making our world safer
The nation's leading safety advocate for
more than 100 years
, the National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Working to make the world
, NSC advances this mission by engaging businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to help prevent the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. – unintentional injuries.
The Council is data driven, relying on research to inform best practice solutions to safety issues. To make the greatest impact, NSC focuses on where the most preventable injuries and deaths occur -
cell phone use while driving
prescription painkiller use
safety in the community
. As a catalyst for behavior change, NSC promotes April as
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
and June as
National Safety Month
Acknowledged as the go-to source for safety, NSC provides a variety of educational opportunities – many through
courses, and is a leading source of occupational safety information through
NSC Congress & Expo
brings together the world's largest annual gathering of safety professionals. Through the
Safe Communities America
program, NSC certifies communities with rigorous safety initiatives.
at the Council is the global center of excellence for environmental, health and safety and collaborates with top performing organizations to share research and best practices widely across industries.
Celebrating significant safety achievements, NSC honors an organization with the
Robert W. Campbell Award®
for safety excellence and presents the
Green Cross for Safety® medal
to a company and its CEO for outstanding safety leadership. The highest safety award for an individual is the Council's
Distinguished Service to Safety Award
, given annually.
NSC uses the concept of the
Journey to Safety Excellence®
as a roadmap for organizations to continuously improve their safety practice to ensure zero harm. A 501c3 nonprofit, chartered by Congress with local
networks, and more than 50,000 members, NSC is committed to helping keep people safe wherever they are.