NSC postpones events amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council is postponing the observation of Distracted Driving Awareness Month amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a decade, April has been earmarked to raise awareness of driver distraction. NSC, which played a founding role in the month’s congressional designation in 2010, intends to observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month later this year.

The event is one of several NSC has postponed to encourage people to focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19. The 2020 NSC Southern Safety Conference & Expo, originally scheduled for May 6-8 in New Orleans, is now set to take place in July. The annual Green Cross for Safety Awards gala, scheduled for May 14 in Chicago, has been postponed and is slated to be held in conjunction with the NSC 2020 Congress & Expo this fall in Indianapolis. Updated information on all events is available at nsc.org/coronavirus.

“We are in unprecedented times, and employers look to NSC for safety guidance when it matters most,” NSC President and CEO Lorraine M. Martin said in a March 19 press release. “We are intent on ensuring that the information they receive is in line with where their concerns need to be – and that is on taking care of their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.”