Now Through January is Prime Time for
House Fires – Follow These Safety Tips to
Avoid House Fires


December 4, 2019 – Holiday fires kill over 400 Americans every year and cause more than $990 million in damage. From cooking fires to faulty wiring on Christmas lights, this is the time of year when fire departments around the country are inundated with calls. While you are decorating your house this holiday season, reduce your risk of fires or injuries by following these safety tips.


  • Check all tree lights (even new ones) for frayed wires or loose connections.
  • Do not overload extension cords and unplug when not in use.
  • Keep candles at least three feet away from flammable materials.
  • Store candles, lighters, and matches in a locked cabinet away from children.
  • If you are getting a real tree, do not let the water level drop below the fresh cut level and keep your tree well hydrated.
  • Do not place your tree (real or artificial) within 3 feet of a radiator, space heater, fireplace, or heat vent.

Download our holiday safety tip sheet and our Christmas tree safety tip sheet for even more safety tips.

2018-2019 Annual Report: A Story of Successes Fueled by Partnerships & Passion


November 14, 2019 – When you ask someone in the safety profession what motivates them, you get a variety of answers. For some, it’s family. Others have experienced the devastation caused by a preventable death and are devoted to ensuring no one else experiences the same heartbreak.


In our 2018-2019 Annual Report, you’ll get a glimpse into the hearts of NDSC employees as they share pieces of their stories, giving you insights into what makes them so passionate about pursuing our mission.


The successes shared in our annual report are proof of what can be accomplished when a network of professionals fueled by passion set out to pursue a mission.


Read our 2018-2019 Annual Report now!

Critical Issues Series – New Topic Alert!


November 5, 2019 – Are you struggling with how to motivate employees to be safer on the job or determining what is causing them to make unsafe decisions? These answers can usually be found when you examine your safety culture and our next critical issues training series, titled Tools to Positively Impact Your Safety Culture, will help you do just that.


During this fast-paced session, you’ll gain tools to help you begin your journey to creating a positive safety culture including:

  1. Tips for acquiring buy-in and support from management and supervisors
  2. A list of key first steps to help you transform your culture
  3. Ten proven safety performance tools to measure if your changes are making an impact
  4. An Employee Safety Culture Survey to gauge how employees feel about your company’s safety culture

People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe in what you do. Attend this session to learn how to translate your genuine passion for the safety of your colleagues into a company-wide culture of caring.


Our next critical issues session is Thursday, December 12 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm in our Bismarck office. Lunch is FREE and sponsored by Bartlett & West. Lunch will be from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm and the training will be from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Seating is limited…register now!

NDSC Seeking Candidates
for Our Training Team


October 26, 2019 – Are you a first-class trainer looking to make an impact in North Dakota? The NDSC is searching for the perfect candidate with oil and gas experience to join our training team. Think you have what it takes? Then we want to hear from you!

Visit our careers page on Indeed to review the Oil & Gas Safety Trainer listing and apply today.

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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.