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Tips for roof control in underground mines

Sep 19, 2014

Tips for roof control in underground mines

“An underground mine is a hole in the earth where Mother Nature never intended for one to be. There are inherent hazards in an underground stone mine — many created by gravity — that miners must be able to recognize ...

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September 2014

Sep 09, 2014

September 2014

Going Underground - Roof Control

Nebraska college receives grant from MSHA

Aug 28, 2014

Nebraska college receives grant from MSHA

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has awarded a $66,623 grant to the Safety Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The money will be used for training of Nebraska miners. In addition to training new miners, the ...

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State grants are down, but not out

Aug 22, 2014

State grants are down, but not out

Despite discussions about ending the state grants program, MSHA announced that it has allocated $8,348,423 in health and safety training grants for 47 states and the Navajo nation in fiscal year 2014. The funds  will be used to provide federally mandated training to ...

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March 2014

Mar 09, 2014

March 2014

Simulator Training

La capacitación en seguridad es un ART

Dec 30, 2013

La capacitación en seguridad es un ART

En su Capacitación Anual de Refuerzo, deje atrás la maratón de videos y haga que sus trabajadores se involucren con actividades divertidas (Click here to read this in English.) A medida que se acerca el 2014 piense en cómo implementar una Capacitación ...

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4 Tips for Keeping Annual Refresher Training Engaging

Dec 30, 2013

4 Tips for Keeping Annual Refresher Training Engaging

(Leer este en Español.) As 2014 approaches, consider how you will implement effective and informative annual refresher training. Part 46 Annual Refresher Training (ART) requires each miner to receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training at least once every ...

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Michigan Aggregates Association hosts refresher training courses throughout state

Nov 04, 2013

Michigan Aggregates Association hosts refresher training courses throughout state

The Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA) and AIS Construction Equipment will jointly host Annual Refresher Training Courses at AIS locations throughout Michigan during January and February. MAA will provide Annual Refresher Training Courses for attendees, while AIS will provide the training facilities ...

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“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe offers $15,000 scholarships to students who sign the 12-part SWEAT pledge

Oct 21, 2013

“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe offers $15,000 scholarships to students who sign the 12-part SWEAT pledge

Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” is giving students the chance to earn money for trade-related studies. Rowe, who has promoted skilled trades through programs like I Make America, Go Build Alabama, Go Build Georgia and his own ...

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Vista Training, PR News, SME offer new resources (Information Library)

Aug 20, 2013

Vista Training, PR News, SME offer new resources (Information Library)

Web-based equipment training programs Vista Training has made available nine new Silver Series heavy equipment operator training programs for mining and construction operations. Each web-based program is 1-2 hours long and can be accessed anywhere with a high-speed Internet connection. Trainees ...

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New kids in the quarry

Mar 07, 2013

New kids in the quarry

It's hard to believe, with the current lack of demand for aggregates, that the day will come when there will be a shortage of knowledgeable and experienced aggregate industry employees. But that was a real concern when I first started ...

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NSSGA Advanced Sales Course for the aggregates industry

Mar 06, 2013

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Advanced Sales Course, being held April 15-17 at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, offers specialized training for sales and customer service people in the aggregates industry. The three-day program is designed for those with ...

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