Montana First Aid laws & safety compliance analysis

Montana First Aid: What you need to know

The level of first-aid services maintained will depend on the hazards normally present at the worksite. Both the law and good common sense require at least a basic level of readiness. Montana does not have its own occupational safety and health plan for private employers. Therefore, in the private sector, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs workplace health and safety.

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Montana has its own occupational safety and health act (MT Code Sec. 50-71-102 et seq.), which covers only public employers and contractors hired for public sector operations. Check your municipal codes for local requirements. There is additional information and a detailed discussion of workplace first-aid requirements in the private sector. Please see the national First Aid section.

Any individual (including a physician, surgeon, volunteer firefighter, officer of any nonprofit volunteer fire company, or ambulance operator or emergency medical technician who is paid less than 25 percent of his or her gross income or $3,000 a calendar year, whichever is greater) who provides emergency care in good faith at the scene of an emergency or accident is immune from civil liability for acts he or she may have performed (or omitted) in providing such emergency care; there is an exception if these acts or omissions amount to gross negligence. This immunity from liability does not extend to employees trained in health care who render emergency care for pay or with the expectation of being paid (MT Code Sec. 27-1-714).


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