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Who Are We?
We have an MSHA Grant to provide Mine Safety training and assistance to Michigan mines and mine contractors. We also create innovative training materials. 

Training Offered Under the State Grants Program.
Annual Refresher, New Miner, Newly Hired Experienced Miner, Contractor

Staff Phone Numbers, Addresses & Staff E-Mail

Matt Portfleet - Assistant Program Director
Ph. 906/231-7127 or e-mail

For Training, Dave Carlson - Program Coordinator. 
Ph. 906/487-2453 or e-mail

Send all written correspondence to:

David H. Carlson, Mine Safety
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend
Houghton, MI 49931

About us.

The Michigan Mine Safety & Health Training Program is located within the Geology and Mining Engineering and Sciences Department of the College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations lists safety and health regulations for mines located in the US and enforced by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The Program receives a grant from MSHA to provide training and compliance assistance at Michigan mines. Training materials prepared for use in Michigan are shared with trainers throughout the world by publishing them on Program's internet site ( 

The Program has three Michigan instructors. One is located in Houghton, one in Gaylord, and one in Bay City. Training and compliance assistance materials are prepared by the Program Director with the assistance of instructors and the Program's office assistant.

The Program publishes a newsletter to inform the State's mines of the availability of these services. A training schedule is published in the fall for the following year and mines which use scheduled days for the particular area of the State save money by not having to pay for instructor travel.

Training is scheduled by calling or emailing the Program Coordinator (906/487-2453,, who also contacts companies trained by the Program during the previous year. The Program provides the instructor, training equipment and materials. The companies trained must provide a suitable training location and any refreshments they may desire.

The Program has an Advisory Board consisting of people associated with Michigan's mining industry, who understand what is needed to accomplish the Program goals.

Michigan Technological University's Mine Safety and Health Training Program, along with it's advisors and MSHA are working together to make mining in the State of Michigan a productive and safe enterprise.

Thank you for visiting Michigan's Mine Safety & Health Training Web Site


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