Contractors are an integral part of aggregate and cement operations, but MSHA requirements can be confusing, training and paperwork unclear, and questions arise about who is responsible for what – the mine operator or the contractor? As construction season slows and winter approaches, there may be an influx of contractors on mine properties for maintenance or outages. Join NSSGA and PCA on Thursday, December 3 or Friday, December 4 for an educational program, offered by MSHA’s Educational Field and Small Mine Services’ Paul Cook, to break down everything you need to know about contractors on mine properties.
This program is intended for mine operators, mine managers, mine safety personnel, supervisors and for the contractors or potential contractors interested in providing services on mine properties. The intention is to educate both the mine operator and contractor to help with MSHA compliance. Topics include definition of an operator, relevant court cases, MSHA documentation, pre-bid meetings, workplace exams, training responsibility, part 50 reporting, training requirements, responsibilities of mine operators and contractors, time for discussion, and more.
All NSSGA and PCA members and your contractors or potential contractors are welcome to join this program, which will be offered twice so you have two chances to tune in.