The Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP) was honored to receive the 2018 TRAM Training Materials Competition Grand Prize for our mine safety training video at MSHA’s annual Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference in Beaver, WV on Oct. 9. FMSP’s video, “Mine Rescues – Plan Now Well Ahead of Any Incident,” also took home First Place in the competition’s video category. The video explains how mine operators can build a continuing relationship with outside responders including fire departments, law enforcement and paramedics long before a rescue incident requires assistance.

TRAM Training Materials Competition entries from all sources of mining-related training materials compete in three categories: video, printed material, and mixed media. The materials developed and entered in the competition can have long-lasting, positive impact on health and safety training at mining operations. The ultimate goal of improved, innovated training is to reduce and prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses.

Click here to watch a preview of FMSP’s award-winning video. If you’re interested in purchasing the full video for $50, please contact FMSP Mining Program Manager Karen Miller at or (850) 201-7689. You can get a FREE copy at the 2018 Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference on Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Birmingham, AL at our session or at our booth.


Florida Mine Safety Program – “Mine Rescues – Plan Now Well Ahead of Any Incident”


  • Video: Florida Mine Safety Program – “Mine Rescues – Plan Now Well Ahead of Any Incident”
  • Printed Material: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management – Ohio Surface Mine Safety Training Manual
  • Mixed Media: Associated General Contractors of Vermont (AGC/VT) – MSHA Safety Toolbox

We’d like to thank everyone who helped make these awards happen!

“Mine Rescues – Plan Now Well Ahead of Any Incident” Video Credits:

  • Lead Actors: Tiffany A. Wengyn and her plant location team: Lacey Price, Willie West and Rob Seaborn
  • Polk County Fire Rescue – State of Florida
  • Polk County Sheriff’s Office – State of Florida
  • Special thanks to our producer, Gary Mitchell of Thunder Bay Productions, based in Atlanta, GA and our filming location, Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC – Four Corners – Bradley, FL