Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 15. Montana Safety Culture Act

Safety Programs -- Educational Activities

39-71-1504. Safety programs -- educational activities. (1) To promote health and safety in places of employment in this state:

(a) each public or private employer shall establish and administer a safety program in accordance with rules adopted by the department pursuant to 39-71-1505; and

(b) the department, relying upon the support and assistance of concerned private entities or other governmental agencies, shall produce and distribute material to the schools of Montana and provide guest speakers intended to:

(i) educate students about the necessity for safe work practices;

(ii) prepare students to embark on accident-free careers; and

(iii) disseminate information promoting the reduction and control of the rate of incidence of workplace injuries or occupational disease.

(2) An employer who employs temporary workers shall include those workers in the employer's safety program. A temporary services contractor shall provide a safety program for employees not employed by other employers.

(3) The department may issue a safety recommendation to an employer who fails to comply with the requirements of this section or with rules adopted by the department pursuant to 39-71-1505.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 295, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 58, L. 2001.