United States
Department of Labor

Search form

Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Annual Conference


National Mine Health and Safety Academy

Beaver, WV 25801
See map: Google Maps
Event Date: 
October 09, 2018 to October 11, 2018

Join us at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, WV October 9 - 11 for MSHA’s annual Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference! This year’s theme is “Tune Up Your Training: Expand Your Toolbox!” 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 materials. Participants may select from a variety of workshops. The small group format encourages interaction between participants and 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.

*** New Information***
TRAM Schedule
TRAM Workshop Schedule

Workshop Presenters

The workshops cover a wide variety of topics pertinent to mine safety trainers. This year’s workshops will be organized by the following categories:  Training Technology, Training Programs, Safety, Health, and Risk Management / Mitigation.  Presenter registration and presentation synopsis submission deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018.


The exhibit area features some of the latest training materials developed by MSHA, State Grant recipients, and the mining industry. Additional exhibits showcase innovative health and safety products. 

Training Materials Competition

Training in today’s mining industry, more than ever before, is considered a foundational element in our mission to improve 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 competition packets, contact Terry (Mike) Jude, competition coordinator, at (304) 256-3484 or jude.terry@dol.gov.

Training Materials Competition Entry Packet Link
The deadline for entries is Friday, August 3, 2018. (This form is to be completed and mailed with your competition submittal.  Do not email).


To register for TRAM 2018, please click on the button below.


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. and Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You may pay for meals in the cafeteria by cash, credit card, or check/money order.

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