Safety Center to hold Mine Safety and Health Conference

The Nebraska Safety Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is currently taking registrations for the Mine Safety and Health Conference 2003, scheduled for January 8 at the Kearney Holiday Inn beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding by approximately 4 p.m.

The conference will include various sessions about training, regulations and other issues within mine safety. Interested participants can pre-register by January 2, 2003 for . Late registration fee is . Breaks and lunches are included in fees. To register, please send the name of attendees, company represented and registration fee to:

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nebraska Safety Center – West Center
Kearney, NE 68849-4550

In addition, a block of rooms have been set aside at the Holiday Inn for the night of January 7. The rate for the room is $62 and can be reserved by calling (308) 237-5971. Be sure to tell them you are attending the Mine Safety Conference to ensure the discounted rate on the room.

Presenters and Schedule of Events:

8:30 – 9 a.m.

9 – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome – Darrel Jensen, Associate Professor, Nebraska Safety Center

9:10 – 10:30 a.m.
MSHA Haz/Com Regulations – Adele L. Abrams, Esq., Law practice focused on MSHA

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 – noon
NIOSH Sand & Gravel Initiative – Thomas Camm, NIOSH, Sand & Gravel Initiative

Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch (Buffett) – Speaker

1 – 2 p.m.
MSHA Metal/ Non-Metal – Robert Friend, Metal/Non-Metal Administrator, MSHA

2 – 2:45 p.m.
Training for Today’s Miners – W. Ben Hart, Florida Mine Safety Training Program

2:45 – 3 p.m.

3 – 3:50 p.m.
Compliance with NE DEQ – Tom Franklin, Nebraska Dept. of Environmental Quality

3:50 – 4 p.m.

** please be advised that this conference DOES NOT satisfy the MSHA requirements for Annual Refresher Training or New Miner