Missouri's Mining Industry Gathered for Annual Safety, Health Conference in Osage Beach
In Mid-January, the 2010 Missouri Mine Safety and Health Conference was held in Osage Beach, Mo., at the Tan-Tar-A Resort. The conference provided a unique opportunity for members of the mining industry to network with their peers and receive information about new mining processes and products.
The conference was hosted by the Missouri Labor Department’s Mine and Cave Safety and Health Program, in conjunction with the Missouri Limestone Producers Association , Southeast Missouri Mine Safety Association , and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The conference also featured exciting and informative speakers who discussed a variety of safety topics relative to the mining industry. More than 270 people attended the event.
The conference also gave the Department the opportunity to answer mine training and inspection-related questions and promote the Mine and Cave Safety and Health Program, which is designed to help miners and the mining community reduce accidents through education, training, hazard elimination and assistance in accordance with Missouri state laws and regulations.
The program also offers no cost on-site training and consultation services that can be tailored to each mining site. Consultation Services are offered on the following topics: safety and loss control, MSHA Training Plan, evacuation plans, ventilation plans, substance abuse, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hazard awareness, hazard elimination, job safety analysis, CFR 30 Parts 46, 48, 56, 57 and 77, accident investigation, revised Missouri statutes, and site inspections.
For more information regarding the Mine and Cave Safety and Health Program, visit www.labor.mo.gov/dls/workplacesafety/minecave/ or call 573-751-3403.