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MBIA Safety Program is Known as 'GRIP'

Get Safe With Us

MBIA's GRIP program was selected as NAHB's "National Safety Program of the Year" for 2015! Our safety experts have over 40 years of safety education experience to help your company meet and exceed your safety goals. We promote safety on the jobsite through classroom education, onsite training, safety audits and specialized classes to meet the specific needs of your company. If you are interested in building a safer company, we can help you succeed. Join us today!

How to get started

Please fill out GRIP registration form (found below) so we can enroll you in the program and provide you the safety services that your company needs. For questions or to schedule a meeting contact Sean Lawler at sean@montanabia.com or Call (406)-442-4479.

MBIA GRIP trainers provide FREE safety classes in each major Montana construction market six times per year. To recieve specialized training or an onsite inspection, your company must be enrolled in the GRIP program.

Requirements to be in GRIP

  • Must be a member of the Montana Building Industry Association
  • Have the Montana State Fund As your workers' compensation provider
  • Maintain a mod factor of less than 1.3
  • Complete and return the GRIP registration form
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GRIP Check
GRIP Award

Safety Classes

Fork Lift Training

3 Hour Course

Training will consist of formal classroom lecture, a written competency examination, and instruction on conducting hands on practical evaluations within your company.

Upon completing this class you will have detailed documentation that meets and exceeds OSHA requirements. Lecture will cover both rough terrain/variable reach type forklifts and warehouse/vertical mast style forklifts.

CPR/First Aid

3 Hour Course

This class covers three areas of emergancy response; CPR, basic first aid training, and understanding the bloodborne pathogen standard

OSHA mandates that if the worksite is not within a “reasonable” response time (3-4 Minutes) for the treatment of injured employees, a person who has a valid certificate in CPR training that can be verified by documentary evidence must be at the worksite to render CPR or basic first aid.

Fall Protection and Scaffold

2 Hour Course

This class reviews safe work practices for framing operations, roofing operations, and leading edge work activities. It also focuses on items most often overlooked prompting OSHA visitations and citations.

The scaffold portion of the class is meant to satisfy OSHA’s scaffold user training requirement. It is an excellent refresher on the scaffold standard and will advise participants on the hazards and proper use of scaffolding in residential construction.