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A Clue Towards Safety: March Safety Workshops

SUINewsYou don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to understand the signs of workers’ compensation fraud or how to investigate an incident at your workplace. What you need is a succinct workshop that will clue you in on simple steps to understanding and identifying these issues. Join our Safety Services Specialist, Kirk Smith and members of Montana State Fund’s Special Investigation Unit this March as they present, A Clue Towards Safety.

Topics include:

Detecting Fraud: What is workers’ compensation fraud? What can you do if you suspect it? Find out how to identify and report potential fraudulent claims that could be made by employees, employers and medical providers. We will also highlight Montana State Fund’s efforts to investigate fraud and recent court case rulings. 

Incident Investigation: This session will educate participants on the importance of investigating “incidents”, not just accidents. Just investigating accidents can prevent organizations from identifying problem areas before they cause accidents. During this session, we discuss the different aspects of incident investigation from the philosophy and purpose to the techniques and tools needed to be successful in preventing future accidents.

March 4 Helena (Holiday Inn Express)
March 6 Butte (La Quinta Inn & Suites)
March 10 Great Falls (Holiday Inn)
March 12 Kalispell (Hampton Inn)
March 13 Missoula (Grant Creek Inn)
March 25 Bozeman (Holiday Inn)
March 26 Miles City (Sleep Inn & Suites)
March 27 Billings (Big Horn Resort)

Interested? The free trainings take place from 8:30 am –Noon. To register go to  If you have questions, call 800-332-6102 extension 5361 (Kirk Smith).


Upcoming MSF Safety Workshops

June 3 –   Bozeman
June 4 –   Butte
June 5 –   Great Falls
June 9 –   Helena
June 11 – Miles City
June 12 – Billings
June 18 – Kalispell
June 19-  Missoula

Upcoming SafetyFestMT 
Butte: June 2-4, 2015
Billings: November 16-20, 2015