NDSC, EAPC Architects Engineers Launch COVID-19 Webinar Series for Schools


June 1, 2020 – Although the 2019-2020 school year just wrapped up, the school community is buzzing with questions about what reopening will look like this fall. From the school bus to the classroom, there are a plethora of scenarios to consider. To help provide clarity and guidance to administrators and staff, the NDSC and EAPC Architects Engineers have partnered to host a series of webinars:


Each course will include a “Coronavirus 101” session to provide a base knowledge of the characteristics of COVID-19 and how those impact cleaning procedures, hygiene, shared equipment and more.


Sessions will end with a live Q&A with ND Department of Public Instruction (ND DPI), ND Department of Health (ND DOH), as well as professionals in safety, behavioral health, healthcare, industrial cleaning, HVAC and design considerations.


The NDSC developed these courses in partnership with the ND DPI, ND DOH, ND Council of Educational Leaders, EAPC Architects Engineers, ND School Boards Association, ND United, NuVation Health Services, ND Small Organized Schools and Sanford OccMed.

Parent Involvement Increases
Safety of Teen Drivers!


June 2, 2020 – The leading cause of teen vehicle crashes is inexperience. When first learning to drive, it’s natural to make mistakes. The best way to help eliminate mistakes is for teens to practice driving with their parents in the vehicle. All it takes is 30 minutes each week with the parent as a passenger in the car to make a difference.


According to a survey completed by AAA, three factors commonly result in deadly crashes for teen drivers are:

  1. Distraction – this plays a role in nearly 6 out of 10 teen crashes. This includes talking to other passengers in the car or looking at their smart phone.
  2. Not buckling up – teens who buckle up significantly reduce their risk of dying or being seriously injured in a crash.
  3. Speeding – this is a factor in nearly 30 percent of fatal crashes involving teen drivers.

Click here for five key tips for helping teach your teen how to drive.

Recording Available from Free Webinar: Reopening During COVID-19:
Safety & Planning Considerations


May 14, 2020 – If you missed the NDSC’s free course, Reopening During COVID-19: Safety & Planning Considerations, the recordings available for a limited time. The course is divided into three modules, click each link below to view:

  • Click here to watch Part 1 –  reviews employee exposure guidelines to COVID-19, different business categories, items to consider before opening back up, and NDDOH Assessment for COVID-19.
  • Click here to watch Part 2 – discusses policy changes during COVID-19, respirators versus masks, PPE tips, temperature checks, ND Smart Restart: distancing and spacing, tasks to consider during first days of opening, daily cleaning practices, and cleaning and disinfecting during this pandemic.
  • Click here to watch Part 3 – discusses ongoing mitigation efforts during COVID-19 and different checklist for types of businesses.

Disclaimer: This webinar was recorded April 30, 2020, prior to the Governor updating North Dakota’s status to Green/Low Risk. This could impact guidance on safety measures. For questions or updated guidance, please call 701-223-6372.

Training Options During COVID-19 Pandemic


May 12, 2020 – Does the Coronavirus Pandemic have you looking for alternatives to traditional face-to-face training?


During this crisis, the NDSC is offering a limited number of classroom courses and has quickly enhanced our web-based offerings. Click the links below to explore our newest distance learning options; online training library; and our revised in-person classroom schedule.



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


March 2, 2020 – 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.

2018-2019 Annual Report: A Story of Successes Fueled by Partnerships & Passion


November 14, 2019 – When you ask someone in the safety profession what motivates them, you get a variety of answers. For some, it’s family. Others have experienced the devastation caused by a preventable death and are devoted to ensuring no one else experiences the same heartbreak.


In our 2018-2019 Annual Report, you’ll get a glimpse into the hearts of NDSC employees as they share pieces of their stories, giving you insights into what makes them so passionate about pursuing our mission.


The successes shared in our annual report are proof of what can be accomplished when a network of professionals fueled by passion set out to pursue a mission.


Read our 2018-2019 Annual Report now!

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