Putting out the training call

PENNSYLVANIA State University has unveiled a free program for mine emergency prevention training to help shore up the skills of their workforce.
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Donna Schmidt

The Mine Emergency Prevention Training program uses underground safety videos and virtual reality training to address topics such as ventilation control, fire and explosion prevention, rock dusting, housekeeping, roof and rib control and machinery maintenance.

The program has been designed to help workers recognize and correct hazards that could potentially contribute to underground coal emergencies.

There is no charge for the four-hour training session, but the PSMTR requires pre-registration so instructors can travel to complete the project on-site at mining operations.

Interested mines can contact Megan Van Orden at Penn State at 814-865-7472 or email minertraining@eme.psu.edu.

The Mine Emergency Prevention Training program has been made possible in part by the support of a US Mine Safety and Health Administration Brookwood-Sago safety training grant.

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