Montana State Fund donates safety gear to Butte students

“Montana for years has been an inherently unsafe place to work. We injure more employees in Montana than almost any other state year after year after year,” said Mark Rosenleaf with Montana State Fund.

For the past three years Montana State Fund has been giving away free safety equipment to high school industrial arts classes. This week Butte High welding class received free safety equipment.

“Safety glasses, hearing protection, earmuffs, fall protection equipment, welding hoods, Welding gloves, work gloves,” said Rosenleaf.

Welding instructor Denise Bordeleau said she’s grateful to receive this equipment because teaching safety is a priority in her classes.