Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been making headlines lately, most of them referring to the decrease in life expectancy in the U.S. due to suicide and drug overdose. The National Safety Council (NSC) found in the numbers another disturbing trend that is of concern to EHS professionals—a rise in […]
The National Safety Council estimates 433 people may be killed and another 49,400 may be seriously injured (i.e., requiring medical attention) in car crashes during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday period. The Council is urging additional caution because in 2017, Thanksgiving was the second deadliest holiday on the roads, trailing only the Fourth of July.
At the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the agency’s top 10 violations for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to a standing-room-only crowd of safety professionals. While the list—particularly its top half—is largely familiar from previous years, one standard made an […]
On the opening day of the 2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in Houston, Texas, the NSC unveiled a memorial to the opioid epidemic meant to commemorate its victims and emphasize the role employers can play in combating the crisis.
The National Safety Council (NSC) is pleased to announce the launch of the NSC Safety Ambassador Program, which encourages individuals to bring safety back home and into their communities by participating in activities that educate about the leading causes of preventable death and injury.
A recent National Safety Council (NSC) survey report found that 69% of employees—many of whom work in in safety-critical industries—are tired at work, increasing the risk of injuries and incidents on the job.
According to data from the National Safety Council (NSC), the number of motor vehicle deaths have remained relatively stable in the first half of 2018. However, the council also warns that if this trend continues, the U.S. might see its third straight year with up to 40,000 roadway deaths.
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 […]
The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates indicate that 402 people may be killed on the roads during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. It is the second consecutive year that the Council has forecast more than 400 roadway deaths over Memorial Day weekend.