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DOJ Reaches $8 Billion Settlement with Purdue Pharma

DOJ Reaches $8 Billion Settlement with Purdue Pharma

Funds should be directed to evidence-based countermeasures included in the NSC National Plan to Address Opioid Misuse.Itasca, IL – Those who have enabled the easy distribution of prescription opioids should be held accountable, which happened Oct. 21 when the Department of Justice reached a settlement with Purdue Pharma for $8 billion. While this settlement is just a drop in the...

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NSC Presents Inaugural Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship to D’Andrea Prim

NSC Presents Inaugural Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship to D’Andrea Prim

Award will go to help Ms. Prim in her efforts to pursue a degree in safety – an industry where women are underrepresented.Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is pleased to announce that it is awarding the first Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship to D’Andrea Prim to assist in her pursuits of a degree in EHS – environment, health and...

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NSC Renews Support of Proposed Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Itasca, Illinois

NSC Renews Support of Proposed Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Itasca, Illinois

Treatment centers and those overcoming addiction can lift up their communities.Itasca, Ill. – Community leaders in Itasca, Illinois, are revisiting a proposal to place a drug treatment and rehabilitation center in the village. The National Safety Council, whose headquarters is located down the street from the proposed center location, maintains its support for placing a treatment facility in Itasca. We...

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Survey: Drivers are More Likely to Wear a Mask Than Drive Without Using a Cell Phone

Survey: Drivers are More Likely to Wear a Mask Than Drive Without Using a Cell Phone

During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NSC and TRUCE find far too many risky behaviors – and an unwillingness to let them go.Itasca, IL – According to a survey released today by the National Safety Council and TRUCE Software, drivers remain persistently unable to disconnect behind the wheel, even 10 years after Distracted Driving Awareness Month brought increased attention to a...

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NSC Announces 2020 Class of Rising Stars of Safety

NSC Announces 2020 Class of Rising Stars of Safety

Thirty-two young professionals awarded for outstanding dedication to safety in the workplace.Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is proud to announce its 11th class of Rising Stars of Safety – a group of future leaders younger than age 40 dedicated to making workplaces safer. The 32 honorees have promoted a cycle of continuous improvement within their organizations and created...

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NHTSA Estimates Track with NSC Data: Fewer Cars, Deadlier Roads

NHTSA Estimates Track with NSC Data: Fewer Cars, Deadlier Roads

Traffic fatalities are a national health crisis.Itasca, Ill. – The National Safety Council is alarmed and discouraged by data released Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the first six months of 2020. NHTSA preliminary estimates for this year track with estimates NSC has released for the same period. Both data sets illustrate a grim picture, where vehicle...

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