Survey Finds Overwhelming Support for Safe System Approach to Roadway Safety

New survey findings released recently by the National Safety Council show it’s not just the U.S. Department of Transportation and traffic safety advocates that support a Safe System Approach to roadway safety – the public does too.  Conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute through a Road to Zero Community Traffic Safety Grant, the survey examined the beliefs of adults in the U.S. related to the Safe System Approach and various safety-related concepts, including roadway use behavior and perceptions of road safety and safety strategies. The survey revealed that most…

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NSC Releases Research on Location Geofencing Technology to Help Advance Workplace Safety

Despite increased efforts to reduce serious incidents and fatalities, or SIFs, in the workplace over the last few decades, the percentage of worker deaths has only fallen by about 15%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recognizing the severity of this issue, the National Safety Council launched the Work to Zero initiative in 2019, with funding from the McElhattan Foundation, to help reverse this devastating trend through the use of technology.  The NSC Work to Zero initiative recently released a new white paper, Advancing Workplace Safety with Location Geofencing,…

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NSC to Award up to $260,000 to Expand Grant Programs to Solve Most Common Workplace Injury

Following the debut of the Research to Solutions (R2S) grant and MSD Solutions Pilot Grant in 2023, the National Safety Council is awarding up to an additional $260,000 this year through these pioneering grant programs to help uncover promising new safety solutions to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders, or MSDs. As a key initiative of the Council’s MSD Solutions Lab, a groundbreaking strategic program established in 2021 with funding from Amazon, a total of up to $535,000 has now been committed in grants to foster innovative, transferable methods to mitigate MSDs…

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NSC Launches Diversity in Safety Scholarship Funded by Chemours

The National Safety Council, America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, is on a relentless pursuit of a safer tomorrow. Committed to building a workforce of occupational, safety and health professionals that best reflects the various cultures and ethnicities represented in the U.S. workforce, NSC is launching the Diversity in Safety Scholarship Funded by Chemours. With the aim of fostering diversity and supporting the emergence of a more inclusive generation of safety professionals, five academic scholarships will be awarded to people of color pursing an undergraduate degree at Historically Black Colleges and…

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NSC Hosts Second Annual Safety Innovation Challenge

Continuing its commitment to safety innovation, the National Safety Council convened six leading technology providers from around the globe to showcase their cutting-edge safety solutions during the second annual Safety Innovation Challenge. Hosted in collaboration with Safetytech Accelerator, the challenge builds on the tremendous progress made by the Council’s MSD Solutions Lab, a groundbreaking program established in 2021 with funding from Amazon to help organizations of all sizes prevent musculoskeletal disorders, or MSDs. “MSDs aren’t isolated to high-risk industries. They’re complex, multi-faceted injuries that can occur on any job, which is…

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