Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10!

 

September 21, 2020 – In 2019 there were 2,055 fires in North Dakota and almost 22% of those fires were building fires.* Some fire departments in larger cities will perform annual fire inspections at businesses, commercial buildings, and residential buildings to identify potential fire hazards. The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) encourages you to complete your own workplace inspection to search for common fire hazards.

 

Click here to review common fire hazards in your workplace.


Critical Issues Session Coming Up In Williston

 

September 21, 2020 – Have you asked yourself any of these questions: How do we motivate employees to be safer on the job? More importantly, what may be causing them to make unsafe decisions? The answers to these questions can usually be found when you examine your safety culture.

 

During this fast-paced session, you’ll gain tools to help you begin your journey to creating a positive safety culture, including:

  1. Tips for acquiring buy-in and support from management and supervisors
  2. A list of key first steps to help you transform your culture
  3. Ten proven safety performance tools to measure if you are making an impact
  4. An Employee Safety Culture Survey to gauge how employees feel about your company’s safety culture

Williston – October 7 – sponsored by Busy Bee’s Hot Oil Inc and J Dub’s Bar and Grill

Free lunch will be served from 11:30am–12:00pm. Training will take place from 12-1:30pm.

 

Seating is limited – REGISTER TODAY!


As Summer Comes to an End…Remember These Safety Tips!

 

August 31, 2020 – Labor Day marked the unofficial end of summer. The last few weekends of summer usually means more people on the road traveling to see their family, getting together for a barbecue, or even one last trip to the lake for the summer. Before you head out for the weekend, please remember these safety reminders.

 

Click here for End of Summer Safety Reminders.


Save A Life With These Simple CPR Tips!

 

August 10, 2020 – Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack and 75% of all out-of-hospital heart attacks occur at home. Less than 10% of cardiac arrest victims survive, but if a bystander treats a victim with CPR and an AED before EMS arrives, survival rates double or triple. It’s a fact – CPR and having an AED saves lives!

 

Click here to see what simple life-saving skills you will learn in our CPR class.


Recordings Now Available for
Free COVID-19 School Webinars

 

July 30, 2020 — To provide guidance to schools, the NDSC and EAPC created free virtual training courses in partnership with multiple agencies, including the N.D. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and N.D. Department of Health (NDDoH).

 

The free series, titled COVID-19 Safety for Schools, took place throughout June and July. The trainings included a brief overview of COVID-19 characteristics and how those characteristics impact cleaning procedures, hygiene, shared equipment and more.

 

“Teachers, cleaning staff, administration, coaches and bus drivers all have unique scenarios to consider,” says Don Moseman, NDSC master instructor. “Our goal was to give them the knowledge and confidence to reopen safely this fall.”

 

Access the recordings by clicking the links below:

You will be prompted to register before accessing each course.

 

The NDSC and EAPC developed these courses in partnership with DPI, NDDoH, N.D. Council of Educational Leaders, N.D. School Boards Association, N.D. United, NuVation Health Services, N.D. Small Organized Schools and Sanford OccMed.

 

If your school is in need of additional consultation, contact the NDSC at 701-223-6372.


Stay Safe This Summer With These Safety Tips from the North Dakota Safety Council

 

July 9, 2020 – In North Dakota, warmer weather and longer days create the perfect recipe for injuries. If you’re aiming to make this summer your best yet, we prepared some simple safety tips for water safety, kids in cars safety, heat safety and teen driver safety.

 

To view the safety tips and for FREE resources, click here.


 

Businesses Helping Businesses
During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

June 25, 2020 – Everyone has a role to play during a crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen community members use their talents to create masks for frontline workers. And locally, businesses are finding different ways to support each other during these unprecedented challenges presented by the pandemic.

 

The NDSC is a non-profit organization whose primary source of revenue comes from safety training. But during the pandemic, the economic slow-down has meant a significant loss of income.

 

We wanted to help other businesses during this unprecedented time, so we devoted our time and talents to create a free webinar series to help guide businesses through proper pandemic planning and reopening processes. The webinar series was attended by hundreds of business members from across the state. After the training, many calls came in and one of them was from a Bismarck-area attraction that called on the NDSC to assist them with a safe reopening.

 

Click here to learn about how we helped a local amusement park open safely to the public in time for some summer fun.


NDSC Award Winners Announced!

 

June 17, 2020 – The NDSC’s Safety & Health Awards program is designed to promote incident prevention by honoring companies with outstanding safety programs, employees with superior safety records, and North Dakota citizens who have gone above and beyond to improve the safety and health environments in their communities.

 

“As a statewide non-profit, we are dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Each of these award winners plays a significant role in helping to develop a stronger safety culture in our state. We’re proud to have them as partners on this journey,” says Chuck Clairmont, NDSC executive director.

 

This year, the NDSC distributed 46 awards to companies and individuals representing multiple industries including transportation, manufacturing, construction, and oil and gas. See all the winners here.


 

OSHA, NDSC Sign Alliance To Further
Work Safety in North Dakota

 

The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – Bismarck Area Office signed an alliance to enhance safety throughout various industry sectors in North Dakota, including the construction, general industry, grain, and oil and gas industries. This is an extension of the alliance recently signed between OSHA and the National Safety Council. The North Dakota alliance was signed Wednesday, Feb. 26 during the NDSC’s Annual Safety and Health Conference.

 

“The NDSC has had a strong working relationship with OSHA for several years,” says Chuck Clairmont, NDSC executive director. “We share the same passion for worker safety, so it only makes sense to formalize a relationship that benefits both employers and employees across the state.”

 

Read the full story here.


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The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.