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2014-01-16 12:20:27

Annual summary of transportation priorities includes eliminating distraction in transportation ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council applauds the National Transportation Safety Board for again including distraction in transportation - specifically the use of portable electronic devices - on its 2014 Most Wanted List. The list was released today and outlines the agency's highest transportation safety priorities. It is designed to educate...

2013-12-19 12:21:20

ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released its estimates of traffic fatalities for the Christmas and New Year's holiday periods. The Christmas holiday period - 6:00 p.m. December 24 through 11:59 December 25 - is estimated to result in 105 traffic fatalities and another 11,200 medically consulted injuries. The New Year's holiday period - 6:00 p.m. December 31 through 11:59 January 1 - is estimated to result in 156 traffic fatalities and...

2013-11-19 16:20:54

ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released its estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the 2013 Thanksgiving Day holiday period, which begins at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 1. The Council estimates 436 traffic fatalities and another 46,600 medically consulted injuries may occur from motor vehicle collisions during this busy holiday time. (Logo:...

2013-10-30 23:00:08

With decreased visibility, it is important to check headlights, brakes and rims. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 As the days grow shorter, people need to change their driving habits to adjust to the extra hazards of evening glare and earlier night fall. Studies by the National Safety Council show that fatal traffic accidents are three times higher than during the day. Adjusting to the new driving practicing can be difficult after being accustomed to increased daylight hours....

2013-10-17 16:20:20

National Safety Council promotes parent education during National Teen Driver Safety Week ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The most significant threat facing teens is the vehicle sitting in their parents' driveways. Yet, many parents remain under-educated about teen driving safety and the risks new drivers face. In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 20-26, the National Safety Council today released a comprehensive list of things many parents do not - but need to -...

2013-10-14 16:24:26

Immediate action is needed to curb the leading cause of unintentional injury death for Americans ages 25-64 ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released its report, Prescription Nation: Addressing America's prescription drug abuse epidemic showing 47 states must improve existing standards if they are to reduce the number of deaths involving prescription drug overdoses. NSC is calling on states to take immediate action to improve...

2013-10-08 12:20:09

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Chrysler Group presented with two corporate awards recognizing significant achievements in safety, including Culture of Safety Award -- U.S. facilities receive over 100 safety awards -- Jefferson North Assembly Plant employee honored with Rising Stars award The National Safety Council (NSC) has recognized Chrysler Group's focus on improving safety in the workplace with more than 100 individual facility awards, an...

2013-10-01 16:25:18

Recognized for his contributions to the NSC mission CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council has honored former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Alcoa CEO Paul O'Neill with the Council's President's Award at its annual Congress & Expo - the world's largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/MM23334-b) This award recognizes the contribution of an individual or group to the...

2013-09-29 16:20:16

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campbell Institute - the National Safety Council center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management - has launched a new white paper entitled Transforming EHS Performance Measurement through Leading Indicators at the 2013 NSC Congress & Expo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/MM23334-b) This new paper provides a definition of leading indicators, developed by a panel of EHS experts, and describes...

2013-09-26 23:40:58

Clarion to exhibit new and expanded product line of facility and worksite safety signage at 2013 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, and provide resources to better understand OSHA’s standards update to regulations on workplace safety signs. Milford, PA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Clarion Safety Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of safety signs and labels, announces its participation in the 2013 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo to be held September 30...