January 2019
In this edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you'll find information on registration for FMSP's Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition, information on the competition's Non-Competitor registration option, the January Safety Law Newsletter and more.

Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training & Competition Competitors

Nutrien White Springs

We are so excited to announce this year's participants in our Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition from Feb. 25-28 at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana, Fla. Here is the list of emergency response teams registered so far:
  • Mosaic Wingate - FL
  • Mosaic Four Corners - FL
  • Mosaic South Fort Meade
  • Mosaic New Wales - FL
  • Nyrstar TN Mines Grey Team - TN
  • Nyrstar Gordonsville (Middle TN) - TN
  • EP Minerals - TN 
  • Argos - AL
  • Vulcan Materials, Vulcan Gray - TN  
  • Vulcan Materials, Vulcan Black - TN
  • Nutrien White Springs - FL
  • Mosaic South Fort Meade - FL
  • Mosaic Riverview - FL
Thank you to everyone who has registered! FMSP would also like to remind you that it isn't too late to sign up your team! Team registration is open until Feb. 22, the Friday before the competition. If you are still interested in registering, please click below. For more information on event rules and registration, please visit our website or contact FMSP Mining Program Manager Karen Miller at millerka@tcc.fl.edu or (850) 201-7689.

Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training & Competition Top Sponsors
Thank you Nutrien, Drager and Komatsu for your sponsorship of our Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition. Your generous sponsorships have made FMSP's second annual competition a reality!

Sponsor registration is still open! If you are interested in registering as a sponsor, please click here.
Annual Training & Competition Agenda Available Now


The agenda for the our Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition is now available! 

The event will be held Monday through Thursday, Feb. 25 - 28, 2019 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, located just northwest of Tallahassee, Florida. Starting Monday and Tuesday a number of free demonstrations will be available on topics of drones, body-worn cameras dealing with traumatic incidents and more. Various eight-hour training sessions - such as rope rescue awareness, water safety and survival and first aid refresher - will be offered for a small fee. 

The team competition will begin on Tuesday with a Multiple-Choice Exam, followed by a Field Exercise on Wednesday and a First Aid Practical on Thursday. The competition will come to an end on Thursday with a banquet that will include dinner, a team procession and an awards ceremony!

 

To view the full event agenda, click below.


Attend our Annual Training & Competition as a Non-Competitor!

Want to attend our competition, but not compete? The Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition also includes a Non-Competitor registration option for those interested in attending the competition as a spectator. The $150 registration fee includes demonstrations, vendor viewings, viewing of field and practical exercises, the opening ceremonies, the awards banquet and meals. To register as a Non-Competitor, click here.
Juanita Ross-Dilworth Joins the FMSP Team

The Florida Mine Safety Program is excited to welcome Juanita Ross-Dilworth as our new Mining Field Analyst & Training Specialist. She will be assisting with the operation of the Florida Mine Safety Program's training courses and day-to-day operations of Florida's MSHA State Grants Program. Ms. Dilworth is a valuable addition to the team, and we are proud to have her on board!

Safety Law Newsletter - January 2019

The January Safety Law Newsletter discusses hikes in civil penalties imposed by MSHA and OSHA, the removal of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wellness program rules, rising suicides in the workplace, and more. To read the full newsletter, click here.
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 more than 30 years, the program has operated as a federally-funded grant program under 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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