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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 

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Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
October 1, 2017
Firebird Artisan Mills
RK Electric
S & B Landscaping, Inc.
Screening Services International
 
Renewing Members as of 
October 1, 2017
Advanced Eng & Env Services, Inc.
Agri Industries
Air Cure Inc.
All Finish Concrete
Belle Fourche Pipeline
Blasting Solutions
Burke Divide Electric
City of Fargo - Human Resources
City of Grand Forks
City of Hazen
City of Surrey
Community Contractors, Inc.
Dakota Staffing Solutions
Devils Lake Public Schools
DSI Design Solutions & Integration
Electro Watchman, Inc.
Envision
Fessenden-Bowdon Public School
Forum Communications Co.
Grand Forks Park District
Industrial Contract Services, Inc.
Intermountain Electric
L&S Electric Inc.
Minot State University Plant Service
ND Small Organized Schools
NDSU Safety Office - Dept. 3300
Nodak Electric Cooperative
Northern Plains Railroad, Inc.
Pahlke Steel
Pump Systems LLC
Sanford Health OCCMED
Southwest Community High School
Stanley Community School
Storms Construction Inc.
Streyle Masonry
Sun Electric
Susag Sand & Gravel, Inc.
T & T Transport
Trotter Construction
Unity Medical Center
Vadakin, Inc.

NDSC to Host Industrial Rescue Course
On New Training Tower

October 16, 2017 - The NDSC’s 26 foot training tower, housed in the 5,000 square foot hands-on training lab, opens the door to new possibilities when it comes to safety training in North Dakota. In partnership with Roco Rescue, the world’s premier provider of rescue training, the NDSC will introduce a new lineup of courses over the next year.

The first course, Industrial Rescue I/II, will be held November 13-17 in Bismarck. This five-day course is designed for firefighters and industrial rescuers who are required to handle confined space and high angle rescues in industrial environments. Attendees will gain the skills necessary to meet OSHA guidelines for a competent rescue team or team member while practicing rescue operations from all six confined space types.

Click here to learn more or register for this training. Space is limited so register early. For questions, call (701) 223-6372.



NDSC Hosts Training Focused on
Creating Emergency Action Plans for Businesses

 
October 9, 2017 – Most emergencies occur with little to no warning, making it critical for businesses to plan ahead to ensure the safety and general welfare of their employees. To help businesses prepare, the NDSC is hosting a training event in Minot, Thursday, November 9 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. central standard time.
 
The training, titled Key Steps to Creating an Emergency Action Plan, is based on FEMA’s suggested best practices for building a comprehensive emergency action plan for any emergency, including severe weather, active shooter, bomb threats, and fire. The instructor will outline key aspects needed to create the plan and how to work with outside agencies in the planning process. Attendees will leave with the basic knowledge and key first steps needed to create a comprehensive emergency action plan for their facility.
 
Registration is free to NDSC Members and $30 for non-members. Register now!
 

Register Now for the NDSC’s 2018 Vendor Show
Showcase Your Products at the 45th Annual Safety & Health Conference

October 2, 2017 – The NDSC’s Annual Safety & Health Conference is the largest of its kind in the region. With nearly 1,000 attendees and 80-90 hands-on and classroom courses, people from all industries gather to learn, network, and get motivated. From construction and manufacturing, to oil & gas and mining, we strive to provide safety solutions in the classroom and on the tradeshow floor.

If you have a product or service that is right for our audience, we want you at the NDSC’s 2018 Vendor Show, February 21-22, 2018 in Bismarck. Registration is now open and booths are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more or REGISTER NOW.

Have a product that’s better explained with a LIVE demonstration? Consider purchasing a demo slot on the new Safety Solutions Stage!


OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2017 revealed at
National Safety Council Congress & Expo
 
September 27, 2017 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor as part of the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.
 
While the rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations vary little from year to year, violation number nine “Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503)” is new to the list this year.
 
“The OSHA Top 10 is more than just a list, it is a blueprint for keeping workers safe,” said National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. “When we all work together to address hazards, we can do the best job possible to ensure employees go home safely each day.”
 
The Top 10 for FY 2017 are:
  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)     
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451)                
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)       
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)      
  6. Ladders (1926.1053)  
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) 
  8. Machine Guarding (1910.212)                 
  9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503)     
  10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)            

The final report on the Top 10 violations for 2017 will be published in the December edition of the Council’s Safety+Health magazine.


Safety is about People 

Marlowe Ann Regan was happy as a baby, child, and young adult. According to her dad, Tom, she was ebullient – she could walk into a room and liven up the place. She had a great, contagious laugh and a real good giggle … Tom can still hear her giggle in his head.

Tom and Patti Regan lost Marlowe, their oldest daughter, in a single-car crash in May 2006. Marlowe was 21 and worked at Sykes while living in Minot with her boyfriend, Michael. The day she died was her brother Walt’s 19th birthday. Marlowe was traveling from Minot to Bismarck to celebrate his birthday with the whole Regan family.

“We were washing Patti’s van in the driveway and we wondered why Marlowe wasn’t there yet,” Tom remembered. “It was getting kind of late and all of a sudden we saw a sheriff’s car pull up.” When Chaplain Dan Sweeney got out, Tom thought Dan was just stopping to say hello since they were friends. But then he saw a deputy sheriff was with him. “They walked up to us, and I had an inkling something was wrong. Maybe it was the look on his face. I thought…‘oh shit.’”

Read Tom's full story...


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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.