Spring Thaw Training Workshops


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 2020 Workshop Schedule

Dates District Field Office Location Place Contact


Western San Bernardino, CA Ontario, CA Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport Stephanie Pridmore
(916) 554-1000


Western Vacaville, CA Sacramento, CA Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento Stephanie Pridmore
(916) 554-1000
3/19/2020 Western Albany, OR Redmond, OR Eagle Crest Resort Sarah Warfield
(503) 588-2430
3/25/2020 Northeast Portsmouth, NH Augusta, ME Augusta Civic Center Gene Fadrignon
(207) 839-2442
4/1/2020 Western Kent, WA Seattle, WA TBD Bruce Chattin
(206) 878-1622
5/7/2020 Southcentral Dallas, TX Midlothian, TX Midlothian Conference Center (817) 774-6377