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2013-09-26 16:26:22

More than 13,000 safety professionals expected to attend ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is hosting its 2013 NSC Congress & Expo in Chicago, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. This year's event, Leading Safety into the Future, will take a look forward at the challenges those in the safety field will be facing and how the industry can work together to progress on the Journey to Safety Excellence and ultimately save more lives and prevent more...

2013-09-25 20:20:07

Alaska Injury Prevention Center, Impact Teen Drivers and Traffic Safe Communities Network recognized ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced Beth Schuerman of the Alaska Injury Prevention Center, Impact Teen Drivers and Traffic Safe Communities Network of Santa Clara County as the winners of its 5th annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors Foundation. (Logo:...

2013-09-19 16:21:00

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council strongly supports President Obama's nomination for Deborah Hersman to serve a third term as the National Transportation Safety Board chairman and applauds the Senate Commerce Committee for today reporting her nomination out of committee. NSC and NTSB share in the mission to improve transportation safety, especially as it relates to distracted driving and teen safe driving. (Logo:...

2013-08-30 12:24:25

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WRScompass announced today that the National Safety Council recognized the Company for their 2012 safety performance with its Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. The award is granted to member companies with Lost Time Case Rates (LTCR) lower than half the average rate of employers in the same North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code. WRScompass finished 2012 with an LTCR of 0.0. The average LTCR for NAICS Code...

2013-08-27 23:30:19

Accidents happen whether you’re prepared or not. Pittsburgh Corning is dedicating August’s Safe at Home Week to help families develop a plan to reduce their risk of accidents happening and make their home safer. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Pittsburgh Corning is celebrating national Safe at Home Week August 26-30th by sharing important home improvement tips every homeowner should be aware of to make a safe home environment for their family. More serious injuries...

2013-08-23 16:20:17

Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting Focuses on Technology ELK GROVE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEPT Driver, a California company that develops proven crash reduction programs, will showcase teenSMART, an award winning program for teen drivers, and Lifelong Driver, a program designed to improve driving safety for mature drivers, at the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) annual meeting in San Diego, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt August 25 - August 28. Dr....

2013-08-20 16:20:24

Council encourages drivers to use extra caution to keep our roadways safe ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released its estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. The Council estimates 394 traffic fatalities and another 42,200 medically consulted injuries may occur over the traditional end-of-summer weekend...

2013-08-15 12:20:55

National Safety Council and First Student join together to provide tips on school safety ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the back-to-school season just beginning, the National Safety Council has partnered with First Student, the largest provider of student transportation services in North America, to share important safety information at nsc.org/back2school. Millions of students will head back to school this fall, which is why now is a good time for parents and...

2013-08-08 16:21:35

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary data collected by the National Safety Council indicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes during the first six months of 2013 are down 5%, compared to the same six month period last year. In 2013, an estimated 16,620 traffic deaths occurred from January through June, compared to 17,430 in 2012. Definitive reasons behind the decrease are not known. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/MM23334-b) "The...

2013-08-05 16:20:58

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council was deeply disturbed to learn of the recent train wreck in Spain that killed 79 people. Reports indicate the train conductor was using his cell phone at the time of the wreck. While crashes often involve several factors - the conductor also was traveling at a very high rate of speed - we know using a cell phone while operating a vehicle is risky. The human brain is incapable of simultaneously processing...