Your Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Training Consultants

Our MSHA safety training is about getting hands-on, at your location of choice, and at a date/time most convenient for you. We believe that a customized training experience for your company increases real learning for the participants and ultimately will lead to a safer work environment in ways other generic trainings can't.

Having an on-site MSHA expert work with your team, share real-life stories, and answer your questions in real-time is what sets OECS training experience apart. When you partner with OECS, you add predictability to your mining operations.

Our on-site training is designed to change the way your team thinks about safety on the job, which helps your business:

  • Save money down the line by preventing accidents
  • Meet regulations that may differ from location to location
  • Improve operations with a more knowledgeable team

What’s Unique About OECS MSHA Training and Support?

Like the case with all of our safety clients, we customize your training and audits to be site/hazard specific to your location. Years of experience has taught us that the generic approach does not work. Active miners and outside contractors need an instructor that understands your business, customizing the content, and message to your operation. This is where OECS excels.

"I highly recommend using the superb expertise of OECS training. This is a company that sets the bar like none other. I was put in a situation in which I desperately needed to find a trainer for my MSHA meeting the day before training and OECS made a way for this to happen. I heard nothing but great reports from my employees about this training session. We will continue to use OECS for our upcoming training. You couldn’t ask to partner with a better company."

Director of Operations, Krause Brothers Construction

About our MSHA Experts

Is your company in need of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) training or support? The OECS team has the expertise and credentials to provide you with effective MSHA safety services!

Mike Griffitts was an active MSHA Inspector for 10 years. He has worked in surface mines and underground mines. This includes inspections, accident investigations, and enforcement actions where needed. Mike’s experience includes working as a surface coal miner as well. His duties in the mines included drilling and blasting material, as well as operating all the related equipment.

Tim Peterson has been an MSHA Trainer for Part 46 for over 20 years. This includes conducting hundreds of annual trainings, site inspections, and testing for air quality/noise levels. Tim is a 25 years+ safety expert with a CHST certification.

MSHA Safety Services We Offer Include:

MSHA Training

MSHA Part 46

  • New Miner Training:
    24 Hours
  • Annual refresher training:
    8 Hours

MSHA Part 48.5

  • Underground new miner training:
    40 Hours
  • Underground experienced miner training:
    8 Hours
  • Underground annual refresher:
    8 Hours

MSHA Part 48.25

  • Surface new miner training:
    24 Hours
  • Surface experienced miner training:
    8 Hours
  • Surface annual refresher:
    8 Hours

Site Inspections

We will inspect your location through the eyes of a past MSHA Inspector. This experience includes:

  • Identify hazards including machine guarding, lockout/tagout, highwall, traffic patterns, berms, roadways, signage, and more.
  • Complete written report with pictures, prioritizing hazards by severity
  • Recommended corrective actions for your team to immediately improve safety
  • 24 / 7 / 365 phone support

Contact OECS to learn more about MSHA services!