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Spring Thaw Training Workshops

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Statistics show that mining accidents tend to increase during April and May when many intermittently operated mining operations begin producing again, often with new employees who are unaware of the hazards of mining.

Each Spring, the metal and nonmetal mining industry hosts cooperative mine safety and health training workshops around the nation to increase awareness of mining hazards and improve mine safety and health. During these educational outreach events, safety professionals from mining companies, associations, and MSHA share information and experiences in dealing with a range of mining dangers.

These seminars are not MSHA-sponsored.

Spring Thaw 2017 Workshop Schedule

Dates District Field Office Location Place Contact Number Contact Name
2/7/2017 Northeast Wyomissing,PA Grantville, PA Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey 406 Station Rd. Grantville, PA 17028 (717) 234-2603 Kallie Kline
2/16/2017 Northeast Warrendale,PA Monroeville, PA Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Monroeville Convention Center 101 Mall Blvd. Monroeville, PA 15146 (717) 234-2603 Kallie Kline
2/28/2017 Western San Bernardino, CA San Bernardino, CA Double Tree Ontario, 222 Vinyard Ave., Ontario, CA 91764 (916) 661-6821 Charley Rea
2/28/2017 Southeast Macon, GA Atlanta, GA Georgia Construction Agg. Assoc. Management Workshop (678) 473-0012 Jeff Wansley
3/1/2017 Northeast Hebron,OH Columbus, OH Embassy Suites, 2886 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH (513) 200-2196 Jennifer Lehman
3/14/2017 Western Vacaville, CA Vacaville, CA Hilton Sacramento Arden West, 2200 Harvard St., Sacramento, CA 95815 (916) 661-6821 Charley Rea
3/15/2017 Northeast Manchester,NH Augusta, ME Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr. Augusta, Maine 04330 (207) 817-7575 Chip Laite
3/22/2017 Western Albany, OR Albany, OR Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cilne Falls Rd., Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 924-8495 Heather L. Smith
3/1-3/2/2017 Southeast Bartow, FL Bartow, FL 14th Annual Mining Safety & Env. Conf. - Polk State College Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center 310 Technology Drive. Bartow, FL 33830 (850) 556-8609 Ben Hart
3/1-3/2/2017 Southeast Lexington, KY Louisville, KY Kentucky Crushed Stone Assoc. Annual Saf. & Education Seminar Louisville - Marriott East 1903 Embassy Square Blvd
Louisville, KY 40601
(859) 585-2408 Tim Lutz
3/22-3/24/17 Southeast Sanford, NC Cherokee, NC NCAA Safety Meeting with MSHA North Carolina + NC Safety and Health Conference - Harrah's Cherokee 777 Casino Dr, Cherokee, NC 28719 (919) 782-7055 Jay Stem
4/2-4/5/2017 Northeast Northeast District - Bi-Ennial Meeting Columbus, OH Hyatt Regency Columbus Greater Columbus Convention Center, 350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 428-7954 Dawn Hoover
4/13/2017 Rocky Mountain Denver, CO Denver, CO Denver Federal Center Kipling St, Denver, CO 80225 (303) 866-3567 Bill York-Feirn
3/16/2017 Rocky Mountain Topeka, KS Emporia, KS APAC 302 Peyton St, Emporia, KS 66801 (620) 474-2816 Jim Barta
4/5/2017 Rocky Mountain Green River, WY Buffalo, WY 63 N Burritt Ave, Buffalo, WY 82834 (307) 686-0254 Rory Keffer
5/5/2017 Rocky Mountain Mesa, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Chararral Suites Scottsdale 5001 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (602) 271-0346 Steve Trussell
5/18/2017 WESTERN Kent, WA Bellevue, WA Master Builders of King and Snohomish Counties Offices, 335 116th Ave., SE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (206) 878-1622 Bruce Chattin