Worker Health

Mission & Value Statement

The mission of the Montana Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance program (MOHSS) is to identify, track, and monitor work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in order to improve worker health and safety across Montana.

The Montana Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance program will:

  • Build a strong and dependable occupational health surveillance system for Montana
  • Conduct high quality research on workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in Montana
  • Provide useful and timely information so that workers and employers in Montana can be aware of health hazards in the workplace
  • Collaborate with workers, organizations, and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for improvement and intervention
  • Tackle occupational health projects to address the needs of the Montana workforce
  • Do our best work for the people of Montana

What are we currently working on?

Industry Spotlights: One-page overviews of work-related injury, illness, and fatality data by industry sector (online by June 2017) 

Noteworthy News

Article in Daily Inter Lake about MOHSS program - "Health Portal Offers New Resource For Montana Workers" (April 5, 2017)

The first quarterly Occupational Health Newsletter from the MOHSS program is available now! (March 30, 2017)

Occupational Health Indicators: Montana 2004-2014 - a new report from the Montana Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance program (March 2017)

Safety Pays in Mining - a new web tool that demonstrates costs of mining injuries and suggestions for mining companies (April 2017)

National Safety Stand-Down Event to Prevent Falls in Construction - May 8-12, 2017

Job Evaluation Checklists for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries from WA Department of Labor & Industries (Dec. 2016)

Contact Info

Julia M. Brennan, MPH

(406) 444-1722