Welcome to the Florida Mine Safety Program's e-newsletter. In this edition, you'll find information about the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, National Miner's Day and job opportunities.
Mine Safety Spotlight: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Department of Environmental Protection



The Florida Mine Safety Program is proud to partner with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP ) to provide federally mandated MSHA safety and health training throughout the state, as requested by mine operators and mining contractors

The DEP is dedicated to conserving and protecting Florida's natural resources. The DEP also strives to maintain the ecosystem and enforce environmental laws. Over the years, the DEP has been successful in preserving more than two million acres of land, protecting native and endangered species and restoring ecosystems throughout Florida. For more information regarding the DEP, you can contact DEP Environmental Administrator, Orlando Rivera at orlando.rivera@dep.state.fl.us or (850) 245-8522.

Thanking America's Miners

On Dec. 6, 2015, the nation celebrated National Miner's Day and gave thanks to the miners who make tremendous sacrifices everyday. This day is dedicated to the miners from the past and the present who have committed themselves to performing in this unique line of work. Visit www.msha.gov/minersday
and watch  the Mine Safety and Health Administration's video above surrounding the holiday to learn more about it. Also, tell us how you celebrated National Miner's Day. We would love to hear about it!

Job Opportunities

The state of North Carolina has an available opportunity for a Mine Safety and Health Representative. The job description includes conducting inspections of surface and underground mines and consulting with mine education and training leaders to ensure the requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Act of North Carolina are being met. If interested, applications can be submitted at  http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html . For any additional inquiries, contact Beth Benson of the Human Resources  Division  at (919) 733-0346.

If you have a job opening at your organization, send information to floridaminesafetyprogram@gmail.com  and we will post it on our LinkedIn group, newsletter and website.



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. In an effort to do so, FMSP has partnered with 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 work together to reduce the frequency and severity of mining accidents and ensure a safe environment for all. 

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