Upcoming Workshop/Conferences for Continuing Education Credits

We will be providing online Blue Book Training about once a month for an opportunity for you to obtain CE’s for your certification.

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We keep this page updated when ERD has trainings or when other organizations provide us with open to the public trainings that have been approved through our program to provide CE’s to our Certified Claims Examiners.

Employment Relations Division Blue Book Training

**Please notice this month’s training is approved for 1 Law/Rule CE credit instead of 2 Law/Rule**

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

**Online ZOOM meeting Only**

Proposed Agenda, as time permits:

  • Independent Medical Reviews
  • Presented by Dr. Cook-Schimanek and Celeste Ackerman

To register for this training, please email Nikki Hartman at nhartman@mt.gov. You must be registered for this training in order to receive CE’s or to attend.  Once you have registered, you will be emailed the Zoom Link and Code.

 **How to obtain CE’s for attending this trainingYour attendance will be documented by logging onto the Zoom Meeting and the provided verification code must be emailed to Nikki Hartman in order to receive your CE’s.

 **This is subject to technology availability.  We try our hardest to guarantee there will be no issues, but in case there are, we can’t guarantee your CE credits.**

The Department of Labors' SafetyFest MT

ONLINE LEARNING - March 29th through April 1st - Please visit the SafetyFest website for more information or to register - http://safetyfestmt.dli.mt.gov/

In an effort to maintain social distancing guidelines, while still providing you high quality free training, we are bringing the Kalispell SafetyFest to you. Most classes will be delivered via the Zoom platform. Once you register for a class, you will be sent a link to a Zoom webinar for each topic that you registered for.

**YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN BY TYPING YOUR NAME INTO THE CHAT BOX TO VERIFY YOUR ATTENDANCE**

Please note that the classes marked as one time attendance, you can only receive CE's for that training once during your current two year certification period.* If you are unsure if you have completed a course in your current renewal period, please email me to find out.

MONDAY – MARCH 29

OSHA COVID-19 GUIDANCE           
APPROVED FOR 1 CREDIT
John Olaechea, OSHA
Monday 9 AM – 10 AM
This course covers OSHA’s revised guidance regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and workplace safety.

 

SUICIDE IN MONTANA      
APPROVED FOR 2 CREDITS
*You can only receive CE’s if you haven’t taken this class in your current renewal period*
Karl Rosston, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Monday 1 PM – 3 PM
This presentation focuses on suicide within our culture with specific attention towards Montana. The presentation covers national and Montana data, demographics of a suicidal person, warning signs, risk assessment, training on how to intervene with a suicidal person, evidenced-based practices, and resources available.
Learning objectives for this presentation include: 1) Participants will be able to identify at least three warning signs of suicide, 2) Participants will know what QPR stands for, and 3) Participants will be able to identify at least two suicide prevention resources in the state.
 
WORK COMP 101
APPROVED FOR 2 CREDITS
*You can only receive CE’s if you haven’t taken this class in your current renewal period*
Cindy Zimmerman, Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau
Monday 1 PM – 3 PM
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
APPROVED FOR 2 CREDITS
*You can only receive CE’s if you haven’t taken this class in your current renewal period*
Cindy Zimmerman, Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau
Monday 3 PM – 5 PM
Learn the best practices the stay at work/return to work program recommendations for safe and effective return to work following a workplace injury. Learn how to use a workability form to improve communication between the health care provider, injured worker, and the injured worker’s employer.

 

TUESDAY – MARCH 30TH

MONTANA SAFETY CULTURE ACT (MSCA): ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS & SAFETY COMMITTEES
APPROVED FOR 1 CREDIT
*You can only receive CE’s if you haven’t taken this class in your current renewal period*
Matt Berg, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
This session will highlight the reporting, investigating, and taking corrective action on all work-related incidents as well as safety committee requirements of the Montana Safety Culture Act for the public sector. This class will cover different topics and ideas for 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.

 

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 31ST

RISK PERCEPTION
APPROVED FOR 2 CREDITS
Bob Winston, Victory Insurance
Wednesday 1 PM – 3 PM
Unsafe worker actions contribute greatly to the frequency and severity of workplace injuries. Studies show that seventy to ninety percent of all accidents are caused by unsafe actions. Our actions equate to behaviors. Our behaviors equate to the choices we make. As safety professionals we need to ask ourselves why workers make the choices they make that potentially put them in harm’s way. Risk perception may be a key factor as to why employees tolerate, deny or minimize unsafe practices within their work environments. This session will address key issues regarding risk perception on behalf of employees as well as management.

 

THURSDAY – APRIL 1ST

SLIPS, TRIPS, & FALLS/STAIRWAYS & LADDERS
APPROVED FOR 2 CREDITS
*You can only receive credits if you haven’t taken this class in your current renewal period*  
Bryan Page, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Thursday 1 PM – 3 PM
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 general public and the workplace. This class will cover practical methods to reduce slips and falls.

 

ABC CLINIC TRACK
Workers’ Compensation
APPROVED FOR 1 CREDITS
*You can only receive credits if you haven’t taken this class in your current renewal period*  
Cindy Zimmerman, Montana Department of Labor’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau
Vocational Rehabilitation – Presented by Mark Mahnke
Montana Registered Apprenticeship
Thursday 2 PM – 4:30 PM
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