“I have lost two people very close to me through fatal industrial incidents. They both left a wife and children. I do not want to see other families devastated by events like this. Doing everything that I can, to keep this from happening to others, lives with me every day.”
Rick Halldorson
Senior Safety Consultant – Eastern ND
Rick Halldorson has a background that stems from 28 years in industrial employment at an agricultural processing facility of 100 employees which includes 14 years of experience in safety management as safety coordinator for industry and construction.


Industry that included components of construction related jobs and safety oversight of 3 to 5 contract groups that were operating on the industry site at any time. Once to twice per year, for approximately 4 week periods, the contractor groups would add employees for mass upgrades and maintenance that would see the contractor numbers rise from a normal 15 to 20, up to 125 contractors on site.


Rick assisted in developing and upgrading programs before being appointed safety coordinator for the site.


Rick’s background includes program design, auditing, incident investigations, back-to-work programs and process safety management auditing.


At his previous position, Rick developed, organized and conducted training programs for 100 plant employees. Some of the safety duties included program development, maintenance, and training for industrial forklift, respiratory protection, industrial ergonomics, industrial rail yard safety, lockout of hazardous energy, permit required confined space entry and gas detection, behavior-based safety programs, safety committee development and management of the Workers Compensation program.


Rick served on the Board of Directors for the North Dakota Safety Council for six years in the early 2000’s. Rick started his employment at the North Dakota Safety Council in 2012 as a safety consultant. Rick is now the senior safety consultant for the NDSC and covers the eastern half of North Dakota.

North Dakota Safety Council, Authorized Instructor:
OSHA Recordkeeping
Permit Required Confined Spaces
Lockout of Hazardous Energy
Fall Protection

Competent in Industrial Rail Yard Safety Program Administration
Program Auditor for Process Safety Management for Flammable Chemicals
Railroad Safety Presentations
Respiratory Protection Program Administrator


National Safety Council Certified Instructor:
Advanced Safety Certificate Program
Defensive Driving Course- 4 Hour
CPR/AED/First Aid – Adult
CPR/AED/First Aid – Pediatric
Lift Truck Operator Train-the-Trainer
School Bus Driver Training
Adverse Weather Safe Driving Course


OSHA 500 courses instructor:
OSHA 500 – Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction
OSHA 501 – Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry
OSHA 502 – Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers
OSHA 503 – Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
OSHA 510 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction
OSHA 511 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry


OSHA Training Institute (OTI), Authorized Trainer:
OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Construction Industry
OSHA 10 & 30 Hour General Industry