The Minnesota Mine Safety Association and MSHA are pleased to offer to all mine operators a Spring Thaw seminar. The event will be held on March 14th 2017 at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in the Kelly Inn in St. Cloud MN. The event will provide you with valuable information currently being practiced by other successful mine operators and can help you succeed in providing your employees with a safe work environment in 2017.

The past few years the Spring Thaw has been a huge success and this year with your participation we would like to build upon that success. We are providing an agenda that is informative and one that will provide you with information that will increase safety on your site.

We would like to stress that this seminar is FREE of charge and the networking and information sharing available will be invaluable to you and your company. This seminar is intended for mine operators of all sizes, from single man operations to multiple mine corporations. Time will allow you to leave for lunch as it is not provided.

We hope to see you on March, 14 at 8:00 AM

River’s Edge Convention Center, 10 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301

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8:00 to 8:15 Assemble and sign in

8:15 to 9:15         Tim Kuball & Richard Taylor, Martin Marietta

Internal Safety Audits

9:30 to 10:30      Mike Martin, Safety Director Strata Corporation

Managing Multiple Operations & Implementing Safety throughout various Mine ID’s/Plants

10:45 to 11:30    Karla McKenzie, Safety Director Arcelormittal Minorca Mine

Practical Drift Deviation From the Normal


12:30 to 1:30      Marnee Mart, Northland College Instructor

Part 46 Training Presentation

1:45 to 2:45        Doug Caskey, Safety Director Cold spring Granite Company

The Effects of Noise on Our Hearing/Exposure Monitoring

Benefits Include:

Networking with other operators and contractors

Ideas to improve your Health, Safety and Loss Control

MSHA will be on hand to answer enforcement questions