New Members as of
May 1, 2019
AZZ Specialty Welding
Coach, Truck & Tractor, LLC
Cottingham Insurance Agency DDC Inc
Knight Compliance Advisors, LLC
Pingree-Buchanan Public Schools
Renewing Members as of
May 1, 2019
Agassiz Concrete Pumping, LLC
Altru Health Systems
Apex Engineering Group, Inc.
Arnett & Burgess Pipeliners (Rockies) LLC
Asphalt Paving & Supply Inc.
Babcock & Wilcox
Basaraba Excavating & Dirt Works LLC
Brahma Industrial Service, Inc.
Central Mechanical, Inc.
Central Specialties, Inc
City of Maddock
Cofell’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Continental Metal Products
Dakota Communications, Inc.
Dakota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Double J Manufacturing and Repair, Inc.
Dowco Valve Co Inc.
Front Street Millwork & Lumber
Grand Forks Welding & Machine
Great Plains Towers, Inc.
GW & Sons Construction, Inc.
H I T, Inc.
Highlands Engineering & Surveying
Hill Top Home of Comfort
Indoor Services, Inc.
Jessen Roofing Inc.
M J Dalsin Company, Inc.
Maertens-Brenny Construction Co.
MDU Construction Services Group, Inc.
Meyer Contracting Inc.
Mowbray & Son Inc.
New Town Public School District
Northern Electric Service, LLC
Northern Plains Heating and Air
ONEOK Rockies Midstream LLC
Pennsylvania Perlite Corp
Plant Services, Incorporated
Probst Electric, Inc.
Quality Mat Company of ND, LLC
Rud Oil Company
S & R Reinforcing, Inc.
Scherr’s Cabinet & Doors, Inc.
Secure Energy Services USA LLC
St. Gerard’s Community of Care
Summers Manufacturing Company
Twin City Garage Door
United Tribes Technical College
Wanzek Construction, Inc.
WESCO Distribution, Inc.
Wilson Construction, Inc.
Wrigley Mechanical, Inc.
NDSC Hosts Free Violence
May 17, 2019 – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 17,000 workers in the private industry experienced trauma from workplace violence in 2016, and 500 were workplace homicide victims. The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) hosted a free training Friday, May 17 in Bismarck so local businesses could learn practical tips to improve the safety and security of employees who interact with the public.
“Any company whose services involve public interaction should have personal safety training for their employees, basic security protocols in place, and a comprehensive emergency action plan,” says Don Moseman, NDSC Master Instructor. “After recent events in our community, we’ve talked to many local businesses who expressed concern about their level of preparedness for an act of violence at their facility.”
The free training event was designed to give businesses a basic overview of emergency response principals and standard protocols to respond to an active shooter, knife attack or other physical assault.
“One of the most overlooked, but critical, areas of mitigation is the content of a business’s Emergency Operations Plan,” says Moseman. “By having the right protocols, procedures and training in place, you will save lives. You may never know how many you saved, but make no mistake, you will save someone.”
During the event, attendees learned how to document threats; execute the Run, Hide, Fight protocol; identify potentially violent behaviors in customers; determine the difference between an angry customer and someone with the potential for violence; and recommendations for security applications in front lobby areas.
If you missed out on the May 17 course, another training opportunity will be available Wednesday, July 17. Click here to learn more.
ND Association of Counties is
Seeking a Safety Specialist
May 13, 2019 – ND Association of Counties (NDACo) is seeking a safety specialist for their Bismarck location. They are looking for a motivated and personable individual who will oversee all aspects of the safety program including safety assessments, accident investigations and follow-up, reviewing and responding to injury treads, and safety training. Application deadline is May 24, 2019. To apply, email your resume to email@example.com to the attention of the assistant director of programs.
June is National Safety Month
May 10, 2019 – National Safety Month is more pertinent than ever as unintentional deaths have been increasing for decades and are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. They also cost our nation $1,034.6 billion and cause great suffering among individuals and their families. National Safety Month builds awareness of everyday safety and reminds people that taking simple steps can reduce or eliminate our risk of injury.
Each week features a new topic and resources for you to download and share with your family, coworkers, and friends. By working together to share these safety messages, we can reduce preventable injuries and fatalities in North Dakota.
Critical Issues Training Scheduled in Minot
April 18, 2019 – The NDSC’s next Critical Issues event, Incident Investigation: What Every Employer Should Know, will be held in Minot Tuesday, June 11 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The event is free to NDSC members and will include lunch sponsored by CHS Pipelines & Terminals.
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. During this engaging and interactive 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.
Seating is limited. Register now.
Take the “3 in 30” Challenge
April 18, 2019 — Management leadership is a core element of a workplace safety and health program. Accelerate your program and show your commitment in your workplace. Take 3 in 30!
Here’s how you do it:
- Take 3 actions in 30 days
There are lots of ways to accelerate your program! Choose from our list or pick one of your own. Every workplace is different so select actions that work best for you.
- Share in your workplace
It is important for your employees to see your commitment to safety! Show them that safety starts with you! List your three actions and share it on social media, in your company newsletter, or post it in the workplace.
- Accept your challenge coin
You did it! Visit the Safe + Sound website once you complete your activities to download your virtual challenge coin for showing Management Leadership. Share it on social media, post it in your workplace, or put it in your signature file – display it proudly!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.