4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips


June 30, 2020 – We hope you have a safe and fun 4th of July! But before you venture out to soak up some sun, take a moment to soak in these safety tips:

  1. Light fireworks far away from buildings, vehicles, or anything that can easily catch fire.
  2. Soak used fireworks in water before disposing.
  3. Never re-light a dud firework. Wait 20 minutes, then immerse it in water.

For even more firework safety tips, download our fireworks safety tip sheet here.


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NDSC, EAPC Architects Engineers Launch COVID-19 Webinar Series for Schools


June 1, 2020 – Although the 2019-2020 school year just wrapped up, the school community is buzzing with questions about what reopening will look like this fall. From the school bus to the classroom, there are a plethora of scenarios to consider. To help provide clarity and guidance to administrators and staff, the NDSC and EAPC Architects Engineers have partnered to host a series of webinars:


Each course will include a “Coronavirus 101” session to provide a base knowledge of the characteristics of COVID-19 and how those impact cleaning procedures, hygiene, shared equipment and more.


Sessions will end with a live Q&A with ND Department of Public Instruction (ND DPI), ND Department of Health (ND DOH), as well as professionals in safety, behavioral health, healthcare, industrial cleaning, HVAC and design considerations.


The NDSC developed these courses in partnership with the ND DPI, ND DOH, ND Council of Educational Leaders, EAPC Architects Engineers, ND School Boards Association, ND United, NuVation Health Services, ND Small Organized Schools and Sanford OccMed.

Businesses Helping Businesses
During COVID-19 Pandemic


June 25, 2020 – Everyone has a role to play during a crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen community members use their talents to create masks for frontline workers. And locally, businesses are finding different ways to support each other during these unprecedented challenges presented by the pandemic.


The NDSC is a non-profit organization whose primary source of revenue comes from safety training. But during the pandemic, the economic slow-down has meant a significant loss of income.


We wanted to help other businesses during this unprecedented time, so we devoted our time and talents to create a free webinar series to help guide businesses through proper pandemic planning and reopening processes. The webinar series was attended by hundreds of business members from across the state. After the training, many calls came in and one of them was from a Bismarck-area attraction that called on the NDSC to assist them with a safe reopening.


Click here to learn about how we helped a local amusement park open safely to the public in time for some summer fun.

NDSC Award Winners Announced!


June 17, 2020 – The NDSC’s Safety & Health Awards program is designed to promote incident prevention by honoring companies with outstanding safety programs, employees with superior safety records, and North Dakota citizens who have gone above and beyond to improve the safety and health environments in their communities.


“As a statewide non-profit, we are dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Each of these award winners plays a significant role in helping to develop a stronger safety culture in our state. We’re proud to have them as partners on this journey,” says Chuck Clairmont, NDSC executive director.


This year, the NDSC distributed 46 awards to companies and individuals representing multiple industries including transportation, manufacturing, construction, and oil and gas. See all the winners here.

Recording Available from Free Webinar: Reopening During COVID-19:
Safety & Planning Considerations


May 14, 2020 – If you missed the NDSC’s free course, Reopening During COVID-19: Safety & Planning Considerations, the recordings available for a limited time. The course is divided into three modules, click each link below to view:

  • Click here to watch Part 1 –  reviews employee exposure guidelines to COVID-19, different business categories, items to consider before opening back up, and NDDOH Assessment for COVID-19.
  • Click here to watch Part 2 – discusses policy changes during COVID-19, respirators versus masks, PPE tips, temperature checks, ND Smart Restart: distancing and spacing, tasks to consider during first days of opening, daily cleaning practices, and cleaning and disinfecting during this pandemic.
  • Click here to watch Part 3 – discusses ongoing mitigation efforts during COVID-19 and different checklist for types of businesses.

Disclaimer: This webinar was recorded April 30, 2020, prior to the Governor updating North Dakota’s status to Green/Low Risk. This could impact guidance on safety measures. For questions or updated guidance, please call 701-223-6372.


OSHA, NDSC Sign Alliance To Further
Work Safety in North Dakota


March 2, 2020 – The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – Bismarck Area Office signed an alliance to enhance safety throughout various industry sectors in North Dakota, including the construction, general industry, grain, and oil and gas industries. This is an extension of the alliance recently signed between OSHA and the National Safety Council. The North Dakota alliance was signed Wednesday, Feb. 26 during the NDSC’s Annual Safety and Health Conference.


“The NDSC has had a strong working relationship with OSHA for several years,” says Chuck Clairmont, NDSC executive director. “We share the same passion for worker safety, so it only makes sense to formalize a relationship that benefits both employers and employees across the state.”


Read the full story here.

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