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State of Connecticut Program Summary

Talat Salama, Ph.D., P.E.
Department of Manufacturing and Construction Management

Central Connecticut State University
School of Engineering, Science & Technology

Department of Manufacturing and Construction Management
School of Technology
1615 Stanley Street
P.O. Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050

The Connecticut program, through the Central Connecticut State University, educates, trains, and retrains miners employed in the public and private sectors in the State in order to reduce injuries and occupational illnesses, and eliminate fatalities. It assists mine operators in developing safety and health programs, and is a training material resource.  Topics for instruction are based upon Connecticut and National injury/illness statistics and MSHA targeted areas.  The priority topics for 30 CFR Parts 46 and 48 are:

  • Power Haulage;
  • Prevention of Silicosis;
  • Machinery;
  • Hand and Power Tools;
  • Prevention of Hearing Loss;
  • Material handling;
  • State and Federal Law including "Miners' Rights";
  • Accident Prevention, especially Slips, Trips and Falls;
  • First Aid/CPR;
  • Mine Health including Silicosis and Hearing Loss;
  • Ground Control/Stock Piles; and
  • Hazard Recognition.

In addition to the topics above, explosives, hoisting, bloodborne pathogens, and confined spaces will also be taught when appropriate.

For more program information contact Dr. Talat Salama at 860-832-2619; email or Kathy Moore at (860) 832-2005; email