In this edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you’ll find information on registration for FMSP’s Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition, photos and videos from the 2018 Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference, the November Safety Law Newsletter and more.

Register Today for FMSP’s Annual Training & Competition!

Have you registered your team for the Florida Mine Safety Program’s (FMSP) Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition? The event will be held Feb. 25 – March 1, 2019 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, located just northwest of Tallahassee, Florida. Click here to view hotel accommodations and rates. We will have a variety of training sessions available, including:

  • Rope Rescue Awareness
  • Water Safety & Survival
  • First Aid Refresher, CPR and AED Practice
  • Basic Confined Space Entry

Registration for sponsors, vendors and non-competitors is also open. For more information on event rules and registration, please visit our website or contact FMSP Mining Program Manager Karen Miller at or (850) 201-7689.  Click here to register.

Upcoming Courses: MSHA Annual Refresher Training

The MSHA Annual Refresher Training course will be held Dec. 12-13 in Marianna, Florida. The cost is $55.00. This will be the last MSHA class of 2018.

Click here to register for the course.

Looking Back: Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference

We had an amazing time at the 2018 Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference in Birmingham, Alabama on Oct. 31 – Nov. 2! The conference was filled with compelling speakers, a wide array of vendors, an exciting auction event and an appearance by the Mayberry Deputy. To view our photos from that week, click here.

FPSI’s 10th Annual Instructor Training Seminar Rescheduled

The Florida Public Safety Institute’s (FPSI) 10th Annual Instructor Training Seminar has been rescheduled for Jan. 14-18, 2019. The event, which was pushed back due to Hurricane Michael, was originally scheduled for Oct. 14-19, 2018. For those who already registered and paid for the seminar when it was scheduled for October, a credit will be issued toward the rescheduled event in 2019. This seminar offers more than 60 training sessions in leadership, firearms, defensive tactics, driving, as well as traditional classroom training in various topics to the 200-250 attendees we have each year.

Click here for registration information and rundown of the week’s events.

Safety Law Newsletter – November 2018

The November Safety Law Newsletter discusses OSHA’s revised policy on safety incentive & drug testing programs, OSHA’s most-cited standards list, MSHA’s Fire Suppression System Initiative and more. Click here to read the full newsletter.