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Eastern Oregon University
One University Boulevard
La Grande, OR 97850


The Oregon Mine Safety and Health Training Program provides federally-mandated training for mines operating in Oregon through Eastern Oregon University. A primary objective of the program is to provide the health and safety training needed to reduce mine-related accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Training is offered at or near the mine operation and is site-specific. Another program focus is helping to make mine operators aware of their legal obligations under the 30 CFR and in meeting training and reporting requirements, establishing legal identity, and in creating training plans and other required documentation.

Classes include:
  • 30 CFR part 48 New Miner Training
  • 30 CFR part 46 and 48 Annual Refresher Training
  • Powered Haulage Accident Prevention
  • Hazard Recognition Training
  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA)Training
  • Health-related Topics: Dust and Silicosis, Noise, HazCom, DPM
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Energy Control, Lockout/Tagout
  • Electrical Safety
  • Ground Control
  • Blasting Safety
  • Fall Hazard Awareness/ Fall Protection
  • Confined Space Operations Awareness
  • 30 CFR part 49 Mine Rescue Training
  • Other topics requested by MSHA or the industry.
  • Other services to miners and mine operators include:
  • Assistance in applying for legal identity
  • Assistance in training plan development
  • Evaluation of safety and health programs and equipment systems
  • On-site courtesy safety inspections for surface and underground mining operations.
  • For more program information contact:
    Mr. Ed Sinner at:
    Phone/FAX: (541) 962-3005
    E-mail: esinner@eou.edu