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New Members as of
July 2, 2018

Baker Consulting
Dakota Caulking, Inc
Earth Work Solutions
Knife River Materials-NMN
Rocky Mountain Specialty Services
Sioux Falls Tower and Communications
SLS West, Inc.
US Sitework
West 17, LLC
W-S Industrial Services
Renewing Members as of
July 2, 2018

Advanced Mechanical
Aggregate Construction
AGTServices, Inc
Atlas Foundation Company
Billings County
Bob’s Oilfield Service
Border States Electric
Braun Intertec Corporation
Bruin E&P Operating, LLC
City Air Mechanical
City of Minot
Comstock Construction
GPM, Inc
Grace Consulting
Hefty Seed Mohall
Information Technology Department
Job Erection & Engineering, Inc.
Krause Brothers Construction
Mactech Onsite
Mid-America Steel, Inc.
Midcontinent Communications
NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services, Inc.
ND Risk Management Division
North Dakota Petroleum Council
North Prairie Rural Water District
Northern Coatings, Inc.
Red River Commodities
Riley Power, Inc.
Sands Drywall
The State Group Industrial (USA) Limited
Thompson Lightning Protection
Timken Motor & Crane Services LLC
Total Control Inc.
Triangle Electric
Valley Memorial Homes
AE2S Construction
Affinity Builders LLC
Bilfinger Westcon
Comfort Zone Heating and Air
Dickinson State University
Dirty Dog Digging & Trucking
Grand Forks Welding & Machine
H I T, Inc.
Houston Engineering
Hydro Hot Shots
Knife River Corp – ND Division
Konecranes, Inc.
Midway Machining, Inc.
Nabors Drilling Technologies, USA, Inc.
New Town Public School District
Occupational Safety Councils of America
Plant Process Machine Works, LLC
Plant Techniques & Services, Inc.
R & K Contractors, Inc.
RV Enterprises
Saulsbury Industries
TorcSill Foundations LLC
Unlimited Excavating
Velva Environmental

Join Us For Safe + Sound Week, August 13 – 19


July 11, 2018 – The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) is proud to partner with OSHA for Safe + Sound week, a nationwide event to raise 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.


Will you join us August 13-19, 2018 to help make you worksite Safe + Sound?


Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Visit the Safe + Sound Week home page to register your organization as a participant and get ideas on how to celebrate the week in your workplace.
  • Access the recorded webinar, Safe + Sound Week 2018 – Are you ready to show your commitment to safety?, to learn more about what Safe + Sound Week is, the tools and resources available, and how to participate.
  • Download the Partner Communications Toolkit(zip file), developed exclusively for Safe + Sound Campaign Partners.
  • Join us for lunch Tuesday, August 14 to Ask an Expert!
    • Visit the NDSC’s Safety Campus in Bismarck for a free lunch! Experts will be available to answer all your questions about implementing a successful health and safety program.

Special resources are available for each of the core elements of a successful safety & health program:

  • Management leadership
  • Worker participation
  • Find and fix hazards

Click here to select your activities and resources.

Summer Safety: Know the Signs of Heat Stress


July 9, 2018 – Whether you’re working or playing outside, heat-related illnesses are a real threat during the summer months. When the body is unable to cool itself through perspiration, serious heat illnesses can occur. The most extreme heat-induced illnesses are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If not treated, they can lead to mental confusion, seizures, or even death.


Be prepared by knowing the signs and symptoms so you can monitor yourself and those around you.



  • Headache, dizziness, and/or lightheadedness
  • Weakness or fainting
  • Mood changes, irritability, or mental confusion
  • Sick to the stomach or vomiting
  • Decreased and dark-colored urine
  • Pale, clammy skin

Symptoms of HEAT STROKE:

  • Dry, pale skin with no perspiration
  • Hot, red skin resembling sun burn
  • Mood changes, irritability, and mental confusion
  • Seizures
  • Weakness or fainting

If you notice any of these symptoms, move the person to a cool, shaded area. If they are dizzy, lay them on their back and raise their feet a few inches. If they are nauseous, lay them on their right side. Then loosen and remove heavy clothing. Offer cool water every 15 minutes and lay cool towels on their head, wrists, or other exposed skin. If they don’t feel better in a short time, seek medical attention.


For more tips on coping with heat stress, download our free tip sheet. Visit our Safety Tip Sheet Library for even more summer safety tips.

NDSC Partners With State Farm to Offer
Teen Driver Safety Course in Bismarck


July 9, 2018 – Teen drivers account for only five percent of licensed North Dakota drivers, yet they account for nearly 20 percent of all crashes. In an effort to keep young drivers safe, the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) and State Farm have partnered to teach the Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Course at a significant discount.


Alive at 25 is highly interactive 4.5-hour program targeted toward drivers between the ages of 14 and 24. The course is normally offered for $55, but thanks to a grant provided by State Farm, it will be offered in Bismarck for only $20. The course will take place Sunday, July 29 from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the NDSC Safety Campus.


Alive at 25 helps young drivers take greater responsibility for their driving behaviors, provides tools for making positive choices, and focuses on behavior, judgement, decision making, and consequences.


Click here for more information about the Alive at 25 program, or to register.
Questions? Call us at 800-932-8890.

New Partnerships Benefit NDSC Members


partner discountsThe NDSC has formed partnerships with two new organizations to provide discounts to our members:


MSDSonline: NDSC Members can now save 5% on MSDSonline’s award winning services. If you’re looking for a way to simplify your SDS management, this could be the solution for you. To learn more about this service, sign up for an upcoming webinar or login to the NDSC Members Only Area. For a quote or to schedule a demo, contact Jonathan Lusk at jlusk@ehs.com.


Columbia Southern University: The NDSC is now a Columbia Southern University Learning Partner, meaning our members receive tuition discounts, exclusive scholarship opportunities, and more! Learn about this NDSC member-exclusive benefit here.


To access your NDSC Member Benefits, login to the NDSC Members Only Area.
Forgot your password? Email membership@ndsc.org.


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,




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.


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.