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NSC Adopts Teen Driving Policy

The National Safety Council (NSC) announced its support for Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws to save lives, especially of teen drivers. The policy encourages state and local use of a 5-part GDL model. Read More

NSC Favors Confirmation of Positive Drug Tests in Transportation Safety

The NSC announced support for confirmation of positive drug screen results in transportation safety cases. Adopted by representatives of the NSC's 50,000 member organizations recently at their annual meeting, the policy follows the accepted practice of forensic toxicology laboratories worldwide. Read More

NSC Supports Uniform Data Collection System for Injuries

The NSC also announced support for national use of external cause of injury coding (E-codes) to capture injury-related hospital admission data. Representatives of the NSC's 50,000 member organizations adopted the policy statement recently at their annual meeting. Read More

National Safety Council Supports Ignition Interlocks to Deter Drunk Driving

The National Safety Council (NSC) today announced its support for the use of ignition interlock devices to reduce alcohol-impaired driving. Alcohol-impaired driving contributed to 12,998 deaths last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Read More

Council Supports 21 Drinking Age

NSC has reaffirmed its public policy to support a national 21-year-old minimum legal drinking age. The policy reflects extensive research indicating that if the drinking age is lowered, injuries and deaths will significantly increase, particularly among young adults. Read More

NSC Supports Automated Enforcement

The Council announced adoption of a new public policy supporting the use of automated enforcement (red light cameras and speed cameras) for traffic safety. Representatives of the NSC's 50,000 member organizations adopted this policy statement recently at their annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif.: Read more.

National Safety Council Names Two New Leaders

The National Safety Council announces the appointment of Michael E. Pollock as Vice President, Development, and Roger Marks as Executive Director, International Affairs. Learn more.

Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

The National Safety Council (NSC) announced the election of two new members of its Board of Directors at the group's annual meeting, held in Anaheim, Calif. Michael J. Flynn, Director, Occupational Safety & Health and Apprenticeship, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and Sally Head, Executive Director of the National Safety Council, Ark-LA-Tex Chapter, both accepted the two-year terms.
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National Safety Council President Issues Urgent Call to Engage in Saving Lives

The National Safety Council (NSC)'s 96th Annual Congress & Expo opened today with an address by NSC President & CEO Janet Froetscher asking the thousands of safety professionals in attendance to take action to address the significant causes of injury and injury-related deaths in America.
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Five Awarded for "Distinguished Service to Safety"

The National Safety Council (NSC) announced today that five safety professionals have been awarded its 2008 Distinguished Service to Safety Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed on an individual safety professional by the NSC in recognition of outstanding service to the field of safety and health.
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Fluor Hanford, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company Earn Robert W. Campbell Award

The National Safety Council (NSC) today presented Fluor Hanford and Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) with its 2008 Robert W. Campbell Award. Both companies received the award at the opening session of the NSC's 96th annual Congress & Expo, held in Anaheim.
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FirstGroup Receives Green Cross for Safety Medal

The National Safety Council (NSC) announced that FirstGroup will receive its 2009 Green Cross for Safety Medal, the NSC's annual recognition of an organization that demonstrates a steadfast commitment to improving safety and health in the workplace, its community, and through safety leadership demonstrated by its CEO. The announcement was made at the Opening Session of the NSC's 96th Annual Congress & Expo, in Anaheim, Calif.
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National Safety Council Recognizes September National
Preparedness Month

At home or at work, routines can be disrupted with little or no warning by catastrophic events. Don’t wait for an emergency to think about being prepared. Anticipating emergencies and planning a response can save lives, and greatly lessen the extent of injuries and property damage.
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