Safety: MSHA and OSHA

Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA)

Casper College offers the 8-Hour MSHA Refresher and the 24-Hour MSHA New-Miner Training class every month. Call 268-2085 for further information.

The training activities of the following hazardous materials classes are potentially stressful. Participants are required to wear a fully encapsulated suit, a self-contained breathing apparatus, and a full-face mask. The gear may weigh up to 45 pounds. Participants must perform hands-on activities with special emphasis on conditions involving pulmonary, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal systems. Casper College offers the 8-Hour MSHA Refresher and the 24-Hour MSHA New-Miner Training class every month. Call 268-2085 for further information.

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

The training activities of the following hazardous materials class are potentially stressful. These activities require the participant to wear a fully encapsulated suit, a self-contained breathing apparatus, and a full-face mask. The weight of the full gear may be up to 45 pounds. Participants must be able to perform hands-on activities with special emphasis on conditions involving pulmonary, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal systems.

Schedule

We just launched a new website and will be posting course details here soon. In the meantime, you can find out more in the Spring 2016 Continuing Education Course Catalog.

SPRING 2016

8-Hour MSHA Annual Refresher

All miners must have a minimum of eight hours of annual refresher training (MSHA 30 CFR 48.28). Topics include mandatory health and safety standards; transportation controls and communication systems; escape and emergency evacuation plans; fire warning and firefighting; ground control; working in areas of high walls, water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; illumination and night work; first aid; electrical hazards; accident prevention; health; explosives; and self-rescue and respiratory devices. You must take the annual refresher during or before your expiration month.

 Course # CEU 3001 70

  • .8 CEUs
  • Fri., Mar. 11
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: GW 115
  • Instructors: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $130

 Course # CEU 3001 80

  • .8 CEUs
  • Fri., Apr. 8
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: GW 115
  • Instructors: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $130

 Course # CEU 3001 81

  • .8 CEUs
  • Fri., May 6
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: GW 115
  • Instructors: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $130

 

24-Hour MSHA New Miner

All new surface miners must have 24 hours of training (MSHA 30 CFR 48.25/46.5). Topics covered include statutory rights of miners and their representatives; authority and responsibility of supervisors; self-rescue and respiratory devices; transportation controls and communication systems; introduction to work environment; escape and emergency evacuation plans; fire warning and firefighting; ground control; working in areas of high walls, water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; illumination and night work; health; electrical hazards; first aid; explosives; and health and safety of tasks assigned to new miners.

Course # CEU 3000 70

  • 2.4 CEUs
  • Tue. thru Thur., Mar. 8 to 10
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: GW 115
  • Instructors: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $260

Course # CEU 3000 80

  • 2.4 CEUs
  • Tue. thru Thur., Apr. 5 to 7
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: GW 115
  • Instructors: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $260

Course # CEU 3000 81

  • 2.4 CEUs
  • Tue. thru Thur., May 3 to 5
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: GW 115
  • Instructors: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $260

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY and HEALTH ACT (OSHA)
8-Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Annual Refresher

All hazardous waste workers must have eight hours of training annually to maintain their 40-hour safety training card (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120). Topics covered include regulatory overview, toxicology, SDS, decontamination, packaging and labeling, chemical reactivity, general safety, site monitoring, HAZMAT situations, and physical and chemical terminology. Participants must verify that they have taken the 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker class within the last year.

Course # CEU 0908 80

  • .8 CEUs
  • Fri., Apr. 8
  • 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Location: EI 106 and 107
  • Instructor: Stewart Anderson
  • Cost: $120

10-Hour OSHA Construction

This class provides information to entry-level workers to help reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA training helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights and how to recognize, avoid, abate, and prevent safety and health hazards in the workplace.

Course # CEU 0914 80

  • 1.0 CEUs
  • Sat. and Sun., Apr. 2 and 3
  • 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Location: GW 115
  • Instructor: Payton Zierolf
  • Cost: $275

30-Hour OSHA Construction

This class provides information to workers with some safety responsibility to help reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA training helps ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights and how to recognize, avoid, abate, and prevent safety and health hazards in the workplace.

Course # CEU 0904 80

  • 3.0 CEUs
  • Thur. thru Sat., Apr. 21 to 23, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sun., Apr. 24, 8–11 a.m.
  • Location: GW 115
  • Instructor: Payton Zierolf
  • Cost: $475