Build strong safety skills this summer! In this edition, you'll find information about the CCC Group, Inc., mine rescue contests, MSHA funding, MSHA Law Class and job opportunities.
Special Contractor Recognition
Founded in 1947, CCC Group, Inc., provides integrated construction, fabrication and specialty engineering services to industrial markets both domestic and international. CCC Group is committed to the health and safety of its employees. 

From the safety training received by each new employee complimented by ongoing relevant training, to the pre-job safety planning for new projects accompanied by the continued safety pre-task safety analyses executed at the change of every task, CCC Group's standard safety practices make working safely a strong element of its culture.

The CCC Group Employee Safety Day is Friday, July 29 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Bartow, Florida. The day recognizes the entire CCC Group team for their commitment to safety. Through embracing the new EHS culture, being proactive in recognizing and mitigating hazards and using equipment and tools with proper inspections, the CCC Group has been at the forefront of safety. The administration staff is commended for an excellent job coordinating and maintaining records as well as the Field EHS Supervisors for coaching, mentoring and monitoring the field and office personnel. 
Mine Rescue Contests

2016 Southeast Region Mine Rescue Contest

The 2016 Southeast Region Mine Rescue Contest was held June 20-24 in Maysville, Kentucky. Teams participated in the contest to test and sharpen their skills in response to mining emergencies. Learn more about the contest on our website or watch the video below.

46th Southern Regional Mine Rescue Classic

The Florida Mine Safety Program attended the 46th Southern Regional Mine Rescue Classic May 2-5 at the SugArena at Acadiana Fairgrounds in New Iberia, Louisiana. Couldn't make it to the event? Check out the video above for pictures.

Mine Rescue History

Mine resc ue contests and simulations are an essential part of the training process, and ensure that teams receive hands-on exposure to a range of potential hazards and mine emergency scenarios.
Throughout history, mine rescue has been a priority, making every possible effort to locate and rescue miners in case of disaster. In the third year of the Bureau of Mines, mine officials, operators and miners held the first mine rescue contests in various states.
 MSHA Awards Funds to Mine Safety Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration awarded 47 states and the Navajo Nation a total of $8,441,000 in funds to support safety and health training courses and other programs to reduce mining accidents, injuries and illnesses. Grant recipients will use the funds to provide miners with federally mandated training with each recipient tailoring its program to the needs of its mines and miners. The awards cover training and retraining of miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines, including miners engaged in shell dredging or employed at surface stone, sand and gravel mining operations.
MSHA Law Class

All mine supervisors and managers must have a thorough understanding of MSHA rules and regulations to ensure safety in the workplace. Failure to know the Act and 30 CFR could result in citations, orders with huge fines or even imprisonment.

Participants will leave the class with a thorough understanding of the law and their rights and responsibilities. They will be provided with the information they need to maintain compliance with the Act and MSHA's regulations through a continuous safety culture. Upon successful completion of this three day workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Verify operational compliance with federal and state standards through the use of pertinent government publications.
  • Reduce accidents and citations caused by non-compliance issues.
  • Promote the general health and safety of the operation.
  • Understand the importance of the safe production process.
The Florida Mine Safety Program offers the class on the following dates:
  • September 20-22, 2016, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Cemex North Plant Training Center, Brooksville, FL
  • October 4-6, 2016, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Florida Public Safety Institute, Classroom Building, Room 220
 Job Opportunities

If you have a job opening at your organization, send information to 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. 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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