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Navigating the World of MSHA

For more than 100 years, mining has been a major economic contributor to Arizona’s development. Today over 65% of US copper is mined in our state.

The safety of miners has become increasingly important over the years and has resulted in an increase in government regulations.

We understand that navigating this maze of regulations is a daunting task and can often require professional assistance. Our goal at ETC is to assist you in maintaining your MSHA regulatory compliance with the following services:

Expert MSHA Instructors – ETC prides itself on having a professional team of highly qualified mining experts with real world experience.

Open Enrollment Training – ETC offers a consistent schedule of open enrollment New Inexperienced Surface Miner classes, as well as annual refreshers, at our Phoenix and Tucson training facilities. We publish the schedule in our quarterly brochure and on our website months in advance.

Custom Training – Your training plan or ours, your place or ours! If our open enrollment schedule, or our location, is not convenient for your group please contact us. Let us know your desired location and timeframe and we will do our best to accommodate!

Site Audits – Mock MSHA Audit, Safety Audit or Documentation/Recordkeeping Audit. Discover and correct problems before MSHA does and before someone gets hurt.

Safety Manual – Are you required to have an OSHA and/or MSHA compliant Safety Plan? Let us help you develop your plan, create your manual and implement your program.

Industrial Hygiene Services – Air sampling / monitoring, respiratory fit testing & training, noise surveys and complete job capability studies for all positions.

Not in Arizona? Our instructors / consultants have worked all over the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America and Africa. Don’t let a little thing like geography stop you from contacting us. If there is a way to get to you, we will go!

What our Clients are Saying…

Dean is a great instructor. I have been in the mining business for 50 years and he is one of the best. Great class. – Land Consultant

Enthusiastic teacher; well presented. – Exploration Manager

Entire class kept my interest. Liked updated materials. – Human Resources personnel

Well presented course with modern examples and videos; well-organized presentation. – Consultant

Learned more in this class about mining safety than I learned in the 24-hour New Miner taught by the State Inspector. – Geologist

Good instructor; easy to follow. MSHA is boring but necessary and he makes it well worth our time. – Office Manager

Jorge is one of the very best instructors I have ever experienced. The course itself was excellent. – Mine Owner

Meet our MSHA Experts

Jorge Flores, CMSP, RSP With over 30 years of experience in safety training, Jorge is an accomplished bilingual trainer whose dedication to excellence in education, and his ability to connect with his audience makes him ETC’s most requested trainer.

Dean Hendzel, RSM holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and brings over 30 years of experience in safety training, mining, construction management, engineering, environmental and geological exploration to ETC.

Ted Northrop, retired USAF MSgt, is an experienced MSHA instructor who, for the past 11 years, has worked with some of the largest mining companies in Arizona as a safety professional with a focus on site-specific task training.

Dave Efnor P.E., CSP is a safety professional with over 35 years’ experience in the construction, management and operations of domestic and international mining, manufacturing, transportation and services industries.

Corey Reed, CMSP

Corey Reed, CMSP