About the National Safety Council

NSC helps employers create a culture of safety that will make people safer - from the workplace to anyplace.

Focused on Eliminating the Leading Causes of Preventable Death

The National Safety Council is a mission-based organization focused on eliminating the leading cause of preventable death and injury. Our efforts and thought leadership center on impacting safety through two strategic pillars – workplace and roadway – until the data tells us otherwise. 

In the workplace, NSC gives companies resources workers can actually use around risks they are actually facing. NSC acquired ORC HSE Strategies in 2020. Employers benefit from both organizations' world-class thought leadership, dynamic on-the-ground workplace safety consulting services, and membership in NSC Networks.


Each of our Consulting Centers of Excellence were conceived, organized and coordinated by subject matter experts, and the very best consultants and service providers in the industry have been hand-picked to be on the ground with your team when needed. NSC Consulting is custom tailored to meet your individual needs.

NSC Networks

Safety professionals also can explore various NSC Networks, or become a Total Access Member by belonging to all eight. As a Network member, you will gain access to our global expert staff, wide ranging benchmarking tools, continuing education and much more.

Tools and Resources

We tap the expertise, talent and passion of our members and partners to develop ready-to-use tools to help companies tackle important issues affecting their workers. Every one of our employees, member organizations and strategic partners have one thing in common: a commitment to enable people to live their fullest lives.


NSC uses research and data to drive better, smarter, more personal safety programs. From perception surveys and assessments to tracking the trends, we use our insight to create experiential education, training and tools to mitigate risk. We also engage government nationally and locally to drive polices that create a culture of safety.

Eliminating Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common workplace injury, affecting nearly one-quarter of the global population, and they cost employers billions. In June 2021, NSC and Amazon teamed up to tackle these injuries, which include tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, ruptured or herniated discs, sprains and more.

Workplace Training

In addition to providing best-in-class workplace safety training to thousands of employers, both in-person and online, we spearhead Work to Zero to leverage technology to make workplace deaths a thing of the past. We also train 500,000 first aid responders each year, and NSC members receive a wealth of resources, like perception surveys, assessments and personal support from our staff, to solve their unique safety challenges.

Driver Training

NSC also offers best-in-class driver training, both in-person and online. NSC has trained more than 75 million drivers in all 50 states and around the world.

Safety for All Roadway Users

NSC leads the Road to Zero Coalition to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2050, as well as a number of initiatives to make the roads safer for you and your loved ones. Check to Protect has led to the resolution of countless safety recalls on vehicles nationwide, and for more than 20 years, NSC has managed the National Child Passenger Safety Board, helping certify more than 165,000 technicians to ensure children are secured safely on every ride.

NSC also sponsors Distracted Driving Awareness Month to educate drivers about the importance of attentive driving. In 2009, NSC became the first organization to call for a complete ban on all cell phone use for all drivers. Since then, and thanks to our efforts, 48 states plus the District of Columbia have enacted texting bans for all drivers, and 24 states plus the District of Columbia have made it illegal to use a handheld cell phone.

Safety is Personal

As a 501c3 nonprofit, chartered by Congress, with local Chapters, global networks and more than 50,000 members, NSC relies on philanthropic funds to advance our mission to keep people safe from the workplace to anyplace.

NSC Values

Be Safe
I commit to keep myself and others safe.

Be Bold
I challenge the status quo to realize greater impact.

Be Impactful
I exceed expectations for all those I serve.

I collaborate across NSC with trust and respect to achieve NSC results.

NSC DE&I Commitment Statement

At NSC, we demonstrate our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through our culture and our values. Our culture embraces all people regardless of ancestry, color, national origin, race, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.* We boldly empower our team to model respect and dignity. We find impactful opportunities for growth and development. We create a safe environment that includes mental, physical, psychological and emotional protections. To be NSC is to deliver our mission by working together — our employees, members and stakeholders — so everyone feels a sense of belonging

You can’t be safe if you don’t feel safe. Feeling safe requires a commitment to equitable policy implementation and promoting diversity in the safety profession. We must cultivate our own diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment to deliver on our mission to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

*NSC is an equal opportunity employer.

NSC Form 990

Form 990 is the tax form the Internal Revenue Service requires all tax-exempt charitable and nonprofit organizations to submit annually. Below are these government forms for the 2022 tax year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023.

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Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

Becoming a National Safety Council instructor could be one of the most rewarding decisions you ever make. That’s because the courses you teach could literally save someone’s life. Although first aid and work zone instructor training have components that must be taken in person, many of the instructor training course are available online, so you can complete courses at your own pace. Teach in one or multiple areas and help save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

Instructors: Is Your NSC Instructor Authorization Expiring?

Renew your instructor credentials here. If you work with a Chapter or Training Center, to manage payment for instructor renewals, reach out to your contact directly to process payment for your renewal. If your organization pays for your renewal, provide them with this page to process the renewal. For first aid instructors only: The online administrative course is no longer required for renewal. If you need assistance with your instructor renewal, contact NSC customer service at (800) 621-7619 or [email protected].

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