Leon Jones, Jr., Director
Susan Weaver, Education & Instruction Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Labor
10421 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
The primary emphasis of the Arkansas Mine Safety and Health program is to provide training opportunities for surface mine operators and contractors that support accident prevention and hazard recognition to keep mining facilities in compliance with Federal MSHA, NEC, and ANSI regulations. Courses offered by the Arkansas MSHA Program include:
- 30 CFR parts 46 and 48, New Surface Miner Training (16 hours);
- 30 CFR parts 46 and 48, Annual Refresher (8 hours);
- Cooperative Instructor Training (in coordination with MSHA EFS) (24 hours);
- Basic First Aid (4 hours);
- CPR (3 hours);
- Blasting Safety (40 hours);
- Blasting refresher (16 hours every 3 years);
Regional seminars on specific current health and safety hazards are conducted across the state as needed. The program coordinates an annual state MSHA conference to provide a forum for the mining community to focus on current mine safety and health topics, activities and initiatives for mine managers, mine safety professionals, and miners. In coordination with MSHA EFS and mining industry, regular meetings of the Holmes Safety Association Councils are conducted.
For more program information contact Susan Weaver at (501) 682-4520 or by e-mail at Susan.G.Weaver@arkansas.gov.