An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Provide Montana's farmers and ranchers with resources, trainings, and support to increase workplace safety within Montana's agriculture industry.
WHAT WE DO
Provide safety resources and trainings for Montana Safety Culture Act compliance.
One-on-one safety consultations. On site review and support.
Create safety plans and employee training programs tailored to your operation.
The Safety Culture Act
Cultivating a Culture of Safety on Montana's Farms and Ranches
The Safety Culture Act enacted by the 1993 Montana State Legislature encourages workers and employers to create and implement a philosophy of workplace safety. It is the intent of the act to raise workplace safety to a preeminent position in the minds of all Montana's workers and employers.
Risk is an inherent part of all agricultural operations. However, taking risks with the safety and health of employees is not worth the exposure to potential high level losses.
Money spent on establishing and maintaining a farm/ranch safety program has a high rate of return in preventing indirect costs to the operation. Making safety a priority and actively promoting safety to your employees can change your employee's behavior toward safety and reduce the number of workplace accidents.
Provide all new employees with a general safety orientation containing information common to all employees and appropriate to the business's operations before they begin their regular job duties.
Provide job-specific or task-specific safety training appropriate for employees before they perform that job or task without direct supervision.
Offer continuing, regular refresher safety training.
Develop awareness and appreciation of safety through tools such as newsletters, periodic safety meetings, posters, and safety incentive programs.
Provide periodic self-inspection for hazard assessment when the safety program is implemented, new work sites are established and thereafter as is appropriate to business operations - but at least annually.
Include documentation of performance of the activities listed in 1-5 (above) for at least 3 years.