Receive specialized workplace safety services that address concerns unique to North Dakota, South Dakota, and Western Minnesota by partnering with OECS.
Our occupational safety company holds region-specific certifications and engages with the local communities to gain a deep understanding of the area’s needs and unique considerations. Work with an on-site expert in occupational health and safety for OSHA compliance, industrial and construction safety, safety programs, environmental compliance, safety training, and more.
Workplace Safety Services Offered in the Dakotas and Western Minnesota
North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance
ND Workforce Safety & Insurance offers significant discounts for business enrolled in the WSI discount program. OECS assists our clients in understanding the requirements of discount programs and even in selecting the programs best suited for their industry or workforce. Further, we work closely with our clients to ensure essential action items for each program are met to ensure they receive the full discount offered by WSI.
"I have known and worked with Randy Niles and OECS for over 5 years. To say that he helps make safety “fun” is an understatement. I witnessed him help make safety a top priority at my previous employer, to the point where they are now one of the leaders in the area for clean, compliant and safe environments. I was happy to learn that Randy would also be the safety leader at my new employer when I transferred jobs a year ago. We still have a ways to go to catch up to the level of my previous employer, but I’m certain Randy will help get us where we need to be. His safety meeting topics are always very interesting and informative and his delivery style keeps you engaged and amused! His knowledge of his trade is top notch. I look forward to having him help our company become safer over the coming years."
- Diane Lewandowski, SHRM-CP, HR Generalist at NexGen US LBM, Buffalo Grove, IL
"OECS has been a great pleasure to work with over the last few years, while we are growing our business! They are helpful in our annual trainings at our company safety day, and do on-site audits once a month to help make sure we are always following proper safety guidelines! It’s a great help as a small business to have a new face come visit our different sites throughout the year and shine a light on different aspects of safety that always need addressing! Randy is always willing to answer any questions we may have pertaining to our practices, as well as, notify us if we have any part of our operation that may be a concern. Cody has also been a large help when issues have arisen and been a great colleague to call on for advice and be an advocate for our business!"
- Lonnie Kern, Vice President at BEK Consulting, Dickinson, ND
"OECS has been a great asset to our company. The trainings are relevant and presented in a way that employees can find value in the message. The facility audits are comprehensive and assist our management team in making sure that we are in compliance and our employees are safe. Our programs are well-written and are reviewed/updated on a regular basis. They are always there when I have a question or concern. OECS makes my job as a the safety director a lot easier…I couldn’t do it without them!"
- Julie Lenius, Safety Director at Rapid Precision Mfg., Britton, SD
"Providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees is a top priority for our company. Because we didn't have in-house personnel who were experts in identifying potential workplace hazards and making recommendations to eliminate these hazards with the goal of improving workplace safety and health, hiring OECS provided us with this much-needed expertise. We greatly value the engaging, in-person monthly health and safety trainings OECS provides our team as well as the on-site facility audits. After each audit they provide us with an assessment of potential hazards we may need to address to help prevent accidents in the workplace. OECS works closely with our management team to ensure an OSHA compliant workplace."
- Kari Biesendorfer, D & D Commodities, Stephen, MN
Meet the OECS Team Serving the Dakotas & Western MN
Area Director of Operations
Randy manages the OECS office in Fargo, ND. He is responsible for providing safety services to clients throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado. He has over 12 years of experience in the field of safety in both Construction and General Industry. Randy is also a member of the Continuum Toastmasters in Fargo where he completed his Competent Communicator (CC) and Competent Leadership (CL) qualifications.
Cody is responsible for providing services to construction and general industry clients throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. He has served as a Safety Director for construction and mechanical companies in North Dakota prior to joining OECS and has over 10 years of experience in the safety field, in both construction and general industry. He is a Dale Carnegie graduate and is also a member of Continuum Toastmasters of Fargo.
Melissa is responsible for providing safety services to clients throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. She has served Safety Director in the transportation industry, and consulted for both general industry and construction clients and has over 10 years of experience in the safety field. She is also a member of the Continuum Toastmasters in Fargo.
Ari is responsible for providing services to clients throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. He has served as a Safety Director for companies in Minnesota prior to joining OECS. Ari has eight years’ experience as a train the training for scissor lifts, aerial lifts and forklift certification. He is also a member of Continuum toastmasters and has completed his Competent Communicator requirements.
Field Associate - Fargo
Donna is responsible for providing safety services to clients throughout central and eastern Minnesota. She has over 14 years of experience in the field of safety in both Construction and General Industry. Donna is also a member of Continuum Toastmasters of Fargo.