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 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.
Visit their website at rmecosha.org.
Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute
The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute is a nonprofit 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.
Visit their website at rmcmi.org.
Mine Safety and Health Administration
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) works to prevent death, illness, and injury from mining and promote safe and healthful workplaces for U.S. miners.
Visit their website at msha.gov.
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides funding for the Western Mining Training Center.
Visit their website at cdc.gov/niosh/mining.
Professional Support and Sponsorship
The following companies have provided and continue to provide support to the EMCIS Program.
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.