The National Safety Council (NSC) is concerned with the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing no change in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses between 2017 and 2018. This marks the first year since 2012 that the total recordable cases rate for workplace injuries and illnesses did not decline. Every employee deserves a safe work environment and to return home safely at the end of each work day.
The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for the 2016 NSC Rising Stars of Safety Awards. This annual recognition honors 40 individuals younger than 40 that have demonstrated leadership, innovation and engagement in their organization’s safety culture while continuing to strive for improvement.
Cummins Components Filtration and Deb Group Honored in 2016 Innovation Challenge
February 26, 2016
Today, the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council and Stewardship Action Council have announced the two honorees of the 2016 Innovation Challenge. The Cummins Components Filtration location in Izmir, Turkey, was selected for its multifaceted health and well-being program. Deb Group earned recognition for its “Fight Occupational Skin Disease” campaign.
Leaders recognized for dedication to safety excellence
January 26, 2016
The National Safety Council has announced the 2016 CEOs Who “Get It,” presented annually to organizational leaders who demonstrate continued and outstanding dedication to employee safety and well-being both on and off the job.
Nominations now being accepted for Inaugural Marion Martin Recognition Award
January 15, 2016
The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its inaugural Marion Martin Recognition Award, presented to women who have advanced safety and broken down traditional gender barriers within the safety field.
Eight world class organizations share experiences and tips for implementing critical evaluation tool
September 28, 2015
The Campbell Institute – the National Safety Council center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management – released a white paper entitled Elevating EHS Leading Indicators: From defining to designing to provide employers with a road map for designing, implementing and evaluating leading indicators.
Opening Session: Building Safer Workplaces with Deborah A. P. Hersman, President and CEO, National Safety Council and Former Chair, National Transportation Safety Board; Michael Abrashoff, Former Navy Commander and Author.
More than 50,000 workers estimated to die each year from occupational illnesses
April 28, 2015
This Workers’ Memorial Day, observed April 28, the National Safety Council is calling on employers to better understand and identify the risks associated with occupational illnesses. Workplace-related illnesses are estimated to result in 53,000 deaths and 427,000 nonfatal illnesses each yeari compared to workplace-related injuries, which are estimated to result in almost 4,000 deaths and 4.8 million injuries requiring medical attention annuallyii.
The National Safety Council calls on companies to take actions to combat the nation's fastest growing drug epidemic
July 31, 2014
The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription painkillers is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.