Report a Workplace Safety Hazard

The following safety concern notification form is for public entity employees only. A Public entity is defined as any state or local government or any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of one or more state or local governments.

Complete the following form and then use the Submit button to e-mail your safety concern to the Montana Safety and Health Bureau.


Important links:

  • 17-8-412 Prohibitions on employers -- employee remedies.
    A governmental entity or private entity may not adopt or enforce a rule, regulation, or policy preventing an employee from disclosing information to a government or law enforcement agency with regard to or from acting in furtherance of an investigation of a violation.
  • 50-71-123 Retaliation prohibited.
    A public sector employer may not retaliate against a public sector employee.
  • The general citation for the Occupational Safety and Health Act: Title 50, chapter 71, Mont. Code Ann. (2009)
  • The statute that is violated by a public sector employer with an unsafe workplace: 50-71-116(1), MCA (2009)
  • The Department’s authority to conduct an inspection: 50-71-118, MCA (2009)
  • The Department’s authority to issue a written citation (and impose a monetary penalty): 50-71-119, MCA (2009)

Contact Information:

Unit Supervisor
Jerry Laughery                    406-444-1797

Administrative Support
Lana Cooper                                                              406-444-6401

Specialist                             Email                                                       Phone
Ethan Anderson                                   406-444-0432
David Evans                                                    406-444-6596
Tyler Sanders               

Compliance Specialist Profiles:

Ethan Anderson- Helena  

Ethan was born and raised in Great Falls, MT. He graduated from Montana Tech of the University of Montana with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health in 2017. Throughout his college career, he has gained safety and health knowledge through education, surface coal mining and underground metal mining in Wyoming, North Dakota, and Michigan. He currently is a Compliance Specialists for the Department of Labor and Industry. Ethan enjoys spending his free time with family and friends; fishing, boating, and hiking/backpacking.

David Evans - Helena
David was born and raised in Montana and has recently earned a M.S. in Industrial Hygiene and a B.S. in Occupation Safety and Health from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. Through his education and work experience David has gained safety knowledge in a variety of different industries including construction, mining and general industry. David also has experience in the industrial hygiene field conducting many different types of exposure assessments including aerosol sampling and noise monitoring.

Tyler Sanders - Helena
Tyler Sanders was born and raised as a Montana kid. He attended Capital High throughout high school and went on to graduate from Montana Tech In 2018 with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health while also being a 4-year starter on the football team. Tyler gained his hands-on safety knowledge by interning in industrial construction as well as underground coal mining throughout his previous internship in New Mexico. Tyler enjoys all the outdoor activities that Montana has to offer such as hiking, fly fishing, hunting, and skiing.