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The Right Steps For A Healthy Work Comp Program: Upcoming Safety Workshop

What do fraud and slips, trips and falls have in common? They are both serious workers’ compensation insurance issues that can effect both an employer and employee. Join Montana State Fund’ (MSF) Safety Services Specialist, Kirk Smith and members of MSF’s Special Investigation Unit as they help you connect these topics at our March safety workshop, The Right Steps for a Healthy Work Comp Program.

Topics include:
Detecting Workers’ Compensation Fraud: Montana State Fund takes it seriously!  Most important, it’s against the law. Workers’ Compensation fraud is usually either the theft of benefits (claimant fraud) or employers providing false information to reduce or avoid premium costs (policy fraud or employer misconduct), in this session we’ll educate you on the various types of workers’ compensation fraud and how you can help limit and identify potential fraudulent activities at your workplace.  In addition, we’ll review examples of successful workers’ compensation fraud investigations and prosecutions that led to convictions.

Slips, Trips and Falls: No Laughing Matter. In any slap stick movie, slipping on a banana peel seems funny, but in reality, slips, trips and falls are nothing to joke about. According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls amount to approximately 15% of work-related fatalities and can cost businesses millions of dollars.  In an effort to address this issue, OSHA recently updated and changed their General Industry – “Walking Working Surfaces” standard.  This section will cover the highlights of the new changes, discuss the causes of slips, trips, and falls, and the steps you can take to prevent these types of injuries.

Dates and Locations
March 8 – Butte – La Quinta Inn
March 9 – Helena – Holiday Inn Express
March 10 – Great Falls – Holiday Inn
March 15 – Bozeman – Holiday Inn
March 16 – Miles City – Sleep Inn & Suites
March 17 – Billings – Big Horn Resort
March 23 – Kalispell – Hampton Inn
March 24 – Missoula – Best Western Grant Creek Inn

Interested? Register Now. The free trainings take place from 8:30 am – Noon. If you have questions, contact Kirk Smith or call 800-332-6102 extension 5361.

 

Making Contact

Providing quality customer service is our number one priority at Montana State Fund. If you ever have a question or need assistance please feel free to call a customer service specialist who will be happy to assist you.

Important MSF Contact Information

Customer Service
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Main Website Address
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Return to Work Resources/Young Worker Safety
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800-332-6102 Extension 5361 (Kirk Smith)

ACE Program 800-332-6102 Extension 5105 (Carol Athearn)

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