Trevor Skarphol was killed in a workplace incident in 2012. Since then, Jay has had many conversations with God asking why he took his son instead of him that fateful day. He has made it his mission to improve workplace safety in North Dakota through his role as a Safety Consultant with the NDSC.


“Each day is a gift, not a given right. If we all fully embrace this fact, we can make the right choices to help us WORK safely, DRIVE safely, and LIVE safely – every day.” – Jay Skarphol


Jay is one of many NDSC employees working tirelessly to end preventable injuries so no family has to endure the tragic loss of a loved one. But we can’t do it alone.


DONATE TODAY to stand with us on our mission
to keep families whole.


26 workers died on the job in ND last year. 104 people died on our roads. Overdose deaths are on the rise. It’s on us to change this narrative.


Far too many families in North Dakota are suffering through these unimaginable losses. We’re asking for your partnership in changing this narrative to keep families whole.


When you watch our Giving Hearts Day video below, you’ll hear from two NDSC employees who share their heart-wrenching stories of tragedy and survival – giving you a glimpse into the heartache caused by these preventable incidents.


On February 14, your donation of $32 or more can prevent future heartaches.

Your support will help sustain programs that improve the safety of ND schools, prevent teen driver fatalities, reduce worker fatalities, and so much more.


Can we count on you to STAND WITH US?

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