Celebrate Safe + Sound Week
August 12-18, 2019

July 26, 2019 – Will you join us in celebrating this nationwide event taking place August 12 – 19, 2019? Safe + Sound week is led by OSHA and raises awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

 

Why Should You Participate?
Plain and simple – safe workplaces and sound businesses. With successful safety and health programs in place, you can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improve sustainability and the bottom line.

 

Who Should Participate?
Organizations of any size or any industry looking for an opportunity to celebrate their commitment to safety should participate.

 

Want to Get Started?
Visit the Safe + Sound webpage and select the activities you would like to implement at your workplace, or perhaps even host a public event. Once your event is over, you can download a certificate and web badge to recognize your organization and your workers.


NDSC Hosts ONE BASIN – One Way!
Signing Ceremony

 

June 21, 2019 – The North Dakota Safety Council hosted a signing ceremony at its Bismarck Safety campus yesterday to officially launch the ONE BASIN – One Way! standardized Contractor Safety Orientation Program. The North Dakota Petroleum Council, Governor Burgum, along with representatives from Workforce Safety and Insurance and Safety FIRST partners were in attendance to sign the commemorative poster.

 

Click here to read more about ONE BASIN – One Way! and to view pictures, news stories and audio of the event.  


Lease Space Available at NDSC Safety Campus

 

The NDSC’s new hands-on safety training campus in Bismarck has a 1,000 square foot professional office space that is available for lease. Located at 1710 Canary Avenue, the building is centrally located and adjacent to Bismarck State College.

 

The second floor office includes stunning views of northwest Bismarck and the Missouri River. The space is build-to-suit, but is large enough to accommodate four offices; a large conference room; reception desk; mail/work area; and a spacious storage area.

 

Other amenities include:

  • Access to a large balcony
  • Elevator access, ADA compliant
  • Ample parking
  • Multi-stall public restroom

 

Click here to learn more or contact Chuck Clairmont today at cclairmont@ndsc.org or (701) 751-6101.


Jay’s Story: Why Couldn’t God Have Taken Me, Instead of Him?

 

January 31, 2019 – Jay Skarphol had his post-retirement planned out. But that was before tragedy struck.

 

Living and working in the oil fields of western North Dakota as a senior environmental health and safety specialist, Skarphol, a native of the Tioga area, wrapped up his long career in the Bakken region in July of 2011 to move to Fargo. He was 56. He and his wife, Jeanne, had purchased a home in Fargo three years earlier to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Jeanne was already living there, enjoying being a grandma and helping with daycare.

 

“My plan was to work part-time at Fleet Farm or Scheels for the discount on the guns and ammo and the clothes and ride things out that way,” Skarphol says.

 

Fate intervened.

 

On Friday, May 25, 2012, Memorial Day Weekend, the Skarphol family was changed forever. Their eldest son, Trevor, was killed at a West Fargo construction site at 11:38 that morning.

 

Read the full story here…


Our 2017-2018 Annual Report: A Story of Success Through Partnership

 

From our families to yours, we would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your tireless dedication to making our roads, workplaces, communities and homes safe.

 

Our 2017-2018 Annual Report shares the stories of a few of our friends impacted by a life-altering workplace injury, fatality, or a life saved. These stories of tragedy and triumph remind us each day why our work is so important, and why we need to keep working together to pursue our vision of making North Dakota the safest state in the nation.

 

Thanks to your contributions, we achieved huge strides toward our overall vision. Please take a moment to review the report and celebrate the successes we have achieved together.

 

Click here to read our 2017-2018 Annual Report.


Are You Receiving Our Email Updates?

 

The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS TO UNBLOCK INCOMING NDSC EMAILS.

 

If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

 

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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.