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News 2014

News 2014



Mine Safety and Oil & Gas Industry Safety Training Offered

St. Clairsville, OH (August 18, 2014) – The Workforce Development and Community Education Department at Belmont College will be offering several industry safety training courses. These courses will include hands on safety training in Mine Safety as well as SafeLand training for the oil and gas industry. All courses will be held at the Belmont College Main Campus location in St. Clairsville, Ohio.


The following safety courses specific to the mining industry will be offered:

  • Introduction to Mining is a one-week course that will be held from October 20 through October 24 from 6:00-9:55 p.m. This course will provide general orientation to the coal mining industry, including mining technology, methods, machines and chain of command. Miners’ rights and responsibilities will be addressed, as well as descriptions of various local, state and federal agencies.
  • Mine Law and Safety is a one-week course offered October 27 through October 31 with classes meeting from 6:00-9:55 p.m. Any student who wishes to participate in this class must first successfully complete the Introduction to Mining course. Students will receive information about the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1977, Title 30, Code of Federal Regulations.


Another safety course that will be offered is a one-day SafeLand training course for the oil and gas industry. IADC (International Association of Drillers and Contractors) Safeland is the preferred safety training in the oil and gas industry. Classes will be held every third Thursday of the month from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the following dates in 2014: August 21; September 18; October 16; November 20; and December 18. Participants who complete the course will receive a photo ID SafeLand card.


In addition to these publicly scheduled trainings, Belmont College can provide any of these safety courses as customized training for business and industry. Customized, affordable training can be delivered at the College or at the business location.


For more information about the Mine Safety or SafeLand safety training courses, customized training, or to register, please contact the Workforce Development and Community Education Office at 740.699.3869.


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