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Spring Thaw Training Workshops

Each spring, the mining industry hosts cooperative safety and health training workshops around the nation to:

  • increase awareness and recognition of mining hazards
  • improve hazard correction
  • encourage safe work practices.

At these events, safety professionals from mining and equipment companies, associations, and the 
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) share information on a range of mining hazards. While 
MSHA does not sponsor these events, we encourage miners to take advantage of those offered in your 
area, in-person or virtual.

Mining accidents tend to increase as winter begins to wane and many intermittently- operated mining 
operations resume production, often with new or inexperienced employees who are not as intently 
focused on the hazards of mining as they should be.

These seminars are not MSHA-sponsored.

Spring Thaw Workshop Training
Dates District Field Office Location Place or Virtual Sponsor & Contact Website
March 23, 2023 Denver N/A

Little America Hotel

500 So Main Street

Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

In Person Associated General Contractors of Utah Registration Link -
March 23, 2023 Madisonville N/A Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W. 18th Ave., Emporia, KS, 66801 In Person Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association & Sunflower Safety Council
May 2, 2024 Arizona N/A Embassy Suites Scottsdale,  5001 N. Scottsdale RD.,  Scottsdale, AZ. 85250 In Person MSHA & ASMI MSHA & ASMI Spring Thaw Flyer
May 5, 2023 Scottsdale, AZ N/A




In Person MSHA, Mine Inspector State of Arizona, Arizona Mining Association and Arizona Rocks Product Association

Registration Link:

Flyer Link