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 collaborate across NSC with trust and respect to achieve NSC results.

This year, our employees championed the NSC values as they transitioned from a fully remote workforce to a hybrid workplace, allowing them to thrive whether in the office, remote or a combination of the two. Employee committees and cross-functional teams kept engagement up as they worked to address challenges in our focus areas.

Despite difficult hiring conditions during the ongoing pandemic, NSC continued to grow, adding new people whose critical skills and experiences align with our mission work.

Our Finances

As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, revenue from our programs, services and philanthropic donations fuel our advocacy work so we can help people live their fullest lives. For a breakdown of our financials, please explore the NSC 2021 Statement of Financial Position and NSC 2021 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.

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 2021, NSC received $5.7 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 incident prevention measures.

From the Workplace to Anyplace

Roadway Safety


  • NSC gives employers the tools they need to protect their employees, from the workplace to anyplace, by addressing opioids, fatigue, mental health and more
  • NSC guides research on cannabis, fatigue, and impairment
  • NSC advocates for actions and legislation to end impairment, including lowering state BAC thresholds for impaired driving, supporting treatment and recovery, advancing safe prescribing practices, and eliminating the stigma surrounding opioid misuse and mental illness

NSC By the Numbers

  • 223 employees
  • 13,000 members
  • 37,945 volunteers
  • 19,121 instructors
  • 5,583 training centers
  • 19 chapters

NSC Chapter Locations

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