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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Event Location: 
Johnson Municipal Building
293 Lower Main Street 2nd Floor
05656 Johnson , VT
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Presented by VLCT PACIF and Blane Shrewsberry, Training Specialist, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) – Educational Field and Small Mine Services.


This seminar is designed for PACIF member highway supervisors, managers/administrators, or selectboard members who operate or supervise gravel pits or whose related operations fall under MSHA regulations. Topics will include:


·         The various types of operating scenarios and how MSHA regulations and training requirements apply, including:

° Extraction and use of sand pit material with no processing;

° Extraction and screening using a single, non-motorized screen;

° Extraction and use of multiple screens;

° Extraction and use of screened gravel and separated aggregate;

° No extraction, but employees are on-site and do not get out of the truck;

° No extraction, but employees are on-site and get out of the truck to load.


·       Different ways to complete the MSHA annual refresher training (including the use of trainers such as Associated General Contractors of Vermont and the National Safety Council) and use of in-house training.

·         How you can abide by MSHA regulations and not be subject to citations.

·        Specific pit operations guidance on proper signage, berms, on-site office space and bathrooms, appropriate erosion control measures, noise and dust control, and standing water in pits.

·         Learning who is responsible for providing “training” when working in a pit that’s not operated by the municipality.

All attendees are encouraged to bring their questions to our “non-regulatory” MSHA trainer. At the conclusion of this seminar, you will be able to schedule an appointment for a non-regulatory individual consultation with MSHA.


Note: This training does not meet the MSHA’s annual refresher training requirements.

Blane Shrewsberry, Training Specialist