Course Material

Note: This page contains the most updated versions of course materials offered by SafetyFestMT and are not event specific.


Aging Workforce

Instructor - Britani Laughery

Older workers are a growing percentage of the workforce. In 2009, the US Dept. of Labor ranked Montana workers as the 8th oldest in the country. This presentation identifies areas of concern, works through misconceptions and addresses the unique challenges facing the safety profession. Organizations with a higher percentage of workers over the age of 40 will benefit most from this material.

PowerPoint Slide Show - Aging Workforce


Be Red Cross Ready

Instructor - Kevin Mursz

Be Red Cross Ready is a home preparedness tool designed to create a 72-hour emergency supply kit, which can be stored in the home, garage, or even in a vehicle where it would be easily accessible if evacuating due to a fire or other sudden emergency. Having this kit on hand is essential as it provides a sense of normalcy for the family, peace of mind, and suitability to most any situation they may have to face. Also includes “Ready Rating” a 125-point business disaster preparedness plan, and “Map Your Neighborhood” to help locate resources next door.

PowerPoint - Be Red Cross Ready Presentation
PowerPoint - Ready Rating


Bloodborne Pathogens: OSHA 30hr General Industry

Instructor - Judy Murphy

Learn to protect workers from the risk of exposure to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS as well as other potential infectious materials, in compliance with OSHA’s Blood Borne Pathogens standards. First aid team members, housekeeping personnel, nurses and other health care providers are examples of workers who may be at risk.

PowerPoint - Bloodborne Pathogens


Confined Spaces: OSHA 30hr General Industry

Instructor - Joe Wolf

This class will enable participants to control safety and health hazards associated with permitrequired 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. Class features workshops on confined space classification permits and program evaluation.

PowerPoint - Confined Spaces
PowerPoint - Confined Spaces 05


Defensive Driving

Instructor - Thom Danenhower

This is a 4-hour class on becoming a better defensive driver. The course discusses a wide array of dangerous driving conditions and behaviors and makes suggestions to recognize and react properly to these hazards and conditions. The course provides a work booklet and certificate and is a nationally-recognized course. Participants may receive an insurance discount by mailing the certificate to their auto insurance company.

PowerPoint Slide Show - Defensive Driving


Defusing Hostile Behavior in the Workplace

Instructor - John Duezabou

This class teaches students the stages that people go through before they become violent. It shows how to recognize the behavioral and verbal signs of the levels of increasing agitation and hostility in customers and colleagues, and then gives tips on how to respond to deescalate the situation at each level. Students also learn how to effectively set limits on what is acceptable behavior.

PowerPoint - Defusing Hostile Behavior


Effective Safety Management Systems

Instructor - Mike Preller

This class will teach the knowledge needed to develop an effective safety and health management system. This class helps employers understand federal and state requirements for safety programs. Emphasis will be on a proactive approach. Class includes: the Montana Safety Culture Act; OSHA’s approach to safety and health management; job hazard analysis; developing an annual safety action plan; and discussion about the benefits of an effective safety system.

PowerPoint - Effective Safety and Health Management Systems Word - OSHA Self Inspection Checklist
PowerPoint - Hazard ID Word - Safety Committee Info
PowerPoint - Safety and Health Pays PDF - OSHA Small Business
PowerPoint - Job Hazard Analysis PDF - OSHA Training Requirements
PowerPoint - Safety Committee PDF - OSHA Job Hazard Analysis

Electrical Safety in the Workplace: OSHA 10hr and 30hr General Industry

This class addresses electrical safety requirements necessary for the safeguarding of employees during activities such as the installation, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment. This class will review the National Fire Protection Agency 70E Regulations for electrical safety in the workplace.

PowerPoint - Electrical Safety OSHA 10hr PowerPoint - Electrical Safety OSHA 30hr
PDF - Safe Work Practices OSHA 10hr and 30hr PDF - Worker Training and PPE OSHA 10hr and 30hr

Emergency Action Plans and Fire Protection: OSHA 10hr General Industry

Instructor - Ed Dawes

This class explains how to set up an emergency evacuation plan, including selection of proper exits, where do people gather after exiting, and are you prepared for a workplace emergency?

Video - Dust Explosion at Imperial Sugar Word - OSHA GI Code EAP and Fire
PowerPoint - Exit Routes-1910 Word - OSHA Construction Code EAP and Fire
PowerPoint - Fire Gen & Brigades Word - Training OSHA Required at a Glance
PowerPoint - Flammables & Combustibles Word - Training Req OSHA Long Form
Word - OSHA Fire Safety Advisor Word - Emergency Action Sample Plan

Ergonomics - OSHA 10hr Construction

Instructor - Vidya Balasubramanian

This class is designed to reduce and prevent repetitive stress injuries. Ergonomics (the science of adjusting the job to fit the body’s needs) can prevent repetitive stress injuries, which comprise more than 100 different types of job-induced injuries and illnesses resulting from wear and tear on the body. These injuries also occur as a result of heavy lifting, awkward posture, repetitive motion, or a combination of these factors.

PowerPoint - Ergonomics


Ergonomics - OSHA 30hr General Industry

Instructor - Judy Murphy

This class is designed to reduce and prevent repetitive stress injuries. Ergonomics (the science of adjusting the job to fit the body’s needs) can prevent repetitive stress injuries, which comprise more than 100 different types of job-induced injuries and illnesses resulting from wear and tear on the body. These injuries also occur as a result of heavy lifting, awkward posture, repetitive motion, or a combination of these factors.

PDF - Computer Workstation and Back Safety
PDF - Ergonomics
Video - Ergonomics


Fall Protection

Instructor - Keith Wing

Falls from elevations account for one third of construction deaths. Almost all sites have unprotected sides and edges. Injuries from falls or falling objects may result if these hazards are not controlled. This class provides OSHA requirements for guardrail systems, fall protection systems and personal fall arrest.

PowerPoint - Fall Protection
Word - Fall Protection Handout
Word - Fall Protection Quiz


Fleet Safety

Instructor - Stacey Hemming

Learn how to minimize commercial trucking crashes, fatalities, and injuries on Montana highways by utilizing the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. CSA tracks all carriers and issues a monthly report documenting seven basic categories including unsafe driving. All carriers and all drivers are impacted by this monthly scoring, allowing carriers to be contacted earlier in order to address safety problems before crashes occur. CSA measures safety performance, using inspection and crash results to identify carriers whose behaviors could reasonably lead to crashes. The program collects and analyzes data so enforcement officials and carrier safety personnel can intervene to improve safety on our roads.

PowerPoint - Fleet Safety


Hazard Assessment: OSHA 10hr Construction

Instructor - Joe Wolf

PowerPoint - Hazard Assessment


Hazard Assessment: OSHA 30hr Construction

Instructor - Joe Wolf

PowerPoint - Hazard Assessment


Haz-Com: OSHA 30hr General Industry

Instructor - Marilyn Cameron

This class details the proper use of MSDSs, labeling of containers and compiling a complete list of the hazardous chemicals used in your workplace. It will include compliance with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.

PDF - Hazard Communication


HAZWOPER 8hr Refresher

Instructor - Lee Harbour

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.

PDF - HAZWOPER Refresher Notes
Word - HAZWOPER 8hr Refresher


Health Hazards: OSHA 10hr Construction

Instructor - Joe Wolf

This class will show how to identify and control common construction health hazards such as dust, silica (concrete) and lead.

PowerPoint - Health Hazards


Health Hazards: OSHA 30hr Construction

Instructor - Joe Wolf

This class will show how to identify and control common construction health hazards such as dust, silica (concrete) and lead.

PowerPoint - Health Hazards


Intro to Industrial Hygiene: OSHA 30hr General Industry

Instructor - Judy Murphy

This class introduces IH principles of recognition, evaluation and control of hazards in the work environment. Topics include hazardous compounds, noise, thermal stress and ergonomics, industrial hygiene surveys, sampling methods, engineering and administrative controls, and personal protective equipment.

PowerPoint - Intro to Industrial Hygiene


Intro to OSHA: OSHA 30hr Construction

Instructor - Mike Preller

This class helps small business owners gain an understanding of OSHA operations and how to prevent workplace injuries. It includes OSHA background, standards, the inspection process, implementing a safety and health program, and available assistance.

PowerPoint - Intro to OSHA 30hr Construction
PDF - Intro to OSHA Handout


Intro to OSHA: OSHA 30hr General Industry

Instructor - Ed Dawes

This class helps small business owners gain an understanding of OSHA operations and how to prevent workplace injuries. It includes OSHA background, standards, the inspection process, implementing a safety and health program, and available assistance.

PowerPoint - Intro to OSHA 30hr General Industry
PDF - Intro to OSHA Handout


Intro to OSHA: OSHA 10hr General Industry

Instructor - Mike Preller

This class helps small business owners gain an understanding of OSHA operations and how to prevent workplace injuries. It includes OSHA background, standards, the inspection process, implementing a safety and health program, and available assistance.

PowerPoint - Intro to OSHA 10hr General Industry
PDF - Intro to OSHA Handout


Job Specific Stretching

Instructor - Diana Notis

Explore stretching techniques for work-related activities from office computing to “in the field” services. Safe, specific stretches will be demonstrated with emphasis on areas that most contribute to work-related repetitive strain injuries. Includes exercises for carpal tunnel symptoms, tennis elbow, cervical, shoulders, and back.

PowerPoint - Job Specific Stretching Word - CTS, Tennis Elbow
Word - Neck and Shoulders Word - Back
Word - Hot Pack

Lockout/Tagout

Instructor - Marvin Kron

Learn to prevent the unexpected startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service activities by developing and implementing lockout-tagout procedures. OSHA guidelines will also be addressed

PowerPoint - Lockout/Tagout


Making Safety Training Fun

Instructor - Marilyn Cameron

Safety professionals often train others, but sometimes that training is boring. Marilyn Cameron will share tips for bringing life to safety training, helping avoid the glazed eyes and snores that strike fear into the heart of a presenter.

Word - How to Make Your Safety Training More Fun


Management and Prevention of Lower Back Pain

Instructor: Jeff Reese

The objective of this course is to go beyond what we typically see in safety literature regarding back injury prevention. 80% of the population will experience some form of back pain in their life and of this, 90% will involve the low back. Here we will take a closer look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the back revealing what we know and don’t know about low back pain. We will also discuss several strategies used to resolve such pain issues.

PDF - Management and Prevention of Lower Back Pain


Motor Vehicles: OSHA 30hr Construction

Instructor - Mike Preller

Motor Vehicles is for workers who want to know about motor vehicles, mechanized equipment, rollover protective structures, overhead protection, signs, signals, and/or barricades.

PowerPoint - Motor Vehicles


Personal Protective Equipment: OSHA 10hr Construction

Instructor - Joe Wolf

This class will cover Personal Protective Equipment, including its necessity, proper PPE selection, and limitations. PPE CFR standard will be addressed as well as training requirements, and donning doffing procedures.

PowerPoint - PPE OSHA 30hr Construction


Personal Protective Equipment: OSHA 30hr Construction

Instructor - Joe Wolf

This class will cover Personal Protective Equipment, including its necessity, proper PPE selection, and limitations. PPE CFR standard will be addressed as well as training requirements, and donning doffing procedures.

PowerPoint - PPE OSHA  30hr Construction


Personal Protective Equipment: OSHA 10hr General Industry

Instructor - Kristi Witt

This class will cover Personal Protective Equipment, including its necessity, proper PPE selection, and limitations. PPE CFR standard will be addressed as well as training requirements, and donning doffing procedures.

PowerPoint - PPE OSHA 10hr General Industry


Post Operative Rehabilitation and Early Return to Work

Instructor - AJ Bone

This presentation will review post-operative knee and shoulder rehabilitation, coupled with return to work concepts. It will include differentiating the severity of common surgeries for these joints; describing and delineating healing time frames; and review of variables that affect healing time, speed of recovery, and ultimately the functional outcome of a given surgery.

PowerPoint - Post Operative Knee and Shoulder Rehabilitation/Return to Work Concepts


Preventing Injuries: Body Mechanics

Instructor - Diana Notis

Participants will learn about safe lifting techniques to help prevent low back injury, conditioning and lifestyle activities to help with long-term low back health, the pathology of what occurs when someone injures their back and the treatment methods.

PowerPoint - Preventing Injuries


Respiratory Protection: OSHA 10hr Construction

Instructor - Joe Wolf

PowerPoint - Respiratory Protection


Respiratory Protection: OSHA 30hr Construction

Instructor - Joe Wolf

PowerPoint - Respiratory Protection


Safety Beyond 9 to 5

Instructor - Wayne Dillavou

Why is it that during business hours, most of us subscribe to safety? But when we go home, safety appears to be off our radar. Safety is important 24/7. National Safety Council statistics show seven of eight fatalities and over half of disabling injuries occur away from the job. This interactive class will examine ways to take your safety attitude home with you. Safety leaders recognize off-the-job safety is the next step to an overall safety management system.

PDF - Safety Beyond 9 to 5


Safety and Health Programs: OSHA 10hr General Industry

Instructor - Mike Preller

General Industry & Construction outreach training for workers emphasizing hazard identification, accident avoidance and control.

PowerPoint - Safety and Health Programs: General Industry

Accident Investigation

Word - Accident Investigation Report Word - Witness Statement for Accident
Word - Employee & Supervisor report of Injury Form

Job Hazard Analysis

PDF - OSHA Advisor Word - PPE Hazard Certification Forms
PDF - OSHA 3071 Word - Sample Job Hazard Analysis

Training

PDF - OSHA 2254 Word - PPE Training Certification
Word - Safety Observation Report Word - Sample Safety Policy

Safety Leadership

Instructor - Wayne Dillavou

A successful safety leadership process is required for a strong safety culture. Learn the difference between management and leadership, and how to enhance your leadership capacity.

PowerPoint - Safety Leadership


Safety Writer Lab

Instructor - Kristi Witt

A written safety plan is the first step to establishing a safety culture in your workplace. Participants will be guided through a hands-on tutorial for creating their own specific written safety plan (based on SIC codes). They will leave the class with the safety plan loaded on a flash drive.

PowerPoint - Safety Writer Presentation
Word - Safety Writer Support Material


Scaffolding: OSHA 30hr Construction

Instructor - Keith Wing

This class focuses on the safety aspects of scaffolding and current OSHA requirements. The participant is introduced to the basics of scaffolding operations from installing to dismantling. Topics include the qualification and responsibilities of the competent person and current OSHA requirements.

PDF - Scaffolding


Sleeping Disorders

Instructor - Karen Allen

An estimated 15% of the population suffers from some type of sleep disorder that makes a person feel tired, drowsy and unable to function well during the day, negatively impacting work performance. This class reviews common hindrances to a good night’s sleep and recommends remedies to improving alertness during working hours.

PowerPoint - Sleeping Disorders


Stairways and Ladders - OSHA 10hr and 30hr Construction

Instructor - Vidya Balasubramanian

Stairways & Ladders will review the safe use and maintenance of ladders and stairs. OSHA estimates there are 24,882 injuries nationwide per year due to falls from stairways and ladders. Nearly half of these are serious enough to require time off the job.

PowerPoint - Stairways and Ladders


Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work

Instructor - Jason Swant

Learn about best practice stay at work/return to work recommendations for safe and effective return to work following a workplace injury. Learn how to use a workability form to improve communication between the health care provider, injured worker and the injured worker’s employer.

PowerPoint - Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work


Supervising for Safety

Instructor: John Cummings

This MT Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) training program is specifically customized for first time supervisors all the way through to Mayors and City Attorney’s. It is designed to cover the basics of managing a workforce both legally and effectively. Training topics include current employment law and regulations along with effective management policies and techniques in an effort to help minimize employment related liability and reduce the likelihood of managerial errors.

PowerPoint - Supervising for Safety


The Missing Link to Reducing Work Comp Costs

Instructor: Fred Miller

Using real world insurance examples, this class explores the connection between safety and your bottom line. Having a written safety plan will help reduce work-related injuries, improve productivity and grow the bottom line. Participants will learn about requirements for joining Montana workers’ compensation group rated plans. Those attending will go online to create a custom–designed, OSHAapproved written safety plan for their business, and will leave with that plan (saved to a flash drive) to take back to their workplace.

PowerPoint - The Missing Link to Reducing Work Comp Costs


Tools: OSHA 30hr Construction

Instructor: Ed Dawes

This class addresses OSHA guidelines for the proper use of hand and power tools commonly used in construction activities. Additional topics include powder-actuated tools, chainsaws, and nominal PPE and other protective requirements. Ergonomic concerns including tool design, proper mechanics, and commonly occurring tool-induced Material Safety Data Sheets will also be discussed.

PowerPoint -Tools Presentation
PDF - Nail Gun Safety
Word - OSHA Training Requirements at a Glance
Word - Tools Standards


Trenching and Excavation

Instructor: Keith Wing

Learn about hazards commonly found in trenching and excavating work. Topics include cave-ins and other highly hazardous scenarios, the various types of protective systems such as shields or sloping configurations, soils classification and testing, the hazards and responsibilities of working around heavy equipment, and the duties of a competent person.

PDF - Excavation and Trenching - Test Your Knowledge
Word - Excavation and Trenching Houndout


Walking and Working Surfaces: OSHA 30hr General Industry

Instructor: Joe Wolf

Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry injuries, causing 15% of accidental deaths. This class will address OSHA requirements for walking & working surfaces, and how to identify those hazards. Learn how to investigate common accidents, and develop methods for preventing them.

PowerPoint - Walking and Working Surfaces


Weight Management

Instructor: Misty Curtis

Obesity is a serious problem of epidemic proportions. About 66% of Americans are above his/her ideal body weight. Obesity has adverse impacts in the workplace and negatively impacts productivity. Healthy living includes exercise, eating nutritious foods in the proper amount, and understanding our relationship with food. Class topics include an overview of obesity, obesity treatments, and safety issues for caregivers caring for obese patients.

PowerPoint - Weight Management


Work Comp 101

Instructor: Peter Strauss

This class will provide an overview of Montana’s workers’ compensation system, including the history and purpose of workers’ compensation, coverage requirements, rights and responsibilities of the employer and injured worker, benefits structure and dispute resolution process.

PowerPoint - Work Comp 101


Workplace Wellness

Instructor: Laura Rookhuizen

Worksite health promotion and safety are important issues for Montana’s employers to succeed. Learn how Montana’s Worksite Health Promotion Coalition resources can benefit your business, steps to creating an effective worksite health promotion program, how these steps relate to worksite safety and how your organization can become eligible for an Excellence in Worksite Health Promotion Award.

PowerPoint - Workplace Wellness


Young Workers

Instructor: Jason Swant
Instructor: Norella Kennedy

This class is designed to educate young workers and their employers about Montana’s young worker laws. Topics include young worker rights, work young workers cannot legally do, proof of age verification, legal working hours, safety responsibilities and what young workers should do if injured on the job.

PowerPoint - Young Workers
PDF - Young Workers


 

 
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