TSSA - Tri State Safety Association

2017 6th Annual Safety Conference


Wednesday, Sept. 27th.


Registration will close Sept. 14th. Please click below to register today!



TSSA is happy to announce its sixth Annual Safety Conference "24/7 Safety" at no cost (FREE) to all attendees. We will be hosting the event at the Wahpeton Eagles Club, 114 Dakota Avenue. This year we feature 3 events Drugs & Alcohol Awareness and Dangers of Employee Fatigue in the morning and SAFER Driver's Challenge in the afternoon. Registries may choose to attend the morning, afternoon or both during registration. This way you can come when you want, and stay for what you want.

First Session
Drugs & Alcohol Awareness will take place at 8:30 with Vickie Schmidt. Vickie will address common symptoms of alcohol misuse and controlled substance use; the impact of use on personal health, family, safety, and the workplace; and related topics.

Schmidt & Associates has the designation of Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs from DATIA. They are the only dedicated testing organization in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Minnesota to have achieved this honor.

Second Session
Dangers of Employee Fatigue will take place at 10:30 with Skyler Dutton. Fatigue is an increasing health and safety problem in our daily lives due to a society with decreasing emphasis on sleep.

Skyler Dutton has a degree in Criminal Justice & Physical Education. Skyler was a volunteer firefighter as well as a ND police officer for nine years. While working as an officer, Skyler served as a certified drug recognition expert and school resource officer.

Third Session
SAFER Driver's Challenge will take place in the afternoon at 12:30 with Mike Argall. The SAFER Defensive Driving Course aids to reduce driving related risks faced by employees and their families. This program meets the criteria for the WSI Safe Driver Program, is recognized by the ND Insurance Industry for a premium discount, and ND Driver's License for point reduction.

Mike served 35 years with the Cass County Sheriff's Office before retiring in March 2014. He is currently a certified defensive driver instructor through the National Traffic Safety Institute.


8:00 AM 8:30 AM Check In & Registration
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Drugs & Alcohol Awareness
Presented By: Vickie Schmidt, Schmidt & Associates
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Dangers of Employee Fatigue
Presented By: Skyler Du#on, ND Safety Council
11:30 AM 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM SAFER Driver's Challenge
Presented By: Mike Argall
2:00 AM 2:15 PM Door Prizes
2:15 PM - 4:30 PM SAFER Driver's Challenge
Presented By: Mike Argall
* Vendor Booths open from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Lunch will be provided free of charge to all attendees who are registered for the full day.

If you registered for half the day. Please notify us through the contact us page so that we can adjust your registration information. You will not be able to change this after the registration period ends.

Vendor Booths

Multiple vendor booths will be available from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Be sure to check out all of the amenities.

If you would like to have your own vendor booth available; no problem. This is a great way to show off your business. Cost is $75.00 per booth. Payment can be made with the following link. Please make sure to have all information filled out accordingly. Booths can start setup at 7:00 AM on the day of the conference.

We hope to see many of you there!

Event Sponsors

TSSA is a non-profit organization. Funding is 100% provided by our valued sponsors, donations and volunteered time. Each year we try to host a larger event and gather more people.

As a sponsor of the Annual Safety Conference you will be accredited (On Conference Pamphlet) along with helping make the whole event happen. Please take a look at the chart below. We offer 4 types of sponsorship. Each helps fund a select part of the event.

Bronze $50 Silver $100 Gold $150 Platnium $150 +
Food Food Food Food
Door Prizes Door Prizes Door Prizes
Speakers Speakers
Cash Prize (Raffle)
Gift Bags
$150.00 +


Door Prizes

Everyone who attends the conference upon registering will be automatically put in a drawing to win a door prize.

Raffle Ticket Prizes
Picture of a raffle ticket that is being sold

Raffles tickets are being sold before the conferance. If you have not purchased any yet or would like to. Take a look at the section below to get ahold of a ticket seller. Tickets cost $5 each. There will be 4 winners. Look below to see the prizes now::

  • 1st - Thumper Pond (Ottertail, MN) 1 Night Stay in Kng or Double Queen Suite
  • 2nd - Lady on the Lake Bed & Breakfast (Lake Elsie Hankinson, ND)
  • 3rd - Baymont Inn & Suites, 1 Night Stay, Poolside Room (Wahpeton, ND)
  • 4th - Cash $100.00

If you would like to purchase a ticket or for more information please check out the contact us page. All board members are selling tickets. Hurry up and get yours now.

Gift Bags

Don't worry if you didn't win anything. All antendees will be going home with somthing. Free gift bags will be handed out at the event.