Havre SafetyFestMT 2017

Havre SafetyFestMT

Registration for SafetyFestMT: Havre 2017 is Closed.  If you are still interested in attending the Havre SafetyFest you may attend as a walk-in.  If you have any questions please contact Casey Kyler-West at 406-444-5267 or by email at ckylerwest@mt.gov.

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Below is the agenda for SafetyFestMT: Havre 2017. If you would like a downloadable version of the agenda click here.click here.

Tuesday 5/23

8am - 5pm
First Aid/CPR/AED
OSHA 10-Hour Construction (Continues on Wednesday)

8am - 10am
Ag/ATV Safety
Workplace Violence: Anticipating & Managing Altered Mental Status & Violent Situations

8:30am - 10am
Safety & Health Programs

10:30am - 12pm
Emergency Exits & Fire Prevention Plans
OSHA Update: What's New for 2017
Public Sector Compliance Update

12:30pm - 2:30pm
MSCA: Record Keeping & Reporting
Unemployment Insurance Tax Presentation

1pm - 2:30pm
Personal Protective Equipment

3pm - 5pm
Confined Space/Lock Out Tag Out
MSCA: Task & Refresher Training
Profiting From Safety

Wednesday 5/24

8am - 5pm
HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher
MSHA Surface Annual Refresher
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Continues Thursday)

8am - 12pm
OSHA 10-Hour Construction (Continued from Tuesday)

8am - 10am
MSCA: Self Inspection & Audits

10:30am - 12pm
Cargo Securement

1pm - 5pm
Defensive Driving

1pm - 2:30pm
Forklift Safety

3pm - 5pm
Rigging Safety: Hoisting with Slings & Chains

Thursday 5/25

8am - 12pm
OSHA 10 General Industry (Continued from Wednesday)

8am - 10am
Preventing Distracted Driving
Radon & Asbestos in Montana

10:30am - 12pm
Hazardous Waste 101
Intro to OSHA
Plan to Live

12:30pm - 2pm
Farm Safety

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Water Quality 101
Work Comp 101

1pm - 2:30pm
How to Create a Fun & Effective Safety Meeting

3pm - 5pm
Air Quality 101
Body Mechanics for Transportation
Opencut Mine Permitting
Stay at Work/Return to Work
What a Safety Coordinator Does



Class Descriptions

Jim Larson, Montana Farm Bureau

Tuesday     8am -10am      Room 202 Brockman Center
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.

Body Mechanics for Transportation
Northern Montana Hospital
Thursday    3pm - 5pm   Room 202 Brockman Center
Montana is big state and many of us travel hundreds of miles on a weekly basis for our jobs.  This course covers stretches for those who spend a lot of time on the road, as well as safe lifting techniques. You can maintain a healthful fitness level no matter where you may be. Participants in this course will also learn what to expect in a CDL DOT physical and why it’s important.  If you spend a lot of time on Montana’s highways for your job, this class is for you.

James Killham

Wednesday    12:30pm – 2:30pm    Room 105 – Sullivan Hall
This class will cover the following topics:
I.    Intro to Cargo Securement
II.    Fundamentals of Carto Securement
a.    North American Cargo Securement Standard
b.    Components of a Securement System
c.    Containing, Immobilizing, and Securing Cargo
d.    Inspection Requirements
Participants will also learn how to secure: logs, dressed lumber and similar building materials, metal coils, paper rolls, concrete pipe loaded crosswise, intermodal containers securement, automobiles, light trucks and vans, heavy equipment, and machinery, flattened or crushed vehicles, roll-on/roll-off and hook-lift containers, and large boulders.

Keith Ouzts, Montana Contractor’s Association
Tuesday        3pm – 5pm    Room 202 Brockman Center
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 209 Brockman Center
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.

Fred Miller, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday        10:30am – 12pm    Room 211 Brockman Center
How would you escape from your workplace in an emergency? Do you know where are all the exits are in case your first choice is too crowded? Are you sure the doors will be unlocked and that the exit access, such as a hallway, will not be blocked during a fire, explosion or other crisis? Knowing the answers to these questions could keep you safe during an emergency.

Justin Loch, Montana Farmer’s Union

Thursday     12:30pm – 2:30pm    Room 202 Brockman Center
The goal of this class is to educate and help prevent farm/ranch related accidents or deaths. It is a comprehensive guide to common farm safety issues: PTO’s, Roll over Protection, Grain Bins & Augers, Livestock Handling, Transporting Equipment, Handling Chemicals, Electrical Safety and Behavioral Hazards and Child Safety.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday        8am – 5pm    Room 105 Brockman Center
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.  Note: Due to the high demand for this class, you must be in class at 8am.  Anyone who is late could lose their spot to someone that is on the waitlist.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Thursday     1pm – 2:30pm         Room 203 Brockman Center
There are more than 100 fatalities and nearly 100,000 injuries annually due to unsafe forklift operations.  This training covers general safety rules, pre-operational and operational inspections, controlling the forklift, load handling, turning radius, center of gravity, the stability triangle, safety procedures for refueling, charging and batteries, and the importance of maintenance.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Thursday     10:30am – 12pm    Room 209 Brockman Center
The presentation will provide a basic overview on hazardous waste regulations.  We will cover aspects such as hazardous waste identification, generator types, registration requirements, disposal options, and common noncompliance issues.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Wednesday     8am – 5pm    Room 105 Brockman Center
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.

Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Thursday    1pm – 2:30pm    Room 203 Brockman Center
This class focuses on the basics of a safety meeting coupled with some fun yet practical suggestions for engaging your audience, making safety meetings less boring, more fun and effective and less stressful for the conductor. The instructor David de Fer will share some practical tips and stories based on over 30 years of experience as a construction worker and 7 years as a professional educator and safety professional.

Dave de Fer, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Thursday    10:30am -12pm        Room 203 Brockman Center
Participants that take this class will learn about their rights as a worker and the reasons behind OSHA.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday        12:30pm – 2:30pm    Room 209 Brockman Center
This session highlights 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.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Wednesday    8am – 10am    Room 209 Brockman Center
This session will highlight the MSCA requirements and importance of thorough periodic self-inspections. We will touch on available tools to assist Public & Private Sector employers with the process and provide a chance for participants to review scenarios and identify hazards.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday        3pm – 5pm     Room 209 Brockman Center
This session will highlight task-specific and refresher training in the workplace. Provisions of the Montana Safety Culture Act and various OSHA requirements will be examined. The second half of this session will provide employers with a sample training program that can be adapted to their specific workplace.

Jim Burrows, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Wednesday    8am – 5pm    Room 202 Brockman Center
Participants that register for this class must bring their current 5000-23 form.  If you’re an experienced miner and your 5000-23 is older than 5 years, you will have to take the New Miner Training.  If you’re an inexperienced miner and your 5000-23 is older than 3 years, you will have to take New Miner Training.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday (8am – 5pm) - Wednesday (8am -12pm)        Room 203 Brockman Center
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

Wednesday (8am – 5pm) – Thursday (8am – 12pm)    Room 211 Brockman Center
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        10:30am – 12:00pm    Room 202 Brockman Center
This course focuses on the private sector and covers the latest OSHA Emphasis Programs.

Fred Miller, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday        1pm – 2:30pm      Room 211 Brockman Center
This course helps participants determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present in the workplace, what types of personal protective equipment is needed.

Plan to Live-Construction and Agriculture
Kris MIller, Montana State Fund
Thursday    10:30am - 12pm   Room 202 Brockman Center
Plan to Live’ explores the causal factors of actual fatality and serious injury investigations.  
The real-world investigations are representative of work that Contractors, Ranchers, Farmers and others do every day.  Study what happened in these situations.  How can you set up your work to have a successful outcome?  

The focus is on prevention…how can you ‘Plan (the work) to live.’

Montana Department of Administration Risk Management and Tort Defense Division

Thursday    8am – 10am     Room 209 Brockman Center
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.

Fred Miller, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday        3pm – 5pm    Room 211 Brockman Center
Using real world insurance examples, this class explores the direct connection between safety and an improved bottom line. Making safety a priority in your business or organization will help reduce work-related injuries, improve productivity, and produce greater quality in your service or products. Requirements for joining Montana workers’ compensation group rated plans will be reviewed, as well as tips for negotiating your workers’ comp policy renewal. The last 30 minutes of the class will be used to download the Safety Writer program from the University of South Florida. This provides a working template that is the first step toward implementing an effective safety culture, and will satisfy insurance requirements for a written safety plan

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday        10:30am – 12:00pm    Room 209 Brockman Center
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 203 Brockman Center
Asbestos and radon 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.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Wednesday    3pm – 5pm     Room 203 Brockman Center
This class will give a brief overview of some the basics in rigging and lifting with slings and chains.

Fred Miller, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau

Tuesday        8:30am – 10am        Room 211 Brockman Center
An Effective Safety and Health program can help you reduce injuries and illnesses; improve morale and productivity; and reduce workers’ compensation costs. This course covers the basics of having an effective safety & health program in your workplace.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau

Thursday    3pm – 5pm     Room 211 Brockman Center
Learn the best practices the stay at work/return to work program 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.

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Unemployment Insurance Division

Tuesday        12:30pm – 2:30pm     Room 202 Brockman Center
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 will be 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,
•    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.  

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Thursday    12:30pm – 2pm    Room 209 Brockman Center
This presentation will give an overview of the different types and triggers for water quality permits in Montana.

Stormy Tuffield, Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Thursday    3pm - 5pm   Room 202 Brockman Center
This course will give an overview of the many responsibilities/tasks a Safety Coordinator needs to accomplish to ensure that staff has the knowledge to work safe and have a safe environment to work in.
The course will include a discussion on those tasks, such as providing safety training, conducting worksite inspections and leading accident/near misses investigations.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau

Thursday    12:30pm – 2:30pm    Room 211 Brockman Center
This class provides 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.

Lorri Deplazes, RN CHSP CSSBB
Tuesday     8am – 10am       Room 209 Brockman Center
This class 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:
  • Weapons
  • Code Grays/Mr. Muscle and Restraints
  • Policies related to Workplace Violence

What facilities should do for associate involved in WPV event
Associate responsibilities for prevention of WPV

Instructor Bios

Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Unemployment Insurance Contributions Bureau.   
Lisa graduated from Montana State University.   Over the course of her career, she has worked for the State of Montana Department of Labor & Industry and the Department of Revenue for 25 years as both a field representative and a supervisor.   She worked for the Billings Job Service for 3 years.  In addition to public service, she has worked as an accountant for a Billings tractor dealership and spent five years with New Horizons Youth Ministries working in the Dominican Republic and Indiana.   She enjoys serving the employers of Montana is based in Billings, Montana.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Gordon is a Certified Mine Safety Professional and has his surface and underground training designations from MSHA. He has his Coal Mine Foreman Papers from Colorado and Montana. He is also a certified trainer by Medic First Aid in CPR/First Aid and AED. Gordon is currently an EMT-I (Nationally and State certified).

Prior to joining the State of Montana he retired from Peabody Energy Company (largest coal company in the US) with 33 years of service in management and worked in numerous positions in the coal mining field and worked and trained at all their operations thru the years. While living in Colstrip, he worked on the county and private ambulance service for 29 years.

He operated his own safety, environmental, and security consulting business for two years and had training plans with MSHA in Underground and Surface and worked at Craig, Colorado.· Also he worked with MESCO and constructed and repaired large draglines and shovels in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Gordon brings both a bachelor’s of science (Environmental and Safety Management) and masters’ degree (Environmental Safety Management) to the Safety and Health Bureau and has taken many other engineering classes from other universities.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Dave started his career in 1974 at 16 years old working for a large engineering firm and the city of Sparks, Nevada as a civil draftsman where he also learned basic land surveying. In 1979, David went into construction and worked for over 27 years as a carpenter, foreman, and superintendent on numerous projects in California, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii. In 2007, David accepted a position as Training Director for the Montana Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Council where he taught 95% of all classes. Since 2012, he has worked for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Safety and Health Bureau as an Occupational Safety & Health Specialist and Trainer. David is an authorized OSHA Construction and General Industry instructor.

St. James Healthcare
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.

Randy Holland, PA-C
Northern Montana Hospital
Randy is certified for DOT physicals and sees patients at our Northern Montana Family Medical Center. Randy received his undergraduate degree from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota. He studied Nursing at Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana and then went on to earn his Physician Assistant credentials at the Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant Program in Billings, Montana. Randy is coming to Havre from Flagstaff, Arizona where he was working as a PA at Northern Arizona Orthopedics.

Montana Department of Transportation
J.R. Killham was born and raised on his family’s cattle ranch in Lewistown, MT.  He graduated from Fergus High School in Lewistown in 1988.  He then attended Eastern Montana College in Billings, MT earning his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  After graduation, he worked as a safety officer for a multi-state heavy highway construction company for 20 years.  He was promoted to Vice President of Safety Operation for Century Companies Inc. in 2004.  In 2014, J.R. left private industry and began his career with the Montana Department of Transportation.  He is currently a commercial motor vehicle Safety Investigator.  He has a combined 23 years of experience in commercial vehicle safety and compliance.

Montana Farm Bureau

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Safety & Health Bureau
Jerry received his Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health - Science and Engineering from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. During his career as a Safety Professional he has worked in a variety of industries ranging from construction, pulp & paper, power generation, cement manufacturing, mining and public sector. Jerry has obtained his Certified Safety Professional certificate from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Jerry and his wife (Britani) reside in the Helena area.

Montana Farmers Union
Justin is the Membership and Development Director with Montana Farmers Union.  Part of his job is to provide education to members and the community on issues related to agriculture.  One of the most important areas of education provided by Montana Farmers Union is Farm Safety in hopes of reducing accidents and deaths.  Justin is a graduate of Montana State University –Northern and a 4thgeneration contributor to the family farm.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Mindy McCarthy works for the Montana DEQ Water Protection Bureau as the section supervisor for the Compliance, Training, and Technical Assistance Program.  She has worked for the DEQ for the past 7 years, with 5 years as a Quality Assurance Officer providing guidance on data quality and developing standardized processes.  Prior to Montana DEQ, she worked for an environmental laboratory and as a Quality Assurance Officer and Project Manager for MSE-Technology Applications in Butte. She has a BS in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Cory is the Montana Department of Environmental (DEQ) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) compliance inspector for Region 1 Montana; Cory has been with the DEQ since 2012.  Cory is originally from Eureka Montana, after high school he became a Navy Corpsman with the Fleet Marine Force.  He received a degree in Biology and Chemistry from Montana State University – Northern.  After graduating he worked as a Sanitarian for a few years in the Flathead, and then spent 4 years contracted to the Department of Defense overseeing environmental operations in Iraq and Afghanistan until his return to the States in 2012.   

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.

Kris Miller
Montana State Fund
Kris Miller’s focus is providing Leadership in developing Safe Workplaces through Positive, Proactive Strategies.  Kris is a Safety Management Consultant with Montana State Fund.  She travels throughout eastern Montana providing Safety Services to Clients.  Kris has over 20 years’ experience in Workplace Safety and Health Leadership, Education and Positive Culture Implementation.  She has been on both sides of compliance.  Kris was a Senior OSHA Investigator in Minnesota.  She has also been responsible for Leading the Implementation of Safety programs in Construction, General Industry and Government.

Kris has conducted many Fatality and Serious Injury Investigations.  She has seen the impact these catastrophic events have (not only the injured worker).   But, she has also seen the severe impact that these events also have on the wife/widow (husband/widower), family, coworkers, and community.

The Risk Management & Tort Defense Division provides training programs designed to assist state agencies to reduce their risks and prevent exposure to claims/losses.

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 Environmental Quality
Colleen Owen, originally from the Flathead Valley, has returned to work out of the DEQ Kalispell Field Office.  Prior to working for Opencut, she spent time as a project manager for the DEQ state superfund program.  Colleen enjoys traveling to the remote corners of the great state of Montana as a benefit of working for the Opencut program.

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.  Previous to 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.  Please welcome John!

Daniel Sorensen, PA-C
Northern Montana Hospital
Danieljoined Northern Montana Health Care from Idaho where he graduated with his Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Idaho State University. After graduating from Utah State University with a BS in Science, Daniel worked for the Snake River School District as a science teacher. His love for science led him to further his education, and ultimately to a career in healthcare. While studying for his PA degree, Daniel did rotations in several areas, including Pediatrics, Behavioral Health and General Surgery. But Family Medicine became his favorite as it allows him to treat families and to be an integral part in their healthcare.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau
Jason has more than 17 years’ experience with social engineering for cultural change. Jason applies his experience with social norms change to improve Montana’s safety culture. Jason’s efforts are focused on encouraging the development and implementation of comprehensive stay at work/return to work programs. He is employed by the Department of Labor and Industry.

Safety Director, Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Stormy has been working in safety field, both in federal and private industry, for more than 10 years and managing safety programs for more than six. He currently serves as the Safety and Continuity Coordinator for the Department of Labor and Industry.