Metal/Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest Begins

Held in Reno and sponsored by MSHA, the national contest features 38 teams from 16 states. Awards will be presented Thursday.

The 2010 Metal/Nonmetal National Mine Rescue Contest began Tuesday at theReno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., giving 38 teams from 16 states the chance to showcase their speed and skill in simulated mine emergencies such as a fire or roof collapse. Well-trained rescue teams are required by MSHA regulations, but the competitions are for bragging rights and to showcase excellence to the industry.

The event takes place through tomorrow and is sponsored by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Eight of the participating teams are from Nevada.

"Mine rescue teams are essential to the safety and health of our nation's miners," said Joe Main, assistant secretary of labor for MSHA. "They spend countless hours preparing for an emergency they hope never happens and they hold themselves to the highest standards, even in competition."

The contest includes a field competition and a first aid contest in which emergency medical technicians must check equipment to ensure it works properly, including multi-gas monitors, self-contained breathing apparatus, and portable communication systems.

Visit this page for a list of the competitors and this page for photographs and the announcement of contest winners.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January / February 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue