October 2020
Volume 72    Issue 10

Regulatory training-needs assessment: Survey highlights industry trends and best practices

Mining Engineering , 2020, Vol. 72, No. 10, pp. 32-32
Guasta, Lori; Miller, Hugh; Reiher, Michelle


The Colorado School of Mines’ (CSM) Energy, Mining and Construction Industry Safety (EMCIS) program has been providing U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)-required training to students, individuals and companies throughout the United States for more than 20 years. This training has been possible through NIOSH support under a U60 cooperative agreement. The program is particularly critical for underserviced populations working on mine sites, including contractors, suppliers, consultants, equipment manufacturers and small mine operators. In this new decade of 2020, the EMCIS program is working to support current and future efforts to increase the quality, availability and delivery of MSHA-required training. Effective regulatory training, strategic partnerships and outreach and research efforts to support this work are important to ensure the competencies of mining professionals. These activities also serve to promote compliance and best practices to ensure a safe and healthy workforce in the mining industry.

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