NSC Receives Grant from The UPS Foundation to Promote Women in Safety

The National Safety Council has received a $25,000 grant from The UPS Foundation to promote women in safety. In the U.S., women are 47 percent of the workforce. But they are only 18% of health and safety professionals. In addition, males in the industry tend to have longer tenure, hold higher-level positions in their organizations and/or are more likely to directly supervise other staff. “Today more women than men earn bachelor’s degrees, but women are still underrepresented in STEM fields,” said Nick Smith, interim president and CEO of the National…

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NSC Joins PAVE Coalition to Build Public Understanding of Automated Vehicles

The National Safety Council is pleased to join a nationwide coalition of organizations dedicated to raising public awareness about automated vehicles and the safety benefits of advanced driver assistance systems. PAVE – an acronym for Partners for Automated Vehicle Education – will help counter the confusion about current and future technologies so drivers and policymakers are fully educated about the life-saving potential of these advancements. The PAVE Coalition was unveiled today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “We are on the brink of the next generation of transportation…

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NSC Receives Grant from McElhattan Foundation to Speed Adoption of Technologies to Make Workplaces Safer

The National Safety Council has received a $500,000 grant from the Pittsburgh-based McElhattan Foundation to launch the Work to Zero initiative, which will help educate employers about new technological safety advancements that promise to reduce and ultimately eliminate preventable deaths in the workplace. NSC also will develop tools and resources for employers who want to integrate potentially life-saving technology, including comprehensive reports and a training program. The grant is the largest single-payment grant in the history of the McElhattan Foundation, established last year by Kent McElhattan, co-founder and chairman at…

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NSC Launches Safety Ambassador Program to Engage the Public to Help Eliminate Preventable Deaths

The National Safety Council 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. With preventable deaths at an all-time high, NSC hopes to engage at the community level through grassroots efforts. The NSC Safety Ambassador Program provides information, turnkey tools and resources to help Americans teach one another how to improve the safety of those closest to them. The Council…

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NSC Partners with National Auto Auction Association on Vehicle Recall Campaign

The National Safety Council is pleased to welcome an automobile industry partner in support of its Check To Protect campaign, which seeks to reduce the number of vehicles on the road with open recalls. The National Auto Auction Association has joined forces with the Council to promote the campaign. Nearly 1 in 4 vehicles on the road today has an unrepaired recall, and many of those recalls may pose risks to occupants. In the campaign’s first year, much of the work undertaken by the Council has focused on encouraging drivers…

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