The North Dakota Safety Council, as part of the OSHA Coalition of Trenching Partners in North Dakota, is working to advance the health and safety of those working with trenching and excavating in the construction and energy industries.

Our Critical Issues Training Series are FREE to NDSC members and only $30 for non-members! Network and learn from other safety professionals while gaining tools to positively impact your safety culture, making your job easier and safer.

As summer ramps up, so does hazardous material transportation on North Dakota’s roads and highways. The NDSC in partnership with the ND Highway Patrol encourages motorists to exercise extreme caution when encountering trucks with hazmat loads, and to never pass a hazmat truck stopped at a railroad crossing.

The temperatures are climbing throughout North Dakota. When it’s hot outside, it’s even hotter inside a car. In just 10 minutes, the heat inside a car can become deadly.

As families head to the lake, the backyard or the badlands this summer, a campfire may be tempting, but it isn’t worth the risk. North Dakota’s drought continues, and fire danger remains high. While campers may miss those traditional fire blackened, ash-flavored marshmallows, campers can find lots of fun without the fire.

If you are an alcohol licensee and anyone in your establishment knowingly sells alcohol to someone underage, or to someone who is obviously intoxicated, you or your establishment can be held liable. Requiring the Responsible Beverage Server course to all your servers can limit any judgements against you.

Longtime Assistant Executive Director, Lynae Hanson, retired in April from the North Dakota Safety Council. After the announcement of her retirement, we hired two new positions and promoted a few staff members.

Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for drivers between the ages of 14 and 24. Alive at 25 is a half day defensive driving course designed to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities for young drivers.

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 401 of the 1,061 construction fatalities recorded in 2019 (BLS data).

This year, we distributed 48 awards to companies and individuals representing multiple industries including transportation, manufacturing, construction, and oil and gas.