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
Chris Anderson                    406-444-2605
Ethan Anderson            406-444-0432
Kayla Criscuolo                   406-444-6536
David Evans                          406-444-6596
Jake Sandau                          406-444-6595
Sara Sattler                             406-444-2625

Compliance Specialist Profiles:

Chris Anderson - Helena
Chris was born and raised in Butte, MT.  He moved to the Bozeman area in 1996, after serving in the U.S. Army. He has a wide array of work experience in multiple industries such as guitar manufacturing, fire sprinkler installation, truck driving, and granite fabrication. Chris returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health from Montana Tech of the University of Montana in 2016. Chris is passionate and dedicated to the field of occupational safety and he feels he can make a positive impact on people’s lives.
Chris met his wife Dana in 1992 and together they have one son. Chris enjoys riding dirt bikes, shooting trap, camping, fishing, and exploring Montana with his family.

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.

Kayla Criscuolo - Helena
Kayla was born and raised in Montana and earned her B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health from Montana Tech the University of Montana. Throughout the past years, she has gained knowledge and experience in safety and industrial hygiene through education and while working in the nuclear industry in Washington at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Kayla enjoys spending time with family and friends, and as a result, moved back to Montana and became a Compliance Specialist for the Department of Labor and Industry.

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.

Jake Sandau, CSP - Helena
Jake has received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health. During his career as a safety professional, he has worked in a variety of industries including construction, mining, and transportation. Jake has obtained his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certificate from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Jake and his wife Sarah reside in the Helena area.

Sara Sattler - Helena
Sara was raised in the small community of Wolf Creek, Montana. She graduated from MT Tech in 2016 with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health. Her last 2 years in school she spent interning with a metal working foundry outside of Butte, where she gained vast knowledge and experience in the safety and health field. After graduating, Sara became a Compliance Specialist with the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, a position in which she is able to help Montana workers come home safe every day. Sara enjoys spending time with her friends and family; hiking, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and any other wonderful adventure in the great outdoors of her Montana home.