National Safety Council Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners

In an effort to promote careers in safety and address an expected shortage of safety professionals in the workplace, the National Safety Council is awarding 13 scholarships to students interested in the field. The 2019 scholarship winners are: Ciara Bazinski: Oakland University (Congress & Expo Scholarship) Orji Chidiebere: University of Central Missouri (Congress & Expo Scholarship) Patrick Delvernois: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Congress & Expo Scholarship) Alexander Hall: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Congress & Expo Scholarship) Madison Layton: University of Findlay (Congress & Expo Scholarship) Vishal Dipak Nathu: University of Cincinnati…

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International Overdose Awareness Day A Time To Remember, Act

The National Safety Council is calling on Americans to observe International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31 by taking time to remember lost loved ones and acting to prevent overdose. Opioid overdose deaths, in particular, have reached alarming numbers in the U.S. in recent years. Of the 61,311 preventable drug overdoses in the country in 2017, more than 43,000 involved opioids. Preventable opioid overdose deaths increased nearly 14% in 2017 from 2016, and are up 633% since 1999. “Opioid misuse touches one in every four Americans, and these deaths are…

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NSC and NHTSA: Learn How to Prevent Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke Deaths

In recognition of National Heatstroke Prevention Day on July 31, the National Safety Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are urging Americans to understand how to prevent pediatric vehicular heatstroke. Already this year, according to press reports, the United States has lost more than 20 children because they were either left unattended or became trapped inside a hot vehicle. Owners should keep their vehicles locked at all times when parked to prevent a child climbing in and becoming trapped, and parents should teach children that vehicles are not…

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NSC announces its annual list of leaders with proven track records of putting safety first.

The National Safety Council has announced the 2019 CEOs Who “Get It,” an annual recognition presented to safety leaders who go above and beyond to protect employees both on and off the job. “These leaders understand that safety is the cornerstone of every world-class business,” said Nick Smith, NSC interim president and CEO. “They have set a standard for their peers and colleagues, and we are proud to recognize their efforts.” This year’s CEOs represent national and international organizations. Each honoree has built his or her organization’s safety strategy using…

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System1 Agency Releases PSA Film to Fight Texting & Driving

A powerful, two-minute film to help change people’s attitudes and behaviors around the global issue of texting and driving was released by System1 Agency. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million collisions in the U.S. alone each year. To help address this continuing problem, System1 Agency wanted to use its knowledge of and expertise in behavioral science to create an emotional film with the aim of changing people’s attitudes and behaviors around this issue. The film, created in partnership with production company,…

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