Red Rocks RMEC (OSHA)
The partnership with Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC) at Red Rocks Community College provides access to the US Department of Labor authorized OSHA training institute and education center serving the Rocky Mountain States of Region VIII. The partnership expands the faculty expertise, training resources and cost effectiveness of EMCIS programming to include courses in the OSHA standards for Construction and General Industry. RMEC offers Specialists Certificate programs for safety professionals to include worker hazard awareness and recognition courses for the upstream onshore oil and gas industry.
Please visit the link to see course offerings.
Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute
The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute is a non-profit educational and advocacy group that has been serving the mining industry in the Rocky Mountain Region since 1912. EMCIS and RMCMI share the goals of every miner returning home to their loved ones as well as a well-educated general public. This partnership provides additional resources to both groups in order to provide the best training and education to the region.
The Colorado School of Mines Student Mine Rescue Team
The Colorado School of Mines has three student mine rescue teams, including the world's first all-female mine rescue team. Students train weekly and participate in professional mine rescue contests around the country. To visit the student mine rescue team's website click here: organizations.mines.edu/minerescue
Mine Safety and Health Administration
The following link will take you to the MSHA Mine Rescue Home Page.
The following link will take you to the MSHA Mine Rescue Team Search Tool. (The link contains information for Coal and Metal/Nonmetal Mine Rescue teams by state for both surface and underground teams.)
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH gives funding towards the Western Mining Training Center. To visit NIOSH Mining's website click here: NIOSH Mining
Professional Support and Sponsorship
The following companies have provided and continue to provide support to the EMCIS Program in ways detailed below
MineARC has donated a $70,000 Mine Refuge Chamber to Colorado School of Mines for training and use at the Edgar Mine.
Drager Safety has donated six rebreathers and support equipment including ice molds, valued at $60,000 for use in training at the Edgar Mine.
Freeport McMoRan - Henderson Operations provides continuous professional mentorship and assistance to the EMCIS Program.
DXP has donated eight BG-4 rebreathers plus parts used to repair the existing rebreathers. DXP has provided continuous professional mentorship and assistance to the EMCIS Program, and to the Colorado School of Mines Student Mine Rescue Team.
Jack Kennedy has donated a Mine Refuge Chamber to Colorado School of Mines for EMCIS training and use at the Edgar Mine.
Paratech Inc. has donated heavy lift airbags and struts for use in safety training and emergency response.
Tyco Fire and Security donated 20 Ansul 20# ABC Cartridge Operated Fire Extinguishers at $550 each for a total donation of $11,000.