Heat up your safety skills this summer! In this edition, you'll find information about our new website, the 46th Southern Regional Mine Rescue Classic, the Safety Law Newsletter, safety in wet mining and job opportunities.

Our new website is live! Keep up with the latest Florida Mine Safety Program events, courses and job opportunities. The website also contains media and training resources to keep miners safe in the workplace.
46th Southern Regional Mine Rescue Classic


MSHA Assistant Secretary Joe Main and Deputy Assistant Secretary Laura McClintock, along with the Florida Mine Safety Program, attended the 46th Southern Regional Mine Rescue Classic. The contest was held May 2-5 at the SugArena at Acadiana Fairgrounds in New Iberia, Louisiana. The mine rescue contest allows participants to actively train and test their skills, preparing them for real world emergencies. 

What contest is the Florida Mine Safety Program heading to next?! You can find Karen Miller and the team at the Annual Southeast Region Mine Rescue Competition in Maysville, Kentucky, June 20-24, 2016. For more information on the event, visit our  website .

Safety Law Newsletter

Interested in the legal side of the mining industry? The Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C. shares legal mining news in its Safety Law Newsletter. Read the May issue for information on the criminal prosecution of CEOs, plant railroad jurisdiction, OSHA rules and more.

Safety in Wet Mining


The geology and topography of Florida creates site-specific potential hazards. Underground water and sinkholes create seen as well as unseen hazards in the wet mining areas of our state. Calcium carbonate limestone is prevalent in Florida. When fluctuating underground water with carbonic acid dissolves that limestone, a collection of underground caves, channels and rough topography is formed. Check out the video above for a variety of safe work practices to help you work safely in the wet mining areas of Florida.

 Job Opportunities

If you have a job opening at your organization, send information to info@flminesafety.com and we will post it on our LinkedIn group, newsletter and website.
WHO WE ARE
The Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP) aims to educate those who partake in mining operations by assisting mining companies and mining contractors with their health and safety training. For the past 31 years, the program has operated as a federally-funded grant program under the the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) whose mission is to prevent death, disease and injuries in the mining industry. This is done through a variety of training courses, conferences and informational seminars offered by FMSP. These courses highlight proper emergency evacuation plans, health and safety standards and more. FMSP diligently works to ensure that miners working in both Florida metal and nonmetal operations are aware of the health and safety standards and are effectively trained to take precautionary measures. Through a collaborative effort, FMSP and MSHA Educational Field and Small Mine Services (EFSMS) work together to reduce the frequency and severity of mining accidents and ensure a safe environment for all.

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