About The National Safety Council

Our Vision: making our world safer

The nation's leading safety advocate for more than 100 years, the National Safety Council is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Working to make the world measurably safer, NSC advances this mission by engaging businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to help prevent the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. – unintentional injuries.

The Council is data driven, relying on research to inform best practice solutions to safety issues. To make the greatest impact, NSC focuses on where the most preventable injuries and deaths occur - cell phone use while driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription painkiller use and safety in the community. As a catalyst for behavior change, NSC promotes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and June as National Safety Month.

Acknowledged as the go-to source for safety, NSC provides a variety of educational opportunities – many through NSC University – including First Aid, Workplace Safety and Driver Safety courses, and is a leading source of occupational safety information through Safety+Health® magazine. The NSC Congress & Expo brings together the world's largest annual gathering of safety professionals. Through the Safe Communities America program, NSC certifies communities with rigorous safety initiatives.

The Campbell Institute at the Council is the global center of excellence for environmental, health and safety and collaborates with top performing organizations to share research and best practices widely across industries. The Council recognizes organizations that have focused on safety as a critical part of their operations with the prestigious Robert W. Campbell Award®

Celebrating significant safety achievements, NSC presents the Green Cross for Safety® award for safety excellence, innovation and advocacy. The highest safety recognition for individuals is the Council's Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, given annually.

NSC uses the concept of the Journey to Safety Excellence® as a roadmap for organizations to continuously improve their safety practice to ensure zero harm. A 501c3 nonprofit, chartered by Congress with local Chapters and global networks, and more than 50,000 members, NSC is committed to helping keep people safe wherever they are.

Data Driven

data driven

Everything we do is based on research. Check out our Injury Facts publication - the go-to source for the latest injury and fatality statistics.

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Choose a career with the National Safety Council

Join the National Safety Council on our mission to save lives and prevent injury. If a challenging and rewarding career sounds of interest, then please explore our openings and apply.

A Career at the National Safety Council

NSC reduces risk through leadership, research, education and advocacy where unintentional injury and death is highest by focusing on:

  • Workplace
  • Safer communities
  • Distracted driving
  • Teen driving
  • Prescription Drug Overdoses

A career with the National Safety Council is more than just a paycheck; it is joining a global effort to keep people safe. If a challenging and rewarding career sounds interesting, then please explore our openings and apply.

Join the National Safety Council to make a positive difference in the world by working with people intent on saving lives.

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, public service organization headquartered in Itasca, Illinois and dedicated to eliminating injuries and deaths at work, on the roads as well as in our homes and communities.

For over 100 years, with more than 55,000 member organizations, NSC works with business, labor, government and individuals passionate about safety, making our world safer.

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Our Mission and Values

The National Safety Council follows a core set of principles defined in our mission and our values.

Our Mission

The National Safety Council is on a mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Our Values

Ownership of our behaviors, decisions and results

Active prevention of injury and illness, on and off the job, to enable us and those around us to live life to the fullest

Working from the outside in, delivering value to all we serve

Transformative change that achieves positive results

Exuding a positive attitude

Working together to achieve extraordinary results

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Benefits & Perks

NSC cares about the safety, health and overall well-being of our employees. We offer competitive benefits, resources and tools to promote a work-life balance that supports employees during all phases of their life.

Health and Insurance Benefits

We offer three plan choices for employees and their dependents to best meet their needs. All plans include:

  • Coverage for preventive care services, including annual physicals and check-ups, at little to no cost to the employee
  • Coverage for doctor visits, surgery and hospital care
  • Prescription drug coverage, including retail and mail order options

We offer two plan options with 100% coverage for preventive and routine cleaning visits. Dental plans also offer coverage for various dental needs such orthodontia services as well as minor/major dental work.

We offer a company paid basic vision plan, which covers annual exams at no fee to our employees and their families. We also offer a supplemental plan, which employees can elect for lens, frames and contact lens coverage.

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
To protect employees and their families in the event of death or serious injury, NSC provides a company paid basic life and AD&D. Eligible employees have the option (for an additional fee) to select additional life insurance and/or AD&D insurance if it meets their needs.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
NSC provides eligible employees basic short-term and long-term disability insurance with the option to purchase additional long-term disability insurance if interested.

Flexible Spending Accounts
We offer a healthcare flexible spending account and a dependent care flexible spending account to allow individuals to pay for eligible healthcare expenses (including many over-the-counter medications) and dependent care expenses (including child and elder care) on a pre-tax basis, which helps reduce income taxes.

Retirement Benefits
We offer eligible employees a 403(b) retirement plan with a company match, dollar for dollar, up to 6%. Employees can elect to change their contribution amounts at any time.

Work/Life Balance
We know that our employees have interests and obligations including work so we provide employees with opportunities to help manage their work and home life.

  • Employee Assistance Program helps connect employees and family members with experienced counseling professionals for personal issues and stress management
  • Flexible work hours
  • Summer hours

Wellness Program
We offer annual flu shots and wellness screening as well as a community atmosphere with "lunch and learn" sessions.

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