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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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NSC, U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announce Safe System Innovation Grant Recipients

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are pleased to announce the recipients of the first-ever Safe System Innovation Grants through the Road to Zero initiative. The grants are awar…
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Prescription Drug Misuse Impacts More than 70% of U.S. Workplaces

Itasca, IL – More than 70% of U.S. employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a survey released today by the National Sa…
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TOPS Staffing Earns Safety Standard of Excellence Mark From NSC and American Staffing Association

Itasca, IL - TOPS Staffing LLC, a light industrial staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions company serving the greater Pittsburgh area, has earned the Safety Standard of Excellence mark …
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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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