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 2018 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
2/8/2017 Northeast Geneva, NY Buffalo, NY Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Road, Buffalo, NY 14225 (518)-577-9902 Marino Franchini
2/12/2018 Northeast Hebron, OH Columbus, OH 2886 Airport Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43219 dawnh@oaima.org Dawn Hoover
2/12/2018 Northeast Albany, NY Albany, NY Desmond Hotel 660 Albany-Shaker Road Albany, NY 12211 (518)-577-9902 Marino Franchini
2/18/2018 Northeast Geneva, NY Ithaca, NY Homewood Suites 36 Cinema Drive Ithaca, NY 14850 (518)-577-9902 Marino Franchini
2/22/2018 Northeast Wyomissing,PA State College, PA 1 CountryClub Lane, State College, PA 16803 (717) 234-2603 Kallie Kline
2/23/2018 Northeast Albany. NY Norwich, NY Fred’s Inn, 5149 New York Route 12 Norwich, NY 13815 (518)-577-9902 Marino Franchini
2/27/2018 Western CalCima and San Bernardino, CA FO Ontario, CA DoubleTree Hotel Ontario Airport,  222 N Vineyard Ave, Ontario, CA 91764 (916) 661-6821 Charlie Rea (Cal CIMA)
2/28/2018 Northeast Geneva, NY Watertown, NY Hilton Garden Inn, 1290 Arsenal Street Watertown, NY 13601 (503) 588-2430 Marino Franchini
3/6/2018 Rocky Mountain Green River WY OR Field Office Sheridan WY Holiday Inn Convention-Center 1809 Sugarland Dr, Sheridan, WY 82801 (307)-686-0254 ext 1685 Jim Stratton
3/6/2018 Western OCAPA and Albany OR Field Office Redmond, OR Eagle Crest Resort, JAHSA Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. (503) 588-2430 Sandy Hershfelt
3/7/2018 Western OCAPA and Albany OR Field Office Redmond, OR Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond, OR 97756 (503) 588-2430 Sandy Hershfelt
3/13/2018 Western CalCima and Vacaville, CA FO Sacramento, CA Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point W Way, Sacramento, CA 95815 (916) 661-6821 Charlie Rea (Cal CIMA)
3/14/2018 Northeast Manchester, NH Augusta, ME 76 Community Dr. Augusta, Maine 04330 (207) 817-7575 Chip Laite
3/15/2018 Rocky Mountain Topeka, KS Emporia, KS 3301 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801 (620) 474-2816 Jim Barta
3/28/2018 Rocky Mountain Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City, UT Sheraton, 150 W. 500.s  (801) 363-2753 Joey Gilbert
4/11/2018 Rocky Mountain Denver, CO Denver, CO 6th and Kipling DFC, Bldg 25, Denver CO (303) 866-3567 x8151 Bill York-Feim
4/26/2018 South Central Dallas, TX Midlothian, TX Midlothian Conf Center, 1 Community Dr Midlothian TX 76055 (817) 774-6377 Wendall Morrow
5/11/2018 Rocky Mountain Meza, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Chaparral Suites, 5001 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (602) 271-0346 Steve Trussel