MONTANA SAFETY CULTURE ACT
The Safety Culture Act enacted by the 1993 Montana State Legislature encourages employees and employers to come together to create and implement a workplace safety philosophy. 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.
Six Basic Requirements of the Act
- New-employee safety orientation.
- Task-specific safety training.
- Refresher safety training, on a regular schedule.
- Safety awareness promotion.
- Documentation of above.
Requirements for Employers With More Than Five Employees
- Safety responsibility / accountability.
- Incident investigation and reporting.
- Safety committee creation with these requirements:
- Employer and employee representatives.
- Employee members who are volunteers or elected by their peers.
- Regularly scheduled meetings, held at least every four months.
- Tasked with assisting the employer in fact-finding.