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National Safety Council

Take an Extra Look: Child Heatstroke Deaths on the Rise

Deborah Hersman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Deborah Hersman

The number of children dying from vehicle-induced heatstroke is heartbreaking. We are barely into the hot summer months of 2014, and have already lost the lives of at least 15 children.

In an Instant

Deborah Hersman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Deborah Hersman

By taking the data on the leading causes of unintentional death by age, a curious thing happens. Three peaks of heightened risk become apparent, helping us identify more dangerous times in our lives.

NTSB Chair Leaving Post To Head Safety Council

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deborah Hersman, the chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board, is leaving to become the president and...

Kevin Short

States Answer Cell Phone Use On The Road With Bans But Fatalities Persist

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

Citizens and lawmakers nationwide are increasingly aware that using a cell phone while driving is the safety equivalent of taking the wheel after a fe...

Lucia Graves

Exxon Receives Safety Medal Days After Arkansas Oil Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

Days after an ExxonMobil pipeline swamped an Arkansas subdivision, pouring an estimated 84,000 gallons of crude oil into residential streets, the Nati...

For the Love of a Gun

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We Americans love our guns. We love 'em. We don't just feel they're a Right, a necessity, a possibly delusional buffer to our safety, we're freakin' passionate about the things.

The Most Likely Ways People Die

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your chances of dying are one in one. But how exactly you will die is up in the air. While the most common causes of death are often medically relate...