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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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1 in 4 Americans Directly Impacted by Opioid Misuse; NSC Launches Education Campaign to Save Lives

Chicago, IL – According to a National Safety Council poll released Nov. 9, one in four Americans personally knows someone who has overdosed or died from an opioid overdose, knows someone who has become addicted to opioids, or has become addicted themselves…
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70% of Americans Worry That Sleep Affects Their Health

​Itasca, IL – A National Safety Council probability-based survey found 70% of Americans are concerned that their sleep habits impact their physical health, and 67% are worried about the effects on their mental wellbeing.…
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NSC Congratulates Mt. Lebanon, PA, on Accreditation as a Safe Community

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council and Safe Communities America congratulates the residents and representatives of Mt. Lebanon, PA, for becoming an accredited Safe Community. Mt. Lebanon has demonstrated the capacity to take strategic and effective actions to prevent injury and p…
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Halloween Night Poses Hidden Hazards and Over 100 Fatalities

​Itasca, IL – In 2016, 107 people died on the roads the night of Oct. 31, and 21% of those killed were pedestrians, according to NSC analysis of NHTSA FARS data. October is the second deadliest month on the roads, according to NSC Injury Facts. With crowds of trick-or-…
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National Safety Council Statement on Trump Administration’s Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council commends President Trump for declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. As the president rightly stated, drug overdoses now kill more Americans than firearms and motor vehicle crashes combined. The Council also applauds requiring fe…
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