About the National Safety Council

Our Mission

The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we work to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. We create a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives.

Our Values

  • Be Safe: I commit to keep myself and others safe.
  • Be Bold: I challenge the status quo, to make the impossible possible.
  • Be Impactful: I exceed expectations for all those I serve.
  • Be NSC: I work with others to achieve NSC results.

With safety being a key value for employees, this year NSC employees focused on safely transitioning to remote work, staying up to date on all safety training, and creating a culture of transparency and reporting among colleagues. NSC staff were able to improve internal employee engagement, increase safety participation and reduce injuries and illnesses.

NSC has gained a focus for proactive observation reporting with a successful launch of this initiative and a growing number of hazard identifications. With this approach, NSC has experienced no recordable injuries in 2020.

Our Finances

As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, revenue from our programs, services and philanthropic donations goes right back into our advocacy work so we can help people live their fullest lives. For a breakdown of our financials, please check out the NSC 2020 Statement of Financial Position and NSC 2020 Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets.

Driven by Data

NSC compiles Injury Facts®the definitive guide on preventable deaths and injuries in the United States for nearly 100 years, now online!

Supported by Philanthropy

As a nonprofit organization, philanthropy generates new opportunities and sustains our relentless focus in making our world safer, from the workplace to anyplace.

In 2020, NSC received $3.2 million in philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations wanting to make a difference. These funds support research to identify leading causes of fatalities, education to increase awareness and minimize risks and advocacy to ensure the adoption of safety and accident prevention measures.

From the Workplace to Anyplace

Roadway Safety

Impairment Safety

NSC By the Numbers

  • 224 employees
  • 15,000 members
  • 66,853 volunteers
  • 19,283 instructors
  • 6,900 training centers
  • 19 chapters

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