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
One award is presented annually to an individual who has been instrumental in the development and implementation of safety programs, and honors those forward-looking individuals who, over the long-term, place safety and innovation at the forefront of their activities. Named after Duane Kuehn, who worked in the safety industry for 40 years and whose attitude and compassion demonstrate the characteristics of an outstanding safety professional, this award recognizes an individual within public safety who has gone above and beyond their daily duties and who exemplifies the mission of the NDSC. 

If you know an individual who is deserving of this award, please take the time to nominate them for the 2019 Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional Award.

Download the nomination form here. 
Deadline for nominations is January 10, 2020.


Spring Safety & Health Awards

Each spring the NDSC presents awards to more than 60 members who experienced growth and success in their safety programs. Get recognition for your efforts throughout 2019! Applications are now available for the following categories:

Application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2020. Click here to download the criteria, then use the links above to access the electronic applications.

Winners will be announced in late March and recognized at the Spring Safety & Health Awards Banquet in Bismarck.


Wednesday, April 8
Bismarck Municipal Country Club
930 North Griffin Street