A Brief History

SafetyFestMT started when a group of concerned Montanans decided to change the state’s safety culture. The idea was straightforward: provide high-quality safety training for Montana’s workers at little or no cost, in a format that meets the safety needs of the work they do.

Knowing that quality training resources already exist in Montana, the SafetyFestMT planning team wanted to enhance and provide entry level topics while utilizing those resources to provide more advanced safety training. The team also began looking for partners who could go above and beyond to provide additional resources need to move SafetyFestMT from an idea to an event.

Five Partners, each deeply committed to improving Montana’s safety performance, stepped up to provide the SafetFestMT founding support and resources:

Liberty Mutual: A provider of private worker’s compensation insurance servicing Montana
Montana Contractors Compensation Fund: A self-insuring group providing workers’ compensation insurance to its members
Montana Department of Labor & Industry:
Montana State Fund: A state-based provider of workers’ compensation insurance serving Montana
WorkSafetMT: A not-for-profit private organization that promotes workplace safety