NWC News Desk

Safety trainings held Feb. 4-8 in Cody

Posted January 24, 2008

P O W E L L, W y o. - MSHA (Mining Safety and Health Administration) safety certification and recertification trainings will be offered Monday through Friday, Feb. 4-8, at the Northwest College Cody Center for Training and Development located in the Park County Complex, 1501 Stampede Avenue.

Workers needing initial safety certification can earn their certificates by completing MSHA's Part 46 and Part 48 New Miner Training offered from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 4-6. This three-day course covers all topics necessary to acquire first-time certification, including electrical hazards, transportation, communication, accident prevention, noise hazards, Part 62, first aid, respirators, dust hazards, fire safety, Hazcom, ground control and reviews supervisor responsibility. Cost is $140 per person. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 30.

On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Part 46 annual refresher will cover mandatory health and safety issues, prevention of accidents, dust and noise, escape, evacuation, fire safety, welding, Hazcom, ground control, slings, respirators, transportation-communication, drugs and alcohol, electrical and first aid.

The Part 48 annual refresher, on Friday, Feb. 8, includes an update on ground control, transportation, communication, electrical hazards, accident prevention, Hazcom, blasting and explosives, noise hazards, dust hazards, respirators, mandatory health and safety, and first aid.

Cost for the Part 46 or Part 48 refresher course is $60 per person. Registration deadline for either refresher course is Monday, Feb. 4.

Rohy Keffer from the Wyoming MSHA State Grant Program will provide training for both classes.

The twice-yearly trainings are offered through the Northwest College Center for Training and Development (CTD).

To register or for more information, e-mail Nancy Hyde or call (307) 587-3506.