March 2, 2015:  MCM Weekly Newsletter

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Mar 10 Helena Safety Meeting
             Meeting info TBA

Mar 10-12 SafetyFestMT:  Lewistown
                  Click here to register 

Mar 11 Billings Chapter Meeting, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
             Location:  TBA  Speaker:  Jeff Steeger, Motor Carrier Services
             Topic: DataQ Process

Mar 17 Missoula Chapter Meeting
             Meeting info TBA

Mar 18 Billings Jobs Jamboree
             MetraPark  Register

Mar 24 Great Falls Community Job Fair 
             Montana Expo Park Exhibition Hall

Mar 25 Southwestern Montana Job Fair
             Butte Plaza Mall  Register    

Mar 25 Share The Road Billings
             Senior High, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

March 30 Share The Road Billings
                 Skyview High, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
March 31 Share The Road Billings
                  West High, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Save The Date (following article includes links to applications)
April 1  Safety Supervisor of the Year applications due
May 2    2nd Annual SuperTech Competition
               Helena College, Helena, MT

June 20  Truck Driving Championships
               Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds
               Helena, MT
July 15-17 RMRSR
                  Mountain View Ranch, ID
                  Refer to flyer below 
2015 Event Applications
Any questions you may have regarding these events, please contact Katie at the MCM office, 406-442-6600 or
Click here   Fleet Safety application

 Click here  Leonard Eckel Scholarship Application  

Click here   Safety Supervisor of the Year application

 Click here   SuperTech Registration

 Click here   SuperTech Sponsorship

 Click here   TDC Sponsorship
Share The Road Billings

We are in need of volunteers for Share The Road in Billings March 25, 30 & 31. 


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, each location accommodating between 60-72 students.


As you consider volunteering please remember that we need your equipment at the location hour before the class starts. 

We also require additional cars/pick-ups to go in the no-zones.

Any help you can provide in these areas would be appreciated.  For questions please contact Frank Molodecki at


Senior High  66 Students

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Driver/Truck 1

 Ankrum Trucking 

Driver/Truck 2


Instructor 1






Skyview         72 students

Monday, March 30, 2015

Driver/Truck 1

 A&I Distributors 

Driver/Truck 2


Driver/Truck 3


Instructor 1



Tanya Hauptman



West High     60 students

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Driver/Truck 1

  A&I Distributors

Driver/Truck 2


Instructor 1






March Driver of the Month Nominations

We are now accepting driver of the month applications for March 2015. An application is attached, and you may also download an application from our webpage at on our Home Page under the Driver of the Month tab.


All applications must be in by Friday, March 20 at 12:00p.

Mark Your Calendar


Montana ESGR & Montana Department of Labor Workforce Services Offices Job Fairs 2015

Early Entry Military, Military Spouses and Vets

Employers will be hiring


Billings Jobs Jamboree

March 18, 2015

METRA PARK Billings Montana

Contact Trisha Glenn 406-655-6081 Registration online now


Great Falls Community Job Fair

March 24, 2015

Great Falls, MT

Montana Expo Park Exhibition Hall

Great Falls Job Service Contact Barbara Hardy (406) 791-5816 


Southwestern Montana Job Fair

March 25, 2015

Butte Montana

Butte Plaza Mall 

Job Service Manager Butte Marilyn Ohman (406) 494-0300 


Bozeman Community Job Fair

April 8, 2015

Gallatin County Fairgrounds Bozeman, MT

Bozeman Job Service Contact Debbie Berg (406) 582-9200 


Miles City Job Fair

April 8, 2015

A small job fair but closer to energy jobs in North Dakota

Miles Community College Miles City, MT

Miles City Job Service contact Cindy Erickson (406) 232-8349 


Helena Community Job Fair

April 9 2015

Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Helena MT

Helena Job Service Contact Carol Rule (406) 447-3215 


Flathead Valley Job Fair

April 16, 2015

Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell, MT

Flathead Job Service Contact Bill Gilbert (406) 758-6240 

or Roberta Diegel Business Resource Consultant Flathead Job Service (406) 758-6273 


North Western Montana's Largest Career Fair

April 21, 2015

Missoula, MT

Hilton Garden Inn

Missoula Job Service Contact Wolf Ametsbichler (406) 728-7060 


Safety Corner - By Jake Sandau  


As we all know, workplace accidents can have a major effect on a workers' compensation policy. Workers' Compensation is a system that is there for a reason. However, it doesn't take many "bad apples" to ruin this system for the rest of us. Through proper incident investigation and knowledge of how to identify fraudulent claims, a business may be able to prevent reoccurrence of accidents and eliminate workers' compensation fraud. Please join the Montana State Fund for two FREE safety workshops on
Detecting Fraud and
Incident Investigation. See information on topics and locations below.


A Clue Towards Safety

March Safety Workshops


You 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).


Safety Workshops is the official general announcement e-blast for Montana State Fund workshops.



SafetyFestMT Lewistown      

SafetyFestMT: Lewistown 2015!

March 10 - 12, 2015
Yogo Inn

211 E Main St
Lewistown, MT 59457

Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of the fantastic line up of FREE classes available at the Lewistown 2015 SafetyFestMT.

Lewistown Class Materials:

Agenda  Class Descriptions Instructor Bios



To register as an exhibitor please use the contact information below.  Spaces are limited so don't wait!

Please contact:
Casey Kyler-West at 406.444.5267 or

Thank you for your support of SafetyFestMT!

Save The Date RMRSR 2015