Miles City SafetyFestMT 2018

Miles City SafetyFestMT

Miles Community College   May 15 - 17, 2018

We are excited to bring SafetyFestMT back to Miles City.  So don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of the fantastic line up of FREE classes available at the Miles City! We are currently working on the agenda and will post it in the spring of 2018.

Thank you for your support of SafetyFestMT!

Agenda

This agenda is a work in progress; be sure to check back to see what new classes have been added.

Tuesday

8am – 5pm classes:

First Aid/CPR/AED

OSHA 10 – Hour Construction
8am -5pm (Tues) 8am – 12pm (Wed)

8am - 12pm

Safety 101: How to Create a Safety Culture from Scratch

8am – 10am

Confined Space Construction Update

Preventing Distracted Driving

10:30am – 12pm

Hearing Conservation

What a Safety Coordinator Does

12:30pm – 2:30pm

OSHA: What’s New in 2016?

Public Sector Compliance Update

3pm – 5pm

Internal Safety Audits: Why Should I do them?

Slips, Trips & Falls/Ladders & Stairs

Wednesday

8am – 5pm

HAZWOPER 8 – Hour Refresher

OSHA General Industry 10 – Hour
8am – 5pm (Wednesday) 8am – 12pm (Thursday)

8am – 10am

Ag/ATV Safety

Job Hazard Awareness

10:30am – 12pm

The Ins & Outs of Drug Testing

Livestock Safety

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Fleet Safety

Work Comp 101

1pm – 5pm

Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training

3pm – 5pm

Self Defense & Awareness

Stay at Work/Return to Work

Thursday

8am – 5pm
First Aid/CPR/AED

8am – 10am

Accident Investigation Awareness

How to Create a Fun & Effective Safety Meeting

Workplace Awareness & Security

10:30am – 12pm

Behavior Based Safety

De-escalating Hostile Situations

Elements That Matter Regarding Your Safety Culture Climate

Rigging Safety: Hoisting with Slings & Chains 

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Ergonomics

Fork Lift Safety

Montana Safety Culture Act: Your Pathway to Success 

Plan to Live-Construction

3pm - 5pm

Improving Employee Participation

Scaffolding Safety

Work-Life Balance

Class Descriptions

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AWARENESS
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU
Thursday    8am - 10am    Room 107
This class will give a basic introduction on how to investigate an accident in the workplace.

ATV SAFETY
MONTANA FARM BUREAU

Wednesday    8am – 10am    Room 107
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 aslo cover using a machine that is age appropriate and why having more than one rider on one machine is dangerous.

CONFINED SPACES – LOCK OUT/TAG OUT
KEITH OUZTS, MONTANA CONTRACTOR’S ASSOCIATION

Tuesday        8am – 10am    Room 106
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.

DE-ESCALATING HOSTILE SITUATIONS
SALLY VENARD, YELLOWSTONE BOYS & GIRLS RANCH

Thursday    10:30am – 12pm    Room 106
Class will include information on Workplace violence and pro-active measures that can be taken to help prevent or de-escalate escalated situations, information with regards to active listening techniques, possible role plays and time for discussion.  

ELEMENTS THAT MATTER REGARDING YOUR SAFETY CULTURE CLIMATE
BOB WINSTON, VICTORY INSURANCE COMPANY

Thursday    10:30am – 12pm    Room 107
How’s your culture?  Unfortunately, assessing safety culture is not a simple task.  And it may require some serious soul searching as well as honesty.  With the help of key employees and managers, might we consider asking several key questions about what goes on at your facility.  Do employees have the feeling their workplace and its management are the enemy, somehow out to get them?  How’s morale?  Is there a great deal of grumbling among employees?  Are accidents or near-misses kept quiet?  Do you find yourself constantly replacing one safety “program” with another, hoping for a magic pill?  These could be signs that the real culprit is your culture, the environment and norms that influence what people believe and how they behave.  When employers create a positive safety culture, workplace safety and health improve, as do employee morale and workplace productivity.  During this session we will review various elements that will make a difference concerning your overall safety culture.

ERGONOMICS                                                                                                                                                        HOLY ROSARY HOSPITAL                                                                                                                                     Thursday      12:30 - 2:30     Room 107

FIRST AID/CPR/AED
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Tuesday  or Thursday      8am – 5pm    Room 108 
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.

FLEET SAFETY
JEFF REESE, LIBERTY MUTUAL

Wednesday    12:30 – 2:30    Room 107
Class Description coming.

FORKLIFT SAFETY
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Thursday     12:30pm - 2:30pm    Room 317
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.
 
HAZWOPER 8-HOUR REFRESHER
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Wednesday     8am – 5pm    Room 108
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.

HEARING CONSERVATION
TIM DOERR, T&S MOBILE HEARING EXPRESS

Tuesday        10:30am – 12pm    Room 107
This class covers the cause and effect of exposure to loud noise in the workplace and how that contributes to loss of hearing. Participants will learn how to protect themselves and their employees from hearing loss as in and out of the work place.

HOW TO CONDUCT A FUN AND EFFECTIVE SAFETY MEETING
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH BUREAU

Thursday       8am – 10am    Room 317
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.

IMPROVING EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION
KRIS MILLER, MONTANA STATE FUND

Thursday    3pm – 5pm    Room 106
Do you spend money to put safety programs in place?   Do you invest in equipment and training?    Are you still having injuries?  Are incidents still occurring that could easily be prevented?

What is missing?  

‘Improving Employee Participation’ (‘They Gotta Wanna’) offers ideas that can help improve safety participation, compliance and improve morale, leading to a safer workplace.  From many years of experience in Construction, General Industry and Government, real world ideas will be discussed that can improve culture and a proactive implementation of your program.

INTERNAL SAFETY AUDITS….. WHY SHOULD I DO THEM??
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Tuesday        3pm – 5pm    Room 106
The session will highlight the importance of internal safety audits, the tools available to employers/ employees to perform an audit and how an effective audit system can reduce injuries and increase employee involvement. The second half of the session will provide employers and employees information on the preparation and procedures of a Compliance Safety Audit. 

JOB SAFETY ANALYSIS
DAVID FOX, FOX SAFETY, LLC

Wednesday     8am – 10am    Room 106
What is a JSA?  A Job Safety Analysis is a way to identify and mitigate hazards in your workplace.  A JSA, when done properly, can help you to recognize hazards that may be overlooked if a job or work task is rushed into.  

The JSA involves all workers involved in the task, as well as their supervisor, so that everyone is on the same page, knows what to expect of the job at hand and how to eliminate, avoid or protect themselves from task hazards. Every worker has input into the JSA making it meaningful and helpful.   JSA's are quickly becoming a mandatory part of many work places.

LIVESTOCK SAFETY
JIM LARSON, MONTANA FARM BUREAU

Wednesday    10:30am – 12pm    Room 107

MONTANA SAFETY CULTURE ACT: YOUR PATHWAY TO SUCCESS
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SAFETY AND HEALTH BUREAU

Thursday    12:30 – 2:30    Room 322
This class gives practical methods for implementing the Montana Safety Culture Act. It also demonstrates how using it can reduce risk and improve business.

OSHA 10-HOUR: CONSTRUCTION
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Tuesday (8am – 5pm)  - Wednesday (8am -12pm)        Room 317
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.

OSHA 10-HOUR: GENERAL INDUSTRY
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Wednesday (8am – 5pm) – Thursday (8am – 12pm)    Room 322
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.

OSHA UPDATE: WHAT’S NEW FOR 2016 (THIS IS A WORKING TITLE AND MAY CHANGE)
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU
Tuesday        12:30pm – 2:30pm    Room 107
Class description coming.

PART 48 ANNUAL SURFACE REFRESHER
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Thursday    8am – 5pm    Room 108
This is an annual refresher for surface mining. Participants who sign up for this class must have a current 5000-23 in order to take the class.

PLAN TO LIVE-CONSTRUCTION
KRIS MILLER, STATE FUND

Thursday    12:30pm – 2:30pm    Room 106
‘Plan to Live’ explores the causal factors of actual fatality and serious injury investigations in Construction.  The real-world investigations are representative of work that contractors 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.’

PREVENTING DISTRACTED DRIVING
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION RISK MANAGEMENT AND TORT DEFENSE DIVISION

Tuesday        8am – 10am     Room 107
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.

PUBLIC SECTOR COMPLIANCE UPDATE (THIS IS A WORKING TITLE AND MAY CHANGE)
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY BUREAU, COMPLIANCE SECTION
Tuesday        12:30pm – 2:30pm    Room 106
Class description coming.

REASONABLE SUSPICION DRUG AND ALCOHOL SUPERVISOR TRAINING
SAMANTHA MORRIS, THE CHEMNET CONSORTIUM

Wednesday    12:30pm – 5pm        Room 106
This training event meets the DOT requirements for Supervisors on Drugs, Alcohol, and Reasonable Suspicion. In this course you will learn what reasonable suspicion is and how to handle situations where you have reasonable cause to have an employee tested. Topics include: DOT Prohibited Conduct & Rule Violations, Signs, Symptoms and Effects, Physical, Performance, and Behavior Indicators, and How to make a Reasonable Suspicion Determination will all be covered.

RIGGING SAFETY: HOISTING WITH SLINGS & CHAINS
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Thursday    10:30am - 12pm    Room 317
Class description coming.

SAFETY 101: HOW TO START A SAFETY CULTURE FROM SCRATCH
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Tuesday        8am – 12pm    Room 322
Safety 101 is an introduction to safety management principles. It will show how safety will reduce work-related injuries, improve productivity and produce greater quality goods and services. Topics include ROI of Safety; Safety Committee; Accident Investigation; Stay at Work/Return to Work; 25 Keys to Lower Workers’ Comp Costs.

SCAFFOLDING
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Thursday    3pm – 5pm    Room 317
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. The class will also cover the qualification and responsibilities of the competent person.
 
SELF DEFENSE & AWARNESS
MASTER DENNIS, VITALITY WELLNESS CENTER

Wednesday    3pm – 5pm    Room 107
This class teaches boundary setting skills and also assertive verbal skills for dealing with the majority of verbal confrontations. From bullying to workplace disputes, jerks on the road to domestic violence situations – confrontation happens in our lives practically every day. This training will teach you how to deal with the emotions that often accompany confrontation. The #1 factor in effective self -defense is dealing with the fear and adrenaline rush that naturally arises in a stressful situation. This class will provide you with the tools you need to be successful in many conflict scenarios.

SLIPS, TRIPS, & FALLS/STAIRWAYS & LADDERS
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU

Tuesday        3pm – 5pm    Room 107
Slips, trips and falls are a significant problem both to the general public and in the workplace. It is one of the leading workplace accidents in Montana. This class will cover practical methods to reduce slips and falls in the workplace.

STAY-AT-WORK/RETURN-TO-WORK PROGRAMS
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY WORKER’S COMP CLAIMS ASSISTANCE BUREAU

Wednesday     3pm - 5pm    Room 317
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 INS & OUTS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
SAMANTHA MORRIS, CHEMNET CONSORTIUM

Wednesday    10:30am – 12pm    Room 106
This informational class addresses Drig and Alcohol Testing in the workplace. We will provide answers to the following questions and more: why should your company have a Drug and Alcohol testing program; What is the difference between DOT required testing and non-DOT testing; What items need to be in place to start a Drug & Alcohol Testing program; What are the employer responsibilities in managing a testing program; and What is the testing process?

WHAT A SAFETY COORDINATOR DOES
BECKY BRADLEY

Tuesday        10:30am -12pm        Room 106
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.

Other aspects of a Safety Coordinator’s tasks to be discussed include keeping safety training records, updating safety policies, maintaining the safety data sheets and OSHA 300 log, along with working with leadership and the safety committee to ensure the organization has a successful safety program.

WORK COMP 101
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY WORKER’S COMP CLAIMS ASSISTANCE BUREAU

Wednesday    12:30 – 2:30    Room 317
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.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE                                                                                                                                           HOLY ROSARY HEALTHCARE                                                                                                                              Thursday     3pm - 5pm      Room 107

WORKPLACE AWARENESS & SECURITY
CAPT. MARK REDDICK, MILES CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Thursday    8am – 10am    Room 107
Class Description Coming…

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