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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

Top Things Drivers are Doing That Threaten Traffic Safety

Itasca, IL – With motor vehicle deaths increasing substantially, the National Safety Council identified some of the top driver behaviors and beliefs that put all roadway users at risk and increase the likelihood of being involved in a crash. Compiled through NSC surveys conducted over t…
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National Safety Council Statement on Reported Rise in Pedestrian Deaths

Itasca, IL - The National Safety Council is alarmed by new numbers from the Governors Highway Safety Association indicating a historic rise in pedestrian fatalities last year. Pedestrians are among our most vulnerable roadway users. They are unprotected and, in most cases, outnumbered. …
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Virtual Reality Can Help Drivers Understand the Question, “My Car Does What?”

Itasca, IL – A new survey from the National Safety Council found 39 percent of drivers with new safety technologies in their vehicles say sometimes their vehicles act in ways that scare or surprise them. To help educate drivers and understand new vehicle safety technologies, the Council…
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NSC Statement on Utah Lowering Legal Alcohol Concentration Limit to 0.05

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council applauds Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for signing into law and Rep. Norm Thurston for introducing legislation establishing 0.05 as the legal limit for alcohol — the first state in the nation to do so. Utah was the first state to adopt a 0.08 alcohol c…
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National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for Four Prestigious Safety Awards

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for four prestigious awards that honor individuals and organizations with steadfast commitment to the safety of colleagues, families and communities. Winners model safety excellence and a dedication to continuous improvem…
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Survey: Americans Struggling with Opioid Addiction Miss Nearly 50% More Work; Employers Don't Understand the Costs

​NEW YORK, NY – Workers with substance use disorders miss nearly 50% more days than their peers, and up to six weeks of work annually, according to analysis from the National Safety Council, NORC at the …
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National Safety Council Statement on the American Health Care Act

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is concerned that the proposed American Health Care Act will keep millions of Americans with opioid misuse disorder from obtaining accessible, affordable treatment. For many Americans, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes it possible to access tre…
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Statement from National Safety Council President & CEO, Deborah Hersman, on the One-Year Anniversary of Automakers’ Commitment to Automatic Emergency Braking Technology

Itasca, IL – "Last St. Patrick's Day, the American driving public got lucky. In an unprecedented move, 20 automakers voluntarily committed to making automatic emergency braking standard on all newly-manufactured vehicles by 2022, accelerating fleet penetration up to three times fas…
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