The Ravalli County Road and Bridge Department was selected for a new workplace safety video from WorkSafeMT. The DVD was filmed as the crews worked and interviews were included from Supervisor David Ohnstad and the staff that helped create the safety program including Curt Jevning.
The safety program has saved about $55,000 annually in workers' compensation insurance and has earned the department two Governor's Awards.
Officials also reported that workplace injury rates have been cut in half. Jevning told KLYQ that one of the main points of the program is to be aware of your surroundings and work hlep each other be safe on the job.
The video is on the web at worksafemt.com.