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 (MOHSS) 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

Noteworthy News

New! Prevent Lead Exposure in Shooting Ranges - fact sheet from Louisiana with practical prevention tips to reduce harmful lead exposure (July 2017)

New! Occupational Health Newsletter focused on Construction injuries and fatalities (June 2017)

New! Industry Spotlights pages now available for 12 different industries, with injury data specific to Montana (May 30, 2017)

Trench Safety Stand Down: June 19-24, 2017 - learn how to prevent dangerous cave-ins and other trenching hazards during trenching and excavation projects

Safe + Sound Week: June 12-18th -  activities and trainings focused on management leadership, worker participation, and fixing hazards

Heat Safety Tool Phone App - new free tool available to keep workers safe in hot summer weather (Android and iPhone options


Check out the Montana Reports page and Health and Safety Tools page for more resources! 


Contact Info

Julia M. Brennan, MPH

(406) 444-1722