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 firstname.lastname@example.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||(518)-577-9902||Marino Franchini|
|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||Salt Lake City, UT||Salt Lake City, UT||Little America Hotel, 500 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101||(801) 363-2753||Joey Gilbert|
|3/15/2018||Rocky Mountain||Topeka, KS||Emporia, KS||3301 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801||(620) 474-2816||Jim Barta|