Preventable injuries are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, with 72% of them occurring at home or in the community.  The opioid crisis has led to poisonings becoming the number one cause of preventable death, cutting lives short. By raising awareness, sharing information and recommendations on how to minimize everyday hazards, we are committed to help people live their fullest lives.


Created and launched a first-of-its kind digital seat check form for child passenger safety technicians, as well as a free online course, Children in Hot Cars, to help parents and caregivers prevent vehicular heatstroke

Increased National Safety Month partnerships by 50%, partnering with American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Ladder Institute, American Staffing Association, CPWR – The Center for Construction, Research & Training, National Floor Safety Institute, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and Students Against Destructive Decisions a sponsorship from Fisher Scientific

Trained 15 NSC survivor advocates from 10 states who have been impacted by opioid addiction, overdose and recovery; impaired driving (drugged, drowsy, distracted); and child passenger and workplace incidents

Adopted a new policy on specialized court programs that supports the use of specialized courts to divert non-violent and low-level drug offenders from the criminal court system

Adopted two new policies regarding recreational cannabis use by users under 21 and labeling of cannabis and marijuana-derived products

Adopted a new policy on electronic nicotine delivery systems to address vaping and teen use of cigarettes



Awarded the Green Cross for Safety Advocate Award, sponsored by FirstGroup, to Progressive Agriculture Foundation for its widespread agriculture safety and health education program, which has impacted more than 1.7 million children and adults since 1995

Secured 24 National Safety Month proclamations with the support of NSC Chapters in 13 states

Partnered with Stericycle, Schneider, and Save the Michaels of the World to bring the Prescribed to Death Memorial to Albany and Long Island, N.Y., reaching nearly 1,700 attendees; the Albany stop also was sponsored by BlueShield of Northeastern New York, and Long Island funders included Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, RXR Realty, Northwell Health, The New York Mets Foundation, Flexion Therapeutics and Eric and Marc Blumencranz

Educated 210 medical providers regarding opioid prescribing practices through the Physician Speakers Bureau

Identified states with the lowest and highest preventable death rates and analyzed state-specific mortality data on Injury Facts

Recognized the DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team with the 2019 Teen Safety Award for successful alcohol and prescription drug use prevention efforts

Realized $7 million in revenue for First Aid – a new record – exceeding FY18 for on-site and online training in every category

Celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Green Cross for Safety awards, raising nearly $750,000 for the National Safety Council’s life-saving mission; support came from safety executives and community leaders from a variety of industries

Expanded the Safety Ambassador Program to 700 Safety Ambassadors who promote safety on and off the job

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