MSHA offers mine rescue rules training

THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration will hold its annual coal mine rescue, first aid, bench and preshift rules training seminar for the upcoming 2010 season in late March.
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Competing in the First Aid competition, Courtesy MSHA.

Donna Schmidt

Scheduled for March 23-25 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, West Virginia, the event will allow representatives of teams as well as state agencies and federal officials an opportunity to receive rule interpretations directly from MSHA’s chief judges and assistance chief judges.

The seminar will begin at 9am local time each day and will include sessions dedicated to mine rescue, bench and preshift/first aid regulations. The agency will audio conference the gathering to Birmingham, Alabama; Grand Junction, Colorado; western Kentucky; and Price, Utah.

MSHA noted that no housing was available this year onsite at the academy. A list of local lodging options is available at its web site.

Due to the meeting size, questions will be limited; the agency encourages pre-submitting questions in writing by March 7 to Norman Page at page.norman@dol.gov.

The rules for the 2010 season are being prepared and will be posted on the MSHA web site soon, remaining there through the competition season. All attendees must bring a copy of the rules to the event as copies will not be available for distribution at the seminar.

For more information or to register, visit the MSHA web site.

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