Mine Safety Training and Assistance

MSHA classes are conducted by our MSHA certified trainers at your facility, a location of your choosing, or a centralized location. Class minimum is eight people.  Accommodations at other locations may need to allow for persons outside of your group. Training classes are currently free of charge (excluding material cost). For more information on training, contact drms_safetytraining@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

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

For more information on Mine Safety and Health assistance, contact drms_safetytraining@state.co.us.

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.  Contact thomas.rice@state.co.us for additional information.