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NSC Announces Winners of Prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council presented its prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards to individuals and organizations that have helped save lives and prevent injuries. The Council presented the Excellence Award to P…
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National Safety Council Welcomes New Member to the Campbell Institute

Itasca, IL – The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council is pleased to announce ERM as its newest member organization dedicated to world class environmental, health, and safety (EHS) practices. ERM has joined the Institute – the global center for EHS excellence.  …
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More than 400 People May Be Killed in Car Crashes During Memorial Day Weekend

Itasca, IL – National Safety Council estimates indicate that 409 people may be killed on the roads during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday period – the highest estimate the Council has released for the Memorial Day holiday period since 2012. The estimated number of fatalities is 12% hi…
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NSC Releases Annual Compilation of the Leading Causes of Preventable Death

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council today released the 2017 edition of Injury Facts® – the definitive annual publication for preventable deaths and injuries in the United States for nearly 100 years. Preventable deaths – commonly known as "accidents" – hav…
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NSC Encourages Parent Education During Prom, Graduation Season

​Itasca, IL – A National Safety Council poll found teen drivers are largely aware of the risks associated with driving while distracted, with more than half reporting distraction by technology almost contributed to a crash or put themselves and others at risk. But only 31 percent of adu…
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NSC Statement on Alexander Acosta's Confirmation as Secretary of Labor

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council congratulates Alexander Acosta on his confirmation as Secretary of Labor. A worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds – a stark reminder that more must be done to make our workplaces safe. As the nation's oldest workplace safety advocate, we …
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58% of Construction Workers Say Safety Takes a Back Seat to Productivity

​Itasca, IL – A  National Safety Council survey found 58% of Americans working in construction – the industry that sees the most workplace fatalities each year – feel that safety takes a back seat to productivity and completing job tasks. What's more, 51% say management does on…
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Most Crash Reports Don't Capture Drowsy, Drunk, Drugged and Distracted Driving

Itasca, IL – A National Safety Council review of motor vehicle crash reports from across the United States found no state fully captures critical data needed to address and understand the rise in roadway fatalities. Crash reports from all 50 statesRead More

NSC Announces 2017 Green Cross for Safety Award Finalists

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 Green Cross for Safety awards, given annually to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated safety excellence in workplaces, in homes and communities and on the road.

"Our Gre…
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National Safety Council Statement on Texas Church Bus Crash

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is saddened by the recent Texas car crash that killed 13 people on a church bus and that the pickup truck driver who caused the preventable crash reportedly was texting. The chilling Read More

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