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.

SPRING 2017 - Coming Soon

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 81
  • .8 CEUs
  • Fri., Dec. 9
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location:EI 114
  • Instructor: 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 81
  • 2.4 CEUs
  • Tue. thru Thur., Dec. 6 to 8
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: EI 114
  • Instructor: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $260

SPRING 2016 - Coming Soon

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 OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Worker class within the last year.

10-Hour OSHA Construction

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

30-Hour OSHA Construction

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

40-Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Worker

All hazardous waste site workers must have a minimum of 40 hours of training (OSHA 1910.120). This class is for people who work at hazardous waste cleanup sites. We will cover worker protection procedures, health effects of hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, air monitoring, waste site control, containment, emergencies, and equipment decontamination procedures. You will be fitted for an air purifying respirator (APR), receive practical self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) experience, and work in OSHA levels A, B, and C protective equipment. You will set up a site safety plan for a mock hazardous waste site. If you have your own APR or SCBA, bring them to class.