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August 17, 2006
To provide the Montana Contractor Compensation Fund (MCCF), their members, and
others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will aid
them in protecting employee’s health and safety, particularly in reducing and
preventing exposure to hazards associated with the construction industry and
reducing the accident and injury rates incurred by their members.
Implementation Team Members
Keith Wing, Safety Consultant/Loss Control
|OSHA Billings Area Office:
|Ross Yeager, Area
Michael Foreman, Compliance Assistance Specialist
No Other Contributors at This Time
Annual Report Date: August 17, 2007 through August 17, 2008
- Implementation Team Meetings
8/23/07 - OSHA and MCCF met in Great Falls to discuss the direction of the
alliance for the up coming 12 months.
10/9/07 - Presented S.T.A.R.T. training with Mike Foreman to11 MRL Equipment
managers in Billings.
10/18-19/07 - Presented at MCCF, MCA, OSHA joint 10-hour OSHA class in Helena to
9 MCCF and non-MCCF representatives.
1/9-11/08 - MCA Winter Convention. OSHA in attendance.
2/25/08 - MCCF, OSHA and Mike Allison of Sletten Companies met in Great Falls to
discuss future involvement with the construction company and a possible
3/20/08 - Video conference call between MCCF and MCCF members with Ross Yeager,
OSHA Area Director participating.
8/15/08 - Meeting with Keith and Mike F. in Billings to discuss a new alliance
with t a focus on mobile crane operations.
MCCF and OSHA met several times during the year informally at various locations
in Montana discussing training and outreach for MCCF members.
Numerous phone calls and emails were made during the year for information
regarding the OSHA rules and regulations.
- Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
9/7/07 - K Wing presented OSHA Intro, BBP and Hazcom training to 30+ dental
hygiene and dental assisting students at MSU-COT, Great Falls.
10/9/07 - MCCF conducted S.T.A.R.T. (Supervisor Training in Accident Reduction
Techniques) training with OSHA to 11 MRL Equipment managers in Billings.
10/18-19/07 - MCCF, MCA (Montana Contractors’ Association), OSHA joint 10-hour
OSHA class in Helena to 9 MCCF and non-MCCF representatives. Topics included
scaffolding, electrical, fall protection, OSHA, concrete/masonry, excavations,
2/26/08 – MCCF presented safety data and Mike Foreman presented OHSA information
to 9 managers and employees of Montana Lines in Great Falls.
4/8/08 - Mike Foreman presented OSHA information to 8 or 10 TC Glass employees
4/10/08 – MCCF attended Mike Foreman’s Electrical Arc Flash and Hexchrom
presentations at the SMASH meeting in Butte.
5/14-16/08 - Attended presentations by Ross Yeager on Arc Flash and Montana
Safety at the Intermountain NW Safety Conference in West Yellowstone.
6/11/08 - MCCF sponsored a fall hazard demonstration by DBI-SALA and presented
fall protection training to 75 to 100 MCCF and non-MCCF employees in Great
During each outreach/training session meetings were conducted between MCCF and
OSHA discussing the direction of our alliance.
Keith Wing, MCCF Safety Consultant, developed several internal documents for the
MCCF clients identifying different methods of hazard recognition and
implementing safety and health check lists for their clients.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
In May of 2008, the Billings Area Office manned a Booth in conjunction with the
ASSE, Big Sky Chapter, annual conference in West Yellowstone, Montana. The Area
Director and a CSHO from this office attended the conference. There were
numerous questions answered from attendees which included members affiliated
with the MCCF (Montana Contractor Compensation Fund).
MCCF presented the OSHA Intro, BBP, Hazard Communications, and our Alliance
progress to a group of 30 students at the Montana State University - College of
Technology, in Great Falls on September 7, 2007.
The MCCF continues to promote the Alliance and their relationship with OSHA in
their quarterly newsletter.
The MCCF conducts quarterly safety committee meetings with their client members.
An agenda is formulated with input from the members on various topics of
interest, including the progress of the alliance.
The MCCF client members have increased the utilization of the Montana Department
of Labor and Industry for free on-site consultation visits.
As a result of this Alliance the MCCF several of the client members have been
utilizing the outreach services of the Billings Area Office through phone calls
and emails asking questions about the regulations and how they might apply to
their particular job site. This approach to open communications has been
MCCF developed handouts for Fall Protection, Excavations and Back Health. Forms
were developed for Soil Classification and Confined Space Entry.
During each outreach session and or training session presented by the MCCF and
OSHA the alliance and the relationships were presented in a positive manner.
The MCCF is in contact with their member company representatives on a constant
basis, either personally, via email, telephone, or cellular phones.
The MCCF Safety Consultant schedules site visits to inspect their client’s
projects for safety and health concerns. The inspection results are discussed on
site and documented for future reference and possible follow up.
There were no products developed at this time.
All accidents, fatalities, and near miss reports are investigated by the MCCF Safety Consultant with cooperation from the involved company representatives. These investigations were
documented and presented before the entire MCCF Safety Committee for comments and feed back. These investigations are presented in a positive manner as a learning experience for all
|Type of Activity (Conference,
Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
||Number of Individuals Reached
|Montana Contractor Compensation
Fund Annual Conference
|MCCF Annual Newsletter
||50 members and Associates
|Montana Compliance Assistance
|200 Newsletter Subscribers,
and safety professionals
|OSHA 10 Hour for Construction
||9 MCCF members & non-members
|Fall Hazard Demonstration
|Safety Flash Notices,
Heat Stress Prevention
- As a result of the OSHA 10 Hour training course at least one company
invited the CAS their facility to talk informally to their employees about
rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
- Upcoming Milestones
This two year Alliance terminates on August 17, 2008. It is the desire of both
parties to initiate a new Alliance with a focus on mobile crane safety and crane
operator competency. The new alliance is expected to be implemented in FY 09.