State of Kansas Program Summary

Dr. Carter File, President 
Ms. Chrystal Dye, Coordinator​

Kansas Small Mine Safety Program

Kansas Small Mine Safety Program
Hutchinson Community College
1300 N. Plum
Hutchinson, KS 67501

The goal of the Kansas Small Mine Safety training program is to provide cost-effective, site-specific, and on site safety training for all mining operations in the state of Kansas. Within the Hutchinson Community College, the Kansas Small Mine Safety program has a reputation for providing new, informative, and innovative training for every client company. Most all training is conducted on the mine sites.

Courses offered include:

  • 30 CFR parts 46 and 48 Annual Refresher Training;
  • 30 CFR parts 46 and 48 New Miner Training and Newly Hired Experienced Miner Training;
  • Silicosis Prevention;
  • Noise Abatement; and
  • Instructor Training.

A number of topics are discussed in the courses offered. These topics may include:

  • Basic First Aid;
  • Bloodborne Pathogens;
  • Supervisor Training in Accident Prevention, Substance Abuse, Tailgate Talks (how to give effective safety talks);
  • Mine Rescue Training
  • Explosives Safety;
  • Fire-Fighting;
  • Powered Haulage Safety;
  • Electrical Hazards;
  • Blaster Safety;
  • Rescue (Water Hazards) and Water Safety;
  • Hazardous Materials and Material Handling;
  • Welding, Gas, and Electric;
  • Proper Lifting Techniques;
  • Small Hand Tools/ Hand Safety;
  • Confined Spaces;
  • Forklift Safety;
  • How to Protect Your Customers on the Mine Site; and
  • Miners' Rights.

For more program information contact Ms. Chrystal Dye at (620) 665-4991 or e-mail Dyec@hutchcc.edu.