October 2018
Special "Training & Competition Edition" Newsletter 
In this special edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you'll find registration information on FMSP's Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition.
Registration Now Open!

Registration for teams, vendors, sponsors and non-competitors is now open for the Florida Mine Safety Program's (FMSP) Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition! The event will be held Feb. 25 - March 1, 2019 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, located just northwest of Tallahassee.

The event will include: 
  • Free demonstrations on topics related to mine safety
  • 8-hour training sessions on topics including rope rescue, water safety, first aid and basic confined space entry
  • Competition consisting of a first aid contest and field exercise 
  • Vendor activities 
  • Great food 
  • Banquet and award ceremony
Team Registration

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Vendor Registration

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Sponsor Registration

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Non-Competitor Registration

Click below to register as a non-competitor.

For more information on contest rules and registration, contact Karen Miller, Mining Program Manager, at (850) 201-7689 or millerka@tcc.fl.edu. Stay tuned for more updates, including the event agenda, competition resources and more. 
Watch Our Event Preview Video

Click below to watch our preview video for the Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition.

Come See Us at TRAM!

We'll see you at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, WV today, Oct. 9, through Oct. 11 for MSHA's annual Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference! This year's theme is "Tune Up Your Training: Expand Your Toolbox!" Our workshop, "Mine Rescues: Plan Now Well Ahead of Any Incident," will be held in Room C-108 on Oct. 10 and 11 from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. both days. 

Attendees of our TRAM Conference workshop will receive a FREE FMSP toolbox kit full of goodies! If you'd like to have a toolbox but can't make it to TRAM, please send Karen Miller an email at millerka@tcc.fl.edu.
Stay Safe as Hurricane Michael Approaches

With all eyes on Hurricane Michael as the storm approaches the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region, we are urging all of our neighbors there stay prepared and safe. Below are some tips from the National Weather Service on what you should consider including in your hurricane prep kit. Stay updated on the latest information on Hurricane Michael at: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Job Opportunities

If you have a job opening at your organization, send information to info@flminesafety.com 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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