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Annual Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference


National Mine Health and Safety Academy
1301 Airport Road
Beaver , WV 25801
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Event Date: 
October 10, 2017 to October 12, 2017


2017 TRAM / National Mine Instructors Seminar

Join us at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, WV October 10 - 12, 2017 for MSHA’s Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Annual Conference!  This year’s theme is “Tune Up Your Training with Modern Technologies!” and features presentations from some of the industry’s most respected safety trainers. This tuition-free conference provides opportunities for health and safety trainers to improve their training skills and infuse their training programs with new ideas and new materials. Participants may select from a variety of workshops to attend. The small group format encourages interaction between the participants and the workshop leaders. Vendor exhibits showcasing innovative health, safety, and training products make TRAM a must for any mining or safety and health training professional looking to stay on the cutting edge of the industry. For more information about TRAM, contact Cheryl McGill at (304) 256-3227, mcgill.cheryl@dol.gov  or Angie Blair at (304) 256-3202, blair.angela@dol.gov

Workshops Presenters

The theme for TRAM 2017 is “Tune Up Your Training with Modern Technology!”  While the workshops cover a wide variety of topics pertinent to both metal/nonmetal and coal mine trainers, we are particularly interested in presentations that place emphasis on training delivery incorporating computer-based instruction, virtual reality, and other modern technologies. Presenter registration and presentation synopsis submission deadline is Friday, August 4, 2017. For more information about being a presenter, contact Angie Blair, at (304) 256-3202 or blair.angela@dol.gov.  


Training Materials Competition

Training in today’s mining industry, more than ever before, is considered a foundational element in our relentless pursuit of improving mine safety. Through the years, the training materials competition has fostered a new level of professionalism in the development of training materials. This competition is open to all sources of mining-related training materials. For more information on the training materials competition or to request a competition packet, contact Terry (Mike) Jude, competition coordinator, at (304) 256-3484 or jude.terry@dol.gov

The deadline for entries is Friday, August 4, 2017.


(This form is to be completed and mailed with your competition submittal.  Do not email)


The exhibit area features training materials developed by MSHA, State Grant recipients, and the mining industry along with exhibits showcasing innovative health and safety products.  For information about being an exhibitor, please contact Angie Blair at (304) 256-3202 or blair.angela@dol.gov.


To help prepare for this seminar, please register as soon as possible. To register, please click on the appropriate button above. Lodging at the Mine Academy for this conference is extremely limited. Click on this link for a list of local motels. The cafeteria hours for meals are: Breakfast from 6:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.; Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You may pay for meals in the cafeteria by cash, credit card, or check/money order.