Bozeman SafetyFestMT 2018

Bozeman SafetyFestMT

Registration is Open!

SafetyFestMT: Bozeman 2018 will take place November 5 - 8, 2018, at the Grantree Inn in Bozeman. We've got more than 40 topics for you to choose from. To see the full agenda select one of the links listed on the right or you can download a copy of the agenda

Back by popular demand, Wylie Davidson will kick off the Bozeman SafetyFest with his "Safe4 the Right Reasons" Keynote presentation on Monday November 5, 2018.  He will follow that up with a Safe4 Culture Changer Workshop later that afternoon.Safe 4 the Right Reasons is a proven message that is improving the safety culture at companies all across the country. It breaks down our basic human nature and delivers a personal motivation to each employee to value their safety. This message also addresses how we must watch out for each other and be our brother’s keeper. The best part of this message is that it is personal for every employee, and can be incorporated into all of your safety messages and trainings. It serves as the foundation of your safety culture for years to come.

Registration closes October 28th, 2018 at Midnight. For those of you traveling there is a block of rooms reserved for SafetyFest participants at the Grantree Inn, just mention SafetyFest when making your reservation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

Register Today!    You can download the agenda by selecting this link.

Monday 11/5

8am - 5pm
First Aid/CPR/AED - Monday Session
HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training (Mon-Thurs)
OSHA 30-Hour Construction (Mon-Thurs)
OSHA 30-Hour General Industry (Mon-Thurs)

8am - 10am
Safe4 the Right Reasons - Keynote

10:30am - 12pm
Meth Awareness
Safety Leadership Fosters Trust

12:30pm - 5:30pm
OSHA 10-Hour Construction (This continues from 8am - 5pm on Tuesday)

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Employee Engagement
Safe4 Culture Changer Program

3pm - 5pm
Machine Guarding

5:30pm - 7:30pm
How to Lower Your Work Comp Costs
Marking Tips, Resources & Grants to Help Your Business Grow
Workplace Violence: Anticipating & Managing Altered Mental Status & Violent Situations

Tuesday 11/6

8am - 5pm
First Aid/CPR/AED - Tuesday
Trenching: Managing Excavation Hazards OSHA 7410

8am - 10am
Ag/ATV Safety

10:30am - 12pm
Scaffolding Safety

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Safety Orientation for Employees a Win Win for All Those Involved

3pm - 5pm
3 Powerful Principles for Boosting Employee Accountability

Wednesday 11/7

8am - 5pm
HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (This continues from 8am - 12pm on Thursday)

8am - 2pm
Fall Protection in Construction OSHA 7405

8am - 10am
Montana Safety Culture Act: Record Keeping & Reporting

10:30am - 12pm
Montana Safety Culture Act: New Employee Orientation & Annual Refresher Training

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Montana Safety Culture Act: Accident Investigations & Safety Committees

3pm - 5pm
Fire Extinguisher Training
Winter Driving

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Domestic Violence Spilling into the Workplace
Independent Contractor Exemptions in Montana
What You Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance

Thursday 11/8

8am - 9:30am
OSHA Update

8am - 10am
5 Best Practices for Leaders Committed to Being Their Best in Safety
Public Sector Update

10am - 3pm
Defensive Driving

10:30am - 12pm
Stay at work/Return to Work

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Forklift Safety
Work Comp 101

Monday 11/5

8am - 5pm
First Aid/CPR/AED - Session 1
HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training (Mon - Thurs)
OSHA 30 - Hour Construction (Mon - Thurs)
OSHA 30 - Hour General Industry (Mon - Thurs)

8am - 10am
Safe4 the Right Reasons - Keynote

10:30am - 12pm
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Meth Awareness
Safety Leadership Foster Trust

12:30pm - 5pm
OSHA 10-Hour Construction (Mon - Tues)

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Employee Engagement
Safe4 Culture Changer Program

3pm - 5pm
Confined Space
Machine Guarding

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Marketing Tips, Resources & Grants to Help Your Business Grow
How to Lower Your Work Comp Costs

Tuesday 11/6

8am - 5pm

First Aid/CPR/AED - Session 2 (Repeat)
Trenching: Managing Excavation Hazards OSHA 7410

8am - 10am
Ag/ATV Safety

10:30am - 12pm
Scaffolding Safety

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Safety Orientation for Employees A Win Wine for All Those Involved

3pm - 5pm
3 Powerful Principles for Boosting Employee Accountability

Wednesday 11/7

8am - 5pm

HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Wed & Thurs)

8am - 2:30pm
Fall Protection in Construction OSHA 7405

8am - 10am
MSCA: Record Keeping & Reporting

10:30am - 12pm
MSCA: New Employee Orientation & Annual Refresher Training

12:30pm - 2:30pm
MSCA: Accident Investigation & Safety Committees

3pm - 5pm
Job Safety Awareness
Winter Driving

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Domestic Violence Spilling into the Workplace
Independent Contractor Exemptions in Montana
What You Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance

Thursday 11/8

8am - 10am

5 Best Practices for Leaders Committed to Being Their Best in Safety
Public Sector Update

8am - 9:30am
OSHA Update: What's New for 2019?

10am - 3pm
Defensive Driving

10:30am - 12pm
Stay at Work/Return to Work

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Forklift Safety
Work Comp 101

3pm - 5pm
Active Shooter
Arc Flash
What You Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance

Monday 11/5

8am - 5pm
First Aid/CPR/AED - Monday Session
HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training (Mon-Thurs)
OSHA 30-Hour Construction (Mon-Thurs)
OSHA 30-Hour General Industry (Mon-Thurs)

8am - 10am
Safe4 the Right Reasons - Keynote

10:30am - 12pm
Meth Awareness
Safety Leadership Fosters Trust

12:30pm - 5:30pm
OSHA 10-Hour Construction (This continues from 8am - 5pm on Tuesday)

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Employee Engagement
Safe4 Culture Changer Program

3pm - 5pm
Machine Guarding

5:30pm - 7:30pm
How to Lower Your Work Comp Costs
Marking Tips, Resources & Grants to Help Your Business Grow

Tuesday 11/6

8am - 5pm
First Aid/CPR/AED - Tuesday
Trenching: Managing Excavation Hazards OSHA 7410

8am - 10am
Ag/ATV Safety

10:30am - 12pm
Scaffolding Safety

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Safety Orientation for Employees a Win Win for All Those Involved

3pm - 5pm
3 Powerful Principles for Boosting Employee Accountability

Wednesday 11/7

8am - 5pm
HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (This continues from 8am - 12pm on Thursday)

8am - 2pm
Fall Protection in Construction OSHA 7405

8am - 10am
Montana Safety Culture Act: Record Keeping & Reporting

10:30am - 12pm
Montana Safety Culture Act: New Employee Orientation & Annual Refresher Training

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Montana Safety Culture Act: Accident Investigations & Safety Committees

3pm - 5pm
Fire Extinguisher Training
Winter Driving

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Domestic Violence Spilling into the Workplace
Independent Contractor Exemptions in Montana
What You Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance

Thursday 11/8

8am - 9:30am
OSHA Update

8am - 10am
5 Best Practices for Leaders Committed to Being Their Best in Safety
Public Sector Update

10am - 3pm
Defensive Driving

10:30am - 12pm
Stay at work/Return to Work

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Forklift Safety
Work Comp 101

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Class Descriptions

3 POWERFUL PRINCIPLES FOR BOOSTING EMPLOYEE ACCOUNTABILITY
Leslie Cunningham, Impact & Profits
Tuesday        3pm – 5pm    Hyalite

Discover how to:
•    Get your employees to follow through on their commitments and job responsibilities
•    Motivate and engage your employees so your team discovers their own internal drive to act, follow through         and produce results
•    Inspire your employees to think like an owner or manager so they strive to go above and beyond what’s               expected of them

5 BEST PRACTICES FOR LEADERS COMMITTED TO BEING THEIR BEST IN SAFETY
Leslie Cunningham, Impact & Profits
Thursday    8am – 10am     Clark

Discover critical lessons about the best practices of highly effective leaders that motivate employees to bring their passion and performance to work.  Learn critical leadership insights and success patterns that were revealed from a 2-year statewide study, interviewing purpose-driven Montana leaders who are making a difference in their organizations – and how you can apply them as a safety leader at your organization.


ACTIVE SHOOTER
Patrick Hoy, PJJH Survival Perspectives
Wednesday    12:30pm – 2:30pm    Hyalite
Participants in this class will be able to develop individual plans for responding to and surviving an active shooter situation. Patrick will share his research and experience as Air Force A-10 attack pilot. He uses his insight of preparedness through better understanding of the “Active Shooter Phenomenon” and alleviating fear that goes along with uncertainty of “what can I do?”


AG/ATV SAFETY
Jim Larson, Montana Ag Safety Program
Tuesday        8am – 10am    Hyalite

Making safety a priority on the farm and ranch can save both lives and resources by preventing accidents, injuries and lost time. According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, 243 agricultural workers suffer lost-work-time injury. Five percent of these injuries result in permanent impairment. This class will teach agricultural workers how to keep an eye out for potential hazards to avoid injury. Because ATV’s are now an essential tool on the farm/ranch, this class will also cover the basic rules of ATV riding, including wearing a helmet, gloves, and protective footwear.  It will also cover using a machine that is age appropriate and why having more than one rider on one machine is dangerous.

ARC FLASH
Jason Venn, Victory Insurance
Thursday     3pm - 5pm    Clark

An arc flash is an electrical phenomenon where electric current leaves it intended path and travels through the air from its source to another conductor.  Unfortunately, humans are often the “other conductor” to which the electricity flows causing serious injury or even death.  Additionally, electrical issues regularly comprise one of OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Standards.  To assist both employees and employers this class will explore the causes of, how to protect against, and OSHA compliance issues pertaining to the occurrence of arc flash.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING
Montana Department of Administration, Risk Management & Tort Division
Thursday    10am – 3pm    Madison

This 4-hour National Safety Council course educates drivers about common risks associated with driving. The course includes learning modules to help drivers understand their driving environment and avoid the most common causes of crashes. The course also emphasizes preparation for the driving experience and ways to be more aware and defensive in
daily driving. The class is entertaining and contains valuable information for all participants. It uses slides, videos, and instructor comments to convey information. The 36-page course workbook is yours to take home and share with others.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPILLING INTO THE WORKPLACE
Angie Kujala & Erin Schattauer, Spark Change
Wednesday    5:30pm – 7:30pm     Clark

This class will give participants a unique perspective and insight into the psychology of domestic violence, how it affects victims and how they can help.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Kirk Smith, Montana State Fund
Monday        12:30pm - 2:30pm         Clark

What is employee engagement and how does it apply to safety?  We will discuss the keys of employee engagement and how it positively affects safety in your workplace.

FALL HAZARD AWARENESS FOR CONSTRUCTION (OSHA 7405)
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
Wednesday    8am – 2pm    Clark

This one-day course provides information on identifying, evaluating and preventing exposures to fall hazards at construction sites. The goal of the course is to provide small business owners, trainers, supervisors and employees with information on recognizing potential fall hazards at their work sites and suggest ways to avoid, minimize, control and prevent these hazards whenever possible. The course focuses on falls to a lower level rather than falls resulting from slips and trips. Topics include identifying fall hazards, analyzing fall hazards, and preventing fall hazards, as well as OSHA resources that address fall hazards.


FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY
David Fox, Fox Safety LLC
Monday        10:30am - 12pm     Clark

OSHA states that if your employer has fire extinguishers in your workplace, and if you will be using an extinguisher to put out a fire, you must be trained on the use of that extinguisher and hazards of incipient stage firefighting…
•    What IS the incipient stage of a fire?
•    What type of fuel(s) may be feeding the fire?
•    Are there different classifications of extinguishers?
•    Can this extinguisher REALLY put out fire???
•    When is training and refresher training required?
•    These questions and more will be answered during a classroom presentation that is followed by live action extinguisher training using a state-of-the-art digital trainer.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR EXEMPTIONS IN MONTANA
Dallas Cox, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Independent Contractor Unit
Wednesday    5:30pm – 7pm       Lewis

Everything you wanted to know about Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate and Construction Contractor Registration but were afraid to ask.

JOB SAFETY AWARENESS
David Fox, Fox Safety, LLC
Wednesday     3pm - 5pm  Clark

What is a JSA?  A Job Safety Analysis is a way to identify and mitigate hazards in your workplace.  A JSA, when done properly, can help you to recognize hazards that may be overlooked if a job or work task is rushed into.  

The JSA involves all workers involved in the task, as well as their supervisor, so that everyone is on the same page, knows what to expect of the job at hand and how to eliminate, avoid or protect themselves from task hazards. Every worker has input into the JSA making it meaningful and helpful.   JSA's are quickly becoming a mandatory part of many work places.

MACHINE GUARDING
Keith Ouzts, Montana Contractors Association
Monday        3pm – 5pm    Hyalite

This class covers the safeguards that protect workers from crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness from moving machine parts. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be eliminated or controlled.

METH AWARENESS
Tiffany Ott
Monday        10:30am – 12pm    Madison

Methamphetamine is a major concern in our communities across the state. Topics covered in this course include; introduction of methamphetamine, health effects of use, affects in the community, and structural contamination. This course targets anyone who works with clients and must enter their home setting or anyone interested in learning more about the impact of methamphetamine in our communities.

MONTANA SAFETY CULTURE ACT: ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS & SAFETY COMMITTEES
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday    12:30pm – 2:30pm     Tamarac
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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.  

MONTANA SAFETY CULTURE ACT: NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION & ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday    10:30am – 12pm    Tamarack

This class details these three elements required under the Montana Safety Culture Act. Safety Compliance Specialists from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry will explain numerous options and ideas for completing the required trainings to fulfill the requirements of these elements. Additionally, the instructors will cover the employer documentation requirements.

MONTANA SAFETY CULTURE ACT: RECORD KEEPING & REPORTING
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday    8am – 10am    Tamarack

This session will highlight the recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Montana Safety Culture Act with emphasis towards public sector employers. This will include when to record and report work related injuries and illnesses and how to complete the required forms.

OSHA UPDATE: WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Thursday     8am - 9:30am    Madison

This course targets employers and employees in the private sector and will cover OSHA’s latest Emphasis Programs.

OSHA 10-HOUR: CONSTRUCTION
Monday (12:30pm – 5pm) Tuesday (8am - 5pm)    Madison
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

This training is designed to educate every construction worker on the recognition and avoidance of the top four hazards in your work environment. Topics include fall protection, personal protective equipment, health hazards, and more. It also includes an introduction to OSHA’s construction industry standards and requirements of the more frequently referenced and cited standards. Students receive an OSHA 10-hour card upon completion.

OSHA 10-HOUR: GENERAL INDUSTRY
Wednesday (8am – 5pm) Thursday (8am – 12:30pm) Hyalite
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

This training is designed to educate every worker on hazard recognition and avoidance. Topics include personal protective equipment, flammable and combustible liquids, machine guarding, preventing slips, trips and falls, and more. Also includes an introduction to OSHA’s industry standards and requirements of the more frequently referenced and cited standards. Students receive an OSHA 10-hour card upon completion.

OSHA 30-HOUR: CONSTRUCTION
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Monday – Thursday    8am – 5pm    Days Inn

This class teaches safety awareness and hazard avoidance to those responsible for workplace safety: workers, Foremen and supervisors. It includes 30 hours of training that apply toward the 30-hour Construction Industry class completion card. The class is comprised of 25 sections each one or two-hours in length. Preventative measures for workplace accidents, use of personal protective equipment, fire protection, and hazards with working in or around excavation sites are included. In addition to certificates of attendance, OSHA 30-hour cards are issued upon completion.  

OSHA 30-HOUR: GENERAL INDUSTRY
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Monday – Thursday    8am – 5pm    Lewis

This class teaches safety awareness and hazard avoidance to those responsible for workplace safety: workers, foremen and supervisors. It includes 30 hours of training that apply toward the 30-hour General Industry class completion card. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program classes as an orientation to occupational safety and health. In addition to certificates of attendance, OSHA 30-hour cards are issued upon completion.  
OSHA UPDATE: WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019?
Bryan Page, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Thursday    8am – 9:30am        Madison
This course targets employers and employees in the private sector and will cover OSHA’s latest Emphasis Programs.  

PUBLIC SECTOR UPDATE WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019?
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Thursday    8am – 12pm        Tamarack

This geared towards participants who work in the public sector.  Attendees will be able to learn more about the Department of Labor & Industry’s Compliance Unit and ask question of the compliance officers.

SAFE4 CULTURE CHANGER
Wylie Davidson, Dival Safety
Monday     12:30pm – 2:3pm    Hyalite

Most companies don’t have a lack of desire, dedication or even funding to keep their employees safe; what they often lack is a plan. This session addresses the ineffective approach that consists of sporadic events, lack of commitment or consistency resulting in the “flavor of the day” safety effort that often produces meager results.

Built upon the foundation of the “Safe 4 the Right Reasons” safety message, this session is an organized, planned and proven method of improving company’s safety cultures and serves as the foundation for employees to truly make safety personal.

This session addresses:
•    Utilizing Human Nature and Human Emotion in the Safety Effort
•    Settings Goals for Campaign and defining what success looks like
•    Establishing KPI’s critical to Campaign Success     
•    Employee engagement and participation
•    Increased employee morale
•    Employees making safety a personal value and watching out for one another
•    Leadership, Management and especially front-line Supervisors roles & responsibilities
•    Organized plan for 12 – 24 months and beyond
•    Allows your employees to have input and take ownership in the campaign
•    A proven message that is personal for every employee
•    Introducing the Marketing approach to Safety

SAFE4 THE RIGHT REASONS
Wylie Davidson, Dival Safety
Monday     8am – 10am        Clark - Hyalite

Getting employees to value safety and safe behavior are the constant challenges faced by today’s companies.  “Safe 4 the Right Reasons” explains why we behave this way and can be used as the foundation of how to work with employees in avoiding accidents and to value safety. Safe 4 the Right Reasons is a basic understanding of human behavior and why we do the things we do. This program motivates employees in avoiding accidents and to value their own safety and addresses how to get Employee’s to adopt and value safe behavior. It offers a fresh approach and makes the message personal for every employee which is the key to its effectiveness. The ability to incorporate audience participation, fun, humor, real world situations that everyone can relate to and the ability to uncover each attendee’s personal motivation for safety has made this
presentation a national favorite.

SAFETY LEADERSHIP FOSTERS TRUST & SUCCESS
Tim Benedict
Monday          10:30am - 12pm       Hyalite

Leadership sets the tone for the safety climate in the work place.  Leadership can inspire safety practices that reduce mishaps and expense.   
•    How can Leadership grow a successful safety culture?  
•    How does that translate into reduced incidents and costs?   
•    What are three important steps you can implement, right away, to promote a positive and constructive safety       culture

SAFETY ORIENTATION FOR EMPLOYEES…A WIN WIN PRACTICE FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED
Bob Winston, Victory Insurance
Tuesday    12:30pm – 2:30pm    Hyalite

Employers oftentimes overlook employee safety orientation.   However, an effective orientation should begin at the time of hire.  It is an excellent opportunity on behalf of the employer to emphasize the importance of safety and loss control.  Employers should take this opportunity to clearly define the company’s safety policy, rules and regulations.  As well, it allows the employer to share their values as it relates to promoting and enhancing on-going safe work practices.  As employers, it is imperative that we clearly define expectations on behalf of our employees.  Through initial safety orientation employees will have a better understanding of what is expected on their behalf as it relates to safe work practices.  This presentation will address safety orientation practices that will benefit the company as well as the employee.  Truly, a win win practice for all those involved with the process.

SCAFFOLDING
Keith Ouzts, Montana Contractor’s Association
Tuesday     10:30am – 12pm             Hyalite

This class focuses on the safety aspects of scaffolding and current OSHA requirements. The participant is introduced to the basics of scaffolding operations from installing to dismantling. The class will also cover the qualification and responsibilities of the competent person.


STAY-AT-WORK/RETURN-TO-WORK PROGRAMS
Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau
Thursday    10:30am – 12pm     Clark

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.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Unemployment Insurance Division
Wednesday    5:30pm – 7:30pm Room     Tamarack
Thursday    8am – 10am     Room BC 118

The presentation from Unemployment Insurance (UI) is designed to give both new and established employers, accountants, bookkeepers, human resources professionals & lawyers a better understanding of the UI program.  The following topics and how they apply to unemployment are covered: Employment and wages subject to UI tax, Employer account types, Employer UI tax rates, Filing and payment requirements and methods. Claimant monetary eligibility and base period of a claim, from employment with an overview of documentation the agency may request, is also covered. Other topics covered include:
•    Electronic communication with employers (SIDES),
•    Ways to minimize benefit charges and protect your tax rate,
•    Claimant Eligibility Requirements,
•    Types of Separations,
•    Appeal rights,
•    How to prevent fraud  

WINTER DRIVING
Montana Department of Administration Risk Management and Tort Defense Division
Wednesday    3pm – 5pm    Tamarack

This new 2-hour, locally created course offers solutions for the four major categories of winter driving problems. First, it offers tips on vehicle maintenance; both before and after problems occur. Second, it discusses how to overcome winter driving problems due to visibility and traction. Third, it explains how to avoid becoming stranded and how to survive if you do. Finally, it offers suggestions on how to avoid slips and falls while entering or exiting your vehicle. The full-color, 40-page student workbook is yours to keep. Leave it in your car for reminders when the weather gets bad.

WORK COMP 101
Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau
Thursday    12:30pm – 2:30pm    Clark

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.


WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: ANTICIPATING & MANAGING ALTERED MENTAL STATUS & VIOLENT SITUATIONS
Lorri Deplazes, RN CHSP CSSBB
Monday        5:30pm - 7:30pm   Clark

This class is geared towards those that work in healthcare and will cover the following topics:
•    4 Types of Workplace Violence
•    What is Altered Mental Status
•    What is Normal and Abnormal Behavior
•    What is Escalation and De-Escalation
•    What is Verbal and Non-Verbal De-Escalation
•    The Continuum of Calm to Aggressive/Violent
•    Anticipatory Risks and Behaviors for Escalation
•    Triggers of Escalation
•    Case Studies using above tools

Brief Discussion on:
o    Weapons
o    Code Grays/Mr. Muscle and Restraints
o    Policies related to Workplace Violence
o    What facilities should do for associate involved in WPV event
o    Associate responsibilities for prevention of WPV

Instructor Bios

CHRIS ANDERSON
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Chris was born and raised in Butte, MT.  He moved to the Bozeman area in 1996, after serving in the U.S. Army. He has a wide array of work experience in multiple industries such as guitar manufacturing, fire sprinkler installation, truck driving, and granite fabrication. Chris returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health from Montana Tech of the University of Montana in 2016. Chris is passionate and dedicated to the field of occupational safety and he feels he can make a positive impact on people’s lives.

ETHAN ANDERSON
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Ethan was born and raised in Great Falls, MT. He graduated from Montana Tech of the University of Montana with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health in 2017. Throughout his college career, he has gained safety and health knowledge through education, surface coal mining and underground metal mining in Wyoming, North Dakota, and Michigan. He currently is a Compliance Specialists for the Department of Labor and Industry.  Ethan enjoys spending his free time with family and friends; fishing, boating, and hiking/backpacking.

TIM BENEDICT
TJ Management Services
Tim Benedict, Safety Management Consultant, TJ Management Services, retired from the U.S. Forest Service with 37 years of combined experience serving in positions as Forester, Forest Safety Manager, Safety Officer Type 1 and 2 in the Incident Command System (ICS), District Ranger, and Fire Management Officer.  Certified as a Safety and Health Official (CSHO) from University of Texas at Arlington (June 2013), B.S. Natural Resource Management, Colorado State University (1979)

SUZI BERGET WHITE
Director of the Montana Women’s Business Center
Suzi is a senior development professional with more than fifteen years of fundraising experience, as well as supervising advisory boards and committee members, staff, interns, and vendors. As a small business owner, she has successfully launched and brought to market three businesses and effectively expanded (and sold) a construction business.

JIM BURROWS
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Jim is a native Montanan. He was born in Missoula, and moved around a lot in his young years settling back home in the late 70’s where he went to work for a local construction company (LS Jensen). Jim worked for 22 years until Jensen sold the business to Oldcastle materials, at that time Jim went into the safety field where he spent the next 10 years as a safety manager. There he earned his Construction Health Safety Technician and Certified Mine Safety Professional designations. He is an authorized OSHA Outreach Construction and General Industry trainer and a certified Medic         First Aid /CPR /AED instructor.

BILLY CHILTON
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Billy grew up in Missoula where he graduated from Loyola Sacred Heart High School. He then attended Montana Tech, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety & Health. He loves to ski, hunt, and fish.

DALLAS COX
Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Independent Contractor Unit
Dallas grew up in Butte and lived to tell about it.  He went to school in Billings to be a certified welder and then worked in construction for about two years before he joined the Air Force in 1973 and worked in the Intelligence career field for 20 yrs.  Dallas retired from the Air Force in 1993 and went to work for the Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) in Anchorage Alaska as an Child Support Enforcement Division Investigator I, II, and III and finished his last year and a half as the Accounting Manager.  He moved back to Montana in 2001 to be closer to family and began working with the Department of Labor and Industry with the Independent Contractor Central Unit on Oct 24, 2001.  Dallas was promoted to Program Manager for the Construction Contractor Registration program and the Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate program in 2008 and has been working in that position since.  

KAYLA CRISCUOLO
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Kayla was born and raised in Montana and earned her B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health from Montana Tech the University of Montana. Throughout the past years, she has gained knowledge and experience in safety and industrial hygiene through education and while working in the nuclear industry in Washington at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

LESLIE CUNNINGHAM
Profits & Impact
Leslie is a nationally leading and award-winning Leadership and Teamwork Development Expert. She specializes in empowering leaders to inspire extraordinary teamwork and achieve breakthrough results.  She has over 25 years of experience in leading workshops, educational seminars, and working with business owners, leaders and corporations.

Leslie is an international published author whose work has appeared in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and is a national columnist.

Leslie is a radio personality and talk-show radio host. She hosted a weekly call-in talk radio show, “Extraordinary Leadership & Teamwork”,” on 1450 AM KMMS and has appeared live on CBS (formally CNN) News Talk Radio. Her mission is to empower every leader to inspire their team to come together to make an extraordinary difference and impact in their workplace and community.

STEPHANIE CUNNINGHAM
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Stephanie graduated from Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health in 2014. She then worked as a safety, health, and environmental specialist at an oil and gas company in Texas for about a year. After missing the Montana lifestyle she was accustomed to, she soon moved back to Butte and became a safety and health consultant for the Montana Department of Labor & Industry.

Stephanie chose this career to help educate, train and ensure workers return home to their families each day. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it outdoors embracing the Montana lifestyle.

WYLIE DAVIDSON
DiVal Safety
Wylie Davidson is the Training and Culture Specialist, as well as a Motivational speaker and Presenter for DiVal Safety Equipment, Inc. located in Buffalo, NY. DiVal Safety is an International leader in safety supplies & training.

Wylie has been the featured speaker at numerous national and regional accounts that include John Deere, Orbital ATK, Xcel Energy, Arkema, Mortenson Construction and UGI Utilities, as well as several local and regional Safety Associations. As a Training and Safety Culture Specialist at DiVal Safety, Wylie has played an integral role in the growth and development of DiVal Safety’s training division.

Throughout his 18 years of safety and management experience, he has visited and toured hundreds of manufacturing plants and job sites that include virtually every aspect of industry, construction, municipality and utility. His ability to interact with a variety of work force cliental, coupled with his dynamic personality and humor has allowed him to become a favorite among presenters. As a motivational speaker and safety trainer, Wylie has impacted thousands and has a unique ability to effectively deliver his message so it is relevant and personal for each attendee. Wylie is a Member of National Safety Council and is a certified trainer with the NSC.

DAVID DE FER
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Dave started his career in 1974 at 16 years old working for a large engineering firm and the city of Sparks, Nevada as a civil drafter where he also learned basic land surveying. In 1979, David went into construction and worked for over 27 years as a carpenter, supervisor, and superintendent on numerous projects in California, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii. In 2007, David accepted a position as Training Director for the Montana Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Council where he taught 95% of all classes. Since 2012, he has worked for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Safety and Health Bureau as an Occupational Safety & Health Specialist and Trainer. David is an authorized OSHA Construction and General Industry instructor.

LORRI DEPLAZES RN CHSP CSSBB
Montana Nurses Association
Lorri is currently the Associate Safety Coordinator for SCL Health/Saint James Healthcare.  She has worked in healthcare safety and prevention for the past ten years.  During the past 7 years, she developed and implemented a highly successful workplace violence prevention program, safe patient handling program and is active on all major safety initiatives for SCL Health’s System Initiatives that also include Sharp Injury Prevention and Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention.  Lorri is a Lean expert and lends this skill to all areas of hospital safety. Prior to this, Lorri worked as Risk Manager/Patient Safety, Lean Sensei and both LPN and RN in Telemetry and Critical Care.


DAVID EVANS
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
David was born and raised in Montana and has recently earned a M.S. in Industrial Hygiene and a B.S. in Occupation Safety and Health from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. Through his education and work experience David has gained safety knowledge in a variety of different industries including construction, mining and general industry. David also has experience in the industrial hygiene field conducting many different types of exposure assessments including aerosol sampling and noise monitoring.


DAVID FOX
Fox Safety, LLC
Dave Fox has worked for many years in the oil and gas industry. Starting in the late 70's as a laborer and welder's helper in the Little Buffalo Basin oil field near Meeteetse, WY and later as a floor hand on rigs for Viersen & Cochran Drilling and Brinkerhoff-Signal Drilling.  After a 10-year break from oil and gas, Dave started a 21-year career with Conoco, working at their refinery in Billings.  During this time Dave worked as a Boiler Operator for 15 years and a Rotating Equipment mechanic for 6 years.  Concurrently, Dave spent 13 years on the refinery's Emergency Response Team (ERT), 6 of those years as an elected Captain.  "With all the generous training I received through Conoco and ConocoPhillips, I knew I had an opportunity to pass on this knowledge and information to the next generation of workers."  

After retiring in 2012, Dave invested in additional training for himself to gain the credentials needed to be an instructor. Dave has taken instruction through the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness, in Anniston, Alabama for Hazmat and courses through the Mountain West OSHA Education Center at The University of Utah, School of Medicine, giving him OSHA authorization to teach outreach OSHA 10 hour and 30-hour courses for General Industry and Construction. Next Dave took courses through the PEC program, Mandeville, Louisiana.  With the credentials he received from PEC he is certified to teach the 8-hour Basic SafeLand/SafeGulf classes, the 24-hour Core Compliance classes, H2S Clear, GHS and JSA, and Intro to Pipeline.

PATRICK HOY
PJJH Survival Perspectives
Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Nebraska.  Hoy also served in the U.S. Air Force where he graduated from USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training, and the USAF Flight Safety Officer training at the University of Southern California.  After retiring from the Air Force, Hoy was a Commercial airline pilot for Vanguard Airlines, Big Sky Airlines before joining Billings Clinic.  

During his tenure as the Emergency Management Specialist for the Billings Clinic organization, a co-worker’s simple request for Patrick to develop a survival response to an active shooter assault on a hospital led to a multi-year research project culminating in the development of his Active Shooter Defense briefing and consultancy work. Over the last five years, Patrick has provided more than 160 training sessions for thousands of employees in healthcare, television, federal government (BLM), local government (Carbon and Yellowstone Counties), and the textile industry.

ANGIE KUJALA & ERIN SCHATTAUER
Spark Change
Angie Kujala and Erin Schattauer are advocates for domestic violence survivors. In 2015, they began speaking publicly about their own experiences with domestic violence. Since then, they have spoken at TEDxBozeman, the Girls for a Change Conference and numerous community forums and events. They have trained Bozeman police officers on responding to domestic violence calls, and have conducted trainings for the City of Bozeman department heads as well as human resources professionals across Gallatin County on how to recognize domestic violence in the workplace and how to support employees who find themselves in these situations. By weaving their stories with facts and information, they offer unique perspectives and insight into the psychology of domestic violence, how it affects its victims and how you can help someone.

JIM LARSON
Montana Ag Safety Program
Jim is a Montana Ag Safety Program leader. He travels the State giving presentations on Farm Safety and ATV Safety. He developed a Family Safety Intervention for Farms and Ranches plan with Lester Graham.

JERRY LAUGHERY, CSP – HELENA
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Jerry received his Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health - Science and Engineering from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. During his career as a Safety Professional, he has worked in a variety of industries ranging from construction, pulp & paper, power generation, cement manufacturing, mining and public sector. Jerry has obtained his Certified Safety Professional certificate from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Jerry and his wife (Britani) reside in the Helena area.

BREEINNA MCDOUGALL
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Breeinna is a native Montanan and earned her B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health with an option in Applied Health from Montana Tech of the University of Montana.  Throughout the past years, she gained knowledge and experience while working in the construction and mining industries.  With the desire to strengthen the safety culture within the workplace and ensure that workers can return home to their families each day, Breeinna became a Compliance Specialist for the Montana Department of Labor & Industry. In her spare time, Breeinna enjoys any adventure that the breathtaking state she is proud to call home has to offer.

MOLLY MCNABB
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Molly attended Montana Tech where she received her bachelor degree in Occupational Safety and Health and her M.S. in Industrial Hygiene.  During her education, Molly received experience in mining, nuclear energy, and construction on a on a superfund site. Following graduation, Molly accepted a job with The Boeing Company.  There, she helped improve the safety culture by involving machinists more in the problem-solving process.  The many complex projects concerning safety and health increased her knowledge in the safety and health field.

Missing Montana, Molly returned to her home state.  She is now working for the Department of Labor and Industry as a consultant for safety and health. Molly chose the Safety and Health field to ensure people stay safe while on the job.

FRED MILLER OSHT, ARM, AU
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Fred worked more than 12 years as a commercial insurance agent in Helena and Great Falls, specializing in workers’ compensation. He also worked seven years as a journalist in Lewistown, Havre, and Great Falls. He currently is a Safety Specialist with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Safety and Health Bureau, helping workers and businesses understand the importance of workplace safety. He earned the Associate of Risk Management and Associate of Underwriting designations from the Insurance Institute of America, and is an OSHA-authorized General Industry outreach trainer. He received his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College.

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION RISK MANAGEMENT & TORT DIVISION
The Risk Management & Tort Defense Division provides training programs designed to assist state agencies to reduce their risks and prevent exposure to claims/losses

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DIVISION
The Unemployment Insurance Division collects unemployment taxes paid by Montana employers and distributes benefits to claimants.

TIFFANY OTT
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tiffany is a Montana Tech graduate with an MS in Industrial Hygiene and a BS in Occupational Safety and Health Science and Engineering. She has worked with public and private sector businesses providing indoor environmental quality evaluations, safety inspections, and safety and health training. Tiffany resides in Butte with her husband and two children and is actively involved in Ott’s Halloween Haunt, a family operated fundraiser that has been benefiting local charities for 20 years.

KEITH OUZTS
Montana Contractor’s Association
Keith is the Training and Education Director for the Montana Contractors’ Association. He travels around Montana teaching classes on everything from communications to safety, erosion control/storm water management to concrete field testing and finishing. He spent 22 years in the Marine Corps retiring in 2005. He is a Marine Corps Master Instructor, received a Trainer Certification from UNC-Wilmington, and is a Master Trainer for the National Center for Construction, Education, and Research.

BRYAN PAGE
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Bryan is the Bureau Chief of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Safety and Health Bureau. He came to Montana as a safety consultant for Liberty Northwest’s Helena office after working as safety director of Dome Technology in Idaho. Prior to joining the Safety and Health Bureau, Bryan was a safety consultant for Montana State Fund. He received his MS in Safety and Health from the University of Idaho in 2000, and earned the Associate of Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America.

GARY PETERSON
RMCOEH
Gary has over 20 years of experience in ground/explosive safety, industrial and construction safety, and OSHA related matters working the U.S. Air Force (Civil Service). Mr. Petersen brings 20 years of training and experience as an instructor and trainer in occupational safety. He brings his expertise in safety management, accident investigation, permit required confined space, trenching and shoring, scaffolding, and Safety Programs and Supervisors Safety Course. Mr. Petersen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Computer Information Systems from Park College University and an Associate degree in Safety from the Community College of the Air Force.

JAKE SANDAU
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Jake has received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health. During his career as a safety professional, he has worked in a variety of industries including construction, mining, and transportation. Jake has obtained his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certificate from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Jake and his wife Sarah reside in the Helena area.

SARA SATTLER
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Sara grew up in the small community of Wolf Creek, Montana. She graduated from MT Tech in 2016 with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health. Her last 2 years in school she spent interning with a metal working foundry outside of Butte, where she gained vast knowledge and experience in the safety and health field. After graduating, Sara became a Compliance Specialist with the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, a position in which she is able to help Montana workers come home safe every day.

KIRK SMITH
Montana State Fund
Kirk joined Montana State Fund in 2009 as a safety services specialist. He previously was a safety and health specialist with the MT Safety and Health Bureau for 13 years. His training included trenching and excavation requirements, scaffold safety, and 10-hour construction courses. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1996 after a 20-year career. He has an Associate degree in Safety from the Air Force’s Community College.

CHRIS TACKE
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Chris is a 2011 graduate of Montana Tech of the University of Montana, earning a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health and a minor in Biology. After graduating from Montana Tech, Chris started his safety career as the Health and Safety Manager for the Grand Teton Lodge Company in the Grand Teton National Park. While working for the Grand Teton Lodge Company, Chris also worked for Jackson Hole Fire/EMS as a Firefighter/EMT-Basic.

In February of 2014, Chris and his family moved back to Montana and he started working for the Montana Department of Transportation as a Safety Consultant in the Billings and Great Falls Districts.

Currently, Chris is a Safety and Health Specialist with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry- Safety Bureau in the Great Falls Field office.

JASON VENN
Victory Insurance
Jason has long experience with combining safe work practices with high stress environments.   He spent twelve years as a wildland fire engine captain for the Bureau of Land Management and followed that with five years of supervisory experience with the oilfield service company Sanjel USA.  For the last two years he has been working with employers all over the state of Montana as a Safety and Loss Control Consultant for Montana’s only private workers compensation carrier Victory Insurance.  He hopes that his sole focus on safe work practices combined with his previous operational experience will bring a unique perspective to the world of safety.

BOB WINSTON
Victory Insurance
Bob Winston is representing Victory Insurance Company, Montana’s only domestic Workers’ Compensation carrier.  Bob has been actively involved in the areas of safety and loss control management for the past thirty years.  

Bob previously served as Loss Control Manager for Valor Insurance, a private workers’ compensation insurer in Billings, and the Montana Safety Services Council, a non-profit educational association established to provide safety and health-related services.  He was the original Director for the Council and was instrumental with its initial planning and organization.  

Prior to the MSSC, Bob resided in Southern California where he held the position of Director of Safety and Administration for Kitchell Contractors, Inc.  During his thirteen-year tenure with Kitchell, he was responsible for managing their safety, insurance claims, and equipment purchasing, leasing and rental program.

Bob’s role at Victory is to serve as a safety and loss control resource for each of their clients.  In this capacity, he provides a variety of safety services including training and education, program development and review, technical assistance, site hazard analysis, and accident investigation.

Bob has a Degree in Business Administration, as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University, and a Certificate in Occupational Safety from the University of California – Irvine.


JEANNE WISLER
Montana State Fund
Jeanne Wisler joined Montana State Fund in 2000.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Eastern Montana College, and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Design from the University of Iowa.  Following her studies at Eastern Montana College, Jeanne served as a compliance safety and health officer/industrial hygienist for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Montana for nine years.  Throughout her career, Jeanne has worked with a wide variety of businesses.  It is the ability to make a difference one business at a time that Jeanne enjoys the most about being a safety management consultant at Montana State Fund.

KRISTI WITT-ARNSTON
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Kristi graduated from Montana Tech with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health in 2009, and graduated in May of 2011 with an M.S. in Industrial Hygiene.

For three years, Kristi worked as a Health and Wellness Tech at St. James Hospital in Butte and has worked as economic consultant for Conoco at their Thompson Falls facility.

Kristi played Volleyball for Montana Tech and continues to enjoy her lifelong love of athletics by coaching at Butte High School.  She also volunteers for Special Olympics.

CINDY ZIMMERMAN
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau
Cindy Zimmerman is the Program Manager for the Stay at Work/Return to Work program, and graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Marketing. She is an interactive and engaging speaker who brings enthusiasm and knowledge to her presentation, while providing employees with skills to help them become more successful in their job and life.