SafetyFest's Roots

SafetyFestMT started when the WorkSafeMT Safety Task Force (a group of concerned Montanans) decided to change the state’s  safety culture. The idea is straightforward: provide high-quality safety training for Montana’s workers at little or no cost, in a format that meets the safety needs of the work they do. Knowing that quality training resources already exist in Montana, the SafetyFestMT planning team began looking for founding partners, who could go above and beyond to provide the additional resources needed to move SafetyFestMT from an idea to an event. Four partners, each deeply committed to improving Montana’s safety performance, stepped up with WorkSafeMT to provide the SafetyFestMT founding support and resources: Liberty Northwest: A provider of private workers’ compensation insurance serving Montana. Montana State Fund: A state-based provider of workers’ compensation insurance serving Montana. Montana Contractors Compensation Fund: A self-insuring group providing workers’ compensation insurance to its members. Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Employment Relations Division: A division of Montana state government responsible for workplace safety. As of January 2013, the on-going planning and management for SafetyFestMT is administered through the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Employment Relations Division.  Please support the Department as they continue to offer this valuable training to Montana workers and employers.