Since 1996, National Safety Month has been observed and promoted each June by the National Safety Council (NSC) to raise awareness of the importance of keeping each other safe, from the workplace to anyplace. There are increased unintentional injuries and fatalities during the summer months, and according to the most recent data available, more than 4,100 […]
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This month marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month, and no one could be prouder than Lorraine Martin, President and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC). With nearly 40 years of experience in the safety field, Martin is passionate about helping people live their lives to the fullest—and that starts with being safe. […]
Celebrated annually by the National Safety Council (NSC) since 1996, National Safety Month seeks to increase awareness of safety at work, at home, and within our communities.
According to the American Medical Association, at least 30 states are reporting spikes in fatal opioid overdoses and ongoing concern about mental illness or substance use disorders, all in connection with COVID-19. To help employers address these interconnected issues, the National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on employers to prioritize employee stress and emotional and mental […]
Why reinvent the wheel when there are so many ready-made safety observances to link up to? The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual list of safety meeting topics. Here are some highlights.
Last week, the National Safety Council (NSC) released its annual list of states with the lowest and highest rates of unintentional, preventable deaths, which include poisonings (largely from drug overdoses), car crashes, and falls. Death rates were calculated per 100,000 population, and all analysis was conducted by NSC using 2017 data from the National Center […]
National Safety Council (NSC) analysis indicates that more preventable, accidental deaths occur during the two months of July and August than during any other two-month period of the year—a trend that includes drowning, pediatric vehicular heatstroke, pedestrian deaths, natural disasters, and gun-related fatalities. Since June is National Safety Month, the Council urges people to use […]
What is the most hazardous task your workers will do today? If you’re in a high-hazard industry, you might think it’s operating a dangerous piece of machinery or working at heights. If your industry is less dangerous, maybe it’s a job that requires heavy lifting. However, there’s a good chance that the most dangerous thing […]
As we get ready to enter week 3 of the National Safety Council’s (NSC) annual National Safety Month, the focus is on falls—and with good reason. Violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) general requirements for fall protection topped the list of most frequently cited standards for fiscal year 2017, and falls remain […]
A National Safety Council (NSC) survey found that 90% of America’s employers have been negatively impacted by tired employees, with one-half saying they’ve had an employee fall asleep on the job. 57% of employers have experienced absenteeism, and another 32% report injuries and near-misses due to fatigued employees.