Bozeman SafetyFestMT 2020

Bozeman SafetyFestMT

The Bozeman SafetyFest will be held Virtually November 16-20, 2020.

Registration for the FREE SafetyFestMT: Bozeman 20 Virtual Event is officially open! We've got more than 40 topics on the agenda including Keynote Speaker Spencer Beach returning to kickoff SafeftyFestMT: Bozeman 2020.  In addition to his Keynote Speech: "The Safety Bubble", Spencer will also have an additional breakout session called: "Safety - Do or Do Not, There is No Try."

In addition to Spencer Beach, we are partnering with the Assistance for Business Clinics. The ABC Clinic will be broken down into four two-hour sessions Monday-Thursday afternoon. We've also added a panel that will cover COVID-19 & Workers' Compensation. This will be a Q&A session, where participants will be able to ask panelists how the pandemic is impacting the workers' comp system.


Other topics that will be on the Bozeman agenda include, but aren't limited to:

  • 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher                                                                                                                       
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
  • OSHA 7215 Silica in General Industry & Construction
  • OSHA 7410 Managing Excavation Hazards
  • OSHA 7405 Fall Protection in Construction
  • Accountability
  • Ag Safety
  • Conducting Ergonomic Assessments in the Time of COVID
  • COVID-19 & Stress Relief
  • COVID-19 & Workers' Compensation Q&A Panel
  • COVID-19 & Workplace Safety
  • COVID-19 Q&A Panel
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Electrical Safety
  • Employee Engagement
  • HAZCOM
  • Healthy Housing Principles for the Construction Industry
  • How to Protect Yourself from Unemployment Insurance ID Fraud & What to do if You're a Victim
  • How Your Behavior Impacts Your Risk Perception
  • Internal Safety Audits
  • Lead Based Paint
  • Lead Paint Safety & Risk Management
  • Montana Safety Culture Act (MSCA): Accident Investigation & Safety Committees
  • MSCA: New Employee Orientation & Annual Refresher Training
  • MSCA: Record Keeping & Reporting
  • MSCA: Self Inspections
  • MSCA: Task Specific Training
  • OSHA Update
  • Personal Protective Equipment PPE
  • Preparing Your Workplace for COVID-19
  • Public Sector Update
  • Radon & Asbestos in Montana
  • Reasonable Accommodations for COVID-19
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety Leadership & Engagement
  • SafetyFestMT Virtual Networking Session
  • Slips, Trips & Falls/Stairways & Ladders
  • Stress & Nutrition
  • Suicide in Montana
  • Trenchbox Safety
  • What You Need to Know About Discrimination and How the Americans with Disabilities Act Impacts You

If you have questions regarding SafetyFestMT contact Casey Kyler-West at 406-444-5267 or ckylerwest@mt.gov

Sponsors


Class Descriptions

You can download a printable version of the agenda by selecting this link.

ABC CLINIC TRACK

Various Presenters
Monday – Thursday 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Attendees that register for this track will hear a variety of presentations. The topics and times are listed below (times are subject to change):

Monday 
Workers’ Compensation - Presented by Cindy Zimmerman
Montana Employer Support of Guard & Reserve (ESGR) – Employers will learn how ESGR works.

Tuesday 
Montana Department of Revenue Withholding & E-services – Presented by Jennifer Williams
Montana Job Service – Presented by Tammy Wynn
Labor Market Information – Presented by Matt Betcher
Child Support Enforcement & New Hire Reporting – Presented by Shawn Rafferty

Wednesday
Unemployment Insurance Benefits – Presented by BreAnn Miller
Unemployment Insurance Contributions – Presented by Lisa Barton

Thursday
Wage & Hour Laws & Independent Contractor Exemptions in Montana – Presented by Logan Jackson
Vocational Rehabilitation – Presented by Mark Mahnke
Montana Registered Apprenticeship

ACCOUNTABILITY
Kirk Smith, Montana State Fund
Thursday 3pm – 5pm
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. 

AG SAFETY
Rob Sperle, Montana State Fund
Tuesday 11 AM - 12:30 PM
The ag sector has many hazards, this class will address several hazards and give the student strategies to work safely around these.

CONDUCTING ERGONOMIC ASSESSMENTS IN THE TIME OF COVID
Jake Sandau, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday 4 PM – 5 PM
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.

COVID-19 & STRESS RELIEF
Shannon Hines, Benefis Hospital
Wednesday 3 PM – 5 PM
Participants who attend this course will learn how to identify stressors, and coping skills to deal with the stress associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 & WORKERS' COMPENSATION PANEL
Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Medical Director
Mark Cadwallader, Attorney, Montana Department of Labor & Industry
State Fund Representative
Wednesday 9 AM – 10:30 AM
Participants will be able to ask leading experts about how the COVID-19 Pandemic is impacting workers’ compensation.  Panelists will each give a brief presentation, then open it up for questions. Participants will be able to type their questions into chat or raise their virtual hands and ask the questions verbally.

COVID-19 WORKPLACE SAFETY
John Olaechea, OSHA
Monday 10 AM – 11:30 AM
This class will go over the current OSHA Standards that apply to the COVID-19 Pandemic.



COVID-19 Q&A Panel
Dr. Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Medical Director
Dr. Greg Holzman, State Medical Director
Jim Murphy, DPHHS
Tuesday 1 PM - 2:30 PM

Participants will be able to ask the State's top health experts questions about the COVID-19 Pandemic.


DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Tiffany Ott
Wednesday 1 PM – 2PM
This course is an overview of drug and alcohol use in Montana. The course will cover substance abuse in Montana, substance use/abuse among workers, and increase risk factors due to COVID-19. 


ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Jerry Laughery, DLI Safety & Health Bureau
Friday 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Class description coming soon...

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Kirk Smith, Montana State Fund
Monday3pm – 5pm
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. 

HAZCOM & GHS
Jason Venn, Victory Insurance
Thursday 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Participants in this class will learn about the identities and hazards of chemicals in the workplace. They will also learn how to classify chemicals and communicate hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Participants will also receive any updates to the OSHA standard.

HAZWOPER 8-HOUR REFRESHER
Larry Alheim, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Part 1.  Wednesday 8 AM – 12 PM
Part 2. Thursday 8 AM – 12 PM
This class meets OSHA requirements for 8 hours of annual refresher training and targets workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, safety hazards, air monitoring, medical surveillance, site control, decontamination, and respiratory equipment. This is for those who have completed the 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training.


HEALTHY HOUSING PRINCIPLES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Montana Weatherization Training Center
Thursday 3 PM - 4 PM
An update on protocols to protect homeowners from home hazards. Includes sections on combustion safety, moisture management, pest control, and pollutant reduction. This course would follow healthy housing principles established by the Building Performance Institute

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FRAUD AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE A VICTIM
Jamie Ryan, Fraud Investigator, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Unemployment Insurance Division
Marcus Meyer, Montana Department of Justice Office of Consumer Protection
Thursday 8 AM – 10 AM
Participants who take this course will learn how they can protect their personal information and what to do if they are a victim of Unemployment Insurance ID Fraud.

HOW YOUR BEHAVIOR AFFECTS YOUR RISK PERCEPTION
Rob Sperle, Montana State Fund
Tuesday 3 PM - 5 PM
Everyone perceives risk differently. This class is geared towards the employee and will give them an understanding of how their risky behavior affects not only their well-being, but the well-being of their coworkers as well. 


IMPLEMENTING OCCUPATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT INTO YOUR SAFETY PROGRAM
Lisa Brooks, Montana Department of Administration
Thursday 11 AM – 12 PM
In this session, participants will learn how to implement risk management into their safety program.

INTERNAL SAFETY AUDITS
Chris Tacke, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday 8 AM – 9:30 AM
This session is intended to provide knowledge of workplace hazards, according to OSHA 1910 General Industry Standards, and recommendation to eliminate them. It will provide guidance on how to conduct a thorough audit of your work environment as well as OSHA mandated safety and health programs.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR EXEMPTIONS IN MONTANA
Logan Jackson, Department of Labor & Industry
Monday 1 PM - 2PM
Everything you wanted to know about Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate and Construction Contractor Registration but were afraid to ask.

LEAD BASED PAINT
Gerald Freese, Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Thursday 10 AM – 11 AM
Class Description Coming Soon….


LEAD PAINT SAFETY & RISK MANAGMENT
Montana Weatherization Training Center
Thursday 1 PM - 2 PM
A review of the lead paint hazard, with some background science and practical steps to reduce risk. Plus an intro to the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program. 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Natascha Robinson – Montana Hospital Association
Tuesday10am – 3pm
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illness, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common support. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illness, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

COURSE DETAILS:
• Assess for risk of suicide or harm
• Listen nonjudgmentally
• Give reassurance and information
• Encourage appropriate professional help
• Encourages self-help and other support strategies

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
• Must complete the 2-Hour individua assignment before session.
• Must attend the full 5.5-hour virtual training.
• Must pass the test at the end of the course.

MONTANA SAFETY CULTURE ACT (MSCA): ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS & SAFETY COMMITTEES
Matt Berg, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday       2:30pm – 3:30pm

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.  

MSCA: NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION & ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING
CJ Holland, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday8am – 9am
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. 

MSCA: RECORD KEEPING & REPORTING
Ethan Anderson, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau 
Tuesday 8 AM – 9:30 AM
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.

MSCA: SELF INSPECTION & AUDITS
Tyler Sanders, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday 11 AM - 12 PM
This session will highlight the MSCA requirements and importance of thorough periodic self-inspections. We will touch on available tools to assist Public & Private Sector employers with the process and provide a chance for participants to review scenarios and identify hazards.

MSCA: TASK & REFRESHER TRAINING
David Evans, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday 10 AM - 11 AM
This session will highlight task-specific and refresher training in the workplace. Provisions of the Montana Safety Culture Act and various OSHA requirements will be examined. The second half of this session will provide employers with a sample training program that can be adapted to their specific workplace.

OSHA 10-HOUR: CONSTRUCTION
Berke Brown, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 12 PM
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
Fred Miller, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 12 PM
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 7215 SILICA IN CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL INDUSTRY 
Rob Weston, Rocky Mountain OSHA University of Utah
Tuesday 8 AM - 5 PM
This course covers the development and implementation of controls and strategies to prevent or mitigate silica exposures in construction, maritime, and general industries. Course topics include describing the requirements of OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standards and recognizing the hazards and risks, assessment options, and exposure control measures associated with silica exposure. Minimum student contact hours.

OSHA 7405 FALL HAZARD AWARENESS FOR CONSTRUCTION 
Rob Weston, Rocky Mountain OSHA University of Utah
Thursday 8am – 5pm
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.

OSHA 7410 MANAGING EXCAVATION HAZARDS
Rob Weston, Rocky Mountain OSHA University of Utah
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
In this one-day course, students will learn about the role and responsibility of the employer to assign a competent person to the excavation site and arm that person with the knowledge to perform the work properly. Topics include the understanding and application of definitions relating to OSHA's Excavation Standard (Subpart P), excavation hazards and control measures, soil analysis techniques, protective system requirements and emergency response. At the end of this course, the participant will understand the importance and duties of a competent person towards excavation work and will have the knowledge and skills that are required to perform those duties. 

OSHA UPDATE
Billy Chilton, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday 11 AM - 12 PM
This course targets employers and employees in the private sector and will cover OSHA’s latest Emphasis Programs.  

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PPE
Sophie Magnuson, Montana State Fund
Tuesday 3 PM – 4 PM
This Personal Protective Equipment Course is designed to help those working in the various industries that utilize PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to protect the worker from the harm that comes into their work area. We will discuss the various hazards that personal protective equipment is designed to protect the worker from and outline the various pieces of personal protective equipment, such as hand wear, footwear, face protection, eye protection, and other equipment used to protect the physical body. We will discuss standards and the varying degree of protectability for various uses.  

PREPARING YOUR WORKPLACE FOR COVID-19
Kristi Witt, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday 9 AM - 10 AM
This course will discuss the need for a COVID -19 exposure control plan and how to implement recommendations. In addition, OSHA memos regarding respiratory protection, PPE, and recordkeeping updates due to COVID-19 will be covered. 

PREVENTING DISTRACTED DRIVING
Montana Department of Administration Risk Management and Tort Defense Division
Tuesday 9 AM - 11 AM
This is a 2-hour course designed to educate drivers on the risks associated with distracted driving.  It is primarily intended for drivers who have completed a general Defensive Driving class, but anyone can attend. New research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that 80-percent of all crashes involved distracted driving.  That is almost 5 million crashes per year and roughly $184 in damage caused by distracted drivers! The course discusses distractions such as electronic equipment, passengers, vehicle controls, things outside your car, and eating, reading and grooming and offers tips on how to reduce those risks.

PUBLIC SECTOR UPDATE
Darby Decker, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
This geared towards participants who work in the public sector i.e., city, county, federal, and state government, public schools and colleges & universities.  Attendees will be able to learn more about the Department of Labor & Industry’s Compliance Unit and ask question of the compliance officers.

RADON & ASBESTOS IN MONTANA
John Podolinsky, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Thursday 8am – 10am
Asbestos, radon, and meth labs are popular media topics and public concerns.  Come join the Department of Environmental Quality and learn about radon, asbestos, and meth labs and how they’re regulated in Montana. 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR COVID-19
Lisa Mathess, Job Accommodation Network
Tuesday8am – 9am
This course will cover the reasonable accommodation process and will include information on how to make accommodations for the COVID-19 pandemic.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
Shawn McLain, Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Friday8am – 9am
OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 will be discussed. Class will focus on a respiratory protection program. Topics will include: program elements, respirator selection, fit testing, and program evaluation.

RISK ASSESSMENT
Kellie Trudgeon, Montana State Fund
Monday 4 PM – 5 PM
Class Description Coming Soon.

SAFETY – DO OR DO NOT; THERE IS NO TRY
Spencer Beach, Keynote Speaker
Monday 10am – 11:30am
He may be small and green but ‘Yoda’ was one smart ‘Jedi!’ at 900 years old, he also embodies the ‘old boy attitude’.
Whether you are a supervisor, manger or CEO you’ve probably experienced pushback when communicating safety with the workers. Could it be that while the message was for the workers benefit, the way the message was sent caused the worker to receive it in a different way?
This educational presentation takes the leaders of your organization through common safety terms and beliefs that appear to support the safety culture but actually have an adverse reaction to the workers behaviors. Through this presentation the leaders will learn new ways in communicating to the workers behaviors. By improving the communication between the leaders and the workforce it brings the company culture and the worker culture together. This presentation also has an origami exercise that will prove how effective communication can be very simple to achieving while creating a better finished product, save time for everyone and inspires a workplace that is vibrant and full of positive energy. 

SAFETYFEST NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
No Instructor
Wednesday 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Though we can’t meet in person, this is an opportunity for participants to talk to one another about some of the challenges and successes they’ve had with their safety programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic. A moderator will keep the conversation going and depending on the number of those who register for the networking opportunity, participants may be broken in to groups based on the industry they work in.


SAFETY LEADERSHIP & ENGAGEMENT
Bob Winston, Victory Insurance
Wednesday 1 PM – 3 PM
The creation of a genuine safety partnership between management and employees is fundamental to achieve excellence in safety.   Creating a safety partnership requires management and employees to jointly work toward achieving common and clearly understood safety goals.  This can be achieved thru involved and works together is essential.   This session will address leadership at the supervisory level where if not taken seriously, positive change cannot occur.


SLIPS, TRIPS, & FALLS/STAIRWAYS & LADDERS

Bryan Page, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Friday10 AM – 11 AM
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.


SUICIDE IN MONTANA 
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.


THE SAFETY BUBBLE
Spencer Beach, Keynote Speaker
Monday 8am – 9:30am
This presentation will help the workforce improve their view and beliefs towards safety. Through reliving Spencer’s story, he shares with the audience key messages about being open to communication when safety concerns arise, that refusing unsafe work simply means the job is still completed but in a better way and how the company safety policies compliment the workers culture perfectly on why workers come to work.
Spencer’s story will have the audience laughing and crying but more importantly will communicate to people’s hearts the effects a life-altering incident has on their life and their family’s lives. This improved vision of safety will drive your company safety culture to the next level as the workers become more engaged in the safety program.    


TRENCHBOX SAFETY
Eli Rickert, Key Rentals Group
Wednesday 2 PM – 3 PM
This class will give a brief overview of trenchbox safety while performing excavations.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DISCRIMINATION & HOW THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT IMPACTS YOU

Andria Hardin, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Human Rights bureau
Wednesday 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Participants who take this course will learn about discrimination law and how they can protect themselves from discrimination. They will also learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it impacts their workplace.


WINTER DRIVING
Julie Ouzts, Montana Department of Administration Risk Management and Tort Defense Division
Thursday 9 AM – 11 AM  
This 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.


Instructor Bios

LARRY ALHEIM

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Larry Alheim is the Safety Director at the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). He has been working at DEQ for over 17 years in both safety and enforcing environmental statutes.  Larry was in the U.S. Coast Guard for 22 years, retiring as a Marine Science Technician Senior Chief (E-8). He was the Environmental Response Section supervisor in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Mobile AL supervising Incident Commanders / Federal On-Scene Coordinators and responding to major oil and hazmat releases.  As a Coast Guard Marine Inspector, he inspected Ultra Large Crude Carrier tankships, offshore oil drill rigs and various oil/chemical ships and barges.   Larry is a graduate of University of the State of New York.

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 BARTH
Montana Contractor Compensation Fund
Tim Barth is the Safety Consultant for the Montana Contractor Compensation Fund who helps contractors train employees in hazard recognition, improve safety cultures and find workable solutions to workplace hazards.  Tim has worked in the heavy and highway construction industry for almost thirty years.  For the past ten years, he has focused on changing how safety is viewed and how doing work safely can not only keep employees from being injured but makes them more skilled in their work and allows them to complete work more efficiently with a high-quality outcome.  Tim has a degree in Construction Engineering Technology and is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for the Construction Industry.

MATT BERG
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Matthew was born and raised in Butte, MT. He graduated from Montana Tech with a B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health in 2016. Matthew joins the Compliance team after three years of working in the commercial construction industry throughout Wyoming & Colorado. In his free time, Matthew enjoys watching/playing sports and spending time with friends and family.

BREEINNA BOSCH 
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.

SPENCER BEACH 
Keynote Speaker
Spencer a third-generation floor technician, was involved in all types of commercial and residential construction as a laborer, supervisor and manager before he was suddenly engulfed in a flash fire. Within 20 seconds he received third and fourth degree burns to 90 percent of his body. He shares his experience to inspire others to work safely.

LISA BROOKS
Montana Department of Administration, Workers Comp Management Bureau
Lisa joined WCMB as the safety program officer in March 2016. Prior to this, she held safety positions in the UK for both national and global organizations within food manufacturing, oil and gas, logistics and the airline industry. Her experience includes accident investigation, developing safe systems of work, training, hazard identification, risk assessment, strategic development and continuous improvement. Her emphasis is on implementing and improving safety programs to create a safety culture established and maintained by all employees.

BERKE BROWN
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Berke is a native Montanan. He was born in Helena and was raised in the Laurel area. Berke has worked for Stillwater Mining Company, where he learned rules and regulations. Berke has applied his knowledge & experience to work for Mine Safety & Health Administration and the State of Montana, Safety & Health Bureau as mine trainer/inspector. Berke is currently an authorized OSHA Outreach Construction trainer for the State of Montana, Safety & Health Bureau. Berke now has 14 years of safety experience. Berke and his wife resides in Billings with their children and stepchildren.

MARK CADWALLADER
Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Mark is an attorney for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. 

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.

MAGGIE COOK-SHIMANEK, MD, MPH
Maggie is Medical Director for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. Dr. Cook-Shimanek also works with the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation as the Medical Treatment Guidelines Medical Director. She is board certified in both Occupational Medicine and General Preventive Medicine and completed her residency training programs at the University of Colorado. She has a Master of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health. She is President-Elect of the Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and serves as an editor of the upcoming CO's CURE Occupational and Environmental Medicine Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines. Additionally, she has been selected to serve on the Shoulder Panel for the ACOEM Clinical Practice Guidelines and sits on the External Advisory Panel for the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center located at the Colorado School of Public Health.

DARBY DECKER
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Darby was born and raised in Butte, MT. She graduated from Montana Tech with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health in 2019. During college she gained safety and health experience through multiple internships at Colstrip Power Plant. Darby enjoys skiing, camping, hiking, and hunting in her free time.

DAVID EVANS 
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
David was born and raised in Montana and 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.

GERALD FREESE
Housing & Urban Development
Bio coming soon….

ANDRIA HARDIN
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Human Rights Bureau
Bio coming soon……

SHANNON HINES
Benefis Hospital
Shannon Hines, LMSW is a retired U.S. Army Medical Service Corps Officer with experience working State and Federal Emergency Management and EOC Operations during various fire and natural disaster seasons. Mrs. Hines was previously assigned to the 102nd Civil Support Team as a Survey Team Member specializing in Nuclear, Biological & Chemical with FEMA Training. Following graduate school completion, Mrs. Hines was assigned to several mobilization platforms to screen and review behavioral health needs of returning Soldiers from various mobilization assignments during OIF/OEF with additional duties as a Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator. Following AGR Military assignment Mrs. Hines served as the Crisis Team Supervisor for Douglas County Mental Health and as a County Director’s Designee for Pre-Commitment Investigations and Hearings through Civil Court.  Mrs. Hines is currently employed by Benefis Health Systems as an Outpatient Behavioral Health Counselor with additional duties in the Benefis Emergency Room as an Emergency Room Social Worker. 

CJ HOLLAND
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
CJ was born and raised in Montana. He earned his B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health from Montana Tech of the University of Montana in 2017 and his M.S. in Industrial Hygiene from Montana Technological University in 2019. CJ gained his safety & industrial hygiene knowledge by interning in the mining industry for the Eagle Mine in Michigan and Rio Tinto Minerals in California. He also interned for Northwestern Energy. CJ enjoys outdoor activities like fly fishing, hunting and snowboarding.

LOGAN JACKSON
Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Logan has worked for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry since 2016, serving in a variety of capacities including Licensing Permit Technician and Investigator. In his current role as Compliance Education Specialist, he is working to promote education and provide the best possible service to all Montanans. In addition to his career with DLI, he has 16 years of experience in the private sector. Logan has a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing Management. He is an avid outdoorsman, who enjoys spending as much time as possible hunting, fishing, and hiking with his wife, two sons, and three springer spaniels. He is also a musician and studies Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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.

SOPHIE MAGNUSON
Montana State Fund
Sophie has been with the Montana State Fund August 2017. She began her career as an Environmental Safety
and Health Manager for an aviation company based out of Great Falls. Sophie holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health with an emphasis on applied health sciences and a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene both from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. 

LISA MATHESS, LEAD CONSULTANT
Job Accommodation Network
Lisa joined the motor team as a consultant February 2011. Lisa provides one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She assists employees and employers with understanding their rights and responsibilities under the ADA and in identifying accommodation solutions for employees with motor impairments. Lisa also presents on the ADA and accommodation issues at various national conferences and provides specialized trainings to JAN audiences and advocacy groups.

Lisa graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s of Arts in Communication Studies.

SHAWN MCLAIN
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Shawn is an Industrial Hygienist who works with the state of Montana’s safety and health bureau. Shawn started with the health and safety bureau in October of 2018 and is excited to be part of the Montana consultation program. Shawn served in the US Army from 2002 to 2008 at Fort Lewis, in Washington state. Prior to joining the State of Montana consultation program, Shawn worked with the USDA in Helena, Montana while attending school at Montana Tech. A graduate from Montana Tech in Butte, Montana, Shawn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health and a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene. When not hard at work, he enjoys hunting, ice fishing, and camping around Montana.

MARCUS MEYER
Montana Department of Justice, Office of Consumer Protection
Marcus Meyer is an investigator with the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) at the Montana Department of Justice.  OCP maintains the State’s electronic registry for end-of-life advanced directives plus a variety of other programs to protect Montana consumers, like foreclosure assistance, ID Theft Passport, the Do Not Call List, and registrations for telemarketers.  

As an investigator, Marcus educates consumers about deceptive business practices and investigates/mediates complaints from consumers against businesses.

In 2017, Marcus was elected to the board of directors for North American Consumer Protection Investigators.  He is a graduate of Carroll College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing.  

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.

JOHN OLAECHEA
OSHA
John Olaechea is the Compliance Assistance Specialist for OSHA in Region VIII.  He provides outreach and information about safety and health hazards and OSHA policies and regulations to employers, trade associations, unions, the public and other organizations.  Prior to this position, John worked for eight years as an industrial hygienist and compliance officer for the Englewood Area Office of OSHA.  John also served in the United States Peace Corps and graduated from Wright State University (Ohio) with a degree in environmental health science.  


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.

LANCE PALMER
Key Rentals Group
Lance has more than 32 years in the Construction Equipment Rental Industry. Twenty-seven of those years have been focused on Trench Safety, Confined Space, Pipe Testing, Training and other related products. In 2018 Lance open Key Rentals with Brenton Euler in Belgrade, MT. As an independent dealer their team is focused on providing the best service in the state of Montana and surrounding states.

JOHN PODOLINSKY
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
John’s has been with the Department of Environmental Quality for just over 24 years.  He’s worked in the Underground Storage Tank Program, Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board, Asbestos Control Program, Federal Superfund Program, and now the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program where he also runs the Radon Control Program.  Before coming to Montana, he worked in the Midwest as a consultant conducting environmental and industrial hygiene testing.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science from St. John’s University in Minnesota.  Today he’s going to present information on radon, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.  

NATASCHA ROBINSON
Montana Hospital Association
Natascha Robinson is the Director of the South-Central Montana AHEC (Area Health Education Center) Center and is based out of Montana Hospital Association in Helena, MT. The mission of the SC MT AHEC is to recruit, train, and retain a health professions workforce committed to rural and underserved populations.

Through partnerships with the Montana SOARS grant, Natascha was certified as a trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid in 2017. She has also worked extensively on a program for youth in Montana called Heads Up: Behavioral Health Careers Camp. The focus of Heads Up is to offer students mental health awareness training, provide tools for students to assist family & peers, and to increase the number of students entering the behavioral health career pipeline. Natascha is also a statewide trainer for Management of Aggressive Behaviors (MOAB), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), and teen Mental Health First Aid (TMHFA).  

Prior to settling in beautiful Montana in 2015, Natascha worked in marketing, community outreach, and events for Whole Foods Market, CenturyLink Field and The Walt Disney Company. Natascha is also a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture.

SHANI RICH
Montana Hospital Association
Shani Rich is the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Director and Area Health Education Center Director at the Montana Hospital Association. Throughout her career she has worked to address health disparities relating to lack of access to care in rural and frontier areas across Montana. The lack of mental health care has been a core focus area for Shani as she continues to help rural communities find innovative ways to develop mental health resources through unique partnerships. Shani is a National Council for Behavioral Health certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and Teen Mental Health First Aid as well as a certified trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

Shani serves on the Education Committee of the Montana Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the MSU-N Nursing School Advisory Council, the National AHEC Organization Conference and Education Committee and is an active volunteer with the Lewis and Clark County United Way. Prior to joining the Montana Hospital Association, Shani worked in nonprofit marketing and management as well as corporate recruiting. She is an alumna of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT where she received Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Economics.  

KARL ROSSTON
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services
Karl Rosston is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.  He provides evidenced-based programs to all Montana secondary schools, implements the State Suicide Prevention Plan, supports the Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline, implements firearm safety programs and statewide media campaigns, provides suicide prevention trainings, and coordinates suicide prevention efforts around the state. Karl is adjunct faculty at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and a nationally certified trainer in QPR and Mental Health First Aid.  Previously, Karl was the Director of Social Services at Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena.  Before returning to Montana, he was on the faculty of the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, and a clinical consultant with the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections.  Karl is a licensed clinical social worker who maintains a small private practice in Helena.  He received his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver and his Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Montana.

JAMIE RYAN
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Unemployment Division
Bio coming soon….

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.

TYLER SANDERS 
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tyler Sanders was born and raised as a Montana kid. He attended Capital High throughout high school and went on to graduate from Montana Tech In 2018 with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health while also being a 4-year starter on the football team. Tyler gained his hands-on safety knowledge by interning in industrial construction as well as underground coal mining throughout his previous internship in New Mexico. Tyler enjoys all the outdoor activities that Montana has to offer such as hiking, fly fishing, hunting, and skiing.

DREW SHEEHY
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Drew grew up in Lolo and then attended high school in Missoula, MT. He later attended the University of Montana and received a B.A. in Biology. After a few years away from school, Drew went back to school at Montana Tech and earned a M.S. in Industrial Hygiene in 2014. Drew worked as an Industrial Hygienist and Safety Engineer in the semiconductor industry for three years in Idaho, focusing on chemical safety and risk assessment. Drew returned to Montana to work in the Consultation Program with the Department of Labor and Industry as an industrial hygienist in 2018.  On the nights and weekends, Drew enjoys spending time on the rivers and in the woods; specifically rafting, camping and snowshoeing throughout Southern and Western Montana. 

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.

KELLIE TRUDGEON, CSP, SAFETY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, KALISPELL
Montana State Fund
Kellie joined State Fund in 2016. Kellie’s passion for safety started at an early age after her father’s coworker was killed on the job. She started her safety career at Montana Tech working in the Environmental Safety and Health department as the intern for two years and later going on to Copper Environmental Consulting in Anaconda where she managed safety on remediation management sites in Nevada and Colorado. Kellie holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health and a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene both from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. While at Montana Tech, Kellie was the president of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) student chapter. She is currently the Professional Development Coordinator for the Big Sky Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).  Kellie focuses on risk assessment and hazard identification.  Kellie holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. 

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. 

KRISTI WITT
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.

Agenda

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Monday 11/16
8 AM - 9:30 AM
The Safety Bubble

9 AM - 12 PM
OSHA 10-Hour Construction (Mon. - Thurs.)

10 AM - 11:30 AM
COVID-19 & Workplace Safety
Safety - Do or Do Not; There is No Try

1 PM - 3 PM
Suicide in Montana

1 PM - 2 PM
Independent Contractor Exemptions in Montana

2 PM - 4:30 PM
ABC Clinic - Monday Session
-Workers' Compensation
-Montana Employer Support of Guard & Reserve

3 PM - 5 PM
Employee Engagement

4 PM - 5 PM
Risk Assessment


Tuesday 11/17

8 AM - 5 PM
OSHA 7215 Silicia in Construction & General Industry

8 AM - 12 PM
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Tues. - Thurs.)

8 AM - 9 AM
Reasonable Accommodations for COVID-19

8 AM - 9:30 AM
MSCA: Recording Keeping & Reporting

9 AM - 11 AM
Preventing Distracted Driving

9 AM - 10 AM
Preparing Your Workplace for COVID-19

10 AM - 3 PM
Mental Health First Aid

10 AM - 11 AM
MSCA: Task Specific Training

11 AM - 12:30 PM
Ag Safety

11 AM - 12 PM
OSHA Update


1 PM - 2:30 PM
COVID-19 Q&A Panel

1 PM - 2 PM
MSCA Self Inspections

2 PM - 4:30 PM
ABC Clinic - Tuesday Session
-Montana Dept. of Revenue Withholding & E-Services
-Job Service & What it Can do for You
-Labor Market Information
-Child Support & Enforcement & New Hire Reporting

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
MSCA: Accident Investigation & Safety Committees

3 PM - 5 PM
How Your Behavior Impacts Your Risk Perception

3 PM - 4 PM
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wednesday 11/18


8 AM - 5 PM
OSHA 7410 Managing Excavation Hazards

8 AM - 12 PM
8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Part One (Continues on Thursday)

8 AM - 9:30 AM
Internal Safety Audits

8 AM - 9 AM
MSCA: New Employee Orientation & Annual Refresher Training

9 AM - 10:30 AM
COVID-19 & Workers' Compensation Panel

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Public Sector Update

11 AM - 12:30 PM
SafetyFest Networking Opportunity

1 PM - 3 PM
Safety Leadership & Engagement

1 PM - 2 PM
Drug & Alcohol Abuse During the Pandemic

2 PM - 4:30 PM
ABC Clinic - Wednesday Session
-Unemployment Insurance Benefits
-Unemployment Insurance Contributions

2 PM - 3 PM
Trenchbox Safety

3 PM - 5 PM
COVID-19 & Stress Relief

4 PM - 5 PM
Conducting Ergonomic Assessments in the Time of COVID

Thursday 11/19


8 AM - 5 PM
OSHA 7405 Fall Protection in Construction


8 AM - 12 PM
8-Hour HAZWOPER Part 2 (must select Wednesday Session to participate)


8 AM - 10 AM
How to Protect Yourself From Unemployment Insurance Fraud & What to do if You're a Victim
Radon & Asbestos in Montana

9 AM - 11 AM
Winter Driving

10 AM - 11 AM
Lead Based Paint

11 AM - 12 PM
Implementing Occupational Risk Management Into your Safety Program

Stress & Nutrition


1 PM - 2:30 PM
HAZCOM & GHS


1 PM - 2 PM

Lead Paint Safety & Risk Management


2 PM - 4:30 PM
ABC Clinic - Thursday Session
-Wage & Hour & Independent Contractor Exemptions in Montana
-Vocational Rehabilitation
-Montana Registered Apprenticeship


3 PM - 5 PM
Accountability


3 PM - 4 PM

Healthy Housing Principles for the Construction Industry


Friday 11/20


8 AM - 9 AM
Respiratory Protection


10 AM - 11 AM
Slips, Trips & Falls/Stairways & Ladders

11 AM - 12:30 PM
Electrical Safety


1 PM - 2 PM

Let it Snow: if the Snow Removal Apparatus is Installed


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