Mine Safety Training and Assistance


MSHA Certified Training

Mine safety and health training classes are conducted by our MSHA certified trainers usually at your facility or a location of your choosing. As much as possible, it is important that training is focused upon the site-specific hazards a worker will face. To schedule a class, we require a minimum of six people. Once scheduled, we ask the host of the class if they are willing to accommodate others who need the training. The vast majority are willing to include others, which maximizes our trainer's time. Training classes are currently free of charge, however, you may be asked to cover the cost of class materials. You may contact Kim Harvill, Program Assistant, for more information at 303-866-3567 Ext. 8123 or kim.harvill@state.co.us.

Types of Classes which comply with MSHA 30 CFR requirements:

  • MSHA 30 CFR, Part 46 and Part 48 New Miner and Annual Refresher
  • MSHA 30 CFR, Part 49 Mine Emergency and Mine Rescue Training
  • MSHA-approved MERDs (Mine Emergency Response Drills)
  • MSHA Instructor (Train-the-Trainer) Training
  • Fire Extinguisher &, Fire Behavior Training (usually on-site)
  • Mine Safety and Health On-site Audits
  • Mine Safety and Health Training Plan Development
  • Mine Safety and Health Program Development
  • Operators Guide to MSHA Activities &, Programs
  • Conveyor Maintenance and Safety
  • MSHA Initiatives and Special Emphasis Programs
  • Other Special Mine Safety and Health Topics
  • Mine Emergency Risk Readiness Self-Assessment Facilitation

Training Class Attendance Sheet

(to be used by current class attendants)


Mine Safety and Health Assistance

The Mine Safety and Training Program provides assistance to mine operators, contractors, government agencies, trade associations and individuals in the following areas:

  • Safety Auditing (generally on-site)
  • Developing MSHA training plans/mine safety program development
  • MSHA initiatives and special emphasis programs
  • MSHA compliance assistance
  • Mine Emergency program development
  • Please contact our training staff for assistance.

Mine Rescue and Emergency Training

Mine rescue and mine emergency training is conducted at your site or at the Edgar Mine Rescue Training Center in Idaho Springs, about 20 minutes west of Denver, through an agreement with the Colorado School of Mines. Types of training for single or multiple teams include:

  • Realistic underground mine rescue exploration in smoke
  • MSHA-approved mine emergency response drills (MERDs)
  • Regional mine rescue contests and skills competitions
  • Incident command
  • First aid and victim rescue
  • Emergency mine ventilation
  • Confined space
  • Fire training
  • Rope rescue

We can add special types of training such as fire behavior and fire fighting at area Fire Academies, mine emergency training emphasizes team safety, effective communication and organization and critical decision making skills under realistic emergency situations.


To schedule training or for more information, please contact one of our Mine Safety Trainers:


Kim Harvill - Program Assistant
1313 Sherman St. Rm 215
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303.866.3567 x 8123


Joe Samek - Inspector/Trainer
1313 Sherman St. Rm 215
Denver, CO 80203
Cell: 303.880.1477