Montana Recordkeeping - General laws & safety compliance analysis

Montana Recordkeeping - General: What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Montana is not a "state plan" state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal rules govern workplace safety and health in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). The state has adopted the federal safety and health recordkeeping rules for public sector (local and state government offices and operations) employers in general industry workplaces, except that the deadline for recording an injury or illness is less strict than federal requirements. See the TABLE in this section for state-specific safety requirements.

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See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational health and safety in the private sector in the state. The state Department of Labor and Industry administers and enforces recordkeeping requirements affecting public facilities.

State Requirements
TABLE: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
CITATION/ DESCRIPTION RECORDS RETENTION
Workplace safety—Public sector Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 24.30.107 The employer must record an occupational injury or illness on the OSHA 300 log and summary or equivalent no later than 6 working days after receiving information that a recordable injury or illness has occurred. 5 years

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