The NDSC’s awards program honors 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.





Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional
One award is presented annually to an individual who has been instrumental in the development and implementation of safety programs, and honors those forward-looking individuals who, over the long-term, place safety and innovation at the forefront of their activities. Named after Duane Kuehn, who worked in the safety industry for 40 years and whose attitude and compassion demonstrate the characteristics of an outstanding safety professional, this award recognizes an individual within public safety who has gone above and beyond their daily duties and who exemplifies the mission of the NDSC. 
If you know an individual who is deserving of this award, please take the time to nominate them for the 2019 Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional Award.
Download the nomination form here. 
Deadline for nominations is January 10, 2020.


Spring Safety & Health Awards

Nearly 70 awards were presented at the NDSC’s 2019 Spring Safety & Health Awards Banquet held Wednesday, April 10 in Bismarck.


The following award categories were presented during the ceremony:

  • Workplace Safety Merit Award
  • Outstanding Safety Instructor
  • Safe Driver Award – Division 1 & 2
  • Star Driver Award – Division 1 & 2
  • Community Advancement Award
  • Safety Improvement Award
  • Safety Management Excellence Award
  • Lifesaver Award

Click here to see a full list of award winners and photos.

Applications for the 2020 Safety & Health Awards will be available in December 2019.