Karen-MillerKaren M. Miller, CMSP

Ms. Miller is the Mining Program Manager of Florida’s MSHA State Grants Program which provides creative and interactive learning programs to mining operations and contractors by bringing energy, humor, and a wealth of real life examples to every training class.

Ms. Miller is a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and holds MSHA IN and IS trainer qualifications, Notary Public for the Great State of Florida, in addition to ASHI/Medic First Instructor Trainer, and Accredited Claims Adjuster.

Prior to her present position, Ms. Miller spent 15-1/2 years as the Director of Risk Management and Safety with Rita Staffing, Inc. in Lakeland, Florida and 3 years with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as an OPS Safety Trainer and Staff Assistant for Mining and Reclamation.


Joan Haynes, CSP, CMSP, I.E.T.

Joan Haynes, CSP, CMSP, I.E.T., has over 20 years of experience in the field of safety and health in both industrial and 30 CFR Parts 46 and 48 in mining environments.

Joan has been involved with the Florida Mine Safety Program for over 15 years. Joan retired from a Corporate Safety Position in 2012 and is now working with the Florida Mine Safety Program as a Consultant / Adjunct Instructor.

Larry Melton – Consultant & Trainer, Mine Safety Solutions of Florida

Larry is a United States Air Force Veteran who found himself working for a major mining company after 10 years of active duty. He started his mining career as a QC Technician and was quickly promoted to Production and Safety Supervisor. During his nine years with the mining company, he became skilled in mine safety and health, which groomed him for his next position as a Mine Safety & Health Inspector for the U.S. Department of Labor. Larry worked as a MSHA Mine Inspector for more than eight years, protecting the health and safety of Metal/Non-Metal miners. Larry was passionate about his job and well respected among his peers. After moving to Florida in 2017, Larry continues to protect the health and safety of miners as a consultant to mine operators and contractors.

Training Consultants

We have experienced training consultants on staff. The strength of the Florida Mine Safety Program lies in the ability to select training consultants from locations across the State of Florida.

This benefits our clients substantially by providing them with certified training consultants close to their location, reducing both travel and accommodation expenses.