the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation. The advisory panel was established to provide counsel regarding technol…
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Campbell Institute: Safety is Underrepresented in Workplace Sustainability Efforts

Itasca, IL – Sustainability programs have existed for decades, but their main emphasis has focused on environmental metrics. While these "green" efforts are certainly a part of sustainability, there is a growing trend that a more equal distribution around environmental, social…
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Holiday Driving May Cost Nearly 700 Americans their Lives

Itasca, IL – The upcoming Christmas holiday period may cost 314 people their lives on the roadways, according to National Safety Council estimates. Another 364 fatalities are expected during the three-day New Year's holiday period.  The Council also estimates 37,200 may be seriousl…
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