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Butte SafetyFestMT 2019

Butte SafetyFestMT 2019

Pre-registration for SafetyFestMT: Butte 2019 is closed.  You can still attend as a walk-in, just arrive at least 20 minutes before the class you would like to take is scheduled so you can fill out the walk-in registration form.

SafetyFestMT: Butte 2019 will be held August 13 - 15, 2019 at Highland College located at 25 Basin Creek Road in Butte.  We've got 33 topics on this year's agenda for people to choose from.  We're also partnering up with the ABC Clinics so employers can get the information they need in one place.

Topics at the Butte SafetyFest include but aren't limited to:

  • 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Training
  • MSHA Blue Card Train the Trainer
  • OSHA 10 General Industry
  • OSHA 10 Construction
  • Fall Protection in Construction OSHA 7405
  • Managing Excavation Hazards OSHA 7410
  • Silica in Construction & General Industry OSHA 7215
  • ABC Clinic Track
  • Active Shooter
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Ag/ATV Safety
  • Confined Space
  • Defensive Driving
  • Employee Engagement
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • How to Lower Your Work Comp Costs
  • Independent Contractor Exemptions in Montana
  • Machine Guarding
  • Radon & Asbestos in Montana
  • Risk Assessment
  • Walking Working Surfaces
  • Workplace Violence: Anticipating & Managing Altered Mental Status

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

If you are interested in either sponsoring the Butte SafetyFest or having an exhibitor table you can register by selecting this link.

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

Tuesday 8/13
8am - 5pm
8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher
MSHA Blue Card Train the Trainer (This class concludes Thursday 8/15)
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (This class concludes at noon on Wednesday 8/14)
Silica in Construction & General Industry OSHA 7215
8am - 10am
Ag/ATV Safety
Montana Safety Culture Act: Record Keeping & Reporting
10:30am - 12pm
Machine Guarding
Montana Safety Culture Act: Accident Investigation & Safety Committees
12:30pm - 2:30pm
OSHA Update
Public Sector Update
3pm - 5pm
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Workplace Violence: Anticipating & Managin Altered Mental Status
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Independent Contractor Exemptions in Montana
Wednesday 8/14
8am - 5pm
ABC Clinic Track
First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Managing Excavation Hazards OSHA 7410
8am - 12pm
Active Shooter Response
12:30pm - 5pm
OSHA 10-Hour Construction (This class concludes at 5pm on Thursday 8/15)
1pm - 5pm
Defensive Driving
5:30pm - 7:30pm
How to Lower Your Work Comp Costs
Thursday 8/15
8am - 5pm
Fall Protection in Construction OSHA 7405
8am - 10am
Radon & Asbestos in Montana
Risk Assessment and How to Apply Risk Management Tools
10:30am - 12pm
Confined Space
Employee Engagement
Preventing Distracted Driving
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Walking Working Surfaces
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Active Shooter

Work Comp FMLA & ADA Oh My!

Class Descriptions

Various Presenters
Wednesday 8am – 4:30pm Room 110

Attendees can register for the entire track or choose the topics listed below that apply to their business needs.

8am – 10am What You Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance
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  

10:15am – 12pm Workers’ Compensation, Job Service Labor Market Information, Registered Apprenticeship & New Hire Reporting
In this presentation the presenter will review the basics of the Montana Workers’ Compensation System and discuss changes to medical benefits through the new drug formulary.  In addition, the financial impact of uninsured employers on system costs will be discussed, focusing understanding insurance modification factors for employers. Participants will be guided through a series of questions and answers that respond to common employer concerns.
The Labor Market Information session will include local, regional and statewide statistical data.   Attendees will learn how occupational data can be utilized for setting and maintaining rates of pay for staff and for maintaining job market competitiveness, by utilizing current wage data for recruiting and retention purposes.  Subject matter will include how projections and industry data can be utilized for strategic planning and economic development including: staff training and development, addressing potential work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities, and analyzing current industry trends.
The Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program assists businesses to develop and install apprenticeship programs. Currently there around 80 apprenticeable occupations in Montana

12:30pm – 1:30pm Family & Medical Leave Act
In this presentation, attendees will learn how the Family & Medical Leave Act Works.

1:30pm – 2pm Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve 
Montana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and agency of the Department of Defense, presents an overview of the Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act as it pertains to the employment of Guard and Reserve members. ESGR works to develop and promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees.

2:10pm – 3:40pm Wage & Hour 
The Wage and Hour unit will present an overview of wage and hour laws, child labor laws and prevailing wage laws.

3:40pm – 4:30pm Montana Department of Revenue Updates
The Department of Revenue will provide a broad overview of the taxes administered by the department. The focus of the presentation will center on E-File applications that will aid the business in their filing requirements. 
New beginning in 2019!  Form MW-4 “Montana Employee’s Withholding and Exemption Certificate” is a new form available for Montana employees to calculate their Montana income tax withholding.
• Due to changes in federal tax laws, the federal Form W-4 should not be used by new employees for the calculation of Montana income tax withholding.
• If current employees are satisfied with the Montana withholding, they do not need to complete the new Form MW-4 unless they are claiming an exemption from withholding.
Patrick Hoy, PJJH Survival Perspectives
Thursday 12:30pm – 2:30pm Room 119
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?”
Alain Burrese, Reflex & Protect
Wednesday 8am – 12pm Room 119
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. In this interactive class, you will learn things to increase your survivability during that gap between when violence begins, and law enforcement arrives. Topics include gun-disarms, barricading techniques, dealing with knife attacks, ambush techniques, working as a team, stop the bleeding, understanding cover vs concealment, disaster response psychology, combat breathing, developing a survivor’s mindset, and other critical tactics, techniques and strategies to save lives. 
Jim Larson, Montana Farm Bureau
Tuesday8am -10am Room 119
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 foot wear.  It will also cover using a machine that is age appropriate and why having more than one rider on one machine is dangerous.
Keith Ouzts, Montana Contractor’s Association
Thursday 10:20am – 12pm Room 110
This class enables participants to control safety and health hazards associated with permit required confined space entry.  Technical topics include recognition of confined space hazards, basic information about instrumentation used to evaluate atmospheric hazards, and general permit space ventilation techniques.  The class features workshops on confined space classification permits and program evaluation.
Montana Department of Administration, Risk Management & Tort Division
Wednesday 1pm – 5pm Room 119
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.
Kirk Smith, Montana State Fund
Thursday 10:30am – 12pm Room 114
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. 
Rob Wesston, University of Utah
Thursday 8am – 5pm Room 117
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.
David Fox, Fox Safety LLC
Monday10:30am – 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.
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday 8am – 5pm Room 114
This class focuses on recognizing a medical emergency, making the decision to help, identifying hazards, ensuring personal safety, and activating the EMS system. Additional topics include initial assessment, establishing and maintaining an open airway, rescue breathing, chest compressions, treating for shock, control of bleeding, use and operations of automatic external defibrillators, and related first aid.
DLI Safety & Health Bureau
Thursday 8am – 10am Room 110
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.
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday 8am – 5pm Room 114
This class meets OSHA requirements for 8 hours of annual refresher training and is designed for 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.
Bryan Page, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday 5:30pm – 7pm Room 110
Learn how to control your workers compensation cost. This class covers the cost drivers of workers’ compensation and how to control them.
Dallas Cox, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Independent Contractor Unit
Tuesday5:30pm – 7pm Room 119
Everything you wanted to know about Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate and Construction Contractor Registration but were afraid to ask.
Keith Ouzts, Montana Contractors Association
Tuesday10:30am – 12pm Room 119
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.
Rob Wesston, University of Utah
Wednesday 8am – 5pm Room 117
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. 
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday10:30am – 12pm Room 110
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 Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday8am – 10am Room 110
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.
Phillip Dahl, Mining Safety & Health Agency
Tuesday – Thursday 8am – 5pm Room 123
The purpose of this course is to fulfill the requirement to become an MSHA approved (blue card) instructor. You must satisfactorily demonstrate that you have the knowledge and ability to teach. Candidates for MSHA approved instructor must have relevant mining experience and/or education related to the mining industry. At the end of the course students will be able to distinguish the difference between regulations pertaining to Part 46 & Part 48, navigate and use the 30 CFR, and discuss training plan requirements according to the 30 CFR. Students will also be able to identify and discuss the 5 elements of Part 48 training programs as well as complete 5000-23 forms to properly record training when given various scenarios.
As part of this course, each student will be required to develop and present no more than two 5-minute safety presentations and one final 15-minute presentation.
It is recommended that each student bring a detailed resume along with copies of his or hers 5000-23 training certificates for the last few years. These documents are required to be submitted to the district office along with a formal application that MSHA will provide.
There is no prerequisite to take this class. Class size will be limited to 12 people. The district manager will have final approval for MSHA instructors. Your application will be reviewed by the Educational Field Services Specialist and forwarded to the district manager. 
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Wednesday (12:30pm – 5pm) & Thursday (8am – 5pm) Room 112
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.
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday (8am – 5pm) – Wednesday (8am – 12pm) Room 112
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.
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday 12:30pm – 2:30pm Room 119
This course targets employers and employees in the private sector and will cover OSHA’s latest Emphasis Programs.  
Montana Department of Administration Risk Management and Tort Defense Division
Thursday 10am – 12pm Room 119
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.
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Tuesday12:30pm – 2:30pm Room 110
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.
John Podolinsky, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Thursday 8am – 10am Room 114
Asbestos, radon, and meth labs are popular media topics and public concerns.  Come join the Department of Environmental Quality and learn about radon and asbestos and how they are regulated in Montana. 
Mark Rosenleaf, Montana State Fund
Thursday 8am – 10am Room 119
By increasing safety in the workplace, we can reduce the number of job-related incidents.  This results in healthier, happier employees, and increased production and profits.  This class will introduce you to Risk Management, and we’ll discuss some of the tools that you can use to effectively manage risk within your organization.  
Robert Wesston, University of Utah
Tuesday 8am – 5pm Room 117
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.
Shawn McLain, DLI Safety & Health Bureau
Thursday 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 119
Participants who take this class will learn about the final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry as falls from heights and on the same level (working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths.


Matt Chambers and John Pavao, Montana Department of Administration
Thursday 12:30pm – 2:30pm Room 110
Matt Chambers, State Early Return-to-Work Officer, and John Pavao, State Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, will guide you through a complex and challenging worker’s compensation scenario that ties in an employee’s rights and an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).   Melissa, our employee in this scenario, trips and bumps her head in the employer’s stairwell.  What are Melissa’s rights and the employer’s responsibilities under workers’ compensation?  How about FMLA and ADA?  Is Melissa’s injury a “serious health condition” under the FMLA?  When should Melissa’s employer begin the interactive process?  At what point does her injury become a disability under the ADA?  Is Melissa’s employer required to provide reasonable accommodations?  If Melissa’s employer offers her transitional or light duty assignment, does she have to accept it?  What could Melissa, her manager, and the HR staff have done differently in this scenario?  Join this interactive session to find out the answers to these and other common questions related to workers’ comp, FMLA, and ADA!

Lorri Deplazes, RN CHSP CSSBB
Tuesday3pm – 5pm Room 119
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

Reflex Protect

Alain Burrese, J.D., is the Director of Active Defense Training for Reflex Protect and the author of Survive A Shooting: Strategies to Survive Active Shooters and Terrorist Attacks. He is a former U.S. Army Sniper, a fifth-degree black belt, and a certified active shooter response instructor (Safariland Group). He is the author of 8 books, 11 instructional DVDs, and numerous articles. He’s appeared on various radio and television shows discussing safety and active shooter response, including the PBS Documentary: Active Shooter: Are Montana Colleges Ready? 

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. 
Montana Department of Administration, Workers Comp Management Bureau
Matt Chambers is the Return to Work Coordinator at the Worker’s Compensation Management Bureau of the Department of Administration. Matt started in August of 2014 bringing 15+ years of experience in Safety, Worker’s Compensation/Loss Control and other related fields. Matt is a Kansas City, Missouri native and previously has worked for the Montana Department of Transportation (11 years) and the US ARMY (8 years). Matt has an Associate Degree in Applied Science – Majoring in Hazardous Material Management and authorized by the OSHA Institute as a Construction and General Industry outreach trainer.  You will find that Matt has strong communication skills, professional enthusiasm and great respect for the WCMB mission and responsibility. 
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.  
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. 
Phillip Dahl worked 26 years for Homestake Mining Company in Creede, Co, Lead/Deadwood, South Dakota and the McLaughlin gold project in Northern California.  Worked 4 years for Stillwater Mining Company as the loss control manager at the East Boulder operation. Phillip has worked as an underground miner, senior mill operator, refinery operator, refinery foreman, safety specialist, and loss control manager.
Graduate of the U.S. Mine Academy - Beckley, West Virginia
B.S. Degree in Management – Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA
Degree in Networking Technology – Empire College, Santa Rosa, Ca
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Molly attended Montana Tech where she received her bachelor’s 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.
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.
The Risk Management & Tort Defense Division provides training programs designed to assist state agencies to reduce their risks and prevent exposure to claims/losses
The Unemployment Insurance Division collects unemployment taxes paid by Montana employers and distributes benefits to claimants.
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. 
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.
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.
Montana Department of Administration
John provides leadership and direction to Montana state government in the areas of equal opportunity policy and program development, the American’s with Disabilities Act, affirmative action, diversity, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.  His educational background includes a bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University, and a Master’s Certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University.  John received a professional certification as an ADA Coordinator from the University of Missouri- College of Human and Environmental Sciences, School of Architectural Studies in 2013. 
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.  
Montana State Fund
Mark has been a Safety Management Consultant with Montana State Fund since 2002.  Prior to that, he was a Safety Engineer at the Idaho National Lab near Idaho Falls.  Mark also spent a year in the mining industry where he worked at Barrick Goldstrike Mine in Nevada and for Luzenac Talc in Three Forks, MT.  
Mark earned a BS in Occupational Safety and Health from MT Tech in 1998 and went on to earn his MS in Industrial Technology from the University of Idaho in 2002.  Since coming to Montana State Fund, Mark has earned an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certifications.  
Mark is an advocate of managing Leading Indicators, investigating close calls and creating Job Safety Analysis.  If he can rid Montana of employee injuries, he’ll quit work, move to Rock Creek, and go rafting and fishing.  If he can’t rid Montana of injury by 2034, he’ll retire and go rafting and fishing anyway.  Mark lives in Butte with his wife Heidi and daughter Laura while his daughter Mackenzie is a junior at the University of Montana.    
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.
Robert Weston, CSP
University of Utah
Robert Weston has been working in the safety and health field for over 16 years, in that time he has worked in a wide variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, mining and petrochemical.  He is a Certified Safety Professional and has a Masters Degree in Occupational Safety and Health.  He is currently the Vice President and Senior Safety Specialist at Safety Management and Training Solutions where he specializes in safety and health training, consulting, and management programs.  He enjoys training, that is one of the reasons he works with the OSHA Training Centers to help as many people as possible understand how to identify workplace hazards and help reduce the number of injuries so everyone can enjoy a long and healthy life.  When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and when the time allows, working on his leathercraft hobby.