Upcoming Workshop/Conferences for Continuing Education Credits

Montana State Fund’s 20th Annual Medical Conference

PLEASE NOTE - THIS TRAINING IS IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL

Missoula MT – May 17th – 19th
VIRTUAL – May 23rd – 26th

Please visit the Safety Fest website for more information or to register

SafetyFest MT

The following classes have been approved for in person attendance for the week of May 17th – 19th

Thursday, May 19th  - In Person

Montana Safety Culture Act (MSCA): Accident Investigations, Self-Inspections & Safety Committees   1 General

10:30 am – 12:00 pm, ROOM 234

Bryan Page, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

This session will highlight the reporting, investigating, and taking corrective action on all work-related incidents as well as safety committee and employer self-inspection requirements of the Montana Safety Culture Act for the Public Sector. This class will cover the required documentation to fulfill these elements. Additionally, attendees will participate in an accident investigation that will give them an idea on how to report, investigate, and take corrective actions of work-related incidents.  We will touch on available tools to assist Public Sector employers with the process.

Radon in Montana 1 General

10:30am – 12:00 pm, Room 235

Paul Tschida, Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Come join the Department of Environmental Quality and learn about radon and how it's regulated in Montana.

Accountability 2 General

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 235

Kirk Smith, Montana State Fund

The word “Accountability” can have several meanings.  In many instances, most workers might view it as more negative than positive.  In this session, we will explore the true meaning of accountability and how it is used in the world of safety as it applies to workers, supervisors, and managers. 

The following classes have been approved for VIRTUAL attendance for the week of May 23rd – 26th

Tuesday, May 24th   - VIRTUAL

Silica/Respiratory 1 General

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Montana Safety and Health Consultation Program

This training addresses silica hazards in the concrete industry. Specifically, the training provides workers with an overview of silica hazards (recognition), methods to control silica exposure (abatement and prevention), and information on the OSHA silica requirements.

Wednesday, May 25th   - VIRTUAL

Slips, Trips, and Falls/Stairways & ladders 1 General

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Bryan Page, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Slips, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes of accidents, both in and out of the workplace. As a result, they are a significant problem both to the public and the workplace. This class will cover practical methods to reduce slips and falls.

Work Comp 101 1 General

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Cindy Zimmerman, Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau

This class provides an overview of Montana’s workers’ compensation system, including the history and purpose of workers’ compensation, coverage requirements, rights and responsibilities of the employer and injured worker, benefits structure, and dispute resolution process.

Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Programs 1 General

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cindy Zimmerman, Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau

How to Lower Your Work Comp Costs 1 General

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Bryan Page, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Learn how to control your workers compensation cost. This class covers the cost drivers of workers’ compensation and how to control them.

Conducting Ergonomic Assessments 1 General

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Jake Sandau, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Cumulative trauma injuries are becoming one of the top workers' compensation claims that employers face. These are especially prevalent due to many employees now working remotely or in unfamiliar locations. This presentation will discuss tips on how to conduct an initial ergonomic assessment for employees. Note:  This is for preventative ergonomic assessments and does not take the place of medical advice.

Thursday, May 26th   - VIRTUAL

Risk Assessment – the Underused Tool that’s Free! 1 General

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kellie Trudgeon, Montana State Fund

In this class you will learn how to risk assess any work task prior to conducting work.  How to recognize hazards and put controls into place to prevent injuries.  Risk assessing goes a long way to not only improve safety but production, quality, and efficiency. 

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