Every Worker Deserves to Make it Home Safe – Every Day

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5,190 people – more than 14 a day – died while doing their jobs in 2016. And, for every worker lost, countless loved ones, co-workers and friends are affected.


For more than 100 years, the National Safety Council has been a leader in workplace safety, and we believe we can eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime. Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 reminds us that we still have a long way to go. Despite all the advances that have been made in safety, for the first time in nearly a decade, workplace deaths have surpassed 5,000.

Implementing Safety Measures can Save Lives

NSC Safety training builds skills needed to save lives:

For more than 100 years, the National Safety Council has been a leader in workplace safety. We know that employers who show they care about the safety of their employees see improved morale, increased productivity, lower costs and, most importantly, fewer injuries.

The OSHA-NSC Alliance

The OSHA-NSC Alliance agreement aims to prevent workplace injuries, deaths and illnesses. As part of the agreement, OSHA and NSC partner to:

  • Develop compliance assistance tools and best practice documents
  • Convene, participate and exhibit at occupational safety and health forums and stakeholder meetings
  • Collaborate with other OSHA Alliance participants to address specific safety topics
  • Support and promote the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign
We're Working Together

Pledge to be Safe at Work

Safety is everyone's responsibility, and you can show your commitment by taking our SafeAtWork pledge. Doing your part today can help save a life tomorrow – maybe even your own.

Take the Pledge

Measure your Safety Progress

How is safety in your workplace progressing? The National Safety Council offers consulting and research services to help you track, evaluate and improve your safety management system.

Let Us Help

Engage Employees and Create a Safety Culture

Some of the best feedback is through the opinions of the people who matter most: your employees. NSC has more than 20 years of experience in surveys and analyzing data. Let us help you find your strengths and weaknesses.

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Safety Measurement Tools

Every safety professional should have access to data to help build their business case for safety, as well as understand what the research says about how safety impacts businesses positively.

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Workplace Fatalities
By the Numbers

Nearly 5,200 American workers were killed on the job in 2016. Take a look at these staggering numbers.

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Keeping Contractors Safe

Contract workers often perform higher risk jobs with little management supervision. An NSC study looks at the impact of contractor management programs on contractor safety.

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Trusted NSC Publications

NSC publishes magazines for safety pros, workers and their families; newsletters for a variety of audiences; and books for professionals and students.

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