New Members as of
September 1, 2019
Amber Waves Inc
Black Duck Power Equipment
CJ Crane Service
Genuine Welding and Fabrication
Grand Forks Public Schools
Hillstrom Crane and Inspection
Pathfinder Inspections & Field Services, LLC
Performance Contractors, Inc
Wilton Public School
Renewing Members as of
September 1, 2019
A&B Welding & Construction Inc.
Ahern Rentals Inc
Air Cure Inc
Baseload Power Generation Parts & Services, LLC
Bay Valve Service Inc.
Belle Fourche Pipeline
Bergstrom Electric, Inc.
Bismarck Sign Co.
Bismarck-Mandan Security, Inc
Border States Electric
Braun Trucking, Inc
Burke Divide Electric
Carrington School District
Center-Stanton Public School
City of Grafton-Municipal Utilities
City of Hazen
City of Rolla
DSI Design Solutions & Integration
Eckert Youth Home
Elim Homes Inc
Fessenden-Bowdon Public School
Garrett Brothers Construction
Garrison Diversion Conservancy Dist.
General Equipment & Supplies
Great River Energy – Coal Creek
Harvey Public Schools
Interstate Engineering Inc.
Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department
JK Lube, Inc, DBA Jiffy Lube
Kindred School District #2
Larimore Public School
Lunseth Plumbing & Heating Co.
Mandan Public School District
McQuade Distributing Company
Midkota Public School Dist. #7
Midwest Steeplejacks, Inc.
ND Information Technology
Nelson County Schools
Nilles Law Firm
Noble Casing Inc
Nodak Electric Cooperative
NoDak Oilfield Services, LLC
Nooter Construction Company
North Sargent Public Schools
Nuverra Power Fuels
PKG Contracting, Inc.
Precision Machine & Welding
Rugby Manufacturing Company
Rugby Public School Dist #5
SM Fencing & Energy Services, Inc
Standing Rock Schools
TEK Energy Services
Top Shelf Energy LLC
Total Control Inc.
Twin Buttes Public School
Unity Medical Center
Verendrye Electric Cooperative
Williston Public School
W-S Industrial Services
Youngquist Brothers Oil and Gas
Free Oil and Gas Emergency Response Training for Communities, Emergency Responders
September 11, 2019 – We are partnering with Hess Corporation to provide free training designed to prepare communities, companies, and emergency personnel to safely and confidently respond to oil and gas emergencies. This training will be provided in conjunction with the 2019 Southwest Region EMS Conference, Sept. 21-22 in Medora.
Training topics will include HAZMAT tabletop exercise; incident investigations; confined space and lockout tagout awareness; and self protection techniques for responders. Additional topics will be offered throughout the event, including pain management, field triage, infectious disease and more.
A reimbursement grant is available, thanks to funding from Hess Corporation, making it free to attend Saturday’s oil and gas track. Those involved in law enforcement, fire rescue, or emergency management are eligible to apply.
For more course details, or to register, go to www.ndemsa.org. For questions on the reimbursement grant, call the NDSC at (800) 932-8890.
Critical Issues Session Scheduled in Williston
September 12, 2019 – 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 this year’s Critical Issues 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.
Register now to attend our next Critical Issues session:
Williston – October 23 – sponsored by AE2S Construction, LLC
Seating is limited – REGISTER TODAY!
Free Event to Address Violence Preparedness
in the Workplace
September 12, 2019 – Our FREE Violence Preparedness event in Bismarck was a huge success and Northrop Grumman has provided funds to provide another session in Grand Forks on Tuesday, October 15 from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
If your company’s services involve public interaction, then you should have personal safety training for your employees, as well as basic security protocols and a comprehensive emergency plan. During this free event, attendees will learn emergency response principles outlined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and protocols to respond to an active shooter, knife attack or any other physical assault.
Each attendee will receive a Workplace Security Self-Assessment checklist in addition to a free copy of the National Safety Council’s Emergency Gap Analysis that will help attendees determine their business’s level of emergency preparedness.
Parents, Public Can Help Keep Students
Safe This School Year
August 23, 2019 – Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That’s because school buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every state, stop-arm laws are in place to protect children from other motorists.*
With school starting back up, we encourage parents to discuss bus stop safety tips with their children. Click here for some great tips.
* National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Donors Help Implement School Violence Planning And Management Classes For Williston Public Schools
August 21, 2019 – With gun violence continuing to rise, several sponsors joined forces to fund training needed to educate and prepare the staff of Williston Public Schools for an act of violence. The training was taught by our master instructor, Don Moseman. Moseman has studied more than 100 school shootings, and during his nearly 20 year career in the Colorado State Patrol, he responded to three active shooter events.
NDSC Hosts ONE BASIN – One Way!
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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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.