New Members as of
February 1, 2019
Busy Bee’s Hot Oil. Inc
CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson
City of Mandan
DNB Energy Services
EPIC Specialty Companies
Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Fort Berthold Rural Water
Killdeer School District
Leading Edge Equipment
Timec Oilfields LLC
West Fargo Park District
Renewing Members as of
February 1, 2019
Acciona Energy USA Global LLC
Airgas On-Site Safety Services
Airgas Specialty Products
Alliance Safety Council
American Crystal Sugar – Moorhead
Anderson Steel Erection & Crane
Associated Builders & Contractors of MN/ND
Associated Pool Builders, Inc.
Association of Energy Services Companies
Aux Sable Midstream
Barr Engineering Company
Bismarck State College
BNI Coal LTD
Brock Services LLC
Brooks Rigging, Inc.
C & J Energy Services
C L Smith Industrial
Central Machining & Pump Repair
Central Power Electric Coop
Continental Resources, Inc.
Coteau Properties Company (NA Coal)
D & E Supply Co.
E & J Rebar, Inc.
EasTex Tower Inc
Edward H. Schwartz Construction
Electrical Technologies & Supply, Inc
Entrec Cranes and Heavy Haul Inc
Fargo Parks & Recreation
Fessenden Coop Association
Flatirons Field Services LLC
Fullerton Farmers Elevator
H A Thompson & Sons
Haugen Masonry Contractor’s, Inc.
Hillerud Construction, Inc.
Industrial Builders, Inc.
Innovative Energy Alliance (IEA)
Interstate Companies Inc
Jensen Brothers Construction
Johnson Controls, Inc.
K and R Roustabout Inc
Magnum Electric Inc
Mandan Park District
Mann Enterprises LLC
McKenzie County First Responders
Midwest Doors of Dickinson, Inc.
Morton County Highway Department
Mountrail Williams Electric Coop
Northern Pipe Products
NorthStar Safety, Inc.
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Olaf Anderson Construction
Olympic Companies, Inc.
OSR Services LP
Pioneer Wireline (Williston)
Power Product Services, Inc.
Prairie Knights Casino & Resort
Ranger Energy Services
Ryan Chevrolet, Inc.
Sanford Medical Center Fargo
SENDCAA Head Start
Sidney Sugars Inc.
Specialty Sling Co.
Steel Energy Services
Tecton Products LLC
Temple Construction Company
Thompson Rural Fire Protection District
TIC – The Industrial Company
TRC Environmental Corporation
Trinity Health WIN
Triple AAA Safety/Training Inc.
Tubular Transport & Logistics
United Fire Group
United Quality Coop
Valley Petroleum Equipment, Inc.
Weisz & Sons, Inc.
Western Refractory Construction, Inc.
Western Steel & Plumbing, Inc.
Thank you for helping us raise $12,091 on Giving Hearts Day!
February 15, 2019 – We are truly grateful and appreciative of all the donations we received for Giving Hearts Day! In 24 hours, you helped raise $12,091 to provide safety education and training throughout North Dakota! Safety is about people, and we’re so thankful that you #standwithus.
Your donations will help us sustain programs that keep our kids safe at school; give teens the knowledge to safely navigate our roads; and provide memorable safety training to get workers home safe.
NDSC Chosen to Lead Coalition for Standardized Oil & Gas Orientation Program
February 6, 2019 – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) recently announced the launch of a new initiative called ONE BASIN- One Way!, a standardized contractor safety orientation program for North Dakota’s oil and gas industry. The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) was chosen by the NDPC advisory committee to be the program manager and one of two training providers of the orientation, along with TrainND Northwest. The other member of the coalition is Diamond B Technology Solutions who will be providing the software platform to manage the database of trained contractors.
The NDSC was a part of the initial stakeholder group organized by the NDPC to develop the new orientation. The group consisted of 99 committee members including producers, contractors and training providers.
“For several years, we’ve been advocating for standardized training. With the Energy Coalition for Contractor Safety, we’ve seen the positive impacts a standardized training program can have on injury and fatality rates,” says Chuck Clairmont, NDSC Executive Director. “We are honored to work in coalition with these organizations to develop a training program that will save lives and bring us one step closer to being the safest state in the nation.”
A formal kick-off for ONE BASIN- One Way! will be held Tuesday, February 19 in conjunction with the NDSC’s 46th Annual Safety and Health Conference in Bismarck.
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.
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.
Submit Your Applications for
the NDSC’s Safety Awards
January 8, 2019 – The NDSC’s awards honor member companies with outstanding safety programs; employees and instructors who make safety a top priority; and those who have gone above and beyond to improve safety in their workplaces and the communities they serve.
Spring Safety & Health Awards
Applications are now available for the NDSC’s Spring Safety & Health Awards. Recipients will be recognized during the Safety & Health Awards Banquet taking place at the Bismarck Municipal Country Club Wednesday, April 10 from 12 pm to 1:15 pm. This event is open to the public and all NDSC members, nominees and award winners are invited to attend.
Follow the links below to review criteria and complete your application:
- Workplace Safety Merit Award
- Outstanding Safety Instructor
- Safe Driver Award – Division 1 & 2 – revised criteria!
- Star Driver Award – Division 1 & 2 – revised criteria!
- Community Advancement Award
- Safety Improvement Award
- Safety Management Excellence Award – revised criteria!
Application deadline is Friday, March 1. For questions, call 701-223-6372.
Next Critical Issues Event Scheduled
December 18, 2018 – Incident investigations that focus on identifying and correcting root causes, instead of finding fault or blame, improve workplace morale and increase productivity by demonstrating an employer’s commitment to a safe and healthy workplace. That is why the NDSC chose Incident Investigation: What Every Employer Should Know as the next Critical Issues training series topic.
During this engaging Critical Issues training session, you will:
- learn the National Safety Council’s (NSC) 6 FUNDAMENTAL STEPS to a comprehensive incident investigation
- test your knowledge during a MOCK INVESTIGATION group exercise
- PRACTICE the NSC’s fundamental steps
- learn key items to include in an incident investigation toolkit
Plus, all attendees will walk away with a free copy of the NSC’s Incident Investigation Toolkit Checklist.
This course is FREE to NDSC members and only $30 for non-members.
Register now for our upcoming event in Dickinson Thursday, March 7 from 8:30 to 10:00am.
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.
Lease Space Available at New NDSC Safety Campus
July 30, 2018 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 751-6103.
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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.