The NDSC’s awards program honors member companies with outstanding safety programs; employees and instructors who make safety a top priority; and those who have gone above and beyond to improve safety in their workplaces and the communities they serve.





Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional
Each year the winner of the Duane Kuehn award is recognized on the final day of the NDSC’s Annual Safety & Health Conference in Bismarck. The 2018 Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional Award was presented to Pat Furr with Roco Rescue on February 22, 2019. Read the full story here. 


We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional. Click here to download the application.


Spring Safety & Health Awards

Each spring, the NDSC hosts a banquet to recognize the Safety & Health Award recipients. These awards are given to NDSC Members for significant safety accomplishments made during the award year. This year, the awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 10 at the Bismarck Municipal Country Club from 12 pm to 1:15 pm.


The following awards will be presented during the ceremony:

  • Workplace Safety Merit Award
  • Outstanding Safety Instructor
  • Safe Driver Award – Division 1 & 2
  • Star Driver Award – Division 1 & 2
  • Community Advancement Award
  • Safety Improvement Award
  • Safety Management Excellence Award

The application period has ended and award winners will be notified in early March.