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2014-07-23 08:39:09

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the number of workplace accident rates is on the decline in the U.S., a number of high-profile and serious accidents in recent years has led to new safety processes. To create a healthier and safer workplace, UL, a global safety science leader, believes that organizations must establish a culture in which employees actively identify indicators of unsafe conditions, both through formal and informal processes before a crisis hits. In doing...

2014-07-22 12:30:21

NSC calls on companies to take actions to combat the nation's fastest growing drug epidemic ITASCA, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription painkillers is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety. Even when employees are taking opioid painkillers...

2014-07-08 08:21:07

Governors Highway Safety Association and The Allstate Foundation partner to identify initiatives key to reversing unbelted teen fatalities WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buckling up has always been a simple action that dramatically increases a person's chances of surviving a crash, but more than half of teen drivers killed in 2012 failed to use a seat belt. What's more shocking is that this number has increased by six percent over the last three years. And worse, teen...

2014-06-24 23:16:40

New study suggests that persuading teens to avoid distracted driving might start by asking them to monitor their parents’ driving behavior Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Every day, tens of thousands of students sit through hundreds of public awareness assemblies in classrooms and auditoriums at high schools across the United States. Most of the messages are forgotten within a few days. Joel Feldman is determined to make sure his messages are not among them. For nearly three...

2014-06-23 16:21:08

National Safety Council shares new opinion poll results during National Safety Month ITASCA, Ill., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 73% of respondents think there should be more enforcement of texting laws, while only 22% said the current level of enforcement is fine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b When asked what type of penalties they'd like to see, 52% of poll participants chose...

2014-06-19 23:07:59

In honor of June Safe Driving Month, a new survey reveals 40 percent of drivers report anxiety with night driving by age 40, which is a problem for them and can also be a danger for everyone on the road. Vision plays a key role with low-light conditions and glare limiting the ability to see at night and react quickly, but research shows an effective solution to the problem lies right before our eyes. ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 A lack of confidence on the road is associated with older...

2014-06-13 23:04:10

Local independent agency, Farmington Insurance Agency, spreads awareness of National Safety Month in the local community. Farmington, MI (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Farmington Insurance Agency, based in Michigan, has been providing insurance solutions to individuals and families since 1868. This June is National Safety month, organized by the National Safety Council. In order to spread awareness for this month, as well as bring attention to and help prevent crucial safety concerns, Farmington...

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...

2014-06-03 23:05:51

Dallas attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses National Safety Month, and offers a few important safety tips. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (together with a number of interested stakeholders) have planned numerous activities to sensitize the public on the importance of being safe at all times. On this year’s menu, the council hopes to strengthen its commitment towards educating the public on topics such as prescription drug abuse, slip and...


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