MACo enhances the public service mission of counties by promoting integrity and providing proactive leadership while acknowledging and respecting Montana’s diversity.
Congratulations to Dawson County, the 2019 recipient of the Governor’s Safety Achievement Award, as well as to Adam Carlson and Musselshell County, the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Safety Achievement Award for individuals in the public sector!
Ladder safety training is an effective way to prevent needless accidents, yet many workers are not receiving the necessary training. If any employees use ladders, Counties should make training for safe ladder use a priority.
The MACo Risk Management Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Midwinter Conference in Helena. MACo recognizes counties exhibiting a continued commitment to job site safety and whose safety performance and programs are excellent. The Awards promote awareness of workplace health and safety throughout the counties and offer the opportunity for counties to share model programs. This year, awards were presented to Sanders County and Dawson County.
On 2/13/19 A lead-acid battery exploded in a member county road shop. Battery acid splashed on to the employee. Luckily, the employee was not injured because he was wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which included safety googles, rubber gloves, boots, and a long sleeve shirt.
Over 42,480 American workers missed at least one day of work due to ice, sleet, or snow-related injuries in a single year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Safety directors can keep workers safe in icy temps with these 10 simple workplace winter safety tips.