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2016 Coal Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Rules Training

Event Date: 
March 21, 2016 to March 24, 2016

The 2016 Coal Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Rules Training will be held March 21 – 24, 2016 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy, Beaver, West Virginia.  Team representatives, state agencies and MSHA are being given an opportunity to receive interpretations directly from the Chief Judges and Assistant Chief Judges.

MSHA will also audio conference the Rules Training to a number of outlying locations.  Contact information for these locations will be posted on the Mine Rescue Website.  MSHA is offering the training via WebEX as well for those not able to attend the training in person.  The WebEx information is as follows:

Join WebEx meeting

Meeting number:

649 809 851

Meeting password:

M!ne2015

Join by phone

Call-in toll-free number (Verizon): 1-877-461-5163  (US)

Call-in number (Verizon): 1-203-480-7728  (US)

Attendee access code: 195 047 8

The sessions will be presented from the Academy Auditorium on Eastern Standard Time. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 9:00 a.m. Bench Rules for BG-4
Bench Rules for BIOPAK 240-4
Bain/Beauchamp/Leverknight
  At the end of the Bench Session Preshift Rules
Newsome/Stepp/Williams
  At the end of the Preshift Rules Session First Aid Rules
Mullins/Smith/Sturgill
  Break for Lunch  
  At the end of the First Aid Rules Session Skills
King/Wright
  At the end of the Skills Session (This session will not be audio/WebEx conferenced) Preshift Problem Designers’ Meeting
Newsome/Stepp
  At the end of the Skills Session (This session will not be audio/WebEx conferenced) First Aid Problem Designers’ Meeting
Mullins/Sturgill
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:00 a.m. Mine Rescue Rules
Biggerstaff/Burns/Trent
  At the end of the Mine Rescue Session on this day (This session will not be audio/WebEx conferenced) Mine Rescue Problem Designers’
Burns/Trent

 

You may contact Kimberly Spencer, spencer.kimberly@dol.gov or Natasha Cordle, cordle.natasha@dol.gov, or 304-256-3252 to inquire about availability of housing at the National Mine Academy.  Attached is a listing of motels in the area surrounding the Academy.

Attendees for the Rules Training are asked to submit any questions they may have to Timothy Watkins.  We will then forward the question to the Chief Judges so these concerns may be addressed during the respective session.

The 2016 Coal Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition Rules will be posted on MSHA’s Mine Rescue home page (www.MSHA.gov) as soon as possible, and will remain there until after the 2016 Competition Season.

Attendees should bring a copy of the Rules to the training.  No copies are being made for handout.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Angela Cook at 304-253-5258 or Celena May at 606-432-0944.

MOTELS IN THE BECKLEY AREA
       
Americas Best Value Inn (Exit 44) Microtel ** (Exit 124)    
1939 Harper Road 1001 South Eisenhower Drive    
Beckley, WV  25801 Beckley, WV  25801    
(304) 252-0671 or (888) 315-2378 (304) 255-2200    
       
Econo Lodge (Exit 44) Quality Inn  (Exit 44)    
1909 Harper Road 1924 Harper Road    
Beckley, WV  25801 Beckley, WV  25801    
(304) 255-2161 or (866) 611-6770 (304) 255-1511 or (866) 611-6769    
       
Country Inns & Suites (Exit 44) Howard Johnson Express  (Exit 44)    
2120 Harper Road 1907 Harper Road    
Beckley, WV  25801 Beckley, WV  25801    
(304) 252-5100 or (800) 830-5222 (304) 255-5900    
       
Courtyard by Marriott (Exit 44) Sleep Inn ** (Exit 125 or 125B)    
124 Hylton Lane 1124 Airport Road    
Beckley, WV  25801 Beaver, WV  25813    
(304) 252-9800 (304) 255-4222 or (886) 611-6773    
       
Comfort Inn (Exit 44) Super 8 (Exit 44)    
300 Harper Park Drive 2014 Harper Road    
Beckley, WV  25801 Beckley, WV  25801    
(304) 255-5291 or (866) 611-6301 (304) 253-0802 or (800) 848-8888    
       
Hampton Inn (Exit 44) Microtel (Exit 44)    
110 Harper Park Drive 2130 Harper Road    
Beckley, WV  25801 Beckley, WV  25801    
(304) 252-2121 (304) 256-2000    
       
Baymount Inn and Suites (Exit 44)      
134 Harper Park Dr      
Beckley, WV  25801      
(304) 255-9091        
       
  ** Sleep Inn is ¼ mile from the Academy.     
       
  ** Microtel is 1 ½ mile from the Academy.    
       
       
Exit 44 is off I-77 Exit 124, 125 and 125B are off I-64