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2013-02-27 16:20:22

Lawmakers championed inclusion of key incentive grant provisions in MAP-21 legislation ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced it plans to present its Excellence in Highway Safety award to two U.S. senators and two U.S. congressmen for their leadership in teen driving and distracted driving. NSC will recognize Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) for...

2013-02-20 08:22:34

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannah Kain, CEO of ALOM, applauded ADEPT Driver, Advanced Drivers Education Products & Training, Inc., for being awarded the National Safety Council's 4(th) Annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award for its teenSMART(®) crash reduction program. Introduced in 1999, teenSMART is the only driver safety program to identify and address the six behavioral and social factors that cause more than 90 percent of all teen driving collisions....

2013-02-19 12:20:22

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced today its preliminary estimate that approximately 36,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2012. This marks a five percent upsurge from 2011 and is the first increase since 2004 to 2005. Crash injuries requiring medical attention also are estimated to have risen by five percent since 2011 to a total of 3.9 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120705/DC35658LOGO) Total miles...

2013-02-04 12:20:41

Safety professionals will learn importance of employer corporate cell phone policies ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is pleased to announce that National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman will speak at the Employer Cell Phone Policy Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. More than 150 employers from a variety of industries across California are expected to attend the free seminar...

2013-01-14 02:21:34

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Few aspects of the job can produce as many sleepless nights for a fleet manager as the issue of safety. Whether it's monitoring employee motor vehicle records or combating distracted driving through comprehensive safety policies, fleet management and safety go hand in hand. Attendees to NAFA Fleet Management Association's 2013 Institute & Expo (I&E) will have the opportunity to listen to a true safety expert - Janet Froetscher, the...

2012-12-12 16:21:08

The Robert W. Campbell Award is the most prestigious EHS honor given to an organization ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is inviting organizations from around the globe to apply for safety's highest honor - the 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award. Presented annually, the Campbell Award is given to an organization that integrates environmental, health and safety management into the very core of its business operations and understands that this...

2012-11-27 08:20:49

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS), today announced preliminary findings from a major, national study of teen drivers (ages 16 to 18) and parents of teen drivers conducted jointly with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The Study shows a significant correlation between parent and teen behaviors behind the wheel, suggesting parents can play an influential role in modeling risky behavior on the road. The...

2012-10-29 15:23:30

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety equipment, announced today that Jerry Zheng, MSA Environmental, Health and Safety Engineer, has been recognized as one of the National Safety Council's (NSC) Rising Stars of Safety. Mr. Zheng, who received the award at last week's National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Orlando, FL., was recognized for his outstanding efforts to help ensure a long-standing,...

2012-10-22 11:21:46

Honoring lifesaving contributions and service to safety ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council, celebrating 100 years of safety, has recognized the Honorable Elizabeth Dole with the Council's Flame of Life Award as one of the century's foremost leaders in safety. The award, which recognizes significant lifesaving contributions to safety, has only been awarded three times. Dole's leadership of safety initiatives throughout every stage of her...

2012-10-22 04:02:16

Stonehouse Signs celebrates 100 years as a National Safety Council founding member this year at the NSC Congress & Expo in Orlando, Florida. Get a sneak peek of an original safety sign from 1910. Arvada, Colorado (PRWEB) October 22, 2012 Today, Stonehouse Signs kicks off its second century of participation in the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Orlando, Florida. Jeff Stone, current co-owner of the company, reminisced, “My Great Uncle, J.W. Stonehouse, was there 100...