The mission of the Safety and Health Bureau is to raise the level of awareness of Montana employers and employees about workplace safety and health through inspection, consultation, technical assistance and training.
All sessions are FREE and cover a variety of safety topics - like creating a culture of safety in your company, OSHA Construction and General Industry, MSHA, First Aid and more.
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The Montana Safety Act and the Montana Occupational Health Act require safety and health inspections of workplaces of public employers , eg. cities, counties, schools, etc. There are approximately 2,100 single public entities to be inspected statewide under this “mandatory inspection program.” The Safety Bureau currently conducts 200-250 inspections per year.
Under a grant from OSHA the Safety Bureau will provide, at an employer's request, a confidential comprehensive safety and health consultation at no cost. Consultations are limited to employers with less than 250 employees. Employers in high hazard industries are given priority.
Phone: (406) 444-6401
The Montana Safety and Health Bureau offers mine safety training. The fees are listed below:
Please bring a check for the exact amount made out to MT Dept. of Labor & Industry.
You must click on the training session you would like to attend on the calender and notify the instructor that you want to register for that class!
Consultation services are available for any type of mine in Montana.
The Safety Bureau will provide the following services at the employer's request:
If you would like to request mine training Click Here.
The Safety Bureau, under Montana Public Law 50-73-101 MCA (The Montana Coal Mine Safety Act), is responsible for workplace safety and health compliance in coal mines and sand and gravel operations.
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The Montana Safety and Health Bureau
Identify problems before they become accidents. Workplace hazards have a direct impact on your employees and your business. The Montana Safety and Health Bureau offers safety consultations that are either comprehensive or limited to your specific needs.
There are no fees charged for the consultation nor are fines or penalties levied for any safety or health hazards observed during the consultation.
Safety and Health Bureau
Department of Labor and Industry
P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624-1728
Phone: (406) 444-6401
Our consultation services are confidential, conducted at no charge, and may include:
With your cooperation and commitment an effective consultation will reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
Private employers may request this service by contacting the Dept. of Labor and Industry, Occupational Safety and Health Bureau, at (406)444-6401. Consultations will be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis with priority granted to small business employers in high hazard industries.
The Safety Culture Act enacted by the 1993 Montana State Legislature encourages workers and employers to come together to create and implement a workplace safety philosophy. It is the intent of the act to raise workplace safety to a preeminent position in the minds of all Montana's workers and employers.
Therefore, it is the responsibility and duty of employers to participate in the development and implementation of safety programs that will meet the specific needs of their workplace; thereby establishing a safety culture that will help create a safe work environment for all future generations of Montanans.
Listed within the links to the right are the six requirements all employers must meet, and the additional three requirements employers with more than five employees must meet, to comply with the Montana Safety Culture Act (MSCA) The requirements are numbered and in bold print. Following the requirements are recommendations from the Department of Labor and Industry offered as guidelines for implementation of the MSCA.
Recognizing the diversity of Montana's economy, the MSCA intends to allow some flexibility of interpretation and application so you and your workers' compensation insurer can establish a safety program appropriate to your business and employees' needs and circumstances. You are encouraged to contact your insurer for assistance in establishing your safety program.