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100 Years of Safety

Celebrating 100 years of safety

The National Safety Council estimates nearly 6 million lives have been saved through the collaborative efforts of the people working to save lives and prevent injuries within the past 100 years. We look forward to working with you to save even more lives in the next century.

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NSC members have access to a downloadable
Century of Safety Toolkit - a resource for organizations to communicate about the 100 Years of Safety, and its own safety initiatives and progress. 



A Look Back:

In recognition of 100 Years of Safety, Safety+Health is featuring vintage ads that appeared in the magazine. Take a look! 

Safety Belt Ad   Respirator Ad   Safety Shoe Ad   Wash Fountain Ad   Portable Oxygen Ad

Safety Sign Ad  Safety Glasses Ad  Hard Hat Ad


Safety on the Frontline:
Thoughts shared from Hank Bongers

As part of our Celebration of the Century, this year we will be sharing stories from people who are living safety every day. We'll continue with some insights from Hank Bongers, CSP. Read Mr. Bongers' feedback here.

We'd also like to continue to collect and report back on additional stories from you.
Share your story

Archieved Stories

Items for sale to help you celebrate:

100 Years of Safety tumbler with lid

100 Years of
Safety calendar

100 Years of 
Safety pin

Tumbler Calendar Pin

Centennial Gold Sponsors




Centennial Bronze Sponsors

Chrysler PPL GP Koch URS

Make a donation:

Donate Now

In honor of the safety accomplishments of the last century, make a donation to the National Safety Council to help save even more lives and prevent more injuries.


National Safety Council Celebrates Safety


Vintage National Safety Council Video on Distracted Driving

Submit your safety pledge

​Please share what you plan on doing in the next year to make our world safer. 

Here's what others have been pledging already: 
I pledge to drive defensively and refrain from using cell phones when driving. There is nothing more precious than saving a human life.
- Alaa of Hamala, Bahrain
I pledge to keep walkways, stairs and hallways clear of hazards and adequately lit.
- Larry of Huntington, NY
I pledge to take all prescribed medication in accordance with the directions given by my doctor.
- Richard of Kansas City, MO
I pledge to lead by example—no call is too important that it cannot be answered after safely pulling over to the side of the road.
- Chris of El Paso, TX
I pledge to identify and correct hazards that could harm my co-workers, and start each meeting with a discussion on safety.
- Luis of Woodbridge, NJ
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