To: Mine Owners, Operators or Contractors

From: Bob Kenrick, Program Manager                    


The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have again renewed the MSHA Training Grant. Under this agreement, the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards will assist you in providing the federally mandated annual refresher training in worker safety and health.  The training has been designed to meet the requirements of 30 CFR Part 46 training.  To comply with requirements of Part 46, please ensure that the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards is listed on your training plan as a training provider. Also, ensure that your plan lists this year’s topics. To facilitate this, we have enclosed this list on the reverse with times for each subject.  It can also be used by you for posting to inform your miners or their representatives (as indicated in the enclosed regulation, 30 CFR 46.3 - Training Plans)

We will provide 7.5 hours of refresher training.  It will not include changes at individual mines; this part of the training is left up to each mine operator.  Certificates will be issued on completion of the training.

As indicated by the enclosed calendar, classes are scheduled in different locations during January and February, 2013.  Please inform any contractors you work with (e.g., electricians, local highway crews, haulers) of these trainings so as many workers as possible can receive the training.

From the attached schedule, please select date(s) and site(s).  Please indicate your first and second choices.  Indicate the number, names and job titles of those who will be attending.  We will advise you if we need to make any changes in scheduling.  Sign up early – space is limited.  We will confirm attendance.  If possible, please carpool, as parking may be limited. 

Please ensure that your name, company name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address are included on the registration form.  Also, please put the MSHA identification number(s) for all different work locations and approximate number of employees at each location on the form.  To notify us of your choice(s), fax, e-mail or send the enclosed registration form no later than December 28, 2012 to:

Maxine Garbo
MSHA Program
MA Department of Labor Standards
167 Lyman Street – Hadley Building
Westborough, MA 01581
Fax: (508) 616-0467

If you have any questions, please call at (508) 616-0461.