Occupational Safety and Health

Public Sector Compliance

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 43,902 single public entities to be inspected statewide under this mandatory inspection program. The Safety Bureau currently conducts 200-250 inspections per year. Phone 406-444-6401

OSHA Consultation Project

Private Secto Under a grant from OSHA the Safety Bureau will provide at an employers 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 406-494-0324

OSHA Reporting Requirements

As of January 1, 2015 all private sector employers must report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours to OSHA. Additionally these employers will be required to contact OSHA within 24-hours for all work-related injuries that require inpatient hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye.

The Department of Labor and Industry is not adopting the new reporting procedures for public sector employers at this time. OSHA does not have jurisdiction over public sector employers, therefore they are not required to contact OSHA in any of the above instances.If you have any questions please call 406-444-6401.