Data Management Publications

The Data Management Unit (DMU) provides various publications for public and private entities.  Please peruse the items below and let us know if you have any questions.  Please note that all data presented is as accurate as reported.

Montana Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance Program

Assaults on Healthcare Workers in Montana - This research report describes the extent of assaults on healthcare workers in Montana in recent years.  The report utilizes data from the annual BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and workers' compensation data from the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (November 2016).

Occupational Health Indicators Summary - CY2004 to CY2012 - This document contains a listing of all Montana Occupational Health Indicators from CY2004 to CY2012 (November 2015).

ATV-Related Workers' Compensation Claims in Montana, 2007-2012 (Elise a. Lagerstrom, David P. Gilkey, David J. Elenbaas and John C. Rosecrance) - The objective of this study was to analyze workers’ compensation injury and fatality data associated with the occupational use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in Montana. The results of this investigation indicated that the cost of occupational ATV injuries and deaths during the study period totaled nearly $2,600,000. The agriculture industry is disproportionally represented in ATV workers’ compensation claims in Montana.

Industry and Occupation in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - This research brief looks into the distribution of industry and occupation among employed Montana workers who participated in the BRFSS survey. The purpose is to validate the data source for future surveillance of and research into occupational health in Montana.

Occupational Health Indicators for Montana - This publication serves as a baseline for Occupational Health Assessment for calendar years 2004-2008.  The indicators are based on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Our hope is that with further surveillance, Montana may become a safer place for all workers.

The Effects of Aging on Workers' Compensation - April 2012 - This document provides a basic overview of Workers' Compensation claims data related to aging.  Previous research suggested that aging would produce significant system impacts.  Our data shows that may not be the case.

Occupational and Work Related Asthma – October – December 2010 – This document by the Montana Asthma Control Program, DPHHS, provides an overview of the known causes of work-related asthma and data available on the frequency of self-reported work-related asthma in Montana.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports - This links to current and past reports that provide high-level analysis of the Montana Workers' Compensation as required annually by law.

    - 2015 Annual Report - This document provides the most current statistics related to Montana Workers' Compensation.

Special Reports

Medical Data Report for the State of Montana, September 2015

Medical Data Report for the State of Montana, September 2014

Medical Data Report for the State of Montana, September 2013

Workers’ Compensation Key Indicators, February 2015 – This special report provides updated statistics and information on selected indicators through FY2014.  The report offers the first glimpse of workers’ compensation related data for FY2014.

Workers' Compensation Key Indicators, June 2013 - This special report provides updated statistics and information on selected indicators through 2012.

Workers' Compensation Key Indicators, January 2013

Contact us:

Please contact Kristine Ediger at kediger@mt.gov or 406-444-1675 if you have any questions about DMU publications.  Some data may be available upon request at a charge.  Please note that DMU DOES NOT provide individually identifying information to the public.