December 2018
Special "End-of-Year Edition" Newsletter
In this special edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you'll find information on sponsorship and student scholarship opportunities for FMSP's Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition, the December Safety Law Newsletter and more.
Happy Holidays from the Florida Mine Safety Program!

The Florida Mine Safety Program wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season! We would also like to remind everyone to keep safety in mind as you celebrate with family and friends. 

Looking back, 2018 has been a very special year for our program. We held our Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition in February, and it was a huge success!  In October, we were honored to receive the 2018 TRAM Training Materials Competition Grand Prize for our mine safety training video at MSHA's annual Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference in Beaver, West Virginia. To watch a preview of our award-winning video, click here. 

We're very excited for the year ahead and our Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition on Feb. 25 - March 1, 2019! We'd like to give a special shout-out to Mosaic, who has already registered two emergency response teams for this event. Click here to register your team today!
Become a Sponsor of FMSP's Annual Training & Competition

Promote your company by becoming a sponsor of FMSP's Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training & Competition. A variety of sponsorships are available, including for the following meals: 

Meet & Greet - Monday Night, February 25
Spirits and Pizza for Teams
Sponsorship: $900 - $1,500

Vendor Night - Tuesday, February 26
Themed Buffet
Sponsorship:  $1,500

Hospitality Night & Team Fellowship - Wednesday, February 27
Spirits, Wings & Things
Sponsorship:  $900 - $1,500

Breakfast Sponsors - Wednesday & Thursday, February 27 & 28
Wednesday:  Build a Biscuit, Breakfast
Thursday:  Hot Breakfast
Sponsorship:  $500 each

Awards Banquet Reception & Dinner - Thursday, February 28
Themed Reception & Dinner
Sponsorship:  $2,500

To register as a sponsor, team, vendor or non-competitor,  please visit our website or contact FMSP Mining Program Manager Karen Miller at or (850) 201-7689. 
Student Scholarship Available
A student scholarship is available for FMSP's Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition on Feb. 25 - March 1, 2019. The scholarship recipient will receive meals and housing at the event in exchange for providing on-site support. For more information on this scholarship opportunity, contact FMSP Mining Program Manager Karen Miller at or (850) 201-7689. 
Safety Law Newsletter - December 2018

The December Safety Law Newsletter discusses a report on OSHA and MSHA by the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of the Inspector General (IG), enforcement data for MSHA's new crystalline silica standard, proper planning for temporary workers' health and safety, and moreClick here to read the full newsletter.
Job Opportunities

If you have a job opening at your organization, send information to and we will post it in 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 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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