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MAA to Host MSHA Contractor’s Workshop on January 28, 2020

In an effort to help train independent contractors about the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) part 46 training regulations, the MAA Safety Committee will host its second MSHA Contractor’s Workshop on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the Michigan CAT Grand Rapids facility (7700 Caterpillar Ct SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548).
During the training, MSHA will focus the presentation around contractor training responsibilities while working on part 46 mine properties.
As a reminder, independent contractors fall in one of the following two training categories which have different requirements:
New Miner Training or Newly Hired Experienced Miner Training Site-Specific Hazard Awareness Training
The production-operator is primarily responsible for providing you this training. It must be given before you start work at each mine site.
This training is required for persons who may come on a mine site but who are not miners.  Examples include: If you would like to attend this free training, please contact Juanita Patson at the MAA office.  Space is limited so please sign up today.