This week 660 Montana employers and employees will attend SafetyFestMT in Missoula. The week-long safety training conference, hosted by WorkSafeMT, is dedicated to improving safety in Montana's workplaces -- which have some of the highest injury rates in the country. Moderator John Gottbreht says this is the 5th year for the workshops that are dedicated to promote work place safety.(That interview is attached below)

 

Registration is closed for the Missoula classes but there will be another SafetyFestMT in Billings at the end of February.

WorkSafeMT is a non-profit organization and public-private collaborative effort of business, labor and state agency leaders, health care providers, injured workers, and workers' compensation insurers. It was created with the purpose of addressing Montana's poor work safety record and improving Montana's stay at work/return to work system by promoting effective safety programs and providing free safety training. Established in 2008, the group initially received funding from the 2009 legislature. For more information on WorkSafeMT and its programs, visit here.