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.