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.
|Dates||District||Field Office||Location||Place or Virtual||Sponsor & Contact||Website|
|January 27||Duluth||N/A||Minnesota||Virtual - Zoom||Minnesota Mine Safety Assoc., Amy Sandelin, Program Director, Meeting information on MMSA website||https://www.minnesotaminesafety.org/|
|March 1-5||Warrendale||Hebron||Ohio (all participants welcome, from any state)||Virtual||Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Assoc. (614) 428-7954||OAIMA Safety Week Webinars|
|March 2 (Tentative)||Vacaville||Kent||Washington||Virtual||Washington Aggregates & Concrete Assoc. (WACA), Mary Stewart, Member Svcs Director, (206) 878-1622||Washington Concrete|
|March 18||Vacaville||Vacaville & San Bernardino||California (participants welcome from any organization and anywhere)||Virtual||California Construction & Industrial Assoc. (CALCIMA); Courtney Orozco, (916) 554-1000, Ext. 104||CalCIMA Spring Thaw|
|March 25||Denver||West Jordan||Utah - Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City||In-person. (No virtual connection)||Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Utah firstname.lastname@example.org; (801) 363-2753||https://www.agc-utah.org/|
|April 7||Vacaville||Albany||Oregon||Virtual||Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Assoc. (OCAPA); Tayleranne Gillespie, (503) 588-2430||https://www.ocapa.net/|