In contractual agreement with the Mine Safety and Health Administration(MSHA) and the United States Department of Labor, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska Safety Center provides training, consultation, and safety services to over 200 mines and in Nebraska. Contractors and customers of these mines are also served. Classes offered include:
Mining in Nebraska
Nebraska has over 200 mines. Nebraska mines are sand and gravel, uranium, surface and underground limestone, clay and cement. The uranium mine is located in the northwest part of the state and the limestone, cement and clay are located in eastern Nebraska. Sand and gravel operations include dry and wet processes. All miners are required to have initial and annual training.
Contractor personnel are required to have training if they are engaged in mining operations, including developing, drilling, blasting, extracting, milling, crushing, screening or sizing materials, or hauling materials within the mine. Others needing training are maintenance personnel, service workers, or construction workers, working on mine equipment for frequent or extended periods.
For more information contact > MSHA Program - (308) 865-8258
For questions about Part 48 UNDERGROUND training - Ken Dobrinski at Kansas State Grants Program (620) 665-4991
For more information on the MSHA Programs please contact:
Allison Weston or Mark Dunn at (308) 865-8258