The Montana Department of Labor & Industry's Safety and Health Bureau is dedicated to help improve safety and health in all Montana’s workplaces. The Consultation Program provides on-site consultation services to assist with compliance of OSHA regulations in both private and public sector. Our professional staff can help employers identify safety and health hazards and provide recommendations to eliminate or reduce hazards and improve overall safety and health programs.
If you need to make a complaint about an employer in the private sector, please contact the Montana OSHA office at (406) 247-7494.
What we can do for you:
There are no fees charged for the consultation nor are fines or penalties levied for any safety or health hazards observed during the consultation. The consultation may include:
- Workplace hazard assessments
- Employee sampling to determine workplace exposures
- Recommendations to control and eliminate safety & health hazards
- Assistance with OSHA regulations compliance
- Evaluation & development of safety & health programs
- Safety & Health Management System evaluation
- Safety & health training provided at SafetyFestMT
- Education on the Montana Safety Culture Act requirements
- Safety brochures and materials.
With your cooperation and commitment an effective consultation may reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
Who Can Request a Consultation?
Employers or employees, with the approval from the employer, may request this service by contacting the Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety and Health Bureau, at (406) 494-0324.
An Effective Consultation may:
- Assist in eliminating workplace safety and health hazards.
- Develop or strengthen safety & health programs.
- Establish a safety culture in the work place that may lower workers' compensation costs by reducing workplace injury and illness.
- Participate in OSHA's Safety & Health Achievement
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Breeinna Bosch - Butte
Breeinna is a native Montanan and earned her B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health with an option in Applied Health from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. Throughout the past years she gained knowledge and experience while working in the construction and mining industries. With the desire to strengthen the safety culture within the workplace and ensure that workers can return home to their families each day, Breeinna became a Compliance Specialist for the Montana Department of Labor & Industry. In her spare time Breeinna enjoys any adventure that the breathtaking state she is proud to call home has to offer.
Billy Chilton - Missoula
Billy grew up in Missoula where he graduated from Loyola Sacred Heart High School. He then attended Montana Tech, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety & Health. He loves to ski, hunt, and fish.
Stephanie Cunningham - Butte
Stephanie graduated from Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health in 2014. She then worked as a safety, health, and environmental specialist at an oil and gas company in Texas for about a year. After missing the Montana lifestyle she was accustomed to, she soon moved back to Butte and became a safety and health consultant for the Montana Department of Labor & Industry. Stephanie chose this career to help educate, train and ensure workers return home to their families each day. In her spare time she enjoys spending it outdoors embracing the Montana lifestyle.
Shawn is an Industrial Hygienist who works with the state of Montana’s safety and health bureau. Shawn started with the health and safety bureau in October of 2018 and is excited to be part of the Montana consultation program. Shawn served in the US Army from 2002 to 2008 at Fort Lewis, in Washington state. Prior to joining the State of Montana consultation program, Shawn worked with the USDA in Helena, Montana while attending school at Montana Tech. A graduate from Montana Tech in Butte, Montana, Shawn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health and a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene. When not hard at work, he enjoys hunting, ice fishing, and camping around Montana.
Molly McNabb - Butte
Molly attended Montana Tech where she received her bachelor degree in Occupational Safety and Health and her M.S. in Industrial Hygiene. During her education, Molly received experience in mining, nuclear energy, and construction on a on a Superfund site.
Following graduation, Molly accepted a job with The Boeing Company. There, she helped improve the safety culture by involving machinists more in the problem-solving process. The many complex projects concerning safety and health increased her knowledge in the safety and health field. Missing Montana, Molly returned to her home state. She is now working for the Department of Labor and Industry as a consultant for safety and health. Molly chose the Safety and Health field to ensure people stay safe while on the job.
Drew grew up in Lolo and then attended high school in Missoula, MT. He later attended the University of Montana and received a B.A. in Biology. After a few years away from school, Drew went back to school at Montana Tech and earned a M.S. in Industrial Hygiene in 2014. Drew worked as an Industrial Hygienist and Safety Engineer in the semiconductor industry for three years in Idaho, focusing on chemical safety and risk assessment. Drew returned to Montana to work in the Consultation Program with the Department of Labor and Industry as an industrial hygienist in 2018. On the nights and weekends, Drew enjoys spending time on the rivers and in the woods; specifically rafting, camping and snowshoeing throughout Southern and Western Montana.
Chris Tacke - Great Falls
Chris is a 2011 graduate of Montana Tech of the University of Montana, earning a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health and a minor in Biology. After graduating from Montana Tech, Chris started his safety career as the Health and Safety Manager for the Grand Teton Lodge Company in the Grand Teton National Park. While working for the Grand Teton Lodge Company, Chris also worked for Jackson Hole Fire/EMS as a Firefighter/EMT-Basic.
In February of 2014, Chris and his family moved back to Montana and he started working for the Montana Department of Transportation as a Safety Consultant in the Billings and Great Falls Districts. Currently, Chris is a Safety and Health Specialist with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry- Safety Bureau in the Great Falls Field office.
Kristine Witt - Butte
Kristi graduated from Montana Tech with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health in 2009, and graduated in May of 2011 with an M.S. in Industrial Hygiene. For three years Kristi worked as a Health and Wellness Tech at St. James Hospital in Butte and has worked as economic consultant for Conoco at their Thompson Falls facility.
Kristi played Volleyball for Montana Tech and continues to enjoy her lifelong love of athletics by coaching at Butte High School. She also volunteers for Special Olympics.
Schedule a Consultation:
Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Safety and Health Bureau - Consultation Program
2201 White Blvd.
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 494-0324