Simformotion LLC Announces 2018-2019 Scholarship Opportunity

To support careers in heavy equipment operation, construction management, mining engineering, forestry and more, Simformotion LLC announces an academic collegiate scholarship opportunity for the 2018-2019 school year. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited heavy-equipment-related program at an institution that utilizes Cat Simulators as part of their training program.…

MNM Serious Accident Alert

Surface – Sand and Gravel  On April 14, 2017, an excavator operator was trapped in the cab for several minutes after material from a bank fell engulfing the excavator. The miner suffered injuries to his arm. Best Practices • Train all persons to recognize adverse conditions and environmental factors that can decrease highwall stability and…

Alternative Case Resolution Workshop

The Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) Alternative Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) is a program in which ACRI-trained, non-attorney MSHA specialists resolve or try selected enforcement disputes with mine operators arising from citations under the Mine Act. ACRI generally applies to cases in which the aggregate penalty does not exceed $2500, and where no disabling or…

Surface Mine Rescue Competition Participants & Winners

Miners, emergency responders and safety workers convened at the Florida Public Safety Institute, in Havana, Fla., on Feb. 26 through March 1 to participate in the Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition hosted by the Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP). Thank you to all of our competition participants and congratulations to the winners!…