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State of Arkansas Program Summary

Ralph Hudson, Director
John Boswell, Education & Instruction Coordinator

Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing
900 West Capitol, Suite 400
Little Rock AR, 72201

The primary emphasis of the Arkansas Mine Safety and Health program is to provide training opportunities for surface mine operators and contractors that support accident prevention and hazard recognition to keep mining facilities in compliance with Federal MSHA and ANSI regulations. Courses offered by the Arkansas MSHA Program include:

  • 30 CFR parts 46 and 48, New Miner (16 hours of the required 24 hours);
  • 30 CFR parts 46 and 48, Annual Refresher (8 hours);
  • Cooperative Instructor conducted by EFSMS (24 hours);
  • Basic First Aid (5 hours);
  • CPR & AED (3 hours)

Regional seminars on specific current health and safety hazards can be conducted across the state as needed. The program assists the industry coordinated annual State MSHA conference to provide a forum for the mining community to focus on current mine safety and health topics, activities and initiatives for mine managers, mine safety professionals, and miners. In coordination with EFSMS and mining industry, meetings of the Holmes Safety Association Councils can be conducted upon request.

For more information contact John Boswell at 501-690-8392 or by e-mail at