Hill County Graduates from WorkSafe Champions

Hill County employees pose with the honorary plaque from the Montana State Fund for graduating from WorkSafe Champions

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Hill County employees from various departments gathered at the Courthouse on Thursday to celebrate their graduation from the Montana State Fund’s WorkSafe Champions program.

The program educates employees on safety in the workplace by holding more than a half dozen classes, with topics ranging from risk management to workers compensation 101 to worksite ergonomics.

County employees created a Safety Action Plan to address deficiencies that were identified. A new exit interview form was created to help understand more about how they can better retain employees, and they are continuing to improve new hiring orientation while continuing to work to increase interdepartmental communication.

The Safety Action Plan can continue to be tweaked, as it is a living document.

Now that Hill County has graduated from the program, they are eligible for an Elite Safety Grant from the Montana State Fund of up to $3,000 for the purchase of safety equipment, services or training.

The graduation from this program could also lead to lower insurance costs down the line, as the County works to mitigate risks.

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