Partial Exemptions

The Partial Exemption No Longer Exists

By Annette Satterly, Certified School Risk Manager

For many years, the Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) allowed a partial exemption to schools for filling out the MT 300 log. This meant that most districts did not have to fill out the form. However, that exemption no longer exists. So, please be advised that DOLI will be asking for copies of the report when they visit the schools. The MT 300 log is another form of tracking accident trending in the schools. Each building is required to have its own form (and it is best practice for the administration to have copies of every form and a total).

 The MSGIA staff have filled the forms out for many districts in the past. The summary should be posted in common employee areas for the months of February, March, and April. We have been filling out the forms during the month of January and getting them to the district in time for the forms to be posted. We are happy to continue this process. Please contact us to ensure that you are on our list. We will continue to fill them out for the entire year at once.

DOLI may ask to see the current form. They would want to see the form filled out from January 1 through the date they are visiting. They will give the district some time to present/deliver the form. We will do our best to help with that process, but we cannot guarantee that we will have them to the district within the allotted time.

There are many details about how to determine whether a claim is “recordable.” In other words, just because an employee has an accident does not mean that it needs to be put on the form. The easiest way to make this determination is to determine if a) the employee sought medical attention (first aid or more), b) had time away from work, and/or c) needed to change duties for any amount of time. For more details, please contact us.

The other two mandates with this report involve very severe injuries and fatalities. If any employee suffers an amputation or the loss of an eye, the injury needs to be reported to us and to DOLI. Also, if there is a fatality, the information needs to be reported to us and to DOLI. We have a six-day time requirement from when the district knew of the claim. DOLI has a 24-hour time requirement for an amputation or the loss of an eye, and an 8-hour requirement for a work-related fatality.

Please contact us with questions regarding this change or if you would like to confirm that you are on our list that will be completed in January. You may reach Annette at or at 406-457-4410. You may reach Harry at or at 406-457-5315. Return to 2019 Fall Newsletter