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Montana Illness and Injuries: What you need to know

Montana does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards.

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The state has adopted its own federal injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting rules for public sector (local and state government offices and operations) employers in general industry workplaces. The state’s rules require public sector employers to record injuries and illnesses on forms equivalent to the OSHA 300 log and summary forms. Workplace injuries and illnesses must be recorded within 6 working days. Public sector employers must report an employee’s work-related heart attack within 24 hours of the attack.

Public sector employers must report fatalities, heart attacks, and hospitalizations of three or more employees within 24 hours of the incident to the Montana Safety and Health Bureau in person or by calling 406-444-6401.

The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces in the state. The Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)/Safety and Health Bureau administers workplace safety and health rules in public sector workplaces.

INJURY AND ILLNESS RECORDS
Admin. Rules of MT 24.30.107

The employer must enter each recordable injury and illness on the log and summary no later than 6 working days after receiving information that a recordable injury or illness has occurred. The federal rule allows up to 7 calendar days.

INJURY AND ILLNESS REPORTING
Admin. Rules of MT 24.30.107

The employer must report a heart attack of any ...


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