While students will be in the classroom this fall how do we ensure schools are safe — physically, hygienically and emotionally? Building design and adequate staffing are part of the equation but planning and training are the key to safety.

There have been 27 motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota since May 8, bringing the 2021 total to 56 as of July 12. That’s 12 more fatalities than the same time period in 2020, and two more than the same period in 2019.

Often forgotten, neglected, or even put off as something that won’t be needed, first aid kits and AEDs are a necessity and a requirement in the workplace.

Whether your young adult is the first or the last to leave the nest, you want them to be safe out there. Let the ND Safety Council help with our empowering self-protection class that teaches practical self-defense methods and personal safety insights.

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.

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.

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.

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.