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 268-3847 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 268-3847 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

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., May 5
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location:EI 107
  • Instructor: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $130
  • Course # CEU 3001 01
  • .8 CEUs
  • Fri., June 9
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: UU 416
  • Instructor: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $130
  • Course # CEU 3001 02
  • .8 CEUs
  • Fri., July 14
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: UU 416
  • Instructor: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $130
  • Course # CEU 3001 03
  • .8 CEUs
  • Fri., Aug. 4
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: UU 416
  • 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., May 2 to 4
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: EI 107
  • Instructor: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $260
  • Course # CEU 3000 01
  • 2.4 CEUs
  • Tue. thru Thur., June 6 to 8
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: UU 416
  • Instructor: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $260
  • Course # CEU 3000 02
  • 2.4 CEUs
  • Tue. thru Thur., July 11 to 13
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: UU 416
  • Instructor: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $260
  • Course # CEU 3000 03
  • 2.4 CEUs
  • Tue. thru Thur., Aug. 1 to 3
  • 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: UU 416
  • Instructor: Wyoming State Grant Program
  • Cost: $260