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2014-08-13 23:09:43

a2z, Inc. announces the National Safety Council is leveraging a suite of ChirpE solutions to offer time saving and planning tools to attendees and exhibitors for the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo - an annual event designed for safety professionals. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 a2z, Inc., the Maryland-based event management software company, announces that the National Safety Council (NSC) is leveraging a suite of ChirpE solutions from a2z to offer time saving and planning tools to...

2014-08-12 16:20:43

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary data collected by the National Safety Council indicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes during the first six months of 2014 are down 4 percent, compared to the same six month period last year. In 2014, 16,180 traffic deaths occurred from January through June, compared to 16,860 in 2013. Definitive reasons behind the decrease are not known. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b "Studies show that 90...

2014-07-30 16:28:57

ITASCA, Ill., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Insurance Point, LLC in St. Charles, Illinois and Salt Lake City, Utah. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Insurance Point offers a wide range of employee benefit consultation and insurance brokerage services designed exclusively for healthcare systems and hospitals throughout the United States. Along with traditional life and disability insurance...

2014-07-22 20:22:03

ITASCA, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enesco announced today that it has renewed its agreement with extremely popular, award-winning artist Jim Shore, extending the relationship until the end of the decade. "Jim's artwork and products have remained strong over the years, and nothing is more satisfying than extending a successful partnership like the one we've had with Jim Shore Designs," said Tom Bowles, Enesco's chief executive officer. "I know our retailers and Jim's many,...

2014-06-09 12:30:40

This National Safety Month, NSC calls on Americans to take steps to prevent falls ITASCA, Ill., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fatal falls among adults 65 and older have risen 112 percent* since 1999. More than 21,600* deaths in 2010 were attributed to falls among this age group, accounting for eight out of every 10 fatal falls in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b "For older adults, falls and the resulting injuries can diminish their ability to...

2014-06-04 23:07:17

Triumvirate Environmental Inc. is launching Smiles 4 Safety (#Smiles4Safety), the first-ever month-long, safety-education series of its kind. This series will be comprised of entertaining and educational images, memes, dance videos and more on workplace safety posted digitally every day. Somerville, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Each year, the National Safety Council uses June's National Safety Month to bring attention to key safety issues. This includes everything from tripping and...

2014-05-21 16:21:04

Memorial Day kicks off dangerous period as many teens are out of school, free for summer ITASCA, Ill., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer might be a carefree time of the year, but the National Safety Council urges parents not to be carefree about the situations in which they allow their teens to drive. Memorial Day marks the start of a period commonly known as the 100 deadliest days for teens on the roads. From Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2012, nearly 1,000 people were killed in...

2014-04-29 23:19:13

2014 Mid America to be held in Branson, Mo., at the Hilton Branson Convention Center. Branson, Mo (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 intRAtrain and inspectiTRAC by Russell Associates President and CEO Jerry Van Oort and Business Development Manager Sarah Frank will exhibit at the 2014 Mid America Safety, Health & Environmental Conference and Expo. The expo will be held May 7-8 at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, Mo. Russell Associates’ CEO, Jerry Van Oort, sees Russell...

2014-04-22 12:21:20

ITASCA, Ill., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its 2014 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award. The award, made possible by a grant from the General Motors Foundation, recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to reducing car crashes involving teen drivers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b "Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about half of all...

2014-03-25 12:28:33

2014 edition of Injury Facts® reveals largest safety threats facing Americans today ITASCA, Ill., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released the 2014 edition of Injury Facts®, which details safety statistics and trends across the U.S. and worldwide. Injury Facts has been the Council's go-to resource for all safety statistics for more than 90 years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b Among the more surprising statistics in the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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