News from NDSC!

Change the behavior to save a life

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A scary fact this Halloween season: The number one cause of death for teens in the United States is car crashes. In fact, per mile driven, drivers ages 16 to 19 have crash rates approximately four times greater than those of drivers ages 20 and older. Fatal crash risk is highest for those ages 16 and 17.

Top 10 Workplace Safety Hazards Announced

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2021. North Dakota’s top numbers differ slightly. Fall protection is number one but general machine guarding and protective systems for trenching and excavating follow that.

Prevent Collisions and Save Lives by Changing Behaviors

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As of July 2021, North Dakota reported 56 deadly crashes in the state, higher than the same period in 2020. In all of 2020, 8,834 crashes and 100 traffic related deaths occurred. While some crashes are unavoidable, far too many are due to distraction and unsafe behaviors.