Department of Labor & Industry Launches New Workforce Health Portal

HELENA, Mont.-The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) is excited to announce the launch of the Montana Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance (MOHSS) website. This portal will provide the public with information about work-related illnesses and injuries, and workplace safety issues for the state.

Information on the website includes:

• Reports on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in Montana;
• Helpful links and reports on a wide variety of occupational health topics;
• Resources and tools for improving workplace health and safety;
• Research tools and resources used to study occupational health data;
• Noteworthy news concerning workplace health and safety.

“As Montana continues making slow but steady strides to improve workplace safety, we are now able to provide a data-driven resource for the private and public sector to follow that progress,” said Commissioner of Labor & Industry Pam Bucy. “Our goal at the agency continues to be focused on making sure workers come home safely after work.”

Funded through a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this new web portal is part of a multi-state effort to provide critical information about injury and illness trends, understand risk factors, and recognize new or emerging problems in workplace safety. The website also features a brand new report that reviews occupational health indicators and trends in Montana from 2004 to 2014, and provides conclusions and recommendations to improve workplace health and safety in Montana.

Visit the new Montana Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance website or contact Julia Brennan at (406) 444-1722 for more information.

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