Karen-MillerKaren M. Miller, ACA, CMSP

Ms. Miller is the Mining Program Manager of Florida’s MSHA State Grants Program (Florida Mine Safety Program), which provides creative and interactive learning programs and training modules to mining operations and contractors by bringing exciting new ideas to life and real life examples to every training class. She works with miners and contractors as they look into innovative ways to approach safety, health and rescue challenges in the mining industry. Ms. Miller recently introduced Mine Rescue Training Programs and Surface Competitions as part of Florida’s current program developments, providing ERT Teams with an opportunity to demonstrate competency, and identify potential gaps in knowledge and training through a wide range of realistic emergency response scenarios. Ms. Miller is a Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP), and holds MSHA IN and IS trainer qualifications (30 CFR Parts 46 and 48), Notary Public for the Great State of Florida, Accredited Claims Adjuster and ASHI/Medic First Aid Instructor for First Aid, CPR and AED Training.

Lee Paxton

Lee Paxton is a Mining Field Analyst and Training Specialist for the Florida Mine Safety Program.

Paxton has been a certified Mine Safety & Health Administration instructor since July 2004 and a licensed EMT-paramedic with the state of Florida since 1994. Paxton obtained her Mine Safety Professional designation with the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals and is an AHA/ASHI instructor trainer in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and basic life support. Paxton is an approved mine rescue trainer in CPR/AED/first aid emergency medical responder, rescue drills and practicals. She has trained miners at all Mosaic phosphate and chemical facilities, Duke Energy, Coca-Cola, Tropicana and the Southwest Florida Water Management District. She also has held advanced medical classes at several colleges throughout the state of Florida and other mining, environmental and industrial communities in Central Florida.

Paxton is the owner of Central Florida Safety Training, LLC, which was founded in July 1997. She also works PRN as a paramedic at the freestanding 24/7 ER of Lakeland.

Paxton was an emergency 911 dispatcher for the Polk County Board of County Commissioners, as well as an EMT-paramedic for Polk County EMS for more than 19 years.

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.