Community Closet is proud to announce our graduation from the year-long Montana State Fund WorkSafe Champion safety training and education program on May 30. We held a celebration to commemorate our graduation at the Park County Complex in Livingston. It was attended by Community Closet staff and volunteers, and representatives from the Montana State Fund, Leavitt Great West Insurance, Park County Emergency Management, and other community leaders. Watch our WorkSafe Champion video from Partners Creative below:
Community Closet is grateful for the experience offered by this empowering program that emphasizes how to prevent workplace injury. “I feel very strongly about the power of this program,” says Community Closet founder and CEO Caron Cooper, “We’ve made huge progress as an organization through the WorkSafe Champion experience and education.” Community Closet employees and volunteers learned a great deal in the eight training modules about workers’ compensation, how to motivate and train employees, manage an incident, more effectively return an injured employee to work, and practical prevention techniques like body mechanics and lifting procedures. Mark Rosenleaf, Montana State Fund safety management consultant says, “We can’t be everywhere and our goal is to educate policyholders and give them the tools to identify hazards to put policy and procedures in place to mitigate hazards.”
Community Closet also received a grant-funded 24-bushel lift basket from Montana State Fund's ACE (Assisting Charitable Endeavors) Program which will further enhance safety and prevent injury. Community Closet is dedicated to safety in the workplace for our employees, volunteers, and shoppers, including safety education about donated products and announcements about product recalls and items like unsafe baby products.
Thanks again to everyone who makes this powerful program run and to all those who participated and supported Community Closet in becoming a WorkSafe Montana Champion!