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Company Overview of National Safety Council

Company Overview

National Safety Council is a non-profit organization that offers safety and health solutions against unintentional deaths and disabling injuries at home, workplace, and during transportation. The organization publishes books, manuals, and periodicals on emergency care, employee safety, ergonomics, and safety management and supervision. It also offers online training courses on occupational safety. National Safety Council was founded in 1913 and is based in Itasca, Illinois.

1121 Spring Lake Drive

Itasca, IL 60143-3201

United States

Founded in 1913





Key Executives for National Safety Council

Chief Executive Officer and President
Vice President for International Affairs
Communications Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

National Safety Council Key Developments

The National Safety Council and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Renews Alliance to Foster Safer and Healthier Workplaces at the NSC Congress & Expo

The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed their Alliance to foster safer and healthier workplaces at the NSC Congress & Expo. Focus areas of the Alliance include addressing temporary and contract workers, motor vehicle safety, construction safety and the importance of establishing injury and illness prevention programs. They also agree to support and promote the new Journey to Safety Excellence campaign from the Council. Through the alliance, the organizations will partner to distribute information on OSHA regulatory and enforcement initiatives, and develop best practice documents and outreach materials on hazard control, safety management systems and other relevant safety topics. They will speak and exhibit at each other's conferences and meetings, and will explore options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure its impact on improving worker safety.

National Safety Council to Elect Philip K. Asherman as a Member to its Board of Directors

The National Safety Council to announce the election of a new member to its Board of Directors at the group's annual meeting, being held in San Diego in conjunction with the NSC Congress & Expo. Philip K. Asherman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), is accepting a two-year term. Mr. Asherman has more than 35 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He has been with CB&I since 2001 and was elected to his current position in 2006, previously serving as a senior executive and Executive Vice President.

National Safety Council Appoints Deborah A. P. Hersman as the President and CEO

The National Safety Council announced the appointment of Deborah A.P. Hersman as the president and CEO. Ms. Hersman, who is currently the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, will be joining NSC. Ms. Hersman is acknowledged as a visionary and passionate safety leader who advocates for safety across all modes of transportation. Ms. Hersman was first appointed as a NTSB board member by President Bush in 2004 and was reappointed to two additional five-year terms by President Obama in 2009 and 2013. She was appointed chairman by President Obama in 2009, 2011 and 2013, with unanimous Senate confirmation votes. Previously, Ms. Hersman was a senior advisor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation from 1999-2004 and served as staff director and senior legislative aide to former U.S. Rep. Bob Wise from 1992-1999.

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