Mr. Jerry Keck, Administrator
Employment Relations Division
Mr. Bryan Page, Bureau Chief
Safety and Health Bureau, Division of Employment Relations
Department of Labor and Industry
1327 Lockey Avenue
P. O. Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624-1728
Under the Department of Labor and Industry, the mine training program conducts mine-specific health and safety training for the Montana small mining operations. Nearly 90% of all the training conducted by the program instructor is presented on the mine-site. This allows the program to tailor the content of the course to the individual needs of each employer. All training is available to both coal and metal/nonmetal mines and contractors working on mine properties.
The Montana program provides mandatory training for miners and mine contractors in the following courses:
- 30 CFR, Parts 46 and 48, Annual Refresher Training;
- 30 CFR, Parts 46 and 48, New Miner Training; and
- 30 CFR, Part 56 & 57.
In addition to the mandatory training courses, the Montana training program provides health and safety awareness and utilizes a variety of methods to impart the information to appropriate mining personnel throughout the state. Some of the topics covered include:
- Medica First Aid;
- Montana Coal Mine Foreman Certification;
- MSHA Training Plan assistance;
- Statutory Rights of Miners;
- Trenching and Shoring Safety; and
- Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Training.