Stay tuned for our 2024 dates!

2023 Speakers:

  • Welcome - Rich Angstrom, OCAPA

  • Recent Fatalities/Safety Talk - Matt Johnson, MHSA Field Office Supervisor

  • A Case of Leadership - Don Rowland, Pape' Group Inc
    • "At a time when serious mining accidents have steadily increased across our nation’s mines we must develop and communicate a proactive approach to prevent them from occurring and to get our miners home safely to their families."

  •  Dust and Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Generation, Control, and Why RCS is a Health Hazard - Dr. Art Miller, NIOSH
    • "Dr. Miller is an independent contractor and research engineer specializing in identifying and solving problems related to airborne hazards. His experience includes developing new approaches for measuring dust and RCS and methods for reducing dust generation in mining processes."

  • Understanding RCS Exposures and NIOSH Efforts to Reduce Mining RCS Exposures and Health RisksKendra Broadwater, NIOSH
    • "Kendra Broadwater is a research industrial hygienist with experience in measuring exposures and assessing exposure controls for aerosols, noise, and other workplace hazards."

  • Measuring RCS for Better Exposure Control: Development of Field-Based TechnologiesDavid Parks, NIOSH
    • "David Parks is an engineer for NIOSH managing a five-year project to develop a real-time respirable crystalline silica monitor."

  • Topic Pending - Angela Campbell, Riverbend Materials

  • Training Center Overview, Workforce Development Efforts, and Training Center TourGarrett Frey, Knife River