According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5,190 people – more than 14 a day – died while doing their jobs in 2016. And, for every worker lost, countless loved ones, co-workers and friends are affected.
For more than 100 years, the National Safety Council has been a leader in workplace safety, and we believe we can eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime. Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 reminds us that we still have a long way to go. Despite all the advances that have been made in safety, for the first time in nearly a decade, workplace deaths have surpassed 5,000.
Implementing Safety Measures can Save Lives
NSC Safety training builds skills needed to save lives:
- Workplace Training
- First Aid Training
- Defensive Driver Training
- NSC Congress & Expo, the nation’s premier annual safety event
For more than 100 years, the National Safety Council has been a leader in workplace safety. We know that employers who show they care about the safety of their employees see improved morale, increased productivity, lower costs and, most importantly, fewer injuries.
The OSHA-NSC Alliance
The OSHA-NSC Alliance agreement aims to prevent workplace injuries, deaths and illnesses. As part of the agreement, OSHA and NSC partner to:
- Develop compliance assistance tools and best practice documents
- Convene, participate and exhibit at occupational safety and health forums and stakeholder meetings
- Collaborate with other OSHA Alliance participants to address specific safety topics
- Support and promote the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign
Pledge to be Safe at Work
Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and you can show your commitment by taking our SafeAtWork pledge. Doing your part today can help save a life tomorrow – maybe even your own.
Measure your Safety Progress
How is safety in your workplace progressing? The National Safety Council offers consulting and research services to help you track, evaluate and improve your safety management system.