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Spring Thaw Training Workshops

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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
February 8, 2022 Duluth N/A N/A Virtual Minnesota Mine Safety Association https://www.minnesotaminesafety.org/2022-start-up-seminar/ Registration Link - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4S-gkeJ3Sf-Ky1K8nI4Uag
March 16, 2022 Vacaville N/A DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento, 2001 Point W Way Sacramento,CA United States 95815 In Person California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA), Abi Hague, Events and Membership Services Coordinator,P 916-554-1000 ext. 105 Spring Thaw California (calcima.org)
March 31, 2022 Vacaville N/A Knife River Training Facility, 35973 Kennel Road SE, Albany, OR 97321 In Person POC is Tayleranne Gillespie, Communications & Public Relations Coordinator Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association 737 13th St. SE, Salem, Oregon 97301 P 503-588-2430 | F 503-588-2577 Registration Link - 
https://www.ocapa.net/spring-thaw
April 12, 2022 Vacaville N/A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, 222 N Vineyard Ave, Ontario, CA 91764 In Person POC is Abi Hague, Events and Membership Services Coordinator, 455 Capitol Mall, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95814; email: Ahague@calcima.org, phone 916-554-1000 ext. 105 Spring Thaw Ontario (calcima.org)