NDSC COVID-19 Information & Resources

 

Updated March 26, 2020The impacts of this pandemic are being felt far and wide, and our hearts go out to each and every one of you as you work to navigate these unprecedented times. As work continues across the state, we are committed to ensuring you have the training and resources you need to perform essential operations safely.

 

IN-PERSON TRAINING
The NDSC has implemented critical precautions that have allowed us to safely continue offering the training necessary for regulatory compliance or worksite access. Outside these essential courses, you may notice a limited training schedule in coming weeks. This will be determined on a week-by-week basis as we monitor the situation and heed guidance from the CDC and local officials.

 

To help further protect our customers and staff, we are asking for your help. Click here to review safety parameters before visiting our facilities.

 

ONLINE LEARNING
If your ability to attend in-person training is restricted due to COVID-19, the NDSC has online training to support your needs. This includes Defensive Driving, DDC4 for Pro-Drivers, HAZWOPER, CPR/AED/First Aid and more. We’re also researching additional online options that could benefit NDSC members. Stay tuned for updates! To view our current offerings, click here.

 

DISTANCE LEARNING
It’s possible for this pandemic to continue for months. Rest assured our team is dedicated to evaluating our most essential courses to determine distance learning possibilities.

 

The ONE BASIN-One Way! team rolled out a temporary distance learning platform on March 26. Learn more here.

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES
The NDSC has created a COVID-19 webpage to help you find safety-related resources from OSHA and other agencies. We’re working closely with our local OSHA office to identify and distribute resources as they become available. Check this page often for updates.


March is Ladder Safety Month!
Stay Safe With These Ladder Safety Tips

 

March 9, 2020 – According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts, falls are the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths and the top cause of non-fatal injuries.* Even the thought of climbing a ladder can be scary for some people. The potential for falls and serious injury is enough for many homeowners to leave the gutter cleaning and painting projects to the pros!

 

One of the easiest ways to protect yourself from fall-related injuries at home is to follow simple ladder safety tips.

 

Click here to learn about these safety tips.

 

*National Safety Council, Injury Facts


 

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.


Thank You For Helping Us Raise $12,447
On Giving Hearts Day! 

 

February 14, 2020 – Giving Hearts Day is the most giving day of the year in North Dakota and in just 24 hours, you helped us raise $12,447 to purchase distance learning technology needed to make quality training easily accessible across North Dakota.

 

Our vision to make North Dakota the safest state in the nation can only be achieved with your support and partnership.

 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for standing with us on this journey!

 


Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls
With These Simple Tips

 

January 28, 2020 – For some people, falls result in embarrassment, skinned knees or broken bones. For others, falls can signal the beginning of lifestyle changes – or even lead to death. From 2014 to 2018, 452 North Dakotans died from fall-related injuries.* And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall and many more are injured.

 

Falls are not a natural part of aging and they can be prevented. Click here for some great tips.

 

* North Dakota Department of Health


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!


Are You Receiving Our Email Updates?

 

The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS TO UNBLOCK INCOMING NDSC EMAILS.

 

If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

 

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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.