We're here to help employers and workers, families and communities reduce unintentional injuries ("accidents"). Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for South Dakotans ages 1 - 39, taking the lives of nearly 500 South Dakotans each year, disabling many more, and sending tens of thousands to emergency departments and hospitals.
More than 350 employers are members of the South Dakota Safety Council, which includes joint membership in the National Safety Council. Learn more about
Our goal is to make South Dakota a safer place to live.
The South Dakota Safety Council, a chapter of the National Safety Council, is a private, not-for-profit organization, established in 1949. It operates in partnership with the Minnesota Safety Council, which allows both organizations to share programs and maximize resources.