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OSHA Offers Free Active Shooter, Workplace Safety Training
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry's Safety & Health Bureau is announcing its 2018 season of SafetyFestMT free training opportunities. Dates and locations of these events are listed below. Registration is now open for the Kalispell SafetyFestMT event. Details regarding the Miles City and Lewiston, Montana, SafetyFestMT training events have not been finalized. If you are interested in the training offered in these locations, check back with their webpage often.
January 8—11, 2018:
Kalispell SafetyFestMT 2018
Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, Montana 59901
May 15 - 17, 2018:
Miles City SafetyFestMT 2018
Miles Community College
August 14-16, 2018:
Lewiston SafetyFestMT 2018
The Kalispell event is being held with 55 topics on the agenda. Topics include but are not limited to those listed below.
- HAZWOPER 40-hour Training and 8-hour Refresher
- OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Construction
- General Industry classes
- Machine Guarding
- Active Shooter
- Defensive Driving
- Workplace Violence
- Workers Comp 101
- Stay at Work/Return to Work
- First Aid/CPR/AED
Just as the needs of each community in Montana are diverse and unique, so is each SafetyFestMT. Along with a core curriculum of classes, SafetyFestMT provides classes that are geared toward specific needs of the region. Whether you are a seasoned safety professional or just getting started, you can choose only the topics that apply to you and your business. SafetyFestMT has the tools to help you create a culture of safety in your workplace. The Montana Department of Labor On-Site Consultation Program participates by providing quality training, promotion of OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program services, and networks with area businesses. SafetyFestMT is free and open to anyone that wants to attend. The Montana DOL hosts four SafetyFestMT events throughout the state each year, training an average of 1,500 people. For more information on SafetyFestMT, you can visit their website at www.safetyfestmt.com.
OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program offers free, confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states and several territories, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. On-site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. Consultants from the state's agency, such as Montana DOL, work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs. In Montana, OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program services are provided through the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Safety and Health Bureau - Consultation Program. Additional information about OSHA is available at www.osha.gov or 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).
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