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Agriculture ranks among the most dangerous industries.
Between 2003 and 2011, 5,816 agricultural workers died from work-related injuries in the US.
  • In 2012,374 farmers and farm workers died from a work-related injury; in 2011, 570 died.
  • The leading cause of death for farmworkers are tractor overturns.
  • Every day, about 243 agricultural workers suffer a serious lost-work-time injury. Five percent of these injuries result in permanent impairment.
  • In 2011, the injury rate for agricultural workers was over 40 percent higher than the rate for all workers. Crop production agricultural workers’ injury rates were 5.5 per 100 workers. Animal production agricultural workers’ injury rates were 6.7 per 100 workers. The rate for all workers was 3.8.
  • On average, 113 youth less than 20 years of age die annually from farm-related injuries (1995 -2002), with most of these deaths occurring to youth 16-19 years of age (34%).
  • Of the leading sources of fatal injuries to youth, 23% percent involved machinery (including tractors), 19% involved motor vehicles (including ATVs), and 16% were due to drowning.

*Sources: cgc.gov; osha.gov

Safety training could mean the difference between life and death.

In many rural communities, 90% of the time it takes an ambulance at least 20 minutes to arrive on scene to provide medical care. Proper CPR and First Aid training from the NDSC can give you the skills you need to do compressions and give breath, or treat an injury, to keep a worker, friend, or loved one alive until EMS arrives.

 

Who is the North Dakota Safety Council?
We are 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 more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe practices all across North Dakota!
What Does Your Limited NDSC Membership Get You?
North Dakota Farmers Union members now have access to a limited membership through the NDSC. Through this limited membership, you will receive reduced member rates on a large variety of our safety and health products including first aid kits and AEDs, as well as a reduced member rate on some of our classroom and online safety courses. To receive your reduced member rate, check out the PRODUCT DISCOUNTS button OR TRAINING DISCOUNTS button below.
For more information on what a full NDSC Membership gets you, please click here.
Product Discounts: Instructions for NDFU Members
  1. Shop our Safety Products Store.
  2. Click on one of the four green buttons at the top.
  3. Select the product(s) you wish to purchase.
  4. Select Member Pricing from the rate box.
  5. Enter the code NDFU17 in the PROMO CODE box.
  6. Complete your purchase. It’s that easy!

If a product does not have a PROMO CODE box, it is not included in the Discount Membership program. Check back often as the North Dakota Safety Council will add new products regularly.

Have a suggestion for a product? Contact the North Dakota Safety Council Office Coordinator or email ndsc@ndsc.org.

Training Discounts: Instructions for NDFU Members
The following courses, offered by the North Dakota Safety Council, are available to all North Dakota Farmers Union members at member rates through our Discount Membership program:
In-Person Classroom Courses:

How to Register:

  1. Click on the link to review the course description.
  2. Click on the SCHEDULE tab for available course dates and locations.
  3. Click on “Register for Class” for desired course date.
  4. You will be directed to a log-in screen. Click on “Continue as Guest” to continue your registration.
  5. Fill out form. Fields with an asterisk are required.
    Enter NDFU17 in the Promo Code field. The code is case sensitive so please enter all caps. This will automatically change the cost of the course to NDSC member pricing. Discount does not apply to Seniors or Additional Family Members in the Defensive Driving 4 Hour Course.
    Credit card payment is required at the time of registration.
  6. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. You will be shown the final cost before your card is charged. This amount should coincide with our member pricing for that particular class.

Online Courses:

How to Register for Online Defensive Driving:

  1. Click on the link to review the course description.
  2. Click on REGISTER FOR COURSE.
  3. You will be directed to a registration screen – complete the form.
  4. Under Select an Online Course, select Defensive Driving.
    Defensive Driving is approved for point reduction and insurance discounts.
  5. Create your own REQUESTED LOGIN ID and PASSWORD.
  6. Select Next and continue to fill in the form.
    Make sure the email address is an active email address where you can receive instructions.
  7. Under Enrollment Information: Select LIMITED MEMBERSHIP (NDSOS & ND Farmers Union)
  8. Enter promo code: NDFU17. The final cost of the course appears under your promo code.
  9. Enter your credit card information
  10. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page.
    You will receive a web confirmation showing you registered.

How to Register for Online Distracted Driving:

  1. Click on the link next to the course
  2. Click on REGISTER FOR COURSE.
  3. You will be directed to a registration screen – complete the form.
  4. Create your own REQUESTED LOGIN ID and PASSWORD.
  5. Select Next and continue to fill in the form.
    Make sure the email address is an active email address where you can receive instructions.
  6. Under Enrollment Information: Select LIMITED MEMBERSHIP (NDSOS & ND Farmers Union)
  7. Enter promo code: NDFU17. The final cost of the course appears under your promo code.
  8. Enter your credit card information
  9. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page.
    You will receive a web confirmation showing you registered.
Upcoming Events
  • NDFU State Convention 2016 – December 9 and 10 in Bismarck.
    • Friday, December 9: ATV Course – Don Moseman, NDSC Training Director
    • Saturday, December 10 Youth Convention: First Aid/CPR/AED/911 Session – NDSC Chelle Doll, First Aid Coordinator
  • NDSC’s 44th Annual Safety & Health Conference – February 20-23, 2017 in Bismarck.
    • Don’t miss the North Dakota Safety Council’s Ag Track featuring the following classes on Wednesday, February 22:
      • Combustible Dust – 10-11:30am
      • Grain Bin Entrapment Fatality Story – 1:30-2:30pm
      • Grain Bin Safety: Lessons Learned – 2:45-3:45pm
      • ATV Safety: 4-5pm
    • A unique lineup of hands-on rescue courses
    • Proven best practices shared by some of the safest companies in the nation
    • Plus, check out the Vendor Show, featuring products and services from 140+ vendor companies!
Safety Tip Sheets
Use these free, printable safety tip sheets to help keep you and your family safe at home and on the road: Community Protection Safety Tips.
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