Don’t wait to register for the 2018 NSC Spring Divisions meetings. Join professionals from a number of industries in pursuing solutions to shared safety challenges.
The meetings will be held May 20 to 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, IL, near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
The opening session will feature Dale Lesinski, vice president of sales and training for DiVal Safety Equipment, Inc. As a Qualified Safety Sales Professional, Dale will share his inspirational message, “Safety, It’s a Wonderful Life,” celebrating those responsible for the safety of others and the profound effect they have on people’s lives. He’ll also demonstrate the focus and passion every safety professional needs to make the optimal impact.
- Insights from industry experts to bring back to your workplace and communities
- Ideas for recharging your company's safety programs to motivate employees and colleagues
- Professional contacts and valuable networking
View the tentative agenda. Registration information will be available soon.
Benchmarking Offers Telling Insights
Last year's NSC Safety Operations Benchmarking Study revealed several telling statistics about the participating organizations:
- 74% of our members reported their incident rate improved or stayed the same since last year
- 70% felt employee engagement was one of the biggest challenges to improving safety
- The top three most pressing safety & health issues are complacency, an aging workforce, and slips, trips and falls
- Organizations with decreased incidents generally had higher employee and supervisor participation
When NSC opens the second year of the study, companies will be able to input safety data and compare it to others in their industry. This allows organizations to identify areas for their own improvement while sharing insight for other members on how they can shape safety policies.
If you haven't entered your 2016 data, it's no too late. Enter it
today so you can compare your year-over-year results.
Your participation will help your organization identify areas for improvement and provide insight for other members on how to effectively shape safety policies for future success.
Once you complete at least 75% of the survey you will be able to generate dynamic reports, including:
- Benchmarking summary report
- Safety management report
- Safety programs report
- Safety performance report
To learn more about the benchmarking study, review highlights from the 2016 results and see how to create and download personalized reports,
view the recorded webinar. (This is a member-exclusive benefit; you will be required to log in.)
Starting in January, members will be able to enter 2017 data and dynamically compare annual safety and health information including:
- Annual safety and health budgets
- Executive level engagement
- Salary comparisons
- Most pressing safety issues
- Challenges to improving safety and health
- Safety training
- Incident rates
- And more
NEW THIS YEAR: You will be able to enter, track and compare your DART rate, incident rate (non-fatal injuries) and lost-time Injury severity rate.
Another way to get useful information is by joining the
NSC Journey to Safety Excellence program. When you join, you can get a free NSC Employee Safety Perception Survey to determine how much your workers feel you truly care about their safety and wellbeing, raising awareness and engagement.
NSC Kicks Off Opioid Awareness Campaign
Stop Everyday Killers, a national opioid awareness campaign from the National Safety Council, opened in Chicago Nov. 9. It's mission: to educate individuals on the risks of opioids and empower them with tools to address the opioid crisis.
The installation featured Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis, and included 22,000 pills with faces carved onto them. Each pill represents the number of people who die every year – one every 24 minutes – from prescription opioid overdoses.
Stop Everyday Killers also included a survey that found one in four Americans have been directly impacted by opioid misuse. The poll also showed that 40% of respondents are not concerned about prescription medication posing a threat to their family. There is a significant gap in awareness of the risks these prescriptions pose, and this campaign is aiming to help fill that.
Other elements of the campaign include "Opioids: Warn Me" labels for insurance and pharmacy cards to prompt a conversation between patients and prescribers about the risks of taking opioids and possible alternatives. NSC also is working with pharmaceutical disposal company Stericycle, which is providing pre-paid Seal&Send envelopes for returning unused medications.
The campaign also includes a video of people who have lost family members to overdose interviewing others who are using opioids. The footage highlights the impact of the crisis on those affected most – loved ones and their families.
The memorial is going on the road, with stops in Pittsburgh and Atlanta, with other cities being discussed. For information on sponsoring the memorial, contact Kathy Bernstein at
email@example.com. Learn more about the campaign and the opioid crisis at
Advocates Can be a Voice for Change
Through the Survivor Advocate Network, the National Safety Council is able to put a heart and face to unintentional deaths.
The network allows advocates the opportunity to connect with one another and with larger audiences, where they can share stories, educate communities and influencers, and advocate for change. By sharing their personal stories in communities or through the media, they can enhance awareness and advance our common goal of eliminating preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road.
Members of the network met recently at NSC, exchanging stories and discussing how sharing their experiences can help bring awareness to a number of issues at the state and local level.
Do you know someone who has suffered from a car crash related to distracted, drunk, drugged or drowsy driving who wants to share their story? Or would you like to hear from someone who lost a loved one to opioids and wants to help educate your workplace on the danger of opioids? The Survivor Advocate Network can help in both of these circumstances and many more.
Read more about the network, or contact Katherine van den Bogert at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.